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SAP TechEd && d-code: SAP Breaking Down Barriers to HANA

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
At SAP TechEd && d-code, SAP announced a number of HANA platform updates aimed squarely at speeding adoption through cost efficiencies, sales incentives, and improved openness, but these additions also point out HANA’s pain points.
Categories: ICT

The Old Guard: Out of the Frying Pan and into the Frying Pan

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
IT companies like IBM and HP will face a lot of criticism as they continue to make the moves they need to evolve their business. Fair enough, but kudos for the realization that to avoid the changing the guard, the guard itself needs to change.
Categories: ICT

Zscaler’s Security Services Platform: Not Just a Web Security Services Provider Anymore

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 05:00
Zscaler enhanced its security as a service platform to strengthen its hand in the broader threat protection market and take on APT vendors like FireEye. Now can it convince enterprises to extend those protections outside the data center?
Categories: ICT

Aspect Software’s ‘Ask a CFO’ Cloud Campaign Aggressively Targets Competitive ACDs

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 05:00
Aspect Software’s ‘Ask a CFO’ program will provide a boost for cloud-based contact center sales. However, it is not yet clear if the potential installed base churn will benefit Aspect over its competitors in terms of market share gains.
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Oracle - Application Platforms

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 05:00
Oracle just revealed its public cloud portfolio, Oracle Cloud, including new database services, with middleware and mobile to follow eventually, as it takes aim at Amazon, Salesforce and Microsoft.
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Big Surprise: A New Study Shows the Cost of Cyber Crime is Going Up

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:00
The latest Global Cost of Cyber Crime report shows that cybercrime costs for U.S. companies has increased 96% over the last five years and now costs $12.7 million on average. Just a cost of doing business?
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Cisco - Enterprise Security

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:00
Cisco’s security unit GM Chris Young left the company on a high note, following Cisco’s 29% security revenue bump in fiscal 4Q 2014. Young left Cisco to do an encore at Intel Security, but he left Cisco’s security unit is in good hands.
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The Desktop is the New Mobile...or at Least it Should be

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 05:00
The ideal of a mobile enterprise once again dominated the conversation at this week’s Salesforce.com user conference with native iOS apps leading the charge. But wait - isn’t the good ol’ desktop Web browser in truth our most mobile platform?
Categories: ICT

Interactive Intelligence - Collaboration and Communications

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
Interactive Intelligence’s sustained growth, zero debt, high level of R&D investment, and expansion of its cloud business position it favorably in the marketplace. However, 2014 financials performance could indicate some softness in performance.
Categories: ICT

Dreamforce 2014: Salesforce.com Opens its Own Analytics Business (Full Version)

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
With the launch of Wave, the Salesforce.com Analytics Cloud, the San Francisco-based cloud vendor can at last lay claim to its own sales and customer service data, but its ultimate objectives include everyone’s data, not just its own.
Categories: ICT

HP Enters Data Center Interconnect with Distributed Cloud Networking Solution

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
HP’s Data Center Network SDN product offering brings WAN SDN to its product family and is supported by its Trusted Network Transformation professional services, but it is not yet integrated with HP’s other SDN offerings.
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Dreamforce 2014: Salesforce1 Update Broadens Platform Support to Non-Developers

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 05:00
Salesforce.com is democratizing the application development process through a Salesforce1 Lightning update which powers a UI aimed at a broader audience of developers, namely business users.
Categories: ICT

BIME Analytics Seeks to Modernize Cloud-Borne BI with a UI Refresh

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:00
BIME Analytics brings a major update to its cloud-based data visualization and discovery tool with a new user experience aimed at shrinking the time between question and answer by stripping away clutter and focusing on mobile parity.
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Dreamforce 2014: Salesforce.com Opens Its Own Analytics Business

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:00
With the launch of Wave, the Salesforce.com Analytics Cloud, the San Francisco-based cloud vendor can at last lay claim to its own sales and customer service data, but its ultimate objectives include everyone’s data, not just its own.
Categories: ICT

HP Brings a Double-Barreled Shotgun to the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) Shootout

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:00
HP’s dual-edged entrance to the HCI space gives customers a choice between a 100% VMware stack and HP’s StoreVirtual solution. It’s possible this extra dimension will give HP a leg up on HCI vendors limited to the EVO: RAIL Virtual SAN technology.
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The Growing Role of Text Analytics in Voice of the Customer Strategies

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 05:00
As ‘voice of the customer’ programs mature to handle big data collection and analysis, text analytics is positioned to be the disruptive technology that will transform customer service processes.
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Avaya - Enterprise Networking & Data Center

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:00
Avaya’s Software-Defined Data Center, Fabric Connect withFabric Attach, along with a continued focus on standards-based networking make it a strong competitor. Avaya has a number of strategic partnerships with leading industry vendors.
Categories: ICT

Symantec - Enterprise Security

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:00
Symantec joined a growing number of tech companies opting to split in two, with the company’s announced plan to create separate, publicly held companies focused on security and information management. Will this spell the end of Symantec’s turmoil?
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Birst Brings Data-Friendly Business Intelligence to SAP’s Global HANA Cloud Platform

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:00
Birst has upped its game and opened new sales avenues by partnering with SAP to deliver its cloud-based BI analytics engine on top of SAP’s well-established HANA Cloud platform, but how long will the interests of both companies remain aligned?
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Symantec Calling It Splits: Will Breaking Up Be Hard to Do?

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 05:00
Symantec, after making interim CEO Michael Brown’s job permanent, announced its plan to split the company in two, separating its security and information management businesses. Now if it cannot grow its security business, it is out of excuses.
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