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First Release of full PI Inquisitive Eye Internet TV Broadcast features Colin Cram Discussing UK Government Procurement Policy Shakeup

January 18, 2011

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Cabinet Office minister, Francis Maude, speaking at a meeting attended by 31 major government suppliers including BT, Hewlett Packard, IBM and CapGemini, claimed that large-scale bespoke IT systems – many of which have gone significantly over budget in the past – would henceforth be replaced by less expensive and “off the shelf” offerings. In this […]

Chairman Emeritus at The International Institute for Outsource Management Weighs In on UK Roundtable

October 26, 2010

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As reported in a post last week, I participated in what turned out to be a very interesting and informative Roundtable discussion on Sir Philip Green’s review of the UK Government’s purchasing policies and practices.  (NOTE: for those who may have missed the live broadcast, here is the link to the on-demand audio portion of […]

Shared Services & Outsourcing Network Roundtable Examines Prime Minister’s Speech on Government Waste

October 22, 2010

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As the only North American procurement expert invited to participate in the UK-based roundtable discussion regarding the just released Sir Philip Green Review of UK Government procurement policy and process, I found the perspectives presented during the course of the hour to be both interesting and often insightful. When you have a moment, be sure […]

eVA: Your Still The One!

October 21, 2010

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You are still the one that makes me shout Still the one and I wouldn’t switch We’re still having fun, and you’re still the one… Lyrics from the song “Still The One” by Orleans With the decision to resume my speaking schedule (I had taken time off to write three books), I have had the […]

EXCLUSIVE ROUNDTABLE: UK Government’s ‘crazy’ services expenditure – time to scrap and rethink?

October 18, 2010

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The following post is also available on the Essential Connections Blog This morning I had the opportunity to participate in a roundtable discussion pertaining to the just released review of UK Government Procurement by Sir Philip Green. The following provides both an overview as well as the link to the live and on-demand broadcast. (NOTE: […]

CIPS Presentation at eWorld on Public Sector Adoption of E-Sourcing Tools Timely in Light of Sir Philip Green Review

October 15, 2010

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In light of the Sir Philip Green review of government spending which highlighted some “crazy” decisions on IT spending, University of the West England Professor Andrew Douglas’ eWorld presentation on the utilization of E-Sourcing Tools seems timely. Here is both the audio as well as PowerPoint presentation from his September 28th session.       […]

IACCM CEO Cummins discusses government waste due to poor contract management

October 14, 2010

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Inefficiencies in public spending are a result of the lack of defined practices for managing supply contracts and relationships, according to IACCM, a leading authority on contract and commercial management. The recent review of UK public finances by Sir Philip Green highlighted what the Topshop owner called ‘shocking’ spending processes, claiming that no business could […]