Time & Attendance

December 10, 2019 Google Moves Into Banking With Project Cache

Google sets its sights on another vertical to dominate: it plans to start offering checking accounts, reports The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The service, code-named Cache, will be available next year in partnership with Citigroup and Stanford Federal Credit Union.

December 10, 2019 Amazon and Salesforce Join Forces to Improve Their Contact Center Value Propositions

Salesforce is a juggernaut in the customer experience solution space – at Dreamforce 2019, it announced a strategic partnership with Amazon to bolster their respective plays in the contact center space.

December 10, 2019 IaaS Will Suffer a Slow Death

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) will suffer a slow death as applications evolve to run on cloud platforms. The IaaS/PaaS/SaaS model of cloud services will die with it.

December 06, 2019 Google Has Personal Medical Data of Up to 50 Million Americans: Project Nightingale

Google has access to personal medical data of up to 50 million Americans through its partner Ascension, the second-largest health network in the US. The information about “Project Nightingale” has come from a whistleblower, reports The Guardian.

December 06, 2019 Google Builds AI-Powered Tools for Patient Care: Project Nightingale

Google has been accused of secretly collecting sensitive patient data in the US on behalf of the healthcare provider Ascension. While most of the criticism has been about data privacy, we should also consider what Google intends this data for.

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.

December 02, 2019 Google Is Acquiring Fitbit for $2.1 Billion

Google is acquiring Fitbit, a leading wearables brand, for $2.1 billion. Google says the motivation is to “help more people with wearables,” expand its vision of “ambient computing,” and, of course, grab a share of the fast-growing $8-billion digital health market.

December 02, 2019 HPE Announces AI for SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure

HPE has ported over InfoSight Predictive Analytics platform from its 2017 acquisition of Nimble to its SimpliVity line, adding AI to the hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), as announced in an Oct. 28 press release.

December 02, 2019 Bonitasoft BPM Is Now Available in the Cloud

Bonitasoft, an open-source business process management (BPM) vendor, is now offering implementation of its low-code automation software via the cloud.

November 29, 2019 Darktrace Masters the Art of Storytelling With Cyber AI Analyst

Darktrace introduced a “Cyber AI Analyst” in September 2019 as a means of offloading incident management responsibilities from InfoSec practitioners. This new feature functions as an “extra body” to intelligently create reports of suspicious activity on the company network.

November 29, 2019 Finastra Launches Securities Financing Transaction Regulation Support

Finastra launches securities financing transaction regulation (SFTR) support ahead of the European Union’s April 11, 2020 deadline.

November 28, 2019 Increased License Plate Capture Capabilities Build Additional Use Cases for Video Management Systems

With many video management system (VMS) vendors adding automatic license plate capture capabilities, the uses for this technology are expanding rapidly.

November 28, 2019 Ivideon Brings Facial Recognition to the Cloud

Cloud-based video surveillance and video analytics are growing. How will this affect privacy?

November 27, 2019 Microsoft Teams on Its Way to Being the Center of Your Workday With Bevy of New Features

Microsoft Teams received a bevy of new capabilities that focus on new ways to customize the experience for users and manage the workflow for administrators, all announced at Microsoft’s annual infrastructure-focused Ignite conference in Orlando on Nov. 4.

November 27, 2019 Krow Adds New Features to Improve Its Performance and Augment User Experience

Krow, a customer-centric professional services automation (PSA) solution, announced new features in its fall 2019 release, improving its customer experience and extending service delivery.

November 27, 2019 Microsoft Teams Client for Linux Confirmed

A Microsoft Teams client for Linux has been confirmed, with a preview becoming available by the end of 2019.

November 26, 2019 Google Stocks Ammunition in the War Against Deepfakes

Google continues to be an ally in the war against deepfake deception, releasing a large dataset of video deepfakes that it has produced with the intent of helping researchers detect visual deepfakes.

November 26, 2019 Cloudera Shares Customer Lessons on How to Scale Production Machine Learning

To make machine learning (ML) repeatable and scalable, you need to invest in serving infrastructure (the “last mile”), ML operations, and governance, says Cloudera’s Sr. Product Manager Alex Breshears in the MIT-Cloudera webinar “How to Scale Production Machine Learning in the Enterprise.”

November 26, 2019 Databricks Is Investing 100 Million Euros in Its European Development Center

Databricks, a data processing and analytics platform with a strong focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), is investing 100 million euros (US$111 million) in its European Development Center to take advantage of the European pool of talent and cutting-edge research.

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 26, 2019 Australian Nonprofit Transitions From SharePoint to Nintex Promapp BPM

WISE Employment, an Australian nonprofit work placement organization, has selected Nintex Promapp BPM as the tool to replace SharePoint for business process management (BPM).