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Why Volkswagen’s Position On Consulting Firms Is Good News For The Hackett Group

May 12, 2017

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In a recent post, I had indicated that I was waiting to hear back from The Hackett Group regarding their acquisition of Jibe Consulting and the possibility of doing an interview on my radio show. While I am still waiting for their Global Communications Director to get back to me, there were two points of discussion […]

The Relational Divide: Why CGI HealthCare.gov experience reflects more about the contracting process than the company itself by Andy Akrouche

January 24, 2014

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Originally posted on Relational Contracting Intelligence Blog:
I read with interest the January 14th Wall Street Journal article “Accenture to Take Over Fixing HealthCare.gov Website” by Stephanie Armour, in which it was announced that CGI’s contract with the Federal U.S. Government would not be renewed. Even though the loss of the contract was small in…

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 (Part 1 and Part 2), 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 […]

The M&A Shuffle or, Why Clients Assuming Responsibility for their Own Success is Forever Altering the Consultant/Vendor Landscape

October 22, 2010

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In yesterday’s post “eVA: Your Still The One!,”  I had provided a number of insights into why Virginia’s program continues to be one of the most enduring examples of a procurement initiative that has and continues to deliver results. While there are other programs to which I can refer in the context of being successful such […]

Stockholm Dispatch 2 – Ariba’s Costello “Here I Go Again”

October 8, 2010

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I don’t know where I’m goin but I sure know where I’ve been hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday. An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time but here I go again, here I go again. Lyrics from the White Snake Song “Here I Go Again” You leave the […]

Making local government more workable through shared services

May 14, 2009

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In this era of “permanent fiscal crisis,” local governments have no choice but to seek out new and better ways of providing the services citizen’s demand within the constraint of available resources. (1) This may explain why nearly twice as many (58 percent to 31 percent) local governments in 2002 as in 1992 contemplated alternative […]

eSourcing software promotes procurement transparency: How New Zealand’s use of technology to facilitate procurement best practices established them as the leader in transparent public sector purchasing (Upcoming Guest Post)

October 22, 2008

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In an upcoming guest post by Patrick Dobbs, he will explain how the Government of New Zealand has assumed the leadership mantle in terms of implementing a fully transparent procurement process. Moving beyond simply policy-making, which transformed the New Zealand program from an optimistic goal to a dynamic reality, Dobbs will discuss the process and […]