Spend Matters UK/Europe Round-Up

This week's Question of the Week has to do with the barriers that small suppliers face in competing for large private and public sector organizations. Read and opine.

Fill in the blank.
Spot the missing word in these two quotes from just a few months ago. The first is from Computerworld.
The European Outsourcing Association named ______ its 2010 outsourcing destination of the year. "________ is a rising destination and well suited to support multinational corporations for their Africa and even Middle East operations," said Atul Vashistha, CEO of offshoring consultancy NeoAdvisory.

Peter weighs in with some final analysis on Emptoris' acquisition of Rivermine -- "To complete the discussion for now at least, I've been reflecting on what this means for market positioning for Emptoris and competitors, and also how customers might look at the various competitive offerings and think about what it is that interests them particularly."

We do a lot of Ariba coverage on the US Spend Matters (as you all well know). Here's Peter's view: Ariba results and Jason Busch asks if they'll acquire the whole world? --

And finally, here's some interesting continuation of Peter's post last week on the disappearance of the OGC:

- UK Government procurement part 2: The History of OGC – was it all worthwhile?

- UK Government procurement part 3: life after OGC

Stay safe through the blizzard, Midwesterners!

- Sheena Moore

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