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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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The Newly Launched International Market & Competitive Intelligence Magazine Is Valuable Reading

The Newly Launched International Market & Competitive Intelligence Magazine Is Valuable Reading

The International Market & Competitive Intelligence (IMCI) Magazine is a newly launched open source publication that focuses on competitive and market intelligence topics. The Editor in Chief is Rom Gayoso,…

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Trust Your Supplier (TYS) Data Partners and Marketplace

Trust Your Supplier (TYS) Data Partners and Marketplace

Furthering the collaboration that began in 2019, RapidRatings (RR) and Trust Your Supplier (TYS) announced an integration that provides a seamless port into RR’s FHR Network. This allows buyers to…

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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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S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger: Initial Thoughts

S&P Global and IHS Markit Merger: Initial Thoughts

On Nov. 30, 2020, S&P Global and IHS Markit announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement to combine in an all-stock transaction which values IHS Markit at an…

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Public Spend Forum Launches PPE and COVID-19 Products Marketplace

Public Spend Forum Launches PPE and COVID-19 Products Marketplace

Public Spend Forum has announced the launch of a new PPE and COVID-19 products marketplace. Fandes, an ecommerce marketplace, and GovShop, a global government supplier discovery platform, have collaborated to…

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Institute for Supply Management Launches Hospital PMI, Renames Non-Manufacturing Index to Services PMI, and Redesigns Website

Institute for Supply Management Launches Hospital PMI, Renames Non-Manufacturing Index to Services PMI, and Redesigns Website

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) launched its first Hospital PMI, which assesses domestic hospital supply chains, and is the first vertical ISM Report On Business. ISM collaborated with the Association…

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We Need To Talk About Deepfakes

We Need To Talk About Deepfakes

The growing war on authenticity, which includes fake news and production of counterfeit goods, now extends to include deepfakes. Originating from a Reddit account, the term deepfake refers to the…

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Good News! Buyers Meeting Point Acquires MyPurchasingCenter

Good News! Buyers Meeting Point Acquires MyPurchasingCenter

Buyers Meeting Point (BMP) has announced its acquisition of MyPurchasingCenter (MPC), a highly regarded source of news and information for procurement and supply management professionals. According to the press release:…

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Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefings Provide Updates About the Spread of Coronavirus Information via Social Media Platforms

Coronavirus Misinformation Weekly Briefings Provide Updates About the Spread of Coronavirus Information via Social Media Platforms

The Oxford Internet Institute is publishing “Coronavirus Misinformation: Weekly Briefings” that provide a weekly report about the spread of coronavirus information across multiple social media platforms. The Briefings are part…

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