Procurement Innovation

January 10, 2018

There has been a lot written about the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it will affect nearly every global industry-from retail to connected vehicles. In my opinion, one of the most exciting areas of impact-albeit far less sexy than drones and self-driving cars-is the global supply chain.

January 08, 2018

The state government's customers can now use its joint purchasing program to build Internet of Things platforms that support technologies for air quality monitoring, traffic management and public safety. Illinois state officials announced Thursday they have named vendors in a master smart street... read more

December 08, 2017

New data reveals that most companies are still ill-prepared for a data-driven procurement process. A recent survey of senior executives who oversee over $450 billion in annual material spending finds that the overwhelming majority (97 percent) believe that a data-driven procurement process is... read more

November 02, 2017

The Boston Transportation Department has gotten smart. Of course, it's always relied on data to manage traffic and plan new initiatives. But now, the agency is taking it further -- a lot further.

October 26, 2017

It’s typical for a company to view energy procurement as simply another cost.  Making the time to understand all of the options and what a company is buying is hard because of the complexity involved with the energy market.

October 10, 2017

Think about the role of effective government: defend the nation from risks and support the citizens, with minimum tax burden. And in a capitalist society that is of, by and for the people, the government needs to tap market innovations of the same people it serves to solve big problems, be it... read more

October 06, 2017

Buying technology can be tangled in red tape, overly nuanced, unnecessarily protracted and sometimes absolutely overwhelming for both industry and government.

September 22, 2017

What: "State Procurement Negotiations: Working Together to Reform and Transform," a report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers and the National Association of State Procurement Officials Why: Most state CIOs and CPOs believe their current procurement processes are... read more

September 13, 2017

We talk a lot about how technology will make our jobs easier. How it will help us diversify our supplier pools, increase agency transparency, provide greater accountability for spend and, ultimately, save taxpayers money. We also preach about how critical technology is becoming to our nation's... read more

gsa procurement innovation government marketplace bill
September 06, 2017

A large, new, Amazon-esque marketplace could be about to open up for commercial retailers across the United States. And its singular customer is huge!

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