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Creating an Effective Multichannel Marketing Strategy Remains the Biggest Challenge for B2B Marketers

IT Toolbox

Only a quarter of B2B marketers say their multichannel marketing strategy is mostly or fully automated. The post Creating an Effective Multichannel Marketing Strategy Remains the Biggest Challenge for B2B Marketers appeared first on Spiceworks.

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Three Last Minute Tips To Make Retail Customer Service Merry And Bright

Forrester IT

During the holiday retail crunch and last-minute scramble, read Forrester's tips to ensure a merry customer service retail season.

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Could AI become conscious? Physicists and neuroscientists search for answers

GeekWire

Can artificial intelligence help humans unravel the mysteries of consciousness and quantum physics? That idea is explored in a newly published book. (Freshpixel Illustration via Bigstock) Will artificial intelligence serve humanity — or will it spawn a new species of conscious digital beings with their own agenda? It’s a question that has sparked scores of science-fiction plots, from “Colossus: The Forbin Project” in 1970, to “The Matrix” in 1999, to this year’s big-budget tale about AI vs. huma

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The Best Gaming Monitors - Holidays 2023

TechSpot

Our gaming monitor buying guide covers 1080p, 1440p, 4K, ultrawide and HDR models, with top recommendations in each category based on refresh rate, display size, and budget considerations.

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How to Migrate From DataStax Enterprise to Instaclustr Managed Apache Cassandra

If you’re considering migrating from DataStax Enterprise (DSE) to open source Apache Cassandra®, our comprehensive guide is tailored for architects, engineers, and IT directors. Whether you’re motivated by cost savings, avoiding vendor lock-in, or embracing the vibrant open-source community, Apache Cassandra offers robust value. Transition seamlessly to Instaclustr Managed Cassandra with our expert insights, ensuring zero downtime during migration.

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Amazon puts Fire TV Cube to work, repurposes streaming device for desktop computing

GeekWire

The new Amazon WorkSpaces Thin Client, a “reinvented” Amazon Fire TV Cube, will sell for $195, designed for enterprise customers to offer to their employees. (Amazon Photo) At a company famous for turning doors into desks, it only made sense for Amazon’s cloud division to find its first desktop productivity device in one of its consumer division’s existing streaming media products.

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Intel sales and a new accounting scheme: Choose your own adventure

TechSpot

Intel put out some solid earnings results last month. We don't need to rehash those here; instead, instead want to focus on one particular aspect of their numbers – their long term gross margin guidance. In the latest quarter they reported 42.5% gross margins, but critically, they restated their goal.

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Cloud Data Warehouse Guide and Checklist

Tech Republic Data Center

Choosing a vendor to provide cloud-based data warehouse services requires a certain level of due diligence on the part of the purchaser. This cloud data warehouse guide and checklist from TechRepublic Premium will help businesses choose the vendor that best fits its data storage needs based on offered features and key elements.

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Week in Review: Most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 19, 2023

GeekWire

Get caught up on the latest technology and startup news from the past week. Here are the most popular stories on GeekWire for the week of Nov. 19, 2023. Sign up to receive these updates every Sunday in your inbox by subscribing to our GeekWire Weekly email newsletter. Most popular stories on GeekWire Satya Nadella: Microsoft will never again get blindsided by OpenAI board if Sam Altman returns The OpenAI saga appears to be in a holding pattern, at least for the moment, as hundreds of employees t

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Alibaba shutters quantum computing efforts

Computerworld Vertical IT

Alibaba is shutting down its quantum computing research laboratory as part of the company’s ongoing restructuring efforts. The closure of the lab will result in about 30 job losses but the equipment will be donated to Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, where the company is based, a company spokesperson reportedly told Bloomberg. According to reports from Chinese media and cited by Bloomberg, Alibaba has had an active presence in the quantum computing market since 2015, with its now shuttered Quan

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‘IT that just works’: A mantra for innovation at Kinaxis

ComputerWorld IT Management

“IT that just works” is the mantra of the IT organization at Kinaxis, a Canada-based maker of supply chain planning software. The slogan is written on T-shirts; promoted during meetings; dropped into casual conversation; and, perhaps most importantly, serves as the core design principle guiding all digital experiences. Whether a project involves equipment setup, employee onboarding, or finessing the user experience for its core software, Kinaxis’ IT organization goes the extra mile to simplify i

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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US, UK, Japan, and other major powers sign AI security accord

Computerworld Vertical IT

Twenty-two law enforcement and intelligence agencies from 18 different countries signed an international agreement on AI safety over the weekend , which is designed to make new versions of the technology “secure by design.” This agreement comes months after the European Union signed its EU AI Act in June , banning certain AI technologies including biometric surveillance and predictive policing, and classifying AI systems that could significantly impact health, safety, rights, or elections as hig

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At UKG, diversity is a linchpin of better IT and business outcomes

ComputerWorld IT Management

UKG was built on the melding of two distinct camps — Ultimate Software and Kronos Software — which merged in early 2020 to create a workforce management and HR software powerhouse. The merged company’s commitment to diversity, for both workforce representation and promoting different perspectives and ideas, is a hallmark of UKG’s IT organization, reflected in everything from its hiring choices and its hybrid work model to fostering collaboration and cross-pollination across teams.

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At BCU, IT is a core competency for business success

ComputerWorld IT Management

There’s a standing joke in the executive team at BCU that every strategy or initiative built to service the Credit Union’s 350,000-plus members runs through IT. Whether it’s maintaining uptime, rolling out digital banking and payment services, or delivering seamless customer experiences, the 77-person-and-growing IT organization is at the epicenter of BCU’s business strategy and innovation, making it a dynamic and rewarding place to pursue an IT career.

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