3 Strategies for Success in the Age of Intelligence

Ardent Partners recently published a report “Cognitive Procurement: The Age of Intelligence,” which examines the field of cognitive computing and discusses how the capabilities in these new and emerging solutions could impact and fundamentally change the procurement industry. The report, sponsored by IBM Watson Supply Chain, is hot off the presses and available for immediate […]

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Anheuser-Busch: Cheers to Product Quality, Price, and Availability

When toasting this holiday season, Anheuser-Busch ensures quality, price, and availability of your favorite lager in your hand. Anheuser-Busch InBev created an integrated global procurement process that leverages the company’s scale – while promoting knowledge sharing and collaboration in an organization with many diverse talents and and areas of expertise. In fact, procurement is critical […]

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IBM World of Watson Tweet Chat: Embedding Cognitive for Insightful Actions

Are you ready for the next digital revolution? Welcome to the cognitive computing era. Next week at World of Watson, you’ll discover how cognitive computing is redefining how we live and work. You’ll learn how IBM Watson can address the most complex business challenges, provide critical insights and empower professionals to unleash their potential and […]

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Cognitive Procurement on Display at IBM Empower 2016

IDC estimates that by 2020, half of all business analytics software will incorporate cognitive computing functionality.1 The nonprofit Pew Research Center echoes that point: “By 2025, artificial intelligence will be built into the architecture of countless functions of business and communication, increasing relevance, reducing noise, increasing efficiency and reducing risk across everything from finding information […]

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Tweet Chat October 5th: Innovation in Procurement

IBM Empower begins next Tuesday, and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s a fun excuse to delight in the Floridian sunshine (and thunderstorms, as is often the case). More importantly, it’s a great opportunity to connect with procurement luminaries who are reinventing the profession and strategically leading their organizations to unprecedented levels of innovation. Even […]

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A Sneak Peek at Procurement’s Cognitive Future

In this audio podcast, Dan Carrell, IBM’s Vice President, Client Services, Procurement, pulls back the curtain for a preview of what he will present during the Thursday General Session at Empower 2016. He covers how procurement leaders today face greater expectations to deliver more and more, and discusses cognitive procurement’s vast potential to unlock new […]

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The Future of Procurement: Cognitive Technologies – Get Ahead of the Competition with 6 Key Projects

Cognitive computing – technologies that can learn and reason – are being applied with increasing frequency by leading Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 companies. IDC, the highly respected technology research firm, estimates that by 2020, 50 percent of all business analytics software will incorporate cognitive computing functionality.[1] Cognitive technology isn’t merely an iteration of today’s […]

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ProcureCon for IT Sourcing: Will You Push Past the Procurement Tipping Point?

Millions of years stand between us and the birth of the magnificent Rocky Mountains. Ageless and sublime, they offered the perfect counterpoint to the hypermodern event which brought me to Denver earlier this summer: ProcureCon for IT Sourcing. Stationed at the Denver Tech Center, ProcureCon played off the innovative ripples that permeate the ever-enterprising city […]

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Peek Inside the Confidential Strategies of Top-Performing Procurement Organizations

The challenges for procurement organizations have never been greater. After years of success driving wave after wave of savings, many procurement organizations have found themselves with stronger influence within their enterprise. Yet the bar continues to rise. Evermore complex categories of spend must be tackled and mastered to deliver sustainable savings. Compliance and risk mitigation […]

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Forrester Research Rates IBM a “Leader” in Contract Lifecycle Management

The average Fortune 1000 company can maintain around 40,000 active contracts, often with obligations that number in the tens of thousands considering the nature of complex services agreements. Surprisingly, most contracts are still being managed using manual processes or with very limited technologies. The status-quo approach often leads to poor visibility and control over contracts, […]

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5 Steps to Harnessing the Power of Supplier Innovation

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” It’s one of the well-known quotes attributed to Apple’s founder and former CEO Steve Jobs. Jobs knew that innovation creates value, and creates success. The inverse can be true as well. With a nod to Charles Darwin, it’s not always the strongest company that survives, it’s the […]

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Are you ready for 2025?

This post is part of The Future Project 2025 series. Follow along as IBM thought leaders and futurists envision the impact of big data and analytics on commerce. When we think about where we will be in 10 years, it’s hard to say. Some of the things we will be using haven’t even been invented […]

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