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August 05, 2020 IBM Raises Price on Software Support; Shoves Customers Toward the Cloud

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

July 23, 2020 Organizations Report Higher Satisfaction When Switching to Software With an Info-Tech Award

Thinking about choosing a new software vendor but don't know where to start? Narrow down your shortlist by focusing on software that has received an Info-Tech Research Group award. New data from SoftwareReviews shows that organizations reported higher satisfaction when they switched to software that had received an Info-Tech award.

May 12, 2020 Board International Solution Marketplace Gets SOC Compliance: Prêt-à-Porter Solutions and Assured Security in the Cloud

Board International follows the trend of delivering solutions by opening a solution marketplace while strengthening customer trust by getting SOC-2 and SOC-3 certifications.

April 24, 2020 Satisfaction With Software Drops With COVID-19 Uncertainty

The impact of COVID-19, as it became a global pandemic in Q1 of 2020, has affected user sentiment toward software during a growing period of fear, uncertainty, and doubt. To analyze the impact, SoftwareReviews compared Satisfaction (willingness to recommend to a peer), ability to deliver Business Value (fair cost to value), and Likeliness to Renew prior to March 10 and post March 10.

January 28, 2020 ThoughtSpot Launches Atlas Marketplace: Lego Approach to Assembling Analytics Solutions

ThoughtSpot demonstrates a new approach for enabling customers to build analytics solutions: facilitate integration with other vendors rather than trying to build/sell its own components (e.g. database, data acquisition).

December 18, 2019 Tableau and AWS Expand Strategic Relationship to Bring Analytics in the Cloud Closer to Their Customers

Leading analytics player Tableau recently announced its new initiative – Modern Cloud Analytics (MCA) – which sees it partnering with Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) to make cloud-based analytics more achievable for their customers.

November 11, 2019 C3.ai Expands Its Portfolio of AI-Powered As-a-Service Solutions With C3 Energy Management

C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, announced in October 2019 the launch of Smart Institutions, an AI-powered, holistic energy-as-a-service software solution for universities, municipalities, corporate campuses, and hospitals.

October 29, 2019 Microsoft’s $1-Billion Deal With OpenAI: A Win-Win and Further Market Consolidation

Microsoft has invested $1 billion in OpenAI, which by the way is no longer “open.” Founded in 2015 by Elon Musk and Sam Altman, OpenAI recently restructured into a for-profit OpenAI LP so that it could commercialize its AI technologies and attract necessary funding. (Musk left the company a year prior.)

July 04, 2019 Salesforce Has Agreed to Acquire Tableau for the Share Equivalent Price of $15.7 Billion

Salesforce has agreed to acquire Tableau for the share equivalent price of $15.7 billion. Salesforce is the largest CRM platform and Tableau is the largest BI and analytics platform.

March 22, 2019 AI Continues to Fuel ERP Vendors’ Arms Race – Don’t Disregard This When Considering Your Next ERP Project

Artificial intelligence continues to fuel the arms race among ERP vendors. Last week Oracle announced that it has extended the AI (machine learning, to be more precise) capabilities within ERP Cloud and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) Cloud products.

March 11, 2019 Tableau Has Introduced a Revolutionary Way to Enable Self-Serve Reporting

Tableau 2019.1 includes a great new feature, which enables users to type “standard” English to query your data. It leverages a specific sub discipline of AI called Natural Language Processing.

October 18, 2018 Information Overload: Management’s Burden

It seems that we have become very skilled at generating information but less proficient at managing it. The desire or need to gather as much information as possible must be met with the ability to ask the right questions. Getting to the bigger picture faster should not only help with decision making for IT managers but also alleviate some of the stress associated with employees receiving so much information.

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