Just because a machine can learn from mistakes doesn’t mean it is self-aware and about to deploy robots to destroy humanity throughout time and space. But it does mean that increasingly, machines can take on more and more human work. On 11 February this year, President Trump signed an executive order directing US government agencies … Continue reading Is Artificial Intelligence Destroying Your Job?
The battle of “human vs. machine” is raging in Hollywood and, increasingly, in the workplace. What does the future hold for AI? 2001: a space odyssey… Terminator… The Matrix… If you were to believe some of the sci-fi blockbusters, you’d think our future as humans is pretty bleak. They all offer a dystopian view of … Continue reading AI and Procurement: Boldly Going Where No Team Has Gone Before?
Why do we all have a voicemail system and why do people continue to leave them? Abby Vige discusses instant gratification… When we’re stuck in the work grind and we see our phone light up with news from beyond our present moment, our spirits buoy a little! Yay! Then we drop when we realise it’s … Continue reading Voicemails Are Dead So Why Do We Use Them?
The framework is dead – long live the framework? As the public sector moves to make collaborative procurement easier, the Dynamic Purchasing System may be the key to long-term planning. So you know all about collaborative procurement frameworks in the public sector? Are you planning on using them in the short-term to kick start your … Continue reading Dynamic Purchasing Systems – The New Normal?
As we move towards a new decade is the emphasis in the procurement world changing – are we going to see a new age, where the Art of Procurement comes to the fore? Much of our focus in the last twenty years or so within the procurement profession and within our specific procurement functions has … Continue reading The Science And The Art Of Procurement
The new “hot” technology generating hype in 2019 is Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Here’s how it can help procurement… Procurement is, by nature, in the business of relationships. Whether it’s managing suppliers or stakeholders, the success of any procurement organisation relies heavily on building relationships between people. Despite this, many procurement professionals do not have … Continue reading Could RPA Make Procurement Jobs More Human?
How should procurement professionals be addressing cybersecurity within their organisations and addressing the weak links? Google and McAfee estimate there are 2,000 cyber- attacks every day around the world, costing the global economy about £300bn a year. The widespread adoption of digital solutions for the management of big data is a threat that is making … Continue reading Cybersecurity – What Does It Mean For Procurement In 2019?