Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RingCentral Adds Cloud Contact Center to Its Portfolio

Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger | Future of Life: Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn claims AI development is different this time

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RingCentral Adds Cloud Contact Center to Its Portfolio
RingCentral, a cloud-based business communications provider, has added contact center capabilities to its portfolio. The new RingCentral Contact Center is powered by inContact, a third-party provider of cloud contact center software that has deployed over 2,000 cloud contact center instances. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survival Camp
End of support for Windows Server 2003 Release 2 can have a dramatic impact on your business. It will mean no more updates or patches from Microsoft, which can result in a less stable and less secure infrastructure for your organization. Join this webcast to learn how to make the transition as smooth as possible. Learn More


The Procure-to-Pay Process
Manufacturers seek new ways to partner with suppliers to ensure their health, strong performance and optimal delivery of inventory. IDC points out that P2P is a key step in achieving these goals by enabling better planning, execution and access to capital for suppliers. View now>>

Facebook adds free video calling to Messenger
Users can now place free video calls with Messenger, as Facebook continues to extend the app beyond simple text-based chats.With the feature, Facebook is also taking a jab at competing products like Apple’s FaceTime, Microsoft’s Skype and Google Hangouts. Facebook previously allowed video calling through its site on the desktop, but not within its Messenger app.The video calling feature is available in the iOS and Android Messenger apps. iOS users will be able to video chat with Android users, and vice versa. It began rolling out Monday in the U.S. and more than a dozen other countries including Mexico, Nigeria and Uruguay, with availability in more regions slated for the coming months, Facebook said in a blog post.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


eBook: IBM PureSystems PureApp Pattern Interactive
Register now for an interactive experience where you can learn more about specific patterns to meet their business needs. Patterns Include: Integration Bus, SOA, Portal, and BPM. Learn More

Future of Life: Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn claims AI development is different this time
Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn believes the latest surge in the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies is "different" to previous advances in the controversial subject area. The Estonian entrepreneur, who is working closely with a number of AI companies and researchers through the Future of Life Istitute (FLI) that was backed by Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking earlier this year, told Techworld that the history of AI development has traditionally been a series of summers (peaks) and winters (troughs). In the summers, AI companies make advances and get lots of investment but in the winters the money dries up and companies rename it to something like "machine learning", Tallinn said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

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Big Changes to SQL Licensing
This document we focuses on SQL migration and how licensing changes may impact you. You may be asking, what programs are available to me? Rest assured there are options for you to evaluate and we're here to assist you in determining which the best fit for your organization is. Learn More

Microsoft's time to shine: The 5 biggest developments we expect from Build 2015
Microsoft, it’s time. For the past year the company’s promised that Windows 10 would finally turn the tide in the company’s favor. The chance to prove that starts Wednesday, as Microsoft’s Build developer’s conference opens in San Francisco. We already know that Windows 10, which has been slowly revealed to us through a very public development process, aims to be a unified OS that will work the same on desktops, notebooks, tablets, phones, and more. On top of it will run a new breed of universal apps, software that can run on all platforms with minimal reconfiguration. It’s the direction Microsoft has to take if it has any hope of regaining ground from iOS, Android, and other competitors. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Hottest jobs, industries and cities for IT pay in 2015
There's good news in Computerworld's IT Salary Survey results this year: As the economy has continued to improve in the past 12 months, so has the number of respondents reporting a raise. This year 67% of respondents reported a raise, with only 4% reporting a pay cut, compared with 60% reporting a raise and 8% reporting a pay cut in 2014.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here(Insider Story) Read More

Google seeks $19.8M tax break in Iowa
Google needs a tax break like Bill Gates needs food stamps, yet that isn’t stopping the search giant from asking for $19.8 million in “economic development incentives” from Iowa to build a $1-billion expansion of its growing data center facility in Council Bluffs.And, well, why not ask? The company has already been given $16.8 million in tax breaks to build out the various stages of the existing Council Bluffs facility, which opened in 2007.According to this Omaha World-Herald report, the latest tax break is expected to be approved by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Council Bluffs City Council with little or no opposition.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


18 of the coolest, weirdest, and most important electric cars of all time

From the 19th century's first designs to the Tesla models we haven't even seen yet, here's the evolution of the electric car.


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