The Top 20 CRM Blogs of 2017: Countdown, Part 1


Something very interesting is happening in the world of CRM blogs: CRM is becoming less and less of a subject. Oh, it’s in there — it’s just being elbowed to the back of the stage by a whole host of other related disciplines and technologies. Customer experience, customer engagement and content marketing are vying with artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and bots to elbow CRM to the back of the stage. CRM is still back there, though — and it’s CRM that glues these disparate trends and market forces together.

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5 weird and wonderful products powered by AI

AI is hot right now. Amazon Alexa is a powerful AI assistant, and our cars are becoming more and more adaptable to traffic (and other cars). Yet, some of the most interesting innovations in AI might not capture as much attention. An all-terrain patrol bot? How about a trash bin that can sort pop cans for you? And, an autonomous patio shade that learns how to adjust itself.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/19/5-weird-and-wonderful-products-powered-by-ai.html

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Here's why astronauts baking bread in space is a big deal

When you think of the perks of becoming an astronaut, there’s plenty to list: you get to see the Earth from a perspective that only few have shared, you’re privy to new science discoveries before the public hears about them, and you get to be one of the few people who grew up to become something they wanted to be as a kid.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/13/heres-why-astronauts-baking-bread-in-space-is-big-deal.html

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Galaxy Note 7 getting banned on flights

The Note 7 is becoming increasingly unwelcome on planes worldwide. At least eight international airlines are prohibiting Note 7 owners from bringing the smartphone on their flights.

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Microsoft will start selling Windows 10 as a subscription product to large businesses

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The company has confirmed that Windows as a service is becoming a reality, but only for enterprise users right now.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/231619-microsoft-will-start-selling-windows-as-a-subscription-product-to-large-businesses-this-fall

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The Cloud Complexity Challenge


Growing acceptance of cloud computing quickly is becoming a double-edged sword for the leading players in the SaaS, PaaS and IaaS marketplaces. As a broader set of customers adopts cloud-first strategies, even the biggest cloud players are being challenged to scale their operations to keep pace with escalating customer demands without becoming too complex. The good news is that every market research survey clearly indicates that corporate executives have become comfortable with the idea of moving parts of their operations to the cloud.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82964.html?rss=1

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Opinion: Hoverboard ban won't work

Richard Bulliet: The self-balancing vehicles that are fast becoming a craze are illegal in the United Kingdom and banned in New York City, but here to stay.


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Hoverboards: Ban won't stop the wheels

Richard Bulliet: The self-balancing vehicles that are fast becoming a craze are illegal in the United Kingdom and banned in New York City, but here to stay.


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CFOs Calculate Benefits of Cloud ERP


One of the clear indications that the cloud movement is becoming mainstream is the growing number of CFOs and finance departments that are adopting Software as a Service solutions to support their corporate responsibilities. Even more interesting is how cloud-based alternatives can redefine the accounting and financial management function in forward-minded organizations. The finance and accounting segment of the SaaS market has been gaining momentum for years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82741.html?rss=1

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3 Ways CRM Can Help Sales in the IoT Era


It’s becoming increasingly clear that the nature of the sales profession is changing.
Salespeople are no longer the ones who introduce products to their customers — in most cases, especially in business-to-business settings, customers have done a lot of research on their own and are close to a decision before they talk to a salesperson. This trend, which has been long in coming, has some people in sales panicked. One million B2B salespeople in the U.S. will lose their jobs to self-service e-commerce by 2020, Forrester has predicted.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/82567.html?rss=1

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IBM Watson increases its language, vision and speech capabilities

IBM’s Watson is fast becoming the smartest cognitive computing system around. On Thursday, IBM announced that Watson expanded its set of cognitive APIs (application program interfaces) and tools available to developers who create apps and products using the supercomputer’s capabilities. The move further solidifies Watson’s reach in a number of industries from law to healthcare and education. The announcement was made at IBM’s forum on cognitive and artificial intelligence where the company announced that a new West Coast hub for Watson in San Francisco.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/24/ibm-watson-increases-its-language-vision-and-speech-capabilities/

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Online course teaches kids to program while having fun

With technology skills becoming as important as readin’, ritin’ and ’rithmetic in today’s digital world, many parents want to ensure that their children develop the right skills for the future. But many don’t know where to begin and how to make learning tech skills fun for their kids.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/08/18/online-course-teaches-kids-to-program-while-having-fun/

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