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RANDOM THOUGHTS: GOP TV SPOT

RANDOM THOUGHTS: GOP TV SPOT

Just read that the head of chief of staff in North Korea has been executed. The following memory was delivered to his successor: "We've got good news and bad news...

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Roman Kepczyk, XcentricThe Consumer Electronic Show was held this week in Las Vegas, Nev. While there were a lot of electronic toys, one trend that has more of an immediate business impact is the increasing size of monitors. "The big screens we are buying today are the little screen of the future," Roman Kepczyk, director of consulting services at Xcentric, said late in 2014 in a presentation about the direction of firm technology.

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Created on Friday, 09 January 2015 02:19
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Kim Eaton, ApteanAptean, which markets a smorgasbord of ERP ad CRM software, has named Kim Eaton as CEO. Eaton joined Aptean in August as COO. Before joining Aptean, she worked as SVP at NCR Corporation's Hospitality Division. Eaton takes over from Paul Ilse, who joined Aptean in March 2013 and led the company through the merger of CDC Software and Consona.

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Created on Thursday, 08 January 2015 23:29
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Ken Del Gobbo,  GemAccountsReaders may remember GemAccounts, an Australian financial software vendor that was moving into the United States. That was in 2013 and the last time I wrote querying about what has happened with the company that drew a response from Ken Del Gobbo, an industry veteran who had worked at AccountMate and later Acumatica. Del Gobbo was named as president of the cloud-based company's North American operations in October 2013 and said that things were happening, although he was not terribly specific.

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Created on Thursday, 08 January 2015 23:00
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Pat Wade, 180 SystemsAfter almost 30 years working for reseller organizations, Pat Wade, former president of Equation Technologies, has become principal of Toronto, Ontario-based 180 Systems. According to her LinkedIn page, 180 Systems has "independent ERP consultants that assist organizations in business process improvement, system selection, business case development, project management and ERP expert witness testimony."

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Created on Thursday, 08 January 2015 16:54
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Terry Hicks, IntuitTerry Hicks is reportedly leaving Intuit after 15 years with the company. Perhaps more interesting is that Hicks has been VP and GM of QuickBooks Online since August 2013 and it would hard to name a job that has more prominence right now outside of the top executive ranks. Hicks has had some pretty hefty titles since joining the tax and accounting software company in February 2000.

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Created on Monday, 05 January 2015 22:46
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