50 shades of pessimism
SEPTEMBER 17, 2016
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
Whither technology journalism?
MARCH 15, 2015
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
JANUARY 30, 2015
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
Traditional Media is Dead. Long Live Traditional Media.
JUNE 22, 2012
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
Announcing availability: SAP Nation
NOVEMBER 26, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012
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
MAY 9, 2012
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
JANUARY 17, 2012
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
The New Combat Zone: Tech vendors and Digital Agencies
MAY 9, 2013
Think of how much more marketing has evolved since with social media, big marketing data. Industry Commentary Outsourcing (IBM, Accenture, EDS
OCTOBER 18, 2014
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
NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
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?
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
For as long as I can remember, the ads are as much a reason to watch the game, as the game itself.
MARCH 20, 2013
Innovative Business Uses of Technology
Small $$ for Big Data
SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
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
AUGUST 21, 2012
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
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
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
FEBRUARY 9, 2012
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
NOVEMBER 11, 2010
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
FEBRUARY 9, 2010
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
NOVEMBER 27, 2015
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
JUNE 27, 2016
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
JUNE 30, 2015
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
OCTOBER 2, 2015
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
MARCH 24, 2016
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
OCTOBER 21, 2015
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?
SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
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?
OCTOBER 9, 2015
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
AUGUST 18, 2015
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
NOVEMBER 9, 2015
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?
OCTOBER 6, 2015
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
JULY 7, 2014
Israelis Value Online Media 1.5x More Than Offline Media- Highest in Global Survey. Digital media is a recent phenomenon in Israel.
Why You Need To Master Social Media For Customer Service
SEPTEMBER 26, 2015
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
MAY 28, 2016
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
Startup Professionals Musings
JUNE 13, 2015
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)
OCTOBER 14, 2015
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
DECEMBER 28, 2015
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?
AUGUST 3, 2016
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
JUNE 25, 2015
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
JULY 16, 2015
According a 2014 survey by Gallup among American consumers, 62% opined that social media does not influence their purchase decisions. Do share!