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Kittery, ME, United States

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Past articles by Jesse:

New Windows vulnerabilities reveal there is no rest for weary IT

Two Windows vulnerabilities were discovered this past week, with one dating back 20 years and the other a potential 'wormable' attack, which could spread malware from computer to computer without user interaction. → Read More

Samsung-Microsoft partnership will benefit end users

Samsung debuted its new smartphone and touchscreen PC at its Unpacked event, but the main enterprise news focused on a new Samsung-Microsoft partnership and the possibilities it brings to the enterprise, according to analysts. → Read More

Windows virtual desktop software gets closer to public release

As Microsoft prepares to release its virtual desktop software, the software giant is integrating FSLogix into its Office apps, making it easier to launch them in a virtualized environment. → Read More

Despite Windows 10 issues, customers remain confident in OS

Windows 10 issues continue to generate headlines and appear to be giving the operating system a bad name. But that's more appearance than reality for Microsoft customers, according to one analyst. → Read More

Intel's Project Athena aims to improve mobile PC standards

Project Athena, Intel's latest initiative to improve PC standards, is an attempt by Intel to usher in more powerful, innovative PCs for end users over a multi-year program. → Read More

IPadOS, Mac Pro aim to improve Apple's enterprise stance

At its annual software developers' event, Apple unveiled iPadOS, an operating system designed to improve the tablet's business capabilities, but doesn't quite make it a replacement for an end-user's PC. → Read More

IE mode unburdens IT admins by running legacy apps on Microsoft Edge

The Microsoft Edge news coming out of the annual developer conference Build is the introduction to IE mode, aimed at improving compatibility with Internet Explorer-based applications, while also providing better privacy capabilities and a tighter integration with Microsoft Office. → Read More

Citrix SaaS products gain traction, a sign of IT's push to modernize

This news brief details the latest news from Citrix's quarterly earnings report, including the increase in revenue from Citrix SaaS products, like Workspace, and Citrix's continued partnership with Microsoft's DaaS offering. → Read More

Dell Unified Workspace could make life easier for IT admins

At Dell Technologies World 2019, Dell unveiled Unified Workspace, a platform that integrates VMware Workspace One software with Dell hardware and services to give IT a single source to monitor user experience of the apps and desktop. → Read More

As enterprise device choice grows, so should a CYOD strategy

IT admins can't avoid establishing a CYOD strategy. These days, that should include VDI and UEM to enable easier management of business applications, while also improving the employee experience. → Read More

Windows 10 security breach highlights third-party vulnerabilities

Microsoft quickly discovered a Windows 10 security breach through third-party software on its Windows 10 PCs. But the security compromise raises the concern of third-party software and how IT admins should manage devices. → Read More

SurveyMonkey acquisition of Usabilla adds website feedback

The SurveyMonkey acquisition of Usabilla brings website and app feedback capabilities to the survey software vendor. SurveyMonkey anticipates the acquisition will make its products more attractive to enterprises, just months after its competitor, Qualtrics, was acquired by SAP. → Read More

Dropbox acquisition of HelloSign targets Box's enterprise share

The Dropbox acquisition of HelloSign for $230 million gives the cloud document sharing vendor an e-signature tool and proves how serious the consumer-centric company is about usurping the enterprise market from Box. → Read More

AI-fueled Verizon Digital CX targets virtual contact centers

Verizon Digital CX is the big telecom vendor's AI-based, mobile-first entry into the fast-growing and potentially lucrative CX and virtual contact center software market for both enterprises and small businesses. → Read More

Salesforce High Velocity Sales boosts inside sales

Salesforce High Velocity Sales, as part of Sales Cloud, bundles several Salesforce products for inside sales representatives to more easily communicate with and convert prospects into customers. → Read More

SAP CX move with Qualtrics challenges Salesforce, Oracle

With the SAP CX move to acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion, the ERP and HR tech vendor challenges customer experience leaders like Salesforce, Oracle and Adobe by combining front- and back-office data. → Read More

FinancialForce adds Einstein Analytics to back office

In its fall 2018 release, FinancialForce upgraded its Professional Services Automation product by implementing Einstein Analytics, an integration to SAP Concur, and by providing its users an easier transition to Salesforce Lightning UI. → Read More

Adobe acquisition of Marketo could shake up industry

An Adobe acquisition could be coming. But while no deal has been confirmed by Adobe or acquisition target Marketo, the potential move could lead to Adobe moving in on the B2B space and, possibly, even Salesforce. → Read More

Google Contact Center AI makes early inroads in industry

With Google Contact Center AI, the tech giant is targeting a data rich industry. The Duplex voice-recognition-based contact center system appears to be finding early interest, even though some in the industry say enthusiasm about the Google technology should be tempered with caution. → Read More

At OpenText Enterprise World, security and AI take center stage

The importance of cloud flexibility and content management security were on display in Toronto at OpenText Enterprise World. The Pipeline podcast recaps the content services conference. → Read More