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Unit4 adopts new pricing strategy

The main news from the Unit4 Connect Ambassadors 2019 was around a change in pricing strategy. Mike Ettling, CEO is already having an impact on how the organisation is approaching the...
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Retailers say business model needs to change for them to remain relevant

Research launched at the World Retail Congress suggests retailers are struggling to cope with the pace of evolution in the industry. Seventy-six percent of the world's leading retailers say their model...
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Elastic Path adds new tools to power B2B commerce

Elastic Path, a Canadian based provider of enterprise API commerce solutions, has added key technical new tools to support B2B organisations. New tools include expanded account management capabilities, quick and bulk...
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SAP HANA for the masses?

SAP co-founder and board member Hasso Plattner provided the final keynote speech at the Sapphire Now event in Orlando, Florida. Plattner proclaimed SAP HANA as the “foundation of the Intelligent Enterprise.”...
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Embracing the cloud

SAP has announced project “Embrace”. A collaboration programme with Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud as well as global strategic service partners (GSSPs). The company says “Embrace” puts the customer’s...
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FinancialForce springs forward its PSA

FinancialForce has announced the latest generation of their ERP and PSA solutions at its annual user conference Community Live Spring 19. This is a huge step forward for a company that...
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SAP putting the customer experience jigsaw puzzle together

SAP SE announced new features for its SAP C/4HANA suite of leading customer experience (CX) solutions. The features are designed to help businesses and organisations establish more personalised relationships. The latest cloud...
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University selects Oracle cloud ERP

Oracle has announced that the University of Worcester has decided to migrate it’s financial systems to Oracle ERP Cloud. The University has engaged Namos Solutions, a platinum level Oracle partner to...
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Is FinancialForce accelerating again?

At Community Live, Tod Nielsen, President and CEO opened the conference with a review of the year to an audience of around 600 customers, prospects and partners. Things appear to be...
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Infor wins success in Bahrain

Infor has announced that Mazad B.S.C. has selected several products from the Infor portfolio to help it manage various government assets. Mazad B.S.C, is an unusual company. Set up in 2017...

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Salesforce Ventures refills funding bucket in Europe with $125

At Salesforce World Tour, London today Paul Smith EVP & GM UK announced a new $125 million Salesforce Ventures fund to invest in European cloud based...
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Natero acquisition slots into Freshworks

Freshworks has announced the acquisition of customer success platform vendor Natero for an undisclosed amount. The customer success technology dovetails neatly into the marketing,...
Dragonchain

Dragonchain patent for blockchain loyalty system

Dragonchain has received a USPTO patent for a blockchain loyalty system which tracks and monetises time. The product described in the filing corresponds to the...
BanQu

BanQu signs up RSM Spain for supply chain transparency

BanQu, a for-profit/for-purpose blockchain-as-a-service software company, has secured a strategic partnership with RSM Spain, the Spanish member firm of RSM International. The latter is...
CloudBees

CloudBees scores US$10 million from HSBC

Enterprise DevOps vendor, CloudBees, has received a US$10 million investment from global banking giant HSBC. This is the latest significant investment in CloudBees who...
Immense Solutions secures $4.6 million in funding

Immense Solutions secures $4.6 million in funding

Intelligent mobility software provider, Immense Solutions, has raised US$4.6 million in a series A funding round. The funding round was led by Amadeus Capital...
Apache Kafka

Kai Waehner explains why you need Kafka

The Apache Kafka summit was held in London last week. Kafka was originally designed to solve the problem of high volume and throughput at...

Calastone’s blockchain-based DMI goes live

Calastone has gone live with its blockchain Distributed Market Infrastructure (DMI). The technology underpinning Calastone's network has migrated to a blockchain-enabled market infrastructure. This...
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HPE buys Cray for $1.3 billion

Supercomputer stalwart, Cray Inc, has been bought by Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The offer of £35 per share values Cray at $1.3 billion and...
Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF is growing so fast

Alexis Richardson on why the CNCF is growing so fast

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is holding its annual European conference in Barcelona this week. Alongside the CNCF conference is KubeCon, a project that...
FLETA

FLETA testnet claims 15,000 TPS

FLETA, a Korean blockchain platform, is aiming to create a sustainable DApp ecosystem. It has announced the release of its beta testnet with its...

Marconi adds Diffie and launches its Mainnet for scaling complex networks

Marconi, creator of a networking and blockchain protocol using programmable packets, has launched its Mainnet platform. This multi-cloud application platform provides ways to build...

Calculating number of workdays between two dates where weekends are not Saturday and Sunday

A recent tip of mine showed how to calculate the number of working days there are between two dates. Also where there are bank...
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VMware report says digital employee experience is linked with company growth

VMware Inc, shared results of a global survey of employees, human resources (HR) professionals, and information technology (IT) decision makers. The survey reviewed attitudes...