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Is Duke ready to make a move away from SciQuest? by Jon Hansen

August 26, 2014

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One of the great things about being the rebel in the procurement world is that you become the clearing house for industry news simply because your are viewed as being neutral.  In short, people are more inclined to tell you things because they know that their confidences can be trusted, and that you are going […]

STOCKTON, CALIFORNIA by Colin Cram

August 1, 2012

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The bankruptcy of Stockton, California, is a stark reminder of what can befall cities that mismanage their finances. There are some similarities with Greece – making unfundable commitments to workers over wages, spending on ill-conceived projects such as the $35n spent on a city hall that remains unused and is now infested by rats, and […]

Dinosaurs, Meteors and a Fork in the Road Awaits Us in 2011

December 30, 2010

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When I was once again contacted by the Shared Services and Outsourcing Network asking me about my predictions for 2011 I must admit that my thoughts immediately turned to the significant changes in the eProcurement market landscape and how this might influence organizations in terms of their approach regarding the contemplation of outsourcing as a […]

North Carolina Ariba-based Procurement Program Tanks: Department of National Defence Deja Vu?

November 10, 2010

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I remember when I did my research of the North Carolina At Your Service procurement platform in 2004 for a white paper that was published in early 2005. Based upon Ariba technology (is it just me or is Ariba turning-up like the proverbial bad penny of failed initiatives?), what impressed me the most had nothing […]