November Album Review with the Foo Fighters, Gemma Hayes and the Hookworms

- November 29, 2014 12:39 AM | Categories:

As we move towards our end of year round up, there are still a few big albums emerging, as well as some unexpected surprises. Of the latter group, Bones and Longing by Gemma Hayes is certainly one. The jaw-droppingly beautiful Irish singer songwriter issued her first album, the excellent Mercury Prize nominated, tuneful folk-pop Night On My Side back in 2003. But her three subsequent albums, whilst perfectly pleasant, didn’t move her forward, and I thought she had disappeared into domesticity or song writing for others. But now in her late thirties, she is back with certainly her best album […]

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Down the Procurement Pub with Zycus, the Labour Party, Science Warehouse, and The Vinyl Records

- November 28, 2014 7:31 AM | Categories:

zycus dinner Thanks to everyone who came to the CPO Connect Zycus dinner on Tuesday night in London. Interesting food at the Maze restaurant – small “tasting” dishes with some unusual flavour combinations. I spoke before dinner, and we then had a great discussion – really one of the best I’ve experienced at this sort of event, with some stimulating questions and ideas being thrown around. The topic was Securing the Future of Procurement – and we’ll feature some of the content here shortly from that evening. Thanks to Zycus but particularly to everyone who came and contributed so splendidly. _____________________________ You […]

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Happy Thanksgiving and David Gustin talks SupplierPay at the White House!

Peter Smith - November 28, 2014 4:28 AM
Happy Thanksgiving to our readers in the United States of America! Because of that holiday, we don’t have our usual Friday round-up from our sister site in the US, but instea... more ▸

Tying up T&E Loose Ends: T&E Meets Risk Management (Part 3) pro

Thomas Kase - November 28, 2014 2:31 AM
In previous installments of this PRO series, Spend Matters VP of Research Thomas Kase discussed the amount of risk companies face when deploying workers around the globe and what p... more ▸

This Week’s Summary of Articles from Public Spend Matters Europe

Nancy Clinton - November 28, 2014 12:30 AM
It’s that time of the week again when we give you a roundup of the articles published on Public Spend Matters Europe. Our site, launched on September 1st, is continuing to receiv... more ▸

Who Gets to Keep Procurement Savings – our Paper Answers this Question!

Peter Smith - November 27, 2014 7:32 AM
We announced our new research paper (sponsored by BravoSolution) a couple of weeks ago – Three Occasions When Procurement Should Spend More. And you can download it here, fre... more ▸

IT Supply Chain Developments and Their Impact on Buying Decisions – Part 5

Nancy Clinton - November 27, 2014 4:31 AM
Pleased welcome the next post from Al Nagar, Head of Benchmarking, KnowledgeBus, which marks the fifth in a series of advisory posts sharing recent movements and impactors with... more ▸

Identifying And Responding to Risks Faced By A Global Workforce: T&E Meets Risk Management (Part 2) pro

Thomas Kase - November 26, 2014 6:37 AM
What do companies need to be aware of when managing corporate travel and a global workforce? Spend Matters VP of Research Thomas Kase, who has experience working abroad and is our ... more ▸

Understanding “Duty of Care” When Managing Corporate Travel: T&E Meets Risk Management (Part 1) pro

Thomas Kase - November 25, 2014 6:28 AM
Vendors hawking T&E software that spans travel booking and expense management claim that it is not just about policy compliance, but that it is also about the risk management benef... more ▸

Choosing Procurement Technology – Where Maturity Meets Solutions pro

Thomas Kase - November 24, 2014 6:44 AM
Selecting procurement technology that grows with an organization as it matures is no easy feat. This Spend Matters brief, Part 2 in a series on the topic, explores how to think abo... more ▸

Best of Spend Matters Network – Week of Nov. 17 Plus

Kaitlyn McAvoy - November 21, 2014 10:13 AM
Welcome back to another edition of our "best of" roundup - where we share the most popular and noteworthy articles published around the Spend Matters Network this week. Enjoy!... more ▸

CPOs at ProcureCon Talk About Supplier Innovation – and How to Capture It Plus

Peter Smith - November 20, 2014 2:20 AM
Innovation has become one of the very hottest of hot topics in procurement circles over the last couple of years. At the recent ProcureCon conference in Berlin, it was covered over... more ▸