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6 Rules You Must Know for Using SEO and SEM to Grow Your Business

If you’re managing a business, you know how important a web and mobile presence is. Whether you’re selling tacos, tiaras, or terabytes, customers need to be able to find you. You’ve probably dipped your toe into the complex world of … Continue reading

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Alibaba takes control of logistics business, pledges $15 billion to expand network

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Chinese e-commerce firm Alibaba Group announced it will invest 100 billion yuan ($ 15.12 billion) over five years to build a global logistics network and also take control of a $ 20 billion unit, underpinning an … Continue reading

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Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations in U.S.: Bloomberg

(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL], which is the subject of a federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, Bloomberg … Continue reading

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Are You Digital Enough to Be in Your Business’ Future?

Today’s business challenges require diverse teams with new competencies, including the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational borders. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Zoho’s latest pitch: Run your entire business for $1 a day per user

Zoho wants to be the operating system for your business. That’s how the company puts it, and what it means is that you can now get just about any application you need to run a business using Zoho One, which … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Future-proof your business with cloud ERP

Today you face a choice. Be a disruptor or be disrupted. Beat or be beaten by the opposition. And while you’re weighing the options, every new digital development is making your margin for error smaller. What you could have dealt … Continue reading

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‘Pick that cloud, lose our business’: What to do

Here’s a shocker: Wal-Mart is telling some technology companies that if they want Wal-Mart’s business, they can’t use Amazon Web Services. (Wal-Mart says it simply doesn’t want customers storing Wal-Mart’s sensitive info on AWS.) That’s a tall order for technology … Continue reading

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IDG Contributor Network: Making a business case for Alexa

I have been fascinated with the idea of a personal voice assistant since the day Amazon made their Echo devices available. Once in awhile I come back to it, try to write another skill, see what is new. I published … Continue reading

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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer’s latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government’s performance of its core missions with spending at all … Continue reading

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Oracle’s next big business is selling your info

There’s a decent chance you’re part of Oracle’s next big business. Not selling products to you, but selling you as a product. That’s the idea behind the Oracle Data Cloud, a massive pool of information about consumers and companies. The … Continue reading

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At Harvard Business Publishing, It Was a Do-or Die Move to Cloud

IT Director Ken Griffin knew a half-committed move to the cloud would never get there; he adopted a lights-out date for the data center. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Cisco certifications target business professionals eyeing software roles

Trying to keep business professionals ahead of the rapidly changing technology environment, Cisco this week rolled out new business certificate and training packages. The package includes a certification-level offering for what’s known as a client advocate or a Customer Success … Continue reading

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Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

Comcast Business announced Thursday it now offers direct, dedicated network links to the IBM Cloud global network. The move positions Comcast Business, a unit of Comcast, to compete against AT&T, Verizon, Bell Canada and telecom service providers already offering IBM … Continue reading

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Maritz IT’s Journey: From Sinkhole to Full Business Partner

Gerry Imhoff knew things had to change, but it would need to be a culture change, not a new generation of technology. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Amazon Chime goes after WebEx, Skype for Business and more

Companies looking for a new video- and teleconferencing system have a fresh face to turn to in the market: Amazon Web Services. On Monday, the public cloud provider announced the launch of Amazon Chime, a new service that’s designed to … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s OneDrive for Business gets Mac client, shared folder sync

Microsoft gave users and administrators of OneDrive for Business some new features on Tuesday that they’ve requested for a while. The company also launched a new Mac client for its business-focused cloud storage service that can be deployed outside the … Continue reading

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5 Business Cases For Containers

While containers offer an organization technical benefits, don’t overlook their business benefits, such as cost savings and flexibility. InformationWeek: Cloud

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IT Products Go from Big Noise to Big Business

There’s been a positive change in the enterprise computing business of late; more product announcements truly are focused on how technology can help a company do business. InformationWeek: Cloud

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CloudVelox eases migration of core business apps to the cloud

It’s easy to get all “cloud first” when you’re talking about new, greenfield applications. But how do you get the core business applications running in your data center – so-called brownfield apps – easily and efficiently migrated to the cloud? … Continue reading

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Designing your business for the 21st century

“Most companies are simply not designed to survive. They become successful on the basis of one big idea or breakthrough product,” says CEO Mike Walsh of Tomorrow, a global consultancy that helps design 21st century businesses. The companies that will … Continue reading

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Oracle’s infrastructure business focuses on bare metal to go after AWS

Larry Ellison made a splash this week when he said that Oracle would give Amazon a run for its money in the cloud. Then, the company outlined the pillar of the tech titan’s infrastructure offering: beefy, bare-metal servers running in … Continue reading

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Gmail outage for business users continues over 12 hours later

Gmail service for users of the Google for Work cloud-based productivity suite has been down for over 12 hours on Wednesday, apparently affecting users in a number of countries including the U.S. Google first acknowledged the problem on its Apps … Continue reading

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3 key factors missing from your cloud business case

You want to justify some IT spending for cloud-based platforms. Your CEO or board has asked for a business case, and you’ve been scrambling to create one. Of course, you’ll include obvious items like capex versus opex. However, most business … Continue reading

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Microsoft Azure Wins Boeing’s Cloud Business

Boeing is set to move its extensive portfolio of digital solutions to Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, with an aim to improve the operation and efficiency of its airlines customers. InformationWeek: Cloud

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Microsoft appears to be building a business app marketplace

Microsoft appears to be building a business app store. The company put online a test version of a service called AppSource that’s designed to help businesses find software that augments the Microsoft products they already use, such as Power BI … Continue reading

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How Kronos’ cloud migration makes for a better business

Software companies don’t survive – thrive, in fact – for nearly 40 years without a strong aptitude for change. Kronos launched in the late 1970s with the first microprocessor-based time clock. In the decades since, the Chelmsford, Mass.-based company has … Continue reading

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US patent grants slow in wake of Supreme Court business methods ruling

There are some big changes in the patent landscape hiding behind a small drop in the number of utility patents granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office last year. The 1 percent decline in utility patent grants — the … Continue reading

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VMware backs out of planned Virtustream cloud business

Just months after announcing plans to merge its cloud business with EMC’s Virtustream, VMware said today that it is backing out of the deal. VMware informed investors via a regulatory filing that it will no longer participate in the formation … Continue reading

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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company’s scope or size, but when you’re News Corp — with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe — it’s not for the faint … Continue reading

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How News Corp is uniting 10 business units and 25,000 employees in a global IT push

Embarking on a new IT project is a major undertaking no matter what your company’s scope or size, but when you’re News Corp — with 10 business units and 25,000 employees around the globe — it’s not for the faint … Continue reading

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