Celebrity CEO Series: John Little and Portal Software proves that you don’t have to make money to make money

Besides, $220 million is quite a premium for a company that lost $75 million last year, said Patrick Kelly, partner and founder of analyst firm OSS Observer. In fact, Portal hasn’t had a profitable year from a revenue standpoint since its very successful initial public offering in May 1999. from the April 13th, 2006 Connected … Continue reading

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Klout in the world of social media extends to all industries . . . what is your reach and influence?

The following post was originally published in the Procurement Insights Blog pertaining to the influence of those within the purchasing industry. That being said, the principles presented in the article can be easily applied to any industry or for that matter individual looking to quantify their social media and social networking reach. According to a … Continue reading

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PI Inquisitive Eye goes undercover at SAP, Oracle and Ariba

It isn’t often that you get the opportunity to be the proverbial fly on the wall in terms of having access to the hallowed boardrooms and back offices of industry giants such as SAP, Oracle and Ariba. But flies on the wall we were, when the PI Inquisitive Eye went undercover at an SAP board … Continue reading

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Will the real Daffy Duck(s) please stand up!

daffy duck adrift

“Let me explain it to you this way Jon,” offered one of my lecturers in a course I was taking . . . “it’s like you are a passenger on the Titanic and after striking the iceberg you run to the Captain’s deck to let him know what happened and discover that the Captain is … Continue reading

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A Big Brother with HP, IBM and Oracle Senior Executives?


Dear CBS, have I got a great idea for your next Big Brother run . . . execs from HP, IBM and Oracle will bring double crosses, feigned alliances and even a sex scandal to the show.  Call me! Related Posts: September 17th, 2010 (Procurement Insights): Drinking the HP Kool-Aid September 17th, 2010 (Procurement Insights): The … Continue reading

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The Emptoris Evolution: A Vision of Planned Continuity (Air Date Sept. 29th)

As the business mainstream begins to look for new avenues of driving both efficiencies and savings in their supply chain practice, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors are coming into their own as the only real alternative to the traditional, and largely ineffective ERP-based solution providers. This has prompted a migration of sorts for Tier One giants such … Continue reading

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