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Why capturing enterprise software requirements is so difficult

Gathering requirements is simple: just ask the users what they want. However, experience shows this fails dismally. In this article, we look at why gathering requirements is so hard, and what can be done about it.

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Microsoft gets an earful as Office for Mac 2016 users amp ire over crashes

Users of Microsoft's Office for Mac 2016 who upgraded to OS X 10.11, aka El Capitan, have become increasingly frustrated by repeated crashes of the Office apps.

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Microsoft: Go old-school to lock down Office from changes

Microsoft has told business looking to lock down Office 2016 so they don't receive constant changes to purchase old-school perpetual licenses rather than subscribe to Office 365.

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Zendesk tool taps machine learning to nip customer-service problems in the bud

Machine learning has been making its way into a growing range of enterprise software in recent months, and on Wednesday Zendesk provided a fresh example: Satisfaction Prediction, a new tool designed to help companies catch potential...

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Amazon launches QuickSight business intelligence service

Amazon threw its hat into the business intelligence ring Wednesday with a service called QuickSight, provided through its Amazon Web Services division.

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Microsoft expands FastTrack service to aid Office 365 migration for businesses

Microsoft now lets anyone with a major Office 365 ProPlus subscription get access to its migration services all the time.

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IPsoft's 'Amelia' virtual assistant just got a whole lot more human

Amelia on Wednesday graduated to version 2.0, bringing the technology another step closer to passing the Turing test, maker IPsoft said.

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Microsoft acknowledges Office 2016-El Capitan crashes but lacks ETA for fix

Microsoft has acknowledged that Office for Mac 2016 users are encountering frequent crashes and implied that it's working on a fix, but offered no timetable for when it will be delivered.

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Microsoft slashes value of Office 2016 upgrade offer

Customers who purchase a copy of Office 2013 (Windows) or Office 2011 (OS X) between Aug. 22 and Dec. 31 2015 will be eligible for a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal or a $40 discount on a perpetual license of a...

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How to do software rationalization right

Use software rationalization to prevent the cost of maintaining existing applications from stifling strategic software initiatives.

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Google for Work thriving by dumping the ‘enterprise’

Google for Work is celebrating the first anniversary of its name change from Google Enterprise. The division’s leader says machine learning, virtual reality and connected devices will make work tools even smarter.

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10 things enterprise software developers can learn from game designers

Most of us use enterprise software day-to-day at work, and use an iPad or Android tablet for work or pleasure. Here are 10 things that enterprise software companies should take to heart when developing business applications.

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Microsoft offers new way to laud your co-workers with Delve Web app

Delve, one of the key parts of the future of Microsoft's office suite, gained a new way to allow users to praise their co-workers.

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Microsoft stays in the on-premises email server game with launch of Exchange 2016

Microsoft launched the 2016 edition of its Exchange Server software on Thursday morning.

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With iPad Pro, Apple pushes further into the enterprise

After forging alliances with IBM and Cisco and unveiling a business-ready 12.9-in. tablet, Apple appears to be poised to make serious inroads into the corporate market.

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Asana moves beyond simple task management with new update

Asana, the popular task management system, announced a whole suite of new updates Wednesday morning designed to enhance the experience of using its products.

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Many SAP users are still skeptical about S/4Hana and cloud ERP

SAP placed a big bet on S/4Hana when it launched the new enterprise suite earlier this year, but users aren't so sure it's the technology they're looking for.

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OneDrive for Business gets new tools to compete in crowded cloud storage market

Microsoft announced a suite of new updates to OneDrive for Business on Wednesday.

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