The George Wilson Jr. Scholarship Fund has been established to honor George Wilson, a founding member of the Information Technology Alliance. Wilson died in November. The fund was established by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. and its affiliate The Acta Group, which was a client of Wilson's IT consulting practice for more than 16 years. Lynn L. Bergeson, managing partner, of Bergeson & Campbell,, said over that time Wilson filled the CIO and CTO functions for the firms.
Mike Silver, who worked as a partner enablement manager at Intacct, has joined Microsoft. Silver's LinkedIn profile shows he joined Microsoft this month. His profile does not give a title but says he is "Assisting Microsoft Dynamics Partners with their Business Growth, Strategy and Success" He was with cloud-software vendor Intacct from August 2013 through April.
"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 doctor looked at me and said, "Well that's a good sign." "You mean I have a healthy appearance?" "No, I mean you're still breathing." ... Brazil appears to be the odds on favorite to win a gold medal in the 1,000-meter corruption competition for its Olympics preparation.
Blackbaud is pleased with customer reaction to the introduction of its web-based Raiser's Edge NXT line. During this week's earnings webcast, CEO Mike Gianoni said that the software company is actively selling the product into the installed base and to new customers. "The uptick is very healthy," he commented. And results for the first quarter ended March 31 were very healthy.
The results for Danish reseller and ISV Columbus had a familiar theme with this week's release of results for its quarter ended March 31. Acquisitions, particularly in the United States, spurred its growth in consulting and overall revenues. "The growth is primarily due to acquisitions in 2015 and hosting [Danish firm Systemhosting] in 2016," CEO Thomas Honoré said during this week's earnings webcast. It seemed clear that the biggest component was results for Interdyn BMI, purchased last year, although Honoré pointed to improved sales execution at its other operation in this company, Columbus U.S., as another factor.