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Zendesk to be acquired for almost half of original value
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mergers and acquisitions

Zendesk to be acquired for almost half of original value

The company was offered $127-$132 per share in February 2022, which it rejected, and has now accepted a buyout of $77.50 per share
27 Jun 2022
Don’t buy anything! Why you should lease your IT
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Business strategy

Don’t buy anything! Why you should lease your IT

The advantages of leasing versus owning are clear — here's how to get the best from your lease and avoid the potential pitfalls
24 Jun 2022
Cisco to exit Russia, Belarus in business wind-down
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Business operations

Cisco to exit Russia, Belarus in business wind-down

The tech giant is the latest to leave the region altogether as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine
24 Jun 2022
Cloudflare unveils new One Partner Program with zero trust at its core
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channel

Cloudflare unveils new One Partner Program with zero trust at its core

Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince says the initiative aims to take the complexity out of zero trust architecture
24 Jun 2022
Swift exit: How the world cut off Russian banks
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finance

Swift exit: How the world cut off Russian banks

We explore the inner workings of the Swift network that controls world banking
24 Jun 2022
What is application software?
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Business operations

What is application software?

We look at what application software is and the characteristics that define applications, from stand-alone software to full-blown suites
23 Jun 2022
Toshiba eyes $22bn buyout offer in bid to go private
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Business strategy

Toshiba eyes $22bn buyout offer in bid to go private

The firm's options come after shareholders killed off a string of split proposals
23 Jun 2022
Slack adds multi-person screen sharing features to Huddles
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collaboration

Slack adds multi-person screen sharing features to Huddles

New co-working functions and live cursor features aim to boost virtual collaboration on the comms platform
22 Jun 2022
Amazon to introduce first fully autonomous robots across its warehouses
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automation

Amazon to introduce first fully autonomous robots across its warehouses

New systems seek to ease human manual labour, but company claims they’re not looking to replace workers
22 Jun 2022
Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?
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operating systems

Windows 11 Home vs Pro: What's the difference for business users?

A comparison of the various features and tools available across Windows 11's Home and Pro versions
20 Jun 2022
How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC
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Microsoft Windows

How to take screenshots on a Windows 10 laptop or PC

A guide to all the various tools and shortcuts you can use to take a screenshot on Windows 10
20 Jun 2022
The 25 best companies to work for in the UK based on senior leadership
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Careers & training

The 25 best companies to work for in the UK based on senior leadership

Quality of senior management the most important driver of employee satisfaction, Glassdoor report finds
20 Jun 2022
Telegram to roll out premium tier as it tops 700m daily users
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instant messaging (IM)

Telegram to roll out premium tier as it tops 700m daily users

The company has remained tight-lipped about pricing but is launching a paid-for tier ahead of rivals
20 Jun 2022
SAP to foster partner training with new Partner Talent Initiative
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Careers & training

SAP to foster partner training with new Partner Talent Initiative

New programme will certify IT professionals in high demand areas such as RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud
17 Jun 2022
Microsoft Viva Sales aims to take the busy work out of CRM
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customer relationship management (CRM)

Microsoft Viva Sales aims to take the busy work out of CRM

The AI-powered platform aims to give sellers easier access to customer information from across the business
16 Jun 2022
Can the four-day week take off in Japan?
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flexible working

Can the four-day week take off in Japan?

With Japan's traditionalist work culture set to clash with the radicalism of the four-day week, we examine how proposals to inject more flexibility in…
16 Jun 2022
How to delete a Gmail account
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email providers

How to delete a Gmail account

Our step-by-step guide on how to close your Google email account for good
15 Jun 2022
Microsoft silent patches called “a grossly irresponsible policy”
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cyber security

Microsoft silent patches called “a grossly irresponsible policy”

Cyber security company Tenable said that the tech giant is putting customers at risk after it found two bugs in Microsoft Azure analytics software, on…
15 Jun 2022
Businesses need to be more aggressive with their cyber security, Cisco warns
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cyber security

Businesses need to be more aggressive with their cyber security, Cisco warns

Government warnings of Ukraine-Russia cyber war spillover must be heeded in order to stay safe
15 Jun 2022
C3 AI unveils enterprise AI for supply chains
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artificial intelligence (AI)

C3 AI unveils enterprise AI for supply chains

The application suite is backed by Google Cloud and helps address disrupted global supply chains
14 Jun 2022
Microsoft bolsters Teams platform with host of call quality improvements
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collaboration

Microsoft bolsters Teams platform with host of call quality improvements

New features leverage AI and machine learning to improve both voice and video quality across the platform
14 Jun 2022
Atos looks to split up cyber security division as CEO exits
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Business strategy

Atos looks to split up cyber security division as CEO exits

The company is set to split into two but so far the news hasn’t been taken well by investors as shares are down by nearly 20%
14 Jun 2022
IT Pro News In Review: UK 4 day week, ransomware payment rise, IBM cut ties with Russia
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Business operations

IT Pro News In Review: UK 4 day week, ransomware payment rise, IBM cut ties with Russia

Catch up on the biggest headlines of the week in just two minutes
10 Jun 2022