30 Aug 2017

Microsoft Overtakes Salesforce.com

An Article By: Wynand Roos, The CRM Team

 

Salesforce.com has led for decades. But things are now fading for them. Global agency Forrester recently put Microsoft ahead in Salesforce.com’s traditional stronghold: sales software[1]. This is a big coup for Microsoft who have been making gains in this area for a long time.

“Microsoft delivers on intelligent seller productivity.” – Forrester 2017 Q2 report

What should worry all Microsoft’s competitors: this latest Forrester Wave is based on Microsoft’s 2016 release. Wait until Forrester assesses Microsoft’s deep integration with LinkedIn – predicted to be a game-changer by many. The seamless flow between Outlook, Dynamics 365 and Sales Navigator (LinkedIn) is going to make it harder for Sales Directors to justify the higher expense of Oracle, SAP or Saleforce.com

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30 Aug 2017

Everything we’ve ever told you about passwords? Yeah, we were wrong!

An Article By: David Tan, Chief Technology Officer

Have you ever done anything that you really regretted?  I’m not talking about a little slip up or a minor faux pas.  I’m talking about the kind of mistake that has a long-ranging impact on a huge population of people.  If you have, then you know what it’s like to be Bill Burr, former midlevel manager at the National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), and the author of “NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A.”

OK, I’m sure you’re asking what “NIST Special Publication 800-63. Appendix A” is, and we should get that out of the way first.  That was an 8 page primer published in 2003 that advised people to protect their computer accounts by inventing awkward words using capital letters, numbers, and special characters.  That’s right, Bill Burr is the reason you’re going completely In$@n3! trying to remember all your crazy passwords!  Not since your mom told you not to leave the house with wet hair or you risk getting sick has such bad information perpetrated so deeply into commonly accepted truth. read more

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23 Aug 2017

Business Continuity Planning: Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Webinar

Join us for a free webinar on Wednesday, September 20th at 2pm ET Register Now! 

What would happen to your company if all your data suddenly disappeared? Or was encrypted, locked and unsalvageable? This happens to companies every day, but it doesn’t have to happen to you. Many firms that think they are protected are not and their very existence is at risk.

Dave Moorman, Founder & President of DynaSis Integrated Systems Corporation, working with small to mid-sized businesses in Atlanta for more than 25 years, presents this webinar in layman’s terms so you can understand the options that are available to you. The right decisions can keep your company protected without breaking the bank. You will come away from this presentation with a clear understanding of today’s risks and how to avoid them.

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