IBM’s New Z Mainframe Can Encrypt All its Data All the Time

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It doesn’t usually matter much to consumers what kind of mainframes a business decides to use, but maybe it should.

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4 Marketing Strategies That Can Boost B2B Sales: Study


Four business marketing strategies can boost business-to-business sales conversion rates by up to 25 percentage points, based on results of a recent survey by Altman Vilandrie. However, only 15 percent of businesses fully take advantage of them. Even those that do use the strategies sometimes fail to maximize sales conversions because of a lack of coordination and integration. The four strategies: standardizing lead handoffs; employing lead scoring; creating detailed customer maps; and coordinating between sales and marketing departments.

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Verizon Makes New Oath


Verizon last week completed its US$4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo’s operating business assets, merging it with its existing AOL business to create Oath. The new subsidiary encompasses more than 50 media and technology brands — including HuffPost; Yahoo Sports, Finance and Mail; AOL.com; Makers; Tumblr; TechCrunch; Flickr; and Build Studios. Oath is organized around content: news, sports, finance, entertainment and lifestyle. Oath’s CEO is Tim Armstrong, who was CEO of AOL prior to the merge.

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Visa Seeks to Build Online B2B Ecosystem


Visa this week announced the Visa Ready Program for Business Solutions, a strategic framework to help ensure that tech companies integrating with Visa’s B2B payment services and data solutions meet the company’s standards and are market ready. The program lets Visa’s tech partners quickly integrate and approve various Visa B2B payments solutions, including enhanced data, virtual card integration, payables automation, and payment controls. It lets partners quickly introduce devices, software and solutions that can initiate or accept Visa payments.

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Western Digital Adds Helium-Filled 10TB Drives to Consumer, Business Lines

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Western Digital is pushing its business and commercial storage array drives up to 10TB and offering them in helium-sealed flavors as well.

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ProsperWorks Adds In-App Comms to its Google CRM Solution


ProsperWorks, which provides CRM for Google’s G Suite business tools, last week announced the addition of in-app cloud communications functionality. The new features are available through a custom integration with RingCentral, which provides enterprise cloud communications and collaboration solutions. The integration lets users make, receive and log calls without leaving the CRM solution. It provides them with information such as callers’ contact details, past interactions and deal status, and it eliminates the need to take manual notes.

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WhatsApp Field-Trials Business Chat


WhatsApp reportedly has been conducting tests of a business chat system with a number of companies that are part of the Y Combinator startup incubator. The application programming interface, or API, gives companies a direct line of communication with WhatsApp users. WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum last year said the company would seek to monetize the free chat service by providing businesses with direct access to consumers. He ruled out ads. The approach WhatsApp is taking could have stumbling blocks built in.

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Does Avaya Have a Post-Chapter 11 Prayer?


Is Avaya on the road to financial recovery? What will happen to business partners and customers if it is not? The company last month filed for Chapter 11 protection for itself and some of its United States subsidiaries — a move that makes it “the first major established technology company that’s dying as a direct result of the cloud,” according to Ian Campbell, CEO of Nucleus Research. However, the move actually is a strategic and tactical restructuring that’s meant to retire a heavy debt burden, according to John Sullivan, Avaya’s treasurer.

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Toshiba may spin off or sell its NAND flash business after accounting scandal, cost overruns

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Toshiba is in talks with Western Digital about the future of its NAND flash business following a disastrous business scandal and the collapse of its nuclear power ambitions.

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Facebook Launches Paris Startup Garage to Promote Entrepreneurs in Europe


Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on Tuesday announced the Startup Garage, the company’s first-ever business incubator, which will be located in Paris at the new Station F hub launched last year. The Startup Garage will provide a six-month program of mentorship and assistance for new companies. About10-15 data-related startup firms will occupy up to 80 desks at the Station F campus. Facebook will provide a range of services, including marketing, UX/UI design assistance, focus groups and technical development.

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Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud


Nearly 25 years ago, Michael Hammer and James Champy coauthored one of the most influential business books of the period, Reengineering the Corporation: A Manifesto for Business Revolution, anticipating some of the important changes that lay ahead. The corporate world was trying to cope with the growing pressures of globalization and the advent of personal computing. The public Internet was not yet upon us, but the need for businesses of all sizes to rethink how they operated was becoming imperative.

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Google’s Nexus is dead, long live Pixel

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Not all that long after selling off its Motorola phone business, Google is back in the fray, targeting Pixel phones at consumers, and backpedaling from its developer-focused Nexus brand.

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Business Agility and the Platform


A common perception of business agility is that it revolves around quickness, especially quickness in the service of accelerating a deal or transaction. That’s a good starting point, but agility actually goes deeper — especially now that so many structural changes, like cloud computing and subscriptions, have turned up the dial on everyday business. Part one in organizing for agility might consist of building applications that accurately reflect the business processes lines of business engage in.

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5 ways to make money you've probably never thought of

Launching a side project or business can be lucrative, but it’s also a lot of work. If you’re looking for an easier way to make cash on the side, why not start with stuff you already have?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/20/5-ways-to-make-money-youve-probably-never-thought.html

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5 Ways to Guarantee Sales Will Hate Your CRM


CRM often is described as a discipline and a technology that will transform the entire business. Sales and marketing can get on the same page, support will have visibility into what sales and marketing are doing, and every interaction can be captured and used to create a complete and comprehensive view of every customer. CRM has some weak links, however. In many businesses, those weak links are the members of the sales team. Like any software, CRM is only as good as the data that goes into it.

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Microsoft Dynamics 365 Brings CRM and ERP Together


In a bid to augment its cloud services business with more flexibility on pricing and customization, Microsoft on Wednesday announced the launch of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft AppSource, which will integrate its ERP and CRM solutions. The combined cloud offerings, which will become available this fall, will allow customers to choose purpose-built apps for a range of business management processes, including financials, field service, sales, operations, marketing, project service automation and customer service.

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