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Mingis on Tech: How IT can prep for robots and avoid cloud migration woes

Here's how IT can get ready for the coming robotics revolution at work -- and avoid messing up a big move to the cloud.

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Five pitfalls to avoid when migrating to the cloud

These stumbles and losses could cause business execs to back off from a bigger cloud migration. It also could cause execs to lose faith in their IT leaders.

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The strange new world of hiring and employee tracking

Cloud-based HR systems can bring more analytics, databases and tools to users for improving hiring processes and retaining employees.

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On-premises HR users risk being left behind, Oracle says

The shift to cloud-based software isn’t simple. Some customers have had to hire integrators to make the move, and cite ROI of three or four years.

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Comcast Business offers direct connection to IBM Cloud network

The goal for both cloud and network providers is to connect to as many different partners as possible and offer hybrid services to customers.

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CRM implementation: Change is hard but it's worth it

Implementing new CRM like Salesforce requires stopping and examining your processes. But there are ways to do it right.

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Corvil has an authentic past, but it is focused on the future

From a storied past, Corvil wants to create a valuable future.

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Sprinklr takes on the big boys of customer experience

It’s a busy space with some high-profile players, so you’d be forgiven for being unaware of Sprinklr.

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Microsoft acquires Deis to boost its Kubernetes chops

Microsoft is acquiring Deis, a company that makes tools to work with the Kubernetes open-source container orchestration system. The deal, announced Monday, marks Microsoft’s continued interest in container orchestration.

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Enterprises get to work in the cloud

Companies are using the cloud for digital transformation, research and collaboration, and more are moving critical workloads there.

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Review: Amazon QuickSight covers the BI basics

A promising data analysis tool in the cloud, QuickSight is easy to use but limited in terms of visualization types.

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Crunchbase ramps up to deliver business information everywhere

Once just a useful tool for Silicon Valley types, Crunchbase has a deeper vision.

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Economy boosts CIO budgets, as A.I. helps IBM, says Morgan Stanley

CIOs in the U.S. and Europe are increasing IT budgets thanks to an uptick in optimism, said Morgan Stanley, which surveyed 100 CIOs in the U.S. and Europe.

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Google bets on another Asia-Pacific submarine cable

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The project, called Indigo, will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another....

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Google says its AI chips smoke CPUs, GPUs in performance tests

Google released a paper Wednesday detailing the benefits of using its dedicated Tensor Processing Units for machine learning inference, and the results are staggering.

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Google's Espresso networking tech takes SD-WAN to internet scale

Google is working to accelerate the performance of its applications over the internet by building out a software-defined network at a broad scale. The company announced Espresso, a system that provides increased network performance to...

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DigitalOcean adds free monitoring to its cloud virtual machines

DigitalOcean’s cloud platform became more useful to developers running production applications, thanks to Tuesday's addition of monitoring capabilities for its virtual machines.

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WalkMe, the most obvious tool in the world, releases research and makes an acquisition

When I first heard about WalkMe, the idea struck me as so mind-numbingly obvious that I've been a big fan ever since.

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