All posts on September, 2017


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Bookish busca cerrar una ronda de financiación de 200.000 € en The CrowdAngel

Métodos de suscripción literaria como el Círculo de lectores han quedado obsoletos a día de hoy cuando los usuarios no quieren permanencias de ningún tipo ni obligaciones. En respuesta a ello, ha nacido en Barcelona la startup Bookish, la suscripción literaria adaptada al mercado actual con la que cada mes el usuario recibe en su […]

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Híper-personalización: ¿Cuál es el siguiente paso en la evolución del Customer Engagement?

En la era digital, el camino para conseguir la participación de los clientes es difícil y complejo para las empresas. Los clientes, que apenas tienen tiempo libre, se enfrentan a innumerables opciones y son bombardeados con mensajes de marketing a través de múltiples canales. El poder del P2P (comunicación entre aplicaciones que permite a personas […]

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IDG Contributor Network: Is SAM for SaaS the same as SAM for On-Premise?

Gartner says: “As software publishers focus on growing SaaS and subscription license revenue, the active metering and cost management of applications become inescapable needs. IT sourcing and vendor management leaders should shift the focus of software asset management practices to eliminating excess expenditures.”

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Where we stand with this month’s Windows and Office security patches

September’s retinue of Microsoft patches includes one very important .NET fix that blocks a security hole brought to life when you open an RTF file in Word. So far, it’s only been seen in the wild in a Russian-language RTF document, apparently generated by NEODYMIUM, allegedly used by a nation-state to snoop on a Russian-speaking target.

Several researchers have found ways to leverage the security hole, and it’s only a matter of time before some enterprising folks come up with ways to turn it into a widespread infection vector. Bottom line: If you can’t keep your finger off the “Enable Editing” button in Word, you better get this month’s security patches installed.  

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The Internet of Things Is a Boon for B2B: Report

Businesses have been focusing on the Internet of Things as an enabler of growth and increased operational efficiency, as well as the means to provide a better experience to customers and partners, according to the State of the Market: Internet of Things 2017 report Verizon released this week. Seventy-three percent of executives surveyed said they either were researching or currently deploying IoT.

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Slack launches shared channels to connect teams across companies

Slack is introducing shared channels to make it easier for employees at separate companies to collaborate using its messaging software.

The service, announced at the Slack Frontiers event that kicked off in San Francisco on Tuesday, is available as an open beta release to Slack Standard and Plus subscribers.

“About two-thirds of existing customers use guest accounts in some capacity to work with individuals or other teams,” said Slack product manager Sean Rose. “Shared channels make that process much smoother and much closer to how you work with your own company, using channels in your own organization.”

Slack has supported guest accounts since 2014 – a feature Microsoft added to its competing Teams software just this week.  But while it had been possible for separate organizations to communicate via Slack, workarounds were often required, Rose said, such as using a mix of guest accounts and email

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IDG Contributor Network: September Patch Tuesday brings critical updates for Window, Edge and .NET

September brings a relatively large patch profile for Microsoft with 76 reported vulnerabilities, three public disclosures (thank you, Google) and unfortunately one zero day exploit. You used to be worried about browsers and Flash, now we have a publicly exploited vulnerability for augmented reality (AR) with a fix for Microsoft’s HoloLens headset.

For this September Patch Tuesday, Microsoft is only shipping security updates with patches to the following product groups:

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