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This topic contains articles on e-procurement, e-sourcing and electronic purchasing. It also includes articles on the buying of IT goods and services.
Cabinet Office reboots IT framework strategyThe government has cancelled three IT framework agreements over concerns they are not sufficiently accessible for SMEs.
21 December 2012
Remote control'Bring your own device' (BYOD) is a hot topic, but what legal implications should a firm in favour of this bear in mind?
13 December 2012
Weak economy hurts semiconductor salesThe market for semiconductors used in electronics, including music equipment and lighting, will fall by 2.3 per cent this year, but will bounce back in 2013.
12 December 2012
In with the in crowdDrawing on the ideas of the masses to devise new goods or services is a concept now spreading to procurement. Nick Martindale looks at how crowdsourcing works.
08 November 2012
Government attracts SMEs to the 'G-Cloud'Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude also announces the leasing of Admiralty Arch as part of consolidating the number of government offices.
26 October 2012
Loyalty to suppliers stops food companies adopting e-sourcing"A suppliers' true rock-bottom price is almost always lower than a buyer suspects," said Len Kaplan, VP of sales at e-sourcing firm Intesource.
25 October 2012
'Pool cloud spend to speed up development,' EU members toldEC argues its strategy could deliver 2.5 million jobs and €160 million (£127.6 million) in economic contributions by leveraging public sector buying power to drive demand.
28 September 2012
a rainy daySam De Silva outlines the uses of indemnities and explains where the inclusion of one can be of great significance and also where it isn't.
13 September 2012
Six London authorities hope to save £6 million through IT database dealThis system not only cuts our running costs but improves our systems, reduces paperwork and makes it easier for our suppliers to do business with us. Councillor Paul McGlone, lead member for finance at Lambeth Council.
05 August 2012
Scientists team up to research food waste as an energy sourceCitrus residue, cashew shells and coffee waste are among the by-products of the food supply chain that scientists are hoping to harness as alternative carbon source for bio-fuel.
04 August 2012
NHS slashes £1.5bn from IT and management costsThe Department of Health said the savings have freed up cash to be spent on frontline services but shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said overall spending levels have been cut.
09 July 2012
IBM saves $43 million by lowering energy useThe technology business also cut carbon dioxide emissions by 175,000 tonnes by reducing its company-wide energy use.
08 July 2012
Public projects should adopt Olympic procurement approachOlympic Delivery Authority chairman Sir John Armitt also calls on the UK government to enable contractors to use London 2012 as launch pad to international opportunities.
06 July 2012
MoD lambasted for inefficient stock-keepingThe UK's defence department has been accused of wasting money on holding unnecessarily large stocks of clothing, medical supplies and spares for vehicles, ships and aircraft.
29 June 2012
Use corporate goals to get P2P system complianceBuyers advised to link use of purchase-to-pay technology to a company-wide aim to get employees to conform.
28 June 2012