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Microsoft Ignite showcases first Project Cortex AI tool for SharePoint

Civil engineering firm Mott McDonald has been testing SharePoint Syntex, the first product to come out of Microsoft’s Project Cortex proving ground for AI-based content management tools.

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Bye-bye MCSA: What Microsoft’s massive certification shakeup means to your IT career

Microsoft is shifting to role-based credentials centered on the cloud, and is retiring its MCSA, MCSE, MCSD, and on-premises, technology-based certifications. Here’s what you need to know.

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Wipro to run its business on SAP in Google’s cloud

The Indian IT services giant is accelerating its move to S/4HANA as it prepares to migrate workloads to the cloud

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SAP CEO outlines new directions at Sapphire Now

Christian Klein, sole CEO since April, emphasized sustainability and an ambition to provide more industry-specific solutions at its flagship virtual event.

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IBM adds AI-fueled forecasting to Planning Analytics platform

The addition to the Planning Analytics portfolio gives SMBs and business units in the enterprise an on-ramp to integrated, AI-powered planning and forecasting without relying on IT support.

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Episode 3: Learn how to build a killer LinkedIn profile

Podcast Episode 3: Listen now as author and resume expert Brenda Bernstein helps you develop and perfect your personal brand on LinkedIn.

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Oracle takes aim at workforce analytics with new HCM offering

Oracle Analytics for Cloud HCM offers self-service analytics capabilities to HR executives, analysts, and line-of-business leaders.

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IBM retrains Watson AI for IT operations

IBM is relying on technology from its Red Hat acquisition to deploy a new AIOps tool and help it deliver new edge-of-cloud computing services to support 5G networks

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Review: 5 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Cisco Webex, Microsoft Teams, GoToMeeting, and Google Meet in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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SAP drops co-CEO, lowers revenue forecast in face of COVID-19 pandemic

In what could be a bellwether for the tech industry, SAP dials down forecasts while offering delays or financing on payments for budget-constrained CIOs.

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How PetSmart IT grooms the customer experience

Mike Goodwin, CIO, discusses how a new product management model is key to streamlining the "pet parent's" customer experience.

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How Salesforce certifications can boost your career (and where to start)

Salesforce has created an ecosystem of products and services beyond its core CRM tool, building a huge demand for knowledgeable Salesforce professionals who bring skills with industry-specific extensions and business-aligned apps.

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IBM puts Power Systems in SAP’s cloud

SAP and IBM offer a new (certified) home for big databases in SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud.

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Oracle unleashes cloud-based data science platform

The database giant is leveraging assets from its acquisition of DataScience.com to deliver a new enterprise-grade, cloud-based data science platform focused on collaboration.

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4 lessons from the Hertz vs. Accenture IT disaster

A tremendous amount of information and specific insight can be gleaned by analyzing projects gone wrong. Here are four lessons IT leaders can apply to any outsourcing agreement.

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SAP promises to support S/4HANA through 2040

The ERP vendor seeks to entice upgrades to its latest platform as it also announces there will be no support for Business Suite 7 beyond 2030.

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IBM blockchain automates contract labor processes

IBM has leveraged blockchain to resolve discrepancies in its contingent labor contracts. If its global rollout goes well, the tech could soon be available as an product for invoice reconciliation.

Google offers IBM AS/400 apps new home in its cloud

Search giant follows Microsoft in offering route to legacy workload modernization via new Power Systems service in Google Cloud Platform.

Not dead yet: Windows Server 2008 users have options

With support for Windows Server 2008 ending, there’s still time to examine alternatives to upgrading.

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IBM quantum computing network adds new Fortune 100 explorers

More businesses are experimenting with quantum computing via IBM’s Q Network, including Delta, Anthem, Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo.

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