Dealing with cyberattacksIn a recent study by Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), commissioned by Sharp Electronics Corporation, nearly half of North American SMBs surveyed indicated they had multiple security incidents (an average of three) over the last year. The factors contributing to these incidents can vary, including end-user human error and a lack of cybersecurity training and organizational understanding of cybersecurity risk. However, having a smaller IT team that is unable to keep up with workloads was found to be a major issue. Among SMBs surveyed, 85% said they have, at most, one dedicated security professional on their team, while a third said they have no employees on staff at all focused on cybersecurity. It is clear that SMBs need to find other ways to afford themselves greater protection from cyber threats. … [Read more...] about Cyberattacks: where can small businesses turn to for help?
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Oracle Corp on Thursday said it won deals with McDonald's Corp, Albertsons Companies Inc and Humana Inc to move some of their work to Oracle's cloud computing services. Oracle also said it won a deal with business software firm Xactly in which Xactly will move the majority of its computing work to Oracle's cloud service. Oracle has been working to catch larger cloud rivals such as Amazon.com's Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Corp's Azure. The Redwood Shores, California company has expanded its cloud computing business this year with wins from customers such as Zoom Video Communications Inc and data centers in more countries. Oracle said McDonald's will move its North American financial systems to Oracle's cloud. Grocer Albertsons and insurer Humana will also move some of their applications to Oracle's services. In addition to large businesses, Oracle is also trying to recruit mature independent software firms to its cloud to compete with Amazon and Microsoft. Founded in 2005, … [Read more...] about Oracle wins cloud business from McDonald’s, Albertson’s
Ryan Aytay: Yeah. Microsoft also a long time technical partner of Salesforce started off with things like outlook integration, exchange integration. Ultimately, people are in their email, people are also in the world's number one CRM. So, bringing those things together has been something we've been focused on for a while. As we move into this relationship now, it's about the Marketing Cloud. So, running parts of the marketing cloud on Azure is also something that we're focused on, and the Marketing Cloud has been a technical partner with Microsoft for a while. Additional to that is Microsoft teams. So, the ability to bring Microsoft Teams is sort of a new way for internal communication and bridge that together with things like Sales Cloud and Service Cloud, so that wherever our customers are, we can serve them depending on if they're using tools like Microsoft Teams or maybe they're still using Outlook. We want to make sure that they can access Salesforce no matter where they're … [Read more...] about Digital transformation: Put customers at the center of business partnerships says Salesforce CBO
Take face masks as an example. Although Public Citizen’s report highlights an alarming 1000 percent increase in price from around $4 to $39.99 now for a pack of 50 masks listed as “sold by Amazon,” it notes that the amount of new listings for face masks makes it “difficult to make apples-to-apples comparisons.” The report’s citation for this original $4 price for face masks comes via a Wired report published in February, which points towards a now-deleted listing for a pack of 100, not 50, masks. … [Read more...] about Amazon sold items at inflated prices during pandemic according to consumer watchdog
Phase 1 of the multi-phase project will allow project collaborators to identify the entire history of a particular plastic bottle -- from the moment it gets created, collected, converted back to its raw material form, and shipped back to the manufacturer to make another plastic bottle. … [Read more...] about Plastics recycling builds the business case for blockchain