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Apr 15 2013   2:48PM GMT

TechTarget’s weekly roundup (4/8 – 4/15)

Michael Tidmarsh Michael Tidmarsh Profile: Michael Tidmarsh

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All sorts of news came out during recent IT conferences and events including SugarCon, the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit, and the Collaborate user group conference. Take a look at what was said at each event in this week’s roundup.

1. Urban Outfitters looks creative destruction in the eye – Linda Tucci (SearchCIO)

While most CIOs and business executives continue to hear the term ‘creative destruction’, Urban Outfitters CSO Matthew Kaness has experienced it first hand, and responded by creating a brand new online experience for the e-commerce giant.

2. RFID technology options evolve beyond tags – Beth Stackpole (SearchManufacturingERP)

Although RFID is a mature technology, Beth Stackpole takes a look at five new technologies with the potential to dramatically change RFID’s course.

3. SugarCon speaker reveals 10 reasons why social CRM projects fail – Mark Brunelli (SearchCRM)

During this year’s SugarCon conference, David Myron, editorial director of CRM Magazine, discussed the top 10 reasons why social CRM projects fail including culture issues and the lack of compliance policies.

4. Ingram Micro cloud services pitch: Cloud enablement for partners – Lynn Haber (SearchITChannel)

During the Ingram Micro Cloud Summit last week, Lynn Haber reports the company laid out its strategy to help partners take a bite out of the $25 billion worldwide cloud services market in 2013.

5. Oracle President Mark Hurd: We don’t set out to be hard to work with – Mark Fontecchio (SearchOracle)

“We do not want to be hard to work with,” he said. “We don’t sit in a room and strategize about how we can be harder to work with.” Those were Oracle President Mark Hurd’s words during an exchange at the Collaborate user group conference.

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