Finance & Administration

January 24, 2020 Microsoft’s Change of Default Search on 365 Is Met With Outrage

On January 23, Microsoft announced a change to Office 365 Pro Plus. This change will make Bing the default search engine in Google Chrome.

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.

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 20, 2019 Wolters Kluwer Taxprep Positions Itself as the Tool for Filing Taxes in Canada

’Tis the season – tax season, that is – and firms looking for automation to do a bit of the heavy lifting with this year’s filings could turn to Wolters Kluwer’s solution.

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?”

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.

October 29, 2019 When It Comes to Contract Clauses, Equal Is Not Always Equitable

Many contract reviewers and negotiators often assume that terms and conditions applicable to both parties must be identical or mirror each other. Nothing could be further from reality.

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.

October 23, 2019 Blackboard Announces Integration With Amazon’s Alexa

Blackboard has announced its partnership with Amazon’s Alexa to launch a new Skill for its flagship learning management system (LMS), Blackboard Learn. Learners (and their parents) will be able to get information about their profile and coursework simply by asking Alexa.

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%.

August 25, 2019 SAP Is Getting Sued by Teradata for Taking Away Your Choice – A Game of Monopoly?

Teradata’s legal action against SAP has serious potential ramifications on customer choice in the enterprise data analytics and warehousing (EDAW) space. SAP customers contemplating a move to HANA (or S/4HANA) may conclude their data is moving into an environment where SAP calls the shots.

August 22, 2019 Infor Lands Massive PLM Partnership in the Fashion World

Infor secured a multimillion-dollar product lifecycle management (PLM) deal with Turkish fashion retailer LC Waikiki.

August 19, 2019 iSpring Learn LMS Release Focuses on Automation for Admins

iSpring has released an update that includes three major improvements to its Learn LMS platform. These updates are focused on making the role of admin easier and to cut down on the amount of time spent managing content and user lists.

August 19, 2019 SumTotal Release 19.2 Features Innovative Artificial-Intelligence Powered Tool

SumTotal 19.2 is its second release of 2019 and solidifies its focus on creating an end-to-end talent development solution. Its new SumTotal Intelligent Assistant (SIA) is the highlight of the update, providing users the ability to translate web searches and internet content into relevant training content within the SumTotal LMS.