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Crisis always offers opportunity

I live in mighty fear that all the universe will be broken into a thousand fragments in the general ruin, that formless chaos will return and vanquish the gods and men, that the earth and sea will be engulfed by the planets wandering in the heavens. Of all the generations, it is we who have been... Click here to read more

Friday, February 27, 2009 - 07:32
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Software M&A should you be a player?

"New venture financing has ground to a halt, as many VCs rush to prop up portfolio companies hit hard by the downturn and angels fear to tread," said Ward Carter, Corum's President, in Channel Pro ( ). Read the rest of Carter's... Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 - 01:54
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
Dougan Milne Introduction

Hello, my name is Dougan Milne.  I've been with Corum since 2005 as a research analyst in our Zurich, Switzerland office.  Our research departments are highly synchronized between the US and Europe, so I am interacting daily with Ryan, Tomoki, Amber and Lynda to make sure there are no gaps in... Click here to read more

Tuesday, February 24, 2009 - 01:47
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
If an overwhelming majority is convinced...

What happened to my fellow countrymen? Known as being pessimistic by nature and trying to avoid any kind of risk, they seem to be ignoring the frightening forecasts for our country this time. Economists, the government, the media they all are preparing us for the worst recession in Germany for... Click here to read more

Monday, February 23, 2009 - 08:10
Posted by Frank Berger,
There are simply more buyers

Tech heavy NASDAQ is down close to 40% since mid-January 2008.  Two years with no IPO market.  Economic crisis wreaking havoc throughout all industries globally.  Yet software and IT transaction volumes are only off 22%.  Why?  One reason is there are simply more buyers.  Many of the large... Click here to read more

Thursday, February 19, 2009 - 04:40
Posted by Ryan Blakely,
"I am so pleased we got out when we did."

While traveling recently, I met with a prior client and good friend who sold his software business through Corum in 2006.  After 18 years of pressure of meeting payroll and competing with the giants, he is happy to be relieved of the burden. Hes  also extremely pleased to have gained some... Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 02:29
Posted by Ward Carter, Chairman Emeritus
UK government support for SMEs

It used to be that the SFLG (Small Firms Loan Guarantee) scheme was the only real support that government offered SMEs, and very good it was, too. With the current financial turmoil small businesses now have their... Click here to read more

Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 03:11
Posted by John Melotte,
Financial news headlines

I was on the net this morning skimming financial news headlines none of them good, when it occurred to me how often I dont see a cash flow statement in the financial packages I get from my smaller clients. Our depressed economy is causing businesses across the board a lot of pain and software... Click here to read more

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 07:03
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President
Storage area and supply inventory

Its the start of a new year and Im taking a fresh look at our storage area and supply inventory.  Those boxes of stationery have an old address lets turn them into notepads and make use of them.  Why do we still have that old thing in the big box? It cannot be used again and its taking valuable... Click here to read more

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 08:23
Posted by Pat Sultan, Director of Operations
Aptonyms are the core of a lot of bad puns

I ran across a new word today Aptonym.  I wanted to share with you. Microsoft's spell checker doesn't know it either so I don't feel too bad about my ignorance. What is an Aptonym you ask? An aptonym is the term used for "people whose names and occupations or situations have a close... Click here to read more

Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 01:31
Posted by William Montgomey, Senior Vice President


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