Application Maintenance & Development

November 13, 2019 Adobe’s ELA Is All About Product Optimization…Not the Price

Adobe has achieved near-monopoly status in the world of graphic/web design through the massive adoption of its Creative Suite product set. Far too often customers are focusing on the subscription price when there is much more value to be obtained through optimizing product selection and proactive management of end-users’ software usage.

November 11, 2019 Blue Prism Releases Learning Edition and Online Learning Platform

The lack of robotic process automation (RPA) skills is often cited as a major challenge to RPA adoption. Blue Prism recently joined its competitors by making its RPA solution available for personal and training purposes.

November 11, 2019 Bullhorn Announces Closed-Loop Vendor Management and Applicant Tracking Integration

Bullhorn, an applicant tracking system (ATS) solution provider, has announced an improvement to its existing vendors management system (VMS) Sync offering with the deployment of "closed-loop VMS-ATS integration" that automates the transfer of candidate information from the ATS back into the VMS.

Data & Analytics

November 13, 2019 Anzo Enables Data Management and Analytics Across Structured and Unstructured Data

Cambridge Semantics enhanced its Anzo platform to enable data management and analytics over both structured and unstructured data, the firm announced in an August 22 press release.

November 11, 2019 C3.ai Expands Its Portfolio of AI-Powered As-a-Service Solutions With C3 Energy Management

C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, announced in October 2019 the launch of Smart Institutions, an AI-powered, holistic energy-as-a-service software solution for universities, municipalities, corporate campuses, and hospitals.

November 11, 2019 Collibra Announces Its Acquisition of Data Lineage Provider SQLdep

Data governance player Collibra recently announced the acquisition of SQLdep, a leading provider of automated data lineage.

Finance & Administration

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?”

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 Pearson’s Global Learning Survey Points to the Shift to Life-Long, Learner-Driven Education

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

Human Resources

November 11, 2019 Bullhorn Announces Closed-Loop Vendor Management and Applicant Tracking Integration

Bullhorn, an applicant tracking system (ATS) solution provider, has announced an improvement to its existing vendors management system (VMS) Sync offering with the deployment of "closed-loop VMS-ATS integration" that automates the transfer of candidate information from the ATS back into the VMS.

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 Pearson’s Global Learning Survey Points to the Shift to Life-Long, Learner-Driven Education

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

IT Infrastructure & Operations

November 14, 2019 AWS Summit Toronto Opens With Jabs at Oracle and Microsoft

Joshua Burgin, the technical advisor to the senior vice-president at Amazon Web Services (AWS), opened AWS Summit Toronto with jabs at Oracle and Microsoft. AWS wants to position itself as customer-centric, but users of its platform might only end up locked-in to a more beneficent vendor.

November 11, 2019 Avaya Announces Partnership With RingCentral

Avaya announced a partnership with RingCentral, a move that jointly strengthens the two companies’ positions in the growing cloud-based unified communications market.

October 30, 2019 Technology’s New Morality Play – Time to Throw Out the Script and Start Improvising

VMware challenges IT to be more than it may be comfortable with: technologists as members of an elite caste charged with the moral use of technology and guarding the uninitiated against negative consequences.

IT Security & Risk

November 11, 2019 Collibra Announces Its Acquisition of Data Lineage Provider SQLdep

Data governance player Collibra recently announced the acquisition of SQLdep, a leading provider of automated data lineage.

October 31, 2019 Proteus Helps Enterprises Document Privacy by Design

Privacy by Design (PbD) is a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirement, but effective implementation requires deep insight into the operation and interconnection of various data collection processes. Thus, PbD can be difficult to document and demonstrate. However, Proteus may help.

October 30, 2019 HP Acquires Bromium

HP acquired Bromium, an endpoint security start-up that uses virtualization to isolate browser-based attacks, malicious downloads and applications, and email attachments on September 19, 2019. Currently, HP licenses Bromium’s technology to power its Sure Click malware protection; however, the plan is for Bromium to become part of HP’s broader platform to secure endpoint devices.

Marketing

November 13, 2019 Adobe’s ELA Is All About Product Optimization…Not the Price

Adobe has achieved near-monopoly status in the world of graphic/web design through the massive adoption of its Creative Suite product set. Far too often customers are focusing on the subscription price when there is much more value to be obtained through optimizing product selection and proactive management of end-users’ software usage.

November 11, 2019 Avaya Announces Partnership With RingCentral

Avaya announced a partnership with RingCentral, a move that jointly strengthens the two companies’ positions in the growing cloud-based unified communications market.

October 31, 2019 Oracle's Introduction of Redwood UX Paradigm a Step Towards Better End-User Adoption

Oracle introduced its new “Redwood” UX at Oracle OpenWorld 2019, promising a better – and more consistent – user experience across the bulk of its enterprise application offerings.

Project Management

November 11, 2019 Avaya Announces Partnership With RingCentral

Avaya announced a partnership with RingCentral, a move that jointly strengthens the two companies’ positions in the growing cloud-based unified communications market.

October 30, 2019 ALM Works Brings “Structure” to Project Complexity

ALM Works Structure for Jira enables Atlassian customers to track and manage projects at scale.

October 24, 2019 Avaya in Talks With RingCentral to Form Joint Venture

Avaya moved away from the idea of being acquired following news that it is in talks to partner with RingCentral.

Sales & Customer Service

November 11, 2019 Avaya Announces Partnership With RingCentral

Avaya announced a partnership with RingCentral, a move that jointly strengthens the two companies’ positions in the growing cloud-based unified communications market.

October 29, 2019 Pearson’s Global Learning Survey Points to the Shift to Life-Long, Learner-Driven Education

Pearson released the results of its Global Learning Survey. This is the first time that Pearson has undertaken such a study to capture the opinions of 11,000 learners across 19 countries. The study uncovered eight key trends indicating a shift to life-long, learner driven education.

October 24, 2019 Avaya in Talks With RingCentral to Form Joint Venture

Avaya moved away from the idea of being acquired following news that it is in talks to partner with RingCentral.

Sales Management

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.

August 26, 2019 Microsoft Earnings Soar on the Heels of Inspire Partner Conference

Microsoft smashed the numbers with its Q4 2019 earnings report, with revenues rising a stellar 12% and hitting on all cylinders with quarterly revenue of $33.7 billion. Notable increases include Azure, growth up 64%; Surface, up 14%; and LinkedIn, up 25%.

Time & Attendance

November 14, 2019 AWS Summit Toronto Opens With Jabs at Oracle and Microsoft

Joshua Burgin, the technical advisor to the senior vice-president at Amazon Web Services (AWS), opened AWS Summit Toronto with jabs at Oracle and Microsoft. AWS wants to position itself as customer-centric, but users of its platform might only end up locked-in to a more beneficent vendor.

November 13, 2019 Adobe’s ELA Is All About Product Optimization…Not the Price

Adobe has achieved near-monopoly status in the world of graphic/web design through the massive adoption of its Creative Suite product set. Far too often customers are focusing on the subscription price when there is much more value to be obtained through optimizing product selection and proactive management of end-users’ software usage.

November 13, 2019 Anzo Enables Data Management and Analytics Across Structured and Unstructured Data

Cambridge Semantics enhanced its Anzo platform to enable data management and analytics over both structured and unstructured data, the firm announced in an August 22 press release.

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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