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RANDOM THOUGHTS: BOEHNER

RANDOM THOUGHTS: BOEHNER

"You're like the Nile used to be." the optometrist said this week. "You mean that I'm a mighty, untamed river?" "No you have cataracts." ... During a recent physical, my...

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Randy Ray, InforUnless there is a deal I have not heard about, Infor has been raiding Oracle Retail for the last several months. It's hardly the first time Infor his hired experienced When Infor CEO Charles Phillips came from Oracle in 2010, he brought a team of senior execs with him and the COO, CFO, CMO and one of two presidents Infor presidents are from Larry Ellison's company. There were also several retail hires from Target.

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Created on Friday, 08 April 2016 02:43
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Fred Studer,  Oracle After spending a year (officially) at NetSuite, Fred Studer, has returned to Oracle after being away from that software company since September 2007. He has come back to Oracle as SVP of product development. Studer was chief marketing officer at NetSuite from December 2014 through December 2015 when he was forced out. Before that, he worked at Microsoft from September 2007 through December 2014.

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Created on Thursday, 07 April 2016 23:05
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Alan Laing, SageSage has introduced a Global Accountant Partner Program. The tiered program is part of last fall's new Global Partner Program that is designed to support its software applications. It is available immediately for programs sold worldwide: Sage Impact, Live, One and X3, and will be rolled out for all products in October. Sage said the program gives members free access to a "peer-led community of Accountant Partners with access to the full suite of Sage products."

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Himanshu Palsule, Epicor SoftwareHimanshu Palsule seems to do well wherever he goes. And after serving since November as head of global delivery for Epicor Software, the software company has made him chief technology officer. He replaces CTO Jeff Kissling who was become chief scientist with a focus on research and technology innovation. Kissling had held the position since May.

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 Chris Capossella, MicrosoftI quipped that parts of the exhibit floor at Microsoft Envision this week had sounds from coyotes howling. And if you have been to a lot of shows, you know the symptoms of that kind of emptiness—exhibitors talking to each other; pacing, leaning against things. But one that I had not picked up on before was the most prevalent—people in their booths with their hands in their pockets. Microsoft's chief marketing officer Chris Caposella told those in the main arena that more than 6,000 people attended the Convergence replacement.

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"You're like the Nile used to be." the optometrist said this week. "You mean that I'm a mighty, untamed river?" "No you have cataracts." ... During a recent physical, my...

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