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Ariba sells services business to Accenture

In a move that surprised many, Ariba have sold their sourcing services group business to Accenture. That makes Ariba pretty much a pure software firm, […]

Booz and Kearney to merge? UK implications

Press coverage last week focused on a potential merger between Booz and Co and A.T. Kearney. Jason has covered it in detail here, but in […]

A modern fairy story; Hedra, VT, Mouchel, Babcock…etc

Once upon a time, a small consulting firm called Hedra did a lot of work for the UK Government and got to be quite big.  […]

Tuesday Rant: hold the front page, company wants to save money

Could we just agree, that it goes without saying; every company wants to save money from procurement; they are going to do jolly exciting things […]

Spend Matters post on banker’s bonuses

I have written another piece for Spend Matters, covering a subject I originally wrote about here, and intend to return to in 2010 - banker's […]

The city gravy train and procurement

Chris Blackhurst (October16th) in the Evening Standard wrote about the City gravy train and blamed the customers of city firms for allowing huge profits and […]