Application Maintenance & Development

December 11, 2019 Salesforce Debuts a New Conversational UI at Dreamforce 2019 – But Will It Speak to End Users?

Conversational UIs allow users to interact naturally with applications. Salesforce recently made a foray into the space with its Einstein Voice Assistant solution.

December 10, 2019 Amazon and Salesforce Join Forces to Improve Their Contact Center Value Propositions

Salesforce is a juggernaut in the customer experience solution space – at Dreamforce 2019, it announced a strategic partnership with Amazon to bolster their respective plays in the contact center space.

December 06, 2019 Oracle’s AI Upgrades for ERP and EPM Show Why AI Is in Reach for Any Enterprise

Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within the ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud products.

Data & Analytics

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 02, 2019 Google Is Acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google is acquiring Fitbit, a leading wearables brand, for $2.1 billion. Google says the motivation is to “help more people with wearables,” expand its vision of “ambient computing,” and, of course, grab a share of the fast-growing $8-billion digital health market.

November 27, 2019 Microsoft Teams Client for Linux Confirmed

A Microsoft Teams client for Linux has been confirmed, with a preview becoming available by the end of 2019.

Finance & Administration

December 06, 2019 Oracle’s AI Upgrades for ERP and EPM Show Why AI Is in Reach for Any Enterprise

Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within the ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud products.

November 26, 2019 Fluid Framework: “Movable Type” for the Digital Work Experience

Fluid Framework, unveiled in May at Microsoft’s Build 2019 company conference, lets developers rally the help of near real-time coauthoring, reusable mix-and-match document components, and digital assistants like translator aids in the content creation experience at speeds and scale not available before.

November 06, 2019 Does Your Strategic Vendor Consider You a Strategic Customer?

Whether you are using Info-Tech’s Commodity, Operational, Strategic, Tactical (C.O.S.T.) model to classify your vendors or you arbitrarily label high spend/critical vendors as strategic, it begs the question: “Does your vendor truly view you as a strategic customer?”

Human Resources

December 06, 2019 Oracle’s AI Upgrades for ERP and EPM Show Why AI Is in Reach for Any Enterprise

Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within the ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud products.

November 26, 2019 Fluid Framework: “Movable Type” for the Digital Work Experience

Fluid Framework, unveiled in May at Microsoft’s Build 2019 company conference, lets developers rally the help of near real-time coauthoring, reusable mix-and-match document components, and digital assistants like translator aids in the content creation experience at speeds and scale not available before.

November 20, 2019 Kronos Making Inroads in Payroll Services

The demand for a single suite for human capital management (HCM) solutions continues to grow. Kronos recently announced increased growth in the Kronos Cloud Payroll solution.

IT Infrastructure & Operations

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 11, 2019 Adoption of Micro Focus’ Service Management Automation X Product Increasing Along With Deployment Options

Micro Focus announced that its Service Management Automation X (SMAX) product has grown its customer count by 133% over the past year and can now be deployed as SaaS in addition to cloud or on-premises solutions.

December 10, 2019 IaaS Will Suffer a Slow Death

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will suffer a slow death as applications evolve to run on cloud platforms. The IaaS/PaaS/SaaS model of cloud services will die with it.

IT Security & Risk

November 29, 2019 Darktrace Masters the Art of Storytelling With Cyber AI Analyst

Darktrace introduced a “Cyber AI Analyst” in September 2019 as a means of offloading incident management responsibilities from InfoSec practitioners. This new feature functions as an “extra body” to intelligently create reports of suspicious activity on the company network.

November 22, 2019 McAfee Seeks to Level Up DLP With Unified Cloud Edge

Creating an effective data loss prevention (DLP) program is a difficult task because of the myriad ways data can leave an organization. Tools help, but often not as much as we’d like. Enter McAfee Unified Cloud Edge.

November 20, 2019 Digital Guardian Sees Behavior Analytics as the Future of DLP

Digital Guardian has been a data loss prevention (DLP) leader for some time, so we’d all do well to listen when it says the future of DLP will focus on data, user behavior, and conditions of use.

Marketing

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 11, 2019 Salesforce Debuts a New Conversational UI at Dreamforce 2019 – But Will It Speak to End Users?

Conversational UIs allow users to interact naturally with applications. Salesforce recently made a foray into the space with its Einstein Voice Assistant solution.

December 10, 2019 Amazon and Salesforce Join Forces to Improve Their Contact Center Value Propositions

Salesforce is a juggernaut in the customer experience solution space – at Dreamforce 2019, it announced a strategic partnership with Amazon to bolster their respective plays in the contact center space.

Project Management

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 11, 2019 Trello Hits 50 Million Registered Users and Gets New Capabilities

Atlassian-owned project management tool Trello has hit 50 million registered users, up from 19 million users when Atlassian acquired Trello in 2017. To celebrate, Atlassian has expanded Trello’s capabilities.

December 02, 2019 Bonitasoft BPM Is Now Available in the Cloud

Bonitasoft, an open-source business process management (BPM) vendor, is now offering implementation of its low-code automation software via the cloud.

Sales & Customer Service

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 11, 2019 Salesforce Debuts a New Conversational UI at Dreamforce 2019 – But Will It Speak to End Users?

Conversational UIs allow users to interact naturally with applications. Salesforce recently made a foray into the space with its Einstein Voice Assistant solution.

December 10, 2019 Amazon and Salesforce Join Forces to Improve Their Contact Center Value Propositions

Salesforce is a juggernaut in the customer experience solution space – at Dreamforce 2019, it announced a strategic partnership with Amazon to bolster their respective plays in the contact center space.

Sales Management

December 06, 2019 Oracle’s AI Upgrades for ERP and EPM Show Why AI Is in Reach for Any Enterprise

Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Earlier this year, Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within the ERP Cloud and EPM Cloud products.

October 30, 2019 Oracle's OpenWorld Takeaways Are Impressive but Leave Us Wanting More

It is no surprise that this year’s OpenWorld conference continued to focus on Oracle’s cloud efforts. We dive in to discover if Oracle is doing enough to catch up to the competition of Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and Office clouds, and Google’s GCP.

October 29, 2019 Oracle Announces a New Hybrid Cloud Partnership With VMware

Oracle is aiming to make it extremely easy to shift your VMware workloads to the Oracle Cloud. In addition, it will provide you the capability to choose where your data will reside. This is an important feature for organizations concerned about data sovereignty.

Time & Attendance

December 11, 2019 Generational Shift in the Workplace Is Boosting Use of Video Conferencing: Lifesize

With the bulk of the millennial generation now fully in the workforce and moving into decision-maker roles, the way business gets done is changing. And it involves a lot more collaboration over video, according to a new report from Lifesize.

December 11, 2019 Trello Hits 50 Million Registered Users and Gets New Capabilities

Atlassian-owned project management tool Trello has hit 50 million registered users, up from 19 million users when Atlassian acquired Trello in 2017. To celebrate, Atlassian has expanded Trello’s capabilities.

December 11, 2019 Adoption of Micro Focus’ Service Management Automation X Product Increasing Along With Deployment Options

Micro Focus announced that its Service Management Automation X (SMAX) product has grown its customer count by 133% over the past year and can now be deployed as SaaS in addition to cloud or on-premises solutions.

Web Content Management

June 05, 2019 Rainforest Offers On-Demand Testing Resources to Expand Coverage

The emergence and growth of Rainforest QA has shone a different light in a market that is dominated by big-name players like HP and IBM. Rainforest streamlines test design and management and expands test coverage through its extensive tester network.

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