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Sentinel, Monitoring Solution for Hotels from Availpro

Availpro, A European provider of online hotel reservation solutions, have announced  a new Hotel Social media tool. This tool will monitor  the  e-reputation of hotels, both yours and other hotels, in order to improve their image and visibility.Sentinel-FR-Recto01

Monitoring and rapid analysis of the hotel’s online reputation, and all tools needed for acting quickly and anticipating risks. Named Sentinel it can use the “customer comments” Widget to select and share opinions on its own website or other sites. Thus contributing to a positive image, and the software encourages Internet users to reserve directly using the hotel’s official website.

Sentinel will give hotels the ability to:

- monitor their competitors’ online reputation and use it as a reference

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New Office For ERP Software Downunder

Global Shop Solutions, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software company, has announced the opening of its new office in Auckland, New Zealand. Although part of the companies overall Asian Pacific operations, which includes offices in Singapore, Indonesia and Australia, the Auckland office will focus exclusively on providing sales, technical and customer support for New Zealand customers.

“Sales in New Zealand have doubled in each of the past two years,” says Dusty Alexander, CEO of Global Shop Solutions. “In order to keep up with this growth and provide the personal touch that our other Asian Pacific customers expect and value from us, we decided to open an office in Auckland office to serve the local market.”

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The integration between StruxureWare and HP OneView

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the integration of StruxureWare  the companies  data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) solution, ™ for Data Centers, with the HP OneView infrastructure management platform. This  integration provides, IT and facilities management personnel with visibility into an organisation’s server, storage and networking systems for service management.

The integration between StruxureWare  and HP OneView enables bidirectional, live communications between the two platforms to eliminate operational silos between IT and facilities. Facility management skills and software is often kept separate.  Data centre and facilities owners and operators gain visibility into server, storage and network management, as well as service creation, providing a holistic view of and control over IT service delivery and infrastructure capacity management. Additionally, with the ability to share data between platforms, time is saved, OPEX reduced and the likelihood of human error is drastically minimised.

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End Of An Era

As CEO of Oracle, Lawrence "Larry" Ellison has been one of the true influencers of the IT industry. He has threatened to shoot competitors, outlasted many others and chased the title of the richest man in the world, buying or commissioning the best and most expensive yachts to engage in his passion for sailing and of course he has been inspirational.

No one has ever called Ellison boring. Indeed, from the time when "Oracle" was a CIA project and not a company,

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he has managed to be a part of nearly all the biggest changes in the IT industry, where he has continually redefined the future of computing while continuing to have a lot of fun doing so.

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Deputy Mayor of London demands more competition for Oracle, to ‘crack the lock’ it has over the Government

Deputy Mayor of London demands more competition for Oracle, to ‘crack the lock’ it has over the Government

Kit Malthouse, the deputy mayor for London, gave a startling speech about Oracle on Wednesday and has called for companies to help release the hold Oracle has on Government organisations, especially with the on-going issues surrounding its inflexibility over license renewal.

He blasted the company and appealed to the crowd to help him “take Oracle down," Talking at the Big Data Breakfast in London, Malthouse claimed to have been “screwed” by Oracle during his time as chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA). This received rousing laughter from the hundred or so people in the room. Most of whom appeared to agree with the sentiment.

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Barclays snubs tech titans to save billions

The Sunday Times reported that the Barclays Bank could reduce costs by 90 per cent

BARCLAYS will slash billions of pounds from its annual bill for IT spending a computer systems in a move that could upset technology giants such as Microsoft, Google, Oracle and SAP.

The bank has built its own “internal cloud” — a network of computer servers that can support the development of cutting-edge software. It is also starting to run large parts of its business using Linux, the open source software hailed by many experts as superior to offerings from market leaders such as Microsoft.

These actions in developing their own specialist software and Apps will slash the cost of developing computer systems by as much as 90%, Barclays claims.

Over time, the decision to build everything in-house will also slash annual licence payments made to tech giants for the use of their software.

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The likes of Oracle, Microsoft and SAP have built their empires by making most of the worlds multinationals reliant on their technology and perpetual licence payments.

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ISS CRM solution for Holly corp

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The Holly Corporation came to ISS needing help in managing its product pricing data contained within its SAP ERP system to support its marketing department in its efforts to communicate with its customers on pricing changes.

Previously they were using a cumbersome combination of different tools that were extremely inefficient and labour intensive. Holly employees  must take the current price of their product(s) and then filter those products by Ship To, Sold To and Delivered To accounts and then apply pricing changes which they needed to communicate to their customers.

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Worldwide Business Intelligence and AnalyticsSoftware Market Grew 8 Per Cent in 2013

Worldwide Business Intelligence and AnalyticsSoftware Market Grew 8 Per Cent in 2013

 Worldwide business intelligence (BI) and analytics software, consisting of BI platforms, corporate performance management (CPM) suites, analytic applications and advanced analytics, totalled $14.4 billion in 2013, an 8 per cent increase from 2012 revenue of $13.3 billion, according to Gartner, Inc.

"Overall, just like last year, the market is shifting gears, which is keeping growth in the single digits. At the same time, paradoxically, we’re at the cusp of a series of tipping points which will facilitate unprecedented interest and adoption of analytics,” said Dan Sommer, research director at Gartner.Fraud Money

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Worldwide BI Software Market Grew 8 Per Cent in 2013

Worldwide business intelligence and analytics software, consisting of BI platforms, corporate performance management (CPM) suites, analytic applications and advanced analytics, totalled $14.4 billion in 2013, an 8 per cent increase from 2012 revenue of $13.3 billion, according to Gartner.

"Overall, just like last year, the market is shifting gears, which is keeping growth in the single digits. At the same time, paradoxically, we’re at the cusp of a series of tipping points which will facilitate unprecedented interest and adoption of analytics,” said Dan Sommer, research director at Gartner.

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