Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has announced his plan to retire from the company within a year. The long-time Microsoft leader says he will leave once a successor is chosen. Wall Street, which has not been happy with the loud and frenetic CEO, registered its approval by boosting the price of company shares.
Open Systems has acquired MicroAccounting Systems of Beaverton, Ore. It's the second reseller that Minneapolis-based Open Systems has acquired in the last two years.
Dallas, Texas-based Aim Solutions has been named 2013 Partner of the Year by Acumatica. Aim has now won the award both times it has been given. Aim is headed by president Ava Idom. A historic Dynamics SL reseller, Aim was Microsoft's Global Partner of the Year for Customer Care 2005.
A rising tide of SaaS sales helped Unit4 counter weak results in its Spanish and Portuguese markets for the first half ended June 30. While overall revenue was up only 4.1 percent – 2 percent organic - revenue for Internet-based products increased 43.2 percent to about $43.4 million.