Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroes


Corporate executives know that if they don’t transform their companies into digital enterprises they are going to be at a significant competitive disadvantage. Yet many corporate leaders have been unable to make significant progress transforming their organizations. Many executives have found that changing their corporate cultures is a lot harder than adopting cloud-based applications and services. No company has done more to advocate for this digital transformation process than Salesforce.

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Samsung Floats Possibility of Split


Samsung has announced road map for a corporate restructuring that might include splitting itself into two. The company has retained external advisors to review the optimal corporate structure for its activities. The review is expected to take six months. Depending on the findings, Samsung may create a holding company structure and might list its shares on additional international exchanges. The company also announced that it will allocate more money to shareholder returns and bring in independent board members with international experience.

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What to expect from Apple's March 21 'let us loop you in' event

Article Image In just one week, Apple will hold a media presentation at its corporate headquarters to unveil its latest new products. Spoiler alert: You can expect a new 4-inch iPhone and 9.7-inch iPad.

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BMW plans self-driving software overhaul to fend off the likes of Apple, Google

Article Image German automaker BMW is planning a major corporate changes going forward, in an effort to build “the most intelligent car” it can, sensing impending competition from Apple, Google and others in Silicon Valley.

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Apple to pay Italy $348M, sign accord to circumvent allegations of unpaid taxes

Article Image To settle charges that it failed to pay corporate taxes, Apple will pay Italy’s tax agency some 318 million euros — about $348 million — and sign an accord on managing its liabilities from the 2015 fiscal year onwards, a report said on Wednesday.

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Apple adopts proxy access, lowers bar for shareholder nominations to board of directors

Article Image Apple on Tuesday issued amended corporate bylaws that affords a shareholder, or group of shareholders, with sufficient standing the opportunity to nominate a representative to the company’s board of directors, a mechanism referred to as “proxy access.”

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Microsoft Pushes Deeper Into Linux, Containers, IoT


Microsoft announced a slew of corporate cloud solutions at Tuesday’s AzureCon. “The value for IoT is in control, data collection and analysis, and Microsoft is apparently building a cloud service that can do all three, and wrapping it with enterprise-level security,” said Rob Enderle, principal analyst at the Enderle Group. Microsoft also announced a new open Azure Container Service that will let enterprises deploy and configure Apache Mesos to cluster and schedule Dockerized apps across multiple virtual hosts.

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Apple's Tim Cook to meet with Chinese president Xi Jinping during US tour

Article Image Apple CEO Tim Cook will be among numerous corporate leaders meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday during his first visit to the United States, amid concerns about a troubled Chinese economy and the possibility of a flashpoint over cybersecurity issues.

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Apple continues enterprise push with new Cisco partnership, will optimize networks for iOS

Corporate users will soon have one more reason to choose Apple’s mobile devices over those from other firms, as networking behemoth Cisco is set to team up with the Cupertino company to optimize enterprise networks for iPhones, iPads, and iOS apps.

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Apple prepping first Australian dollar-denominated bond offering – report

Apple will reportedly continue to diversify its corporate debt issuance strategy with a new bond denominated in Australian dollars, the company’s latest move to raise debt outside the United States in order to fund its growing capital return program.

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What's in a name? Google's Alphabet and the quirky science of corporate naming

What’s in a name? Most corporate naming experts say Google’s decision to reorganize its businesses under a new holding company called “Alphabet” is close to letter perfect.

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What Google’s Alphabet revamp means for consumers

Google’s surprise corporate restructuring, which was announced on Monday, should spell “business as usual” for users of the tech giant’s products and services, according to experts.

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What Google’s Alphabet revamp means for consumers

Google’s surprise corporate restructuring, which was announced on Monday, should spell “business as usual” for users of the tech giant’s products and services, according to experts.

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Google spawns new parent company, Alphabet, splits off side businesses into unique entities

Google on Monday announced a major corporate restructuring, including the creation of a new parent company, Alphabet, under which Google will be just one of several subsidiaries.

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American Express expands Apple Pay support to US corporate cards

American Express on Monday announced Apple Pay support for its U.S. corporate credit cards, which should allow more businesses to begin making use of the mobile payment technology.

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This week on AppleInsider: Apple's record Q3, 'Apple Car' news, Back to School promo & more

Apple once again shattered corporate records in announcing its third quarter financial results, but some of the more interesting news this week percolated under the surface, hinting at long-term plans and trends.

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Aligning IoT, the Cloud and Digital Transformation Initiatives


The 18th annual PwC CEO survey of 1,322 corporate leaders in 77 countries, conducted between September and December 2014, found an overwhelming proportion are embarking on digital transformation initiatives to respond to escalating customer demands and intensifying competitive pressures. However, many are taking different paths to achieve their corporate objectives, and failing to recognize how their digital transformation, IoT and cloud computing efforts are actually interrelated.

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Apple reportedly horning in on corporate bond issues, bypassing asset management firms

Apple is among an elite cadre of cash-rich tech companies buying up corporate debt as a way to grow their coffers without befalling U.S. repatriation taxes, a report said Friday.



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