Application Maintenance & Development

January 20, 2020 Aha! and Azure DevOps – Working Together, Sprinting Together

Aha! has improved its integration with Azure DevOps to improve release and sprint visibility for both developers and stakeholders.

January 17, 2020 SugarCRM Rolls Out Fall ’19 Release With Savvy Improvements to Collaboration and Self-Service Capabilities

SugarCRM – a well-established player in the market for CRM platforms – recently rolled out its Fall 2019 release. From a functional perspective, the release does a good job advancing SugarCRM’s capabilities in the areas of self-service, collaboration, and sales automation.

January 17, 2020 ALM Works Extends Its Structure.Gantt Capabilities

ALM Works’ Structure.Gantt extends Jira’s and Structure’s data to better manage timelines, dependencies, and resources.

Data & Analytics

January 17, 2020 Microsoft and Zoom Announce Partnership for Enhanced Web Conferencing

Coming early 2020, Zoom Rooms will be able to join Microsoft Teams meetings and Microsoft Teams Rooms will be able to join Zoom meetings.

January 17, 2020 Microsoft and Cisco Announce Partnership to Enhance Web Conferencing Interoperability

Microsoft and Cisco have announced a partnership to enhance interoperability between Microsoft Teams Rooms and Phone System and Cisco Webex Room. The move reflects growing end-user demand for a unified communications platform that encourages mixed-vendor interoperability.

January 17, 2020 Slack’s Stock Value Hits All-Time Low

Slack’s stock value continues to plummet, with Microsoft’s Teams offering cited as a major reason.

Finance & Administration

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 14, 2020 Sakai 19.3 Maintenance Released

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

January 07, 2020 iSpring Releases New Course-Selling Platform, Flora LMS

iSpring expands its product offering with Flora LMS, a subscription-based course-selling platform targeted at business trainers, edupreneurs, and training companies.

Human Resources

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 14, 2020 Sakai 19.3 Maintenance Released

This is the third maintenance release since Sakai 19 was released in spring 2019. Thanks to its open-source community, Sakai is continuously providing fixes, security updates, and improvements to its users.

IT Infrastructure & Operations

January 20, 2020 CipherCloud Announces Partnership With Thales to Bring Zero Trust to the Cloud

A newly announced collaboration between CipherCloud and Thales promises to enable zero trust access control for data in the cloud. This may be a compelling value proposition for companies looking for a CASB with integrated zero trust identity management.

January 17, 2020 Three Ways IoT Could Improve Urban Living

IoT manufacturers aren’t just waiting for 5G connectivity to deliver significant smart city solutions. From a smart city conference in Dublin, we showcase three examples of how IoT is improving urban environments today.

January 16, 2020 Microsoft Teams Innovations to Benefit Healthcare Organizations

Microsoft Teams’ latest innovations offer a range of benefits for healthcare organizations.

IT Security & Risk

January 20, 2020 CipherCloud Announces Partnership With Thales to Bring Zero Trust to the Cloud

A newly announced collaboration between CipherCloud and Thales promises to enable zero trust access control for data in the cloud. This may be a compelling value proposition for companies looking for a CASB with integrated zero trust identity management.

January 15, 2020 Avatier Releases AI Chatbot to Automate Common IAM Helpdesk Requests

Avatier, an IAM vendor, has developed an innovative solution for automating mundane IAM tasks: a chatbot called Apollo. Apollo is a great example of how ANI can enable simple task automation that ultimately frees up IT staff to tackle more pressing issues.

January 15, 2020 Palo Alto Networks Acquires Cloud-Based Company Aporeto

Palo Alto Networks has acquired Aporeto, a machine-identity-based microsegmentation company, for $150 million. As Palo Alto seeks to solidify itself as a cloud-centric cybersecurity services provider, the question remains whether it can stitch these multiple acquisitions into a seamless service.

Marketing

January 17, 2020 SugarCRM Rolls Out Fall ’19 Release With Savvy Improvements to Collaboration and Self-Service Capabilities

SugarCRM – a well-established player in the market for CRM platforms – recently rolled out its Fall 2019 release. From a functional perspective, the release does a good job advancing SugarCRM’s capabilities in the areas of self-service, collaboration, and sales automation.

January 17, 2020 SAP Makes Moves Into the Cloud Contact Center Space With an Eye to Enhance Omnichannel Service Delivery

SAP’s Digital Interconnect Group recently announced the launch of SAP Contact Center 365. In conjunction with its incumbent solutions for customer experience – particularly SAP Service Cloud – the move expands the viability of SAP as an end-to-end technology partner for contact center and customer service enablement.

January 16, 2020 Microsoft Teams Innovations to Benefit Healthcare Organizations

Microsoft Teams’ latest innovations offer a range of benefits for healthcare organizations.

Project Management

January 21, 2020 Mavenlink Took a Step Towards Resource Self-Management

Earlier this year, Mavenlink announced a PSA-supporting function for targeting and tracking the ratio of billable vs. non-billable time. Consultants get a useful feature, but what about the garden-variety IT knowledge worker?

January 20, 2020 Wrike’s Approach to Avoiding Employee Burnout Requires a Collaborative, Top-Down Approach to Portfolio Planning

Wrike’s Laura Quiambao recently blogged about the dangers of employee burnout and highlighted how Wrike Resource can help. It’s tough to argue with her four proposed solutions, but a fifth component is absent from her analysis: engaged, responsible portfolio ownership.

January 17, 2020 Trello’s Four Stages of Team Productivity; Don’t Forget the Curator

Trello’s Leah Ryder recently blogged about that old and reliable observation about the four stages of team dynamics (Forming – Storming – Norming – Performing). We asked ourselves how this relates to the Trello cardwall and found a critical ingredient: the curator.

Sales & Customer Service

January 17, 2020 SugarCRM Rolls Out Fall ’19 Release With Savvy Improvements to Collaboration and Self-Service Capabilities

SugarCRM – a well-established player in the market for CRM platforms – recently rolled out its Fall 2019 release. From a functional perspective, the release does a good job advancing SugarCRM’s capabilities in the areas of self-service, collaboration, and sales automation.

January 17, 2020 SAP Makes Moves Into the Cloud Contact Center Space With an Eye to Enhance Omnichannel Service Delivery

SAP’s Digital Interconnect Group recently announced the launch of SAP Contact Center 365. In conjunction with its incumbent solutions for customer experience – particularly SAP Service Cloud – the move expands the viability of SAP as an end-to-end technology partner for contact center and customer service enablement.

January 17, 2020 SAP Makes Moves Into the Cloud Contact Center Space With an Eye to Enhance Omnichannel Service Delivery

SAP’s Digital Interconnect Group recently announced the launch of SAP Contact Center 365. In conjunction with its incumbent solutions for customer experience – particularly SAP Service Cloud – the move expands the viability of SAP as an end-to-end technology partner for contact center and customer service enablement.

Sales Management

January 15, 2020 Oracle’s Q2 FY20 Earnings Are Good, but Top Line Growth Remains Stagnant

Oracle reported slightly better-than-expected Q2 FY20 results, but despite substantial revenue numbers and high growth areas such as Oracle Cloud, Fusion ERP, and Autonomous Database, it’s unclear when these market segments will accelerate revenue growth materially.

January 07, 2020 Infor Forms Strategic Partnership With Signavio

Infor doubles down on better implementations with Signavio’s process mining and intelligence technology. The partnership will leverage the Signavio web-based business process modeling and intelligence tool to further accelerate the decision-making process.

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.

Time & Attendance

January 21, 2020 Mavenlink Took a Step Towards Resource Self-Management

Earlier this year, Mavenlink announced a PSA-supporting function for targeting and tracking the ratio of billable vs. non-billable time. Consultants get a useful feature, but what about the garden-variety IT knowledge worker?

January 20, 2020 Amazon Releases SageMaker Studio – An IDE for Machine Learning

Last month Amazon released SageMaker Studio, an IDE for machine learning (ML). The objective for this new-ish offering was to address “immature tooling” in ML and make it easier for data scientists to create and deploy ML models.

January 20, 2020 How to Remove Unfair Bias From Your AI – DataRobot Demo

So, you know about AI biases but want to see a demonstration of what’s involved in identifying and removing them from a machine learning/AI application? A recent webinar by DataRobot does just that: it walks you through a small ML project and explains step by step what to do and how.

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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