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Enterprise Software News and Analysis for the Week of January 13, 2014.
Read all of this week's industry news on the TEC Blog.

  Google Acquires Smart, Connected Products Manufacturer Nest
Google + Nest

"This acquisition by Google likely foretells the future of the Internet of Things."
Ted Rohm, TEC Senior ERP Analyst

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  iQuoteXpress Launches Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution

"iQuoteXpress is extending its solution further onto the front end of the sales cycle."
Ted Rohm, TEC Senior ERP Analyst

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How much should you be paying your employees?

Seattle-based software vendor PayScale has a tool that evaluates salaries per industry, job type, geography, etc., and delivers this information to employers so they can determine a “fair” salary for their employees. TEC’s HCM analyst Raluca Druta explains how it works. Read the blog post.

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How much to pay your employees


SAP HANA Continues to Gain Ground

SAP HANA might not yet be the main platform of choice, but it is becoming a serious contender against data platform giants like Oracle and IBM. BI analyst Jorge García tracks the product’s recent developments. Read the blog post.


SAP HANA a serious
platform contender



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TEC’s Jorge García on SAP Radio

Looking for a crystal ball to help you predict what 2014 may bring for your business, your industry, your marketplace? SAP Radio has the next best thing—experts on the technologies, strategies, and trends that can help you grow and compete better this year and beyond. This episode includes insight from TEC's own Jorge García, along with Eric Siegel, Tim Minahan, and others. Tune in January 22 at 11 am (EST).

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What's in store for your business in 2014

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