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5 Ways Benefits Management Can Improve the Employee Experience

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When you think about streamlining business processes, what comes to mind?

Better collaboration between sales and marketing? Better alignment between legal and research and development?

There’s no doubt there’s a lot that can be improved to facilitate better communication, collaboration and analysis within the business environment. But one area that seems to get overlooked is human resources and benefits.

2013: The Year of Mass Cloud Computing Extinctions

Information Management, 2013: The Year of Mass Cloud Computing ExtinctionsCloud computing provides tremendous value for businesses of all types. But as we can see from the number of products that shut down in 2013, it isn't all a silver lining. 

Q4 Planning: Top Customer Experience, Social Business Conferences & Events (4-Dec-13)

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How Can Companies Manage Information Risk?

info risk.pngClouds, in nature as in computing, are big, amorphous and hard to pin down. In this age of cloud computing and other vulnerabilities, how can companies best get a handle on their information risk? A new report aims to find out. 

The report, “Information Risk: Managing digital assets in a new technology landscape” from The Economist Intelligence Unit, finds "information is now big, borderless and beyond the control of individual companies.” Clouds are only one contributor, complementing risks from collaboration, data sharing, supply chain integration and outsourcing.

MetaVis Bridges Governance Gaps in Office 365, SharePoint Online

MetaVis just unveiled new capabilities for Office 365 and SharePoint Online that will provide users with tighter administration and governance of their cloud-based content. According to MetaVis, the capabilities fill important holes in Office 365 environments by offering views of everything that happens to content inside those environments.

Google Targets Amazon, IBM, Microsoft with Broader Cloud Platform

After more than a year in preview, Google has finally made its Google Compute Engine (GCE) Generally Available (GA). The GA release also comes with a 10 percent price cut for standard instances and a guaranteed uptime of 99.95 percent.

The announcement, which appears in a blog post by Ari Balogh, vice president of storage infrastructure products at Google, pits Google against the likes of Amazon, IBM and Microsoft for a share of the public cloud computing market.

StrikeIron Launches Public API Management Service

API Management Firm StrikeIron Launches Public IronCloud ServiceStrikeIron, one of the only stand alone API management companies after a recent string of acquisitions in the industry, has launched a public version of its IronCloud API creation and hosting service.

A tidal wave of mobile device use is proof of our digital connections. Mobile apps, the web and social media are all cross connecting people and companies in new and novel ways.

Breaking Bad Habits in IT: Avoid the Suite Trap

It’s time to break some bad habits. Fifteen years ago, CIOs bought into expensive technology suites that offered a “one stop shop” for every digital project on their agenda. These suites consolidated a range of applications into one package, offered by a large vendor like Oracle, SAP or IBM. But these “one stop shops” proved to be a bad investment. Individual applications rolled into suites became old news, and CIOs found themselves locked into their investments while companies like Salesforce.com and Workday took a majority of the market share away from applications in suites.

And now history is repeating itself ...

Ignoring the Cloud Costs Money, Ignoring Big Data Could Cost You Your Business

Ignoring the Cloud Costs Money, Ignoring Big Data Could Cost You Your BusinessData silos days are numbered. Businesses that organize around products or business functions and not data will disappear. 

Is a Turnaround in Sight for HP?

Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman may have managed to turn the fortunes of the struggling information technology giant around. The company's share prices climbed as much as 7 percent  in after hours trading on the strength of fourth quarter financial results that beat analysts’ expectations. Have corporate appetites for hardware and networking products returned?

Q4 Planning: Top Customer Experience, Social Business Conferences & Events (27-Nov-13)

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What Enterprise Content Management Technologies Do Manufacturing Companies Use?

Manufacturing and “heavy industry” have much in common with respect to their enterprise content management (ECM) habits, and comparing your own organization against a wider peer group may help get you out of the status quo rut you may be in.

Who Coined the Term 'Enterprise Data Hub' and Does It Matter?

Information Management, Who Coined the Term 'Enterprise Data Hub' and Does It Matter?“That’s not fair, it was my idea first ..." Anyone who has kids has heard that line before, and it seems that some people don’t grow out of it.

Now granted, sometimes there are good reasons for these arguments and accusations. Apple says Samsung "slavishly" copied the iPhone and iPad in its Galaxy line of mobile phones and tablet, and the courts agree that its claim has merit. And the so-called Rockstar consortium, made up of Microsoft, Apple, Sony and others, is suing Google over patents.

Workday Challenges Oracle As Yahoo Co-Founder Joins Board

Enterprise cloud application builder Workday announced third-quarter financial predictions late last night that wildly surpassed Wall Street estimates. Both Oracle and SAP must be watching this company's growth with alarm, particularly because the company just announced Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang has joined its board.

Metalogix Makes Cloudy Move ... Who's Next?

Metalogix's decision this month to deliver the Metalogix Total Email Management and Migration solution for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud signifies another effort from a software vendor to put stock into the cloud.

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