“Facebook may not be a best place for professional, but like in Linkedin, it too has a good number of Big Data groups/communities/public forums that function to spread knowledge about technologies used to mine, manage and analyse data for businesses.”
“We came across this infographic that high highlights the rise of tech innovation, including one person's perspective on what the top five innovative & disruptive technologies area and who four of the most innovative companies are...”
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“We may have barely crossed into the second half of 2014, but if you want to have a big year in 2015, you should jump on your game plan now (RT @EntMagazine: 5 B2B Marketing Trends for 2015 That You Should Be Doing Right Now”
I have bad news for companies that are struggling to improve their customer engagement—it’s only going to get more difficult.
...They also shared ideas and best practices where there’s common ground. “People want to learn, borrow, and understand what other industries are doing to solve similar problems,” said Bob Weiler, Executive Vice President of Oracle’s Global Business Units.
The customer experience is one such area—a challenge, opportunity, business goal, and IT undertaking all rolled into one here-and-now, make-or-break imperative.
“The customer is in the driver’s seat. We need to get in front of what her needs are,” said Karen Katz, CEO and President of Neiman Marcus Group , during the Oracle Industry Connect keynote for retailers....
In 10 years, over 40 percent of the Fortune 500 will no longer be around. By 2020, more than three fourths of the S&P 500 will be organizations that we have not heard of yet. Predictions like these are common these days.
“The internet of things is changing the way we live as machines, objects and animals are communicating through cyberspace, writes Charles Orton-Jones (Internet of things: changing how we Live http://t.co/joukHvZNz0 #iot...”
“In May, Ana Bradley joined my consultancy as a Partner and one of the first clients we worked on together was Imago TechMedia. We helped them plan an event for the insurance sector around the inter...”
Xively has created an infographic on the future of the IoT that culminates both research into the industry as a whole alongside our own experience with customers. (#askyourself How will the #IoT transform YOUR business?
For a long time, people have lived by the idea that audiences won't watch long videos, but Shane Smith, CEO of Vice Magazine has a different idea. According to The New York Times, Smith has partnered with CNN, where he'll produce new video segments for CNN's website. Vice is a magazine targeted toward younger adults, often talking about controversial subjects, which sets it apart from most other news outlets. Vice can hold an audience, which means it's not so much the length of the videos they're sharing, but it's about the content within those videos that help hold viewers' attention.
4. BYOD is Becoming the Norm
Bring Your Own Device policies—or BYOD—is quickly becoming the norm in many business settings. Across the world, 89 percent of IT professionals support BYOD, and while some businesses have had trouble implementing a policy, it doesn't show any signs of slowing down, and it will only pick up speed in 2014.
5. 3D Printing is on the Rise
6. Wearable Computing will Break into the Market
7. Analytics Software will be a Priority
When surveyed by PWC, 44 percent of business professionals said that their biggest concern this year is business analytics. While many companies have put heaps of money into marketing, a huge concern is measuring the results, so this year businesses will put more effort into measuring their marketing success. This could come in forms of using better analytics software or creating jobs for data analysts and strategists.