Browsing All posts tagged under »Microsoft«

Theranos and procurement continued . . .

May 9, 2016


“whose best interest does the procurement industry press serve . . . the solution providers or the procurement professional? You cannot serve both.” Or here’s another way to look at the dynamics of such relationships: “whose best interests do procurement professionals serve . . . the suppliers who serve our business customers, or our business […]

Is Amazon The New Oracle or How The Emergence of The B2C World Marks The Official End of The ERP Era by Jon Hansen

September 12, 2014


Over the years I have written a great deal about why “traditional” ERP-based procurement solutions have, with a predictability that is almost as certain as the sun rising every morning, failed to deliver the expected results.  One of the main reasons is user adoption – or the lack thereof. Back in 2007, when Microsoft made yet another […]

When the light goes on: How cloudBuy sees the world differently by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2014


Similar to our other New Wave 2014 organizations, there were a number of reasons why we selected cloudBuy as a company to watch this year. From their relationship with Visa through which they are able to address the challenges that smaller suppliers face in terms of over 90 receivables that no longer support their operating […]

New Wave Company Update: Cloud wars veteran cloudBuy ready to overtake Apple, Google and Microsoft by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2014


Can we pick em or can we pick em! Even though New Wave Company 2014 cloudBuy was not selected as our Year in the Life winner, they nonetheless seem to be making some major waves in the market.  One example of the company’s extending ripple is an article that appeared in today’s Telegraph. In the […]

A Tale of Two Princes: A Modern Day Story with a Machiavellian Twist (Part 1 of 3)

November 14, 2012


Editor’s Note: The following is a post that appeared in Roz Usheroff’s The Remarkable Leader Blog.  Shortly after this post was written, Microsoft gave Steven Sinofsky the proverbial boot.  Even though both Forstall and Sinofsky had incredible success in driving the fortunes of their respective companies, they had reputations for being extremely difficult to work […]

True or False: Does employee use of mobile devices personally increase end-user adoption of corporate buying solutions?

January 25, 2012


“Capitalizing on employee acceptance of mobile devices in their personal lives, removes the traditional obstacles to adoption of corporate buying solutions on the part of the end user.” The above is an interesting statement with which to introduce this, the first post in our series on the advent of mobile supply chain solutions. Before getting […]

10 cloud computing companies to watch; Did NetworkWorld get it right?

June 8, 2011


I always enjoy it when industry pundits (myself included) put on their Carnac The Magnificent hats in an attempt to predict future industry trends. It is a fun exercise that at the end of the day represents a combination of expertise, inside knowledge and perhaps just a touch of the bursitis that enabled my grandfather […]