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Must-read Harvard Business Review Spotlight on Smart, Connected Products

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  • Written By: Ted Rohm
  • Published: December 18 2014
There have been few IT trends that have taken hold as quickly as the Internet of Things, or IoT. In this post, TEC's Ted Rohm takes a look at how a recent Harvard Business Review report on managing the Internet of Things sees this new technology trend, and tells us why the report is a "must-read" for the whole executive team.  Read More

Notes from SAP TechEd, Las Vegas

Senior ERP anlayst Aleksey Osintsev gives his impressions of the recent SAP TechEd developers conference. He recaps some of the announcements that were made, and delves into SAP's relationship with the cloud and the Internet of Things. Read More

Marabu Selects IFS Applications

German company Marabu has selected IFS Applications to modernize and streamline its operations. The company needed to replace its existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution as it could no longer be upgraded. Read More

Intuit Acquires Acrede Payroll

Accounting software provider Intuit has acquired Acrede, a UK company that provides cloud-based global payroll services to enterprise customers. Acrede’s technology should enable QuickBooks Online to offer a multi-country payroll from one single platform/codebase. Read More

Elysian Field Software to Bring HCM and FSM Support in the Cloud for Service Organizations

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  • Written By: Raluca Druta
  • Published: December 17 2014
Meet new software vendor Elysian Field Software, to be launched in the second quarter of 2015. Elysian is the outgrowth of the NetSuite VAR Epiphany, which since 2002 has been both selling/installing NetSuite ERP solutions plus developing HR and field service management solutions natively on the NetSuite platform. The new company will continue to cater to service organizations with its field service management and human resources lines in the cloud, with more products to follow in the near future.... Read More

Ramco Partners with TrustSphere for HCM Messaging Intelligence

Ramco Systems recently entered into a strategic partnership with TrustSphere, a pioneer in messaging intelligence for corporations. Ramco will integrate TrustSphere’s proprietary real-time analytics tools with its human capital management (HCM) suite for insight into contextual employee behavior without breaching privacy. Read More

Apple and IBM Mobile Alliance Bears First Fruits

Apple and IBM have delivered the first wave of the IBM MobileFirst for iOS solutions and cloud services. The Apple and IBM partnership marries IBM's strengths in enterprise analytics, security, and mobile with Apple's renowned design experience and coolness factor.  Read More

Analytics and R&D Take the Spotlight at KronosWorks 2014

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  • Written By: Raluca Druta
  • Published: December 12 2014
At KronosWorks 2014, the annual conference for HCM vendor Kronos, participants heard about Kronos' focus on analytics and R&D and enhancements to Kronos Workforce. TEC's Raluca Druta was there, and reports on the conference and the discussions the keynote presentations sparked among HR professionals.  Read More

OpenText Acquires Actuate BI

OpenText, a large provider of enterprise information management (EIM) solutions, is acquiring business intelligence (BI) and personalized analytics and insights software vendor Actuate Corporation for $330 million in cash (about a 90% premium on Actuate’s stock price). But it’s not a hefty price for such a low-risk acquisition. Read More

Descartes Acquires More Mobility

Descartes Systems Group recently acquired Airclic Inc., a provider of mobile solutions that help companies reduce the cost of delivering goods by automating traditional paper-based “last mile” logistics processes. Airclic's Perform platform provides configurable mobile technology and advanced electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions. Read More
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