• Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud

    Rethinking Business Process Reengineering in the Cloud

    Those ideas became known as "business process reengineering.Forty-seven percent wanted to increase data visibility across the business, and 42 percent were working toward automation of their business processes.
  • Samsung Down, Galaxy Note7 Out

    Samsung Down, Galaxy Note7 Out

    Shares of Samsung Electronics fell sharply on Tuesday after the company confirmed reports that it had halted production of its flagship Galaxy Note7 smartphone, just launched this summer.The CPSC will continue its active investigation into the reports of phones "overheating and burning in multiple states," said Chairman Elliot Kaye, who praised Samsung, along with retailers and carriers, for suspending Note7 sales and replacements.
  • DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

    DoL Suit Highlights Asian Glass Ceiling in Tech

    The firm had in place a four-phase process in which Asian applicants regularly were eliminated during resume screening and telephone interviewing sessions, according to the DoL.The firm hired six non-Asian applicants and one Asian.
  • Bring Back the CIO

    Bring Back the CIO

    As cloud software has become easier to deploy, one of the selling points often touted is that it can be implemented without assistance from IT.The average enterprise-level company used 935 cloud applications as of this June, according to a study conducted by cloud security vendor Netskope.
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Assembly Lines Grind to Halt

    Samsung's Galaxy Note7 Assembly Lines Grind to Halt

    One began crackling and smoking on board a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the evacuation of the flight.Sprint "is halting sales of replacement Note7 devices pending the conclusion of the investigation by the [CPSC]," said company spokesperson Michelle Mermelstein.
  • Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution

    Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping, Child Prostitution

    The court appearance came a day after Ferrer's arrest in Houston.From January 2013 to March 2015, 99 percent of the company's revenue came from escort ads, based on the California investigation.
  • Newsweek Joins Growing Club of Possible Russian Cyberattack Targets

    Newsweek Joins Growing Club of Possible Russian Cyberattack Targets

    The news magazine sustained a massive DDoS attack the day after it published a cover story about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's business activities in the late 1990s.The New York Times this summer was hit by an attack on its Moscow bureau.
  • Who's Riding the New TV Wave?

    Who's Riding the New TV Wave?

    There is a generational shift occurring in the television industry.If cable TV is facing extinction, what is taking its place?
  • Dreamforce's Einstein: First Shot in New Sales Tech Arms Race?

    Dreamforce's Einstein: First Shot in New Sales Tech Arms Race?

    The trend toward machine learning is not coming from the imagination of marketing departments, but rather from the confluence of several long-running threads of research.Salesforce presented an example of Einstein surfacing a high-scoring prospect and alerting a sales person about it.
  • US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

    US Launches IT Contract to Spur Cybersecurity Purchases

    government plans to initiate an updated contracting vehicle for the acquisition of cybersecurity information technologies for federal agencies this month.The purpose of the program is to make it easier and more efficient for federal agencies to obtain cyberprotection services.
  • Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies

    Amazon Cracks Down on Review Freebies

    The updated community guidelines provide a limited exception for reviews generated through the Amazon Vine program, which provides strict guidelines that are designed to ensure the integrity of the product review process.The new policy does not apply to books, which may be provided free for review, noted Chew.
  • Salesforce Commerce Cloud Hits the Streets

    Salesforce Commerce Cloud Hits the Streets

    It's built on technology from Demandware; Salesforce completed its acquisition of the company this summer.Brands and retailers can unify engagements over any channel or device by leveraging Salesforce's sales, service, marketing, communities, analytics, IoT and platform solutions.
  • Report: Apple Shares Unencrypted iMessage Metadata With Cops

    Report: Apple Shares Unencrypted iMessage Metadata With Cops

    The company for months has insisted that it would not share data that would jeopardize the privacy and trust of its millions of customers.Investigators have requested and used iMessage data, the agency confirmed to the E-Commerce Times.
  • Salesforce Ponies Up $340M for Krux Data Management

    Salesforce Ponies Up $340M for Krux Data Management

    4 million and six million shares of common stock to consummate the deal, according to documentation filed with the U.Further, Krux will feed Salesforce's new artificial intelligence system, Einstein, with billions of new signals, providing corporations with more data about their users.
  • Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace

    Facebook Cuts Ribbon on New Online Marketplace

    If you're interested in an item, you can let a seller know by sending a direct message via Marketplace.After that, you're on your own.
  • Google Plugs More AI Into G Suite Office Apps

    Google Plugs More AI Into G Suite Office Apps

    Explore in Google Docs, another new G Suite feature, uses machine intelligence to make automatic recommendations of related topics to look up, images to insert, and additional content to discover.There's "nothing completely new about G Suite that would require additional training," Lepofsky noted.
  • Trump Hauls Out Google Conspiracy Theory for Another Airing

    Trump Hauls Out Google Conspiracy Theory for Another Airing

    The allegation echoes a conspiracy theory that surfaced after Clinton clinched the Democratic nomination earlier this year.In brief, it accuses Google of meddling with its autocomplete algorithm to prevent negative results from turning up in response to searches of Hillary Clinton's name.
  • What to Expect at Dreamforce 16

    What to Expect at Dreamforce 16

    Something tells me that if Salesforce already leaked news about its new AI product, Einstein, that it might not be the biggest news that will emerge from Dreamforce next week.However, I also think Einstein will be involved in whatever is the big takeaway.
  • Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm

    Garden-Variety Cybercrooks Breached Yahoo, Says Security Firm

    The hackers who stole the data of hundreds of millions of Yahoo users two years ago were two cybercriminal gangs, InfoArmor reported Wednesday.The hackers took data from about 1 billion Yahoo users, based on InfoArmor's analysis of several high-profile breaches of files containing Yahoo and other accounts, Komarov said.
  • Apple Steers Its Car Project All Over the Map

    Apple Steers Its Car Project All Over the Map

    The company is pursuing its own strategy of autonomous vehicle technology, Bruce said, confirming earlier reports that its focus was on adding autonomous safety features to its line of performance cars.Such a tie-up could make sense for Apple, given its history of failed negotiations and its desire to kick-start its car development project to catch up with rivals Tesla and Google, among others.