Browsing All posts tagged under »spend matters«

Are associations for sale to the highest bidder? by Jon Hansen

August 18, 2015

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My last post Is The Busch Era Coming To An End . . . Should It Have Started In The First Place?, has generated some interesting feedback. Here are a few examples: “This was quality read and you’ve raised some thought provoking questions!” – Government Market Master Group Member “You really nailed it on Spend Matters and […]

Is The Busch Era Coming To An End . . . Should It Have Started In The First Place? by Jon Hansen

August 14, 2015

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You know how they say that a picture is worth a thousand words? Well as it turns out – at least in the case of Jason Busch, a resume also speaks volumes. Before I share with you the results of my research, I am going to pose the following question; if someone has never actually […]

Spend Matters Sells Out by Jon Hansen

August 12, 2015

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In my July 29th post Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence?, I raised a question that seemed to have struck a nerve with many professionals – both within and external to the procurement world. Included in the numerous points that I had raised, was the link to a humorous, but nonetheless accurate, commentary by John Oliver, […]

Who is footing the bill for your market intelligence? by Jon Hansen

July 29, 2015

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In my interview with Shel Israel back in 2010, we discussed how Twitter would monetize its growing popularity. The segment was aptly titled Can Twitter Make Money. For those who are unfamiliar with Israel, he is one of the country’s foremost authorities on social media, having co-authored the book Naked Conversations, How Blogs are Changing […]

Seeing SciQuest through special glasses? by JonHansen

July 3, 2015

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“Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, one has issued a buy recommendation and three have issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. SciQuest’s rating score has improved by 7.8% from three months ago as a result of a number of analysts’ ratings changes.” – July 2nd, 2015, Dakota Financial […]

Breaking The NIGP Code? by Jon Hansen

June 18, 2015

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Back in the middle of April, I wrote a post titled What is the real cost of moving away from the NIGP Code? At the time, there seemed to be a notable reluctance on the part of NIGP Code licensees such as States, to make the switch to another taxonomy. According to feedback, this reluctance was based upon […]

What does “Covering The Procurement World” really mean? by Jon Hansen

June 14, 2015

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In the 6th chapter of our upcoming book, Kelly Barner and I assess the effectiveness of the media in covering the procurement world. Titled “The Media and Procurement: Are We Really Covered?,” we open the chapter with the following; “I am hard pressed to understand the reasons why industry blogger and analyst coverage of the Periscope acquisition of BidSync […]