Twitter is having a bad day. They did put up some good numbers, indicating real progress on their revenue management, which is just another way of saying they are now a successful ad platform. Great, but that’s only as good as your ability to drive audience growth and engagement, and here Twitter is having a […]
This Fall, Ann Blakely (of Baker Tilly Consulting) and I interviewed a number of HR executives. We had a half dozen or so HR hypotheses we wanted to examine in this changing economy. For example, was a resurging economy creating more emboldened and mobile workers and how were firms dealing with this? New Joint Report […]
Salesforce Seeks To Tackle Digital Business At Dreamforce Over 125,000 virtual and physical registrants descend on San Francisco the week of November 17th for Dreamforce 13, a future of technology meets SXSW event. One day in advance of the largest enterprise software event of its kind, Salesforce.com announces Salesforce 1 (see Figure 1). The Salesforce […]
If you thought HR software comprised Payroll, HRMS and Talent Management modules, think again. There are amazing new products that serve more than just your company. LinkedIn has become the biggest of these PERSON-based products and how well these solutions fit with solutions designed for CORPORATIONS should make for interesting viewing. Read (and comment on) this three part piece!
Selling HR software today requires attention to whether your customers want or appreciate a suite, specialized capabilities or ease of integration. Different kinds of solutions have to be marketed with a skill towards what different buyers want or need. Here’s what some vendors are doing in this regard.
ba·lo·ney 2 also bo·lo·ney (b -l n ) Slang. n. Nonsense. interj. Used to express disagreement or exasperation. Recently, I was doing something on LinkedIn, and it asked me to endorse various people’s skills like it often does. One face in particular popped out at me: Anders Hejlsberg. I’ve known Anders for many years, so […]
Five years ago I started this blog because I felt really strongly about an ill conceived contention in a blog post about the promise of RSS. Hours before I read that post, I had no intention or desire to blog but I felt really strongly about my PoV and decided to put up a blog […]
Open standards have long been a major boon to information technology users because of the many benefits they confer: Interchangability, economies of scale, interoperability, efficiency, open markets, and avoidance of lock-in. The list goes on and has led to countless success stories and even the creation of entire industries. Not coincidentally, open standards have also […]
Silicon valley heydays are over according to Ryan Holmes CEO of HootSuite. I think he is generating good buzz for his company (did you hear how well HootSuite is doing?), his stakeholders and his country but he is plain wrong. Rise of the maple syrup mafia is sweet words but not really true. Not even […]
About ten years ago, I wrote a paper that predicted that analytics and social media would converge in CRM. I believed this for two reasons. First, I believed social media was inevitable though I had no idea what form it would take. Facebook was not on my radar and might not have been invented yet, […]