Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management


The rise of Microsoft Azure as a major competitor to Amazon Web Services has become a mixed blessing for IT managers. While many were pleased to see Microsoft finally become a cloud-first company and build Azure into a viable alternative to AWS, they now are faced with a new set of challenges in trying to make the most of multiple cloud providers. Every indication is that the adoption of cloud services will continue to accelerate as more and more organizations discover the economic value of moving to on-demand solutions.

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UN pushes for cyber surveillance treaty, but controversy may arise

As cybersecurity threats around the globe rise, the United Nations is pushing to come up with an international treaty to protect people’s data from government surveillance.

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Tech Big Shots Rumored Lining Up for Twitter


Twitter shares remained strong Monday after Friday’s sharp rise on reports that it was considering a possible sale, with Google parent Alphabet and Salesforce emerging as two of the most likely buyers. Twitter for more than a year has faced enormous pressure, both internally and from investors, to consider a major shakeup. It has struggled to find ways to monetize its core 140-character microblogging property to achieve convertible streams of revenue, while rival Facebook has continued to grow engagement and develop new revenue streams.

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Deconstructing the Software Business


The disruption of the IT and software industry by the rapid rise of cloud and SaaS continues to take a toll on the biggest players in the business. In their latest round of desperate moves to reposition themselves in the radically changing marketplace, the major companies of the past have been willing to relinquish many of their software assets to refocus their efforts on new market opportunities. Unfortunately, the divestiture of these software businesses is a classic, shortsighted “throwing the baby out with the bathwater” tactic.

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Zendesk SVP Matt Price: CRM's Super-Exciting Road Ahead


The most important trends in CRM right now are “the rise of the millennials, the rise of the promoter economy, and the rise of the conscious consumer,” said Matt Price, Zendesk’s SVP of emerging businesses. “The ‘R’ in CRM is relationship, and all of these things impact how we develop relationships with our customers. We’re moving beyond a series of transactions to relationships. Even 10 years ago with traditional CRM, it was really down to the customer’s financial transaction history and the notes that the CSR rep put in the customer record.”

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How Intel lost the mobile market, part 2: the rise and neglect of Atom

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In Part 2 we explore the specific decisions Intel made, the rise and neglect of Atom, and why the company’s superior foundry technology wasn’t enough to conquer the mobile market.

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ComScore: Computer usage falls as 20% of millennials go mobile-only

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Desktop usage keeps falling as mobile is on the rise, but can you ever replace a “real” computer? One in five millennials doesn’t even use a PC anymore.

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Meet The Amazing Women Who Launched America's First Rockets

Rise Of The Rocket Girls gives the untold story of the women behind the space race

At a time when women’s roles were mostly limited to housework and motherhood, the girls at JPL calculated how much fuel the rockets would need to explore the solar…

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CRM and GDP


I was gobsmacked when I read this in Robert Gordon’s The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War: “Electric light, the first reliable internal combustion engine, and wireless transmission … were all invented within the same three-month period at the end of 1879.” It’s a book full of surprises emanating from an analysis of major inflection points identified by dates like 1870, 1920 and 1940. Gordon’s point is that major innovations spark major trends in how we make a living.

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Mac gains marketshare in third quarter amid continued PC market slide

Article Image Apple saw its worldwide Mac sales rise 1.5 percent over the third quarter of 2015, while U.S. shipments jumped 7.3 percent, bucking an ongoing downward trend in the overall PC marketplace.

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Samsung profits bounce back after 2-year slide, boosted by chips instead of phones

Article Image Samsung Electronics on Wednesday called for its operating profits to rise in the third quarter, putting an end to an almost two-year decline — though the recovery is reportedly based mostly on chip sales.

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Apple continues to crush Samsung where it matters most

Samsung’s meteoric rise to the top of the smartphone market by shipment volume is an old story by now, but that doesn’t make it any less incredible. In no time at all, the company seemingly came from out of nowhere to keep its impossible promise and rocket past all rivals.

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New flagship Union Square Apple Store beginning to rise in San Francisco

Walls are beginning to rise at the site of Apple’s new flagship store at Union Square in San Francisco, three blocks away from the company’s existing flagship store at Stockton and Market Street (which the new location will replace next summer).



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New book says BlackBerry ignored iPhone threat because it misunderstood market

An excerpt from an upcoming book on the rise and collapse of Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry suggests that while the company — then known as RIM — had some appreciation for 2007’s first-generation iPhone, it did not see the device as a threat given RIM’s core customers.



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The real 'Terminator?' Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine

It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, liquid metal machines. No, this isn’t the idea for a new “Terminator” sequel. Scientists from both the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Tsinghua University’s medical school discovered that their liquid metal is able to “eat” materials and use energy from that to propel itself forward.

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