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News from week beginning 23rd November

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#News from week beginning 23rd November includes a product update from @DronaHQ and #acquisitions by @Aptean and @SugarCRM
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Is Unit4 about to IPO via a SPAC?

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Bloomberg (registration may be required) has reported that Advent is reviving its plans to sell Unit4 NV after interest from a blank-check company. Its sources said that the company could be...
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FreshBooks ties up with Barclaycard

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FreshBooks is renewing its focus on the UK market. It has partnered with Barclays to provide joint solutions to small businesses. The first issues they are focusing on are invoicing and...
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Sage teams up with ACCA to help newly qualified accountants

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Sage has partnered with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) to provide support and advice to newly qualified accountants. It has pledged £2.9 million to help practices starting up through...
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Is Salesforce about to buy Slack?

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The Wall Street Journal has reported that Salesforce has made a bid to acquire Slack, the workplace messaging app. Reuters also covered the story citing sources “familiar with the matter”. Shares in...
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A conversation with SDWorx

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SDWorx is one of the most significant HR and Payroll companies in Europe. It has been in existence for around 75 years, has more than 4,500 employees and in 2019 has...
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Doornbos takes on new mission for Aprika

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Aprika Business Solutions is hoping to become a new force for Project Management and PSA software with the appointment of Trevor Doornbos as Sales Director. Doornbos joins from the Thornbush Group...
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Is ConnectWise building an ITSM or security company?

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ConnectWise recently announced the acquisition of Perch Security and Stratozen to strengthen its security portfolio. Enterprise Times spoke to Jeff Bishop, Chief Product Officer and Brian Downey, Vice President of Security...
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TechnologyOne targets UK market for expansion after 2020 growth

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TechnologyOne has revealed its full-year 2020 results as it continues its transition from a legacy on-premise software vendor to a cloud vendor. Progress is good with SaaS revenue up 32% to...
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Are you self-sabotaging your online security?

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As people work through another lockdown, it seems that a quarter of people are self-sabotaging their online security. That claim comes from research carried out by identity security company, SailPoint. The...

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Crayon continues expansion with acquisition of Sensa

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Crayon has announced its agreement to purchase Managed Services company Sensa. The deal will cost Crayon ISK 3.25bn (£18.93 million). The purchase price will...
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Salesforce goes public with Hyperforce

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Salesforce is to make its platform available on “major” public clouds. The new architecture is called Salesforce Hyperforce. All Salesforce applications are available in...
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Research finds only 37% of organisations have the skills and technology to keep pace...

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MuleSoft has announced the findings of The State of Business and IT Innovation report. The company commissioned the global survey of 1,739 line of...
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Abintegro joins The Access Group People division

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The Access Group is to acquire Abintegro Limited. Headquartered in London, Abintegro provides customers with an easy to use career solution that helps improve...
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Salesforce hits triple of Slack, Results and Dreamforce

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While the big announcement was its acquisition of Slack, Salesforce also issued yet another strong set of results for Q3 2020. Later today Marc...
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Salesforce takes up Slack for $27.7 billion

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Salesforce finally confirmed the rumours as it announced that it had reached an agreement to buy Slack for a total value of $27.7 billion....
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Finmail Mailbox for sending digital currency by email

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Securechain, a Copenhagen-based fintech products and digital payment solutions startup has launched Finmail Mailbox. Finmail Mailbox integrates both email and a digital currency payment...
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Uswitch report reveals the world’s biggest data breaches

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A new report by Uswitch has revealed which countries have been the worst hit by data breaches. The report also highlights the worst cases...
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Cyber researchers uncover end-to-end cyber-biological attack

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An end-to-end cyber-biological attack has been uncovered by cyber researchers at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Using malware, a cybercriminal could use change...
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SMB’s cyber reliance damaged by lack of IT expertise

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A lack of IT expertise is damaging the cyber resilience of SMB’s. Worryingly, around 25% of small businesses are spending less on cyber resilience....
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SMEs failing security assessments by not protecting home networks

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SMEs are at risk of failing security assessments by not protecting the home networks of their employees. That claims from cybersecurity and IT Managed...
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Charles Brett’s Blockchain Catch-up Week 46 (to w/e 27th November)

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This is a Charles Brett's start-of-the-week Enterprise Times ‘blockchain catch-up’ for Week 46. Necessarily it is idiosyncratic and selective. It is not intended to be...
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UK police forces using cloud for data storage

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47% of UK police forces currently use a hybrid-cloud model to access and store data. The details emerged from a survey of UK police...
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Nectar360 partners with CitrusAd to launch retail media platform to brands

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Nectar360, part of the Sainsbury's business, is working with CitrusAd to launch a retail media platform. The solution enables brands and ad agencies to launch targeted sponsored...