How Infor builds vertical solutions through customer “listening posts” | #Inforum14

Rachel Schramm | September 22nd

Listening to customer needs is possibly one of the surest ways to improve company products and gain customer loyalty. For Infor Global Solutions, the company's enhancement request process makes it simple for Infor customers to request changes

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Microsoft’s cutbacks reach its Silicon Valley brainiac hub

Maria Deutscher | September 22nd

No Microsoft Corp. worker is safe from the massive cutbacks that CEO Satya Nadella unleashed in July as part of his efforts to refocus the company on high-growth markets such as cloud computing and mobile services, the latest...»

The ‘Coin Center’ aims to heavily back Bitcoin

Mellisa Tolentino | September 22nd

Enthusiasts hope that Bitcoin will one day play a big role in the economy, but it cannot get there when it lacks policies to protect its users. Because of the increasing number of people using...»

Opinion: EMC-HP merger rumors a microcosm of an industry in crisis

Paul Gillin | September 22nd

When Florian Leibert, co-founder of the hot infrastructure start-up Mesosphere, Inc. told theCUBE last week that consolidation is coming to the infrastructure market, he probably didn't expect his predictions to come true quite so quickly. Leibert...»

Google ups video ante against Facebook with “real-time” YouTube analytics

Maria Deutscher | September 22nd

Hot on the heels of Facebook Inc. opening up more metrics about videos uploaded to its site, Google Inc. is upping the ante with the introduction of reporting functionality for content creators on...»

EMC flirts with HP & Dell in rumored $132bn Mega-Merger

Mike Wheatley | September 22nd

Rumors of a mega-merger between storage giant EMC Corp., and rival firms Dell Inc., and Hewlett-Packard Company, have emerged in this morning's Wall Street Journal. Citing its usual “people familiar with the...»

What you missed in Cloud: that $8.3BN SAP deal and the latest from the startup scene

Maria Deutscher | September 22nd

Acquisitions are such a frequent occurrence in the public cloud that it's almost unusual for a week to go by without some established vendor picking up a smaller player to fill a hole in its portfolio that would...»

As Infor builds cloud strategy, it seeks new users through micro-verticals | #Inforum14

Rose Meadows | September 22nd

In the cloud business for 10 years, Infor Global Solutions, Inc. has garnered 25 million users and over 25,000 customers, with an additional 70,000 customers that can be converted to its cloud services, according to the company. That experience provided...»

What you missed in Big Data: major changes afoot from Hadoop to Oracle

Maria Deutscher | September 22nd

Now in the final lap, the Hadoop distribution race is seeing the remaining contenders become increasingly reluctant to stay in their respective lanes and actively seek outside help to differentiate, an opportunity that traditional vendors are exploiting to...»

Big ‘Mobile Phone’ Data predicts crimes before they happen

Mike Wheatley | September 22nd

While its true that crime can occur anywhere and criminals come in all shapes and sizes, it's still possible to find patterns in the data. Thus, while it can be difficult to predict if a...»