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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

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. I find they fall into three. Silicon Collar

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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. I 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. I 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. Microsoft spent $ 6 billion acquiring the digital agency, aQuantive way back in 2007. Last year Oracle spent $ 300 million acquiring Vitrue and Salesforce.

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.

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. USA Today is celebrating its 25th year of Ad Meter, its measurement of consumer favorite SuperBowl ads.

More innovation

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On the New Florence blog Next-Gen Karaoke STEM in SOTU Cool Valentine Tech Gifts Comcast: The Ultimate Convergence of Media and Technology Infor HQ – bringing elegance to ERP 10 conversations that changed our world FastCompany’s Annual Innovative 50 The.

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.

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. Just like I did not the 5+ hour media circus around. I did not attend that press conference.

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. Plenty of big and small businesses are over investing in social media without a large return. The Statistics and Reported Social Media Impact.

7 Social Media Marketing Habits That Lead To Failure

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If your campaigns are using a range of social media marketing habits that lead to failure, then it's time to make a change. Social media marketing (SMM) not working is simply a sign that you need to identify what's going wrong and try again. Enroll For A Digital Media Course Today!

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? Social media marketing isn’t just about creating a profile, posting a few pictures of cats and dogs and running a couple of ad-campaigns. Which social media tools can you use?

2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

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Social Media has become an essential part of everyone’s life, it is addictive! However some social media trends and statistics have really been crazy! Not sure how to work with social media? 2016 Social Media Trends And Statistics That Were Crazy!

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. Most B2C businesses have gone totally social , with major consumer brands investing a good amount of their time and money on social media, but is it of any worth for B2B companies?

A Day In The Life of A Social Media Manager

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One may think social media managers are very lucky. But the truth is that a true social media manager has to work hard as any other worker in a modern organization. So, let us have a look at a typical work day of a social media manager.

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. RELATED: How can you get more social media fans ? Social media should be treated as what it is, a virtual society. Share Multi-Media content.

How Can You Get More Social Media Fans?

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Building up a social media following can be a very tedious affair. And thus, some new businesses and Startups end up committing the cardinal sin of purchasing more social media fans from dubious sources. These are legit ways to grow your social media fans.

Is Social Media Making Us Stupid?

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In their contemplative moments, many people do ask: is social media making us stupid? Debate: Is Social Media Making Us Stupid For Real? Who’s Using Social Media And How? Most social media usage by adults happens during work hours. The Social Media Cons .

Is Social Media Hurting Your Business?

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Does social media help our hurt your business? Here are five tips to make social media work for your business and not be the death of it. Grow Marketing & Sales marketing productivity social media social media marketing

10 Social Media Terms That You Must Know!

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Social media like most other fields is full of terminology that sometimes you’re even embarrassed to be asking about, because these are used so much. Not knowing the meaning of a few unique social media terms can hinder your very understanding of the issues you face.

3 Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications

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Here’s a snapshot into ways in which social media has impacted company communications and how some organizations are changing the way they think about social… via GIPHY. 3 Ways in Which Social Media Has Impacted Company Communications.

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? Let us have a look at how restaurants are using social media effectively and what you can learn from them (you could tailor them to your industries too!).

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. In a survey released this week by Google and BCG , among the 11 countries surveyed, Israelis ascribed the most value to their online media.

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How To Identify A Good Social Media Strategist

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A social media strategist is a job title of current times. Even five years ago many small companies were iffy about hiring someone purely for social media. There are a ton of people in the market who claim to be Social Media experts and it’s often possible to make hiring mistakes.

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? Similarly a tool like Agorapulse, that allows users to create innovative social media contests and activities, also offers excellent analytics of your paid campaigns.

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! This is one of the reasons why many organizations are finding social media of significant use. . Why Social Media For Customer Service is a Win. Mention your operating hours on social media.

6 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Win More With Social Media

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An all-too-common question I get from startups and small businesses is “Which is the right social media platform for my business?” If you are in the half of all small businesses who still ignore social media, you need to read the book by Dave Carroll, “ United Breaks Guitars.”

7 Keys to Positive Results Utilizing Social Media

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Most startups, and many big businesses, still don’t have a clue on how to use social media productively for marketing their business. Obviously, the platforms and how you use social media would be different for lead generation versus service and support.

Social Media Marketing Should Not Be Used Alone Today

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Entrepreneurs and startups often ask if they should select only social media for marketing, or stick with digital media, or just count on traditional media. Social media as a marketing tool is here to stay, and is now widely accepted.