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Software and the Stimulus Package

I searched for the word "software" in the actual text of the 2009 Economic Stimulus Package law the US Congress passed earlier this year, then read those sections. It took me a while to make my way through them; and my basic conclusion is that at least for those sections, it sounds like it will... Click here to read more

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 04:18
Posted by Elon Gasper, Executive Vice President, Research & Technology
Companies need to get ahead of the curve

I recently had the pleasure of addressing 80 software CEOs and CFOs in Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa.  There seems to be a feeling that most are going to hunker down and wait out the markets.  I really fear that many good companies are going to be surprised by how bad it is going to get.  In... Click here to read more

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Monday, March 30, 2009 - 07:14
Posted by Bruce Lazenby, Vice President
Innovation

With VC funds hard to come by and IPOs non-existent, where will the new innovation VC and IPO dollars have helped to incubate come from next?  One school of thought is that younger companies will become technology acquisition targets and be incubated through larger firms, a trend seen in the... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 09:06
Posted by Ryan Blakely,
Considerations in selling a software business

Corum's Regional Director for the United Kingdom, John Melotte was recently interviewed by Knowledge Peers, a membership organization for people who run growth businesses in the UK. Melottes video interview,... Click here to read more

Monday, March 23, 2009 - 03:26
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
Wanted: one firm, on the cheap

Bruce Lazenby, Corum's Regional Director of Canada, was recently interviewed by Krystle Chow of the Ottawa Business Journal in her article, Wanted: one firm, on the cheap.  Chows article addresses the economic downturn and... Click here to read more

Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 04:13
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
Divestitures Revisited Article & Web Event

Read Nat Burgess recently published article in NetworkWorld, What vendors will need to examine as they look to shed assets.  He addresses why there will be a wave of carve-puts on the horizon for many network hardware and software companies. For a... Click here to read more

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 03:34
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
Stimulus Package for the SMB Software Industry?

Why not take $2-3 billion of the $2.3 TRILLION headed for large GREEDY financial institutions and make it available to small SOFTWARE companies-- under 100 employeesto drive innovation, increase SMB productivity, and help SMBs put Americans back to work

Why not match individual investment... Click here to read more

Friday, March 13, 2009 - 02:42
Posted by Corum Group, Webmaster
If Apple joins the netbook fad
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 06:48
Posted by Dougan Milne, Executive Advisor
Corum's M&A Flash Report - March

Corum debuted its monthly webcast program, the M&A Flash Report, on Thursday, March 5 with the topic Software and IT Valuation Update: How is the current stimulus and market chaos affecting merger opportunities?  On the first Thursday of each month, Corum... Click here to read more

Monday, March 9, 2009 - 05:02
Posted by Jessica Eastman,
Our industry has shown some resilience

The current economic climate has not been favorable to any industry. Software and IT is not an exception. However, what weve seen across several other industries, are significant... Click here to read more

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Friday, March 6, 2009 - 00:17
Posted by Tanya Froehlich, Director, European Operations

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