Archives for July 2014

SAP Decides API Management Is One Of The "Next Big Things" – Forbes

At the risk of overusing Three Letter Acronyms (TLAs), this story is, in my mind, pretty interesting. SAP is, of course, the German vendor of massive enterprise software solutions that power the world’s biggest businesses. They’re a powerhouse of technology but, arguably, are struggling to move into a new paradigm of technology where cloud, connected devices ...

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Bears Who Won Big During Finance Crisis Are Growling Again – Wall Street Journal

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Bears Who Won Big During Finance Crisis Are Growling AgainWall Street JournalMany of the Wall Street money managers who made billions by anticipating the U.S. housing bubble see more trouble on the horizon. Unlike before the crisis, when those traders were mostly united against subprime mortgages, the wagers vary this time.and ...

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Portland's municipal finance director tapped for school post – Press Herald

Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has named Ellen Sanborn to become chief financial officer of Maine’s largest school district – a post she knows something about. Ellen Sanborn, finance director for the city of Portland, has decided to end a 30-year career with the municipality to become chief financial officer for the Portland School Department. Sanborn has worked closely ...

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Labor Ruling on McDonald's Has Business Worried – New York Times

Workers who attended a fast-food convention in Illinois called for higher wages.By STEVEN GREENHOUSEJuly 30, 2014After a federal agency’s decision that McDonald’s is jointly liable for the employment actions of its franchise operators, businesses across the United States were puzzling over the decision’s potential reach. Many feared that they, too, might fall under that broad umbrella. Industry trade ...

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SAP ties up with Apigee for API management – PCWorld

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SAP will resell software from Apigee in a move to help customers and partners build mobile applications, products and services that securely tap data from SAP systems. The deal will result in a product called SAP API Management, a rebadged version of Apigee’s Edge platform, which will be available in both on-premises form and on SAP’s ...

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GE's Retail Finance Arm Raises $2.9 Billion in IPO – New York Times

PhotoCredit General Electric‘s retail lending arm, the financial power behind the private-label credit cards for the Gap and Amazon.com, raised about $2.9 billion in its initial public offering on Wednesday, as the industrial conglomerate moves to shrink its once-enormous finance division. The business, now known as Synchrony Financial, priced its shares at $23 each, at the low ...

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Failures in management led to ObamaCare website woes, investigation finds – Fox News

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Oct. 2, 2013: A man looks over the Affordable Care Act signup page on the HealthCare.gov website in New York.ReutersA failure of management by the Obama administration led to the disastrous rollout of the ObamaCare website and has caused the government to incur tens of millions in additional costs, according to a congressional watchdog report ...

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The Recession Generation: How Millennials Are Changing Money Management … – Forbes

They're richer than you think. They're more scared than their elders. And they're ripe for the picking. Inside the race to cash in on Millennials' trillions. (left page: Christian Peacock for Forbes; right page: Jamel Toppin for Forbes) By Janet Novack and Samantha SharfWithout any apparent irony, the woman who aspires to change financial services ...

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Why business travelers should think twice about booking through Airbnb – Quartz

It’s not surprising that Airbnb, the peer-to-peer room rental service, has decided to court business travelers by pairing up with the travel expense manager Concur. Global business travel spending is shooting through the roof, and working with the deep-pocketed business travel world beats dealing with the squatters and scammers that crop up among Airbnb’s leisure-heavy clientele. Linking up with Concur may lessen the friction, for businesses, of booking and ...

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Getting Smart With Management Zones – AgWeb

Corn College 2014

  What do management zones offer a farmer? They’re not about cutting input costs, but rather about getting the most out of input dollars and managing them within the field to improve profitability. Management zones are a producer’s guide to variable rate farming. Dry fertilizer, fertility, nitrogen, population – all those prescriptions can be based off a ...

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