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2013-06-27 23:42:58

Solutions to Traditional Challenges in PO Market Emerge as Buyer Sophistication, Service Provider Capabilities Mature Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 26, 2013 The Procurement Outsourcing (PO) market is poised for continued double-digit growth as investments in new technologies and buyer appreciation for the unique challenges of PO emerge, according to a new research study by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. Since 2007, the PO market has maintained an 18 percent...

2013-05-30 23:19:36

Gradual economic recovery counterbalanced by uncertainty surrounding regulatory reform. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Economic recovery brought stabilization to the global services marketplace in Q1 2013, with deal volume and size similar to 2012, according to a new research study by Everest Group, an advisory and research firm on global services. However, pending regulatory reform, particularly in the U.S., could have a significant impact on the extent of recovery in the global...

Virtual Everest From PC Or Smartphone
2013-05-29 10:32:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Exactly 60 years after Sir Edmund Hillary reached the summit of Mount Everest, Microsoft has unveiled “Everest: Rivers of Ice,” a website designed to virtually bring Earth´s highest peak to laptops and touch screens around the world. Using high-resolution video and photographic panorama content to display the Greater Himalaya region, Rivers of Ice is the result of a collaboration between the Internet Explorer 10 team...

80-Year Old Japanese Man Scales Everest
2013-05-23 13:36:34

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When some people envision life in their 80s, they picture lounging on a beach in Florida with a coconut-flavored cocktail in their hand. However, Japanese octogenarian Yuichiro Miura decided to take a completely different route into old age. This week, Miura became the oldest man to scale Mt. Everest, using the same route Sir Edmund Hillary traversed almost 60 years ago to the day. "This is the best feeling in the world," Miura said...


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Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

Karl Henize
2012-10-22 10:51:32

Karl Henize was an astronomer, space scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Karl Gordon Henize on October 17, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up on a small dairy farm outside the city, where he grew his interest in Buck Rogers and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He attended primary and secondary schools in Plainville and Mariemont, Ohio and then continued on to the University of Virginia. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics...

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