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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84789.html?rss=1

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Check out this camera gear wrecked by the August solar eclipse

Most photographers took the necessary precautions to protect both themselves and their kit when shooting the recent solar eclipse. Some didn’t, and here’s what happened to the gear.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/05/check-out-this-camera-gear-wrecked-by-august-solar-eclipse.html

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife just unveiled their new baby girl to the world

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, just showed off their new baby girl, August, in a post to his Facebook page.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/28/mark-zuckerberg-and-his-wife-just-unveiled-their-new-baby-girl-to-world.html

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Another alleged Apple television sighting kicks off the rumor mill again

For years, analysts have predicted the coming of an Apple television. Although their prophecies have never come to pass, newly leaked photos indicate that an Apple TV may be in the works.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/17/another-alleged-apple-television-sighting-kicks-off-rumor-mill-again.html

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Robocall scams get craftier as tech industry tries new ways to block practice

Federal agencies are stepping up their efforts to combat robocalls nationwide.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/16/robocall-scams-get-craftier-as-tech-industry-tries-new-ways-to-block-practice.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/11/facebook-courts-video-makers-for-watch-tab-with-financial-incentives.html

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Dell’s 27-inch Canvas Display Undercuts Surface Studio, Wacom Cintiq

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Dell has deployed a new display meant to cater to artistss and their workflows. The Dell Canvas is a 27-inch panel with 20 points of touch and its own pen and Surface Studio-inspired tools to make content creation easier — and cheaper — than what you might find elsewhere.

The post Dell’s 27-inch Canvas Display Undercuts Surface Studio, Wacom Cintiq appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The original article can be found here: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/253664-dells-27-inch-canvas-display-artists-now-available-undercuts-surface-studio-wacom-cintiq?source=Computing

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Nasty Mac malware can control your webcam and record everything you type

Apple’s Macs are a lot less susceptible to malware and virus attacks than their Windows-based counterparts, but they’re not malware-proof.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/25/nasty-mac-malware-can-control-your-webcam-and-record-everything-type.html

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New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market


Federal agencies already under the gun to modernize their information technology capabilities have a new set of standards to meet as a result of an executive order President Donald Trump issued this spring. The directive not only will affect agency managers in their IT operations and acquisition activities, but also will have a significant effect on IT vendors. The Trump initiative “adds another important piece to the U.S. federal IT modernization puzzle,” said Katell Thielemann, research vice president at Gartner.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84693.html?rss=1

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Delta pilot turns fingerprints into boarding passes

The airline has announced that some customers can now use their fingerprint instead of a boarding pass to get on its planes at Reagan Washington National Airport.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/24/delta-pilot-turns-fingerprints-into-boarding-passes.html

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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.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/22/5-insider-tricks-for-better-facebook-experience.html

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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.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84654.html?rss=1

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Elon Musk is trying to help Australia with its big energy crisis

Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on their promise to help Australia with its energy crisis, installing the world’s largest lithium ion battery.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/07/07/elon-musk-is-trying-to-help-australia-with-its-big-energy-crisis.html

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Zapping your brain with electricity can aid creativity — but there's a catch

Need to make someone more creative? How about zapping their brain with an electric current? That’s the conclusion of an experiment carried out by researchers in the U.K. But it’s not quite as good as it sounds.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/09/zapping-your-brain-with-electricity-can-aid-creativity-but-theres-catch.html

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Google is going to start helping you blocking online ads next year

In an effort to force publishers to rethink the way they deliver ads on their websites, Google will be introducing its own ad blocker in 2018.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/02/google-is-going-to-start-helping-blocking-online-ads-next-year.html

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