Gartner Blog Network

Posts from Date:   2008-9

Live from Silicon Valley: The Cradle of E-Procurement Civilization

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 25, 2008

I’ve had the opportunity to spend the last few days in San Francisco and the South Bay area, my old stomping ground, visiting Gartner clients, attending a few days of Oracle OpenWorld and meeting with several Oracle EBS / PeopleSoft customers.  It’s been the perfect place to finish my research for my upcoming Oracle procurement […]

Read more »

The Oracle – Ariba Ballet

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 20, 2008

If I received a dime for every time I have been asked whether I thought Oracle would buy Ariba . . . well . . I wouldn’t be rich, but I sure would have a pretty, shiny pile of coins to show for it.  I might even have enough to buy a ticket to the […]

Read more »

Humanity and Procurement

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 18, 2008

The bad news in the financial markets this week – the rescue of AIG, the tenuous position of Morgan Stanley and Washington Mutual – are enough to ruin anyone’s day. Procurement in particular will face increased pressure and a renewed sense of urgency to push suppliers for new cost reductions as many of our organizations […]

Read more »

I’m Back!

by Debbie Wilson  |  September 16, 2008

 Please forgive me for quoting a beloved but gnarly Aerosmith lyric – I can’t get this one out of my head:   “I’m back!  Back in the saddle again!”  Why, might you ask, are these words playing just a bit obnoxiously in my background, like too-loud elevator music, distracting me from my routine musings and mulling?  […]

Read more »