New Campaigns: Cisco Behind Every Politician’s Big Moment

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“As a candidate prepares for a big speech, Cisco’s collaboration and multiple device products serve as a key member of the team by blending the whole process seamlessly.”

Oh so this is how Presidential speeches are prepared. Who new? It seems presidents and politicians the world over would be helpless without Cisco’s collaboration solutions.

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

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Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers — and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock price) appeared to be struggling.

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Understanding shoppers – The future of shopping is in the shopper’s hands

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A roundtable discussion on the effect of mobile devices on shopping, with Michael Minasi of Safeway, Patrick McLean of Capital One, David VanderWaal of LG Electronics USA, Jeanne Danubio of Neilsen NA and Ken Barnett of Mars Advertising

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Banking section:The State of Payments – U.S. Market 2012

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When we look at the payments industry today, we see a rapidly fragmenting world, with multiple models, many using various decoupled or layered approaches, with many new solutions for both consumers and merchants. Choice and innovation, of course, may bring potential benefits, but will create equally obvious challenges – including a more confusing environment, for consumers and merchants alike.

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Auto section: Income Generating Ideas for the Service Department

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One of the best ways for dealerships to improve customer acquisition and retention in the service department is to strengthen how dealers communicate the service department offering to customers.

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IT tools: Using Hadoop with Vertica for Big Data Analytics by Nishad

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When it comes to Big Data Analytics, Hadoop (as a platform) has received an incredible amount of attention.  Some highlights include: scalable architecture based on commodity hardware, flexible programming language support, and strong open source community support committed to its on-going development.

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Big Data Analytics a Big Benefit for Marketing Departments

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A recent survey directed by Professor Christine Moorman and Sr. Professor of Business Administration T. Austin Finch with Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, found that marketing executives in the Fortune 1000 and Forbes 200 plan to increase their spending on marketing analytics in the next three years, some by as much as 60 percent. Many will be starting from scratch, as only 35 percent of respondents currently use marketing analytics.

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