TCGi Quarterly Happenings: SAM, e-Procurement e-Book, Awards, Announcements & More!

TCGi Quarterly Happenings: SAM, e-Procurement e-Book, Awards, Announcements & More!

    TCGi kept it all the way up with accolades and announcements! With new partnerships and expanded capabilities, our 2017 looks to end on a great note!                                                       […]

Tech Tips to be Safer During Hurricanes and Other Disasters

Tech Tips to be Safer During Hurricanes and Other Disasters

Over the last few weeks, and counting, the southeast United States and many Caribbean islands have been devastated by hurricanes and tropical storms. While on the west, wildfires continue to spread. Unfortunately, the predictions for future catastrophes similar to those aforementioned will happen more frequently, and worse, with more vengeance.

Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend — A Brief Primer (different names, same procurement challenge)

Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend — A Brief Primer (different names, same procurement challenge)

Introduction Maverick Spend, Rogue Spending and Tail Spend are common terms in procurement. As an adjective, rogue can be defined as unpredictable. Maverick can be defined as unorthodox or independent. Well, Tail, we’ll explain that in a minute. Clearly, when talking about your procurement spend processes and procedures, these are not descriptors that will instill […]

TCGi Summer Intern Blog Series #2: Sama Manchanda – 3D Printing & Solar Cars

TCGi Summer Intern Blog Series #2: Sama Manchanda – 3D Printing & Solar Cars

Hi! My name is Sama (pronounced like summer with a Brooklyn accent) and I am one of the three interns working at TCGi this summer. My internship involved working on the data procurement team. The two people I have interacted most with are, Margaretta, the company controller and Sandhya, the IT and implementation specialist. There […]

Tech Concepts 2Q News – Check out the Happenings & Events from the Second Quarter!

Tech Concepts 2Q News – Check out the Happenings & Events from the Second Quarter!

To find out about all of the amazing happenings and events of the second quarter of 2017, please click here!  It includes the next Ask-Avis webisode on un-managed spend and highlights from events in Sydney, Orlando, NYC, New Orleans, Chicago & more!  
New Webisode in the Ask-Avis Series: Reducing Un-Managed Spend

New Webisode in the Ask-Avis Series: Reducing Un-Managed Spend

Ask Avis: Reducing Un-Managed Spend In this webisode edition of Ask Avis, Avis Yates Rivers, CEO of Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi), provides insights on the topic of Un-Managed Spend, also commonly referred to as Tail Spend. For most medium to large corporations, across all industries, un-managed spend has become a real problem, wasting millions [...]
TCGi Co-Chairs National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Leadership Awards: A Night to Celebrate MBE’S & Procurement!

TCGi Co-Chairs National Minority Supplier Development Council’s Leadership Awards: A Night to Celebrate MBE’S & Procurement!

On May 17, TCGi was the MBE co-chair for this year’s National Minority Supplier Development Council’s (NMSDC) Leadership Awards at the Grand Ballroom of the New York Hilton in Midtown. On this night, top MBE’s and procurement chiefs mixed for a night that honors their peers. The black-tie awards gala recognizes and celebrates the corporate [...]
April Is National Volunteer Month

April Is National Volunteer Month

What if I told you that you (Yes, YOU!) could help hundreds, thousands or even millions of people by giving back? Volunteerism has and continues to be the backbone of grassroots movements and affects areas such as health, civil rights, politics and more. This National Volunteer Month, TCGi would like to highlight a local organization [...]
The Cloud and Your Compliance Risks

The Cloud and Your Compliance Risks

The Power of The Cloud Today, every company, big and small, is using the Cloud. From storage to computing. It has become an essential way of doing business. However, this shift to cloud-based services also creates new security and compliance issues. Storing and sharing documents and files within an organization as well as when communicating [...]
Tech Concepts 1Q News – Exciting Happenings To Start 2017

Tech Concepts 1Q News – Exciting Happenings To Start 2017

View The Full Tech Concepts 1Q News Check out some exciting happenings and valuable information for the first quarter of 2017: Launch of Ask-Avis: the first of a series – e-procurement 90-second insights. 5 Benefits of automation – e-Procurement Meet Women Inventors for Women’s History Month. Hidden Figures Screening & Panel Pics.
Why should you automate your procurement? 5 benefits!

Why should you automate your procurement? 5 benefits!

Why should you automate your procurement?   5 benefits of e-Procurement that will transform the way you do business! Experts are calling the current trend in automation, the fourth Industrial Revolution. In manufacturing, robotics are changing the way goods are produced. Service-related industries or organizations are undergoing transformation to increase efficiency and productivity as well. [...]
The 4th Industrial Revolution & Google’s Computer Science Study

The 4th Industrial Revolution & Google’s Computer Science Study

Is the US ready for the fourth Industrial Revolution?   How big a role will a Computer Science Education play in that revolution? Thirty years ago, a manufacturing job could provide a middle-class wage with just a high school diploma and some on-the-job training. Over the last five decades we have seen manufacturing leave the [...]
The Fierce Urgency of Now or the Tranquilizing Drug of Gradualism? A Call to Action!

The Fierce Urgency of Now or the Tranquilizing Drug of Gradualism? A Call to Action!

“We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take thetranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy.”   – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., I [...]
TCGi 2016 Holiday Message & Exciting News

TCGi 2016 Holiday Message & Exciting News

2016 Holiday Greeting from Avis Yates Rivers & The TCGi Team! ____ View TCGi’s 2016 Holiday Message & Exciting News   ____ TCGi has a special 2016 Holiday Greeting for Everyone, a photo collection of some of the year’s most impactful and interesting happenings along with a couple of exciting announcements, including the release of [...]
Business after the Election

Business after the Election

Business after the Election A very long election cycle has ended and the initial reactions of the results have given way to discussions of Cabinet choices. Business owners and CEOs have to sort through the noise to determine how to best navigate their respective companies given the previous comments and current signs of the President-elect. [...]
Tail Spend and the Changing Role of Procurement

Tail Spend and the Changing Role of Procurement

Procurement is going through a fundamental change. Traditionally seen as a transactional body of the corporation, Procurement has begun to align with the company vision, thus transforming it from transactional to strategic. A key action to accomplishing this strategic alignment is providing the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) with a seat on the corporate board. This [...]