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Possible Hackett Group Interview: What Does Jibe Acquistion Really Mean?

May 10, 2017

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I should know fairly soon if The Hackett Group agrees to do an interview on my radio show. While I have an opinion on what this acquisition might mean “beyond the headline” itself, it is important that you hear all sides to what I think is probably one of “the” sleeper stories of the year. […]

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 […]

NIGP Enterprise Sponsor Program: A clear example of blatant influence peddling at its worst? by Jon Hansen

April 22, 2015

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Given everything that has come to light regarding the NIGP’s relationship with Periscope and the resulting #CodeGate scandal, Page 6 of the association’s Enterprise Sponsor Program raises some serious questions. Specifically the statement “This Program allows your company to lock-out competitors in your primary market segment.” (NOTE: not only is Periscope a sponsor, but Periscope’s […]

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 […]

With regards to the NIGP Code, are States forfeiting their future for the sake of a questionable past? by Jon Hansen

April 3, 2015

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“Just to be clear . . . one of the main reasons why States don’t just jump to the United Nation’s Code is that without a crosswalk, historic spend data that is tied into the NIGP Code would be lost?  Based on my research to date, it appears that with the exception of a handful […]

Up Periscope? Examining Periscope’s acquisition of BidSync with a “Survivor’s” eye by Jon Hansen

December 11, 2014

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Breaking News Update: Word is that Periscope and BidSync have filed a formal letter of protest regarding Missouri’s award of a contract to Perfect Commerce. Over the next day or two I will be providing further details.  That said there are suggestions that Periscope is using their NIGP connections both on and off the record, […]