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Assimilating Innovation (Part 2 of 3): Does Steve Sabol bias govern industry bloggers coverage? by Jon Hansen

April 15, 2013


In 1969 Steve Sabol produced a 22-minute review of Super Bowl III for NFL Films. In his pro-National Football League stance, Sabol focused more on the sore-armed Johnny Unitas’s valiant effort to rally Baltimore than on how the Jets made good on Joe Namath’s victory guarantee and beat the Colts, 16-7. Sabol, the president of […]

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

October 31, 2012


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 […]

Reader comment regarding January 7th post about Gartner telling in terms of major industry shift . . .

June 16, 2011


When our company met with Gartner “analysts” we were, at first, confused as to why they immediately began to describe “studies” and then kept asking us to “sponsor” one.  After we finally did sponsor one with a Gartner competitor (in which our name appeared glowingly) we understood. After seeing the quality of the “study” and […]

Reverse Auctions and the automotive industry: A history of discontent?

June 13, 2011


This was a memorable keynote to more than 200 senior automotive industry executives from the supplier side of the industry if for no other reason than it was at the height of the tensions between the manufacturers and their supply base as a result of Covisint and other failed initiatives. Within the context of the […]

Emancipating Your IT Department Through Web-Based Spend Intelligence

March 4, 2011


Viador Business Intelligence, Reporting and Analytical solutions are entirely web-based and can be hosted in a local environment or in the Cloud.  We bring over 15 years of Business Intelligence and Analytics expertise to business reporting and analysis. from the Home Page of the Viador website References to Spend Intelligence seems to come up from every direction, every day […]

Money and brains is a dangerous combination . . . for COUPA’s competitors

February 15, 2011


“Adoption of the Coupa Cloud Spend Management Platform exploded in 2010 with monthly recurring revenue growing 156% year-over-year, placing Coupa among the fastest-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies.” Terms such as developer of category-disrupting cloud spend management (CSM) solutions, delivering a level of visibility and control over spending that never existed before through innovations such as consolidated […]

With SaaS-Sprawl Fear Tactics Falling on Deaf Ears and Continuing Lawsuits 2010 is a Year most ERP Vendors Would Probably Like to Forget! Yet Few in the Industry Tell the Story?

November 14, 2010


I have on many occasions wondered why over the years, there has been little if any coverage on the continuing (and still growing list of) failures on the part of ERP-centric initiatives to deliver results given the seemingly inexhaustible number of case references that have appeared in a variety of mediums including television news. Like […]

A Revenue Positive Business Model in Public Sector Purchasing (Part 1)

February 16, 2010


The core “philosophy” behind the New Public Management or “NPM” concept (which has been part of the government lexicon since the 1980s), is the belief that a “market orientation in the public sector will lead to greater cost-efficiency for governments, without having negative side effects on other objectives and considerations.” While there may be merit […]

Beyond But Not Above Technology: Business Intelligence the Viador Way

August 31, 2009


No doubt you have noted that I have recently been spending a fair amount of my time discussing the importance of Business Intelligence (BI) to an organization in terms of driving best practice or value decision-making on a real-time, real-world basis. While it is easy to fall into the trap of dismissing BI as semantically-based […]

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 […]