By Joey Lombardi

About this podcast   English    United States

A podcast discussing large IT suppliers with a procurement focus with occasional guests and career advice as well.
76 episodes · since Sep, 2016
April 16, 2018
Last week Tesla founder Elon Musk proclaimed that “humans were underrated.” As companies plan to spend more on IT and specifically AI, will there be a true ROI or will humans prove to be a cheaper (and better) investment? Related Episodes: SourceCast Episode 080 SourceCast Episode 100 SourceCast Episode 101 Photo by Verena Yunita Yapi […] The post SourceCast: Episode 115: The AI Hype Machine appeared first on The Source.
April 9, 2018
Apple has been making a series of technology decisions that will not only impact their future, but several companies within their supply chain. The company also snagged Google’s AI chief to improve Siri’s abilities. How are these decisions connected and what does this mean for Apple? Listen to find out! Photo by Thammie Cascales on […] The post SourceCast: Episode 114: How About Them Apples? appeared first on The Source.
April 2, 2018
Oracle reversed their fortunes last week by finally defeating Google over Java fair use. Amazon continues to frustrate President Trump which resulted in a Presidential Twitter rant, which led to a stock drop for Amazon. How are these stories connected? Listen to find out! Related Podcasts: Episode 108: The European Union’s Tech Puppet Masters Episode […] The post SourceCast: Episode 113: Unclear Motivations appeared first on The Source.
March 26, 2018
What do Facebook, Oracle, and Micro Focus have in common?  They all had a really bad week. Since I have dedicated a great deal of podcast time to these organizations since the start of SourceCast, I am following up on a few warnings I made over the last year in light of this recent news. […]
March 19, 2018
Broadcom’s attempt to acquire Qualcomm has going up in smoke due to intervention by the Trump administration. This week I go deep on the history of the two companies, Broadcom’s motives for wanting to purchase Qualcomm, and where both companies go next. Referenced Podcasts: SourceCast Episode 66: Toshiba’s Trash SourceCast Episode 78: The Hard Line […]
March 11, 2018
Note: I am posting Episode 110 a day early to test out some back end functionality on the site…enjoy! One of the largest procurement conferences took place last week… Ariba Live! This week’s episode covers the major themes and topics of the event. Photo: Kirstyn Paynter
March 5, 2018
England’s fans of KFC had a rough February. A chicken shortage caused 600 stores to close for several days. In this episode I drill down on the supply chain issue that caused the closures and… have a little bit of fun on this ridiculous topic. Photo: 榮達 陳
Feb. 26, 2018
The European Union is coming down on Google for anti-competitive behavior in search and with their android operating system. But is the EU acting alone or are Google’s enemies pulling the strings? Related Podcasts: Episode 84: Google’s Garbage Episode 85: Is Google Evil? Episode 98: How Google is turning into Microsoft Photo: Scott Webb
Feb. 19, 2018
The Equifax hack from last September is making headlines again as news hits that hackers likely got even more information than originally disclosed. As this story unfolds, there are reports that the government is ending investigations into the original breach and no legal action is being taken against the company or Equifax executives. To freeze […]
Feb. 12, 2018
While the title is a joke, this week I take a serious look at Facebook’s declining usage and the tactics they are deploying to secure a life-long user base.  Their problems go deeper than “fake news”. Photo: Tim Bennett
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