Technology Analysts and NDAs

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Yesterday Coupa published a press release announcing that Thomas Kase, a former Spend Matters analyst, joined the cloud spend management vendor. I had the great pleasure of working with Thomas for many years and wish him the very best of luck in his new endeavor. In light of the news, I wanted to take a moment to highlight the confidentiality clauses that a technology analyst must adhere to, a requirement here at Spend Matters and Azul Partners as well as at other firms.

Afternoon Coffee: IBM Patents Idea to Pass Packages Between Drones, The World Catches Cobalt Fever

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IBM has been looking for new lines of business to support future growth for a while now, and a recently submitted patent may just offer that. The price per ton for the cobalt, which is a component of lithium-ion batteries, has soared nearly 70% this year. Afternoon Coffee brings you the latest in procurement and supply chain news.

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