IT'S ALL ABOUT CONTROL.
When Cynthia Kashima joined VeriSign in Mountain View, Calif., as purchasing specialist in August 2002, her job description included travel and event management for the 2,000-employee company. “VeriSign saw that costs were high and no one was managing the contracts. They wanted it controlled,” she says.
The company's solution: Funnel all meeting and travel contracts through purchasing. Along with that move, VeriSign designated Novato, Calif.-based Ambas