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Social Media on Ulitzer Bernie Borges' new book: Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketing. Bernie's book aims to give a macro view of social media marketing with a focus on "what it is" and "how" small and medium size businesses (SMB) can develop a strategy, implement it and measure results. Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketing covers these topics: Marketing 2.0 What is Web 2.0 and Social Media? Think Like a Publisher: Content Marketing The Lifecycle of Interaction in Social Media Marketing Measuring Results in Social Media Marketing Risks in Social Media Marketing Benefits of Social Media Marketing Case Studies - SMBs Succeding with Social Media We have invited Bernie Borges, the author of Marketing 2.0: Bridging the Gap between Seller and Buyers through Social Media Marketi... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Data investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 17% over the next 6 years, eventually accounting for $76 Billion by the end of 2020 The market is ripe for acquisitions of pure-play Big Data startups, as competition heats up between IT incumbents Nearly every large scale IT ven... (more)

Drupal, Joomla and Wordpress - What Will You Choose?

Some questions can never be answered; they can only be debated but we never get the solution to it. The same is the case for CMSs; people for years have been trying to find out which one is best for them and which is good to manage a website. Open source CMSs have had great success and demand for many years because they're easy to work with and are also flexible. But open source development offers you multiple choices when it comes to a CMS. So there is the age-old confusion of which one to choose. Even though you can't decide which one is the best, you can definitely pick the one that suits your needs the best. There is no Content Management Solution that is the best so you settle with what you are comfortable using. However, I am writing this so you will choose WordPress and you should choose WordPress as your CMS. It provides loads of extensions, add-ons and plug-... (more)

8 lessons from Bruce Springsteen on staying relevant

I witnessed the fourth show of Bruce Springsteen’s new Wrecking Ball tour last night.   “Witnessed” is a carefully chosen word because it conjures the fervor of his concerts. He performs, yes, but he also testifies, and his adoring, faithful congregation (ranging from teens to octogenerians) responds in kind. It’s something to behold: a single hand movement from Springsteen yields an instant, intended response.   The dozen or so times I’ve seen him, I’ve marveled at the obvious: his energy level, powerful voice, under-appreciated guitar playing, engaging personality and songwriting. But this time – thinking back over the two hour and forty minute concert – I was struck by his relevance. Despite being 62 years old and having created 17 albums over forty years, he’s more relevant than ever. How does he do it? Here ar... (more)

FutureDial Releases FutureDial Suite 5.0 Mobile Content Management Software for Cellphones

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 2 /PRNewswire/ -- FutureDial, Inc., a leading mobile communication software company, announced today the release of FutureDial Suite(TM) 5.0, a major enhancement of its cellphone content management and mobile web access software for individual consumers. FutureDial Suite 5.0 enables its user to backup and transfer mobile content such as phonebooks, calendar, ringtones, pictures, videos, and SMS text messages between the cellphone and PC. It also enables its user to utilize a cellphone as a wireless modem for a PC or laptop to access the Internet from anywhere at anytime. FutureDial Suite 5.0 supports several hundred cellphone models developed by various manufacturers and available at all the major carriers in the U.S., including all the popular models such as the Motorola RAZR and Samsung A9x0 series. "FutureDial Suite 5.0 is the fruit of seve... (more)

Clickability Adds Parallel, Energy-Efficient Data Center for Full Redundancy of On Demand Web Content Management

Enterprise and Media Customers Enjoy Unmatched Website Reliability and Unlimited Scalability through SaaS Model SAN FRANCISCO, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Clickability, Inc., the global leader in on demand Web Content Management (WCM), today announced that it has added a new SAS 70 Type II-Certified data center in order to meet the needs of its growing roster of enterprise and media customers. Set-up and migration to the new, energy-efficient data center in Denver, Colorado, are already complete. Together with Clickability's San Jose-based center, the parallel facilities are the foundation for Clickability's robust back-end infrastructure, which provides the framework for the WCM platform and empowers customers with on demand scalability, security, data storage, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), and an industry-leading level of redundant capabilities. "We focus on the... (more)

SaleSpider.com Enhances Site for a More User Friendly Experience

TORONTO -- (Marketwire) -- 08/07/09 -- SaleSpider.com has streamlined their website creating a more user friendly experience for Small Business Owners & Entrepreneurs throughout North America. The simple and clean site design is a part of SaleSpider.com's mission to continuously meet the needs of their 500,000 Members and Clients by providing improved navigation, better content organization and more advertising space. New features include a search bar at the top of every page for fast and accurate search results. Members can instantly search thousands of sales leads, classified ads, forums, people and businesses. SaleSpider.com has also added a quick links tool box on almost every page. This will allow members to instantly see when they receive new mail messages and new invitations to either connect, join a chat or a forum. Members can easily access all of their das... (more)

KnowledgeLake Employees Receive Top Honors From Microsoft SharePoint Team

ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwire) -- 09/17/09 -- KnowledgeLake, Inc., a leading provider of document imaging and capture technologies for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, announces that two of its team members received top awards and certifications from Microsoft. Steve Curran, a Senior Software Engineer, was awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status for SharePoint, and Russ Houberg, a Senior Technical Architect, earned the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) certification for SharePoint 2007. "We congratulate these individuals for their very admirable achievements," said Chris Caplinger, Chief Technology Officer, KnowledgeLake, Inc. "Both of these gentlemen are integral parts of KnowledgeLake and they have impacted every department of our company. Their cumulative knowledge is beneficial to the Kno... (more)

Richard DeLeo Named Business Wire's Senior Vice President, Business Policies and Procedures

Richard DeLeo has been named Senior Vice President, Business Policies and Procedures. This newly created position reflects the unique complexities and sensitivities linked to Business Wire's central role in helping companies fulfill their regulatory disclosure obligations and achieve their communications goals. DeLeo will work closely with Chief Operating Officer Phyllis Dantuono to make certain that Business Wire's editorial, legal and operational standards are strictly adhered to. He also will liaise with Business Wire's sales and operations staffs to ensure that the client engagement process is seamlessly executed at all levels. In addition, DeLeo will interface with clients to help them understand the changing disclosure environment, and explain 'best practice' compliance options in appropriate jurisdictions. DeLeo will retain his Regional Vice President respons... (more)

Aflac to America: Get to Know Quack

COLUMBUS, Ga., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aflac (AFL), the insurance company that pays policyholders cash benefits when they are sick or hurt, today announced a forward-thinking, integrated new marketing campaign: "You Don't Know Quack." The campaign is designed to take Aflac's outstanding brand awareness to a new level by moving consumers from recognition of the Aflac name - and its iconic Aflac Duck - to understanding of the type of insurance protection the company provides. "Most Americans know the power of the Aflac brand, but don't understand the products and services we offer," said Jeff Charney, Aflac senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "With our new campaign, we're entering into a real dialogue with the public. We're telling them in a fun, light-hearted way that if all they know about Aflac is the Duck, well, they don't know quack.... (more)

Gregory Schaffer, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, to Keynote Black Hat DC 2010

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hat, produced by TechWeb, today announced that Gregory Schaffer will keynote at Black Hat DC 2010, the world's leading information security event. Black Hat DC 2010 will host over 500 digital security experts, bringing together public and private sector security professionals and underground hackers from around the world to dissect the latest security trends. Black Hat DC is taking place February 2 - February 3 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia. Registration is now open at http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-dc-10/bh-dc-10-home.html. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano appointed Greg Schaffer as Assistant Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C) last year. Mr. Schaffer works within the National Protection Program Directorate (NPPD) to lead the coordinated ef... (more)

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Never mind that we might not know what the future holds for cryptocurrencies and how much values will fluctuate or even how the process of mining a coin could cost as much as the value of the coin itself - cryptocurrency mining is a hot industry and shows no signs of slowing down. However, energy consumption to mine cryptocurrency is one of the biggest issues facing this industry. Burning huge amounts of electricity isn't incidental to cryptocurrency, it's basically embedded in the core of "mini...
Every organization is facing their own Digital Transformation as they attempt to stay ahead of the competition, or worse, just keep up. Each new opportunity, whether embracing machine learning, IoT, or a cloud migration, seems to bring new development, deployment, and management models. The results are more diverse and federated computing models than any time in our history.
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
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In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
At CloudEXPO Silicon Valley, June 24-26, 2019, Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with expanded DevOpsSUMMIT and FinTechEXPO programs within the DXWorldEXPO agenda. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of business. Only 12% still survive. Similar percentages are found throug...
Where many organizations get into trouble, however, is that they try to have a broad and deep knowledge in each of these areas. This is a huge blow to an organization's productivity. By automating or outsourcing some of these pieces, such as databases, infrastructure, and networks, your team can instead focus on development, testing, and deployment. Further, organizations that focus their attention on these areas can eventually move to a test-driven development structure that condenses several l...
The term "digital transformation" (DX) is being used by everyone for just about any company initiative that involves technology, the web, ecommerce, software, or even customer experience. While the term has certainly turned into a buzzword with a lot of hype, the transition to a more connected, digital world is real and comes with real challenges. In his opening keynote, Four Essentials To Become DX Hero Status Now, Jonathan Hoppe, Co-Founder and CTO of Total Uptime Technologies, shared that ...
Over the course of two days, in addition to insightful conversations and presentations delving into the industry's current pressing challenges, there was considerable buzz about digital transformation and how it is enabling global enterprises to accelerate business growth. Blockchain has been a term that people hear but don't quite understand. The most common myths about blockchain include the assumption that it is private, or that there is only one blockchain, and the idea that blockchain is...