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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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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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17 UN SDGs

Big Idea: ESG Solutions Address the Impending ESG Imperative

This Big Idea report examines environmental, social, and governance (ESG) solutions and offerings. Growing interest in supporting a wide range of United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has led to new frameworks that address areas from climate change to employee compensation. Early adopters should use this report to identify the key trends that provide ESG capabilities as well as the market trends and forces shaping the future of ESG
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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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Scales of Justice

Monday's Musings: Get Ready For Big Government Vs Big Tech

THE AGE OF BIG TECH REGULATIONS HAS ARRIVED

Governments across the world seek to rein in the digital giants for political, economic, and societal rationale. While most digital giants have not flaunted the law, the public perception of their enormous size, massive scale, and unfair compe

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