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Data Coalition: New GSA Procurement Announcement Indicates Serious Consideration of Ending Dun & Bradstreet’s Monopoly

Hudson Hollister, writer for Data Coalition blog, provides interesting insight on a new procurement announcement from the General Services Administration (GSA) that “has confirmed that the U.S. federal government is seriously…

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Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset

Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset

LexisNexis recently posted an article I wrote for its Biz Blog, entitled Step One for Supply Market Intelligence Success: Embracing the Intelligence-Forward Mindset. Here is the introductory paragraph: Supply market…

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Cottrill Research’s Open Access Research Provider List of Honor

Cottrill Research’s Open Access Research Provider List of Honor

In recognition of Open Access Week, which was last week (Oct. 23 – 29), Cottrill Research is honoring research resource providers that make available information and data of value to…

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Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

Revised: Facing the Reality About Supply Market Intelligence

In 2014, I addressed the issue of how to tackle a supply market intelligence (SMI) initiative when you (and other procurement professionals) are stressed for time and dealing with a…

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Clarivate Analytics’ The State of Innovation 2017: Industry Boundaries Are Being Removed

Clarivate Analytics’ The State of Innovation 2017: Industry Boundaries Are Being Removed

In an opening message to readers of Clarivate Analytics’ The State of Innovation 2017 report, CEO Jay Nadler writes about the insights revealed, most notably the removal of industry boundaries. “Looking…

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A.T. Kearney 2017 Global Services Location Index Spotlights Automation as Massive Job Displacer

On September 18, A.T. Kearney released its 2017 Global Services Location Index™ (GSLI), a study that analyzes and tracks the contours of the offshoring landscape in 55 countries across three major…

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Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch!

Announcing the Launch of ProcureSearch! ProcureSearch is an open access hub that lists and updates key supply market intelligence resources. In 2014, Kelly Barner and I published Supply Market Intelligence for…

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2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI 17): How Competitiveness and Trust in Digital Economies Vary Across the World

The Fletcher School at Tufts University, in partnership with Mastercard, have published the 2017 Digital Evolution Index (DEI 17). According to the Executive Summary in the findings report: The DEI…

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Use This Handy Checklist To Efficiently Evaluate News Stories

  IBISWorld recently published my article, Detecting Fake News and Baloney During Procurement Research, where I provide background information and a checklist that procurement (and business) professionals can use to efficiently…

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Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection Mid-Year 2017 Update

Supply Market Intelligence Index Collection Mid-Year 2017 Update

In the past six months new indices have been added to the Supply Market Intelligence collection and others have been weeded out. Here are indices, mostly open access, new to…

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