Welcome to a special BriefingsDirect podcast coming to you from the Ariba LIVE 2010 Conference in Orlando.

This podcast is a presentation of a May 25 stage-based panel event on the implications of cloud computing for procurement, supply-chain management, and a host of other business functions. For those of you unable to attend the actual conference, please now listen to this lively and informative panel by a group of noted industry analysts.

Here is the moderator of our discussion, Tim Minahan, Chief Marketing Officer at Ariba.

Minahan: When discussing heady topics like the cloud, procurement, and finance, and looking at the future of business-to-business (B2B) commerce, we thought it important for you to hear from the experts. So we have assembled a panel of the leading analysts -- the folks that you turn to to benchmark your performance, uncover best practices, and make IT buying decisions.

I'd like to welcome our panelists: Mickey North Rizza from AMR Research (a Gartner company), Chris Sawchuk from The Hackett Group, Robert Mahowald from IDC, and Bruce Guptill from Saugatuck Technology.

Find the podcast on iTunes/iPod and Podcast.com. Read a full transcript or download a copy. Sponsor: Ariba.

Direct download: BriefingsDirect-Analyst_Define_Cloud_Commerce_Value_at_Ariba_Event.mp3
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