January 29, 2012 |
BioClinica Inc. is a bit unusual these days in the region's pharmaceutical industry. It is hiring. The company creates computer software to read and measure images, such as brain scans of tumors, and to digest the huge amounts of data related to clinical studies that drug companies sponsor. The company had 522 employees at the end of 2011 and hopes to add 55 by year's end, with most of the current job listings pegged for headquarters in Newtown, Bucks County, and its site in Audubon, Montgomery County.
August 18, 2005 |
Yardley software-maker Prophet 21 Inc. said yesterday it was being acquired by Activant Solutions Inc., an Austin, Texas-based business-to-business software firm, for $215 million. Prophet 21 makes e-commerce software for distributors in industries including ones dealing in fasteners, electrical, medical and plumbing. It employs about 530, two-thirds of them in Yardley. The firm is on pace to do $85 million in sales this year, Prophet 21 chief executive officer Chuck Boyle said.
May 12, 2010
GSI Commerce Inc., King of Prussia, said Wednesday it acquired VendorNet, a Boynton Beach, Fla., provider of software to manage e-commerce supply-chain solutions, such as inventory management. VendorNet's clients include the Franklin Mint, Neiman Marcus, David's Bridal, Spiegel, Nine West and Lands' End. The purchase price was not disclosed, but privately held VendorNet has 32 employees, a GSI Commerce spokeswoman said. GSI operates websites for retailers, manufacturers and other companies.
April 13, 1989 |
The Army National Guard has thousands of computers, terminals and printers gathering dust in warehouses nationwide because it was slow to buy the software - the "electronic brains" - needed to make the computer systems work, congressional investigators said yesterday. The computer gear, which cost $17.5 million, has sat unused for a year - and will sit sealed in crates for up to two more years - before all the software is available, investigators told the House Energy and Commerce Committee's oversight and investigations subcommittee.
October 16, 1988 |
Computer buffs: The Chester County Library in Exton just spent $5,000 on all sorts of software, ranging from "Word Perfect" to the ever-popular "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego. " Check it out. Literally. For the last four years, the library has operated a computer center for patrons and had an assortment of programs that could be used in the building's computer center. But two weeks ago, a lending program for software was begun. Now, software disks can be checked out a week at a time, just like books.
October 11, 1990 |
Acknowledging the apparent necessity for a computer system to help with everything from class scheduling to keeping alumni records, the Abington school board has delayed a decision to purchase a software system for computers they have not yet purchased. The district had suggested purchasing the software first because prices on computers are falling. After more than two hours of sometimes heated questioning of the $95,790 proposal from software company Howard Guess & Associates, the board voted 8-1 to table the issue Tuesday night.
December 18, 1995 |
It's beginning to look a lot like . . . the last few shopping days before Christmas. And Hanukkah has arrived. If you still haven't figured out what to get all the computer users clogging that worn-out sliver of notebook paper you call a shopping list, don't panic! There's still time to make it a jolly, holly software holiday. And if you're among the millions of new computer owners or plan to give a new machine as a family present, you'll want plenty of software at hand to satisfy the "let-me-try, let-me-try" cries that will ring in your ears.
September 14, 2011
Scala, an Exton software developer, said today it appointed Tom Nix as chief executive officer, effective Nov. 1. Nix, now a company vice president, will succeed Gerard Bucas, who is retiring after nine years as CEO. Scala provides software for digital signs used on billboards, in doctors' offices and in advertising management. -Paul Schweizer
May 4, 1987 |
Drexel University's mandate that every student have a Macintosh computer is paying off in an unexpected form - cash - for 22 students and faculty members, and for the university. The 22 have earned $10,000 in royalties on educational software that they developed for use at Drexel and that is now being sold nationwide by Kinko's Copies, a national chain of photocopying stores. The money will be split between the university and the individuals, with $6,000 going to Drexel and $4,000 to be shared by the 22 software developers.
November 26, 1996 |
A software-installation error wreaked havoc yesterday with Bell Atlantic Corp.'s directory-assistance service across its local-phone territory, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, four other mid-Atlantic states and the District of Columbia. The problem affected hundreds of thousands of customers who were unable to get a phone number or had to wait a long time for one. Bell Atlantic spokesman Eric W. Rabe said the problem appeared to have been created over the weekend by human error during a routine software upgrade.