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HPE Canada’s John Dathan Shares Company IoT Vision For The Future

December 8, 2017

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This is the second article in the Spotlight Series of posts by Canada’s top IT Executives who will be speaking at what I consider to be a must-attend event, the Long View Systems’ #ActivateDigital2018 Conference on February 27th in Guelph, Ontario. What makes this conference stand out from the rest is the fact that this […]

ActivateDigital 2018 Spotlight Series

December 4, 2017

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Long View Systems ActivateDigital 2018 Conference is scheduled for February 27th, 2018 in Guelph, Ontario. What makes this conference different from any other? It will be the first time anywhere that Microsoft Canada’s Kevin Peesker, Cisco Canada’s Rola Dagher, and HPE’s John Dathan will be together in one place since assuming their respective roles as […]

Ohio Drops SciQuest And The Power Of Truth

April 26, 2016

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The beauty about telling the truth is that it cuts through distractions such as a $3.5 million lawsuit, and places the focus on where it belongs . . . the facts of a story. Back on August 7th, 2015 I wrote a post titled The Ohio Effect: Why SciQuest’s condition may be terminal. In the post, […]

Would 50% of all procurement professionals really choose a different career?

November 23, 2015

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At a conference at which I was speaking, I posed the question how many of you in the audience chose procurement as a profession? Specifically, did you consciously say I want to be in purchasing or, did you just sort of fall into it? Not surprisingly, the vast majority indicated that they just sort of […]

Going Paperless In The Electronic Age? by Jon Hansen

October 10, 2014

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“We would like to think that we are taking paper across the electronic divide.” Out of a discussion that was rich with interesting insights regarding the concept of the paperless office, Invu’s Stuart Evans’ words about crossing the electronic divide stood out for many reasons. The fact is that while the paperless office has been […]

Science Explains Why Women Are Better At Communicating Than Men (Audio Version) by Jon Hansen

September 15, 2014

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Editor’s Note: A recent post that I had written for LinkedIn was picked-up by Umano.  For those unfamiliar with the Umano platform, it uses professional narrators to create audio versions of popular articles and posts from a wide variety of publications. While focused predominantly on those individuals who are on the go and thus rely […]

Walmart sues Visa for price fixing; A “Vlasic” example of what is good for the goose is not good for the gander by Jon Hansen

March 29, 2014

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One of the most enduring posts here on the Procurement Insights blog in terms of overall reads is a piece I wrote on July 9th, 2007 titled “Public Sector Procurement and the Walmart Effect“. One would think that after 7 years the insights it offered might no longer apply because after all, things change.  However when […]