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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)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

Ask These Seven Questions to See If Your Organization Is Ready for IPv6

On February 3, 2011, the Number Resource Organization (NRO), along with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Internet Architecture Board (IAB) announced that the last block of IPv4 address are assigned. The next milestone on the road to IPv6 is June 8th. The ISOC organized World IPv6 Day, a worldwide interop day to which leading service providers, content providers, networking equipment manufacturers and large enterprises have signed up. The goal of this event is to evaluate the IPv6 readiness of the Internet, and to ensure user experience over IPv4 is not negatively impacted. As an enterprise, for the World IPv6 Day, you only need to make sure your web page can be accessed natively over IPv6. For a hosted web page, the provider takes care of everything as long as it offers the service. If you host your own w... (more)

For All Of Us That Are OK: How do you help?

By BobGourley Sandy was a massive storm. Based on a reading of social media sites and Twitter lists plus local news (an a feeling in my gut) I believe people in my immediate region (Northern VA, DC, MD) will generally say this went easier on us than expected, and is far lighter than the damage and outages by the summer 2012 DC Derecho. But news just a few miles North in New Jersey and New York is shocking.  Too shocking to really comprehend even after seeing the images. The needs of the people impacted by Sandy will be hard to predict. But don’t let that numb you into inaction. One of the first things you can do is make an immediate donation to the Red Cross.  You know they have a good reputation. They are already responding as they can and will soon need more. In time there may be other ways to give. But it makes sense that our first personal actions, for those tha... (more)

Two Boys Launch Entrepreneurial Start-Up, Then Invited to DJ Their High School Turnabout

Chicago, IL, February 28, 2013 --(PR.com)-- Emilio Isasi and Kevin Matthein, co-owners Health Potion, were invited to host the Turnabout Dance at Glenbrook High School ("GBS"). The two seniors are the first students to ever host this annual high school event. The GBS Turnabout is scheduled for March 2, 2013, at the School’s main gymnasium. About 800 students are expected to attend. Turnabout is a dance, but unlike Homecoming, girls ask boys for the date. The theme this year is “Black and White.” Since both Isasi and Matthein are social-media and marketing savvy, students are encouraged to submit their music track requests online at https://soundcloud.com/health-potion/wut-vs-ios and Facebook. As DJs and partners, Isasi and Matthein complement each other’s creative talents and passion. Isasi is responsible for music development and performing, while Matthein is in char... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of March 31, 2013

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Kevin Benedict’s What’s New in HTML5 Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Also read SMAC News Weekly A study conducted by GlobalWebIndex reveals China is the country with the world’s highest mobile purchase penetration rate. Fifty-five percent of Internet users in the country made a purchase via mobile device in the fourth quarter of 2012.  South Korea comes in second with 37 percent.  Read Original Content According to managed consulting firm Condition Zebra, Malaysia has los... (more)

Do You Know the Psychology of Colors?

Is there a psychology of colors and why should you care? As a crafter, graphic and web designer color plays a big factor in my creations. Just take a peek at the Wikipedia entry to see what a big part color plays in our lives. This week I came across this indepth infographic about the Psychology of Colors and shared in on my Pinterest account. Imagine my surprise when I found out after a few days that my pin had been shared over 200 times. That’s when I decided it was something that many people find interesting and definitely should be on my website. Click on the image to see the full infographic The Psychology of Colors   Talking About Colors Do you know about Colorstrology? Astrology based on colors! There is a color for each day of the year and it is called Colorstrology. Check it out on my Inspirado post and follow the link to find what your personal color is.... (more)

Independent Analyst Firm voke Recognizes 2009 Innovators

voke, inc., a modern analyst firm focused on the edge of innovation, today announced its 2009 voke Innovators. These firms and products are an elite group that demonstrate significant and profound market impact while advancing innovation and transforming the global lifecycle. While the 2009 voke Innovators are diverse in terms of size, progress, maturity and geography, they share a common thread of market impact and innovation, as determined by user acceptance, usefulness, and creativity of the solution. Those recognized as 2009 voke Innovators are transforming the application lifecycle through ongoing communication, collaboration, and connectivity across constituents within the global lifecycle. “In this difficult economic environment, enterprises are even more focused on transforming and improving their global lifecycle, to remain competitive, reduce and manage c... (more)

Ziff Davis Enterprise Launches Smarter Technology Virtual Conference Center

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Ziff Davis Enterprise, a leader in innovative enterprise IT editorial content and engagement solutions, announced today the launch of the Smarter Technology Virtual Conference Center, a 3D interactive environment that offers users two ways to engage with presenters, network with peers, and interact with tools and demos that illustrate specific topics, technology and issues tied to their Smarter Technology content initiative. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090728/NY52467 ) The Smarter Technology Virtual Conference Center is part of Smarter Technology (www.smartertechnology.com), an editorial website and online community formed to drive high-level discussions surrounding the rapid change and evolution of technology in today's complex world. Smarter Technology addresses all the areas of change facing today's enterpr... (more)

Business Wire's All Things Press Release Podcast Program To Feature Audio Press Release Pointers, Tips and How-Tos

Business Wire launches “All Things Press Release” (http://businesswired.wordpress.com/category/podcast/) today, a podcast about, well, all things press release. The series will address some of the most frequently asked questions Business Wire staffers get in the course of processing and distributing more than 1,000 press releases each week day—how to write them, when to send them, how to optimize them and more, said Laura Sturaitis, Senior Vice President Media Services and Product Strategy. “We really want to be the go-to place for all things press release,” said Sturaitis, adding that Business Wire’s goal is to continue educating clients is as many formats as possible. The three-minute podcast series kick offs with the question: When’s the Best Time to Send a Press Release? and continues with How to Write a Good Headline? How Long Does it Take to Write a Press Rel... (more)