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Contracting Excellence Magazine - Oct 2009
Last year, IACCM undertook a study of the companies most admired for their post-award contract management. It resulted in a detailed report that set out the steps needed to achieve this recognition. Over recent months, we have repeated the exercise to establish which companies are most admired for their negotiation capabilities. Today we publish those results. Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM
A unique global survey of members of the International Association For Contract & Commercial Management (IACCM) confirms that overall trading conditions have moved to a balanced position, with 32% reporting a continued decline in business over the last 60 days against 29% indicating an upturn. There is wide-spread optimism that the worst is over, with Asia-Pacific especially buoyant. But conditions vary by geography - and more starkly by industry. Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM
IACCM is delighted to announce that Margaret Smith, Executive Director for Contract Management at Accenture; Timothy S. McCarthy, Worldwide Director of Contracts & Pricing at Rockwell Automation; and Chris Mead, Commercial Director at QinetiQ Group have been awarded the status of Honorary Fellow, Contract & Commercial Management, following review and election by a peer group of professionals. Tim Cummins, CEO, IACCM
If you're signing a contract that involves a transfer of data, you need a project-specific security plan. Too often, detailed plans are overlooked in favour of a simple duty: "you must take appropriate technical and organisational measures." Such brevity is understandable – but it is also unacceptable. In this Opinion, Struan Robertson explains why. Struan Robertson, a Legal Director with Pinsent Masons LLP
A recent IACCM survey on business travel revealed that 66% now use 'viable alternatives' to travel, as a replacement to face-to-face meetings. While many are pressured to find alternatives, many also find them very useful - embracing web-based conferencing technologies that they claim can, at least in some respects, enhance communication. In an interview with Brett Pauly from Cisco, IACCM's Sandra Lewy examines some of the pro's and con's of the virtual meeting for those in the world of contracts and negotiations. Sandra Lewy, Business Analyst, IACCM
Commitment Matters is the blog that features opinions and ideas for all those interested in contract and commercial management. In the last 30 days, the most viewed article has been a challenge to the contracts, legal and procurement community to rethink the role and contribution of contracts to the business. It is reproduced here.
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