Browsing All posts tagged under »Microsoft«

When the light goes on: How cloudBuy sees the world differently by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2014

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Similar to our other New Wave 2014 organizations, there were a number of reasons why we selected cloudBuy as a company to watch this year. From their relationship with Visa through which they are able to address the challenges that smaller suppliers face in terms of over 90 receivables that no longer support their operating […]

New Wave Company Update: Cloud wars veteran cloudBuy ready to overtake Apple, Google and Microsoft by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2014

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Can we pick em or can we pick em! Even though New Wave Company 2014 cloudBuy was not selected as our Year in the Life winner, they nonetheless seem to be making some major waves in the market.  One example of the company’s extending ripple is an article that appeared in today’s Telegraph. In the […]

A Tale of Two Princes: A Modern Day Story with a Machiavellian Twist (Part 1 of 3)

November 14, 2012

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Editor’s Note: The following is a post that appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog.  Shortly after this post was written, Microsoft gave Steven Sinofsky the proverbial boot.  Even though both Forstall and Sinofsky had incredible success in driving the fortunes of their respective companies, they had reputations for being extremely difficult to work […]

True or False: Does employee use of mobile devices personally increase end-user adoption of corporate buying solutions?

January 25, 2012

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“Capitalizing on employee acceptance of mobile devices in their personal lives, removes the traditional obstacles to adoption of corporate buying solutions on the part of the end user.” The above is an interesting statement with which to introduce this, the first post in our series on the advent of mobile supply chain solutions. Before getting […]

10 cloud computing companies to watch; Did NetworkWorld get it right?

June 8, 2011

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I always enjoy it when industry pundits (myself included) put on their Carnac The Magnificent hats in an attempt to predict future industry trends. It is a fun exercise that at the end of the day represents a combination of expertise, inside knowledge and perhaps just a touch of the bursitis that enabled my grandfather […]

From the impact on the automotive industry to the near-term pricing and margin pressure considerations of the high tech sector, coverage of the Japan disaster has been a mixed bag of targeted relevancy

March 21, 2011

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“The problem is that there’s so much uncertainty,” Mr. Toprak said. “The supply-chain problem is a much more dramatic one than what the automakers are portraying. Even if they were able to come online in two weeks, which I think is wishful thinking, there’s a couple hundred thousand units to make up already, and nobody […]

Google-gate(s): In any jurisdiction or language governments that purchase Microsoft products become a target for lawsuits?

January 28, 2011

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This is the English translation of today’s post from the new Aperçus des achats blog. In my November 2nd, 2010 post Is Google’s recent suit against DOI based more on an entitlement mindset or a misguided understanding of transparency?, I asked the title’s question of our readers and I must admit that the answers I received […]

Oracle launches sourcing software on demand: Why market adaptability may ultimately derail the transition (Part 2)

April 14, 2009

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“Recognizing that adoption or end-user compliance is one of the main barriers to a successful program, the ability for project champions to leverage user comfort with known applications such as Excel to access certain functions within the SAP architecture could stimulate stakeholder buy-in, at least internally. By promoting the utilization of SAP through a familiar, […]

A “Perfect Vision” and Determined Execution: Laying the Foundations for Sustainable Success (Perfect Commerce Profile: http://www.perfect.com/)

January 26, 2009

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“A true centralization of procurement objectives requires a decentralized architecture that is based on the real-world operating attributes of all transactional stakeholders . . . in other words, your organization gains control of it’s spend environment by relinquishing centralized functional control in favor of operational efficiencies originating on the front lines.  This is the cornerstone […]

Doing What Comes Naturally: Accessing Zycus Spend Management Innovation Through A Simplified and Practical User Interface (Zycus Inc. Profile)

October 23, 2008

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“Recognizing that adoption or end-user compliance is one of the main barriers to a successful program, the ability for project champions to leverage user comfort with known applications such as Excel to access certain functions within the SAP architecture could stimulate stakeholder buy-in, at least internally. By promoting the utilization of SAP through a familiar, […]

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