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A Semi-open Source Vendor Discusses Market Trends


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vista microsoft window  ERP product ( Epicor Vista or Epicor Vantage ). And still, a month does not go by where xTuple does not face competition from some obscure product it has never heard of before. On the other hand, the free PostBooks product, which is quite light on the manufacturing side, will compete directly with open source brethren like Compiere , OpenBravo , ERP5 , Open for Business (OFbiz) , and with likes of QuickBooks and Sage Peachtree . Of the above products, the vendor touts xTuple ERP as the best combination Read More

Microsoft Takes A Shot at the Business Intelligence Market


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U.S. vs. Microsoft: Another Day of Reckoning


Settlement talks between the U.S. Department of Justice and Microsoft broke down, leading to a historic ruling against the software giant. A breakup of Microsoft is looking more likely.

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Microsoft Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014


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vista microsoft window  Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014 At the Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference, Microsoft Dynamics showcased its chosen global and top-of-the range enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform— Microsoft Dynamics AX (see TEC’s article ). The previewed Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 release is expected to be available May 1st, 2014. In tune with the “One Microsoft” strategy, the upcoming ERP release was touted as a significant step for the entire industry toward the future of ERP, Read More

Microsoft Azure Gets into Big Data and IoT


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Microsoft Adopts International Cloud Privacy Standard


Microsoft is the first major cloud provider to adopt the first international cloud privacy standard, developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Independent auditors recently verified that Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online, and Intune align to ISO/IEC 27018, which provides a uniform, international approach to protecting personally identifiable information (PII) in the cloud.

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Microsoft Overhauls Power BI


Microsoft recently previewed its new version of Power BI. The new cloud business intelligence (BI) software version includes major enhancements, and has major implications for the market.

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