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News Analysis: MIcrosoft Doubles Down On The Metaverse With $68.7 B Offer For Activision

Microsoft's Biggest Acquisition Is All About Moving To Metaverse On January 18th, 2022, MIcrosoft announced its intent to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion in an all cash offer. As the metaverse economy heats up, this move gives MIcrosoft several advantages including:
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Monetizing The Metaverse Economy

Research Report: Monetizing The Metaverse Economy

Much hype has been made about the metaverse. However, very few organizations have fully grasped the impact the metaverse will have on experiences and engagement inside the enterprise. More than just gaming worlds or hardware devices, the metaverse economy brings new opportunities for enterprises to bring their physical presence and 3D digital presences together in one unified offering to their stakeholders—customers, employees, partners, and suppliers.
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Happy New Year 2022

Research Report: Inside Constellation's 2021 Enterprise Awards

A YEAR THAT HAS LED TO THE GREAT REFACTORING Despite the chaotic pandemic environment, 2021 was an amazing year for enterprise tech IPO's, product launches, and new technologies. CXO's were given the budgets to refactor their business models, add additional talent, and invest towards a digital future. Amidst this backdrop, enterprises changed how they worked, what they sold, how they monetized, why they existed, and who they worked with. The underpinnings of what is known as the "Great Refactoring" began in 2021 and will fully emerge into 2022 and beyond..
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Digital Transformation Tip of Finger

Monday's Musings: Prepping for Digital Transformation In ERP

Market Forces And Modernization Drive Digital Transformation Initiatives In ERP Enterprises must navigate the constant demand for change and the growing pressures for transformation. Existing ERP systems designed for the last century meet post-pandemic requirements built on agility and decentralization. A perfect storm emerges for ERP modernization. Consequently, digital transformation and modernization of existing ERPs provide leaders with opportunities to:
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Quantum Computing Market Valuations

Trends: Quantum Computing Market Cap Tops $174 Billion

Over $8.5 Billion Invested In 241 Quantum Startups A recent analysis by Constellation Research found 241 companies in the Quantum Computing space in seven categories driving $8.512 billion in investment to date. A review of funding announcements, deals in pipe, and conversations with investors, demonstrated a tremendous appetite to fund all categories of the quantum ecosystem.
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Apple Business Essentials

News Analysis: Apple Business Essentials Simplifies SMB Ownership Experience

Apple Launches New Business Essentials Service On Wednesday, November 10th, Apple introduced a new business service for companies up to 500 employees. Apple Business Essentials enables organizations to easily add users, onboard users, back up information, secure devices, receive 24/7 support, repair devices onsite, and manage the device lifecycle for deployment.
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Shopify Global ERP Program 2021

News Analysis: Shopify Launches Global ERP Program

Five Major Global ERP Vendors Join Shopify App Store Program On October 14th, 2021, Shopify announced a broad-based partnership with five leading ERP vendors to improve the data and workflow integration of Shopify Plus' commerce platform to key back office capabilities such as financials, order management, inventory, and supply chain.
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Cambridge Quantum QNLP

News Analysis: Cambridge Quantum Brings On Quantum NLP To Life

CQ IS First To NLP On Quantum Via The lambeq Toolkit On October 13th, Cambridge Quantum released lambeq, an open-source toolkit and library for Natural Language Processing on Quantum (QNLP), named after Joachim Lambek, the late pioneering McGill University professor in mathematics and theoretical computer science.
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James Norwood iSolved Connect 2021

Event Report: isolved Connect 2021

The First Of The In Person HR Tech Vendor Conferences Was A Resounding Success On September 19th, isolved kicked off its user conference isolved Connect at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. Amidst a very socially distant and pandemic protocol safe ballroom, more than 900 HR professionals, technologists,and partners gathered to hear the latest announcements and see the latest updates to the software.
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CCP China Cryptocurrency Ban

News Analysis: Unpacking CCP China's Crypto Crackdown

From Crypto Friendly To Crypto Non Grata The policy makers in the CCP now consider cryptocurrencies as a considerable threat to CCP China's quest to become both a global reserve currency and an opportunity to dethrone the dollar. Just a few years back, the CCP government may have thought that crytpos would help unseed the dollar, but something has changed...
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