• Intuit’s Check Ramps Up Utility Partnerships And Integrations

     

    As more and more consumers manage many of their daily tasks on mobile devices, there are increasing opportunities for existing suppliers to consumers to leverage mobile payments. Check, an Intuit-owned company, helps large organizations integrate mobil…

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  • Traveler Convergence–OTG Management And United Airlines Deliver Seamless Purchasing

     

    As consumers, we are increasingly utilizing a dizzying number of different services, cards, loyalty schemes and memberships. When vendors allow us to converge some of these different aspects, our lives become, in some small way, a little simple. OTG Ma…

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  • Like IBM Bluemix? Need Private Infrastructure? IBM Comes To The Party

     

    We’ve been hearing for a few years that developers are the new powerbrokers within enterprises. As every enterprise looks to use software to differentiate what they do, vendors are looking to make it easier for developers to create, manage and iterate software. But many organizations need to retain their infrastructure [...]

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  • Microsoft Delivers A Post Mortem–The Reasons Behind The Global Azure-Alypse

     

    Microsoft ‘fessed up today and gave customers and interested commentators some more information about what caused the catastrophic outage yesterday. According to a blog post written by Jason Zander CVP, Microsoft Azure Team, the outage was related to an Azure Storage performance update, which, according to Zander’s post,  inadvertently led to “an issue [...]

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  • Red Hat’s FeedHenry Gets A Dose Of Collaboration

     

    The idea of cross-team collaboration is spreading its tentacles to almost every part of the enterprise. The latest area to get a dose of the collaboration goodness is development and, in particular (at least this week) mobile development. A couple of d…

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  • CipherCloud Scores Monster Series B

     

    Bags full of venture capital cash is a sure-fire way to gain lots of attention and CipherCloud executes this strategy with elegance today as it announces a huge $50 million Series B funding round. The fact that long-time CipherCloud backer Andreessen H…

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  • It’s A Return To The Azure-Alypse–Microsoft Azure Suffers Global Outage

     

    A year or two ago the cloud world drew in its breath when Microsoft Azure suffered a major outage caused by the most ridiculous of things – an expired security certificate. Since then Azure has matured, grown and continued to increasingly be seen as a truly credible enterprise cloud vendor. [...]

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  • Picking Winners? Intuit Picks Revel For QuickBooks Point Of Sale

     

    Ecosystems are difficult. Platform vendors navigate a difficult path between treating all ecosystem members as equals, and picking winners who can help them meet their platform goals. Intuit faces this issue every day as it executes upon its opportunit…

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  • Databox Launches Enterprise Mobile Insight Solution. But Is It Analytics?

     

    Mobile vendor Databox already has a visualization product targeted for small businesses but today it is rolling out Databox for Enterprise, a solution that it touts as a platform for “intelligent insights to decision makers”. Databox suggests that its platform is a mobile business intelligence/analytics one that is applicable for [...]

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  • Optimizely Brings A/B Testing To Mobile

     

    Google is perhaps the exemplar of iterative site design based on user testing – Google’s iterations and use of A/B testing (where two designs are tested and the result determine the direction for the product) is legendary. And from this awareness has arisen standalone platforms designed to aid this sort of [...]

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