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Social Business Is Growing and Morphing !

November 18, 2014

I was re reading the recent ibm.biz/SocStudy on social business impact!  If you haven’t read it, please take the time to comb through it!

Some things that struck me! 

First, enterprises are rapidly adopting, investing in and achieving business outcomes from social.  In fact, Pacesetters, those who are exceeding in the market, are 4x more likely to embed social into both their internal and external processes!   43% of the best embed social into their processes but we need more to think this way!  Social is not a channel, but a more effective and efficient ways to transform business processes!

But how do they approach social?   Organizations tend to deploy clusters of capabilities together, each aimed at achieving a specific goal.  Most are driving both internal and external collaboration but the #1 social entry point for most organizations deploying is on a client engagement mobile app.

To ensure success, these organizations are building, educating and protecting the workforce.  82% of these companies also recruit their employees via social networks.

However, most of these organizations are using social analytics to support their decisions, not for making decisions.   For instance, 70% of those who are deploying social analytics still DO NOT USE THEM to influence marketing decisions – still rely on gut feel!!!!

Employees are critical in the battle for mindshare and relationships online!  43% of those deploying rely on employee evangelists to spread the word

Visit ibm.biz/SocStudy to read the full study and start driving your social business impact!

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Infographic: IBM Announcement on Global Entrepreneur Program for Cloud Startups!

November 10, 2014

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Big shout out to Verint, our IBM Big Data and Analytics App Throwdown winner at IBM Insight!

October 29, 2014

Big shout out to Verint, our IBM Big Data & Analytics App Throwdown winner at IBM Insight! Their innovative cloud-based software and services offering captures, analyzes and correlates customer interactions, behaviors and journeys across all channels, so anyone can gain a single view of the customer experience, pinpoint areas of opportunity and deficiency and develop strategies to address them. Check out their video!

Link: http://youtu.be/fnbcDSNQTuc
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Happy Halloween! The Mask of Mobile !

October 27, 2014

Happy Halloween!!! Have fun with Mobile!

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Digital tip of the week – How to write a perfect LinkedIn summary

October 24, 2014

The summary section on your LinkedIn profile is your presentation letter to the world and the way you can encourage people to read on. Simplicity is key to have a good summary that will reflect and summarize the rest of your profile. Here are some recommendations:

  • It should be detailed, but concise. But try to use the 2,000 characters available leveraging key words and phrases related to the role and the business.
  • Be organized: try to not have your summary look too cluttered, instead break it up with Subheads and make it easy to read.
  • Include your contact information. Make it easy for people to find you.
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Direct from India: Content Transformation on steroids!

October 21, 2014

Imagine if you had access to a single platform that enabled you to create, manage, and convert multiple file formats. Think of it as content transformation on steroids!  One could literally save untold amounts of time and even resources with such a platform tool!

The SmartCamp India winner, Stelae Technologies, has such a solution!

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Stelae Technologies’ solution, Khemeia, is an automated solution (secure on the cloud and on premises) that enables an end-to-end workflow for information management. With at least 70% of cost savings over current solutions, Khemeia is one platform for multiple file types (PDF, Word, ASCII, etc) and enables rapid turnaround times for converting files into multiple output formats (XML, S1000d, XBRL, etc.).

Stelae Technologies has many recognizable clients, such as Indian Air Force, Rolls Royce Aerospace, Wolters Kluwer, DCNS, Deutsche Bank, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Follow them @arunasch. I’d say they are already off to a great start!

Congratulations to Stelae Technologies!

Helpful link: Stelae Technologies -> http://www.stelae-technologies.com/

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3 great European Entrepreneurs improving lives with mobile, 3D printing and retail in the cloud!

October 14, 2014

SmartCamp season is in full swing in Europe this month, and I’ve got some great news I want to share with you!

Let’s start in Warsaw, Poland!

Have you ever considered how convenient it would be to create a mobile app in under 24 hours? Kinetise has, and that’s why they won the IBM SmartCamp Warsaw event!

Kinetise is a SaaS solution for rapid and easy creation of mobile applications for small business, a great fit for IBM MobileFirst!

Even the most complex and advanced applications can be built with Kinetise because their development engine supports a wide variety of functionality, including design freedom, 2-way communication with external servers, user authentication, and integration with various popular APIs. Follow them @Kinetise.

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Next up is Berlin!

Tiramizoo won the SmartCamp Berlin event with their same-day delivery cloud solution!

Tiramizoo provides a same day delivery solution for local e-tailers and retailers, and it combines online- and offline-shopping while supporting every multi-channel concept.

With their Cloud-based solution, Tiramizoo is setting a new standard with the guarantee of a reliable, affordable and timely delivery from retail to the local customer. As a result, sales increase due to a better conversion rate and higher customer loyalty. It integrates the online shopping  with offline retail stores product availability to a real Smarter Commerce experience. The solution also considers optimal delivery routes and different vehicles, from e-bikes to trucks to reduce CO2 emission and traffic, which helps in building a smarter, and cleaner, planet! Follow them @tiramizoo.

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And now on to London!

Andiamo won the SmartCamp London event with their ground-breaking 3D scanning and printing orthotics service for disabled children. SalesGossip took the People’s Choice award.

Andiamo’s goal is to provide high quality orthotics and reduce waiting times. Think about the positive impact that can have on the patients and their families! And talk about smarter healthcare! Their solution can dramatically improve healthcare services, reduces costs for heathcare providers and touches the lives of disabled children globally. Follow them at @AndiamoHQ.

What an impressive bunch of startups from across Europe! Congratulations to all our winners! I can’t wait to see what happens at the SmartCamp Europe regional final!

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Helpful links:
Kinetise: https://www.kinetise.com/
Tiramizoo: https://www.tiramizoo.com/en
Andiamo: https://twitter.com/AndiamoHQ
SalesGossip: http://www.salesgossip.co.uk/

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