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Should You Allow Your Users To Alter Your Java Code?
When you have an application there is a delicate balance between allowing users to tweak the application to match their needs while not making the code unmaintainable. I thought that a serious of articles on how we are trying to do this in our JPedal PDF library might be of general interest.
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Date: 2011-01-31
 
Allowing Users To Interact With Your Code In A Controlled Way
When you have an application there is a delicate balance between allowing users to tweak the application to match their needs while not making the code unmaintainable. I thought that a serious of articles on how we are trying to do this in our JPedal PDF library might be of general interest.
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Date: 2011-01-31
 
Using Evernote As An Online Filing Cabinet
Like all business owners I know, I've got more to do than time to do it. Without a system to stay productive I would get very little done. I'm often asked to reveal what tools and tactics I use to get more done and that's what today's post is all about.
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Date: 2011-01-31
 
Can Vertical CRM Be The Solution For Your Enterprise?
Whenever I'm coaching a business through the process of selecting a CRM solution, one of the things that I always have my clients consider is whether or not they should evaluate vertical CRM solutions; solutions that have been designed specifically for their industry or organization type.
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Date: 2011-01-31
 
Protecting Your Blog From Backdoor Security Issues
If you've ever been hit with a virus on your computer, you know how difficult it can be to thoroughly clean the machine, even when you have security software that does all the heavy work.
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Date: 2011-01-31
 
How To Better Market Your Content
Content Marketing is a hot, hot topic right now as are social media, mobile and local. Along with being a popular focus for marketers, there's really a deluge of information being published and it's not always clear what the best advice is.
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Date: 2011-01-31
 
Are You Ready To Solve A Crisis?
What constitutes a crisis? Discovering that someone has left a review saying they saw a mouse at your restaurant is certainly disconcerting. But is it a crisis? No. The social media monitors in your organization need to have a mutual understanding of what is a real crisis and what the subsequent escalation procedures are.
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Date: 2011-01-28
 
If Crisis Occurs Are You Ready?
What constitutes a crisis? Discovering that someone has left a review saying they saw a mouse at your restaurant is certainly disconcerting. But is it a crisis? No. The social media monitors in your organization need to have a mutual understanding of what is a real crisis and what the subsequent escalation procedures are.
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Date: 2011-01-28
 
Google Declares Major Security Issues With Internet Explorer
Michal Zalewski is a researcher and engineer at Google who's recent focus has been on "fuzzing," or checking browsers and sites for potential security holes.
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Date: 2011-01-28
 
Developers Have a Month To Get Android Tablet Apps Ready
The timer is counting down; there's only a month until the first Android powered tablet is released. For developers this means hitting the grindstone and trying to have apps prepped and ready for the release dates.
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Date: 2011-01-28
 
How Sentiment Search Relates To Knowledge Management
Here is another in a series of session notes for KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I attended the session, Search for Sentiment led by Seth Grimes, Principal Consultant, Alta Plana Corporation. Here is the description:
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Date: 2011-01-27
 
Building An Effective Footer For Your Website
Footers are one of the most often underused, misused and abused areas of a website. In this post, I'll be taking a look at footers and passing on some tips to help you get more out of them.
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Date: 2011-01-27
 
How To Create An Effective Site Footer
Footers are one of the most often underused, misused and abused areas of a website. In this post, I'll be taking a look at footers and passing on some tips to help you get more out of them.
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Date: 2011-01-27
 
Google Adds Preview Function To AdWords
The Google AdWords Preview Tool has added some new features in order to improve the tool. The news was announced on 19 January, on the Google AdWords blog post. With the made improvements, you can now check how your ads will appear on different devices in different places.
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Date: 2011-01-27
 
Creating A LAMP System
Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP are constituents of a LAMP system (from time-to-time you may see PHP replaced or included with Perl/Python). LAMP is a modern, free, foundation that can be used to power everything from basic web pages to sophisticated web applications. Below I will go through the steps to install these components.
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Date: 2011-01-27
 
The Importance of Normalization
I am a programmer. When I begin a project, I look at it from a programming point of view. This is almost exactly the opposite of a database administrator's point of view.
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Date: 2011-01-27
 
Getting Your Local Business Top Local Listing
Did you know that in 2008, 82% of local searches online resulted in a phone call, site view, in store visit or immediate purchase? This has no doubt increased along with the popularity of local listings and highlights the need for your local listing to be in that prime position - above your main competitors.
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Date: 2011-01-26
 
Google Maps Does Not Allow Businesses To Addresses Negative Reviews
Reports are flooding in from around the world claiming that many business owners are not being able to respond to the negative reviews on their Google Maps listing.
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Date: 2011-01-26
 
Early Social CRM Adopters See Added Advantages
Here are several excerpts from an article by Brendan B. Reed about a recent social CRM study conducted by SugarCRM, Social CRM Adoption Slow but Adopters Enjoy Advantage:
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Date: 2011-01-26
 
Hiring The Correct Social Media Agency For Your Business
As more and more companies look for help with social media marketing strategies, more and more agencies are following the money, professing to be experts in the space. And, since agencies are full of marketers, it's sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the best and the rest.
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Date: 2011-01-26
 
How To Hire The Correct Social Media Agency
As more and more companies look for help with social media marketing strategies, more and more agencies are following the money, professing to be experts in the space. And, since agencies are full of marketers, it's sometimes difficult to tell the difference between the best and the rest.
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Date: 2011-01-26
 
why You Need To Move From Fee Sensitive Customers
Are you looking to attract more clients or customers right now? If you are, here is a very powerful piece of advice, contained in just 2 words. Excellence sells. The massive majority of your competitors do not offer excellence. They may be average, good or even very good, but few businesses offer genuine excellence.
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Date: 2011-01-26
 
Checking Your Site For Credibility Issues
In the last post, we explored five of the Top 10 Guidelines to Establishing Web Credibility, provided by Standford back in 2002. Still relevant today, here we'll explore the remaining 5.
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Date: 2011-01-25
 
How To Make Your Site More Creditable
In the last post, we explored five of the Top 10 Guidelines to Establishing Web Credibility, provided by Standford back in 2002. Still relevant today, here we'll explore the remaining 5.
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Date: 2011-01-25
 
How To Beat Your Large Competitors Through Local Search
I've been spending a lot of time recently looking at local search, and discussing its importance with dozens of small businesses at the events I speak at. One discussion keeps coming up that I believe is terribly misguided. Small businesses think that their only competition in local search will come from other small businesses.
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Date: 2011-01-25
 
The Challenging Aspect Of Demand Management
When viewing IT as a single value chain, the incoming stimuli that initiate the end to end process are of primary concern. They need to be captured as early and systematically as possible, to eliminate missed handoffs, redundancy, and rework.
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Date: 2011-01-25
 
The Inevitable Move Towards Cloud-based CRM
It's coming. Whether enterprise CRM is ready or not. Cloud computing continues to make its mark in the industry, as some of the smaller CRM vendors have found success with cloud computing. How about the larger, enterprise based CRM vendors? Are they going to be shifting towards cloud services, or are the risks not worth the rewards?
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Date: 2011-01-25
 
Easy Ways To Increase Your Web Credibility
Back in 2002, Stanford published their Top 10 Guidelines To Establishing Web Credibility. Amazingly, these conditions for creating a credible website are just as relevant today as they were back then. Isn't it funny how, with all of the advancements in site development and marketing, it all still comes back to the basics?
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Date: 2011-01-24
 
How To Establish Your Web Credibilty
Back in 2002, Stanford published their Top 10 Guidelines To Establishing Web Credibility. Amazingly, these conditions for creating a credible website are just as relevant today as they were back then. Isn't it funny how, with all of the advancements in site development and marketing, it all still comes back to the basics?
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Date: 2011-01-24
 
Accepting Variability In Task Execution And Capitalizing On Early Deliveries
Eli Goldratt has written many novels beyond The Goal. One of the most important for IT professionals is his book Critical Chain. Critical Chain is ostensibly about project management, but in reality it's about all of demand management in a services context. The book identifies and examines key causes of project failure:
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Date: 2011-01-24
 
How Communities Work In Social Business
When you talk about social business you can't help but bring up the C-word. We all know what I'm talking about right? Yes, communities! Now, when most people or organizations think of communities they actually think of customer communities, however there is more than one type of community that organizations need to think about.
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Date: 2011-01-24
 
Wikipedia Head Takes Aim at Net Neutrality
Though the American Net Neutrality debate has been raging for a while it seems to have only just kicked off in the UK. Even so, campaigners have already started to acquire some high-profile detractors.
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Date: 2011-01-21
 
Evaluating Risks For Supply Chain Initiatives
I just finished reading "The New Supply Chain Agenda," by Reuben E. Slone, J. Paul Dittmann, and John T. Mentzer which is a great book for anyone interested in supply chain management. One of the chapters in the book talked about evaluating risks for supply chain initiatives and I thought the model they used makes perfect sense for the social business space. It's not overly complicated and if enterprise organizations can use this framework for multi-million dollar supply chain initiatives then it should work just fine for organizations getting involved in social business. I'm going to modify it in the near future but here is the basic framework.
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Date: 2011-01-21
 
Why Generic C Programming Has Not Taken Off
I thought about the subject a little more and tried to look into myself and what was stopping me from learning generic programming earlier in my C++ programming experience. One recent interview I had still sold C++ as an Object Oriented Programming language, which was surprising to me because it was only half-true. I knew better than trying to correct the interviewer, but that's a different thing. After a little introspection, here are a few reasons why I think GP has had a hard time getting into the mainstream.
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Date: 2011-01-21
 
How To Make JPedal Your Default PDF Viewer
Once java is installed on your machine (see previous post), you can setup JPedal. How you setup your directory structure is up to yourself. I placed the JPedal jar file and associated libraries in /home/feq/programs/jpedal (feq is a name I made up on my computer). Provided you place the correct paths in the shell script, it doesn't matter where these files go.
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Date: 2011-01-21
 
Setting Up JPedal As Your PDF Viewer
Once java is installed on your machine (see previous post), you can setup JPedal. How you setup your directory structure is up to yourself. I placed the JPedal jar file and associated libraries in /home/feq/programs/jpedal (feq is a name I made up on my computer). Provided you place the correct paths in the shell script, it doesn't matter where these files go.
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Date: 2011-01-21
 
Don't Forget About the Mac App Store
Looking around the site, there are countless references to mobile apps, iPad apps, Android apps, and so on. I really had to do some digging to find anything relating to desktop apps. There's even a Mac App Store out there to use! It's easy to see why desktop apps aren't as heavily featured; the mobile space is what's hot right now.
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Date: 2011-01-21
 
Generating Back Links For Your Site
How's your website doing? Are you getting loads of traffic or is it floundering? If people aren't finding your website it might as well not exist.
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Date: 2011-01-20
 
The Benefits Of Blogging
How's your website doing? Are you getting loads of traffic or is it floundering? If people aren't finding your website it might as well not exist.
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Date: 2011-01-20
 
Mid-size Businesses Ready To Move To The Cloud
According to a recent survey over 60 percent of respondents in the mid-size business space say they are ready to look to the cloud. Many are already using virtualization but only 4 percent are using the cloud now to back up data.  In addition, 63% say they are using 10% or less of their applications on a SaaS platform. So this projects a major shift in the mid-size business IT architecture.
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Date: 2011-01-20
 
Some Simple Windows Game Tricks
The Windows version of Solitaire has been a popular game and ever since the days of Windows 3.1. For this WinXPDigest publication, I would like to bring your attention to some ways that you can "bend the rules" of Solitaire and also the popular game of 3D Pinball.
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Date: 2011-01-20
 
How Do The Recent Changes To Ubuntu Effect The Community?
Ubuntu is undergoing some serious changes for its next release. Codenamed Natty+1, Ubuntu 11.10 will come bundled with QT libraries for the first time.
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Date: 2011-01-20
 
The Personal And Public Sides Of Quora
If you've been paying attention to the social web in recent weeks, it's very likely that you've given some attention to Quora, the question-and-answer service that seems to have come out of nowhere and exploded onto the scene, garnering all sorts of attention throughout the blogosphere and in the mainstream media.
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Date: 2011-01-20
 
Strategies For Posting Your Videos To YouTube
The use of video to tell your story, put a real live face on the company and showcase your products, services and customer testimonials is a very foundational online tactic these days.
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Date: 2011-01-19
 
Getting The Most From Online Video
The use of video to tell your story, put a real live face on the company and showcase your products, services and customer testimonials is a very foundational online tactic these days.
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Date: 2011-01-19
 
Does Your Company Have A Brand?
There was a time when I mentioned the word brand to small business and they would shrug their shoulders at the idea. We don't have a brand, that's big company we stuff. We have a business and we busy ourselves trying to build some name recognition, sure, but we don't really worry much about branding.
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Date: 2011-01-19
 
iPad Cases Worth Checking Out
I finally got around to purchasing my first iPad. Bought it over the holiday break. I spent hours researching and poring over the best apps to download. But, you know what was an even tougher decision? Figuring out which case to buy. Turns out, iPad accessories is a burgeoning cottage industry. I know, big surprise, right?
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Date: 2011-01-19
 
Making Your Twitter Activity More Valuable
I expect a few raised eyebrows from the title of this post, but first off understand that what I'm asking is could you, not would you.
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Date: 2011-01-19
 
Posting Thumbnails In WordPress Without Plugins
Today's post should be (emphasis on should) be much shorter than some of the marathon posts I've been writing around here lately. This post is a sequel to a post I wrote a long time ago entitled Recent Posts With Thumbnails in WordPress (Without a Plugin). I've been meaning to show you how to do the same sort of thing for Popular posts without having to use a WordPress plugin. The reason I like the idea of not using a plugin is that some of the Popular Post plugins floating around either:
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Date: 2011-01-18
 
Attacking Your Competitors Can Hurt Your Business
Have you ever heard the saying, that when you bad-mouth a competitor, it actually makes you look bad and not them? Well, the same holds true when you decide to invest your time attacking competitors online.
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Date: 2011-01-18
 
How Attacking Your Competitors Can Be Bad For Your Business
Have you ever heard the saying, that when you bad-mouth a competitor, it actually makes you look bad and not them? Well, the same holds true when you decide to invest your time attacking competitors online.
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Date: 2011-01-18
 
Microsoft Has A CRM Offering Worth Looking At
I'm not saying Oracle or Salesforce.com should be completely worried just yet, but they should be keeping an eye on Microsoft's cloud-based CRM service - Microsoft Dynamics. An event was held in Redmond, WA which saw the unveiling of Microsoft's new CRM solution. Microsoft Dynamics will be available in 40 markets, in 41 languages, with a price point of $34 per user per month.
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Date: 2011-01-18
 
How To Build Complete Back Ups Of Your WordPress Blog
Since we're at the beginning of the year, it's a good time to remind everyone about backups. Whether you are running one blog or several blogs, backups are important. The best backup solutions are those that backup all of your files, back them up regularly, and work automatically. In this post I'll show you how I do it.
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Date: 2011-01-17
 
Building Full Back Ups Of Your WordPress Site
Since we're at the beginning of the year, it's a good time to remind everyone about backups. Whether you are running one blog or several blogs, backups are important. The best backup solutions are those that backup all of your files, back them up regularly, and work automatically. In this post I'll show you how I do it.
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Date: 2011-01-17
 
Improving Your SEO Through Better Content Management
Content has always been one of the most important factors of search engine optimization (SEO). Website content typically does not change very frequently for most site owners. But it does change as product offerings evolve, staff member come and go, and site design gets updated. So whenever your site content changes, it's important to consider the SEO implications.
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Date: 2011-01-17
 
Understanding How Web Analytics Work
Not too long ago there was an interesting thread on the Yahoo Web Analytics Forum that began with the question: "Why does testing work?" As any child knows (or soon learns), with "why" questions, good answers are surprisingly hard to come by. What seems obvious often turns out to be complicated and obscure.
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Date: 2011-01-17
 
Optimizing Your Site To Index Better In Search Results
The new year usually brings a little spring cleaning for webmasters and site owners, and in 2011 a lot of people are interested in modernizing their sites to make them more user friendly and easier for search engines to read.
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Date: 2011-01-14
 
Modernizing Your Site To Make It Easier To Read
The new year usually brings a little spring cleaning for webmasters and site owners, and in 2011 a lot of people are interested in modernizing their sites to make them more user friendly and easier for search engines to read.
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Date: 2011-01-14
 
Creative Tactics To Be More Efficient With Promotions
Marketing efficiency is always a good thing. I mean, who has an unlimited marketing budget? Well, maybe some companies do, but for the most part, being able to get far more value out of a marketing investment than projected is cause to celebrate.
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Date: 2011-01-14
 
Why Should You Be Investing In Paid Search?
At a recent Webinar on search marketing, I received a plaintive question from a participant. She had listened carefully to all my advice, but practically wailed into the phone, "My CEO does not believe in paid search. What can I do?" If you've run into this situation, you needn't be as worried about it as she was.
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Date: 2011-01-14
 
Understanding The Balance Of Power In Community Driven Projects
The current situation between Oracle, the Hudson community and Hudson project founder Kohsuke Kawaguchi sheds new light on the relative value of a trademark as a project control mechanism. Understanding the balance of power in community driven project can help IT decision makers avoid vendor lock-in.
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Date: 2011-01-14
 
Google Updates Their Ad Display URL
Google has announced the update of appearance of the display URLs of all ads that appear on search results pages and also the arrival of negative keyword lists in the AdWords through two different blog posts. The former update is the result of Google's experiment with hundreds of subtle variations of its search results page.
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Date: 2011-01-13
 
AdWords Search Ad Display Gets New URL
Google has announced the update of appearance of the display URLs of all ads that appear on search results pages and also the arrival of negative keyword lists in the AdWords through two different blog posts. The former update is the result of Google's experiment with hundreds of subtle variations of its search results page.
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Date: 2011-01-13
 
Developing Your Business Around The Wants And Needs Of Your Clients
How well do you know your prospective clients? For marketing to work, it needs to strike a chord with the recipient.  It needs to ask a question or make a statement that stops them in their tracks and grabs their attention.  To do this, your question or statement needs to be directly relevant.
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Date: 2011-01-13
 
Five Security Tips for the New Year
As 2010 comes to a close we turn our attention now to the New Year. Since the dawn of the Internet there have been those using it who are up to no good. Whether it be malicious code, phishing schemes, or simple spam - the forces of good on the Internet (us) will continue to battle the forces of evil (them).
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Date: 2011-01-13
 
How WhitePaper Fared Against Gift Cards and No Offers
When writing Whitepapers, have you wondered the true value that they can bring to a business? Considering their popularity, it's safe to assume that there are uses for the strategy. However, in certain situations can another strategy bring more to the table?
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Date: 2011-01-13
 
Google's Hotpot Helps Users Rate And Recommend Places
Finding reviews of different places can be very helpful for people in general. Especially when its something new that they are trying out for the first time, such as a restaurant, or a mechanic. You can easily search Google to find reviews for different places, but the results are not always useful for your situation.
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Date: 2011-01-12
 
Full Review Of Google's Recommendation Engine: Hotpot
Finding reviews of different places can be very helpful for people in general. Especially when its something new that they are trying out for the first time, such as a restaurant, or a mechanic. You can easily search Google to find reviews for different places, but the results are not always useful for your situation.
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Date: 2011-01-12
 
How To Improve Your Social Graph
It was great to present at the Sphinncon conference today alongside Kelli Brown, Tal Siach and Miriam Schwab - I've posted my slides and tips below to share with everyone online:
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Date: 2011-01-12
 
How To Decide The Best Blogging Platform For Your Site
"What's the best platform for blogging?" is a question I hear from time to time. Judging by the search volume surrounding "best blogging platform" and related searches like "wordpress vs. joomla" and "wordpress vs. typepad" it's a question that a lot of business bloggers struggle with.
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Date: 2011-01-12
 
New Forrester Report Shows Tech Spending On The Rise
This is good news. According to a new forecast from Forrester, global tech spending will rise 7.1 percent in 2011 to $1.7 trillion, according to new forecast data from Forrester. Analyst Andrew Bartels writes that while the 2011 global tech market will be similar to the 7.2 percent market growth experienced in 2010, there will be significant differences between the two years in terms of both products and geographies.
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Date: 2011-01-11
 
Using Foursquare To Stay Better Connected
When I'm traveling around town, sometimes I like to stop in a coffee shop, and get something to drink, or stop over at a local restaurant for a bite to eat. I don't mind eating alone, but it would be great to meet up with some friends from time to time. That's easier said than done.
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Date: 2011-01-11
 
Your Social Strategy Can Be The Problem Not Social Media
Social media is crap. Social media is a waste of money and time. Social media can't be measured so we're just wasting energy. Social media doesn't offer lead generation. Blah blah blah.
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Date: 2011-01-11
 
Building A Social Strategy With An End Goal
Social media is crap. Social media is a waste of money and time. Social media can't be measured so we're just wasting energy. Social media doesn't offer lead generation. Blah blah blah.
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Date: 2011-01-11
 
Windows Phone 7 App Markets Could Hinder The Platform
Windows Phone 7 hit the 5,000 app benchmark more quickly than its predecessors, and that speed may just be what saves this fledgling effort from one of the world's great technology giants.
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Date: 2011-01-11
 
How Intranets Could Look in 2015
Here is another in a series of session notes for KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010. I attended the session, Intranets in 2015 led by James Robertson, Managing Director - Step Two Designs. Here is the session description. "How can we deliver great intranets if we don't know where we're heading? This powerful presentation outlines a vision for intranets in 2015, describing a day-in-the-life of how staff will work. Going beyond the technology aspects, this session explores the "enterprise experience" that we should be providing to staff and how to start delivering it today."
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Date: 2011-01-11
 
How Can You Identify Your Ideal Customer?
It's been said time and again that not all customers are created equal. The sad truth is, regardless of your need for new customers (and the almighty dollar), some clients just aren't good for your company. Some may sap your profits, curtail your growth - in fact, may even put you out of business.
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Date: 2011-01-10
 
How To Use Link Exchange For Your Benefit
A lot of folks have been hammering away at sending out automated link exchange emails for Wordpress driven sites. The hallmarks of many such efforts
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Date: 2011-01-10
 
The Power Of Link Exchange Requests
A lot of folks have been hammering away at sending out automated link exchange emails for Wordpress driven sites. The hallmarks of many such efforts
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Date: 2011-01-10
 
Trend Micro Beefing Up Security With Latest USB Software
When utilizing USB devices, many overlook the security risks involving their use. The amount of malware which is found on USB devices has been increasing, and security has been in need of a boost. This is where Trend Micro enters. They have just released software which will help scan USB devices, and stop malicious files from being transferred.
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Date: 2011-01-10
 
Is The Supply Chain Missing Collaboration?
My previous (and first) post on social supply chain management was surprisingly popular so I thought I'd continue with that topic and talk about something that I learned (and am continuing to learn) thanks to Trevor Miles.  Again, keep in mind I'm no supply chain expert like Trevor but we're both very interested in how social media impacts and can be integrated into supply chain activities.  The image below was created by AT Kearney.
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Date: 2011-01-07
 
Google Could Phase Out PageRank Algorithm
Google's PageRank algorithm could become obsolete very soon with Google losing the exclusive patent to the system some time this year. The PageRank technology was created by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin while still attending Stanford University, which actually owns the patent to PageRank. Google, however, has the exclusive licensing rights to it until 2011 and come 2017 the patent will expire completely.
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Date: 2011-01-07
 
Google Planning To Phase Out PageRank
Google's PageRank algorithm could become obsolete very soon with Google losing the exclusive patent to the system some time this year. The PageRank technology was created by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin while still attending Stanford University, which actually owns the patent to PageRank. Google, however, has the exclusive licensing rights to it until 2011 and come 2017 the patent will expire completely.
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Date: 2011-01-07
 
The ISP Graduated Response Effort Against Piracy
Around two years ago, the RIAA announced a new effort to battle online piracy. Instead of threatening costly lawsuits, they would partner up with ISPs to tackle piracy with a 'graduated response' effort. This meant the ISPs would monitor their traffic better, and try to single out illegal P2P users. After 2 years, is the system working?
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Date: 2011-01-07
 
Optimize Your Windows XP OS Using System Tools
To enhance and keep your Windows XP performance in tip-top shape, this quality operating system has provided you various tools that you can utilize. These tools will help you optimize your system in a way that best suits you.
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Date: 2011-01-07
 
The Top 10 Tech Industry Missteps
There can never exist an industry in this world that can survive from making mistakes. And an industry that needs to be very meticulous in fabricating every product, service or solution can also not escape the ugly part of making blunders - I am talking quite obviously of the technology industry.
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Date: 2011-01-06
 
Building Your Startup While Raising A Family
It's no secret that starting a company takes a lot of time and is a huge amount of work. I'm sure it's always been this way for people starting companies, but in the current state of technology startups the situation is amplified with the pace of business, always-on nature of the internet, the ability to "work" from anywhere, and the fear that your competitors are two kids in a college dorm room working 20 hour days eating Top Ramen and drinking Mt. Dew.
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Date: 2011-01-06
 
How To Monetize Your Blog Or Website
One of my more popular posts from 2010 was about How to Integrate Advertising into Your Blog. In this post, I'm going to expand on that from a strategic point of view and talk about ways to add revenue streams into your website or blog.
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Date: 2011-01-06
 
How Long Will The iPad Reign Supreme?
Many technologists felt that a product that was essentially a hybrid of a cell phone and a laptop couldn't possibly take off. They have to hold their tongues now, as Apple's iPad has clearly taken on a large following. In fact, it's inception marked the largest turnaround for a major corporation in business history.
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Date: 2011-01-05
 
A Look Into Trends Within The 2010 Blogosphere
Back in August, I wrote a post about trends within the blogosphere including insights into who was blogging, where growth may occur, and other statistical evidence.
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Date: 2011-01-05
 
Technorati Predicts Continued Growth Within The Blogosphere For 2011
Back in August, I wrote a post about trends within the blogosphere including insights into who was blogging, where growth may occur, and other statistical evidence.
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Date: 2011-01-05
 
How To Traverse The Twitterverse
Twitter officially launched to the public in July 2006. By 2008, the universe of applications developed to enhance the Twitter experience was boundless. While the ecosystem was burgeoning with apps, the ability to track and manage the apps designed for specific purposes was elusive.
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Date: 2011-01-05
 
Avenet Trades One VAR For Another
Business is business, and sometimes the relationships you develop don't work out. For Avnet,their short running ownership of VAR company ProSys came to a schreaching halt. Avnet purchased ProSys by way of Bell Microproducts in March 2010. The acquisition was $252m in cost, and included 360+ employees.
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Date: 2011-01-05
 
How To Make Your Company More Appealing To Younger Candidates
What's your take on corporate talk? You know, the words that never seem to go out of fashion when you read a news release, or a job description, or a What We Do page on a company website?
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Date: 2011-01-04
 
Staying Ahead Of Your Fresher Competitors
What's your take on corporate talk? You know, the words that never seem to go out of fashion when you read a news release, or a job description, or a What We Do page on a company website?
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Date: 2011-01-04
 
How To Use A CMS Platform To Build Your SEO
If you just read that headline and felt like singing, "CMS and SEO, E-I-E-I-O," you're not alone. Sometimes digital marketing is an acronym factory that feels like you need a secret decoder ring just to understand what is going on. And even if you know that a "CMS" is a content management system and that "SEO" is search engine optimization, you might not know how they relate to each other.
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Date: 2011-01-04
 
Amazon's EC2 Will Utilize Oracle Servers and Databases
For those who use Oracle while running Amazon EC2,have good news going into the new year. Using the web service, customers will be able to run a large assortment of apps using the VM templates. Amazon is hoping that this progress will allow clients to get settled into the cloud quicker, and more efficiently. Oracle's AMIs can be used as they are, or more savvy programmer can customize them.
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Date: 2011-01-04
 
How To Embed YouTube Videos In Your Posts
Are you using YouTube to post your online video content to your blog or website? Did you know there is a new embeddable player with a ‘Watch Later' feature'?
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Date: 2011-01-03
 
Advanced Methods To Embed Your YouTube Videos
Are you using YouTube to post your online video content to your blog or website? Did you know there is a new embeddable player with a ‘Watch Later' feature'?
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Date: 2011-01-03
 
The Top Tech Trends Expected To Take Off This Year
It has always been a practice to think, talk and write about innovative technology that either directly or indirectly has something to do with the world of computing and it always has to be a major news only if stalwarts like Microsoft, Google, or Apple come up with these tech trends.
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Date: 2011-01-03
 
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