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  • May 12, 2017 12 May'17

    Cloud-based ERP software signals new era at Shawnee State University

    Shawnee State University in Ohio is implementing Oracle cloud software for financials, HR and student information to help staff become more effective and to improve services.

  • April 12, 2017 12 Apr'17

    Oracle touts cloud-based HR software and financial management tools

    At customer conferences in Boston, Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd released statistics showing that Oracle's cloud-based HCM and ERP sales saw explosive growth during the last quarter.

  • January 19, 2017 19 Jan'17

    ADP acquires performance coaching and employee engagement software

    The Marcus Buckingham Company's cloud-based performance management and employee engagement software is set to be integrated into ADP's HCM platforms and benchmarking tool.

  • January 10, 2017 10 Jan'17

    Modern Mobility Innovation Awards: Four mobile projects triumph

    The Modern Mobility Innovation Awards recognize four creative and successful enterprise mobile projects. These initiatives took advantage of everything from managed services to advanced app development techniques to mobile backend as a service. Several winning projects solved the challenges of providing mobile support for legacy infrastructure systems. All of them enabled their organizations' end users and customers to do their jobs more efficiently and effectively. The results were four strong enterprise mobility implementations that together represent this year's Modern Mobility Innovation Awards winners. Read the stories of each of these mobile projects in this special issue of the e-zine.

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  • Cloud-based HR software could be game changer for Life Care Services

    Life Care Services launched an effort to replace on-premises Oracle software with an integrated Oracle HCM Cloud for core HR, payroll, onboarding, recruiting and other Continue Reading

  • Cloud-based HR software: How channel partners play a strategic role

    Human resources departments initially might have lagged in moving management functions to the cloud, but adoption of the technology is gathering momentum. Continue Reading

  • Businesses find creative ways to maximize artificial intelligence apps

    Artificial intelligence is a grossly misunderstood technology, thanks to the sinister characters portrayed in science-fiction books and films as menacing robots and self-possessed toaster ovens. More recently, AI in its various forms -- machine learning, cognitive computing, natural language processing -- takes on a more practical tone.

    The cover story of April's Business Information on artificial intelligence apps explores how AI, ironically, makes human resources more human. AI embedded in talent management software allows HR departments to recruit, educate and retain their workers more effectively and efficiently. One program goes so far as to aid recruiters in rewriting job descriptions so they contain less gender-specific words and attract a larger pool of talent.

    In another article, we look at how those friendlier bot descendants known as chatbots are dramatically changing the way companies conduct sales and customer service. We also examine the inherent moral and ethical issues that can arise when humans unknowingly interact with nonhumans. Although some parts of the consumer industry are adept at using artificial intelligence apps practically and profitably, most businesses are slow to accept and implement AI. In another feature, we explore the many options available to businesses in their never-ending quest to mine valuable customer insights from big data and better understand how people think before they act.

    Also in this issue, we feature Watson, Einstein, Rachel, Gil, Alexa, Captcha tests and a college baseball star turned data science CEO, all within the ever-broadening shadows of artificial intelligence and analytics.

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