Asure Software Announces Plan to Take Company Private

The News Review:

- Asure Software Announces Plan to Take Company Private
- Madoff ‘Red Flags’ Could Have Been Raised by Software
- Google Takes First Software-Plus-Services Step
- Virtual Product Test for Designers and Engineering Simulation …
- Software Flushes out the Eureka! Moments

Asure Software Announces Plan to Take Company Private
CNNMoney.com 
This planfurthers the Company’s goals of maximizing shareholder value and realizingsubstantial cost savings while accelerating the attainment of profitabilityand positive cash flow. As part of the plan announced today Asure Software’s Board of Directorshas approved a 750-to-1 reverse split of the Company’s common sharesfollowed immediately by a 1-to-750 forward split. Any fractional sharesremaining after the reverse split is effective will be paid out in cash ata valuation of $0. 36 per share on a pre-split basis.

Madoff ‘Red Flags’ Could Have Been Raised by Software
Bloomberg 
29 (Bloomberg) — Banco Santander SA?s hedge fund unitused risk software that according to its developer may have?waved red flags? about. ?You definitely would have seen it? Riskdata SA ChiefExecutive fficer.
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Google Takes First Software-Plus-Services Step
CRN NY 
Microsoft has for the past couple of years stressed the importance of building an offline experience into cloud applications and claims that software-plus-services is something the entire industry will eventually embrace. Cynics believe Microsoft’s embrace of software plus services is just an attempt to remain relevant in the age of cloud computing and to maintain revenue from on premise software. Last April at Microsoft’s annual MVP Summit CE Steve Ballmer said that despite the near-ubiquity of wireless connectivity offline is just as critical to the user experience. “I’m still a big believer that offline is very important” Ballmer told the MVPs.

Virtual Product Test for Designers and Engineering Simulation …
MSNBC 
Digital prototyping technology developed by NEi creates graphic results of engineering parameters like stress vibration modes and heat transfer when 3D CAD parts and assemblies are subjected to structural or thermal loads. Simulation software is receiving more attention in today’s economy because of its ability to reduce costs through savings on fewer physical prototypes and test programs reduction in redesigns by early recognition of problem areas shortened design cycles and accelerated time to market.

Software Flushes out the Eureka! Moments
PC World 
Instead of the common path to new ideas — which is often marked by painful trial-and-error endless aimless brainstorming sessions and a healthy dose of luck — Invention Machine’s Goldfire application is meant to spark “sustainable innovation. ” (Invention Machine is rather prone to such marketing-speak as software makers tend to be. ) Essentially companies can use the vendor’s software create “a process to innovate on a regular repeatable basis” said Jeff Boehm vice president of marketing and strategy. Innovation can come in many forms Boehm added.

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