• 10 Strategic Tech Trends For 2017: Gartner

    10 Strategic Tech Trends For 2017: Gartner

    Thousands of IT and business executives gathered in Orlando last week for this year's Gartner Symposium ITxpo.These are the big, broad trends Gartner thinks executives should keep in mind as they're making plans and building business strategies for the coming years.
  • Gartner's 10 Tech Predictions That Will Change IT

    Gartner's 10 Tech Predictions That Will Change IT

    During its recent Symposium ITXpo, Gartner released predictions on the future of technology for IT departments and users.One of the the reasons people go to the annual Gartner Symposium ITxpo is to hear Gartner analysts offer predictions for the future.
  • Gartner's 10 Tech Predictions That Will Change IT

    Gartner's 10 Tech Predictions That Will Change IT

    During its recent Symposium ITXpo, Gartner released predictions on the future of technology for IT departments and users.One of the the reasons people go to the annual Gartner Symposium ITxpo is to hear Gartner analysts offer predictions for the future.
  • Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner

    Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner

    IT leaders say their organizations are targeting more investment on the analytics piece of CRM lead management tools.That's according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for CRM Lead Management.
  • Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner

    Analytics Dominate CRM Lead Management Products: Gartner

    IT leaders say their organizations are targeting more investment on the analytics piece of CRM lead management tools.That's according to Gartner's most recent Magic Quadrant report for CRM Lead Management.
  • Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers

    Microsoft Launches Teams to Foil Office 365 Poachers

    It's trying to take that behemoth that's Microsoft and make it more responsive to the marketplace.The full gamut of Office tools is integrated into Teams, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneNote, Planner, Power BI and Delve.
  • Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds

    Smart Cities Can Get More Out Of IoT, Gartner Finds

    While many smart cities are using IoT for transportation issues, there's a host of other initiatives these urban centers should start to address with the technology.To that point, Gartner has predicted that many smart cities will start changing their key performance indicators (KPIs) in order to meet these goals.
  • Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail

    Amazon's Register-Free Grocery Shopping Could Disrupt Retail

    Customers use the Amazon Go app to enter the store, then pluck items off the shelves.Their purchases automatically are scanned and charged to their Amazon accounts, and receipts are sent to their smartphones.
  • Samsung's Note7 Post Mortem Turns Up 2 Problems

    Samsung's Note7 Post Mortem Turns Up 2 Problems

    That ramp-up increased pressure on production, which may have led to manufacturing problems.The suggestion that poor batter fit caused the overheating problems "indicates lack of understanding of the electrochemical effects of charging," said Werner Goertz, a research director at Gartner.
  • Top CRM Blogs of 2016: Countdown, Part 2

    Top CRM Blogs of 2016: Countdown, Part 2

    This year, the Top 10 CRM blogs are all repeat visitors from last year's list.Brian Carroll wrote all but five of this year's posts on B2B Roundtable, and he nailed just about every one of them.
  • FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT

    FTC's Lawsuit Should Make You Feel Very Insecure About the IoT

    The FTC's original purpose was to prevent unfair methods of competition in commerce as part of the battle to "bust the trusts.For example, D-Link's mobile devices since 2008 have displayed users' login credentials in clear readable text.
  • FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones

    FCC Head Champions FM Radio for Smartphones

    Ajit Pai, the new chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission, last week issued a call for activation of the FM chips in smartphones.Activating FM chips would enhance public safety, he said.
  • Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage

    Federal Agencies Turn to Software-Defined Data Storage

    The directive launched the Data Center Optimization Initiative to supersede and strengthen the federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative of 2010.Almost two-thirds of survey respondents said that their organizations had deployed software-defined solutions.
  • PCs Shine Again, but for How Long?

    PCs Shine Again, but for How Long?

    The excitement is emerging from both the technology driving PCs and the applications leveraging the processing power of PCs.With significantly lower price points, AMD also lowered the starting price for a well-equipped gaming PC to less than $2,000.
  • Is SaaS Slipping Into the Legacy App Abyss?

    Is SaaS Slipping Into the Legacy App Abyss?

    The good news is that the vast majority of the initial SaaS deployments have been successful, and most enterprises have added more SaaS solutions to support additional workers and reshape more business processes.First, enterprise customers tend to want to customize the off-the-shelf SaaS solutions to make them fit their existing operations.
  • New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market

    New Cybersecurity Policy Will Impact Federal IT Market

    The emphasis on "executive branch enterprise" is a clear statement of policy that cybersecurity protection now is considered a government-wide goal, versus isolated agency efforts.The executive order also links cyberprotection to the goal of moving faster to modernize federal IT operations in general.
  • Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management

    Biggest Obstacle to Business Success: Multicloud Management

    The worldwide public cloud services market will grow 18 percent this year from $209.3 private clouds to support 32 percent of workloads in public clouds and 43 percent in private clouds, the survey also found.
  • Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head

    Amazon's Alexa May Get Into Your Head

    Developers at Amazon's secret Lab 126 have been working on audio-only smart glass technology that would allow users to communicate with its virtual assistant Alexa, the Financial Times reported Wednesday.The smart glasses would connect wirelessly to users' smartphones and transfer communications through a bone-conduction audio system that would negate the need for headphones.