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MicroStrategy Hits a Big Speed Bump on the Information Superhighway
On March 20, MicroStrategy announced that they will restate their earnings for 1998, 1999, and the first quarter of 2000. Shares of the company dropped from a

delayed action  product development will be delayed a minimum of one quarter while this crisis is being dealt with. This could also make it harder for MicroStrategy to fix product bugs in a timely manner. Expected problems with software bugs and issues with timely delivery should be built into all Microstrategy contracts, as should contingencies for potential hostile takeovers. While we describe this as a speed bump for Microstrategy, (although an extremely large one, about the size of a Mack Truck), we expect its stock

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PPM for Internal Departments

A business practice that assists organizations to align their portfolio of projects with their business strategy. Typically IT departments employ an IT governance framework to ensure that their PPM strategy is put into action. With the increasing demand of IT departments to justify their project investments, PPM software has risen in popularity as the tool of choice. It allows both executives and IT decision makers to gain insight into their IT portfolios. PPM software allows IT managers to prioritize projects, allocate resources where needed, and gain financial insight into their portfolio investments. 

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Lawson Software-IPO and Several Acquisitions After


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