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UNIT4: The (Largely) Untold Story - Part 3
Part 1 of this blog post series started with my invitation by UNIT4 (formerly Unit 4 Agresso), the second largest business applications provider in continental

unit4 blog  Zealand, Germany, and Italy. Unit4 CEO's keynote concluded as follows: the company remains viable (i.e., profitable and in terms of positive cash-flow), well-positioned for Businesses Living IN Change (BLINC), and is investing in the future. Dennis Howlett, who is a regular fixture at enterprise applications vendors’ events,  wrote about his impressions of the event and the subsequent quarterly financial report by UNIT4 in his recent blog post . The UK CEO’s Perspective Anwen Robinson, the UK

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