Author: Ted Rohm


Google Acquires Smart, Connected Products Manufacturer Nest

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  • Published: January 15 2014
Google has announced that it has entered into an agreement to buy smart device manufacturer Nest Labs for $3.2 billion (USD) in cash. Now the future of smart, connected products takes on an entirely new twist with Google strongly in the mix. Read More

iQuoteXpress Launches Version 6.0 of Its SaaS CPQ solution

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: January 13 2014
iQuoteXpress has launched the latest version of its software-as-a-service (SaaS) sales proposal, e-catalog, configuration, and reporting software. The latest version of iQuoteXpress has been extended with important new features for lead tracking and calendar/activity functionality. iQuoteXpress added these new features in response to in-depth market research and customer feedback Read More

Z-Wave Announces 1000th Certified Product

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: January 3 2014
The Z-Wave Alliance has announced its 1,000th Z-Wave certified product. The Z-Wave Alliance is an open consortium of leading global companies deploying Z-Wave technology, which is now the largest ecosystem for wireless control products and services. The milestone is a harbinger of things to come for smart connected devices in the Internet of Things. Read More

Oracle Buys Another Cloud—Responsys

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  • Published: December 23 2013
Responsys, Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Oracle. Responsys will join Oracle Eloqua in the Oracle Marketing Cloud. The addition of Responsys further extends Oracle’s Customer Experience Cloud, which already included commerce, sales, service, social and the Eloqua Marketing solution. Read More

Reports of SAP ByDesign’s Demise Greatly Exaggerated

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: December 16 2013
SAP announced the latest release of its midmarket cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP) suite, SAP Business ByDesign. Along with a number of feature and function updates, the latest version extends ByDesign by leveraging SAP HANA, mobile, and cloud technologies. The announcement shows that SAP is committed to support ByDesign and is moving the product aggressively to full enablement in the SAP Cloud. Read More

Dassault Systèmes to Acquire Realtime Technology

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  • Published: December 11 2013
Dassault Systèmes announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG. Dassault Systèmes, adds the high-end 3D visualization software from Tealtime Technology into its already impressive stable of solutions for 3D design, 3D digital mock-up, and product lifecycle management (PLM). With this purchase, Dassault Systèmes extends it product portfolio into high-end 3D realtime visualization.  Read More

Upland Software Announces Version 5.5 of EPM Live 5.5

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  • Published: December 3 2013
EPM Live version 5.5 has been announced by Upland Software. EPM Live is a cloud-based project and portfolio management (PPM) and collaboration solution built on Microsoft SharePoint. The enhancements are focused on the user experience in EPM Live and make an already intuitive and collaborative solution even better. Read More

Social ERP Emerges, Transforms the Way People Work (Part 2)

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  • Published: November 28 2013
In part one of this series, we looked at how and why social media capabilities are impacting enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. We looked at the benefits of social media in ERP, social capabilities and features, and also pointed out that user adoption and corporate governance must be considered when rolling out these tools. This second post provides an in-depth look at the different approaches major ERP vendors have taken to integrate social capabilities into their ERP systems and provides... Read More

Welltok CaféWell to Leverage IBM Watson for Consumer Health Management—Dave, Did You Eat Your Vegetables Today?

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  • Published: November 25 2013
Welltok, Inc., a provider of social health management solutions, announced a partnership with IBM to power its CaféWell product with IBM’s Watson. The unique solution will be called CaféWell Concierge, powered by IBM Watson. This collaborative solution leverages the unique capabilities of CaféWell, Welltok's flagship Health Optimization Platform and IBM's cognitive computing system, IBM Watson. Read More

SAP Introduces Work Patterns for Jam Social Software

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  • Published: November 21 2013
SAP has announced an innovative set of pre-built collaborative process or “work patterns” for its Jam social software. SAP is leading the industry by providing these pre-built work patterns for its customers that combine expertise, content, problem solving, and templates with application and underlying real-time data from the business system. The first pre-built patterns bring together SAP Jam Read More
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