Browsing All posts tagged under »Ian Burdon«

Should governments be compelled to re-tender contracts if the incumbent supplier is doing a good job? by Jon Hansen

December 3, 2013

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The other day I posed a question in a number of LinkedIn groups based on a post by Ian Burdon (Risk Aversion, Bad faith and Scams , November 13th, 2013). The question was fairly straight forward; Should governments be compelled to re-tender contracts if the incumbent supplier is doing a good job? (refer to today’s post […]

Sustainability and Finance by Ian Burdon

November 4, 2013

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Editor’s Note: Ian Burdon is currently the Director of Strategic Business Development at Elcom, Inc.  Prior to joining Elcom, Ian held senior positions with the Scottish Government including Head of eProcurement Scotland.  The views in this article represent his personal views and do not reflect the views of Elcom. As I discussed in my last […]

Disconnected policies in public sector spend: Ombudsman Minto’s policy review revisited (Part 2 of 2) by Jon Hansen

August 5, 2013

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In Part 1 of today’s post, I talked about the consensus that public sector procurement is a critical tool in driving socioeconomic benefit. Referencing a number of articles by industry experts, it is clear that there is a universal acknowledgement that we have to do more in terms of leveraging public coffers in critical areas […]

Disconnected policies in public sector spend: A universal problem? (Part 1 of 2) by Jon Hansen

August 2, 2013

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I read with great interest the recent Procurement Insights EU Edition post “A Living Wage” (July 30th, 2013) by Dr. Gordon Murray, and the corresponding follow-up commentary “Additional thoughts regarding the “Living Wage” question” (August 2nd, 2013) by Ian Burdon. In the summer of 2006, I chaired the Summit Roundtable that reviewed the critical elements […]

Another reader and industry exec weighs in on the creditability question surrounding analyst firms

June 18, 2011

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In Tale of Two Cities fashion re it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, this is definitely the worst of times for analyst firms. Back in the late 90s I had been chastised with great regularity for suggesting that analyst firms such as the Aberdeens and Gartners were perhaps more […]

The same old song? Former senior government exec provides yet another interesting take on the cloud

June 13, 2011

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It’s the same old song, but with a different beat . . . from the hit It’s the Same Old Song by the Four Tops (1965) Ian Burdon, who is the Director of Strategic Business Development at Elcom, and a former senior executive with the Scottish Government, offers the following bitingly relevant take on the […]

Former key executive for successful Scottish Government initiative talks about automation success and failure

April 28, 2011

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Ian Burdon, who recently entered the ranks of the private sector, and has held a number of key executive positions within the Scottish Government including being at the helm of the eProcurement Scotland initiative as it’s Program Manager and chief champion, joined me earlier today on the PI Inquisitive Eye from the UK. Ian provided […]