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“Black Swans” hitting IT projects

One in six big IT projects go over-budget by an average of 200%, according to new research. The study by Oxford University and McKinsey also […]

Sustainable procurement – “Social” sustainability

Whilst environmental sustainability and the related procurement issues can seen rather far away, what with rain forests and global warming (he said, writing this on […]

QOTW – can public procurement people make it in the private sector?

We didn't get a huge response to our QOTW to be honest. So thanks for Dan for this to the point and high quality response; […]

eWorld 2011 – making friends with Ariba (and other procurement providers)

It was the eWorld event at the QE2 Conference Centre in Westminster on Wednesday and I went along for part of the day.  There were […]

Welcome to Spend Matters UK / Europe

Hello, I'm Peter Smith, Editor of Spend Matters UK / Europe, and I'm delighted you're reading this! Today we have our 'soft' launch of Spend […]

Procurement News – all UK Public Sector stuff today

Less Re:source for the NHS The East Midlands NHS Procurement Hub is to be abolished, Procurement Leaders reports (an 'exclusive' for them - haven't seen […]

OGC and Cabinet Office – the plot thickens (again…)

The Cabinet Office has published organagrams for UK Government Departments including salaries, number of positions at different levels and so on. All very interesting, if […]

Local sourcing, Walmart, and Felicity Kendall’s legs….

Did you see strictly Come Dancing? (Not that I watch it usually of course, just happened to be passing etc etc...) Do you realise that […]

How to make friends and influence people (Part 1): Guy Allen and the iPhone

Guy is a good friend of mine and a great procurement leader; Abbey National / Santander, now Fujitsu CPO.  He is also one of those […]