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50 shades of pessimism

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Silicon Collar is off to very nice media reviews, Amazon reader reviews and many nice emails from readers. But in many ways it has also touched a nerve. Some are irritated with my optimism. find they fall into three. Silicon Collar

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Whither technology journalism?

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I write this as hundreds of media folk are in Austin at SXSW probably dissecting what happened to GigaOm. My perspective is more as media consumer – a voracious one who scrounges hundreds of articles for my blogs and my. Industry Commentary

The Business Insider Mark Hurd interview

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Maybe it is the Marshawn Lynch effect – most everyone is squirming this week as the NFL forces him to make mandatory media appearances in the run up to the Super Bowl. But I felt bad for Mark Hurd of. Industry Commentary

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Traditional Media is Dead. Long Live Traditional Media.

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This weekend, in a twinge of nostalgia on the 40th anniversary of Watergate, I rented All The President’s Men. never get tired of the Jason Robards (as Ben Bradlee) line: "Nothing's riding on this except the First Amendment of. Industry Commentary

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Announcing availability: SAP Nation

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This weekend I emailed preview copies of my new book on the SAP economy to select media around the world. have attached below the “front matter” for my blog readers – the table of contents and the preface. SAP Nation, the book

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More Innovation

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On the New Florence blog One SQM House ChargeCard Sally Ride, a great role model The Desk Treadmill Social Media Command Centers The non-stick ketchup bottle Innovative Fruit “You talk. We draw”. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

More New Renaissance

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on the innovation blog BAM: Baseball Advanced Media The Titanic and technology Street Pothole App Top 25 Technology Books Ecofurbished Electronics A hotel in the heart of VC country. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

First lot of book reviews

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Books go through waves of reviews – executives, media, US readers, international readers. You appreciate them all because people take the time from their busy schedules to read, then provide feedback. Over the last couple of weeks I have received

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The New Combat Zone: Tech vendors and Digital Agencies

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Think of how much more marketing has evolved since with social media, big marketing data. Industry Commentary Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Omni-channel this!

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Assuming all moves well, the media review PDFs should. We are one step closer to release of my book on the SAP economy. The edit is done, the next steps are the inside layout, eBook conversion and prep for printing. Industry Commentary

More Innovation

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On the New Florence blog The awesome slate at Cognizant Community Fan Conventions Technology and the 2012 World Series Media Room Makeover Vail Resorts EpicMax app Hawaii’s night of tsunami technology and terror Customer experience as a service Data encoded. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

The Big Data laggards

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In a panel on Big Data last week at Cognizant Community I cited several examples from the New Florence blog collected over the last few years – National Hurricane Center, Union Pacific, U of Washington’s ENCODE project, Social Media analytics. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Has social media salvaged the SuperBowl ad?

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For as long as I can remember, the ads are as much a reason to watch the game, as the game itself.

More innovation

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Small $$ for Big Data

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Rick Smolan, former National Geographic and Time photographer, has used a crowdsourced model (of fellow media professionals) to create a series of “A Day in the Life of” books. He is now tackling the impact of Big Data/analytics on many. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

Hush, Henry!

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If you see IBM’s TV commercials, or their social marketing or their pitches to media and investors, they. Henry Blodget gets some snide comments for just waking to the large software revenue that defines IBM. Actually you cannot fault him. Enterprise Software (IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP) Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS

More New Florence

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On the innovation blog Insight-as-a-service The Social Media Bowl Lighting Design Super Bowl: The Monday morning quarterback. Innovative Business Uses of Technology

The maturing of industry MA

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The media flurry around an M&A announcement, the celebratory mood at the acquired company, the speculation around the acquirer’s quarter, the giddy talk about conquering the world, the rumors around “who-next” and “roll-ups”, the debates around. It is so predictable. Industry Commentary M&A in Technology

The Apple of the eye of the New York Times

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A couple of weeks ago I highlighted how mainstream media like the New York Times, Fortune etc write overwhelmingly and fawningly about Apple, Google, Facebook and other consumer tech and largely ignore enterprise tech. One exceptional journalist I identified was.

6 billion moving forward150 million holding us back

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There was another flurry of media/analyst/blogger activity around SAP yesterday as Dr. Hasso Plattner explained the way forward after Leo Apotheker resigned. I did not attend that press conference. Just like I did not the 5+ hour media circus around.

7 Social Media Marketing Habits That Lead To Failure

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Social media marketing (SMM) not working is simply a sign that you need to identify what's going wrong and try again. Sign me up.  .

Why Your Brand’s Social Media Impact is Low

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The client had just finished their “father’s day campaign” and the social media impact on sales seemed a little disappointing.

11 Best Social Media Tools For Small Businesses And Individuals

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But does it all end at fancy social profiles or does social media marketing run deeper? I say, the latter. Social How can you make it easy?

A Day In The Life of A Social Media Manager

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One may think social media managers are very lucky. So, let us have a look at a typical work day of a social media manager. Gif via.

Why Do B2B Companies Need To Prioritize Social Media

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If you’re wondering whether your B2B company need to prioritize social media, this is for you. On social media. Trust is Shifting.

How To Revolutionize Your Social Media

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Before, I start, here’s a quick reminder: Why is social media helpful? ’ How To Revolutionize Your Social Media. 1.

Is Social Media Making Us Stupid?

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Debate: Is Social Media Making Us Stupid For Real? Who’s Using Social Media And How? a. The Social Media Cons . a.

How Can You Get More Social Media Fans?

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Building up a social media  following can be a very tedious affair. These are legit ways to grow your social media fans. via GIPHY.

3 Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications

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Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications. 1. Social Media Impact on Internal communications. Unacceptable, right?

How To Identify A Good Social Media Strategist

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A social media strategist is a job title of current times. Handling social media for your company by yourself ? Start here! Positivity.

Is Social Media Working For Your Business?

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So, you have your social media team in place. Is social media working for your business? What are your experiences with social media?

Israeli Consumers Prefer ONLINE Media

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Israelis Value Online Media 1.5x More Than Offline Media- Highest in Global Survey. Digital media is a recent phenomenon in Israel.

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Why You Need To Master Social Media For Customer Service

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And that’s where using social media for customer care comes in handy! Why Social Media For Customer Service is a Win. a.

Half Lives. Social Media. And Snapchat Stories.

Both Sides of the Table

The bad was that it seems like when I shared media on Facebook I wouldn’t get any heat initially so Twitter was my go to place to share my blog.

Social Media Marketing Should Not Be Used Alone Today

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Social media as a marketing tool is here to stay, and is now widely accepted. Focus first on the social media trinity. Marty Zwilling.

How Restaurants Are Using Social Media Effectively (And What You Can Learn)

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When all businesses are using social media , why should restaurants be left behind? It’s all about the Location. Reward Check Ins. Run contests.

5 Ways To Boost SEO Through Social Media

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One way to accelerate SEO is to fully leverage the social media potential. Here are the five best ways to boost SEO through social media.

Does Your Brand Have A Social Media Etiquette Policy?

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Social Media channels like Instagram, Facebook, Twitter etc. have While you already have external social media policies, look inwards.

Infographic: 5 Social Media Trends For Small Businesses

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In a 2015 social media trends report shared by Social Media Examiner , tons of interesting information is available for marketers and brand owners.

How Does Social Media Impact Consumer Purchases

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According a 2014 survey by Gallup among American consumers, 62% opined that social media does not influence their purchase decisions. Do share!