Browsing All posts tagged under »Gartner«

Musings For A New Year: Do vendors have to make it in the U.S. to be successful?

January 12, 2016

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Editor’s Note: The following are musings from a mind with too much caffeine, a computer, and observational inclinations. As such, beyond what is plainly written, there is an underlying message. Do you know what it is? If I can make it there, I can make it anywhere . . . – Lyrics from the song New York, New […]

Is The Busch Era Coming To An End . . . Should It Have Started In The First Place? by Jon Hansen

August 14, 2015

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You know how they say that a picture is worth a thousand words? Well as it turns out – at least in the case of Jason Busch, a resume also speaks volumes. Before I share with you the results of my research, I am going to pose the following question; if someone has never actually […]

Spend Matters Sells Out by Jon Hansen

August 12, 2015

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In my July 29th post Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence?, I raised a question that seemed to have struck a nerve with many professionals – both within and external to the procurement world. Included in the numerous points that I had raised, was the link to a humorous, but nonetheless accurate, commentary by John Oliver, […]

Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence? by Jon Hansen

July 29, 2015

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In my interview with Shel Israel back in 2010, we discussed how Twitter would monetize its growing popularity. The segment was aptly titled Can Twitter Make Money. For those who are unfamiliar with Israel, he is one of the country’s foremost authorities on social media, having co-authored the book Naked Conversations, How Blogs are Changing […]

What do Ariba and SciQuest have in common? by Jon Hansen

July 28, 2015

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I have received numerous comments regarding my last couple of posts, particularly as it relates to a free press and the prevalence of native advertising or content. You should check out the John Oliver commentary on native advertising through the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_F5GxCwizc In the meantime, the reference in yesterday’s post to the falling knife analogy got […]

SciQuest Stock: A falling knife or, a temporary point of resistance before a new high? by Jon Hansen

July 27, 2015

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“Those who try to catch a falling knife only get hurt.” – old Wall Street adage In a recent Nasdaq website article titled The 5 Biggest Stock Market Myths, reference was made to a study which concluded that “Most market prognosticators are notoriously inaccurate.”  The article also went on to say that with the advent of […]

The absence of a “free press”: Is this why procurement industry coverage is so poor? by Jon Hansen

July 25, 2015

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The other day I received an e-mail from Fast Market Research under the heading “New Market Research Report: SciQuest, Inc. (SQI) – Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review.” When I clicked on the link – which I have included for you above, I was taken to a press release. You already know how I feel […]

The Silence Of The Blogs (And Industry Analysts) by Jon Hansen

April 17, 2015

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While I am hard pressed to understand the reasons why industry blogger and analyst coverage of the Periscope acquisition of BidSync has been limited to the usual commentary, with no real follow-up beyond the initial announcement, one thing of which I am certain is this . . . being the lone voice has its benefits. Even though I have always […]

The Answer Alex: Busch, Handfield, Vitasek, Cummins and Barner by Jon Hansen

March 2, 2015

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Dear Jon I like reading your blog, “The Face of Procurement’s Generation Next” as it very much resonates with me.  I am an independent consultant, who is supporting a global organisation to define the Procurement Capabilities of the future.  I would like to speak with some leading edge professionals in Procurement & Supply and wondered […]

Does Gartner’s “Postmodern” ERP moniker put a positive spin on what is in reality the equivalent of technology landfill? by Jon Hansen

December 6, 2014

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“When ERP was in its heyday, CEOs and business executives wanted reliable and integrated solutions, so they seized upon ERP as the way to provide this,” said Mr. Kyte. “Business stakeholders still want these same qualities, but now they assume that these qualities will be present in any software solution, and their requirements have switched […]