Month: October 2014

US Jobs Picture Beginning to Look Bright

Manufacturing Moving from China to US: Survey – Large manufacturers are increasingly moving production back to the United States from China, according to a new report by The Boston Consulting Group released last week. In the third annual survey of US-based senior executives at manufacturing companies with annual sales of at least $1 billion, the […]

Epicor Software Has Agreed to Acquire Privately Held QuantiSense

A provider of cloud and on-premises packaged analytic solutions for the retail industry. The acquisition of QuantiSense is expected to close by October 31, 2014, will extend Epicor’s position as a leading provider of extended omni-channel solutions for midsize and large retail chains. Each year, over $450 billion in transactions flow through Epicor Retail systems implemented […]

Salesforce’s First Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Software

The big new product release of this year’s Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual conference in San Francisco, was a new cloud analytics platform called “Wave.” Wave is Salesforce’s first business intelligence and data analytics software. It collects and analyzes all the data sitting in the user’s database and provides insights that could lead to better business decisions. […]

Wearable Health Devices are a Novelty that Wears Off

Once the novelty wears off, people abandon their health wearable devices, many of which require regular syncing, powering up and other steps needed to keep them running. Only 10% of 1,000 U.S. consumers surveyed who own wearables wear their devices every day — 7% wear them a few times a week and 2% wear them […]

Regulation On Cloud Security May spur SaaS Use in Health Care

Governments may need to tighten the regulatory screws on SaaS vendors to make them more transparent and forthcoming about their security practices. Until then, it will be hard for healthcare companies in particular to fully trust cloud software vendors, according to speakers at the EU-U.S. ehealth Marketplace and Conference in Boston on Wednesday. Depending on […]

Intel’s VC Funds Target Chinese Startups in Wearables and IoT

Long dominant in PCs, Intel is using its vast cash resources to chase hot new product categories, investing in up-and-coming Chinese companies that could help expand its presence in the mobile, wearable and Internet of Things markets. Intel relies on Chinese companies for quick and low-cost device conceptualization and development. The company earlier this year […]

“APPLE PAY” LAUNCHED IN THE U.S.

Apple Pay launched recently in the U.S., giving buyers a new technology to make in- store and online payments possible with NFC-ready iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones by simply using Touch ID. Apple Pay’s online payment capability from within apps will be expanded to the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 […]