I noted one of the national drug store chains has completed its consumer healthcare signage logically. In addition to places on the aisle for footcare, eye care and oral care there is now a place for miscellaneous body part care ... Police have found a heroin mill behind a secret door at a New York City candy store.
Bob Scott's Insights Newsletter will not be published next Friday, July 1. Enjoy the Fourth of July weekend. Publication will resume on Friday, July 8. During that period, news will continue to be posted to this website. The newsletter is published 48 times a year and I get time off for good behavior the other Fridays.
Infor said its channel had strong growth in the year end May 31 2016. The software vendor made that statement this week in a webcast about financial results for the fiscal year CEO Charles Phillips said the channel had 14-percent revenue growth and that during the year, Infor also consolidated its regional channel operations in one global organization led by SVP Jeff Abbott. As a result, "We are attracting a lot more partners," Phillips said.
The Rand Group, a Dynamics reseller based in Houston, Texas, has named Joe Eldridge as its first chief technology officer. Rand said Eldridge will have a heavy focus on developing "a deeper level of Professional Services." The company also said that the increasing number of cloud opportunities and changes to the Microsoft channel program means Eldridge will "work closely with the development teams to deliver a noticeably improved set of competencies and a superior balance of skills."
Deltek has published Talent Management for Dummies, the ninth book in its For Dummies Series. The Herndon, Va.-based software company says the downloadable publication discusses concepts of an effective "people" strategy in a way intended to be easy to understand. Components of talent management covered in the book include the acquisition, development, and retention of top talent along with implementing technology to support a strong talent strategy.