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.

The post Lenovo Faces No Significant Penalty for Security-Destroying Superfish Debacle appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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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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New leak directly from Apple confirms wireless charging in the iPhone 8

Apple mistakenly released HomePod software into the wild, and the operating system revealed more details about the iPhone 8 than we’d have expected.

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Is SaaS Slipping Into the Legacy App Abyss?


Everywhere you look, organizations are shifting their software acquisition preferences and policies away from traditional, on-premises legacy applications to a new generation of on-demand SaaS solutions. Although I was an early advocate of SaaS, I’m becoming concerned that many leading SaaS vendors and their enterprise customers are taking actions that significantly compromise the fundamental value of SaaS. As the old adage goes, “the more things change, the more they remain the same.”

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Petya cyberattack: Ukraine software firm may face charges, official says

The small Ukrainian tax software company that is accused of being the patient zero of a damaging global cyberepidemic is under investigation and will face charges, the head of Ukraine’s CyberPolice suggested Monday.

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SC Ruling Signals New Era for Software Patent Enforcement


The U.S. Supreme Court once again has changed the landscape for software infringement litigation. In a decision released last week, the court severely undercut the ability of plaintiffs to seek out courts that have a track record of being “friendly” to the plaintiff’s position — a practice called “forum shopping.” The Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling compels plaintiffs seeking software infringement remedies to submit their cases only in district courts located where the defendant either resides or conducts a significant amount of business.

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