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eWorld Keynote delivered to 400 by remote Internet feed a hit with the audience

September 30, 2011


One thing is for certain, the dynamics of conferences have been unalterably changed with the advent of the Internet and more specifically the emergence of social media tools that enable you to connect anywhere in the world, at any time and in a manner that is both engaging and effective. Nowhere was this capability better […]

Whether on TV or Radio, Corporate United’s Clevenger shares insight about one of the industry’s premier events

May 5, 2011


Putting aside for the moment the fact that a light stand fell over during the live TV broadcast forcing me to rediscover my cat like reflexes from my hockey playing days, and causing my screen to turn a cavalcade of colors for a few moments, David Clevenger’s overview of what can reasonably be considered one […]

Synergy 2011 Celebrates 10 Years of Delivering Insight to a Changing Industry

May 3, 2011


Corporate United, the nation’s largest group purchasing organization, is pleased to announce its SYNERGY 2011 conference will be held May 3-5 at The Hotel Sax in Chicago, IL.  SYNERGY 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of this industry-leading spend management conference.  This event promises to bring together the foremost supply chain and spend management professionals for […]

Government purchasing expert confirms that 90% of RFP winners decided before RFP is actually issued . . . with an important caveat!

May 2, 2011


When the procurement ombudsman for the Canadian Federal Government announced last summer that “The government has inadvertently created the conditions (for monopoly),” and that “It’s not what the government intended to do and that’s why we think a review would be beneficial to see what the impacts are, including the unintended effects,” it was not […]

Former key executive for successful Scottish Government initiative talks about automation success and failure

April 28, 2011


Ian Burdon, who recently entered the ranks of the private sector, and has held a number of key executive positions within the Scottish Government including being at the helm of the eProcurement Scotland initiative as it’s Program Manager and chief champion, joined me earlier today on the PI Inquisitive Eye from the UK. Ian provided […]

Response to UK Government broadcast noteworthy for many reasons

April 22, 2011


  As we discovered during my interview with Colin Cram yesterday, there is more than meets the eye in terms of the critical drivers behind any government’s decision-making process . . . even when it involves a free offer from an emerging industry leader in spend management. That being said, there are still those whose […]

Today’s interview with Colin Cram telling in that it points to the connecting disconnects of pursuing government relationships

April 21, 2011


In yesterday’s post I talked about the decision by the UK Government’s Cabinet Office to decline an offer by spend analysis innovator Rosslyn Analytics to provide what was referred to as being unprecedented insight into the government’s spend data free (that’s right free) of charge. To those who are inclined to make decisions based on […]

Just Say No To . . . A Government-Wide Free Spend Analysis?

April 20, 2011


Cabinet Office Declines Free Offer from Rosslyn Analytics and QlikTech to Fix Deficiencies in Central Government Procurement London, UK – 13 April 2011: The UK government’s failure to embrace the latest proven private sector technologies is costing the public sector billions in lost savings. Three weeks after announcing an unprecedented offer to aggregate public sector […]

The winning bidder in government tenders are selected before the RFP is actually issued 90% of the time . . .

April 7, 2011


According to the former Senior Aide for Gov. Mario Cuomo, Al Gordon, the winning bidder in government tenders are selected before the RFP is actually issued 90% of the time. In this second segment excerpt from the Government Contracts Made Easier Series of interviews with Small -Medium Enterprise or “SME” business owners, we welcome to […]

Government Contracts Made Easier: SME Series (K9 PRO WEAR)

April 5, 2011


In this first segment excerpt which is 12 minutes in length from the Government Contracts Made Easier Series of interviews with Small -Medium Enterprise or “SME” business owners, we welcome to the show K9 PRO WEAR CEO Linda ‘Laz’ Lazarowich, M.Sc. to talk about her formula for successfully selling to governments in both Canada and […]