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Cloud Computing
Quiz: Does your Management Style Fit Beyond Budgeting Revolution
New Features for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
An Action Plan for IT
Microsoft Dynamics
3 Users for $1
Microsoft has a special promotion targeting businesses who want to take advantage of the rich functionality of Microsoft Dynamics GP.

Purchase up to 3 users for $1.

Interested, ask me how.  This incredible offer won't last long.

Managed Services
Unlike enterprises, many smaller companies cannot afford optimal in-house strategies and solutions in service of Business Continuity Planning (BCP). These companies are consequently at an elevated risk of being put out of business due to any major loss of data. 

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IRS Releases 2010 Filing Season Statistics
Through April 9, 2010, the IRS received and processed fewer individual income tax returns than in the comparable period from the previous year, but average refunds to taxpayers increased by 9.1%, according to statistics published by the Service.
Office 2010 hits RTM Milestone
While many accountants were concerned with other events on April 15, Takeshi Numoto, a Corporate Vice President at Microsoft, announced that Office 2010, SharePoint 2010, Visio 2010, and Project 2010 reached the release-to-manufacture (RTM) milestone. RTM is the final pre-release engineering milestone of an application and means that an application is now in the production phase.

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Fun Fact
In 1980s, an IBM computer wasn't considered 100 percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft Flight Simulator.
Integration Insider May 2010

It's May, and everything seems to be shooting up at once: grass, flowers, pollen counts, and apparently, the confidence level of business. The Business Council and Conference Board just released a survey of chief executive officers that showed 70.4% of company heads expect the U.S. economy to expand in the 2.1% to 3% range this year. While their optimism is tempered by worries about the Federal deficit, I for one say: Good timing!
We all know that "confidence" is a fragile commodity. When business leaders say they're more confident, consumers start to think maybe it's okay to make a purchase, take a vacation, or go out to dinner. And just like that, things start to improve. I call it the "Field of Dreams" school of economics. If you think it, they will come, and better yet, spend. So, perfect timing, as we gear up for the summer season. Let's hope we continue to have something to cheer about! 
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Cloud Computing: How to Stay on Terra Firma
Is your head in the clouds? Maybe it should be. Cloud computing offers enormous savings and scalability advantages that can put many SMBs on a level playing field with the big boys, at least in terms of technology access. But while the benefits are compelling, this innovative approach is not without risk. Find out the most important questions to ask potential cloud computing vendors to make sure your business stays firmly grounded.

Click here before making the leap to the cloud. 

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Quiz:  Does your Management Style Fit the Beyond Budgeting Revolution?
Proponents of the Beyond Budgeting approach to improving planning and budgeting practices say that "command and control" leadership is dead, and "sense and respond" is the management style of choice. The idea is to fore go rigid budgeting structures and to create a more adaptive organization, empowering front-line managers.

Click here to take our simple quiz to find out if your style is Beyond Budgeting, and learn how your organization can benefit from its practices. 

For more information on FRx Forecaster or Management Reporter to make your budgeting easier contact Brian Anderson.
New Features for Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online
For customers and users of Dynamics CRM Online, the hits just keep on coming. Microsoft just announced the May service update, with expanded multilingual support, new portal solutions, new developer tools, and a new integration framework for Dynamics GP and Dynamics CRM. To read about these updates and all the news coming out of Convergence 2010, just click here.

Hint: If Dynamics CRM Online carried a passport, it would soon be stamped in 32 new countries.
An Action Plan for IT
You're CFO, and you've just been handed oversight of the IT department. Do you run for the Excedrin, or start leading the charge to cloud computing? While some experts warn that technology-timid CFO's risk being manipulated by canny IT managers, others note that there's far more to overseeing IT than knowing the buzzwords. For any CFO who is in this position now (or will be in the future) this article is a must-read, full of practical management advice. Like this: "Don't let the reporting relationship with the CIO stop you from talking to help-desk staff..."

Click here to read the full story, and prepare your own IT action plan.
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