Dell Sells PCs Without Intel’s Management Engine, but With Tradeoffs

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It’s technically possible to buy a laptop without Intel’s Management Engine enabled, but there are significant tradeoffs and these systems aren’t typically available to ordinary consumers. Read on for details.

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Dell Now Shipping Laptops With Intel’s Management Engine Disabled

Dell is now selling laptops with Intel’s Management Engine disabled, following Linux laptop vendors in doing so. It’s the first major OEM to disable the security solution after Intel’s Nov 22 bug disclosures.

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Intel Patches Major Flaws in the Intel Management Engine

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Intel has released a new set of updates for the Intel Management Engine. There are multiple significant security vulnerabilities in the engine that this should address, once OEMs make fixes available.

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Content Analytics' VP Kenji Gjovig: Chum in the Water


Content management is all about making sure that a product item page “has all of the information that a customer needs to buy an item or have a good experience with it afterwards,” said Kenji Gjovig, VP of partnerships and business development at Content Analytics. “What goes into content management varies between retailers. A content management system has the ability to set up new items, post images and video, and create a robust title and detailed item description. Ratings and reviews are really important.”

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Email Marketing Goes Hand-in-Glove With E-Commerce Shipping


ShippingEasy has launched Automated Email Marketing as an addition to its customer management module. This new tool has a powerful rules engine that helps users increase sales, the company said. Among other things, it can set up a trigger to send an email to first-time buyers immediately after an order is downloaded — customized with a logo and specific coupon code if desired. It can automatically send an email requesting customer feedback on the order and shipping process, and define targeted customers for loyalty rewards or coupon promos.

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Container Runtime Brings Greater Flexibility to Kubernetes and BOSH


The Cloud Foundry Foundation has launched Container Runtime as the default deployment and management platform for containers using Kubernetes and BOSH. The foundation announced Container Runtime at its annual European user conference. Cloud Foundry is an open source Platform as a Service offering used for building and managing applications in the cloud or in data centers. CFCR is an updated release of the Kubo Project with a new name. The new default approach makes deploying and managing containers easier and more flexible.

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Cloud Partner Program Aims to Replace ERP


Brightpearl, which offers a cloud-based retail management system for mid-sized retailers and wholesalers, on Wednesday launched a new Enterprise Partner Program. The company aims to build out its partner ecosystem to deploy an end-to-end management service for omnichannel retailers as an alternative to traditional enterprise resource planning systems. Brightpearl is seeking technology providers specializing in commerce, electronic data interchange, accounting, point of sale, logistics, shipping and inventory, and marketplaces.

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Zyme CCO Ted Dimbero: Connecting the Channel Data Dots


“Channel data management is about providing high-tech companies with all the data and information they need to effectively manage their distribution channels, sales and marketing,” said Zyme CCO Ted Dimbero. “Traditionally, companies have relied on managing the channel fairly blindly. They may get monthly data, but a lot of the data is incomplete or too late to make important decisions, like what promotions they want to run.” CDM starts with data collection, Dimbero said — in some cases from two or three thousand partners around the world.

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SugarCRM Trots Out Sugar 7.9 With Quotes


SugarCRM on Wednesday announced the general availability of Sugar 7.9 with a new quote-generation and management feature that helps users turn opportunities into closed deals. The upgrade provides next-generation reporting capabilities, plus enhanced advanced workflow, which lets users trigger a process based on fields changing to or from specific values. Sugar 7.9 includes additional operators for evaluating text fields, and additional variable user options for record assignment. It also has an improved data query framework.

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CallidusCloud Steps Up Call Center SPM Game


CallidusCloud on Thursday launched ServiceMotivate, a call center sales performance management, or SPM, solution. ServiceMotivate is tightly integrated with Salesforce to track and reward call center agents based on key performance indicators of their service center, such as quick issue resolution and case closure rates, data quality improvements and customer satisfaction. “Early deployments of the new product have shown considerable increases in agent confidence and satisfaction,” noted Jon Shalowitz, general manager at CallidusCloud CX.

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FAA begins testing NASA's drone traffic control system

NASA has been working on a UAS traffic management (UTM) system to handle the growing number of unmanned aerial vehicles taking to the skies.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/04/20/faa-begins-testing-nasas-drone-traffic-control-system.html

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The Technological Evolution of US Healthcare


The disease management industry, which focuses on reducing or delaying the use of expensive treatments or costly procedures, has passed its prime as a unique approach to controlling escalating costs attributed to chronic conditions. It worked on the sickest of the sick, but as patient conditions progressed and engagement levels decreased, it gradually lost its effectiveness. The industry hit a growth ceiling when health clients no longer found that cost savings justified the high care management fees charged by DM companies.

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Microsoft Bolsters Cloud Security


Microsoft has announced measures to improve security management and transparency for Azure cloud services and Office 365. The features, which come from technology Microsoft acquired when it purchased Adallom, will bolster security in cloud apps such as Office 365, Box, Salesforce, ServiceNow and Ariba. A security app for Office 365 called “Microsoft Cloud App Security” will provide security management and reporting features that will give customers better visibility, control and security for data hosted in cloud apps, the company said.

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Todoist makes major updates to iOS, Mac & Apple Watch apps, introduces Safari plugin

Article Image Todoist on Wednesday refreshed its task management tools across multiple Apple platforms, including iOS, OS X, the Apple Watch, and Safari, the latter of which has a new dedicated plugin.

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Apple poaches Telus executive to manage Canadian sales operations

Article Image Apple added new blood to its Canadian management team in February with the hire of Brent Johnston, a longtime Telus executive who handled the regional telco’s consumer segment.

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Report: 100 Ways to Improve Federal Cybersecurity


The U.S. government was shaken last year when the Office of Personnel Management disclosed that employment records affecting 21.5 million people had been breached. The Obama administration initiated several comprehensive actions designed to shore up federal data protection — including an immediate 30-day cybersecurity sprint. A parallel initiative that the American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council launched in July revealed that federal agencies still have a long way to go to strengthen cybersecurity performance.

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Dropbox to shut down Mailbox & Carousel in early 2016, focus on collaboration

Article Image Dropbox will shut down its Mailbox app on Feb. 26, and its photo management app Carousel on Mar. 31, the cloud storage service announced in a Monday blog post.

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NIST Seeks Business Partners to Boost Email Security


The controversy over the management of email systems by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in the spotlight since March. More recently, the CIA director acknowledged that his personal email had been hacked. Both situations highlight the continuing vulnerability of email. That’s why the National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched an initiative to help both public and private organizations improve email security. A key element of NIST’s initiative is to engage the private sector for assistance.

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PRM's Next Act


Partner relationship management has seen its ups and downs over the first part of this century. Running an indirect channel is vitally important to any vendor trying to extend its reach without incurring the high costs of building up a sales team and all that supports it. Many vendors figure it’s more economical to pay partners for performance than to endure the corporate buildout, and they have a good point. That said, the indirect channel isn’t for every business.

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