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Forbes article about ERPs moving to the cloud is, according to Oracle’s Ellison, gibberish by Jon Hansen

March 6, 2014

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Sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder if anyone remembers what they said in the past and how it comes across today. For example, back in 2008 Oracle’s Larry Ellison said that “we have redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do.”  Dismissing it with the fashion industry analogy that […]

Year in the Life Series Winner to be announced on February 14th by Jon Hansen

February 12, 2014

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Well I have to start out by saying that I was more than a little surprised by the tremendous response that we received from the vendor community regarding the first Year in the Life of an eProcurement Start-up program. To everyone who had submitted the names of companies who they believed were ideal candidates for […]

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: […]