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SciQuest: The BIG DIP or The BIG SLEEP? by Jon Hansen

July 31, 2015

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The following is an exchange I had with a reader on Skype regarding SciQuest’s release of their 2nd Quarter results: Reader: SciQuest stock took a big dip after the 2nd Qtr results were released JWH: No kidding . . . as soon as I read it early this morning the first thing that came to my […]

What’s on the menu? Should industry analysts and bloggers have to reveal their revenue source? by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2015

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“Analyst objectivity and accuracy is an issue that is frequently debated. Much of the criticism appears to focus on the business relationships between analysts and the technology providers that are the subjects of their research. In short, analyst firms often rely heavily on revenues from the technology providers they cover.”* In yesterday’s post, I revealed the […]

Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence? by Jon Hansen

July 29, 2015

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In my interview with Shel Israel back in 2010, we discussed how Twitter would monetize its growing popularity. The segment was aptly titled Can Twitter Make Money. For those who are unfamiliar with Israel, he is one of the country’s foremost authorities on social media, having co-authored the book Naked Conversations, How Blogs are Changing […]

What do Ariba and SciQuest have in common? by Jon Hansen

July 28, 2015

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I have received numerous comments regarding my last couple of posts, particularly as it relates to a free press and the prevalence of native advertising or content. You should check out the John Oliver commentary on native advertising through the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_F5GxCwizc In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

SciQuest Stock: A falling knife or, a temporary point of resistance before a new high? by Jon Hansen

July 27, 2015

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“Those who try to catch a falling knife only get hurt.” – old Wall Street adage In a recent Nasdaq website article titled The 5 Biggest Stock Market Myths, reference was made to a study which concluded that “Most market prognosticators are notoriously inaccurate.”  The article also went on to say that with the advent of […]

The absence of a “free press”: Is this why procurement industry coverage is so poor? by Jon Hansen

July 25, 2015

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The other day I received an e-mail from Fast Market Research under the heading “New Market Research Report: SciQuest, Inc. (SQI) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review.” When I clicked on the link – which I have included for you above, I was taken to a press release. You already know how I feel […]

A confident disclaimer from ThomasNet VP regarding Walmart deal? by Jon Hansen

July 22, 2015

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“We are not here to pass judgement – the suppliers can speak for themselves . . . it is up to them to decide” – Tom Greco, VP of Publishing Operations at ThomasNet.Com It is rare that one receives the answer to a question in such a direct and concise manner, so as to remove any […]

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