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Zoho CRM Upgrade Targets Salesforce
Commentary  |  8/2/2016
Zoho is increasing the functions available in its CRM suite in an effort to be the all-in-one "operating system for business" that pulls together social media, user feedback, support ticket tracking, and other customer-based actions.
Uber Drivers Under Algorithmic Management: Study
News  |  8/2/2016
A study of Uber drivers finds that the company's algorithms amount to managerial control. However, it's not clear whether Uber's arrangement with its drivers can be applied to other organizations, including IT-oriented industries.
Rio Olympics Will Test Atos's IT Systems, Cloud Infrastructure
News  |  8/2/2016
Atos, the supplier of IT systems to the 2016 Summer Olympics, has been testing its technology for 200,000 hours before the games begin this week. Like many other businesses, Atros and the Olympics are relying on cloud services to insure information delivery.
7 Cool Data Center Innovations
Slideshows  |  8/2/2016
We've identified seven key innovations being integrated into data centers to further expand capabilities -- or to provide vastly improved efficiencies in terms of energy consumption. Here's what you need to know.
Cyber-Security Skills Shortage Leaves Companies Vulnerable
News  |  8/1/2016
A lack of valued cyber-security skills has left businesses open to attacks resulting in reputation damage and data loss, research shows.
Verizon Expands SaaS Offerings With Fleetmatics Buy
Commentary  |  8/1/2016
Verizon says the $2.4 billion acquisition will help it expand its software-as-a-service and SMB offerings.
Windows 10 Provides Little Incentive For IT To Upgrade
News  |  8/1/2016
An Adaptiva survey finds businesses of all sizes are slowly migrating to Windows 10, but the update isn't adding any particular degree of urgency. The survey also found that while many IT professionals like some of the features, moving to the OS isn't a priority.
Mesosphere Links To Key Supporting Systems For Container Use
News  |  8/1/2016
Mesosphere announced its Data Center Operating System now works with data and message management systems from Lightbend, Confluent, and DataStax.
Uber Lets Businesses Book, Manage Rides For Customers
News  |  8/1/2016
With UberCENTRAL, the ride-sharing service aims to provide companies with a way to pay for customers' transportation.
3 Tips For Playing Nice With Your CMO
Commentary  |  8/1/2016
In his role as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at HCL Technologies, Matt Preschern knew he needed to collaborate with his CIO in order to move forward a big customer engagement project. Here, he shares how they did it, and provides three steps any IT leader can use to form a productive bond with his or her company's CIO.
10 Tips For Successful IoT Projects
Slideshows  |  8/1/2016
Building hardware and writing software for IoT is the same as doing so for any sort of system. It requires a fair bit of good design practice, as well as common sense. Here are 10 tips to help you on the road to getting IoT right for users and IT.
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