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How To Build Customer-centric Developments
What are you doing right now, to ensure that your business is offering the marketplace something better than it currently gets?
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Date: 2010-12-30
 
Focusing Your Business Around Your Customers
What are you doing right now, to ensure that your business is offering the marketplace something better than it currently gets?
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Date: 2010-12-30
 
Testing Secure and HTTPOnly Cookie Flags
A study of HTTPOnly and SECURE cookie flag settings for the top 1000 websites serving HTTPS content
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Date: 2010-12-30
 
Writing a C Makefile
There are a few things that you as a programmer can do to simplify your coding experience. You can use an integrated development environment (IDE). There are several free IDEs out there that do a surprisingly good job consolidating all the aspects of coding and simplifying them to the point of brain-numbing monotony. That's not the way I like to code. I prefer to do my coding in vim, plain and simple. So when it comes to managing a large programming project, I need a way to make sure that all of my files are up to date when I compile. I accomplish this through the use of a Makefile.
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Date: 2010-12-30
 
How Goal Setting Differs From Men To Women
A new study by top-rated provider of goal-setting training, leadership training, employee surveys and e-learning, Leadership IQ, describes how men and women approach and achieve goals in very different ways. the findings are very thought provoking, and very likely to spark some lively discussion and debate from both men and women.
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
The Goal Setting Differences Between Men And Women
A new study by top-rated provider of goal-setting training, leadership training, employee surveys and e-learning, Leadership IQ, describes how men and women approach and achieve goals in very different ways. the findings are very thought provoking, and very likely to spark some lively discussion and debate from both men and women.
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
How To Create The Correct Balance Of Free And Premium Site Content
I have long enjoyed reading Rolling Stone magazine. The writing is wonderful, I like being introduced to new music, and I'm fascinated by their reporting on the music business (as well as their articles on government and the environment).
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
Notes From Stan Garfield Speech on Communities of Practice
Here is another in a series of session notes for KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I attended the session, 10 Principles for Successful CoPs.
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
Altering Your Perspective On Investment Returns
I was speaking to a friend recently, and we got to chatting about charities and how supporters are almost like investors along the lines of venture capitalists, or stocks and shares guys.
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
The Challenge With Changing Up Your Business
If you want better results over the coming year, how do you feel about making the changes required? The challenge with change. On one level, we know that in order for us to improve, we need to change, yet on another level, we tend to find change uncomfortable.
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
How To Add Security Passwords For AirPort Express Speakers
I have a nifty wireless wifi speaker setup in my office where we use AirPlay on our Apple devices to send music to the speakers from iPhones, iPads and our Mac computers. Works awesome and it's built around an old Airport Express, but I realized that anyone can find and access the speakers, not just people in my office. Is there a way to password protect the speakers?
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
How To Use Personalization To Show People New Information
Today I came across an article by Isaac Weisberg, titled Unintended Consequences of Targeting: Less Information, Less Serendipity - Part I. In this article Isaac argues that online personalization limits the exposure of information to the individuals. I agree that current personalization practices are very limited though it is more of an issue with the marketers engaged in personalization than with the technology.
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Date: 2010-12-29
 
How To Deal With Business Criticism
If someone got a discussion going, pinpointing what they believed were serious flaws in your service, how would you respond? Typical reactions to that kind of unrequested, negative feedback, is to either ignore it or attack it. A less common reaction, is to study the critique with an open mind and look to see if there's something you can learn from it.
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Date: 2010-12-28
 
2011 Could Be The Year Of Local Search
Google devoted considerable resources to Local Search in 2010.  The sheer number of changes in Google Local/Maps/Places in the past year, coupled with the quickening pace of those changes and what top Googlers have recently said about the local space give us clues to what we might expect in 2011.  Here are my predictions for Local Search on Google in 2011:
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Date: 2010-12-28
 
Local Search Predicted To Grow in 2011
Google devoted considerable resources to Local Search in 2010.  The sheer number of changes in Google Local/Maps/Places in the past year, coupled with the quickening pace of those changes and what top Googlers have recently said about the local space give us clues to what we might expect in 2011.  Here are my predictions for Local Search on Google in 2011:
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Date: 2010-12-28
 
Continuing Your Social CRM Through Holidays
A dog is for life not just for Christmas - and so is a Facebook Page. Well perhaps not so much "for life" but let me explain. It's been notable that over Christmas there have been a lot of Facebook Pages for brands and businesses that have been all to happy to host competitions and sweepstakes to attract more fans to their Page.
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Date: 2010-12-28
 
Is Google Chrome OS Headed For Success Or Failure?
Google has been the father of innovation in cyberspace. They have developed so many advanced web technologies that we have begun to believe that they would never develop a technology that wouldn't catch on with the web community.
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Date: 2010-12-28
 
How To Track And Monitor Your Web Influence
For those who want to support a brand or simply better understand the thought leaders in a field, Traackr provides a comprehensive, yet very easy to use, tool set. I recently spoke with Derek Skaletsky and Courtney Vaught about their offering.
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Date: 2010-12-28
 
How To Create Stronger Keyword Research
One of the most important, if not the most important, part of search engine optimization is keyword research. Properly researching the keywords and keyword phrases is important for several reasons. Find out what people are searching for, which keywords are more popular than others, and focus your website's content around those keywords. Here are five keyword research tips that will help your overall search engine optimization efforts.
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Date: 2010-12-27
 
How To Build Your Overall SEO Efforts
One of the most important, if not the most important, part of search engine optimization is keyword research. Properly researching the keywords and keyword phrases is important for several reasons. Find out what people are searching for, which keywords are more popular than others, and focus your website's content around those keywords. Here are five keyword research tips that will help your overall search engine optimization efforts.
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Date: 2010-12-27
 
Is Microsoft In Denial With The Windows Phone 7 System?
If you look at Techmeme right now you'll see a lot about Microsoft pushing a story that their Windows Phone 7 system is selling well. I saw lots of headlines to that effect, a few that are still on Techmeme.
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Date: 2010-12-27
 
Building Better Customer Engagement Through Education And Training
Your customers, prospects, and the people looking for you online don't care about your company structure. If they find you on Twitter, or leave a comment on your blog, they're looking for a response from anyone who can help, regardless of what department that person represents or what someone's official job title is.
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Date: 2010-12-27
 
Top Mobile Apps To Start Your New Year
As we keep witnessing how the iPad is entering a whole bunch of new markets for tablets that perhaps never thought they would be making it that far, while being taken by storm by the iPad itself like they are at the moment, here I am, once again, ready to go and share with you folks the next blog post from the series of My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week, this time around with Week #9.
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Date: 2010-12-27
 
Procuring Graphics For White Papers
Pictures don't get a lot of respect in the business world; stick too many in an official document and people may complain you're either skimping on facts or treating them like children. But a picture here and there can help illustrate a point and make a white paper look nice, so we're coming to you this week with tips on obtaining graphics.
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Date: 2010-12-23
 
Getting To Know Your Customer's Business Culture
Did you know that in Germany, you should always use a knife and fork to eat sandwiches? Or that in Italy you shouldn't yawn in front of others? How about clicking your fingers or whistling in China - did you know it's rude?
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Date: 2010-12-23
 
Understanding Your Customers To Grow Your Business
Did you know that in Germany, you should always use a knife and fork to eat sandwiches? Or that in Italy you shouldn't yawn in front of others? How about clicking your fingers or whistling in China - did you know it's rude?
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Date: 2010-12-23
 
Acumatica Adds New VARs
Acumatica, a provider of cloud ERP software, has added new value added resellers including SVA Consulting and NexVue Information Systems.
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Date: 2010-12-23
 
How To Kickstart Organic Online Community Growth
Here's a synopsis of great post by Lucy Beer (@elementalc), Online Marketing Coach, Strategist & Blogger, Kickstart Your Online Community With Your Offline Customers.  Check out the complete post for more.
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Date: 2010-12-23
 
How Twitter Has Evolved Our Online Consumption
2010 will be forever commemorated as the year Twitter matured from a cool but undecided teenager into more confident and assertive young adult. While there's still much room to mature and develop, Twitter's new direction is crystallizing. With a new look, Dick Costolo as the new CEO, and an oversold new advertising platform, Twitter growing into something not yet fully identifiable, but formidable nonetheless.
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Date: 2010-12-22
 
Changing How We Discover, Communicate, And Share
2010 will be forever commemorated as the year Twitter matured from a cool but undecided teenager into more confident and assertive young adult. While there's still much room to mature and develop, Twitter's new direction is crystallizing. With a new look, Dick Costolo as the new CEO, and an oversold new advertising platform, Twitter growing into something not yet fully identifiable, but formidable nonetheless.
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Date: 2010-12-22
 
Microsoft To Release Their Tablet At CES
Microsoft was actually the first company to showcase the idea of a tablet computer. It was back in 2000, and the Bill Gates presentation certainly caused a stir - and perhaps planted seedling ideas in the minds of competitors.
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Date: 2010-12-22
 
How To Remove Duplicate Content From Your Site
Yeah, yeah, the search engines are getting smarter about duplicate content… blah, blah, blah. It's no longer the problem it once was… yada, yada, yada. Google will get it all sorted out for you. Whatevs.
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Date: 2010-12-21
 
Removing Duplicate Content To Make Your Site Search Friendly
Yeah, yeah, the search engines are getting smarter about duplicate content… blah, blah, blah. It's no longer the problem it once was… yada, yada, yada. Google will get it all sorted out for you. Whatevs.
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Date: 2010-12-21
 
Using Content And Storytelling As A Platform For Persuasion
While taking a short flight from Auckland to Queenstown, NZ I was thinking about the role of content as a tool of persuasion. Let me know what you think:
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Date: 2010-12-21
 
How Confident Do People Feel About Your Business?
How confident are you, when you speak or write about your business? I ask you this, because there is a direct link between how confident you sound regarding your business and how confident people feel about your business.
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Date: 2010-12-20
 
What Is Semantic Software Technologies?
I have been reading a very interesting and comprehensive report, Semantic Software Technologies: Landscape of High Value Applications for the Enterprise by Lynda Moulton of the Gilbane group. This is a topic I am both curious about and, at times, find puzzling so I was eager to see what Lynda wrote as I have great respect for her work.  I am not the only one as I often see conference sessions with such labels as "Is semantic technology real?"
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Date: 2010-12-20
 
Google Adds New Resources Info To Webmaster Tools
Google has a gift for all site owners this festive season with some serious benefits. Google has announced that they have updated the "Search queries" and "Links to your site" features on their Webmasters Tools making it more user friendly.
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Date: 2010-12-20
 
Webmaster Tools Gets New Resource Information Features
Google has a gift for all site owners this festive season with some serious benefits. Google has announced that they have updated the "Search queries" and "Links to your site" features on their Webmasters Tools making it more user friendly.
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Date: 2010-12-20
 
Why Your Business Needs An Online Presence
If you run a local retail business like a toy store, book store or even a shoe store, then a new study indicates that you need to start getting online.
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Date: 2010-12-17
 
Using An Online Presence To Boost Your Business
If you run a local retail business like a toy store, book store or even a shoe store, then a new study indicates that you need to start getting online.
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Date: 2010-12-17
 
What Can Social Innovations Bring To Supply Chain Management?
Before we talk about anything "social" as it pertains to the supply chain, let's start off with just the plain ‘ol supply chain. There are a few definitions of "supply chain" but I like the one put forth in the book "The New Supply Chain Agenda" by Rueben E. Slone, J. Paul Dittmann, and John T. Mentzer which is:
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Date: 2010-12-17
 
Google Taps Sonic.net For Standford Fiber Network
Broadband provider Sonic.net has announced it has been selected to operate and support the trial fiber-to-the-home network Google is building at Standford University.
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Date: 2010-12-17
 
Aculab Simplifies C Programming
When Aculab introduced its AMS Server a few months ago, it intuitively knew that the ability to create telephony-based applications in less time-and for less money-would be a concept that would be readily embraced by various developer communities. 
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Removing ThinkPoint Without Having To Ctrl+Alt+Del
The ThinkPoint issue has been occuring on more and more computers as of late and can be quiet annoying and time-consuming to combat, so I thought I would dedicate this tutorial to a simple and effective way of how to successfully remove ThinkPoint.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Interview With Kate Couric: Personal And Professional Branding
In a landmark discussion where traditional media meets social media, we find ourselves realizing just how much we have yet to learn and also define. This is indeed our time to influence how new media evolves and also how it affects who we are and how we communicate with one another.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Creating More Efficient Communication Within Your Organization
For those of you not familiar with Chatter, it's a relatively new product that Salesforce (CRM vendor) released and it's basically designed to allow for more efficient communication within your organization. It's a bit like Facebook but for the enterprise.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
How To Build And Promote Your Business Facebook Page
In order for your business to leverage Facebook to its fullest extent, creating a Facebook business page is a necessity. A couple of quick reason why it's beneficial to do so: Facebook Pages can have unlimited fan counts. On Facebook, individual profiles are limited to 5,000 friends, whereas Pages can have unlimited fans (or likes). Once your profile friend list reaches 5,000, Facebook will encourage you to set up a Page, but doesn't offer a tool to convert your profile to a Page. For that, you're on your own.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Using Your Facebook Business Page To Its Fullest Potential
In order for your business to leverage Facebook to its fullest extent, creating a Facebook business page is a necessity. A couple of quick reason why it's beneficial to do so: Facebook Pages can have unlimited fan counts. On Facebook, individual profiles are limited to 5,000 friends, whereas Pages can have unlimited fans (or likes). Once your profile friend list reaches 5,000, Facebook will encourage you to set up a Page, but doesn't offer a tool to convert your profile to a Page. For that, you're on your own.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Four Reasons It Professionals Should Love LibreOffice
LibreOffice comes as good news for those worried about Oracle's recent decision to unplug OpenSolaris. OpenOffice.org users who have been worried could finally breathe a sigh of relief after a community of independent developers gave birth to their latest open source project named LibreOffice.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Tom Stewart Keynote Takes Aways From KM World 2010
Here is the second in a series of session notes for KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I attended the keynote: The Wealth of Knowledge by Thomas A Stewart, Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer - Booz & Company. Tom is the Former Editor & Managing Director, Harvard Business Review and I have read his work for some time. These notes are near time so please excuse typos. Here is the session description:
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
How To Maximize Your Internal Linking Power
I often talk about the power of internal links and how they can be very effective at helping you use your link equity wisely and rank for competitive terms.
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Date: 2010-12-16
 
Shopify Secures $7 Million Investment
Shopify, a retail platform that helps businesses create online stores, has announced it has secured $7 million in Series A funding from Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital and Felicis Ventures.
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Is SEO Or PPC Better For You?
It's a battle that will rage for years to come between online marketers - PPC vs. SEO - which is better? The truth is they're both trying to accomplish the same goal. They're both trying to drive traffic to your site. The key is to determine which is best for you. So let's take a look at the advantages of each:
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Deciding Between PPC And SEO
It's a battle that will rage for years to come between online marketers - PPC vs. SEO - which is better? The truth is they're both trying to accomplish the same goal. They're both trying to drive traffic to your site. The key is to determine which is best for you. So let's take a look at the advantages of each:
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Must Have SEO WordPress Plug-ins
I've been chatting to a bunch of people recently who are setting up websites in WordPress and want to know which plug-ins I use.
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Making Plans For 2011
There are just under three weeks left in 2010. Three weeks until a new year begins again, and we get to correct what we did wrong in 2010 and build on what we did right.
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Have You Updated Your Services Page?
When was the last time you updated the sales / services pages on your website or blog? I ask this, because many people write the key pages of their websites or blogs when the sites are first built, and then they are left alone. Even though the marketplace is changing faster today than ever before, many small business owners have not updated their services pages for months or years.
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Is The Open Source Linux System Coming To An End?
There have been several occasions where I have written about Linux and I remember most of the stuff that I have written reflects on how good Linux has been and the kind revelation it has brought about in the software world. Some have been on latest open source products like the New Linux Mint 10 and some other on bright forecasts made for Linux; some on its innovative ways of collaborating with private proprietary firms and some on the battle between Open Source and Proprietary Software companies. There seems to be enough proof that Linux has thrown up huge competition to the private proprietary firms.
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Date: 2010-12-15
 
Cloud, Mobile And Social To Play Larger Role In IT Industry
In 2011, cloud services, mobile computing, and social networking will mature into a new mainstream platform for the IT industry, according to a prediction from IDC.
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Date: 2010-12-14
 
Make The Most Of The Links You Have
For most sites, increasing your inbound link counts is important. But one aspect of link building that is often overlooked is not actually link building, it is making the most of the links you already have.
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Date: 2010-12-14
 
Improving The Quality Of Existing Links
For most sites, increasing your inbound link counts is important. But one aspect of link building that is often overlooked is not actually link building, it is making the most of the links you already have.
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Date: 2010-12-14
 
Downloading Your Facebook Personal Profile And Fan Page
Have you wondered how to backup or download the content you have been posting to Facebook?
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Date: 2010-12-14
 
Top iPad App Recommendations
On my welcome back post from a few days ago, after a long hiatus of not having blogged much over here in this blog in the last few weeks, I mentioned how I was still planning on keeping things going with that series of blog posts I started a while ago on My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week, and which I have picked up as well back again on Twitter under the Daily #iPad App recommendations for #elsuapps. Well, I am happy to announce that series of entries is back and here we go with the edition for week #8! Read on… !
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Date: 2010-12-14
 
Taking A Look At Perfect Link Profiles
Yesterday I read a very good article on Problogger which looked at 10 tips for a flawless link strategy. There's some great ideas in there for anyone looking to strengthen their website's reputation in Google.
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
A Link Profile Is Never Complete
Yesterday I read a very good article on Problogger which looked at 10 tips for a flawless link strategy. There's some great ideas in there for anyone looking to strengthen their website's reputation in Google.
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
How Do You Choose The Community Software Your Company Needs?
Here are several excerpts from an article by Vanessa DiMauro, CEO of Leader Networks, How to Select An Online Community Software Vendor.  I highly recommend checking out the original source article for much more on this topic as well as Vanessa's How to Build an Online Community article:
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
Making Current Client Relationships A Top Priority
Here is some great advice from Paul Bowkett, CRM Business Manager with Microsoft New Zealand, Five Tips for Building Stronger Customer Relationships.  Be sure to check out the complete source article for more:
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
Breaking Down Social Customer Engagement
The Chess and Metz team have put together a visual to help organizations understand what we believe to be the four scenarios of social customer engagement.
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
RealNetworks Announces A New Online Storage Service
Ever since spinning off it's Rhapsody Music service, the exit of longtime chief Rob Glaser and left a with a gaming service and products like RealPlayer that are declining in popularity, RealNetworks has been struggling to find it's corporate reason d'tre. But yesterday at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference, the company revealed its next big product: an online digital music and media locker dubbed Unifi.
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
Social Media Tools That Are Worth Checking Out
I'm not really sure how all of these guys are going to make a living, but there sure as hell is no shortage of innovation in social media. The torrent of new digital tools and gadgets makes Sharper Image, SkyMall, and Hammacher Schlemmer look like an Amish electronics store.
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Date: 2010-12-13
 
ArcMail Launches Incentive Program For VARs
ArcMail Technology, a provider of email archiving and email management appliances, has announced an end-of -year incentive program aimed at rewarding value-added resellers (VARs) partners as well as their small-to-midsized business (SMB) and enterprise customers.
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Date: 2010-12-10
 
Google Launching New Site To Help Businesses Grow Globally
Business owners will be delighted to receive this news. Google is launching a new website to help businesses grow and expand on the global plane. This website will serve as a central hub for Google's tools and tips for businesses looking to expand to foreign markets.
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Date: 2010-12-10
 
2011 Social Media Marketing Budgets To Increase
An annual marketing budget survey of business-to-business marketing trends released today is showing that marketing departments are going to increase their budget in Social Media and in Search Engine Marketing in 2011. The study was conducted jointly by Goldstein Group Communications and Hearst Business Media.
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Date: 2010-12-10
 
Explaining What An Internal Link Hub Really Is
I use the term internal link hub and link nexus here with some frequency, but I haven't actually done a post to explain them, to show how/why I feel they are important, and to show how to use them to your advantage. This post should solve that problem.
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Date: 2010-12-10
 
Why Are Internal Link Hubs Important?
I use the term internal link hub and link nexus here with some frequency, but I haven't actually done a post to explain them, to show how/why I feel they are important, and to show how to use them to your advantage. This post should solve that problem.
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Date: 2010-12-10
 
Social Customer Relationship Management
I thought it would be very interesting to look at how other people in the world are talking about, describing, and visualizing Social Customer Relationship Management (Social CRM). I found some pretty interesting images out there and compiled some of them below. I also included an image from Chess Media Group. It's interesting to see the various differences between how people talk about visualize the same topic but; some are simple yet others are more technical and complex. Notice for example how Lithium and Oracle look at social CRM (both vendors). If you have an image that you created or came across that you feel helps explain Social CRM, send it on over!
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Date: 2010-12-09
 
The Latest Browser Traffic Data Points
After the downfall of the Internet Explorer 6 in the browser market, Microsoft didn't faced only the clamouring of the web developers and proprietor but also had to come up with a new upgraded browser as soon as possible. According to the Net Application, IE has always been foremost runner up in the race of the Net Market and then comes Firefox and chrome. Though IE owns more than a half of the market share, it lost one point of share from October's 59.26% to November's 58.26% and Chrome gained from 8.47% to 9.27%. Firefox is losing its market share by just insignificant number in points and; it should be worried as the new upgraded browser of IE and chrome are luring its users.
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Date: 2010-12-09
 
Alinean Delves Into Interactive White Papers
Personalization is big these days. Individuals often expect to be able to choose different colors, designs, and/or content, depending on the situation, and companies often try to deliver the best combinations. So Alinean may be onto something, as it recently began to deal in personalized white papers.
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Date: 2010-12-09
 
How Will Web Design Change In 2011?
A recent study I came across said that 2011 is going to be the year of websites. So if you don't have one or yours could do with a refresh, now is the time to get the ball rolling.
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Date: 2010-12-09
 
Understanding The Changes In 2011 Web Design
A recent study I came across said that 2011 is going to be the year of websites. So if you don't have one or yours could do with a refresh, now is the time to get the ball rolling.
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Date: 2010-12-09
 
Building A Successful Plan For Your Site Content
Developing a winning content strategy is one of the most important aspects of online marketing. It allows organizations to build a level of trust among their consumers, making it easier for them to complete the purchasing process.
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Date: 2010-12-08
 
How To Develop A Successful Content Strategy
Developing a winning content strategy is one of the most important aspects of online marketing. It allows organizations to build a level of trust among their consumers, making it easier for them to complete the purchasing process.
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Date: 2010-12-08
 
The Full Story Of The Fable Tablet
It's amazing how much time has changed, and the things that kids got to experience twenty, even ten, years ago is drastically different from what they experience today.
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Date: 2010-12-08
 
Understanding The Biggest Misconceptions Of Linux
The new Linux Mint 10 and Ubuntu 10.10 have recently made their presence felt in the open software operating system market and with every latest edition of an open source OS product hitting the marketplace, there is advancement and an upgrade that surely goes into them making them more user-friendly and beneficial in terms of costs and efforts.
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Date: 2010-12-08
 
Fixing An Internet Explorer Security Alert
Here's an interesting mystery for you: I wrote an article with this title back in 2005, with the original question thusly:
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Date: 2010-12-08
 
How Do You Value Your Company's Social Media Efforts?
As I've been able to travel and meet marketers all over the U.S. and in other countries, I am always interested in learning how companies are viewing the value of their social media efforts.
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Date: 2010-12-07
 
What Goals Are You Trying To Achieve?
As I've been able to travel and meet marketers all over the U.S. and in other countries, I am always interested in learning how companies are viewing the value of their social media efforts.
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Date: 2010-12-07
 
Do You Have A Content Marketing Strategy?
We've established the value of content marketing here through many different posts. Most of the focus has been on creating value from content at the top of the funnel in a buying cycle. That's where a lot of marketing dollars are focused and it's an area of focus for the consulting offered by many online marketing agencies.
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Date: 2010-12-07
 
Could Oracle's Missteps Hurt The SQL Community?
Oracle hasn't won many friends in open source communities since its acquisition of Sun Microsystems and Sun's array of open source assets including MySQL, Java and OpenOffice. Oracle seems bent on continuing this trend with the growing Hudson open source project.
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Date: 2010-12-07
 
Creating Keyword Rich Content To Rank High And Draw Traffic
I believe we need to look past artificial perceptions about how search engines look at a given page. For example, whether you use an <h1> tag or a <h2>, <h3>, or whatever on a page does not matter. What does matter is the relative nature of what you do. For example, if you have lots of basic text on a page, then headers such as these will stand out:
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Date: 2010-12-06
 
Balancing Content To Entice Users And Rank High
I believe we need to look past artificial perceptions about how search engines look at a given page. For example, whether you use an <h1> tag or a <h2>, <h3>, or whatever on a page does not matter. What does matter is the relative nature of what you do. For example, if you have lots of basic text on a page, then headers such as these will stand out:
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Date: 2010-12-06
 
New Study Shows CMOs And CIOs Are Not Aligned
The CMO Council and Accenture Interactive recently released a study Aligning the CMO and CIO to Achieve Agile Intelligent Marketing based on parallel surveys of about 300 members of each group. The free 32-page summary provides a detailed analysis and commentary. Key conclusions are:
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Date: 2010-12-06
 
Using Google Webmaster Central To Increase Your Site Ranking
Google can give you lots of information about your website including: How does Google see your site? How many people found your site through search? Does your website contain errors?
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Date: 2010-12-03
 
Should ISPs Be Charged With Removing Piracy?
Helienne Lindvall at the Guardian asserts that ISPs must play their part in stamping out piracy. Her argument is that despite the convictions against the Pirate Bay, the site is still very much online. Likewise, contrary to the efforts of the courts to shutdown LimeWire, a few vigilant souls have restored the client.
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Date: 2010-12-03
 
Enabling Your Brand To Demonstrate An Emotional Connection To Your Consumers
Social Media is among many things, our gateway to discovery and interconnection. While social networking may seem trivial, truth is that we get out of it what we put into it. But this goes beyond the time and energy we spend on day-to-day participation. Our investment in social media earns its largest dividends when intent and purpose meet personification and engagement.
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
How To Find A Real Social Media Consultant
When you search Google for "social media consultant" there are about 10,600,000 search results. Yeah, really. Go check and come back. That's more than two times as many search results for "marketing consultant" or "pr consultant" (about 4m each).
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
How Can You Tell A Real Social Media Consultant From A Fake
When you search Google for "social media consultant" there are about 10,600,000 search results. Yeah, really. Go check and come back. That's more than two times as many search results for "marketing consultant" or "pr consultant" (about 4m each).
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
Data Centers, Analytics, and Management – Oh My!
Russ Fellows recently posted an article on infostor.com outlining what he believes the "big 3" issues facing information technology are and how these issues will be addressed throughout the next decade. Fellows identifies these three issues as transformation of data centers, data analytics, and integrated data management.
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
Shared Knowledge Is Power
Like I mentioned in yesterday's blog post, there are lots of things that I would want to share across with you folks over the next few weeks, but for today I thought I would go ahead and get started sharing some initial highlights from the Enterprise 2.0 Summit event that took place in Frankfurt by the end of October.
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
Should Your Blog Have Facebook And Twitter Accounts?
We all have email, yet our inboxes are often overloaded. RSS is great, but some are letting RSS take a back seat as they are to busy on social networks.
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
Writing a Quality Function Driver
After my last article on writing stubs, I figured I would follow up with how to write function drivers. Where stubs are miniature functions used to test your main code, a driver is a miniature main code to test your functions. Knowing how to write an effective driver is a key tool in producing valuable functions.
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Date: 2010-12-02
 
How To Create Great Content For Your Blog
As a blogger, you know that sometimes the hardest thing to do is come up with content for your blog. Finding ideas for your blog (especially if you want to post regularly) can often lead to you not blogging at all, because you start hitting the wall when it comes to what to blog about. So I thought it might be useful to offer up 25 ways to use the web to find content for your blog. Here they are.
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Date: 2010-12-01
 
Finding And Building Great Blog Content
As a blogger, you know that sometimes the hardest thing to do is come up with content for your blog. Finding ideas for your blog (especially if you want to post regularly) can often lead to you not blogging at all, because you start hitting the wall when it comes to what to blog about. So I thought it might be useful to offer up 25 ways to use the web to find content for your blog. Here they are.
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Date: 2010-12-01
 
The Multidimensional Use Of The GNU find Tool
Beginners are mostly afraid of command prompt. Whenever they see a command prompt, they immediately say "its very difficult". But it's not true. The Command prompt is as friendly as GUI (Graphical User Interface), provided if you use it with proper procedure.
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Date: 2010-12-01
 
Managing Your Events Through Eventzilla
A recent and a more general web surfing activity of mine lead me into encountering a unique, quick & simple, and a very inexpensive online start-up firm named Eventzilla. I say unique, because it is a service that was never before thought of and one which could help event management firms save a lot of time. I say, quick & simple because unlike other online services, this website enables event organizers to take very little lead time and complications in availing event management solutions.
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Date: 2010-12-01
 
BlackRock Launches ETF Campaign To help Investors
Investment management firm BlackRock has announced that its iShares Exchange Traded Funds business, is launching a campaign to help investors learn what to look for when selecting an ETF.
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Date: 2010-12-01
 
Growing Your Content Through Guest Posts
When thinking about perhaps using something like a blog to promote your own business, though, it can seem like a very time-intensive proposition. You won't always have time to blog and sometimes it can be nearly impossible to keep a blog up to date enough to continually drive an audience.
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Date: 2010-12-01
 
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