Browsing All posts tagged under »Ahmed Rubaie«

My Most Memorable Radio Segments

September 7, 2017


Isn’t it funny that you do not realize how quickly and imperceptibly time slips away? You blink, and your newborn baby girl is suddenly twelve and talking about boys. By the way, to all prospective suitors, I carry in my trunk at all times a shovel and a bag of lye – just saying. Anyway, […]

New Forrester report suggests IBM finally got it right in buying Emptoris – I wonder if anyone remembers the IBM Ariba adventure? by Jon Hansen

March 7, 2013


I recently found myself contemplating and writing about life as a parent when one passes the half century mark.  Just to be clear right out of the gate, and to avoid a restless night on the family couch, my partner Jennifer is nowhere near 50. This last point clarified, the age factor does come into […]

Is Ariba Still On-Demand? For shareholders and execs the answer is yes but . . . (The Ariba Interviews Revisited)

September 13, 2012


Shortly after taking to the virtual airwaves of the Blog Talk Radio Network in the Spring of 2009, I had both the unique opportunity and pleasure of interviewing Ariba’s Chief Marketing Officer Tim Minahan as well as their CFO Ahmed Rubaie. The shows, which originally aired on April 16th, 2009 (There’s a slow, slow train […]

Stockholm Dispatch 2 – Ariba’s Costello “Here I Go Again”

October 8, 2010


I don’t know where I’m goin but I sure know where I’ve been hanging on the promises in songs of yesterday. An’ I’ve made up my mind, I ain’t wasting no more time but here I go again, here I go again. Lyrics from the White Snake Song “Here I Go Again” You leave the […]

OECM Punts Ariba, Taking a $20 Million Dollar Hit In The Process?

September 1, 2010


Editor’s Update: Unfortunately the PowerPoint presentation that is referenced in this article was taken down by it’s author.  While it would have served as a good reference point in terms of what ultimately derailed the program and perhaps helped others to understand what went wrong and why, its removals is nonetheless telling. The great part […]

Traditional ERP vendors such as SAP and Oracle overlook the Disruptive Innovation question when they discuss their move to a SaaS model

May 26, 2010


In my May 18th Procurement Insights post titled “SaaS Sprawl, One-Stop Shopping and Free 8-Tracks To Boot: A Sad Day in the World of SAP” I indicated that SAP’s John Wookey might have been overly optimistic when he put so much stock in customers coming to SAP and saying that it “would sure be nice […]

SaaS Sprawl, One-Stop Shopping and Free 8-Tracks To Boot: A Sad Day in the World of SAP

May 18, 2010


“Wookey, speaking at the SAP Sapphire conference in Orlando, said he doesn’t blame these customers for going out and getting SaaS, but he does see an opportunity to “bring cohesion to the model.” In some respects, Wookey’s plan could be a cure for SaaS sprawl . . . Customers have come to SAP and “said […]

According to latest Coupa parody, Ariba’s Spendguy is more Spentguise

February 17, 2010


The correlation between dynamic vision and technological ingenuity with brand development and acceptance in the emerging world of social media has yet to be really established. However, I would have to say that based on Coupa’s entertaining utilization of the new medium, it is no surprise that this energetic creativity extends to the company’s solutions.  […]

Commentary: Emptoris’ Acquisition of Click Commerce a Question of DNA Expansion versus Evolution

May 15, 2009


“The biggest challenge in transitioning to an on-demand model is not really financial per say, nor is it about the technology investment.  It’s really about changing the DNA of the company.” Ahmed Rubaie, CFO Ariba Inc. – PI Window on Business Interview (May 7th, 2009) As part of the Procurement Insights Blog’s readership you already […]

Latest PWGSC Press Release Changes Little

May 8, 2009


Last evening took an interesting turn as I began to receive notifications of the latest press release from the Minister of Public Works and Government Services Christan Paradis regarding the Government Enterprise Network Services: 2009 Industry Consultations Report. The following is a copy of the press release in its entirety followed of course by my […]