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With AMR announcement, is NASPO distancing itself and the UPPCC certification program from the NIGP? by Jon Hansen

May 22, 2015

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“It appears NIGP just transferred the crown jewels (certification) to NASPO . . . this would have been absolutely unheard of in the past.  Are they (UPPCC) looking to maintain credibility? One aspect we did not discuss.  Most professional organizations are based upon individual memberships.  NIGP is based on agency memberships.  It is the city, […]

March Break (Radio) Madness? by Jon Hansen

March 3, 2014

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Okay, right off the bat I am going to acknowledge the fact that the NCAA March Madness event is hands down the big news this month.  And yes, I do usually watch the games into the wee hours of the night, strategically flipping between different channels so has not to miss any of the action. […]

BREAKING NEWS: Is the acquisition cup half full or half empty: A tale of two takeovers! By Jon Hansen

September 20, 2013

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In business as in life, timing is everything. No sooner had I completed a 2-Part guest post for the Buyers Meeting Point Blog (Part 1 and Part 2), regarding the recent news that SciQuest had acquired CombineNet, and this morning I receive word from our newest sponsor Xchanging that they have acquired MarketMaker 4 (MM4), a […]