American Blue Ribbon Holdings, the parent company of the O'Charley's and Max & Erma's chains among others, has signed a contract to outsource to national back-office player FIS several parts of its IT operations. FIS, a Fortune 500 company, will handle the system infrastructure, help desk and database administration while ABRH's team will continue to manage application development, enterprise and retail systems as well as other parts of the IT operation. Worth noting: FIS used to be owned by Fidelity National Financial, the majority owner of ABRH, and the companies still have close management and operational ties.
A team of seasoned local software entrepreneurs has unveiled BuyHappy, a browser extension that scours the web for the best price and has been saving online shoppers an average of $28 per transaction. Kelley Boothe at Southern/Alpha has more on the launch of BuyHappy, which is chaired by StudioNow founder and CEO David Mason.
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