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Robots, Robots Everywhere

In fairly short order, robots have begun taking over in the corporate world. Don’t be alarmed. This is nothing like the feared “singularity,” that prophesied (if dubious) moment when machines become smarter than humans and then, to prove it, commence wiping us out. But robots are indeed infiltrating finance departments, some other functions, and operational areas in a number of industries. For the most...

How Companies Are Developing More Apps With Fewer Developers

A fast-growing technology helps fill a tech skills gap. Tried to hire software developers lately? Then you know how tough (and expensive) it can be. The yawning gap in tech skills has gone on for so long that it’s creating some surprising shifts in supply and demand. The most ferocious appetite for software development talent, for instance, is no longer in Silicon Valley. And now, in many companies, developer...

Security-Software Picks for the Rest of 2016

Wells Fargo Securities Over the last few weeks, we compiled our notes from calendar-second-quarter earnings for the pure-play companies in the cyber security space. By doing this exercise, we feel we are able to gain better insights into broader trends in the sector and obtain a cleaner view on companies that are executing well and/or seeing an inflection in trends. To summarize, it was a relatively mixed quarter...

Back to Basics: 4 Simple Changes That Will Transform Your B2B Website Ranking

Do you offer services to other businesses in your area? Maybe you’re an Accountant, a Printer or a Training Company. If you do then I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you that it’s competitive out there. And that means that if you want a consistent flow of new inquiries coming into your business then one thing you need to be sure of is a high ranking website. But what exactly does it take to have a high...

Rimini Street Statement on Oracle v. Rimini Street

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rimini Street, Inc., the leading global provider of independent enterprise software support services for SAP SE’s (NYSE:SAP) Business Suite, BusinessObjects and HANA Database software and Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE:ORCL) Siebel, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, E-Business Suite, Oracle Database, Oracle Middleware, Hyperion, Oracle Retail, Oracle Agile PLM and Oracle ATG Web Commerce...

Higher Education Notes: Buena Vista University president will resign to aid son with autism

The president of Buena Vista University announced last week he had made the “gut-wrenching” decision to step down to assist his adult son, who has autism. Frederick V. Moore has been president of the Storm Lake, Iowa, school since 1995. He told the university board that he would resign at the end of June 2017 to relocate to Florida to join his wife. Their son has lived in a special-care facility in that...

Nearly HALF of Galaxy Note 7s have been returned in the US as Samsung ships 500,000 replacements – but some customers asked for a refund

Samsung shipped 500,000 replacement Galaxy Note 7 devices this week This comes a week after US regulators made an official recall for handsets About 90% of users opted for a new device, the rest asked for a refund It’s been three weeks since Samsung warned users of exploding devices Half of the potentially dangerous Galaxy Note 7 handsets have now been replaced with non-exploding versions through Samsung’s...

Steelseries Apex M500 review – A simple, inexpensive mechanical keyboard

No frills. Nothing crazy. No bulk. No distractions. The SteelSeries Apex M500 is one of my favourite mechanical keyboards for one reason: it’s simple. That single, solid slate packs Cherry MX switches with a decent action. They squeak a bit at times. I don’t know if that’s due to the humidity in my office during the summer or the build of the keyboard itself, but these keys have a minor squeak occasionally....

Unity at 10: For better—or worse—game development has never been easier

These days, one tool has essentially unlocked the world of game development for the masses. Since it was introduced in 2005, Unity has tried to make creating video games possible for everyone regardless of technical know-how or budget. It was first announced at Apple’s 2006 Worldwide Developer’s Conference and showcased as the first fully powered game engine—a platform with basic graphics capabilities,...

How to Use Collaboration Software to Map Workflows

On the very first day of my very first real job, the most senior editor of the journal publishing company that hired me took me to a huge flowchart pinned on a wall. “Here’s how an article goes from written to published,” she said. She walked me through the whole process, emphasising the parts where my team and I were involved. This was 2001, before collaboration software was freely available,...