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Bloggers Defence Fund by Jon Hansen

October 15, 2015

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Like journalists for traditional mediums such as newspapers, bloggers are also vulnerable in terms of becoming a target of lawsuits as a means of inhibiting their ability to cover important stories. Recently, I became the target of a $3.5 million lawsuit from a large U.S.-based company. Even though my research is sound – with corresponding reference links […]

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4 Major Problems With Jason Busch’s Post Regarding COUPA Kase

April 28, 2017

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While I have reached out to Coupa CEO Rob Bernshteyn as well as Spend Matters’ Carina Kuhl for a comment on my post from this morning, I was sent the link to a post that Jason Busch wrote about Coupa hiring former Spend Matters employee Thomas Kase. You can read it through the following link; http://spendmatters.com/2017/04/28/technology-analysts-ndas/ Given […]

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Spend Matters’ Kase Joins COUPA In An Interdepartmental Transfer

April 28, 2017

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For five years, Kase worked at Spend Matters as vice president of research and lead analyst . . . Prior to Spend Matters, Kase worked in different roles for source-to-pay providers Ariba and SciQuest – through their Procuri and AECsoft USA acquisitions, respectively. – April 27th, 2017, Global Newswire The incestuous nature of the procurement world […]

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A $70 Million KKR Investment And A Series Of Big Client Wins: Ivalua SVP Joshi Tells All

April 27, 2017

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Today at Noon ET I will be joined by Ivalua’s SVP Sales and Business Development Amol Joshi to talk about the upstart company’s big win with the State of Arizona. Ironically, the use of the term upstart is somewhat deceiving, because Ivalua has been around for 15 years. The moniker, however, is appropriate because the win with […]

Part 1 of 2: The End Of The Sponsored Blog Era

April 26, 2017

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“There should be a presumption that media is misleading unless it’s been properly identified and labeled in advance,” he said.  April 26th, 2017 article Branded content regulation recommended for parliamentary review, as advertiser pressure is posed as a remedy for fake news By Katie Deighton According to the above article that appeared in the April 26th issue […]

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Spend Matters SolutionMap: A Thin Line Between Greatness And Irrelevance

April 21, 2017

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The response to my April 11th post, Initial Questions Regarding Spend Matters SolutionMap has been interesting, to say the least. To start, I have appreciated the openness of Azul Partners VP of Marketing Carina Kuhl to provide me with information – including the E-Procurement SolutionMap PRO articles that are only available to subscribers, to help me to better understand their service […]

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The Ivalua tail wags the CGI dog

April 17, 2017

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On the 26th of April, I will be interviewing Ivalua’s SVP Sales and Business Development Amol Joshi for the PI Window on The World radio show. The segment will air on the 27th of April at 12:00 Noon. In preparation for the interview with Joshi, I had the opportunity to talk with him earlier today […]

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How this blog thrives without sponsors

April 13, 2017

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It has been almost 1 1/2 years since announcing that Procurement Insights would no longer accept sponsorship money. By now, all of you know the reasons why I made this decision so I won’t go into it in this post. For those who may not know, feel free to read the following; It is time for procurement […]

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