Browsing All posts tagged under »NIGP #CodeGate«

Mickey North Rizza v. Thomas Kase

May 3, 2017

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Some of the people who have been following the #coupakase story had observed that while Thomas Kase’s move to Coupa isn’t as noteworthy as when Mickey North Rizza jumped to Bravo, they are in agreement that the optics are an issue. I would agree with this assessment from the standpoint of poor optics. However, for […]

Periscope Letter Protesting Arizona RFP Eye Opening

July 26, 2016

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At the end of this post, you will find a copy of a letter dated July 20th, 2016 from Periscope Holdings Inc. CEO Brian Utley, under the heading Protest of Solicitation No. ADSPO17-00006413; Electronic Procurement Solution. Periscope is challenging the State of Arizona’s decision to issue an RFP for an “Electronic Procurement Solution.” Here is the link to the State’s […]

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 […]

Parthenon Capital Partners: The Dangerous Puppetmaster in the NIGP #CodeGate Controversy? by Jon Hansen

April 13, 2015

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When I read Procurement Insights EU Editor Colin Cram’s take on the NIGP – Periscope story, and his suggestion that the “need for income may have led the NIGP into what appear to be some shady and unwise deals,” one’s initial reaction would be to ask how could this have happened.  The next obvious question […]