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SUGARCRM PICKS ELITE VARS

OpenSource vendor SugarCRM has chosen its Elite Partner for 2017. This year's class includes six organizations that have offices in the United States and 12 resellers that operate in other...

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Vivian Keena, Alternative Technology SolutionsEpicor Software has won a sweeping victory in a suit that alleged copyright and property infringement by Alternative Technology Solutions, a consulting firm based in Altos Viejo, Calif. ATS must turn over to Epicor all business and assets it used in servicing Epicor customers, as well as the Alternative brand name, domain names, website and phone numbers. Ouch! ATS and its principal shareholders also must make what were termed substantial payments to Epicor.

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Bernie SandersAccording to some news reports, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was with a secret society of hunters when he died. Hopefully, they don't follow the Dick Cheney Hunting school. ...My theory of effective communication generation starts with this principle: Shut up while the other person is talking. ...  For every Internet troll, there is an equal and opposite troll. ... FIFA, the body governing international soccer, has just elected Gianni Infantino president. Ever vigilant, Las Vegas bookies are already setting the over/under on official bribes.

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Errol Schoenfish, Microsoft Maybe Microsoft has seen the handwriting on the registration forms. But from the descriptions of the courses added to the new business conference to be held April 4 through April 6, there's a lot more Dynamics content being added. In particular, the company has added "The future of business solutions for SMBs: What's next for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, and Microsoft Dynamics SL" led by Errol Schoenfish and Gordon Macdonald, to what had seemed likely to be largely a Dynamics AX fest. In fact, the content and speaker list looks good.

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Brad Smith, IntuitThe move to cloud products produced healthy results for Intuit for the second quarter ended January 31. The company this week reported it swung to net income of $24 million for the most recently ended period, compared to a loss of $66 million a year earlier. Revenue of $923 million was 23 percent higher than the $749 million for last year's corresponding period. "We are out of the gate strong in the first half of fiscal 2016," CEO Brad Smith said during this week's earnings webcast.

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Jay Malik, Tangicloud TechnologiesTangicloud Technologies, owned by Serenic Software co-founders Jay and Liesa Malik, has acquired the OneNFP business unit from OneSoft Solutions. OneSoft, based in Edmonton, Alberta, said it would concentrate on its OneBridge subsidiary, launched in July. The companies said the sale price could not be accurately stated because of conditions about the performance of Tangicloud and currency issues but could range up to $500,000.

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