IBM adds big data capabilities and Microsoft Office integration to Connections

IBM has updated its Connections social software to offer users the ability to analyse data from inside and outside their organisations, including Facebook, Twitter, audio and video data. The move will allow staff to view activity streams from social networks, alongside business content such as customer satisfaction surveys, expense reporting or marketing leads. Such big […]

99 ways to get more from your CRM software in 2013 – part 3 – ideas 51 – 75

How can your B2B CRM system do more for you in 2013 Here’s the third installment of ideas (the previous two can be found here and here): 51. Customer portals – the CRM system doesn’t have to be just for your own staff. Providing access through a portal to customers and other stakeholders, such as […]

Microsoft to launch cloud-based Office suite for businesses on 27 February

Microsoft launched Office 365 Home Premium, a cloud-based version of the firm’s productivity suite, and Office 2013 on Tuesday. But firms wanting the latest cloud service will have to wait until the end of February. Office 365 Home Premium includes the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher and Access, and works across […]

Intel Chips Could Land in iPad, iPhone

U.S.  chipmaker Intel is reportedly in advanced talks to acquire Infineon Technology’s wireless chip unit that could land the Silicon Valley giant’s chips in iPhone and iPad. Other companies interested in picking up Infineon’s unit are Samsung and Broadcom as these companies already have business and manufacturing models closer to Infineon than Intel. But Intel appears to be […]