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How Organizations View the Potential of the Metaverse: A Look at Recent Survey Results

How Organizations View the Potential of the Metaverse: A Look at Recent Survey Results

Recent survey results provide a glimpse into how organizations and experts are viewing the potential of the metaverse. Here are three of interest. PwC – 2022 US Metaverse Survey (July…

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OSINT for Procurement and Supply Chain: No Hype, Just Promise

OSINT for Procurement and Supply Chain: No Hype, Just Promise

OSINT (open source intelligence) is the practice of legally collecting and combining information from publicly available sources (open source meaning the public nature of the data being collected). OSINT has…

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Here’s a Handy Tool for Ensuring Accurate and Trustworthy Information When Performing Business Research

Here’s a Handy Tool for Ensuring Accurate and Trustworthy Information When Performing Business Research

A few years ago, with wonderful input from various industry thought leaders, Kelly Barner (procurement and supply chain writer and expert) and I created a set of succinct guidelines to…

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Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

Researching Supply Markets and the Metaverse: Is It Time to Dip a Toe or Dive Right In?

On the recent DisrupTV podcast hosted by R “Ray” Wang (Constellation Research) and Vala Afshar (Salesforce), guest Robin Murdoch (Accenture) described where the metaverse stands in terms of future adoption…

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ESIG – Ethically Sourced Intelligence Gathering

ESIG – Ethically Sourced Intelligence Gathering

If you watched Impeachment: American Crime Story, you probably remember Episode 3 where Matt Drudge digs through the trash at CBS in search of what turns out to be his…

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Supply Market Research Trends for Procurement and Supply Chain: 2021 Update

Supply Market Research Trends for Procurement and Supply Chain: 2021 Update

Our book, Supply Market Intelligence for Procurement Professionals: Research, Process, and Resources, was published in 2015. To keep up with the continuously evolving and changing nature of supply market intelligence,…

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A New Proactive Approach to Evaluating Information

A New Proactive Approach to Evaluating Information

During my years in academia, I taught information literacy to many college students. This is a fancy way of saying I taught students how to evaluate information so it is…

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Supply Intelligence Is Not Enough

Supply Intelligence Is Not Enough

Trusted Advisor Associates published an article about falsely believing that business is fundamentally about competition and that we need to get away from thinking that our competitors, customers, and partners…

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Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Procurement and Supply Chain Professional Associations for Research, Networking, Education, and Certification

Associations are key providers of market and industry information. They provide opportunities to network with like-minded professionals and are the entities that develop and enforce industry standards, produce certification programs,…

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In 2021, Stay Informed and Entertained with These Procurement and Supply Chain Management Blogs and Podcasts

In 2021, Stay Informed and Entertained with These Procurement and Supply Chain Management Blogs and Podcasts

In the procurement and supply chain management space, there is no shortage of talented, well-informed, and passionate bloggers and podcasters who discuss and write about practically every topic imaginable. These…

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