Microsoft empowers business transformation


ATLANTA — March 16, 2015 — Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced the availability of new products and services designed to enable people and organizations to put data to work, driving better results for business of all sizes. The announcements were made at Convergence 2015, Microsoft’s annual conference for its business customers. “Businesses are hungry to seize new opportunities using technologies like machine learning and predictive analytics,” said Satya Nadella, chief executive officer Read more [...]

Angela Merkel warns Greece that reform plan must add up – business live


All the latest economic and financial news, as the Greek government struggles to persuade its lenders to release much-needed funds before the eurozone crisis erupts againLatest: Merkel discusses Greek situationSummary: Talks resume, but no dealGermany: No reform plan from Greece yetEuropean economic sentiment hits 44-month high Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Polycom and Microsoft expand relationship through new series of video collaboration solutions for Skype for Business


SAN JOSE, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. – March 18, 2015 – Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM) and Microsoft Corp. announced today an expanded relationship through which Polycom plans to deliver a new series of video collaboration solutions purpose-built for Skype for Business called Polycom® RoundTable®. The first device in this new offering is the Polycom® RoundTable® 100, an affordable and easy-to-use video solution for huddle rooms that will allow small to midsized businesses (SMB) and teams with Read more [...]

Small Business Owners Show Significant Increase in Economic Optimism


Dateline City: CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America/CFI Group Small Business Forecast Finds More Confidence About Growth Potential, Though Many Still Taking Modest Approach to Hiring and Investing Small business owners handed out significantly higher scores when asked about the health of the economy and their potential for economic growth Read more [...]

Eurozone break-up fears hit two-year high – business live


Rolling economic and financial news, as a new survey finds that investors are more concerned about Greece leaving the eurozoneBank of England’s Carney and Habgood at TSCLatest: Greek reform bills could be delayedSentix: 38% of investors see eurozone break-up this yearGrexit fears highest since autumn 2012Stunning German retail sales figures Continue reading... Business | The Guardian Read more [...]

Business Insider is hiring a full-time reporter for its Strategy section


Do you have more ideas than time to execute them? Are you excited to research the psychology of success, ask powerful people how they organize their days, and investigate the management strategies that companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon use for maximum effectiveness? Business Insider is hiring a full-time reporter for its Strategy vertical, one of the fastest-growing sections of the world's No. 1 digital business publication. Candidates should be comfortable writing quick, aggregated stories Read more [...]

T-Mobile: FCC’s net neutrality rules won’t hurt our business


Like Sprint before it, T-Mobile US has said it's not that concerned about the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality plan. “There is nothing in there that gives us deep concern about our ability to continue executing our strategy,” T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal yesterday. "Still, he said the reclassification isn’t the most desirable approach," the Journal wrote. Read 4 remaining paragraphs | Comments Ars Technica » Ministry of Read more [...]