MCGLADREY BUYS NETSUITE PARTNER FORWARD HINDSIGHT
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Minneapolis -- The technology consulting division of McGladrey has acquired top NetSuite reseller Forward Hindsight, effectively increasing its NetSuite business, which it started over a year ago. McGladrey also represents other accounting and ERP products, including those from Microsoft Dynamics, Sage, SAP, Deltek and Intacct. Forward Hindsight has almost exclusively represented NetSuite since 2007, and won the 2011 Americas Solution Provider of the Year award. McGladrey plans to retain the Forward Hindsight team, including its chief executive, Ashish Gadnis.
VARS RECEIVE AMERICAS CHANNEL PARTNER AWARDS
Dublin, Calif. -- Epicor Software Corp. announced its 2012 Epicor Americas Premium Partner Award winners, with Canada-based Six S Partners receiving top honors as a Top New Revenue Producer and Certified Gold for driving sales growth. In addition, awards were presented to Mexico-based Consultores SYV for Rookie of the Year and Canada's Evron Computer Systems for Largest Transaction. Services awards were also presented to partners that delivered high-level service, which supports Epicor's ability to serve customers and exceed expectations.
BRITTENFORD RELEASES CIO ADVISORY SERVICES WHITEPAPER
Reston, Va. -- Given the growing complexity of information technology, Microsoft Dynamics and Intacct's partner Brittenford Systems have released a whitepaper addressing the growing trend of outsourcing all or portions of the chief information officer's function in small to midsized companies. The whitepaper, A Guide to CIO Advisory Services, identifies how these services can improve the effectiveness of IT departments, and the four roles of the CIO: infrastructure, integration, intelligence and innovation. In addition, the next-generation CIO is described in the context of the 80/20 rule, or the Pareto Principle. The paper also addresses how to choose a virtual CIO, and identifies strategy, domain expertise, resource augmentation and mentoring. Details on popular advisory services are provided, along with an advisory services case study for a financial services firm.