Microsoft is set for a huge showdown with Russian technology providers. Russian president has already urged officials of the state and corporations to cut down their consumption of foreign technology. As a result, Moscow is contemplating replacing some products from Microsoft with ones produced locally.
For instance, Microsoft Outlook’s email platform could soon be interchanged with a new system developed by the country’s Rostelecom PJSC. The program, which is set to commence soon, will see more than 6,000 computers redeveloped with the new system. If the new software comes to life, then it means Microsoft‘s Exchange Server will have to shut down.
In an article published by Bloomberg, Moscow’s Head of Information Technology Artem Yermolaev told reporters that more than 600,000 computers and servers would be updated with local software developed by New Cloud Technologies. According to Artem, the software will be tested to determine whether it can be used as a replacement for Windows.
Vladimir Putin has been advocating for increased dependence on local technology citing security threats. Putin is also worried about the reliability of foreign technology, especially in handling crucial national programs and databases. This poses a lot of threat to Microsoft because it controls the largest portion of the country’s $3 billion market. The country is also considering increasing taxes on US products following the US shut down of some Russian companies due to their invasion in 2014. Russian authorities have already put in place plans to ensure government agencies comply with the new directives before the end of 2017.
Cisco Systems Inc. will also feel the heat as a result of the switch. The government in Moscow has already replaced their system used in surveillance cameras with a local competitor. Oracle lost its market share when the government decided to switch from its popular database to an open-code system run by PostgreSQL software produced by local developers. If things go this way, Microsoft will soon find itself sidelined in the Russian market.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Chopper Trading Raj Fernando is a jack of all trades. Fernando has extensive experience with trades and got his start in 2002 at Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade where he completed volunteer work to help him gain extra experience. He worked as a cash bond trader from 1996 to 2003. He started Chopper Trading in 2002 as a small fixed-income trading company and currently services more than 200 people in several locations.
Raj Fernando was born in Denmark, and came to the United States when he was just one year old. He attended Beloit College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and history. Fernando is also widely known for his political affiliations and support for the democratic party, specifically the Barack Obama 2008 presidential campaign. He has been a strong supporter of the democratic party since 2003. Fernando has made several selfless financial contributions toward the Democratic Party and the fight for true equality. This year alone he donated $30,000 to Women Count, a political action committee with the goal of helping place more Democratic women in office as well as $9,400 to Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Aside from his political contributions Fernando is a member on the PAWS Chicago board of directors. PAWS is a Chicago area “kill free” animal shelter that uses several different strategies to care for and provide shelter to dogs who are ill. Throughout his philanthropic career Fernando has made donations to organizations like Wounded Warriors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and the Illinois Holocaust Museum.The Clinton Foundation has received more than $150,000 from Fernando in support for their campaign total since he began contributing in 2003.
Fernando has made his mark on business, politics and philanthropy as well. His generosity and desire to contribute to a better society is immeasurable. Whether it is business or politics, Fernando genuinely wants the best for everyone involved. He even implemented this into his hiring strategy at Chopper Trading. Fernando wants his employees to feel comfortable when working, he wanted to create a stress free work environment with equal opportunities for success for all and through his donations and opportunities offered at Chopper Trading he has opened doors for so many.
I became an expert investor at Laidlaw & Company because I had a broker who helped me once I took my first meeting with James Ahern. He explained a lot of things to me that I really needed to know, and I needed to be sure that the investments I was making were going to be worth it. I wanted to be able to make a lot of money from things that I was investing in, and I wanted to have a good idea of how it would work out when I did something that was out of the box.
There are a lot of people like me who are not sure how to make investments, and they need someone at Laidlaw & Company to help them make sure that they are going to make the best investments. I learned a lot about the investments that have been made in my name, and I learned that I could invest in anything from stocks to gold and other companies. I have invested in some commodities, and I have been able to invest in businesses that I believe in. It is a really nice way to make money, and I have a great broker whom I trust.
I can go to Laidlaw & Company to make sure that I can make money, and I can make it easy for myself to make good investments because I would be able to create a portfolio that is easy to manage. Matthew Eitner is a very easy person to work with, and he sends me reports often that make it easy for me to get the money I need to retire or just to pull out cash when I need it. That makes my life easier, and I am no longer lost without any assistance.
One thing that often comes with age is experience and with experience is the ability to recognize patterns. George Soros definitely recognizes patterns which is why he sees that this current economic situation is very similar to the global economic downturn of 2008. Right now, he has donated millions in support of Hilary Clinton. This is a lot of money that he has donated. He used to make much bigger donations to political causes. Among the things he has done was make huge donations in order to have George Bush removed from office. When he found that his efforts were in vein, he has decided to step back from making donations to political causes.
For one thing, politicians have been raising a lot of money amidst the complaints about the amount of money used for politics. Most of the candidates rely on donations from people like George Soros. Republican Donald Trump is one of those that do not have to rely on donations. He funds his own campaigns. Of course he would have no need for funding from George Soros.
According to politico.com, to gain donations from George Soros, the candidate has to address a few key issues. For one thing, he has to gain confidence from George Soros that he or she knows how to deal with the coming economic crisis that is resulting from problems in the EU among other issues. One thing that George Soros regrets was not supporting Hillary Clinton back in 2008. He has backed President Obama back in 2008 when he first ran for the presidency. For 2016, George Soros has been courted by Priorities USA among other super PACs in order to get him to donate funds into the election. One thing that makes him very important to the election cycle is that he is one of the few people that would willingly drop millions of dollars into political matters.
Kyle Bass is an investment professional with many different faces. At one time, he was the darling of the investment industry. Bass was the founder of Hayman Capital Management, which is located in Dallas, Texas. All eyes were on Kyle Bass when he correctly predicted the 2008 sub-prime mortgage crisis. Bass definitely had the face of a winner that knew the market as demonstrated by his very accurate predictions about the mortgage crisis. Certainly, people thought he was brilliant. However, the face of a winner quickly changed to the face of a loser.
Cards On The Table UsefulStooges says that everyone in the market realizes that Kyle Bass is a big gambler with money. Most people would fold their cards or lay their cards on the table at this point. However, Kyle Bass is different. He is not above bluffing. Kyle Bass still wants people to think that he is the brilliant super star that understands the investment market better than anyone else in the industry. He refuses to give up that position to anyone. This guy loves to talk. He eagerly shares his warped advice with anyone that will listen. This includes appearing on television or giving an interview to a local newspaper. He has done it all. He continues to give bad advice about the investment world to various media outlets.
Certainly, politics makes strange bedfellows. The fact is that Kyle Bass makes his own kind of strange bedfellows. Take a look at his closest allies. Let’s begin with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. This woman ruined Argentina’s economy with her disastrous decisions. Bass is one of her biggest defenders. He fully supported all her economic policies. Remember, those policies are the one’s that destroyed her countries policies. Bass is also entangled with other unsavory characters. For example, Erich Spangenberg. His stock market antics have wrecked havoc on pharmaceutical drug company stock prices and the people that desperately require the drugs. Bass is part of the low down operation that is attempting to short sell pharmaceutical stock. Here is something that is interesting to note. Bass admitted that he was trying to make quick money off the deal and didn’t see anything wrong with using the financial market for his personal benefit.
A lot of interested investors are shaking their heads at Bass. Bass was once the brilliant investor that everyone turned to for advice. Now, he is more like the artful dodger that has his hands in everybody’s pockets.