Data & Analytics

August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 30, 2020 Google Announces Major G-Suite Updates

Google has announced several updates to its G-Suite offering, which aims to heavily integrate and better secure its teamwork applications. The move represents a clear attempt by Google to directly compete with Microsoft’s office productivity suite, with several of the G-Suite updates mirroring the logical architecture of Office 365.

July 30, 2020 Intermedia to Provide Microsoft Services to 70,000+ Navisite Business Users

As of July 1, 2020, over 70,000 small business users receiving their Microsoft 365 services from Navisite will now receive them from Intermedia. The move means that Navisite’s users now have access to a range of Intermedia offerings, including Unite, Contact Center, and AnyMeeting.

July 23, 2020 Organizations Report Higher Satisfaction When Switching to Software With an Info-Tech Award

Thinking about choosing a new software vendor but don't know where to start? Narrow down your shortlist by focusing on software that has received an Info-Tech Research Group award. New data from SoftwareReviews shows that organizations reported higher satisfaction when they switched to software that had received an Info-Tech award.

July 22, 2020 Noncompliance in O365 or M365 With Microsoft Is as Easy as Counting From One to Three

With lots of functionality being provisioned/deployed at the tenant level, Microsoft is happy to sit back for now, watch, and start auditing in the future.

July 10, 2020 Alation Launches Active Data Governance

Data intelligence software vendor Alation has made the move to emphasize data governance amongst its solution offerings to make the data catalog a dynamic platform for “a broad range of data intelligence solutions.”

July 10, 2020 HelpSystems Brings Top-Tier Data Classification Vendors to Its Product Mix

IT software company HelpSystems has acquired leading data classification software vendors Titus and Boldon James to enhance data security capabilities within its current suite of IT systems.

July 10, 2020 When Rightsizing Your Microsoft Agreement, Beware of the Consequences of Firstline Worker Licenses

Firstline worker licenses can be a cost-effective licensing vehicle but could reduce your discount tier or disqualify you from an Enterprise Agreement.

June 26, 2020 Optimize Microsoft Teams During COVID-19

COVID-19 has not only initiated emergency remote work – it has also forced organizations to gaze into the looming economic abyss because of the pandemic lockdowns. In this climate, organizations should look in-house to see what communication and collaboration tools can be leveraged to optimize remote work. This note explores how organizations with Office 365 licenses can leverage Microsoft Teams as their collaboration hub.

June 12, 2020 Egnyte Protect Platform Provides Unique and Effective Cloud-Based Approach to Data Classification and Security

Egynte, a player in the cloud enterprise content management space since 2007, has recently emerged as a multi-faceted Software as a Service (SaaS) offering, now providing data classification and security options for businesses looking to identify, classify, and protect sensitive data.

June 10, 2020 Spirion Supports Shift to Remote Work with Data Security Offering

A leader in the data security and privacy industry, Spirion presents its swift response to the changing landscape of COVID-19 through a no-cost offering of data security tools.

May 29, 2020 PHEMI: A Data Privacy Tool for Healthcare Providers

PHEMI is a data privacy solution focused on keeping data-processing activities secure by redacting information based on the role of the accessor. Thus, allowing such data to be used for multiple use cases without compromising privacy.

May 20, 2020 monday.com Is Focused on User Adoption As WFH Continues

Adoption is one of the biggest challenges that organizations deal with when implementing commercial project management tools. Amid a global pandemic, this challenge has only been exasperated with many working from home.

May 12, 2020 Board International Solution Marketplace Gets SOC Compliance: Prêt-à-Porter Solutions and Assured Security in the Cloud

Board International follows the trend of delivering solutions by opening a solution marketplace while strengthening customer trust by getting SOC-2 and SOC-3 certifications.

April 24, 2020 Satisfaction With Software Drops With COVID-19 Uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

April 24, 2020 GitHub Is Now Free for Teams

GitHub has announced that, effective April 14, 2020, all of its core features will be free for everyone. This will include private development within organizations that have previously paid for some subscription plans.

April 22, 2020 Dell Boomi Acquires Unifi: Is That Enough to Cover Its Existing Capability Gap?

Boomi, a Dell Technologies business, has been known for its lack of hierarchy and relationship management capability in its Master Data Hub (MDH) offering. Acquiring Unifi Software does not seem to fill this void but could even cannibalize MDH – unless the two products are merged into one.

April 16, 2020 Immuta Named to Fast Company’s 2020 List of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

Joining the ranks of giants such as Snap (Snapchat’s parent company), Microsoft and Tesla, Immuta the automated Data Governance company has been named to Fast Company’s 2020 list of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies.

April 15, 2020 Online Learning Rises in Response to COVID-19

As the world responds to the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, closed schools in some affected areas are turning to eLearning and web conferencing to maintain continuity in course delivery and/or studying.

April 15, 2020 Google’s G-Suite Surpasses 2 Billion Active Monthly Users

Google’s G-Suite Surpasses 2 Billion Active Monthly Users

April 15, 2020 Overview: TeleMessage’s Mobile Archiving Solution

CEO Guy Levit of TeleMessage outlines its mobile archiving solution, especially showcasing its unique set of overall Text/Voice capture solutions and WhatsApp archiving capabilities.