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New Microsoft beta lets workers build their own apps without coding

Microsoft announced Friday that it's opening up its PowerApps app creation service to the world, after a private beta period that began last year.

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The post-acquisition blues

The company calls in our manager to take a look around at a small software company it’s acquiring — after the deal has been signed.


What kind of ERP solution do you seek, Mr. Right or Mr. Right Now?

When evaluating a new ERP system, companies have a hard choice to make. Do you they want something that can satisfy their needs best right now or are they looking for solutions that will grow with them long term and meet needs that...

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Why marketing technology will make or break careers

Datorama CSO, Katrin Ribant, discusses the importance of marketing technology (MarTech) and its impact on the modern-day marketer. As today's MarTech environment is exceedingly complex, Ribant posits that understanding, or choosing...

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New Azure tool helps IT tame SaaS apps

Microsoft Cloud App Security reveals shadow IT and authorized cloud app usage, along with security controls to manage access

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Quicken aims to restore glory days

The newly-independent Quicken hopes to reverse years of neglect by its former parent Intuit, CEO Eric Dunn said.

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How the cloud is transforming HR

Cloud computing promises benefits in numerous functional areas, but in few has the impact been felt as keenly as in human resources.

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‘Unicorn’ Domo unveils new business analytics cloud features, more funding

Utah-based company Domo has raised $590 million to build an analytics dashboard.

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Microsoft's Power BI hits 5M subscribers, adds deeper Excel integration

Microsoft's cloud-based business intelligence service is celebrating a major user growth milestone with a handful of new features, including the ability to easily import data from an Excel spreadsheet and turn it into live-updating...

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6 secrets to mastering Slack

Smarter communication isn’t magic. But with these tips, it’ll be hard to tell the difference

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Lyft, GM start short-term car rental program, aim for self-driving car network

The new Express Drive short-term rental program will rent cars starting at $99 to Lyft drivers, a price that includes insurance and maintenance.

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Microsoft's next Dynamics ERP suite is live on Azure

Microsoft released the next version of its Dynamics AX enterprise resource planning software on Tuesday, giving companies an easy path to run their businesses completely in the cloud.

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Cisco acquires search company

Synata will bolster encrypted search in Cisco Spark collaboration app

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Dropbox has half a billion users, but it needs more paying businesses

Dropbox reached a new user milestone on Monday, with 500 million registered accounts. But it remains to be seen whether that will lead to a healthy business.

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Enterprise ERP reaches for the cloud

Benefits outweigh risks for big companies seeking flexibility, scalability.

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Google teams up with Intuit and others to offer new types of Docs templates

Google is turning to a group of partners to create new templates for its Google Docs productivity suite to help users create book reports, lesson plans, business budgets and startup pitch decks.

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New Office 365 profiles help people get to know their coworkers

On Tuesday, Microsoft unveiled a new profile page for Office 365 users aimed at making it easier for people to collaborate at work.

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Nice SaaS, Amazon Web Services tells Italian software developer

Amazon Web Services has agreed to buy Nice, an Italian vendor of high-performance computing software and services to extend its as-a-service offering.

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