Author: Pete Loughlin

Kevin Costello, President, Ariba, comments on the completion of the sale of their sourcing and BPO businesses to Accenture: “The divestment of our sourcing services and BPO services assets is a very positive step in the evolution of...

Nov 19, 2010 (Datamonitor Financial Deals Tracker via COMTEX) -- Ariba, Inc., a US-based provider of collaborative business commerce solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quadrem International, Ltd., a Netherlands-based provider of supply networks and on-demand supply management...

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Do You know Who I Am?

Have you ever had this experience - in a bank perhaps.  You have a query over a payment or a transaction on your credit card payment maybe – and you get treated like a mere mortal. Yet you have your mortgage, your pension savings, your investments – all with that bank – and they still talk to your like – well like any ordinary customer. You want to say “Do you know who I am?” but you don’t want to sound like celebrity throwing a tantrum. The fact is the voice in the call center doesn’t know who you are and probably doesn't really care.

Mathematics is fascinating,  not simply because of its mystery - detailed understanding of modern mathematics is beyond most of us - but also because of the amazing theoretical journey that mathematicians go on to reach practical destinations. So called “imaginary” numbers had been described in...