Software

Microsoft Office 365: Lacking in Pre-Sales and Post-Sales Process

Delegates hear of upcoming enhancements to Microsoft Office 365 and areas still needing improvement

Sage Bolsters U.S. Presence with PayChoice Buy

Financial software giant Sage has bought U.S. payroll and HR services specialist as it looks to strengthen cloud offering

Report: Second Round of Microsoft Cuts Coming

Jobs to be cut across divisions at Microsoft, according to reports

IBM Makes Watson More Accessible, Productive

IBM is making its Watson cognitive computing platform more available to businesses of all sizes, with the intent of helping more companies tap the power of natural-language and predictive analytics. The program complements ongoing efforts to develop a Watson channel.

Security Services To Soar Thanks To Internet Of Things

Gartner predicts there will be 26 billion connected "things" by 2020 - many of which will need securing in a corporate setting

Is HP Turning to Acquisitions to Speed Growth?

Hewlett-Packard bought open-source software start-up Eucalyptus to bolster its cloud portfolio, marking its first acquisition since the disastrous Autonomy deal. Speculation persists that HP is actually gearing up for a major acquisition swing, including a bid for VMware, to expand its capabilities and open new revenue streams.

Business Analytics Spending Forecasted To Soar, Says IDC

Business analytics spending will rise by 14.7 percent according to IDC

Microsoft Rebranding Underpins Need to Polish Windows Image

Microsoft is reportedly rebranding its flagship operating system simply as Windows across all versions. By dropping the various extensions, Microsoft may be signaling that it needs to polish up the Windows brand.

Accellion Reveals New Partner Program, Hunts for Partners

Enterprise file sharing and collaboration software vendor Accellion claims its new global kiteworks program will help partners boost revenues

Channel Must Intensify Windows Server 2003 Migration Campaigns

Reseller urges channel to get customers clued up before it is too late

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May Mitchell president of marketing North America at Symantec

Vendor Q&A Series: May Mitchell, Symantec

The latest vendor exec. to sit in the Channelnomics hot seat is Symantec's marketing vice president for North America

Vendor Q&A Series: Joe Arnold, SwiftStack

The latest exec to sit in Channelnomics' hotseat is SwitStack's CEO Joe Arnold

Big change Coming for Microsoft Partner Network Competencies

5,000-word blog post unveils sweeping cloud-inspired changes to dozens of Microsoft competencies

Will Alibaba Get Third Wish As Profits Boom?

Market estimates Chinese etail giant Alibaba will be worth almost $200 billion ahead of its U.S, listing