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Posts from Date:   2009-7

Truckin’

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 30, 2009

I’m on the road today, on the New York Thruway and on the way to my family’s farm in Ohio for some much needed downtime.  It’s a fifteen hour drive so there’s plenty of time to sit back and reflect.  Jerry Garcia’s sketchy voice provides the perfect accompaniment to my journey . .. “Truckin. . […]

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SaaS Business Continuity Risk Mitigation . . and the Supplier Community

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 22, 2009

I’m working on some research on the topic of SaaS business continuity risk mitigation. It’s a fascinating subject because without a doubt – some day – a major SaaS vendor will suddenly close its doors and leave its customers high and dry.  When a vendor for an on-premises solution stops supporting a solution, for whatever […]

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Q2 09 Procurement Technologies Heat Map

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 22, 2009

One of my favorite things to do is to bury myself in a spreadsheet for some good, old-fashioned data analysis.  This long-term interest in numbers is evidenced by my undergraduate degree in economics, with a special interest in statistics.  So yesterday was a very happy day as I spent much of it digging through my […]

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Back to the Future

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 15, 2009

It’s beginning to feel like a reunion around lately with all the new-old names resurfacing in the industry.  Here are but a few of the resurfacings: ·        Click Commerce, or at least the part of the company left after Emptoris acquired the services e-procurement business, has brought back the name Requisite for its business.  Ahh […]

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Reaching Up

by Debbie Wilson  |  July 14, 2009

I’ve had a string of inquiries over the past few weeks from smaller organizations that are keen to invest in procurement technologies – to improve their sourcing processes, to support requisitioning, and to connect online with suppliers.   For me, these calls are often a source of deep frustration.  (Remember I am and forever will be […]

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