Small Enterprise SituAction: A CIO Assesses the Structure of the IT Team

Good IT leaders are supported by great IT teams. Take the opportunity to reassess the makeup and capabilities of the team.

Google Cloud Assembles Dream Team

A new wave of rock star cloud executives are joining Google Cloud as the company makes a strong pivot towards the enterprise market.

Coupa Set to Acquire Exari – CLM Market Consolidation Continues

Coupa, a leading source-to-pay (S2P) provider, announces planned acquisition of Exari, a leading CLM provider, for $215M in cash as contract lifecycle management (CLM)...

Getting the Most Out of Your Procurement (Sourcing) Department

Sooner or later you will have to collaborate with your procurement or sourcing department to onboard your vendor, conduct an RFP, or negotiate the vendor’s renewal....

Oracle’s Cloud Purchase Programs – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Oracle is not faring well with sales of Oracle Cloud products, especially in the IaaS and PaaS product segments. With the aim of converting its massive customer base from...

SAP S4/HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part II: HANA DB Hype?

HANA is SAP’s first serious entry into the database market segment. HANA is touted as being superior in performance when working with SAP applications vs. alternate...

SAP Ariba and RapidRatings Work Together to Streamline Risk Management

RapidRatings and SAP Ariba are working together to provide their customers with a more flexible risk-management solution. Through open APIs, SAP Ariba customers can...

SAP S4/HANA and HANA Licensing Series – Part I: The Forced “Upgrade”

Current SAP ECC customers have a decision to make, as SAP has announced the end of ECC support effective 2025, in effect mandating a move to its next-generation ERP...

Vendor Management Skills: A Critical Skill Set You Should Include in Every Interview

Vendor management skills are essential to ensure the successful execution of your IT strategy. The ability to objectively navigate, negotiate, perform conflict...

SLA Hocus Pocus

Historically, vendor-provided service-level agreements (SLAs) have been moderately valuable (at best) for customers, but even those are disappearing. Through sleight of...
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