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SPENDING & PROJECTS

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Apple: Apple is planning to deploy 1Password, a password management platform developed by AgileBits, to all 123,000 employees within the next one to two months. (Cupertino, CA)

Bank of America: A mid-level source has indicated that initiatives related to network security are currently in progress. (Charlotte, NC)

3M: A front-line source has indicated that initiatives related to data security are currently in progress. The organization will focus on leveraging software in this area, and is planning to increase investments to support these efforts. (St. Paul, MN)

MARKETING

Xerox Corporation: Xerox Corporation employees have conducted significant online research into marketing tools during the week of 06/22/2018, indicating an increased focus in this area. (Norwalk, CT)

Frontier Communications: Frontier Communications employees have conducted significant online research into marketing tools during the week of 06/22/2018, indicating an increased focus in this area. (Norwalk, CT)

Interpublic Group of Companies: Interpublic Group of Companies employees have conducted significant online research into Google AdWords during the week of 06/22/2018, indicating an increased focus in this area. (New York, NY)

FINANCE

American Express: American Express recently invested in Next Insurance, an online insurance platform, as part of a Series B funding round valued at $83 million. (New York, NY)

MSC Industrial: MSC Industrial has reported FY2018 Q3 net sales of $828 million, an increase compared to last year's $744 million in the same quarter. (Melville, NY)

Beazer Homes: Beazer Homes has entered into an agreement to acquire Venture Homes in a transaction valued at approximately $65 million. (Atlanta, GA)

HUMAN RESOURCES

Insight Enterprises: A front-line source has indicated that HR initiatives related to benefits management are currently in progress. (Tempe, AZ)

S&P Global: A high-level source has indicated that HR initiatives related to compensation management have been completed within the last 6 months. (New York, NY)

Telephone and Data Systems: A mid-level source has indicated that HR initiatives related to benefits management are currently in progress. These efforts will focus on transitioning to a new vendor to support health and welfare administration. The organization is planning to increase investments to support these efforts. (Chicago, IL)

SALES

Pfizer: Pfizer has announced that the company has reorganized itself into three separate units, Innovative Medicines, which will include all Innovative Health business unites, Established Medicines, which will include off-patent solid oral dose legacy brands and Consumer Healthcare, which will include all over-the-counter medicines. (New York, NY)

Walmart: Walmart has opened a 2,900-square-foot Walmart Fuel Station in Plano, Texas as part of efforts to expand the company's convenience store location business. (Bentonville, AR)

J. Crew: J. Crew is expanding the company's range of sizes as part of efforts to target additional customers, and has announced a collection in partnership with the Universal Standard fashion brand. The company has also launched a video advertisement campaign to promote the collection. (New York, NY)

LEGAL

Apple: Apple has been ordered by the Federal Court of Australia to pay $9 million in penalties for allegedly making false or misleading representations to customers with faulty Apple devices. (Cupertino, CA)

Travelers Companies: A front-line source has indicated plans to begin document management system initiatives in about 6 months, for which new solutions will be implemented and investments will be increased for support. (New York, NY)

Church & Dwight: A mid-level source has indicated plans to invest in automated control enforcement & monitoring over the next 6 months. (Ewing, NJ)

CTO

Google: Google has launched a redesign to the company's Google Pay, which is now expected to feature an optimized interface. (Mountain View, CA)

Kroger: Kroger is planning to identify 3 new US sites in 2018 that will be used to develop new automated warehouse facilities to create seamless shopping experiences for Kroger customers. Kroger is expected to identify a total of 20 sites over the next three years as part of the company's agreement with Ocado. (Cincinnati, OH)

Cisco Systems: A mid-level source has indicated that the organization is in the midst of continuous integration focused product development projects. (San Jose, CA)

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