N.J. Governor Chris Christie's least favorite song right now? "Bridge Over Trouble Waters." ... Observers have pointed out that New Jerseyans will put up with about anything, except something that makes traffic worse. Speaking of which, with the SuperBowl being played at Giants Stadium in the Meadowlands on February 2, traffic experts are expecting horrific delays, angry frustrated drivers and traffic in and out of New York City proceeding at a crawl. In other words, a normal week. ... Russell Johnson, who played "The Professor" in the loved TV show "Gilligan's Island', died this week.
Swiftpage, the Accel-KKR-backed company that purchased Act and Saleslogix, in 2013, has introduced Saleslogix 8.1. Enhancements to the CRM package include a social media suite, available as a free add-on for the new version at saleslogix.com/marketplace. The system includes the Saleslogix Social Timeline. That tool ensures that each time a customer posts or is tagged in a post on a social media site, the post appears as an icon on the Social Timeline using the respective site's logo.
Rich Walker is leaving Intuit after 15 years with the tax and accounting software company. Walker has been highly visible in the accounting community in his role in building programs for accountants and bookkeepers. His last day is January 31. Walker explained his decision in a prepared statement. "While I may take the occasional corporate consulting assignment, my aim is to find a global nonprofit organization where I can devote my time and energy toward a cause that helps change the world and inspires me personally," Walker wrote in an email message.
Dynamics reseller Tribridge has named Jeff Lynn to the new post of Chief People Officer. Lynn, who has been with the Tampa, Fla.-based company since December 2011, was previously VP of professional services. In his new job, Lynn is responsible for recruiting, human resources, the Tribridge Academy for training and learning, and senior regional directors who deal with employees, customers, and partners.