The Platform Wars of 2018


The new battleground in enterprise software is likely to be the software platform. This is not to say that analytics and security are not important, but they are being handled in different ways. Security is being handled in ways that address both hardware and software vulnerabilities, but these things aren’t what customers spend their days thinking about. While everyone wants security, the attitude is that it’s someone else’s job. Platforms, on the other hand, affect more people — and importantly, they are key to making and saving money.

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'Grinch bots' ruining Christmas for kids asking for high-demand toys

High-tech software is the latest holiday Grinch, making it tougher than ever for parents to find that must-have toy at a regular retail price.

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Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous.

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Every day, software becomes ever more important for the functioning of the world as we know it. But the complexity of that software also keeps growing.

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Revisiting Show Season


Show season changes the CRM market. One day you’re in the vanilla application software space, and a week later you understand the need to incorporate social media or analytics or machine learning, or you see a need for enhanced integration and development through platform services. It goes on. Today, in the wake of Oracle, Salesforce, Microsoft and many other companies’ trade shows, we’re again taking a look at the available suites. This time, we need to think less about what’s been added and how well-integrated the components are.

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IBM Launches Private Cloud to Ease Public Cloud Transition


IBM has announced IBM Cloud Private, a software platform that allows enterprise customers to run applications and store critical data in an on-premises, private cloud environment. The new service employs a Kubernetes-based container architecture that supports both Docker containers and Cloud Foundry. IBM also introduced new container-optimized versions of core enterprise software. Companies in heavily regulated industries like finance and healthcare have embraced private clouds as they plan their transitions to public cloud environments.

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Kaspersky Lab says it 'inadvertently' downloaded NSA hacking tools

Embattled security firm Kaspersky Lab said its antivirus software did download secret hacking tools from a US computer back in 2014, but deleted them after realizing the data was classified.

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Kaspersky: We uploaded US documents but quickly deleted them

Kaspersky’s anti-virus software had automatically scraped powerful digital surveillance tools off a computer in the United States and the analysts were worried: The data’s headers clearly identified the files as classified.

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AI Integrations Help Sort Out Sales Signals


Clari, which develops software focusing on the opportunity-to-close, or OTC, process, plans to announce integrations with DocuSign, Clearslide and Xactly on Wednesday at Dreamforce 2017 in San Francisco. Clari’s artificial-intelligence-powered OTC platform already integrates Google and Microsoft email and calendar activity, which gives sales teams immediate knowledge of sales reps’ and prospects’ behavior. “There’s probably no stronger signal when you send a document and see there’s no engagement with it,” said Clari CMO David Karel.

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WeChat apologizes after turning 'black foreigner' into racial slur

Popular Chinese messaging app WeChat has apologized after a software glitch used the N-word in a translation for “black foreigner.”

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Israel hacked Kaspersky Lab, tipped off US about Russian hackers, report says

Israeli intelligence officers watched Russian hackers use software from Moscow-based cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab to search for U.S. secrets, the New York Times reports.

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Microsoft ignites show floor with Office 2019 announcement

Microsoft has announced the next standalone version of its Office suite of software, Office 2019, will make its first public appearance in the middle of 2018 and will add a number of new features, including inking.

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Nimble's Social CRM Finds Its Way Into Office 365


Social sales and marketing software provider Nimble and cloud services consultant NeoCloud on Thursday announced a partnership to deliver a simple, affordable contact management and CRM package for Microsoft Office 365 and GSuite users. NeoCloud has agreed to bundle Nimble CRM into all of its Office 365 deployments, beginning this month. Small and mid-sized business customers and workgroups in larger organizations will be able to access social business insights on any contact in Office 365 everywhere they work.

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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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Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle

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Lenovo has settled the case brought by the FTC and 32 states over its Superfish software and the security it broke with its own lax practices. The company faces no significant penalty for its actions.

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Instagram hack reveals celebrities' contact details

A bug in Instagram’s software let cyber-attackers have access to celebrities personal information, including email addresses and phone numbers.

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Fired Google employee who wrote anti-diversity memo threatens to sue; legal expert says he doesn't have a case

The Google software engineer fired Monday for publishing an anti-diversity memo on an internal company site is reportedly pursuing legal remedies, but one law expert says he probably does not have a first amendment case

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Google employee's anti-diversity memo goes viral, prompts response from execs

A male Google software engineer’s rant against the company’s diversity initiatives has gone viral, prompting a flood of responses and causing the tech giant’s chief of diversity to issue a statement.

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