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City Contractor Fined $500 M. for CityTime Kickback Scheme

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Mayor Bloomberg. (flickr.com/americanprogress) It's been a disaster from the get-go, but finally New York City is due to make back some of the millions of dollars it casually tossed into the black hole that is CityTime. The Science Applications International Corporation entered into an agreement with the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's...
City Contractor Fined $500 M. for CityTime Kickback Scheme

Hackers vow "hellfire" in latest major data leak

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Team GhostShell says it published one million records, allegedly from banks, government agencies, consulting firms and others -- and claims there's more to come. [Read more]...
Hackers vow "hellfire" in latest major data leak

Cloud Sherpas buys two cloud consulting firms

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Cloud Sherpas is continuing its string of acquisitions of boutique consulting firms for cloud services, with the purchase of Innoveer Solutions and Navigis. Terms of the deals, which were announced Tuesday, were not disclosed....
Cloud Sherpas buys two cloud consulting firms

When Corruption Fails: Hollywood Has 'Turned Off The Critical Thinking Functions Of Many Democrats'

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The Washington D.C. revolving door that turns policymakers into lobbyists and stocks corporate boardrooms with former lawmakers and advisors has been the accepted norm for so long it takes a supremely audacious act to inspire any sort of outrage. A long piece for the New Republic written by Noam...
When Corruption Fails: Hollywood Has 'Turned Off The Critical Thinking Functions Of Many Democrats'

iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform

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iJento, a provider of digital and multichannel customer intelligence for businesses who want to improve their customer targeting, has raised a new $8 million round of funding, led by MMC Ventures. Previous investors, Nauta Capital, and Oxford Partners, also participated in what is for them effectively a follow-on round. The...
iJento Raises $8M From MMC Ventures, Nauta Capital, Oxford Capital Partners For Its Customer Intelligence Platform
Appirio raises $60M to be your one-stop cloud service shop
Romney campaign got its IT from Best Buy, Staples, and friends
Beat the GMAT acquired by education giant Hobsons (exclusive)

Consultancy company Accenture acquires Fjord, the agency behind Nokia.com and PayPal's latest app

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Massive business consultancy company Accenture has acquired Fjord, a london-based design agency. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Accenture, which is one of the one of the largest consulting firms in existence, claims that Fjord’s design capabilities will complement the services it already offers through Accenture Interactive. Beyond this vague statement, Fjord should further Accenture’s reach...
Consultancy company Accenture acquires Fjord, the agency behind Nokia.com and PayPal's latest app

Sources Say Pivotal Labs Has Been Contemplating a Sale For Years, Wants To Scale to ‘Sapient-Levels of Huge’

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Pivotal NYC (via foursquare/connellmcgill) Late Monday night, Om Malick, GigaOm's top (and only, as far as we know) Om, broke the news that Pivotal Labs was in talks to be acquired.  The San Francisco-based company, which Mr. Malick described as "one of the smartest Web consulting firms, known for its...
Sources Say Pivotal Labs Has Been Contemplating a Sale For Years, Wants To Scale to ‘Sapient-Levels of Huge’

HARVARD PROFESSOR: Why JCPenney And Facebook Will Never Be Like Apple

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One of the biggest threats to companies like JCPenney and Facebook is that they're too focused on short-termism, says Cynthia Montgomery, a strategy professor at Harvard Business School. In her new book, The Strategist: Be The Leader Your Business Needs, Montgomery talks about how most leaders have been delegating "strategizing" — either...
HARVARD PROFESSOR: Why JCPenney And Facebook Will Never Be Like Apple

People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: April 18, 2010

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In an effort to recognize the changes in the social media space, I’ve started this post series (see archives) to both track and congratulate folks who get promoted, move, or accept new exciting positions. Please help me congratulate the following folks: Also, my submission form has changed to a new...
People on the Move in the Social Business Industry: April 18, 2010

Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs

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EMC Corp., the Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage and cloud hardware company has bought Pivotal Labs, a San Francisco-based consulting firms well known for its tool Pivotal Tracker and also for its pioneering work on agile development methodology. I have confirmed the news after talking to sources familiar with the company. I...
Exclusive: EMC Buys Pivotal Labs

8 Types Of Software Consulting Firms – Which One Do You Work For?

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8 Types Of Software Consulting Firms – Which One Do You Work For?

Pivotal Labs is in takeover talks

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Developing story: Pivotal Labs, one of the smartest web consulting firms known for its pioneering work in agile development is in talks to be acquired, according to some of my sources. The San Francisco-based company held an all hands meeting yesterday that lasted for hours, a source tells me. Pivotal is...
Pivotal Labs is in takeover talks

Kairos Lands $500K To Bring Facial Recognition Tech To Employee Time Clocks

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Kairos, a startup that launched earlier this year out of the Spring 2012 class of the NewMe Accelerator, has landed $500,000 in seed funding from a group of angel backers. The money will be put toward launching Kairos’ flagship app TimeClock, which launches in beta today. TimeClock uses facial recognition...
Kairos Lands $500K To Bring Facial Recognition Tech To Employee Time Clocks

Accenture and Micron both beat quarterly analyst expectations

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Two technology giants today reported quarterly results that beat analyst expectations. Accenture, one of the world’s most critical consulting firms, and massive vendor of technology services, posted quarterly profit of 97 cents per share. Analysts had expected 86 cents. Year ago profits for the same quarter came in at 75 cents per...
Accenture and Micron both beat quarterly analyst expectations
Accenture boosts its design chops with Fjord acquisition
Startup falling apart? Silicon Valley's fairy godfathers are at your service
Grotech closes new $225M fund to support startups in 'underserved markets'

Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

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More than 20 years ago, I wrote an essay for Online Magazine, published at the time by Jeff Pemberton, a former New York Times executive. The title of the write up was “Dreams into Dollars.” The main point was that anyone involved in electronic information could see that eliminating the...
Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

Congrats to @jeffdachies who acquires 'The 2.0 Adoption Council' http://dach.is/36 Consulting firms better wake up to this growing player

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Congrats to @jeffdachies who acquires 'The 2.0 Adoption Council' http://dach.is/36 Consulting firms better wake up to this growing player
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