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IBMs acquisition of Emptoris: So there was a plan after all by Jon Hansen

June 25, 2014

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In my post yesterday regarding Oracle’s acquisition of Micros Systems I wrote the following: The only concern I have is whether or not Oracle will screw things up by seeking to assimilate Micros into its culture, as opposed to capitalizing on its core or indigenous strengths.  In its purchase of Emptoris, IBM recognized that company’s […]

Acquiring Market Share: Why the recent Proactis acquisition of EGS Group may be a cup half-empty transaction by Jon Hansen

January 15, 2014

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“The Proactis acquisition of EGS is set to provide access to the UK public sector. The joint customer list ranges from central government agencies and mid-sized companies in just about every industry sector, a variety of local governments, authorities and charities.” In a post I wrote this past September titled “BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition […]

SciQuest has the secret sauce for contract management success? Not according to Oregon and Colorado! by Jon Hansen

September 25, 2013

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In yet another glaring example of how the industry seems to turn a blind eye to major failures on the part of vendors who fall short in delivering promised results, IACCMs teaming up with SciQuest to offer a webinar titled “Contract Management Success: The Secret Sauce” is sadly comical. While I have nothing but great […]

BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers! By Jon Hansen

September 20, 2013

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In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point blog regarding the recent news that SciQuest had acquired CombineNet, and this morning I receive word from our newest sponsor Xchanging that they have acquired MarketMaker 4 (MM4), a Chicago-based provider of online […]

Are You Self-Motivated For Your Own Self-Improvement? By Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2

December 19, 2012

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According to an article on Manufacturing.net, the number of corporate mergers and acquisitions were up by about 16% from January through June of this year, compared to the same period from 2011. One of the driving forces behind mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is “synergy.”  What synergy means in this context is that two companies have […]

AMR Research’s Mickey North Rizza Interview Now Available On-Demand

June 10, 2009

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Effective enterprise-wide collaboration, a true understanding of the challenges you are trying to address as well as taking ownership relating to your organization’s services procurement strategy are just a few of the key areas that you as a client have to identify and address internally before you should even contemplate the viability of an individual […]

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