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SAP finally joins the process mining fray

SAP has unveiled Process Insights, a new tool that leverages SAP’s wealth of enterprise data and recent acquisitions to help customers improve key business processes.

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SAP brings new tools and modularity to Rise

SAP has added HR and vertical industry support to its hosted S/4HANA offering, while furthering its forays into process intelligence and AI for expense auditing.

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SAP steps back from S/4HANA-on-Azure preference

Microsoft’s Azure will no longer be SAP’s preferred cloud platform — although SAP executives say the companies’ Embrace partnership remains strong.

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How government productivity efforts could affect New Zealand CIOs

Kiwi firms aren’t as productive as their peers abroad, but reforms around consumer data rights, skilled migration policy, and health technology might help.

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Zoho launches Qntrl to automate business processes

A new entrant to the business process management market, Zoho already holds much of the data mid-market enterprises may want to automate.

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VMware, Dell split to form independent firms

VMware and Dell say separating gives both companies financial flexibility but lets them continue to grow their technology-development partnership.

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With Viva, Microsoft aims to augment the employee experience

Microsoft wants employees to spend more time in its enterprise applications. Whether users will want to do so remains to be seen.

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ServiceNow bets on citizen developers in latest enterprise push

ServiceNow offers enterprises a platform on which to formalize the informal workplace processes eroded by the move to working from home.

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IFS launches cloud-native, containerized ERP

The ERP vendor’s IFS Cloud gives CIOs hosting flexibility, freedom from infrastructure management, and vertical options tailored to their industries.

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What CIOs can expect from IBM’s managed infrastructure spinoff

Later this year, IBM will spin out its managed infrastructure services operations, pitching for new business in fields such as cloud reversibility and data management.

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10 key Microsoft Ignite takeaways for CIOs

It’s barely five months since the last Ignite conference, but Microsoft still had a lot to share about innovations in AI, IoT, and communication.

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AWS customers and partners confident in CEO transition — for now

Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos tabbed longtime AWS CEO Andy Jassy to fill his shoes this summer. Here’s what tech leaders and partners have to say about the move.

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‘Rise with SAP’: SAP bets on migrating your ERP to its cloud

Christian Klein says SAP’s new business transformation as a service offering will reduce TCO. Users groups are skeptical given sketchy details.

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Patrick J. McGovern Foundation invests in AI for public good

Organization pledges $40 million for initiatives to help nonprofits and NGOs benefit from data science and to foster the responsible and inclusive use of data and AI.

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SolarWinds Trojan: Affected enterprises must use hot patches, isolate compromised gear

SolarWinds is recommending that customers hit by the Trojan embedded in a version of its Orion network-monitoring platform update to a new release of the software as Microsoft, Cisco, others weigh in.

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SolarWinds attack explained: And why it was so hard to detect

A group believed to be Russia's Cozy Bear gained access to government and other systems through a compromised update to SolarWinds' Orion software. Most organizations aren't prepared for this sort of software supply chain attack.

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Google services, apps hit by global outage

The company’s popular business apps and services, including Gmail, Docs, Workspace, Sheets and Meet were knocked offline for more than a half hour Monday morning.

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SAP rolls out RPA, low-code tools to help cut dev debt

At its annual developer conference, SAP rolled out not one but three new automation technologies, hoping to recruit citizen developers to its platform.

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With Hyperforce, Salesforce embraces the public cloud

Salesforce is letting CIOs choose where they run its software, easing compliance with data protection and data sovereignty laws.

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Salesforce scoops up team chat pioneer Slack for $27.7B

Slack’s popular business chat app will be integrated with Salesforce’s cloud tools, serving as the front end for its Customer 360 portfolio.

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