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SMB Nation has been serving the Bainbridge Island area since 2001, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Intellinote announces integration with key business solutions

Team communication and collaboration platform Intellinote announced yesterday new integrations with business applications including Salesforce, ZenDesk, MailChimp and Dropbox, allowing users to coordinate content and create actionable items within Intellinote

"Users and businesses use a number of different best-in-class business apps and tools,” Intellinote CTO Gene Sohn said. “But switching between them constantly to monitor activity, updates and changes takes up valuable time every day. With these new integrations, users can save time but still be on top of what's important, actionable or just informational - all from inside Intellinote - so they can prioritize responses and optimize effort.”

Intellinote also announced immediate availability of an integration portal that allows app developers integrate their apps with a REST API, Widget API or a Webhook API, which each provide different capabilities to developers based on individual or company needs.

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IBM acquires StrongLoop to strengthen app development

Connecting applications to the Internet of Things and web applications in the cloud is an important opportunity for developers, and IBM has stepped in to help with its latest acquisition. IBM logo1

IBM announced yesterday it acquired StrongLoop, Inc., a provider of enterprise Node.js, enabling developers to create apps using APIs.

 “With this acquisition, the industry benefits from Node.js’ formal entry into the mainstream enterprise,” said Juan Carlos Soto, Chief Executive Officer, StrongLoop. “As leaders in the Node.js open community, we plan to further advance open, community-driven innovation coupled with global, enterprise class software and services offerings to grow client value in the API economy.”

IBM said it intends to integrate the Node.js capabilities into its software portfolio.

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Bandwidth helps Seamlessly Automate, Manage its Hosted VoIP Network

logo said that it has chosen Bandwidth to provide voice network services in support of its hosted suite of products. With Bandwidth, now has ready access to a nationwide network of local numbers using Service Management APIs to automate their inventory search and activation process.

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IDC Releases Results of BPM and Middleware Market Study

IDC logoThis morning, IDC released the results of a four-year study on the middleware and business process management market. The study, titled Worldwide Business Management and Middleware Vendor Shares, includes stats from 2008 to 2012, and overall, shows a stunted growth rate for this area.

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Digium IP Phones Now Include Custom App Creation for Open Source Developers

Digium has announced the general availability of the Digium Phone App Engine and Phone API Information Center for its IP phones. The Digium IP phones include an applications engine that uses a free and open API.  The JavaScript API allows developers to easily create custom phone apps that extend the power of Asterisk, an open source IP telephony software, and Switchvox, Digium’s Unified Communications solution, to the Digium IP phones.  These applications go far beyond simple XML pages and integrate custom business processes directly on the phone display.

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