Browsing All posts tagged under »IBM«

Musings For A New Year: Do vendors have to make it in the U.S. to be successful?

January 12, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following are musings from a mind with too much caffeine, a computer, and observational inclinations. As such, beyond what is plainly written, there is an underlying message. Do you know what it is? If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere . . . – Lyrics from the song New York, New […]

Investment banking firm naming IBM as a possible SciQuest suitor makes one wonder? by Jon Hansen

July 8, 2015

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“If operations continue to improve, we view potential buyers to be IBM, Oracle, salesforce, NetSuite, and Workday.” – Northland Capital Markets article Let’s put aside for a moment the fact that boutique investment banking firm Northland Capital Markets “initiated coverage on SciQuest (NASDAQ: SQI) with an Outperform rating and a price target of $20.00.” Beyond […]

Still Waters Run Deep: A Profile of cloudBuy’s Nilesh Gopali by Jon Hansen

May 5, 2015

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One of the most exciting elements of Procurement Insights’ New Wave Companies Program, is that it does not provide an expansive list of vendors or, attempt to fall back on the familiar features, functions, benefits framework of the past.  Let’s face it, the myriad of lists and quadrants over the years have done little in […]

Will SAP Buy Tradeshift? by Jon Hansen

April 17, 2015

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As you know, and much like the coverage of our industry in general, I usually find press releases announcing either a new client win, or a merger and acquisition, as little more than the perfunctory dissemination of information that reveals little if anything meaningful.  In fact, the vast majority of announcements would be better placed in either […]

The M&A Dilemma: To buy or not to buy that is the question by Jon Hansen

February 13, 2015

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 In December I wrote a post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance based on my interview with IBM’s Pete Wharton. Wharton talked about the company’s “plan is to create an ecosystem of technology partners to extend IBM’s service capabilities to its customers.”   So here is the question; […]

Never Mind Being A CFO, CIO or for that matter CPO, 2015 is the Year of the RMO by Jon Hansen

January 20, 2015

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I just read an article by Andy Akrouche in which he made reference to my interview with Pete Wharton, IBM’s Commerce Solutions Product Marketing Leader.  You can read about my interview in its entirety in my December 13th post titled IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance. During […]

IBM’s plans to corner or corral the cloud – it’s all a matter of governance by Jon Hansen

December 13, 2014

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When IBM approached me earlier this week to talk about their recent collaborative partnership with JDA Software, I thought sure – why not. After all, it would be interesting to learn where Big Blue fit into the picture in terms of Gartner’s proclamation that the Postmodern ERP Era is upon us. “The plan is to […]

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