SourceCast
By Joey Lombardi
About this podcast
A podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus with occasional guests and career advice as well.

Episodes (Total: 41)
July 17, 2017
Investment firm Jefferies trashed IBM’s AI platform last week while other competitors like OpenText swooped in to kick Big Blue while she was down.  This week, I discuss IBM’s options and... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
July 10, 2017
Over the last 6 months, IBM (in my opinion) has been attracting more negative news. Very recently, thanks to a series of wins in specific strategic areas, IBM’s luck looks to be turning around.... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
July 3, 2017
Softbank has recently secured funding for their fabled vision fund. This week my guest John Silverwood joins me in discussing what a company with a 300-year-plan and billions to invest will do next.... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
June 26, 2017
Uber has been imploding over the last 6 months. Their implosion reached its apex with CEO Travis Kalanick permanently stepping down as CEO. This week we look at all of this issues that led to... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
June 19, 2017
Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7B. AWS is also rumored to have an interest in messaging company Slack.  What does these purchases mean for Amazon’s long term strategy in IT and retail?... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
June 12, 2017
It has been a few months since we talked about HP/HPI/HPE.  With the HPE Discover conference taking place last week, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the status of each of the HP... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
June 5, 2017
IBM is doubling down on eliminating remote work for employees. Since this topic won’t die, I am doubling down on the issue. This episode discusses if this will be a good long-term decision by... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
May 29, 2017
IBM announced that they are retiring their procurement suite Emptoris and moving customers over to their (former) competitor Ariba. Having used the system for several years, I provide thoughts on the... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
May 22, 2017
A major virus named WannaCry hit organizations last week. This week’s podcast drills down on what WannaCry is, how it was able to impact so many companies, and what can be done to avoid this... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
May 18, 2017
Last week, Oracle published a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai supporting his plans to repeal net neutrality protections. On this episode, we discuss Oracle’s potential motivations. Photo: Quino... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
May 12, 2017
Warren Buffett admitted to selling off 1/3 of his IBM stock, which resulted in more poor stock performance for IBM.  With this news and coming off the announcement of 20 straight quarters of decline,... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
May 4, 2017
Since the election of President Trump, Net Neutrality has been a constant topic in the news. This week I go deep into the issue to understand what it means for consumers and corporations.... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
April 28, 2017
Oracle has been looking to start a fight with AWS in the press, and Amazon is actually fighting back. Photo: Jonatan Pie Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
April 20, 2017
5G phone networks are becoming a reality and AT&T wants to control as much bandwidth as possible. As the company makes a play for Straight Path, Verizon is looking to make their own moves. I... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
April 13, 2017
Toshiba is not having a good week.  As the company struggles to survive, political pressures from the Japanese government are complicating an already messy situation. Photo: Amos Bar-Zeev Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
April 6, 2017
Rumors of Oracle purchasing Accenture have been greatly exaggerated. Why wasn’t Larry Ellison interesting in buying one of the largest consulting firms in the world? I also look at other IT... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
March 30, 2017
AI is an exciting concept and technology, but does our excitement overshadow the practical issues with current AI implementations? Will IBM’s Watson be surpassed before it is even fully... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
March 23, 2017
The month of cloud discussion continues. While AWS is the big dog in IaaS right now, does their size make them a target? What does IBM, Oracle, and Google have to do to gain customer’s... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
March 16, 2017
Google has been quietly changing their business strategy from a consumer-only focus to a broader enterprise and consumer goods model. Leveraging their beloved Gmail and Google Apps, the company is... Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice
March 9, 2017
Amazon Web Services (AWS) experienced a 4-hour outage last week.  They say it was a result of human error, but was that explanation a savvy public relations move? Photo: Marc Wieland Podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus and corporate career advice