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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.
Court battle looms over e-auction ''error''A Chinese company is taking a UK supplier to court over an offer made in an e-auction, which the vendor claims was submitted by his three-year-old daughter.
01 April 2012
IT supply chain is putting national security at riskThe Departments of Energy, Homeland Security and Justice are accused of failing to tackle IT security risks.
26 March 2012
Council tweets to urge local firms to competeNorfolk County Council has begun advertising contract opportunities to local businesses via its Twitter account.
18 March 2012
Social media policy needed to avoid risk"You can't stop employees using social media, you can only guide them in how to use it appropriately and explain to them the consequences if they fail to do so" Nick Thomas, a partner at law firm McGrigors.
16 March 2012
Flexible supply chains drive corporate growthThe fastest growing companies are those with the greatest visibility of their suppliers, a study has found.
09 March 2012
Buyers accused of taking 'cavalier' approach to riskWhen it comes to the long tail of spend, procurement's approach wastes money, purchasers were told at the eWorld Purchasing & Supply event in London.
07 March 2012
Half of buyers use social media to do their jobAsked whether the procurement function uses social media to do its job, 51 per cent said yes, with the remainder saying no.
06 March 2012
Server market held back by hard drive shortagesHeavy floods in the key manufacturing region of Thailand have caused supply issues that are still affecting the market for servers.
29 February 2012
Buyers hit by high mobile data pricesThe OECD is calling for transparent information on data roaming prices to help purchasers get fairer prices.
21 February 2012
Government promises 'quicker, easier and cheaper' IT buying with CloudStoreThe launch of an online catalogue for "off-the-shelf" IT services will offer public sector buyers greater transparency, flexibility and cost savings.
20 February 2012
Asda buys into closer collaboration between suppliersThe retailer has launched a system to help it cut cost, waste and risk across its entire supply chain by encouraging its providers to work together.
10 February 2012
Buyers save healthy £2.7m for London NHS trustsNHS co-operative implements e-procurement to make massive savings for five primary care trusts in the capital.
02 February 2012
Lack of IT integration hinders supply chain efficiencyConstruction and engineering firms say chief cause of supply chain inefficiencies is lack of integration of processes and IT systems.
31 January 2012
New customers boost Ariba revenueSpend management tech firm attributes the increase to new deals signed in the past three months.
29 January 2012
Church aims to save parishes £10 millionA new online buying portal will give 13,000 parishes access to framework agreements for IT software, energy and photocopying.
27 January 2012