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SYSPRO WEB VERSION READIED

SYSPRO WEB VERSION READIED

Syspro plans to show a web version of Syspro 8 in the fourth quarter. The company will offer a dual interface so companies can choose to deploy a Web client...

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Shereen Mahoney, Brittenford SystemsAccounting firm Wipfli has acquired Reston, Va.-based Brittenford Systems. As with the recently announced purchase of BCG & Co.—including its BCG reselling and consulting operations—by Sikich, we have an accounting firm in the Bob Scott Top 100 VARs, acquiring another member of the Top 100. In the 2015 list, the reselling and consulting portion of Wipfli was No. 11 with $37 million in revenue while Brittenford was No.90 with $4.82 million.

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The late George Wilson Jr.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.

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 Mike Silver, MicrosoftMike 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 the cloud software vendor from August 2013 through April.

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John Boehner, former Speaker of the House"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.

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Tony Boor, BlackbaudBlackbaud 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.

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