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Best CRMs for SMBs in 2017
Price: A free Starter plan is free for 3 users. Premium plans start at $8.33 (£6.50, AU$11) per user per month. A 30-day free trial is available.Apptivo is a comprehensive CRM which provides an easy way...
Canadian fintech Wave raises $24 million from RBC and other investors
Toronto-based Wave, a Canadian financial technology (fintech) firm that offers financial management software to small businesses, has received $32 million CAD ($23.8 million) in capital from investors...
Zynga to rally 15% on a mobile gaming turnaround, analyst says
Investors should buy Zynga shares because the company's new management team will improve its financial results, according to Piper Jaffray, which raised its rating on mobile gaming company to overweight...
Cisco Expands Firepower Next-Generation Firewall Platform
Cisco expands its Next Generation Firewall product portfolio with the new Firepower 2100 Series, alongside new security management capabilities enabling organizations to manage security both on device...
Red Hat Debuts CloudForms 4.2 to Improve Hybrid Cloud Management
New release of Red Hat's hybrid cloud management platform provides improved container, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform and OpenStack capabilities. Red Hat is updating its CloudForms hybrid cloud...
Top 5 best identity management and authentication services
Businesses rely heavily on technology. Employees use computers, smartphones, tablets and other gadgets on a daily basis to streamline processes, stay productive and communicate with colleagues, while...
Top 5 best infrastructure management services
If you run your own business, you no doubt use a ton of IT equipment and software on a daily basis, covering a range of purposes. And it’s too easy for all this stuff to pile up and become overwhelming. This...
Top 5 best human resource (HR) management services
There are many crucial areas of a business, but when you consider the importance and value of employees, human resources trumps everything else. If a company doesn’t have an efficient HR process, then...
Google Releases New 'Agentless' Option For Managing iOS Devices
G Suite admins now have an agentless option for MDM. Administrators in charge of Google's G Suite range of productivity applications now have a new way of managing personally-owned iOS devices in the...
New workplace is agile and nonstop
In offices ranging from a museum in Sydney to a car dealership in Maine, to the tech department at Allstate, the workforce is adopting a tech industry concept called agile computing. [...] people may...
Jamf Previews Next-Gen Apple Device Management App
Built for Apple device administrators, the updated Jamf Pro V.10, which was formerly known as Casper Suite, is scheduled to come out in the first half of 2017. MINNEAPOLIS—Apple device management vendor...
Accusoft: Businesses Lack Proper Document Management Training
Transparency between IT managers and employees is one of the biggest challenges facing organizations when it comes to document management strategies. Twenty percent of employees claim they don't know...
Updated: 10 mobile device management solutions to choose from
Introduction and MDM solutions 1 to 5Note: Our best MDM solutions round-up has been fully updated. This feature was first published in June 2014.As the rise of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) has become an...
Netreo Rolls Out NetreoCloud IT Management Platform
NetreoCloud’s technology provides a simple and secure connection between the device and the cloud, bringing Netreo’s alerts to the user’s phone. Information technology management specialist Netreo announced...
ThetaPoint Partners With Securonix to Prevent Cyber-Threats
Together the companies plan to offer security solutions that predict, prevent and detect cyber threats to enterprise security. User and entity behavior analytics for information security specialist Securonix...
Why Co-Founder Believes Documentum is Toast Under OpenText
NEWS ANALYSIS: John Newton fears new owner will assure customers new investment in their products but that the product lines eventually will wither away. Like any parent, John Newton simply wants the...
Lawmakers aim to delay U.S. ceding control of Internet's management
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Critics of a plan for the U.S. government to cede control of the Internet's technical management to other countries might succeed in delaying such a move in Congress, a senior lawmaker...
OpenText to Pay $1.62B for Dell EMC's Enterprise Content Unit
The move will expand OpenText's information management capabilities while enable Dell to shed a profitable but non-essential business. OpenText is buying Dell EMC's enterprise content division in a $1.62...
Predicting Nigeria’s Floods, There’s Now an App for That
A new smartphone app aims to keep Nigerians one step ahead of flooding during the annual rainy season. The “WetIn app” is free to download for Android phones and gives users in three flood-prone Nigerian...
Why Redfish Data Center Model Holds Potential for IoT
NEWS ANALYSIS: A common firmware "language" for all the new IoT hardware to come is seen as an absolute "must" for the success of new-gen systems. SAN FRANCISCO—A trio of well-respected IT companies—Emerson...
PowerShell is Microsoft’s latest open source release, coming to Linux, OS X
A robo-advisor that claims to have made 12% return over Brexit is expanding
"Traditionally you would end up with a portfolio with a risk label like medium risk, but it has no real meaning. Instead of giving you an arbitrary number, we give a percentage, so a 15 percent portfolio,...
Windows Server 2016 Makes Early Fall Debut
Microsoft will use its upcoming Ignite conference as a launch pad for Windows Server 2016 and System Center 2016. The countdown has begun. On July 12, Day 2 of Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference...
Parking Systems Aim to Help Drivers Find Spaces, Reduce Traffic
NEWS ANALYSIS: Parking management systems are leveraging mobile technology and the cloud to make it easier for motorists to find a place to park potentially reducing congestion and emissions. Parking...
How Modern Information-Rights Management Improves Security, Compliance
As the use of shadow IT in the enterprise accelerates, the number of channels in which corporate data can be shared externally is also increasing. In addition to standard email, texting, intranet workflows...
Updated: 10 CRM systems small businesses should know
IntroductionNote: Our best CRM software round-up has been fully updated. This feature was first published in May 2014.Keeping up-to-date with your leads, prospects and contacts is a vital task for any...
HPE Launches New HPC Platform, Simplifies Deployment
HPE underscores simplification of the deployment and management of its solutions, which were often perceived to be overly complicated to deploy. While a lot of IT companies are retooling their products...
Martin Winterkorn, ex-CEO of Volkswagen, under investigation
FRANKFURT, Germany — The investigation into Volkswagen’s vast emissions scandal reached the top echelon of management for the first time after German prosecutors said Monday that they were looking into...
PRTG Network Monitor Unifies Management Tools on Single Platform
Network monitoring has to be one of the most thankless jobs in IT. After all, network monitoring can be a tedious, time-consuming process, using multiple management products often integrated poorly or...
Appian World 2016 Highlights the Rise of the Citizen Developer
Appian, a business process management (BPM) and case management platform provider, held its Appian World user conference in Washington, D.C., last week. The theme of the event was the rise of the citizen...
Extreme Networks Brings Network Management to the Cloud
The company's ExtremeCloud platform will enable organizations to more easily manage wired and wireless network switches and access points. Extreme Networks is rolling out a cloud-based management platform...
VTS raises $55M for its commercial real estate management platform
VTS, a commercial leasing and asset management platforms for landlords and brokerages, today announced that it has raised a $55 million Series C funding round led by Insight Venture Partners. Previous...
Oracle buys Textura for $663M to build up its construction IT business
Oracle today announced that it is making an acquisition to (literally and figuratively) build out its Primavera project management and billing business: it is buying Textura, a provider of cloud-based...
Microsoft Readies Azure IoT Device Management, Gateway SDK Betas
The company announces new cloud-based Internet of things management during the Hannover Messe conference in Germany. Hannover Messe, the industrial technology conference for manufacturers, is currently...
Businesses Struggle With Changing Revenue Management Standards
Market demand is also leading to the adoption of new billing models, supported by more advanced software and technology. Chief financial officers (CFOs) and senior management teams are reassessing their...
IBM has long road to growth despite gains: Analyst
IBM reported that quarterly revenue from its strategic businesses like cloud and analytics increased 14 percent year over year and now represent 37 percent of the company's revenue. IBM's cloud revenue...
IBM Takes the Lead in App Dev for Hybrid Cloud: Ovum
Ovum cited IBM as a market leader in three key areas: DevOps release management, application lifecycle management (ALM) and Agile project management. Industry research firm Ovum gave IBM high marks for...
Workday adds more embedded analytics to finance, HR platforms
Workday on Thursday said that it is beefing up its built-in analytics to its platform for finance and human capital management with more scorecards and dashboards.The predictive analytics tools are built...
Clarizen is an online work management and project management service best suited for enterprise organizations. Though it's easy to start using, it's a bit expensive and less slick than other options. ...
ServiceNow acquires cloud management startup ITapp
Enterprise cloud management platform ServiceNow said Tuesday it plans to acquire four-year-old cloud startup ITapp. Financial terms were not disclosed. Based in San Jose, ITapp is known for its cloud...
China's ZTE names new management in wake of U.S. export restrictions
BEIJING (Reuters) - ZTE Corp named a new management team on Tuesday, just weeks after the U.S. government imposed tough export restrictions on the Chinese telecom equipment maker for allegedly breaking...
China's ZTE to name new management team on Tues - spokesman
HONG KONG Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker ZTE Corp will announce a new management team on Tuesday, a spokesman said.ZTE's board of directors will meet to approve the new team, and changes...
AlgoSec Supports Security Policy Management for Azure
The solution enables users deploying business applications on Azure to automatically discover and migrate application connectivity flows to Azure. Security policy management specialist AlgoSec announced...
After Delays, Microsoft Finally Ships Surface Hub
Originally set to ship back in September, Microsoft's business customers are beginning to take delivery of the giant, Windows 10-powered digital whiteboard. Surface Hub, originally slated to ship last...
If you're a Microsoft shop and you already use any of their management products, you probably don't want to go to another vendor for mobile device management (MDM). If you're not Microsoft-centric, however,...
Citrix XenMobile is a solid Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) product, though it pushes heavily for customers to use its proprietary Worx apps on the mobile device side and lacks niceties such as mobile...
Fujitsu Expands Document Management Software Portfolio
PaperStream Server can integrate with existing document capture or ECM applications with no mapping required to connect to an organization’s back-end system. Fujitsu announced the availability of its...
NTT Upgrades Enterprise Cloud to Compete with Bigger Names
Some of the new functions NTT Com plans to launch later this year for enterprises include SAP HANA and virtual private PaaS. You may not think about it all that often, but there are a lot of other clouds...
Apperian Opens APIs To Give Developers Piecemeal Access To Mobile App Management Platform
Apperian, the Boston-based company that offers mobile app management (MAM) as a service, announced today that it was exposing the different pieces of its platform as a set of open APIs. This will...
Docker improves container security and management
We love Docker. This container technology makes it possible to run four-to-six times the number of server applications as you can with Virtual Machines (VM) on the same hardware. There are only two little...
Yahoo moves forward in exploring a sale
Yahoo announced on Friday it has taken more steps to explore a potential sale, by setting up an independent committee to reach out and consider offers from potential buyers. The Sunnyvale tech giant also...
Alfresco Open Source Updates Target Convergence of ECM, BPM
Alfresco Software’s latest updates to its open source portfolio are targeting what the company sees as a convergence between Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM)....
VMware Updates vRealize Cloud Manager, vSAN Storage Suite
Virtualization market leader also launches Workspace ONE, which gives enterprise employees self-service access to cloud, mobile, Windows apps. VMware is well known for its vSphere hypervisor, Horizon...
Landesk Launches Suite of Device, Security Management Solutions
The Mobile Security Suite offers several mobile technologies, including secure mobile email, which gives users protected access to corporate email. IT management specialist Landesk announced the release...
Latest update signals that Adobe hasn't yet burned its Bridge CC - CNET
Bridge finally gets a fancy brand-identity totem! Adobe For a developer of tools for creative professionals, Adobe has been remarkably lax at asset management. The only tool it offers to manage more than...
Box KeySafe Aims To Simplify Encryption Key Management For SMBs
Box announced a new product today called Box KeySafe that should help simplify encryption key management, putting it in reach of small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) who require encryption, but...
Endpoint management still fractured between mobile and desktop
When I first thought about it years ago, I assumed that Microsoft would find some way to incorporate management of their mobile devices into Active Directory and Group Policy. These are Microsoft's home...
Lockr Managed Key Service for Drupal, WordPress Launches
Lockr, a hosted API and managed key service for Drupal is out of beta and now also available for WordPress. Cellar Door Media announced that Lockr, a key management service for modern content management...
Twitter management departures unnerve investors, stock falls
(Reuters) - Investors reacted negatively to Twitter Inc's biggest management exodus on Monday, doubting whether Chief Executive Jack Dorsey can spark stalled growth at the online social media company,...
Microsoft buys Skype for Business management technology from Event Zero
Microsoft is acquiring some assets from Australia-based Event Zero, a vendor of management software for Skype for Business, for an undisclosed amount. Currently, Event Zero provides management and reporting...
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