Big Data: A Big Focus For Procurement Organizations

A business’ capacity to generate and store data has doubled approximately every three years since the 1980s. By 2020, analysts estimate that businesses will have 300 times more data available to them than they do today. Of course, that data will do little to enhance business objectives unless it can be effectively captured, managed and […]

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The Benefits Of Integrated Supplier Management To Risk Mitigation

There is a gradual but inevitable evolution occurring in the priorities of the procurement organization; a current pushing towards an ever more active role for procurement in risk management. There are many factors driving this evolution – and each has gained its fair share of media and analyst attention: (a) the growing importance of suppliers […]

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The Four Pillars Of Controlling Services Procurement Spend

This is the first in a five part series on successfully procuring and managing outsourced services. The past decade has seen an acceleration of services outsourcing as companies increasingly focus on their core competencies and business.  With globalization, market and regulatory pressures – as well as heightened competition – businesses have also sought greater flexibility […]

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IBM Positioned in the Leaders Quadrant in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites

I am proud to announce that IBM has once again been positioned in the “Leaders Quadrant” the latest Magic Quadrant research report from Gartner, one of the world’s leading technology research and advisory firms. The Magic Quadrant for Strategic Sourcing Application Suites evaluates 29 leading sourcing and supply management software providers across 15 broad criteria and […]

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