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Xero will shutter Personal, the world yells foul

Xero has upset some users of its Xero Personal version after announcing the service is to be shut down in 14 months' time. It's understandable yet the company has faced only modest uptake and crippling costs to support bank feeds, an essential component of that service's differentiation. It is the right move - here's why. It's also a commentary on the banking fraternity that makes for uncomfortable reading.

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The end of advertising

In a connected world, traditional advertising is taking a back seat to more contextual forms of 'in-digital' promotion that harness our smart devices and data footprints.

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Mobile first, tablets second for digital developers

A new report from Forrester Research - Development Landscape: 2013 - paints an interesting picture of the role of developers, the corporate kingmakers who  play a critical role in creating the engines that run the digital enterprises of today.

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Workday's Q2 shows continued controlled growth

Workday continues its upwards trajectory with Q2 numbers that comfortably exceeded financial analyst estimates. The company upped its full year outcome and talked to some of the investments it is making for the future. It all looks good - so far.

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Credit Suisse CIO talks costs, clouds, challenges

"Fundamentally we've had to redesign and challenge the way we've run distributed infrastructure for the past 15 years. Not a single thing that we've done in the past is now acceptable for the future."

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VMware and the reversible cloud

Despite its hybrid public cloud and new software defined datacenter products, VMware risks falling behind as it paces innovation to over-cautious mainstream adoption of cloud

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Does Delta care about fraud, scams or customer service?

Delta Airlines has a chequered history of customer service. Their best customers often praise them but they still get many complaints. So when an inquiry is sent that includes the words 'scam' and 'fraud' should they reply promptly? They don't and as a result they fail in offering full customer service.