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June 22, 2012  3:16 AM

Is it time your company got more social?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
enterprise social software, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, social CRM, social software

Social media. Social CRM. Social business software. Whew, seems like every software category is adding the social adjective in an effort to inspire new revenue or new interest. Rumors that Microsoft is...

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June 14, 2012  1:09 PM

IDC predicts decelerating software revenue for 2012



Posted by: Heather Clancy
IDC, IT channel products and services, software

If you enjoyed near-double-digit revenue gains for your software solutions business in 2011, take note: growth for many traditional applications will taper off this year, according to a new forecast from IDC. During 2011, the average sales growth for software in the Americas was 8.7 percent,...


June 8, 2012  4:55 PM

Windows 8 intrigues small-business owners (survey)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Windows 7, Windows 8

Holy smokes! Just when you thought you MIGHT be able to convince some of your customers to migrate their operating system over to Windows 7, there's a new survey out that suggests small-business owners are eager for the still-to-be-release Windows 8. The reason? Windows 8 ability to help workers...


June 1, 2012  4:08 PM

More than half of enterprises studying cloud backup (survey)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Asigra, Backup, Cloud Backup, Cloud Services, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

More enterprises are willing to consider cloud backup services as an option for the backup portion of their overall disaster recovery needs, according to independent research conducted on behalf of cloud backup recovery software vendors, Asigra. Specifically, the


May 18, 2012  3:16 AM

Diversity will drive tablet computer growth into 2017 (forecast)



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Android, Apple, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

Unit shipments of tablet computers should reach almost 425 million by 2017, driven by a diversifying range of product choices, according to a market...

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May 4, 2012  3:41 PM

Does CRM need to be social?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, social business software, social CRM

In case you haven't noticed, 2012 is the year in which businesses are supposed to get more social. Collaboration solutions are getting a makeover, thanks to the help of social business software companies such as pioneer Jive Software. Customer service is getting more social, through applications...


April 27, 2012  6:03 PM

Is the cloud the right prescription for health care IT?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Allscripts, Cloud, EHR, electronic health records, healthcare IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services

One of the darlings of the health care IT software sector, Allscripts, announced a tough first-quarter this week. Bookings were off year-over-year -- slipping to $194.6 million for...


April 20, 2012  4:15 PM

Get ready for the ‘bizumer’



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Bizumer, Cloud, enterprise software, IT channel products and services, SaaS, Software as a service (SaaS)

The high-tech media, myself included, has been pontificating plenty about the affect of consumer technology on what people are willing to use -- or at least tolerate -- in a work environment. There is the affect of social media, of course, although that is the subject for another rant. To me,...


April 13, 2012  5:20 PM

Gartner: Tablet shipments on pace to double from 2011 to 2012



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Android, Gartner, iPad, IT channel products and services, tablet, Windows 8

Sometimes I feel like I can't turn around without seeing another update on how tablet computers are doing. I tend to be morbidly fascinated with this particular topic because I have been covering tablets since Slate was bought by Compaq Computer sometime in the 1990s. Yep, I am really dating...


April 6, 2012  8:00 PM

Gartner, IDC update IT spending forecasts



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, IT spending, SMB IT spending

Research firm Gartner reduced its expectations for 2012 IT spending this week, even as IDC suggested that small and midsize businesses could spend a record amount on IT technologies and services. First the not-so-great news: Gartner now...

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