Himanshu 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.
I 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.
Sage went after Xero in an uncharacteristic attack ad recently. Sage, which is being challenged in its home in the United Kingdom by Xero, came out with this message: "Tired of Xero Support? We can help" and the main message is "We are not implying we are better than Xero. We are coming out and saying it."
Reading the debate over Kim Kardashian and another actress tweeting a topless picture of themselves, I have to give Kim credit for knowing how to stay in the public eye and make it seem like something special at a time when it's pretty easy to find pictures of naked people on the web. ... I understand that the next Republican presidential debate will include a pie-throwing session.
I.B.I.S. and its India-based parent Sonata Software are launching an Omni-Channel Commerce platform for retail on Dynamics and the new Dynamics AX 7 services. The offering will be displayed next week at the Microsoft Envision conference in New Orleans, La. Sonata is featuring its Brick & Click Omni-Channel Commerce platform for large retailers.