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Weinberger HBR article overthinks the solutions to paid content challenges by Jon Hansen

August 13, 2015

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In his July 22nd, 2013 Harvard Business Review article “The Ethics of Using Paid Content in Journalism“, David Weinberger talks about a paper that in my opinion unnecessarily complicates the challenges associated with what is or is not acceptable, in terms of paid content or native advertising. I am not suggesting that his text is in and of […]

What’s on the menu? Should industry analysts and bloggers have to reveal their revenue source? by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2015

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“Analyst objectivity and accuracy is an issue that is frequently debated. Much of the criticism appears to focus on the business relationships between analysts and the technology providers that are the subjects of their research. In short, analyst firms often rely heavily on revenues from the technology providers they cover.”* In yesterday’s post, I revealed the […]

Oracle And SciQuest: When Market Need And Timing Trumps Corporate Development Models by Jon Hansen

July 13, 2015

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Big corporations are constantly on the hunt for smaller startups that can fill a void. They not only look for innovative solutions but also companies that already have a strong presence and have scaled. – Innovation: Small Businesses Live It, Big Businesses Buy It by Mike Templeman, Inc. Magazine One of the most interesting aspects of […]

Seeing SciQuest through special glasses? by JonHansen

July 3, 2015

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“Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and three have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. SciQuest’s rating score has improved by 7.8% from three months ago as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.” – July 2nd, 2015, Dakota Financial […]

Vendor Management can Drive Growth & Compliance without Stifling Innovation by Jaideep Sen

May 7, 2015

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Editor’s Note: When I read this post that was initially submitted to me in February, the first thought that came to mind was the fact that the author was looking beyond technology in terms of managing vendor relations. This is an important point, in that for far too long our industry has put so much stock […]

Anatomy Of An RFI: Examining The Official NIGP Consulting RFI Document by Jon Hansen

April 26, 2015

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. . . an RFI is often used as a solicitation sent to a broad base of potential suppliers for the purpose of conditioning suppliers’ minds, developing strategy, building a database, and preparing for an RFP, RFT, or RFQ. – Wikipedia Okay fellow procurement professionals . . . am I missing something here, or is […]

Watching NIGP Chief Exec implode is both sad and troubling by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2015

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Of the many, many comments I have received regarding my coverage of the growing NIGP #CodeGate controversy, one that has stood out is actually the question “what is the organization’s Chief Executive Rick Grimm thinking?” The above statements have been made in the context of both their surprise that he has responded in a public forum […]