Spend Matters Afternoon Coffee

Join us for a webinar on March 27!
Sourcing & Contract Management: SAP and Beyond -- Speed and Insight in the Cloud -- During this live virtual session, Spend Matters' Jason Busch and Thomas Kase will look at how the past decade punctuated equilibrium within procurement technology and how cloud models have come to dominate a range of solution areas. Cloud capabilities typically result in quick implementations with limited or no IT involvement. Rapidly deployable in a cloud environment or behind a firewall, the approach has empowered the procurement community in a range of ways including ease-of-use and general front-line business user accessibility, permitting experienced sourcing experts and more traditional "buyers" to walk up to a tool set and be productive.

Guard your minutes, guard your data.
Tangoe announces support for Apple's iPad3 -- Now more than ever, enterprises need to monitor data usage and mobility costs in real-time, in order to minimize mobile expenses for both the employee and/or the enterprise. Tangoe's rTEM solution is designed to be a key component in the elimination of "bill shock" for individuals and enterprises of all sizes and it can be implemented across a wide variety of mobile computing devices, including the new iPad.

Good clean...theft???
It's a dirty job: Police nationwide take on soaring Tide detergent theft -- "These are criminals coming into the store to steal thousands of dollars of merchandise," said Detective Harrison Sprague of the Prince George's County, Md., Police Department, where Tide is known as "liquid gold" among officers. He and other law enforcement officials across the country say Tide theft is connected to the drug trade. In fact, a recent drug sting turned up more Tide that cocaine. "We sent in an informant to buy drugs. The dealer said, 'I don't have drugs, but I could sell you 15 bottles of Tide,' " Sprague told The Daily. "Upstairs in the drug dealer's bedroom was about 14 bottles of Tide laundry soap. We think [users] are trading it for drugs."

New risk to hot dog companies: butt cancer ad campaigns.
Sausage industry blasts 'Hot Dogs Cause Butt Cancer' ad in Chicago -- The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council -- which you can find at the wonderful URL hot-dog.org -- reacted immediately to the billboard, which went up recently on the Eisenhower Expressway. Calling the ad "outrageous" and "inflammatory," the trade group dismissed the PCRM as a "pseudo-medical animal rights group" bent on turning all Americans into vegans.

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