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Fujitsu and Oracle - Fujitsu Limited, Oracle Corporation, and Oracle Corporation Japan have agreed to form a new strategic alliance to deliver enterprise-grade, world-class cloud services to customers in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world. In order to take advantage of cloud computing to speed innovation, reduce costs and drive business growth, organizations need IT partners that can deliver the performance, security and management capabilities that are demanded by enterprise workloads. To help organizations in Japan capitalize on this opportunity and confidently move enterprise workloads to the cloud, Oracle Cloud Application and Platform services—such as Oracle Database Cloud Service and Oracle Human Capital Management (HCM) Cloud—will be powered by Fujitsu’s datacenters in Japan. Under the new strategic alliance, Fujitsu will work to drive sales of robust cloud offerings to companies in Japan and their subsidiaries around the world.
Twitter Searchable #Stickers for Photos - Twitter #Stickers, a fun photo-editing tool that allows people to choose from hundreds of accessories, emojis, and props and stick them anywhere on photos they upload to Twitter. Any public Tweet containing a sticker is easily searchable and discoverable, creating a new visual spin on the hashtag; simply tapping on a sticker brings up a new timeline of Tweets from people around the world using that same sticker. Like hashtags on Twitter, #Stickers make it easy for people to explore a topic they're interested in, and join in on the public, global conversation.
"Millions of Tweets with photos are sent every day on Twitter, capturing the moments that the world is talking about," said Leslie Berland, CMO at Twitter. "#Stickers give people a fun way to add their own unique style to their photos, and connect them with others around the world. By making stickers searchable like hashtags, we're enabling the best of Twitter: making it easy for people to create conversations around events and experiences that are happening right now."
Cloud Platform to Accelerate Innovation - SAP SE customers and partners are increasingly adopting SAP HANA® Cloud Platform as the platform as a service for SAP® applications. SAP HANA Cloud Platform helps companies across all industries and lines of business (LOBs) to extend existing on-premise and cloud apps, integrate cloud applications and build entirely new ones.
"Thousands of customers are choosing SAP's platform as a service, SAP HANA Cloud Platform, to extend and integrate their business-critical applications in a dramatically simpler fashion than anything they've ever used before. These organizations are developing real-time applications via SAP HANA Cloud Platform to compete and win in the digital economy," said Steve Lucas, president, Enterprise Platform Group, SAP. "New features in SAP HANA Cloud Platform that support trusted identity management across multiple cloud and on-premise environments, application access governance, a common user experience, and automatic provisioning of business services from our cloud platform enable customers to run their businesses easily and seamlessly, all from their phone with next-generation apps."
Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking
- Our smartphones help us find a phone number quickly, provide us with instant directions and recommend restaurants, but new research indicates that this convenience at our fingertips is making it easy for us to avoid thinking for ourselves.
Researchers suggest that smartphone users who are intuitive thinkers -- more prone to relying on gut feelings and instincts when making decisions -- frequently use their device's search engine rather than their own brainpower. Smartphones allow them to be even lazier than they would otherwise be.
"Our research provides support for an association between heavy smartphone use and lowered intelligence," said Gordon Pennycook. "Whether smartphones actually decrease intelligence is still an open question that requires future research."
University of Waterloo. Computers in Human Behavior
Digital Marketing Software Market Growing at 17% CAGR to 2019 - The Digital marketing software market is expected to grow from $25,840.2 million in 2014 to $56,613.2 million by 2019, at an estimated CAGR of 17.0% from 2014 to 2019. The need to improve marketing effectiveness and customer E-experiences as well as the need to develop digital competitiveness are some of the key factors which are driving the global market for digital marketing software. The Key Players Include
Adobe Systems, Hubspot, SAS, Microsoft, SAP, Marketo, HP, Oracle and
Salesforce. RnR Market Research
Adobe Mobile Technology in the Classroom
- More than 1,000 educators representing 13 countries across Asia Pacific were surveyed for the research, with an aim to gauge the state of mobile technology adoption in the classroom and the importance of mobility and digital tools in education. The study revealed that far from being reluctant to admit mobile devices to their classrooms, educators strongly believe that the proliferation of mobile devices is already having a positive impact, and influencing the way instruction is delivered to students.
Helping Companies Improve Operational Excellence with the Internet of Things - SAP SE announced an Industry 4.0 implementation project with GEA to address condition monitoring and predictive maintenance. Over the last months, SAP and GEA have been working together to bring machinery and engineering knowledge to the integrated, scalable and high-performance cloud offering based on the SAP HANA® software.
"As Industry 4.0 unfolds, there will be new business opportunities for manufacturers driven by software-leveraged sensor data," said Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. "Organizations that start thinking now about how to incorporate innovation into manufacturing will have a distinct competitive advantage. Our cooperation with GEA intends to help the industry better cope with changing industry requirements so they can increase demand for products that match customer expectations precisely. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with GEA to help our customers enable real-time decisions, and enhance customer satisfaction and loyalty by connecting people, machines, products and services across the world."
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