New Search Tool Helps Firms Find the Best B2B Software Fit


Siftery on Thursday announced the launch of its new Product Alternatives search tool, which is designed to help companies find alternative B2B software products when replacements are needed.
It allows users to search a database of more than 40,000 software options, Siftery said. Its AI technology not only helps find suitable alternative products, but also ranks the various options. Recommendations take into account the products companies currently are using, as well as products that are in greater demand.

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The Maturation of the Cloud ERP Market


Oracle’s acquisition of NetSuite is a clear indication that the rapid adoption of cloud alternatives to traditional on-premises applications is shifting from front-office customer relationship management to back-office enterprise resource planning solutions. Now, the question will be whether Oracle can buy its way into a leadership position in this emerging marketplace. Due to increasing frustration with the cost and complexities of traditional on-premises financial management systems, CFOs have been looking for cloud-based alternatives.

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PlayStation Vue Streaming TV Goes National at $30 a month

People looking for alternatives to cable TV have a new option: Sony’s PlayStation Vue streaming TV service, which will now be offered nationwide.

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Under pressure from Apple Music, Spotify tries to buy new subscribers' love with free Chromecast

Article Image In the face of intense competition from Apple Music and free alternatives like YouTube, streaming provider Spotify is working to entice consumers to sign up for its premium service by offering Google’s Chromecast gratis to new subscribers.

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Sprint starts sales of LTE iPad Pro with contract & installment options

Article Image Sprint on Monday opened up its own orders for the iPad Pro, offering shoppers alternatives for buying the tablet including contract and installment plans.

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Microsoft may lock out other OSes with Windows 10

If you’ve a fondness for installing old versions of Windows and alternatives like Linux on your desktops and laptops, be warned: It looks likely that some Windows 10 machines will be made to run Windows 10 and nothing else.

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Smartphone shipments topped 1.2 billion in 2014, Samsung's share plummeted in face of Apple gains

Squeezed at the high-end of the market by Apple, and also at the low-end by cheaper Chinese alternatives, Samsung saw its share of the total smartphone market shrink in 2014, even as overall smartphone shipments grew to new heights.



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CFOs Open Purse Strings to Accelerate Cloud Adoption


Cloud-based alternatives to traditional hardware and software systems and enterprise applications are experiencing a new level of CxO acceptance. Chief Financial Officers are the latest members of the C-level suite to embrace SaaS, PaaS and IaaS solutions to not only reduce operating costs, but also improve their operating effectiveness so they can better achieve their corporate objectives. Gartner’s 2014 Financial Executives International CFO Technology Study uncovered a significant jump in cloud initiatives.

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Ferguson police testing new device aimed at reducing fatal police encounters

As police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson seek alternatives to the sort of lethal force that led to Michael Brown’s death, they’re testing a new device that attaches to a handgun barrel and is designed to turn a bullet into a projectile intended to stun but not kill.

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Uber fails to make the grade with the Better Business Bureau

Uber, the smartphone-based car service app that claims to provide cheaper alternatives to a standard taxi ride, failed to make the grade with some consumers. On Thursday, the company that is popular with urban customers looking for less expensive travel fares received an “F” rating from the Better Business Bureau – the organization’s lowest rating.

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