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Genpact to acquire PMNsoft
Genpact has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PNMsoft. PNMsoft is a leading Microsoft BPM software vendor, but not so many of us here in Europe might know of...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 29th June '16
IoT: Where Innovation, Pragmatism and Collaboration Meet
The IoT revolution has only just begun. Dell's IoT award winners are living proof that even at this early stage, IoT is quickly moving from hype to reality.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 29th June '16
HP: Reinvention for the digital future
HP Inc. faces challenging times in revitalising both its PC and printer business. Amidst declining sales and tighter margins, HP's pillars of growth in office printing will be driven by...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 29th June '16
Working with giants - 25 years of IT security
Symantec's June 2016 announcement that it intends to buy Blue Coat mirrors Trend Micro's acquisition of Tipping Point in 2015. Both moves underline that there is an appetite for integrated offerings from the broad play security giants.
Quocirca | By: Bob Tarzey, Quocirca | 29th June '16
Missed Sales Machine? Attend the Encore Presentation!
If you didn't get a chance to attend, Salesforce and SalesHacker are presenting a 2-day Encore presentation of the entire Sales Machine event on July 6 and 7.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 28th June '16
SAS goes open
SAS has and is doing a number of interesting things. Perhaps the most surprising, after so many years of focusing solely on SAS code, is that it is opening up the SAS environment to other approaches....
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 27th June '16
Temando - a shipping platform for carriers and retailers
Recently I had a briefing from Carl Hartmann, CEO and co-founder of Temando, a company I had not heard of before and was interested to know more about after my blogs around Christmas 2015 regarding...
The Holloway Angle | By: Simon Holloway, Bloor Research | 27th June '16
QuickBooks Self-Employed: Built for the Business of One
According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), over 40% of all U.S. workers are now contingent, which includes the self-employed as well as temp workers, contractors, on-call workers...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 24th June '16
DevOps at the Oval - Development vs. Operations
Cloudbees and friends had a great "Oval Table" discussion about DevOps (the merging of the Dev - development or programming - silo with the Ops - automated systems Operations - silo) a week...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 16th June '16
Why, oh why, do banks send phishing messages?
Part of my accessibility practice deals with learning disabilities and support for naive users, especially amongst the elderly. Digital systems need to be simple and easy to understand and use but...
Abrahams Accessibility | By: Peter Abrahams, Bloor Research | 15th June '16
Samsung pushes print boundaries with software innovation
Samsung is leap-frogging competitors with an IoT led strategy and expanding open software ecosystem
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 14th June '16
The Right IoT Stuff: V5 Systems Wins Dell's IoT Contest
IoT is more than a technology buzzword. It is literally changing the very definition of computing. With IoT, devices and objects of all shapes and sizes can communicate directly, and as Mazin noted,...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 9th June '16
Got Cloud? Get Integrated to Reap the Full Business Value
Although 29% of businesses with 1-19 employees have at least partially integrated some applications, 54% still rely on manual Excel file uploads or custom code for integration, instead of using...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 8th June '16
Intuit QuickBooks Financing: Speed, Ease and Low Fees for Small Business Loans
On average, small businesses spend 33 hours to pulling together the documentation they need for bank loans. Learn how QuickBooks Financing is making financing quicker and easier for small businesses.
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 1st June '16
Exploiting the “Printernet” of Things
Internet of Things: Opportunities for printer manufacturers Within the next five years, the Internet of Things (IoT) market landscape is set for exponential growth. Today's era of connected...
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 26th May '16
SAP's Digital Transformation Story For SMBs
To meet its exponential growth goals, SAP needs not only to deliver on the marketing programs discussed above, but must also:-Develop a more compelling "high air cover" brand awareness. -Do...
Laurie McCabe | By: Laurie McCabe, SMB Group | 26th May '16
Informatica makes me swear
Bugger. That was my first reaction when I was pre-briefed on this year's Informatica World announcements. Actually, that's not quite true. Threefold bugger in fact. The cause of this remonstrance is...
Bloor IM Blog | By: Philip Howard, Bloor Research | 24th May '16
Can Xerox step up its game?
Xerox seeks to extend its lead in the managed print services (MPS) market and enhance its credentials in workflow automation.
Louella Fernandes | By: Louella Fernandes, Quocirca | 19th May '16
Learning about Innovation in Configuration Management - An ITSM conference in Vienna and the BCS CMSG Conference in London
I'm going to miss the BCS CMSG (Configuration Management Specialist Group) conference this year, which is a pity - I'm giving the keynote at an ITSM Conference in Vienna, dealing with the impact of...
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 18th May '16
Compuware is rising from the ashes of its spinoffs. - Perhaps there really is money in mainframes
Compuware is a long-established and respected company specialising in supporting mainframes - which acquired and developed lots of interesting technology.
The Norfolk Punt | By: David Norfolk, Bloor Research | 14th May '16