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Wednesday, October 27, 2004SilkRoad Technologies ,an enterprise blogging and CMS company ——and found new challenges and success in North Carolina. Filipowski, an iconoclastic sort who was often described by his appearance——sporting a pony tail and Hawaiian shirts——had wowed the high-tech world through his use of strategic alliances and acquisitions to build an integrated software company——Platinum Technologies, Inc.——guide its growth for 12 years and then sell it in 1999 to former rival Computer Associates for $3.5 billion.And since the Divine bankruptcy sale in May 2003,he appears to have done well.“He has this core of people that he worked with since he started Platinum,” said Darcy Evon, the executive director of corporate relations and international studies in the development department of the Illinois Institute of Technology who has chronicled the Divine saga as former owner of I-Street.“There’s a huge loyalty factor in all of Flip’s relationships, not all, obviously, because some people burned him and he burned others,” Evon said. “But if you get to be his friend, you’re usually his friend for life.” Irrepressible indeed!
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