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I guess my level of paranoia was up as I was looking at an application and saw the tab choice. "Get Help?' "I don't need help," I yelled. "Why do...

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Senator Al FrankenI guess my level of paranoia was up as I was looking at an application and saw the tab choice. "Get Help?' "I don't need help," I yelled. "Why do they think I need help?" "Calm down," a friend said.

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 22:58
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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us!There will be no Bob Scotts' Insights newsletter of Friday, November 24, as we honor the Thanksgiving holiday. News will continue to be published to this site as events dictate. Happy Thanksgiving.

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 18:06
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Steve Ems, RSMAsked if the Dynamics market is confused, RSM's Steve Ems gave a surprisingly frank answer. "I think it is a problem." For me, to have Ems, Principal and National Business Applications Leader, for RSM, a large reseller, willing to say this publicly underlines just how much confusion there is.

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 16:11
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Alex Chriss, IntuitEverybody has a digital assistant these days and Intuit has joined the parade with QuickBooks Assistant. Intuit says the tool utilizes chat to help users is available already for QB Self-Employed for iOS and Android.

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Created on Friday, 17 November 2017 12:12
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Rod Drury, XeroXero founder Rod Drury is preparing to sell 3 million shares at $31.50 (New Zealand). At current exchange rates, the deal is worth about $65 million. Xero announced the pending deal on the New Zealand Stock Exchange as a "likely successful purchase by institutional and professional investors".

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I guess my level of paranoia was up as I was looking at an application and saw the tab choice. "Get Help?' "I don't need help," I yelled. "Why do...

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