Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler: Good CRM Tools Stay Out of the Way


“CRM was originally created for the managers and bosses to report on the pipeline, and it was sold as a value proposition to the manager,” noted Nutshell CTO Andy Fowler. “What’s changing now is that CRM is becoming much more about supporting the rep — giving them the tools they need to improve their performance. It’s no longer just a tool for the boss to check in on the salespeople. If [salespeople] see the intrinsic value of the CRM tool they’re using, that motivates them.”

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Four Wisconsin public schools block social media apps as part of study

Four public schools in Madison are preventing student access to some popular social media apps during the school day to test whether grades, student behavior and school safety improve with fewer online distractions.

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Surviving the Security 'Skills Desert'


If you’ve ever spent time in a desert, it may seem inconceivable to you that creatures actually can live there. The fact that animals not only survive, but also thrive in those conditions seems counterintuitive. In fact, a number of animals do so — in many cases, they are aided by an array of specialized adaptations that allow them to leverage the environment to their advantage. For example, the thorny dragon lizard literally absorbs water through its skin, and the fennec fox has oversized ears that it uses as natural “radiators.”

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Secret X-37B military spacecraft lands with sonic boom after 718 days in orbit

A classified U.S. Air Force spaceplane spent 718 days in orbit before coming down at Kennedy Space Center on May 7, causing a sonic boom that was heard across central Florida, according to Popular Mechanics.

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Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5

Microsoft's Surface has gone from a proof of concept into the spearhead of Microsoft's hardware business

Microsoft’s VP of devices recently said there’s ‘no such thing’ as Surface Pro 5, but the remarks are being taken somewhat out of context.

The post Microsoft Surface head claims there’s ‘no such thing’ as a Surface Pro 5 appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Snapchat puppy filters latest social media battleground

The world’s biggest social networks are locked in a serious, billion-dollar battle over one of the world’s silliest innovations: puppy-eared, rainbow-spewing photo filters.

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Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought

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Last week, Intel disclosed a serious security flaw that could be used to gain remote access to business computers without the OS ever knowing such access had occurred. Now we know the situation is even worse than we thought.

The post Major Intel Security Flaw Is More Serious Than First Thought appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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20 things we don't do anymore because of technology

See if these sound familiar: You’re not sure where your U.S. road atlas is, or if you even own one. It’s been so long since you licked a stamp, you’ve forgotten what it tastes like. You’ve seen more scrumptious two-minute videos in the past week than you’ve consulted a cookbook in the past year.

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Qualcomm May Seek iPhone Ban to Retaliate Against Apple


Qualcomm plans to ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to block imports of iPhones, according to a report. The move apparently was spurred by Apple’s recent decision to stop making royalty payments owed under a licensing agreement between the two companies, which is the subject of a billion-dollar legal battle in federal court. Qualcomm last month announced that for the quarter ended March 31 Apple had withheld payments to its contract manufacturers for royalties owed under a licensing deal for technology used in the iPhone.

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Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

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Some owners of Intel Core i7-7700 and 7700K chips have been complaining for months about mysterious temperature spikes, and now Intel has responded. However, that response was little more than canned PR nonsense, which has served only to further enrage affected users.

The post Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Hands On With the ‘K-Type,’ an Infinitely Customizable Mechanical Keyboard

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The Input Club K-Type makes customizing your keyboard a snap. This board has been in development for a long time, and now it’s almost here; we take it for a spin.

The post Hands On With the ‘K-Type,’ an Infinitely Customizable Mechanical Keyboard appeared first on ExtremeTech.

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Reinventing Online Marketplaces in the Cloud


In the world of the cloud, showcasing the partner ecosystem in an online marketplace has become an imperative. Salesforce has been in the vanguard of this trend. Since its inception in 2005, the AppExchange has grown to include more than 3,000 partner solutions that augment Salesforce’s growing portfolio of cloud services. AppExchange has strengthened significantly Salesforce’s position in the marketplace by cataloging the company’s rapidly expanding ecosystem of ISV and consulting partners.

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The President has a secret air force in case of nuclear war?

“Ever since the 1960s, the United States has been building and equipping a special set of planes whose sole purpose has been to evacuate the president in the event of a nuclear war and allow him to command a war from wherever he may be.”

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Here's how easy it is to hack a keyless car

Any car owner with a keyless entry and ignition system, be warned: Chinese security researchers have proven that with equipment costing about $25, hackers could easily open car doors remotely from up to 1,000 feet away, start the cars’ engines and drive away.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/05/heres-how-easy-it-is-to-hack-keyless-car.html

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