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Social Networking Drives Business Processes at Pandora and Rosetta Stone

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Pandora and Rosetta Stone have embraced social business tools and the cloud to cut costs, increase productivity and improve collaboration. Learn how these two companies overcame security concerns, gained executive buy-in and more....
Social Networking Drives Business Processes at Pandora and Rosetta Stone

Box announces partnership with SAP to promote better mobile and cloud security

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Box has just announced a big partnership with business management solution service, SAP, at their Boxworks conference to help bring more mobile security to the Cloud. Nick Brown, SAP’s senior vice-president of mobile strategy, took the stage to share his thoughts about how the partnership would help deliver content to...
Box announces partnership with SAP to promote better mobile and cloud security
SAP to world: We're a cloud company, no really!

Big data: Like Moneyball for your business

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.comIt’s tough to overcome some of the biases that have become second nature in most businesses. But if you’re John Lucker, a principal at Deloitte, overcoming the “human factor” can be critical to the success of driving organizational change. One example Lucker used was Moneyball: The...
Big data: Like Moneyball for your business

Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

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Ruslan Kogan may not be a known entity in the U.S., but the Aussie entrepreneur is a pioneer of online retail in Australia and happens to be the country’s wealthiest self-made person under the age of 30. Oh, and he also founded Kogan.com, a a manufacturer and direct retailer of...
Kogan Hates IE7 So Much It’s Imposing A Tax On All Shoppers That Use The Browser

Brain drain: Where Cobol systems go from here

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As Baby Boomers retire, the business processes they used to create their Cobol programs may walk out with them. Heres what IT organizations are doing about it....
Brain drain: Where Cobol systems go from here

Moving to cloud computing is harder than envisioned: report

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A substantial number of businesses say cloud computing security challenges are daunting and the costs higher than they originally thought they would be, according to the Cloud Survey report published today by consultancy KPMG International. The study indicates that one-half of the 650 respondents said their organizations already make use...
Moving to cloud computing is harder than envisioned: report

Next up: The consumerization of business processes

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The consumerization of IT may well be leading to the consumerization of business processes. Here are four paths toward improved processes for a more mobile enterprise and a transformed user experience. (Insider; registration required)...
Next up: The consumerization of business processes

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K. After TweetDeck Dissolves As Standalone Business

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Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has quit his position as a U.K. director of the company, days after Twitter subsidiary TweetDeck was dissolved as a separate U.K. business by business registrar Companies House, according to Sky News. We’ve reached out to Twitter for confirmation and comment and will update this story with any...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Resigns As Director Of Twitter U.K. After TweetDeck Dissolves As Standalone Business

Salesforce Launches Communities On Same Day Yammer Launches A Big Upgrade

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Salesforce.com seems to be taking what it has learned from operating Chatter and applying it elsewhere with Salesforce Communities, a new service it announced today. The idea is to let companies create their own environments where they share information internally and with partners and customers of their choosing. Expose business...
Salesforce Launches Communities On Same Day Yammer Launches A Big Upgrade

Walmart's Evolution From Big Box Giant To E-Commerce Innovator

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Jeremy King was ignoring the largest retailer in the world. For a month, he'd been getting calls from a Walmart recruiter. King was used to being wooed, since he was well known in Silicon Valley as an engineer who built key parts of eBay's infrastructure. The calls kept coming. Finally,...
Walmart's Evolution From Big Box Giant To E-Commerce Innovator

Twilio turns on global SMS service

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Twilio, a cloud communication platform, is finally offering its most requested feature: global SMS support. Now, developers will be able to enable their apps and services to send and receive SMS text messages from the U.S. and Canada to more than 150 countries around the world, increasing Twilio’s SMS reach...
Twilio turns on global SMS service

Liveblogging HP's Earnings Plus Restructuring Conference Call

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So now the good news and the bad news is out. HP will cut about 27,000 jobs over the next two years or so. I’m joining HP’s conference call a little late — there was a lot of news to get through in the press releases and regulatory filings. As...
Liveblogging HP's Earnings Plus Restructuring Conference Call

How to Avoid Cloud Customer Support Worst Practices

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Customer support organizations were the earliest of adopters for CRM systems. Thanks to call center software and the need to drive cost reductions and faster service turn-around cycles, the customer support organization developed solid business processes, comprehensive measurement and good discipline. But that's all so last-century....
How to Avoid Cloud Customer Support Worst Practices

Infor Software Introduction Signals PLM Demand Rising

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There has been a lot of talk recently about the increased need for PLM among all industries but specifically for the consumer packaged good (CPG) industries due to increased and unpredictable materials costs and stricter regulatory compliance standards.  A recent article, Infor Accelerates Product Development for Process Manufacturers, on Industry...
Infor Software Introduction Signals PLM Demand Rising

Jive still makes enterprise tech cool, reports Q4 earnings

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Jive Software reported its first earnings as a public company today, and introduced a secret new product called “Project Thunder.” In the fourth quarter of 2011, Jive increased its revenue by 53 percent over the same period last year, earning $22.5 million. Revenue directly associated with product was up 61...
Jive still makes enterprise tech cool, reports Q4 earnings

Beyond the Call Center - Crowdsourced Customer Support in the Cloud

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Customer Service operations have undergone some heavy changes in the last few years. To save money, many call centers have been moved offshore and self-service Websites allow users to tackle mundane tasks like ordering, paying bills and checking statements. CrowdEngineering believe that the Social Web is bringing a new...
Beyond the Call Center - Crowdsourced Customer Support in the Cloud

Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals

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Netflix wants to spend up to 15 of its entire licensing budget on the production of original content within the next few years, according to Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who said at the Nomura 3rd Annual U.S. Media & Telecom Summit that the company is going to keep...
Netflix wants to spend up to 15 percent of its content cash on originals

Moxie Software Offers Freemium Service, Integrating Collaboration Spaces With Social Knowledge Engine

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Moxie Software has announced a new freemium service that integrates its collaboration service with its social knowledge engine. Under the new plan, Collaboration Spaces is now free for anyone to use with no limits on users and full features that come with the SaaS offering. The social knowledge engine integration is offered as...
Moxie Software Offers Freemium Service, Integrating Collaboration Spaces With Social Knowledge Engine

Amazon Automates Business Processes With New Cloud Service

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Amazon Web Services has launched Simple Workflow Service (SWF), which will allow enterprises to automate business processes across both cloud-based and......
Amazon Automates Business Processes With New Cloud Service

Cisco Acquires Wi-Fi Location Data Analytics Startup ThinkSmart

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Cisco has made an interesting acquisition today, announcing the purchase of ThinkSmart Technologies, a company that delivers location data analysis using Wi-Fi technology. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. ThinkSmart’s technology enhances a wireless network infrastructure with location analytics for service provider and enterprise customers. The startup’s location...
Cisco Acquires Wi-Fi Location Data Analytics Startup ThinkSmart

Review: ConceptDraw Mindmap helps businesses brainstorm, create, and present mind maps

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Turning your ideas into a mind map can help make better sense of them, show how they relate, and turn them into actions. If you're just a single user starting to dabble with mind maps, you may benefit from the many free mind-mapping utilities available, such as Blumind. But...
Review: ConceptDraw Mindmap helps businesses brainstorm, create, and present mind maps
Europe: Lots of cloud opportunity to tap

Nubera acquires Tarpipe and launches CloudWork, automating tasks across different cloud apps

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Nubera, a company focused on the discovery and integration of cloud apps, has launched a new service today designed to give business professionals an easier way to manage all of their apps. CloudWork connects with some of the most popular productivity and social media apps, such as Evernote, Twitter and...
Nubera acquires Tarpipe and launches CloudWork, automating tasks across different cloud apps

The Future Of Sustainability And How Some Businesses Get It Wrong [INTERVIEW]

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This post is sponsored by SAP. "Sustainability" has become a business buzzword lately, but many people don't know exactly what it means.  Organizations trying to become sustainable need to do more than separate their recyclables from their garbage. Dr. Peter Graf, who became SAP's first chief sustainability officer in...
The Future Of Sustainability And How Some Businesses Get It Wrong [INTERVIEW]

Pivotal launched from VMware, EMC technologies

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Making good on a promise made in December, VMware and parent company EMC have launched a new company, called Pivotal, to offer an enterprise-ready data analysis platform as a service (PaaS) based on software from both companies.Pivotal's new services and newly retailored software packages will allow enterprises the ability...
Pivotal launched from VMware, EMC technologies

Questetra Helps Managing Business Processes Via The Web, Supports Google Apps

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Which employee does what, when, how and with which tools? That’s a critical question for many companies, which usually rely on business process management (BPM) solutions to visualize, streamline, and implement predefined workflows. Just last month, enterprise SaaS behemoth Salesforce.com rolled out a new BPM tool, Visual Process Manager –...
Questetra Helps Managing Business Processes Via The Web, Supports Google Apps
Enterprise social networker Jive upgrades with powerful new apps

What's next for BYOD?

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. This is a guest post by Cimarron Buser, vice president of business development at Apperian. Many companies have begun...
What's next for BYOD?

Oracle Adds Features to Its Cloud Service

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Oracle Chief Executive Larry Ellison announced three new features for the company's cloud computing service. Oracle's cloud will deliver raw computing power, storage and applications for business processes such as human-resources management....
Oracle Adds Features to Its Cloud Service
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