CPQ's Other Life


Configure, Price, Quote systems have a name problem. When they debuted, their basic functions gave a name to the category that was self-explanatory, and it fit well. As with any good idea in technology, however, frequent use brought with it demand for more functionality that quickly outstripped the technology’s charter — a happy problem. Today’s CPQ does all that its title initials claim as table stakes, and its new value is in making better use of time for sales reps and literally the whole organization.

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5 Innovative Ways to Inspire Customer Loyalty


Getting customers — and keeping them — is the name of the game in e-commerce. “The e-commerce market is crowded and noisy, and brands need to do everything they can to differentiate themselves from the pack,” said Eric Hansen, CTO of SiteSpect. “Loyalty programs do just that, giving a brand the edge they need to stay a step ahead of their competitors.” Inspiring loyalty to your brand and your products is a vital part of e-commerce, but the best loyalty programs go beyond offering rewards and points.

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Protecting your bank account in the wake of data breaches

The name “Equifax” now sends shivers down our spines. The company we trusted to handle our credit scores has become a pariah of the financial world since it allowed hackers to steal vital information from 145 million American adults.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/11/04/protecting-your-bank-account-in-wake-data-breaches.html

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5 phishing scams you need to be aware of

Phishing uses the name of a trusted entity – often financial institutions – to get sensitive personal information such as passwords and credit card details via bogus email or texts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/20/5-phishing-scams-need-to-be-aware.html

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Massive telescope will let us gaze deeper into the galaxy than ever before

The Extremely Large Telescope’s name isnt pure hyperbole the ELT will boast a main mirror thats 128 feet in diameter, which will make it the largest telescope on Earth once complete.

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Massive telescope will let us gaze deeper into the galaxy than ever before

The Extremely Large Telescope’s name isnt pure hyperbole the ELT will boast a main mirror thats 128 feet in diameter, which will make it the largest telescope on Earth once complete.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/01/massive-telescope-will-let-us-gaze-deeper-into-galaxy-than-ever-before.html

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Mercedes is making its way into your home via solar energy storage partnership

The Mercedes-Benz name has long meant luxury in the automotive industry, but now it wants to bring that same cachet to your home and its energy needs. The German automaker has announced a strategic partnership with Vivint Solar.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/19/mercedes-is-making-its-way-into-your-home-via-solar-energy-storage-partnership.html

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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prank causes trouble in the skies

A flier’s (or, as some other media put it, “moron’s”) decision to name his wifi hotspot “Samsung Galaxy Note7_1097″ caused trouble in the skies Tuesday night.

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A Ukrainian man changed his name to iPhone 7 to win a free device

Turin, who entered a contest at his local electronics store, changed his name to iPhone Sim to win the phone for free. Paying just around $2 to change his name, Sim avoided the price of the iPhone 7, about $850 USD.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/31/ukrainian-man-changed-his-name-to-iphone-7-to-win-free-device.html

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Hacker Guccifer 2.0 back on Twitter after leaking Democrats' contact info

A shadowy hacker who uses the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ was briefly suspended from Twitter this weekend following the latest dump of information stolen in cyberattacks on Democratic organizations.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/15/hacker-guccifer-2-0-back-on-twitter-after-leaking-democrats-contact-info.html

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After DNC attack, hacker Guccifer 2.0 claims Hillary Clinton 'dossier' leak

A hacker who goes by the name ‘Guccifer 2.0’ claims to have published a dossier of Hillary Clinton-related documents accessed during the recent attack on the Democratic National Committee’s computers.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/06/21/after-dnc-attack-hacker-guccifer-2-0-releases-hillary-clinton-dossier.html

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Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be rebranded as 'MacOS'

Article Image Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as “MacOS” instead.

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JK Rowling tweeted some of her rejection letters to encourage new authors

Around 2012, long after Harry Potter had made her a household name, JK Rowling wanted to have a bash at getting a new novel published “without hype or expectation.”

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Adobe's Experience Design CC for Mac looks to simplify app, Web UX and prototyping

Article Image Developed under the name “Project Comet,” Adobe on Monday announced an early release version of Experience Design (XD), a mobile app and webpage user experience and prototyping tool boasting a streamlined interface, hooks into Adobe’s line of CC products and numerous preview options.

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