Browsing All posts tagged under »Kelly Barner«

What does “Covering The Procurement World” really mean? by Jon Hansen

June 14, 2015

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In the 6th chapter of our upcoming book, Kelly Barner and I assess the effectiveness of the media in covering the procurement world. Titled “The Media and Procurement: Are We Really Covered?,” we open the chapter with the following; “I am hard pressed to understand the reasons why industry blogger and analyst coverage of the Periscope acquisition of BidSync […]

What Role Did The Collective NIGP Membership Play In The #CodeGate Scandal? by Jon Hansen

May 12, 2015

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Collective guilt is particularly interesting, because it can lead to pro-social behaviors (such as apologies or restitution to injured groups), but also can motivate people to turn a blind eye to their own groups’s past misdeeds. – Elliot R. Smith, Indiana University According to multiple sources, the industry buzz regarding Procurement Insights’ coverage of #CodeGate is that […]

Rosslyn’s “Five Ways” Webinar And How To Find The Value From Big Data by Jon Hansen

April 28, 2015

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“More importantly, how are we being equipped to handle Doug Laney’s volume, velocity, variety hypothesis relating to data growth, and the amount of information that bombards us on a daily even hourly basis?  In essence are we controlling the data or is the data controlling us and, are we seeing more but knowing less?” – […]

Should governments boycott Periscope-BidSync until the NIGP conflict is resolved? by Jon Hansen

April 22, 2015

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Another major difference between grassroots boycotts and professional campaigns lies in their focus. While grassroots campaigns are usually aimed at convincing consumers to spend their money elsewhere, Steele says that smart campaigns direct their attention towards a brand’s reputation instead of directly at its bottom line. “Although seemingly intangible, the brand value alone of a […]

Silent No More: Spend Matters and Buyers Meeting Point Weigh in on #CodeGate by Jon Hansen

April 20, 2015

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On Friday I wrote the post The Silence Of The Blogs (And Industry Analysts). As I had indicated, while there are without a doubt numerous benefits of being the one to cover a story of significant importance – which I believe the NIGP – Periscope story to be, there is a greater good that must be served […]

What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2015

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“Interesting yet . . . outside of a handful of States, the majority of the 33 using the NIGP Code according to my multiple sources, do not feel that the history component is enough of a deterrent relative to making the change to the UNSPSC Code.  Their determination in this regard is further underlined by […]

What are the origins of the NIGP story? by Jon Hansen

April 9, 2015

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oligarchy [ol-i-gahr-kee] 1. a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by a few. I would imagine that it would be easy to assume that the origins of the NIGP -Persiscope story originated with the seemingly innocuous musings of my December 11th, […]

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