Browsing All posts tagged under »Government of Canada«

Synchronization Versus Compression Should Guide Government Procurement Policy (200th POST)

April 22, 2009

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Government is never boring. On one hand you have the Government of Canada who despite earlier hopes has once again reverted to muscling a shared services platform down the unwilling throats of stakeholders, the majority of whom oppose the current direction. A move which is ironically being introduced at the expense of the very business […]

Quantifying The Intagible: How LM3 Cuts Through The Haze Of Partisan Agendas (LM3 Profile, www.lm3online.org)

October 10, 2008

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“On October 30th, 2006 Sir Nicholas Stern released his Review, The Economics of Climate Change. Stern described climate change as an economic externality which is an economic transaction that generates a positive or negative (re pollution, global warming etc.) effect for an uninvolved third-party such as the general public. Practically speaking, you could refer to […]

While We Were Sleeping: A Story of Misdirected Efforts in the World of Public Sector Procurement Policy

February 29, 2008

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It has been one of the more interesting weeks in the world of Government of Canada procurement policy-making. Despite the numerous “outward facing” storylines that can be pursued in terms of GoC activity, the real action (or lack thereof) is actually within the supplier community itself. I am of course referring to the ongoing inability […]

Supply Chain Confidence? (A PI Q and A)

February 28, 2008

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The following is an interesting question I received from a Master of Science (M.Sc.) Business Technologies student who is working on her thesis “Measuring Confidence in Supply Chain Management System: An empirical approach.” Reader Question: My name is Diana Esparza, M.Sc. Electronic Business Technologies full time student at the University of Ottawa. Currently, I am […]

SME’s Once Again Voice Concerns Over Government of Canada Shared Services Strategy

February 22, 2008

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While I am on the road this week in Houston at a speaking engagement, recent developments from the home front regarding the Government of Canada’s “Managed Services” initiative has again raised alarms within the Canadian SME community. Based on initial comments received from senior industry representatives, the concerns are fueled by the belief that the […]

The Bands of Public Sector Supplier Engagement

December 13, 2007

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“To really leverage vendor partnerships, solution providers need an in.  For the public sector, that entre has to go beyond the program to the individual behind it who understands the market nuances and challenges that can hold partners back.” From the article 25 Public-Sector Channel Leaders (ChannelWeb Network, March 19, 2007)  In one simple statement […]