By Michael Krigsman on March 17, 2011
Recorded audio interview discussing IT success and failure from a CIO perspective. Includes discussion of collaboration and knowledge sharing.
By Brian Sommer on February 8, 2011
Suppose a consulting firm is helping your company choose between upgrading your ERP software or replacing it with a new SaaS (software as a service) solution. If the functionality is close, which solution would they recommend? Some clients might be surprised to learn that a consultant would recommend the on-premise solution over the cloud/SaaS solution [...]
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By Michael Krigsman on January 11, 2011
The best consultants, who genuinely do the right thing for clients, are worth their weight in gold.
By Jason Busch on October 6, 2010
In a surprise move, Ariba announced this morning that they were selling their sourcing services and BPO businesses to Accenture. At the time of the announcement, it was not clear whether all of these assets would end up with Acce…
By Jason Busch on June 11, 2010
The business press has been buzzing today with the news of a potential merger between AT Kearney and Booz and Company. As a Friday research assignment, we decided to do a bit of homework on the size and background of both firms. This post contains …
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By Jason Busch on April 2, 2010
Over a Belgian ale at my local low-budget yet high-end gastropub in Chicago (Hopleaf) last week, I caught up with my good friend Kevin Brooks. Kevin is an extremely forward-thinking fellow when it come to contemplating where the procurement sector is going and what organizational priorities will be. And he’s usually — except when he’s [...]
By Michael Krigsman on March 8, 2010
Few subjects are as controversial, emotionally charged, and fraught with misunderstanding as establishing blame for failed IT projects.
By Jason Busch on January 7, 2010
Earlier in the week, Ariba announced it was partnering with Wipro Consulting
Services in a licensing deal. Ariba’s goal is to get the outsourcing firm’s consulting arm up and running on its sourcing application. Taken alone, the deal is unremarkab…
By Jason Busch on January 5, 2010
What will a thriving procurement function look like over the next five or so years? I’d like to begin a dialogue here on this blog, hoping that a number of people can share their perspectives on what a thriving procurement function helps to make happ…
By Michael Krigsman on October 19, 2009
CRM failure remains a significant problem in many organizations. For that reason, it’s important to explore why so many of these projects do not achieve their potential. Related: CRM failure rates: 2001-2009 For this reason, I asked Jill Dyché, a Partner with IT services and management consulting firm, Baseline Consulting to write a guest post [...]