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Is this the beginning of the end of the improbable long run of “one hit” Larry?

May 24, 2012


It is no secret to my regular readers that I am not a big fan of Oracle’s Larry Ellison. The origins of my disenchantment go all the back to the vendor’s early days when Ellison was forced to lay off approximately 10 percent of the company’s workforce due to questionable accounting practices. Specifically Oracle sales […]

Danny DeVito Comments on The SAP Acquisition of Ariba for $4.5 Billion . . . Well Sort Of . . .

May 22, 2012


“You know, at one time there must have been dozens of companies making buggy whips. And I’ll bet the last company around was the one that made the best goddamn buggy whip you ever saw. Now, how would you have liked to have been a stockholder in that company?” Comment made by Danny DeVito in […]

Confessions of a Real-World Procurement Professional by Kelly Barner

April 16, 2012


I will start my contributions to Procurement Insights by laying the truth right out in the open: I am terrible at math. But that confession is just the beginning. In college I took advanced music theory to avoid calculus, and I got my MBA by learning just enough about finance and accounting to get through […]

Does the ISM acquisition of ADR send a warning shot over the bow of traditional consulting firms that a new model is on the near horizon?

March 27, 2012


In my preparation for my interview with ADR International’s Bill Michel, who’s company was recently acquired by ISM – well actually the association’s newly established for-profit company called ISM Services, I could not help but wonder if this marked the beginning of a new era. Specifically, if the ISM move finally represented the acknowledgement of […]

Ahead of the curve with 2012 predictions . . .

November 21, 2011


The following is today’s post from our newest blog, SpendShifts . . .  It only seems reasonable that a company such as Rosslyn Analytics who is shall we say ahead of the curve when it comes to spend management solutions is also going to be assuming a leadership position relative to making bold (okay if […]