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Don’t Let Your Implementation Become a ‘Debacle’ by Kelly Barner

November 7, 2013

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Editor’s Note: In what is another great post from Buyers Meeting Point’s Kelly Barner, she talks about the reasons why 93% of all large technology projects fail.  While I am in agreement with the reasons she gives for these misfires, I believe that the underlying factor that ties them all together is an absence of […]

Top PI Blog Posts Countdown No. 4: Rosslyn Analytics Adaptive Intelligence Reflects Scientific Principles

October 31, 2012

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Editor’s Note: As we approach my 1,000th Procurement Insights blog post, over the next week I will be sharing with you the top 5 posts in terms of overall reads. Today’s submission, which ranked number 4 with 7,607 reads, was written on January 27th, 2010.  What makes the ranking of this post interesting is that […]

Virginia Launches eProcurement Mobile App by Bob Sievert

August 29, 2012

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Governor Bob McDonnell announced the launch of a free mobile application for eVA, Virginia’s award-winning electronic procurement system. The eVA Mobile 4 Business app allows anyone with an Internet-enabled mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Samsung, HP, etc.) to have real-time access to Virginia government business opportunities-anywhere, anytime. Virginia is the first state to launch […]

Virginia’s eProcurement Bureau Director to provide the client point of view with a regular column in the Procurement Insights Blog

August 28, 2012

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The first time I had the pleasure of talking with Bob Sievert back in August 2007 was when he contacted me regarding a then recent post titled The Ariba Interviews: Re-engineering the Future of On-Demand? After introducing himself and sharing with me a brief overview of Virginia’s eVA initiative, Bob asked if I would be interested […]

Relational Outsourcing and The Role of Service Level Agreements (Part 1)

April 4, 2012

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This study extends the view that formal contracts and relational governance function as complements rather than as substitutes. We investigate how specific characteristics of service level agreements (SLAs) impact relational governance in information technology outsourcing relationships. from the Abstract of the study The Role of Service Level Agreements in Relational Management of Information Technology Outsourcing: […]

Relational Outsourcing: Contracting Will Never Be The Same!

March 22, 2012

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When I was asked to review a new seminar on outsourcing contracting I have to admit that the “been there – done that” sentiment almost immediately came to mind. It is not that I am naturally cynical it is just that so many seminars relating to the contracting process seem to advocate a dot the […]

Are enterprise software vendors becoming the new telephone companies of the cloud computing age?

February 22, 2012

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Talking with an ever increasing number of both new as well as long established software/ERP vendors within the context of the cloud and the accelerated mobile reality of conducting business in a global marketplace, an interesting trend is emerging in terms of how these organizations are coming to a proverbial fork in the road relative […]

Ahead of the curve with 2012 predictions . . .

November 21, 2011

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The following is today’s post from our newest blog, SpendShifts . . .  It only seems reasonable that a company such as Rosslyn Analytics who is shall we say ahead of the curve when it comes to spend management solutions is also going to be assuming a leadership position relative to making bold (okay if […]

Under the banner of a legitimate report on negotiating cloud contracts Gartner’s latest report torpedoes the new players using IBMs old FUD approach . . . will the market listen?

September 29, 2011

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Under the banner of a legitimate report on negotiating cloud contracts, Gartner’s latest offering should be viewed in the context of my January 7th, 2011 post “Madison Avenue ooops . . . make that Gartner, names Oracle as a leader in supply chain planning.” Leveraging the old IBM classic FUD approach (not Elmer but Fear, […]

Socialized Purchasing (Part 2): Calculating the true value of the virtual world

July 27, 2011

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Brands mature to social easily measure efforts within a larger digital marketing dashboard as they natively understand how social, web, sales and marketing analytics work together. They focus less on the fuzzy and less actionable details within platforms they don’t control and instead measure the critical few. Brands immature in social think measurement is difficult […]