Yoorop member of the European American Enterprise Council

The European-American Enterprise Council (EAEC) is a private non-governmental member driven organization that aims at promoting Cross-Atlantic cooperation and collaboration to foster Innovation, International Trade and Entrepreneurship. 
The European American Enterprise Council is headquartered in California, and is run by leading executives and advisors with a broad experience and know how as serial entrepreneurs, business angels, heads of venture  capital firms and/or C & VP level executives, and in making fast growth European and US companies achieve their revenue goals. 
EAEC offers a unique high level / high standard executive and cross-cultural network, with deep global-local or “glocal” experience and understanding of the key elements needed to reach business goals and desired ROI on business internationalization plans. 
At destination, companies are located and supported where their main target markets are, by EAEC executives and advisors/mentors (EAEC members), in leading US tech regions such as Silicon Valley, San Diego and Los Angeles, or important recognized EU markets such as Germany, France, Benelux, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Spain or Italy.


NCR and Retalix: done deal

NCR Corporation (Duluth, GA, USA) have announced a definitive agreement for NCR to acquire Retalix Ltd., (Israel) a leading global provider of innovative retail software and services, for a cash purchase price of $30.00 per Retalix share, implying a transaction value of approximately $650 million.

The addition of Retalix will strengthen NCR’s global leadership position in the retail industry, and builds upon its successful integration of Radiant Systems into the NCR portfolio of solutions. This acquisition demonstrates NCR’s commitment to its strategy and continued transformation to a hardware-enabled, software-driven business model, delivering solutions that materially improve business processes while enabling seamless consumer experiences across touch points, locations, and channels. The transaction is expected to accelerate NCR’s corporate strategy by increasing the portfolio mix of higher-margin software and services, enabling increased value for our customers, and continued growth and improved margins for NCR shareholders.


Yoorop in San Francisco for the International Cloud Expo

Cloud Computing and Big Data, converged in  Silicon Valley at 11th Cloud Expo   – being held November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. and Yes! Yoorop was on site to check out the latest trends in the major growing fields of the IT industry.  Yoorop was present  in Silicon Valley to study a vast selection of technical and strategic breakout sessions, General Sessions, Industry Keynotes, "Power Panels" and a bustling Expo floor complete with two busy Demo Theaters, one-on-one with all the leading Cloud and Big Data players on what they are offering and how to make use of it.


Big Data: Growing market!



Hadoop, MapReduce, Hive, Hbase, Lucene, Solr? The only thing growing faster than enterprise data these days is the landscape of big data tools. These tools, which are designed to help organizations turn big data into opportunities, are gaining deeper insight into massive volumes of information. A recent Gartner report predicts that enterprise data will increase by 650% over the next five years, which means that the time is now for IT decision makers to determine which big data tools are the best - and most cost-effective - for their organization. 

A new report from analyst firm Gartner forecasts that IT organizations will spend $232 billion (US) on hardware, software and services related to Big Data through 2016.


Global Supply Chain Management Software Market 2011-2015



High Cost of Implementation Is Inhibiting Major Enterprises from Adopting SCM Software ?

According to a recent press release from Research and Markets, analysts forecast the Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software market to grow at a CAGR of 8.95 over the period 2011-2015. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the need to boost productivity. The Global SCM Software market has also been witnessing consolidation in the WMS and TMS software markets. However, the high cost of implementation could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.