Archive for March, 2015

Who Is Your Weakest Link? The Risks of Cloud Partners

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Think your organization is safe if it minds its own security?

Think again.

You’ve also got to worry about security at all those companies you associate with, from suppliers and consulting firms to PR agencies, systems integrators, event planners and even heating and cooling vendors.

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HP Sues to Recover $5.1B From Autonomy Deal

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Co. filed a suit in London’s High Court against Michael Lynch and a former colleague for about $5.1 billion for damages in connection with their management of Autonomy, the software company Lynch co-founded.

The suit, which HP filed yesterday but only confirmed today, also names Autonomy’s former Chief Financial Officer Sushovan Hussain. Both are accused of fraud in relation to the HP acquisition of Autonomy in 2011 for $ 10.1 billion.

Lynch and Hussain, in a statement issued through a PR agency, told Re/Code today they will countersue HP seeking at least $148 million in damages.

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Businesses Committed to SharePoint, Despite Stalled Deployments

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Since Microsoft unveiled SharePoint back in 2001, it has been one of the fastest growing products in the software giant’s history. Along with billions of dollars in revenue, the platform now boasts 125 million users and counting.

Businesses first deployed SharePoint as a point solution for document sharing amongst project teams and as a stand in to files-shares. SharePoint proved a capable solution for these challenges and Microsoft has continually added to its capabilities.

But despite its scope, and as with many types of software, it suffers from a perceived lack of user commitment.

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The Key to Seamless Customer Experience? Defining Your Goals

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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We’ve told you before and we’ll tell you again: it’s not easy getting all your technology to work together.

Customers engage businesses through different devices — and this can cause a lot of confusion when you want to deliver seamless customer experiences.

But while integrating all of your technology can be a challenge, it will ultimately pay off with lower costs, increased customer satisfaction and, in many cases, increased revenues. These benefits are not only immediate but long-term, too, industry experts concur.

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Big Data Gets Big Money for Big Reasons

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

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Companies have been throwing money hand over fist into the predictive analytics, data management and business intelligence world over the last few weeks. And while it would be easy to toss all of these under the “Big Data” umbrella, it’s more interesting to look at these deals in light of the challenges that each will solve.

Let’s take a quick look at five transactions: $225 million total to Birst, Health Catalyst, Localytics and Ayasdi as well as Apple’s recent acquisition of FoundationDB.

Looking at these deals helps show existing analytic and data challenges and where new competitors are coming into the market to partner with and challenge traditional players like Oracle, Teradata, IBM, SAP and Microsoft.

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