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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...

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XeroXero has posted a letter with two appendices in response to a query by the Australian stock exchange about the recently reported loss for the year ended March 31. Xero's loss of about $54 million was 96 percent higher than in fiscal 2014. The cloud software company's revenue for 2015 was roughly $141 million, 81 percent higher than in the prior year. Also posted on the New Zealand Exchange's website, the Australian Exchange's question was whether a reasonable person would consider the increased loss as having a material impact on the price or value of its securities.

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Created on Thursday, 30 April 2015 00:32
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Don Deshaies, SageDon Deshaies, VP of channel management, has left Sage North America. Deshaies joined Sage in February 2014 and left to pursue a new opportunity, according to a statement from the company. Since the statement says opportunity, not opportunities, I concluded he is going to another job. (Well, thinking now maybe not). While Sage searches for a replacement, Joo Sohn, director of partner programs will take care of the channel.

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bsiThe call for applications for the 2015 selection of Bob Scott's Top 100 VARs is drawing to a close. But if you are interested in your firm's being considered, please contact us for a form. You just might get in. Send all requests to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and an application form can be whizzing along faster than you can say "true cloud software."

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ManurExpoThree passengers on a recent SkyWest airlines flight from Chicago to Connecticut lost consciousness. The airline billed them for the improvements to their surroundings. It turned out later that all had  middle seats between two fat people. ... I was reading an obituary from my home area of Southern Indiana. There was an old guy who died who habitually asked to kiss women's hands.

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Bill McDermott,SAP SAP said its sales machine worked across the world as revenue in all regions was up by double digits. That analysis came during this week's earnings webcast as the German software giant released its earnings for the first quarter ended March 31. Total revenue was $3.86 billion, a rise of 30 percent from $2.98 billion in last year's corresponding period. While cloud bookings were up 120 percent, good old-fashioned maintenance revenue had 17-percent growth, coming in at $2.45 billion for the most recently ended quarterly, up from the prior year's $2.1 billion.

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