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Getting your company into the news can be as easy as taking a stroll down Sesame Street. PR Flex can lend insights; and The Count can manage your feelings.
I have bumped into and chatted with Richard Fortin, the president of ITES Media, quite often when I have been in Montreal. An avid sixteen:nine reader, and very nice guy, he's seen the disruptions and hacks I've had to put up with from my low-rent hosting provider.One day he offered to...
Businesses large and small are jumping into a social media presence these days. It’s a great opportunity for real communication with your audience. If you walk the walk. But what happens when the talk isn’t the walk? When a customer pushes past the social persona. Do you walk the walk ...
Glenn Brunette, a Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems has just informed me of a new project released earlier today called "OpenSolaris Immutable Service Containers" which may form the basis for what he describes as "Autonomic Security". According to Brunette using Immutable Se...
Strategic partnerships can be mutually beneficial. Aligning with proper, ethical companies can help grow your business, presence, customer base and investor-base.
Early Friday morning a burglar crept up the side of our building into our balcony and into our apartment. Stole mine and Rachel's laptops, a digital camera, and took her purse (found dumped outside with only the cash missing).I had backed up
Recently, Chris Hoff posted an interesting concept for simply defining the logical parts of a cloud computing stack. Part of his concept is something he is calling the "Metastructure" or "essentially infrastructure is comprised of all the compute, network and storage moving parts that ...
Before the registrar at Stanford writes me a cease and desist letter, let me state that I am not a student at Stanford. Rather I have downloaded the 17 lectures and 3 supplemental sessions of the CS193P course entitled iPhone Application Development from Open Stanford. According to an ...
Don’t get me wrong. The unique part is critical. But the age old concept of a unique selling proposition views the problem of positioning almost backwards. The idea of a unique selling proposition is that you need to differentiate yourself from the hundreds or thousands of other v...
Two years ago my department submitted a proposal to the Canada–Québec Agreement On Minority-Language Education And Second Languages Instruction. This is a fund established to support projects in education in the English language in Quebec. Similar agreements exist to support the French...
I had the equivalent of two full days on the show floor at Infocomm but it is amazing to understand how little you get done, as you end up in long conversations with vendors and bump into industry friends.My first general thought is that having a big trade show in Florida in June is a ...
It is quite nice working for a company that is constantly adopting new technologies. I can justify purchases of new gadgets to myself saying “its for research, after all I’m in the biz” :D  One of my favorite gadgets of course is the iPhone. I went out and bought a fi...
Misha Angrist points me to the launch of TruGenetics, which basically looks like just another genome scan company with a unique gimmick: they're giving 10,000 scans away free.What's the business model here? The registration page provides some hints:Your questionnaire responses and gene...
Earlier this week the Fast Web Race announced that the rules for the contest have changed slightly.  There are now two categories – one for sites looking for improvement and one for sites that want to brag about how they’ve achieved performance improvements.  The rules of category one ...
1 - really mixed feelings about the Advanced Method unmanned booth, and the funny and not at all surprising thing is the booth was staffed by people from an audio company and I saw AM's main guy hanging out there today2 - Nexcom has a very nice little fanless Atom box they debuted at s...
Wow, to read the positive reviews of SOA and what it’s doing for the IT industry, one would be likely to believe that there’s serious transformation occurring because of this architectural approach. Well, the truth is, implementing an SOA design such that real loose-coupling is achiev...
Data, data everywhere - or so it seems. It is tough to imagine living our lives without email and the internet, but that accessibility and flexibility comes with risk. It seems like hardly a day goes by without the media reporting a cybercriminal hacking into a database, or a company l...
The latest Stevens Gould Pincus report found that profitability at PR agencies dropped more than 20% in 2008. What does this mean for the PR world? How can businesses make smarter business decisions and keep the PR train on course?
Executives at organizations of all sizes require key business data to make informed decisions for future business practices, focus, and growth. As part of Enterprise 21’s decision support system, executives can readily gain visibility to key data and make informed decisions that ...
As long as the leads are qualified, meaning... they have an interest and a need... I'll start working those leads whether they are going to convert now, or a year from now. Appointments- I want to get in front of as many prospects as possible. If they are willing to meet with me, then ...
In the podcast, Miles M. (Bud) Smart, Ph.D., addresses how to choose a consulting company, clearly identify goals and objectives and avoid “green wash”- companies that are not actually credible firms.
This podcast introduces Vaco Raleigh’s division, Vaco Executive Search. In the podcast, Dan Davies, managing director of the executive search division, discusses how Vaco Executive Search works extensively with clients to find qualified CEO and senior level executives to satisfy ...
A key component of health-care reform -- and saving our ass from going bankrupt and sick from spending too much on lousy treatments -- is establishing comparative effectiveness measures, otherwise known as "actually knowing WTF works and what doesn't." This idea terrifies companie...
Have you ever wondered if your company's utilization of Business Technology is in line with the creative market leaders? The Harvard Business Review recently published an interesting commentary by Susan Cramm entitled "How to Support Your IT Innovators."Ms. Cramm believes that to reali...
1 - Oh my God it is hot down here!2 - This show doesn't seem all that busy.3 - Guys I know are basically saying what they've seen is the "same old stuff" ... Some of the panel guys seem to have the same booth and stuff they had last year4 - Unless I missed it, none of the big software ...
The UK-based Daily DOOH blog put up a piece saying the word on the street is that London, Ontario-based EK3 is for sale. It is certainly causing some buzz here at Infocomm.Such a sale would not have surprised me all that much, as the cost of rolling out the Shopcast program to some 300...
Grubb & EllisCommercial Florida negotiates new office lease agreement in Maitland CenterORLANDO, Fla. – Grubb & EllisCommercial Florida, associated with 130 Grubb & Ellis
I met a new client a couple of weeks ago. We spent time over dinner discussing his company and their strategy for diversification and expansion. The guy is sharp, and the opportunity he unearthed is strong. All the prerequisites for success are there: current customers are clamoring fo...
In keeping with Homeopathy Awareness Week (which still runs until June 21), I can't resist commenting on this gem of a story that was sent to me the other day. I mean, we're talking super duper heaving shopping in the very heart of London. It turns out that the Helios Homeopathy Shop r...
Neuroskeptic offers an elegant unpeeling of a study seeming specifically designed to find a marketing-friendly distinction for a drug -- Abilify -- otherwise undistinguished. Suppose you were a drug company, and you've invented a new drug. It's OK, but it's no better than the competi...
Think crowdsourcing is a fad?  Think it won’t last?  Then don’t read the latest edition of BusinessWeek, which has a couple of insightful pieces on the topic from Jon Winsor.  While it’s widely acknowledged that the current global economic conditions have enabled B2B ...
Did you notice our subscribers list update? Now, you can receive Graphic Mania all posts and and free resources updates right to your email address, in full HTML and images. You can save the images and backgrounds you need directly to your computer and get the free resources download l...
Beth Kolko is giving a Berkman lunchtime talk on what her group, Deiagn for Digital Inclusion, has been doing. It's an interdisciplinary group. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small...
OK - you’ve made it! After months of evaluating various ERP systems followed by more months of implementation, your business is now up and running on your new ERP software. Now you and your team can go back to business as usual and not give your software another thought - right...
Image by perspikace via Flickr Thomson Reuters‘ Open Calais team have clearly been busy, with several announcements at the Semantic Technology Conference here in San Jose. On 15 June the company rolled out version 4.1 of Open Calais, embracing Spanish language content and the ...
The Microfluidic Players Database 2009 is a unique tool for business and marketing managers which are looking for development or manufacturing partners, customers or research capabilities. The data presented in this report have been collected through the large amount of industrial cont...
PR Flex presents: "10 Ways to Make News." Breaking through the clutter isn't easy - but it is possible to position your company as the leader of the pack by owning a healthy portion of your industry's marketshare in the media.
The NY Times broke IBM’s embargo this morning by publishing their story on IBM’s new cloud computing initiatives. I’ve posted the full release here on CloudBzz. The diagram below gives a bit of insight into where IBM is today and where they are heading. IBM is also updating their coll...
Based on nearly two years of research and hundreds of client engagements, the IBM Smart Business cloud portfolio is meant to help clients take complex business processes and turn them into simple services. To accomplish this, Smart Business brings sophisticated automation technology an...