Enterprise technology news for IT leaders
News AnalysisMicrosoft says it will trade its workplace culture for Activision Blizzard’s metaverse building blocks — potentially bringing a new meaning to the title of software architect. Here’s what else CIOs should know. NewsThe third-party support provider has been caught using files provided by Oracle to one customer to help others, in breach of a 2018 injunction. NewsThe month-old IBM spinoff already has new deals with Microsoft, SAP, and VMware — but not yet with AWS. News AnalysisCEO Adam Selipsky outlined a wide range of new tools and functionality in his first turn at the helm of Amazon Web Services. Here’s what IT leaders should know. NewsThe ongoing developer shortage is making support for no-code and low-code customization essential for enterprise software vendors. News AnalysisThe marketplace is part of the company's Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) platform and is designed to allow enterprise users to share data sets, analytics, and AI models. NewsThe ex-IBM managed infrastructure services division is cementing its relationships with cloud providers NewsTableau is counting on Slack to make its data visualization tools more accessible and is adding new data prep and governance tools to make enterprise data more trustworthy. NewsEpicor's Kinetic ERP update includes enterprise cloud, product-quote, and e-commerce capabilities for large manufacturers, while its Prophet 21 ERP software for distributors gets similar enhancements. NewsThe CTO of Kyndryl wants to give customers more insight into the tools the managed services company can deploy to help them than they had when the business was part of IBM. News AnalysisOracle NetSuite has released a set of new features to reduce manual processes and provide accurate and timely data to help enterprises in the decision-making process. The updates include analytics and automation capabilities across the entire suite of products from NetSuite. NewsThe Zoho One ERP and analytics suite now spans more than 50 apps, adding new data and communications tools and services for businesses with remote, mobile and geographically dispersed workforces. News AnalysisThe C-suite’s recognition of IT as an engine for business transformation rages on, with CIOs taking center stage in improving digital experiences and advancing digital solutions. News AnalysisGoogle, Salesforce, SAP, and others are making it easier for CIOs to manage greenhouse gas emissions, not just in the server room but across the whole enterprise. NewsAs enterprises look to tackle issues such as business continuity, disaster recovery and data sovereignty more efficiently in the wake of rapid digital transformation, Oracle announced that it is adding 14 new regions over the next year to expand its global cloud footprint, taking the total number of available cloud regions to 44 NewsRobotic process automation vendor UiPath is beefing up its RPA platform — and is partnering with security firm CrowdStrike to keep tabs on its robot workers. News AnalysisEarly next year, a joint offering will mine processes to identify opportunities for optimization and provide the platform on which those processes can be automated. News AnalysisWith 2020 spending largely dictated by pandemic response, CIOs are now investing with one eye on the future — and one eye on securing the present. News AnalysisAccenture, TCS, and Cognizant remain atop an IT service provider market in a year of global upheaval and talent challenges, according to Everest Group’s 6th annual rankings. NewsOracle enhancements to its Fusion Cloud ERP and EPM suite are designed to use machine learning to automate transaction logging and monitoring, optimizing key business processes while gaining more insights from data.