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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 […]

Supply Management interview with Virgin Media procurement head

We might start a new feature here - we'll call it "questions I would have liked to ask". Don't you sometimes see interviews - with […]

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 […]

An open letter to Sepp Blatter and FIFA

Dear Mr Blatter The allegations of bribery around voting for the World Cup are unwelcome and serious.  So it would seem to be an appropriate […]

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 […]