6 Reasons You Need CPQ


Many businesses still don’t use configure, price, quote software in their routine sales processes. Maybe they don’t need it, but for businesses that still cling to spreadsheet-based approaches to track things like price lists and product catalogs, chances are good that they’re dealing with more overhead than they need to. Worse, they’re wasting time and therefore money. The choice between quote accuracy and timeliness is a false dichotomy. Today you need to have both, or risk always being the best second choice.

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5 scams that fool even the smartest people

Many people laugh at scams. We see an email from a mysterious stranger that’s full of odd phrases and terrible misspellings, and we instantly share it on social media. “The Prince of Nigeria wants to send me bars and bars of gold!” we write, adding a laughing emoji. “Should I take it?”

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Facebook courts video makers for 'Watch' tab with financial incentives

For the many digital publishers who have been shifting their focus to video content, Facebook ’s new “Watch” video platform is a sight for sore eyes.

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Google cancels meeting on diversity, citing workers' safety

Google surprised many of its workers Thursday after the company suddenly canceled a town-hall meeting in the wake of the firing of a worker who had written the controversial leaked memo on diversity.

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Most Businesses Want Agility but Few Have It


Many organizations recognize that agility enables better responses to changing business conditions, but few have taken the necessary steps to reach that goal. Although two-thirds of the respondents to a recent CA Technologies survey saw value in business agility, only about 12 percent said their organizations were on their way to achieving it. “Success today requires that companies quickly sense and adapt to changes, pivot to address market changes and customer needs, and do so at scale,” said Surya Panditi, general manager of agile management.

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How Amazon Is Transforming Retail


Amazon’s plan to buy Whole Foods Market has raised many new questions. If the company is successful in making the acquisition, and then successful in operating the business, it could transform the entire grocery industry. If we pull the camera back, we can see how success on the grocery side could foreshadow Amazon’s success in many other parts of the retail environment, furthering the expansion that began two decades ago in the book business, when Amazon challenged Borders and Barnes & Noble.

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5 insider tricks for a better Facebook experience

In many ways, Facebook has become a parallel universe. Millions of people use the app on their phones. Millions of others never think to log out. Entire businesses are run through Facebook, and some institutions use a Facebook page instead of an actual website. Though there are many methods of instant communication, Facebook users routinely use Messenger to write or call friends all over the world.

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Consumers Are Ready to Embrace 'Futuristic' Payment Tech


As many as 80 percent of U.S. residents support frictionless payment methods and technologies, suggests a survey of 1,000 consumers Viewpost published this week. Among its other findings:
Nearly 51 percent of survey participants were paid electronically through direct deposit;
Eighty-three percent of respondents believed paper checks would be eliminated completely within the next 20 years, and one-third expected their demise in just five years; and only 11 percent thought companies would continue to use paper-based billing.

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Can robots create jobs for humans?

As President Donald Trump seeks to reinvigorate U.S. manufacturing, many industry leaders are looking to robots as the most efficient way for American factories to compete with cheap labor overseas.

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NASA reschedules plan to create artificial clouds on East Coast, will do it tonight

If you were one of the many who diligently tuned in to watch NASA’s fancy cloud-building canisters deploy from its rocket and create a bunch of colorful wisps in the atmosphere, you were undoubtedly disappointed to learn that nature’s own clouds had ruined the party.

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New strain of malware can take power stations offline

Crash Override disabled part of the electrical grid in Ukraine last year, and many more power stations could be susceptible, according to security experts.

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Best Tools for Spyware Removal and Protection

Binocs

While dedicated anti-spyware apps enjoyed popularity for many years, it’s become abundantly clear that malicious actors will use any and all techniques to gain access to your data. Protect it with any six of our favorite security suites.

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Amazon is killing every category it touches, including batteries

Amazon is so big that it now sells more batteries than Duracell and almost as many diapers as Pampers, according to a new report.

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Tech Q&A: Checking in on hackers, meshing your networks

We often talk about cybersecurity and how many threats are looming out there on the web, but isn’t it possible that we’ve already been compromised? How could we know? Hackers might wait for weeks or even years to use that information against us. It’s unlikely they’re going to get in touch and tell us how much personal data they’ve stolen. Luckily, there’s a website that gives you a pretty good idea of which accounts may have been hacked. You may be surprised.

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What Is Mixed Reality, and Can It Take Augmented Reality Mainstream?

Microsoft's Mars demo is one of the most compelling MR demos

In a quest to stand out from the crowded field of VR and AR vendors, many companies are hyping what they call Mixed Reality, a mashup of the best of both. We take a look at how they are doing and where they need to go from here.

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Beekeeper's surprise find may help our plastic problem

Many scientific discoveries can be attributed to a happy accident—the discovery of penicillin thanks to moldy petri dishes, for instance.

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Google air conditioner design could let you see straight through the machine

Looking to fix many of the problems associated with traditional window aid conditioner designs, Google’s newly filed patent would go fanless and even provide an interior window to let you receive more natural light.

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Your next Android phone — Samsung Galaxy S8 or Google Pixel?

The Samsung S8 is here but it is only the first of many new phones coming in 2017. And one of the biggest Android challengers is Google’s Pixel smartphone.

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