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The best free BI tools, 2018

Business intelligence platforms can help enterprises analyze data from various sources to inform decision-making. The six free tools highlighted here are among the best and most popular today.

Written by Matt Kapko18 May 18 20:05

Cortana explained: How to use Microsoft's virtual assistant for business

Cortana has a massive installed base in Windows 10, but Microsoft's virtual assistant doesn't get the same respect as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri or Google Assistant. Here's what Cortana does and how it's uniquely positioned for the workplace.

Written by Matt Kapko07 Feb. 18 22:24

Why you need to stop comparing Snap to Facebook

Snap’s short life as a public company took a turn for the worse this week. While dramatic slides in value aren’t unprecedented for new publicly traded social firms, Snap does have some perception problems to address.

Written by Matt Kapko13 May 17 06:03

Why Amazon is putting Alexa everywhere

The head of Amazon’s Alexa business explains why the company is investing heavily in voice services for manufacturers of various device types.

Written by Matt Kapko11 May 17 00:32

How Facebook plans to bring Messenger to business

Speaking at the Collision conference this week, Facebook’s Stan Chudnovsky said the company remains committed to making Messenger a multi-purpose platform.

Written by Matt Kapko04 May 17 07:01

Microsoft and Google riding the cloud wave

Cloud-based services and infrastructure are boosting the financial performances of Microsoft and Google. In earnings calls this week, Google says it has developed 'deep enterprise' strengths and Microsoft says it's executing on digital transformations thanks to the cloud.

Written by Matt Kapko29 April 17 05:48

Digital advertising surpassed TV ads in 2016

Television has finally been ousted by smaller and smarter screens. Digital advertising jumped 22 percent in 2016, beating the TV market for the first time.

Written by Matt Kapko28 April 17 04:35

Facebooks claims Workplace success

Workplace, Facebook’s social network for business, is gaining more large customers such Starbucks and Viacom. The service, launched six months ago, is also expanding third-party integrations for key enterprise features.

Written by Matt Kapko19 April 17 04:00

Could Amazon become an enterprise collaboration contender?

Amazon has a series of apps that compete with Office 365 and G Suite, but they currently aren’t packaged and sold as a collective portfolio. Here’s how Amazon could become a major player in business software.

Written by Matt Kapko11 April 17 04:23

Why Facebook is giving Workplace away for free

The good news: Facebook is offering a free version of Workplace that removes a significant barrier to adoption. The bad news: It comes without administrative controls and key enterprise features.

Written by Matt Kapko06 April 17 04:46

Google splits Hangouts in half

Google introduced a rebuilt Hangouts for the enterprise and added features to its G Suite productivity apps at Google Cloud Next.

Written by Matt Kapko11 March 17 06:25