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Salesforce Introduces Updated App Cloud

Salesforce Introduces Updated App Cloud

Last fall, Salesforce announced Salesforce App Cloud, which it called the “next evolution” of the Salesforce1 Platform. It brought together Force.com, Heroku Enterprise, and the previously announced Lightning user interface, in addition to a learning resource called Trailhead, which includes tutorials and guides. App Cloud falls under the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) category aimed at enterprise businesses focusing on building apps, whether …

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Skype Previews Slack Integration

Skype Previews Slack Integration

Teams using Slack can now take advantage of a new Skype integration to engage in voice and video calls. Skype announced that this is now available in preview. To set it up, just go to the Skype integration for Slack product page, and click “Add to Slack”. “Once the Skype integration has been configured, anyone on the Slack team can …

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Study: 44% of Enterprises To Increase Security Spending, But Face Staffing Obstacles

Study: 44% of Enterprises To Increase Security Spending, But Face Staffing Obstacles

A new study is out from 451 Research finding that while many enterprises plan on upping their spending on information security, staffing obstacles remain a major issue. According to the research, 44% of enterprises will increase their budget in the next 90 days. Only 4% plan on decreasing their security budgets. “While security budgets are stable or increasing for almost …

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Microsoft Aims To Improve Mobile Work With PowerApps

Microsoft Aims To Improve Mobile Work With PowerApps

Microsoft announced a new enterprise solution called PowerApps aimed at helping workers connect, cretae, and share business apps with their teams on any device. Employees can create apps that work on any device using what the company refers to as a Microsoft Office-like experience, templates, and a visual designer to automate workflows. PowerApps can be connected to cloud services like …

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Hootsuite Gets Microsoft Enterprise Integrations

Hootsuite Gets Microsoft Enterprise Integrations

Hootsuite announced a new major integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer, which will all integrated with the Hootsuite Platform. A spokesperson for Hootsuite tells WebProNews, “The collaboration with Microsoft will enable enterprise organizations to utilize social content in more meaningful ways across the organization, including social marketing, social selling, and social customer support.” “At Microsoft, we’re committed …

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Microsoft Partners with Red Hat On Enterprise Linux for Azure

Microsoft Partners with Red Hat On Enterprise Linux for Azure

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it has entered a partnership with Red Hat to include Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is to be offered as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads. The two companies are also working together to address enterprise, ISV and developer needs for building, deploying, and managing applications on Red Hat …

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LinkedIn Is Reportedly Rolling Out Employee Content Curation Tool Elevate

LinkedIn Is Reportedly Rolling Out Employee Content Curation Tool Elevate

Back in April, LinkedIn announced Elevate as a way to help businesses get their employees sharing content on their behalf. It piloted with Adobe, Unilever and a few other companies in Q1, and became available on an invitation-only basis upon announcement. Now, LinkedIn Elevate is reportedly rolling out to the masses. This is according to AdAge (we haven’t seen an …

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Facebook at Work Opening Up This Year

Facebook at Work Opening Up This Year

Back in January, Facebook announced Facebook at Work in closed beta. This is a business-specific version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise. It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and relevant at work, includes one-on-one and group messaging, lets users create and join groups to collaborate on projects, and lets them plan events and invite people from …

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Salesforce App Cloud Launched As Unified PaaS Complete With Learning Resource

Salesforce App Cloud Launched As Unified PaaS Complete With Learning Resource

Salesforce announced Salesforce App Cloud, which it calls the “next evolution” the Salesforce1 Platform. It brings together Force.com, the new Heroku Enterprise, and the recently announced Lightning user interface, in addition to a new learning resource called Trailhead, which includes tutorials and guides. App Cloud falls under the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) category aimed at enterprise businesses focusing on building apps, whether …

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Slack Launches ‘Add To Slack’ Button For Apps And Sites

Slack has been getting a lot of big improvements over the past month or so. In July, it got an adjustment that made it better for communication. Then, earlier this month, Slack announced the ability to direct email to channels. Now, the company has introduced a new “Add to Slack” button that will appear in apps and on sites to …

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Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

Survey: Enterprises Struggle With Full Digital Transformations

BMC is sharing results from a survey of fortune 1000 company IT managers, finding that only five percent of those polled have fully implemented digital services and mobile technologies, though sixty-three percent are currently working on incorporating them. According to the firm, the findings confirm that digital transformation is a top priority for increasing productivity as well as improving customer …

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Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

Study: 86% Of Enterprises To Connect To Multiple Cloud Providers Within 2 Years

XO Communications recently commissioned a study from IDC, which found that most enterprises are planning to implement a “multicloud” strategy despite historically being “long-held concerns” about security and performance. More specifically, the number of enterprises that will connect their corporate networks to two or more cloud service providers will triple within the next two years, it finds. According to the …

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Teradata Integrates Real-Time SAP ERP Data Into Analytics

Big data analytics and marketing application provider Teradata announced that its product Teradata Analytics for SAP Solutions can now infuse data from SAP ERP applications into enterprise analytic and reporting applications in near real time. According to the company, this will enable organizations to unlock additional business value that’s hidden within their ERP applications. It does so by automatically capturing …

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What To Expect From Skype For Business

Back in November, Microsoft announced that Lync would become Skype for Business, and that it would come with a new client experience, new server release, and updates in Office 365. While Lync already gave users instant messaging and Skype audio calling, the new offering would add video calling and the Skype user directory, so you can call any Skype user …

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Microsoft Is Buying Revolution Analytics To Make Companies Smarter

Microsoft announced that it has agreed to acquire Revolution Analytics, which provides software and services for statistical computing and predictive analytics programming language “R”. Microsoft says it will use the acquisition to help companies take advantage of R and data science. The company intends to help reduce the data science and analytics skills gap in organizations in the financial, manufacturing, …

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Why Facebook At Work Is Going To Have A Tough Time

Last week, we got our first look at Facebook at Work, the company’s new attempt at a business version of Facebook, mainly targeting the enterprise (at least for now). It lets workers stay up to date with what’s new and relevant at work, includes one-on-one and group messaging, lets users create and join groups to collaborate on projects, and enables …

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eBay Enterprise Hits New Sales Milestone

eBay announced that eBay Enterprise clients have hit the $1 billion sales milestone. This is across over 6,500 stores, 42 brands, and three continents. eBay merged Magento with eBay Enterprise just over a year ago. They’re showcasing their solutions at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City this week. eBay Enterprise counts Ace Hardware, Shoe Carnival, Destination …

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The First Apps From The Big Apple IBM Partnership Are Here

Back in July, Apple and IBM announced a partnership to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad with over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions. These would include native apps for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically optimized for iOS (device management, security, analytics, mobile integration), a new AppleCare service, a support offering for the enterprise, and …

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IBM Verse Email Product Taps Into Company’s Analytics Tech

IBM announced the launch of a new social email product called IBM Verse. It uses IBM’s analytics technologies to “get to know you,” what you think is important, and key people and groups you interact with. “And in contrast to most freely available mail services, we don’t mine a user’s inbox to target advertising or monetize that data in other …

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Microsoft Launches Office 365 Video

Microsoft announced the launch of Office 365 Video, which gives businesses and organizations a destination for posting, sharing, and discovering relevant video content. The company names onboarding new employees, distributing a message from the CEO, and community contributions as examples of where this might come in handy. “With a beautiful user interface and intuitive content management options, Office 365 Video …

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IBM And Twitter Announce Big Enterprise Data Partnership

Twitter and IBM announced a new partnership to give enterprises Twitter data through IBM tools and services. Essentially, it’s a combination of Twitter’s “public pulse” of real-time data and IBM’s cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services. IBM will offer Twitter data as part of IBM Watson Analytics, Watson Developer Cloud and IBM Bluemix. There will also be joint …

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Gartner: Over 3/4 Of Mobile Apps To Fail ‘Basic’ Security Tests Through Next Year

In general, we shouldn’t consider mobile apps particularly secure for the foreseeable future. That is if Gartner is correct in its latest analysis. The firm said this week that over 75% of mobile apps will fail basic security tests through 2015. This is not particularly comforting for businesses. Gartner notes that enterprise employees download from app stores, and use mobile …

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eBay Announces Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform

eBay is readying a product called the eBay Enterprise Commerce Marketing Platform, which will reportedly combine various other platforms, including those it picked up in its 2011 acquisition of GSI Commerce. That deal was for $2.4 billion, and was a play by the company to cement itself as a leading strategic global commerce partner of choice for retailers and brands …

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Star Trek Town in Canada Crowdfunds Building Functional, Full-Size Enterprise

In the Canadian Badlands, in the province of Alberta, there is a little town called Vulcan. The folks in Vulcan take the responsibility inherent in their name seriously. Every year, they host a mid-summer Star Trek celebration and festival called Spock Days. They are the Official Star Trek Capital of Canada, and the spiritual center of the Star Trek universe. …

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Amazon Opens Up Enterprise Storage Service Zocalo

Last month, Amazon introduced a new enterprise storage service called Amazon Zocalo. Until now, it has been in limited preview, but the company just announced its general availability. Amazon previously described Zocalo as a “fully managed, secure enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity.” Here’s a look: Zocalo lets customers store, …

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Star Trek Controls Going into New U.S. Spacecraft

Star Trek-style technology is becoming reality around us everyday. We have cell phones that look like the old communicators that Kirk flipped open. E-readers like the Kindle and tablets like the iPad are a lot like the Next Generation-era padds (Personal Access Display Device) that Picard and others used. There are lots of things that we are bringing from Trek’s …

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Star Trek for Real: 5 Trek Gadgets That Came True

The television series Star Trek — now referred to by fans as The Original Series, or TOS — cast a vision for the future that has endured for almost 50 years now. Between TOS and the spinoffs that followed — The Next Generation, Voyager, Deep Space Nine, Enterprise, and all the feature films based thereon — the world was treated …

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Apple Partners With IBM For Enterprise Mobility

Apple just announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with IBM to bring the latter’s big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad. Included are a new class of over 100 industry-specific enterprise solutions, including native apps for both devices, IBM cloud services specifically optimized for iOS (device management, security, analytics, mobile integration), a new AppleCare service …

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Star Trek 3: Boldly Going … Where?

Space … the Final Frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: To explore strange new worlds; To seek out new life and new civilizations; To boldly go where no man has gone before! Star Trek: The Original Series, started in 1966, and ended its run in 1969. That’s only three years out of its intended …

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Star Trek Fan Has $500,000 Trek Man Cave

Star Trek fans will do a lot of embarrassing stuff. They’ll travel thousands of miles to conventions and meet-ups. They’ll buy and make costumes that get worn on days other than Halloween. Then there’s the paragon of parenting virtue who only spoke Klingon to his son for the first three years of his life. Now comes the tale of a …

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