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When the light goes on: How cloudBuy sees the world differently by Jon Hansen

April 29, 2014

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Similar to our other New Wave 2014 organizations, there were a number of reasons why we selected cloudBuy as a company to watch this year. From their relationship with Visa through which they are able to address the challenges that smaller suppliers face in terms of over 90 receivables that no longer support their operating […]

New Wave Company Update: Cloud wars veteran cloudBuy ready to overtake Apple, Google and Microsoft by Jon Hansen

April 8, 2014

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Can we pick em or can we pick em! Even though New Wave Company 2014 cloudBuy was not selected as our Year in the Life winner, they nonetheless seem to be making some major waves in the market.  One example of the company’s extending ripple is an article that appeared in today’s Telegraph. In the […]

Is there such a thing as “Big Data” blindness? (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

September 9, 2013

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With the growing buzz surrounding “BIG DATA” I cannot help but wonder what it all means and whether or not it is the side effect of unbridled data accumulation and over-reliance as opposed to delivering increased decision-making capabilities re volume versus true intelligence. The authors of the book Big Data raised this question in a […]

Dale Neef’s 2001 book still meaningful today as reflected in Jack Keough’s recent My Purchasing Center article (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

July 30, 2013

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“This is particularly important since many buyers do not visit suppliers’ physical stores, but rely on catalogs and websites to research products. Unfortunately, many of supplier’s websites are outdated and lack capabilities to meet customer expectations. from the July 23rd, 2013 My Purchasing Center article “First Amazon, Now Google. Will Other Internet Companies Follow?” by […]

Assimilating Innovation (Part 3 of 3): Tracking “The Game Changers” (3D Industri.es) by Jon Hansen

April 16, 2013

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Sometimes – and it doesn’t happen often – one’s own rich history and depth of experience in a particular area intersects with emerging market shifts to provide a moment of epiphanic realization.  What makes this the more exciting, has little to do with being right or calling the shot.  It is instead the actualization of […]

With the failure of the electric car concept in America what impact will this have on the lithium ion battery global supply chain? (Part 2)

December 2, 2011

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If, however, there are 30 CDs produced and demand is still at 20, the price will not be pushed up because the supply more than accommodates demand. In fact after the 20 consumers have been satisfied with their CD purchases, the price of the leftover CDs may drop as CD producers attempt to sell the […]

10 cloud computing companies to watch; Did NetworkWorld get it right?

June 8, 2011

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I always enjoy it when industry pundits (myself included) put on their Carnac The Magnificent hats in an attempt to predict future industry trends. It is a fun exercise that at the end of the day represents a combination of expertise, inside knowledge and perhaps just a touch of the bursitis that enabled my grandfather […]

Google-gate(s): In any jurisdiction or language governments that purchase Microsoft products become a target for lawsuits?

January 28, 2011

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This is the English translation of today’s post from the new Aperçus des achats blog. In my November 2nd, 2010 post Is Google’s recent suit against DOI based more on an entitlement mindset or a misguided understanding of transparency?, I asked the title’s question of our readers and I must admit that the answers I received […]

Enhancing Social Capital Through Personal Interaction: The Possibilities are Endless with etouches

June 17, 2009

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In the recent PI Window on Business* broadcast “The Psychology of Social Networking” we asked the question, is L.J. Hanifan’s 1916 definition regarding social networking a reflection of its true intent that is best achieved or realized through a face-to-face interaction, or does our current technology driven mediums, while lacking in the realm of up […]