Application Maintenance & Development

September 27, 2019 $6.75 Million Raised for Instahiring: an AI Recruitment Platform From Talview

Talview, an artificial intelligence (AI) HR tech startup, has announced that it has raised $6.75 million to build Instahiring, a new AI-enhanced recruitment platform promising to slash time to hire.

September 27, 2019 Move to Jenkins X for Automated CI/CD of Cloud-Native Applications

​Jenkins from CloudBees has been a stalwart of the open-source continuous integration (CI) / continuous delivery (CD) movement for well over a decade. The recent introduction of Jenkins X promises to make CI/CD pipelines with Kubernetes easier to set up and maintain.

September 27, 2019 Absorb LMS Acquires eLogic Learning LMS – Its Second Acquisition of 2019

Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.

Data & Analytics

October 01, 2019 Slack’s Outages Cost $8.2M in Service Credits, Erodes Customer Trust

Slack's first earnings release as a publicly-traded company beat expectations on revenue and growth projections. However, a significant outage of the service in July may have put some Slack users back on their heels.

September 27, 2019 Moderate Market Growth Projection for Managed File Transfer (MFT) May Signal Its Technological Maturity, but It’s at Odds With Exponential Growth of Data

​Many market research firms project that the market for Managed File Transfer (MFT) will grow between 7-10% in the next five years (expressed in compound annual growth rates (CAGR): see here, here and here). Is MFT is a mature technology? Maybe. Is MFT is a stable technology with low risk of disruption? Absolutely not.

September 27, 2019 Cisco’s Shares Fall Nearly 16% in August

Cisco’s shares fell nearly 16% in August. However, the broader context is that Cisco’s poor stock performance might be due to external circumstances.

Finance & Administration

September 27, 2019 Absorb LMS Acquires eLogic Learning LMS – Its Second Acquisition of 2019

Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.

September 17, 2019 TalentLMS Releases Version 4.0 Focusing on Simplicity and User Experience

TalentLMS 4.0 features several new features along with an improved user interface. While none of the new features are game changers, they are marginal improvements that TalentLMS users and administrators will enjoy.

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%.

Human Resources

September 27, 2019 $6.75 Million Raised for Instahiring: an AI Recruitment Platform From Talview

Talview, an artificial intelligence (AI) HR tech startup, has announced that it has raised $6.75 million to build Instahiring, a new AI-enhanced recruitment platform promising to slash time to hire.

September 27, 2019 Absorb LMS Acquires eLogic Learning LMS – Its Second Acquisition of 2019

Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.

September 17, 2019 TalentLMS Releases Version 4.0 Focusing on Simplicity and User Experience

TalentLMS 4.0 features several new features along with an improved user interface. While none of the new features are game changers, they are marginal improvements that TalentLMS users and administrators will enjoy.

IT Infrastructure & Operations

October 16, 2019 ServiceNow’s New York Release Brings a Price Increase in Disguise

ServiceNow has mastered the art of implementing subtle license changes and price adjustments with each major release of its software, resulting in regular price increases for its customers. This has occurred with the London, Madrid, and, most recently, New York releases.

October 15, 2019 Trefis Analysts Pondered the Benefits of Google Buying Nutanix – and It’s Not a Bad Idea

Should Google’s parent, Alphabet, buy Nutanix? If analysts at forecasting software vendor Trefis have their way, the search giant should be signing the check.

October 03, 2019 IT Startup Forethought Adds AI Tool to Automate Ticket Routing

San Francisco-based IT startup Forethought announced new product Agatha Predictions on September 5 to help categorize and organize incoming tickets.

IT Security & Risk

September 27, 2019 Symantec Leaves the Strongest Emotional Footprint in the IAM Space With Its Symantec VIP Product

Recent data released from SoftwareReviews' Identity Access Management (IAM) Customer Experience Report reveals Symantec VIP is performing above the rest when it comes to providing good customer service.

September 17, 2019 HID Now Supports Seos-Enabled Student IDs in Apple Wallet

HID officially announced its support of Seos-enabled IDs in Apple Wallet on August 13. This enables a more convenient and secure authentication process for iPhone users using HID technology.

September 17, 2019 Spiceworks Promises Free Tools Will Continue Despite Ziff Davis B2B Acquisition

Spiceworks – which operates a community of IT professionals, marketplace, and free apps – has agreed to be acquired by Ziff Davis B2B, but says it will continue to prioritize and develop its products.

Marketing

September 27, 2019 Absorb LMS Acquires eLogic Learning LMS – Its Second Acquisition of 2019

Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.

September 27, 2019 Cisco’s Shares Fall Nearly 16% in August

Cisco’s shares fell nearly 16% in August. However, the broader context is that Cisco’s poor stock performance might be due to external circumstances.

September 17, 2019 TalentLMS Releases Version 4.0 Focusing on Simplicity and User Experience

TalentLMS 4.0 features several new features along with an improved user interface. While none of the new features are game changers, they are marginal improvements that TalentLMS users and administrators will enjoy.

Project Management

September 27, 2019 Atlassian Embraces Continually Changing Plans With Portfolio for Jira Server and Data Center 3.0

Atlassian embraces the reality that roadmaps and plans are living, breathing, and continually changing.

September 27, 2019 Cisco’s Shares Fall Nearly 16% in August

Cisco’s shares fell nearly 16% in August. However, the broader context is that Cisco’s poor stock performance might be due to external circumstances.

August 24, 2019 Apps, Alexa, and Audio Hardware – Web Conferencing Vendors Try Different Approaches to Ease Setup Pains

Getting connected to the right virtual conference room too often involves juggling several remotes and playing guessing games with cables. Vendors in the space are aware of this pain and are coming up with creative new ways of addressing it.

Sales & Customer Service

September 27, 2019 Absorb LMS Acquires eLogic Learning LMS – Its Second Acquisition of 2019

Absorb LMS has acquired Tampa-based eLogic Learning LMS. This is the second acquisition in its aggressive acquisition growth strategy, following its acquisition of Torch LMS in May.

September 27, 2019 Cisco’s Shares Fall Nearly 16% in August

Cisco’s shares fell nearly 16% in August. However, the broader context is that Cisco’s poor stock performance might be due to external circumstances.

September 17, 2019 TalentLMS Releases Version 4.0 Focusing on Simplicity and User Experience

TalentLMS 4.0 features several new features along with an improved user interface. While none of the new features are game changers, they are marginal improvements that TalentLMS users and administrators will enjoy.

Sales Management

October 16, 2019 ServiceNow’s New York Release Brings a Price Increase in Disguise

ServiceNow has mastered the art of implementing subtle license changes and price adjustments with each major release of its software, resulting in regular price increases for its customers. This has occurred with the London, Madrid, and, most recently, New York releases.

October 16, 2019 Certify Trustworthiness of Your AI Applications With Cortex Certifai

CognitiveScale announced an industry-first product ‒ Cortex Certifai ‒ that offers insights into the black box of machine learning and AI and helps organizations to identify, quantify, and mitigate AI-related risks.

October 15, 2019 Trefis Analysts Pondered the Benefits of Google Buying Nutanix – and It’s Not a Bad Idea

Should Google’s parent, Alphabet, buy Nutanix? If analysts at forecasting software vendor Trefis have their way, the search giant should be signing the check.

Time & Attendance

October 16, 2019 ServiceNow’s New York Release Brings a Price Increase in Disguise

ServiceNow has mastered the art of implementing subtle license changes and price adjustments with each major release of its software, resulting in regular price increases for its customers. This has occurred with the London, Madrid, and, most recently, New York releases.

October 16, 2019 Certify Trustworthiness of Your AI Applications With Cortex Certifai

CognitiveScale announced an industry-first product ‒ Cortex Certifai ‒ that offers insights into the black box of machine learning and AI and helps organizations to identify, quantify, and mitigate AI-related risks.

October 15, 2019 Trefis Analysts Pondered the Benefits of Google Buying Nutanix – and It’s Not a Bad Idea

Should Google’s parent, Alphabet, buy Nutanix? If analysts at forecasting software vendor Trefis have their way, the search giant should be signing the check.

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.