The short answer is yes. In our estimation, roughly 70% of today's PR firms
with their traditional public relations and communications business
structures will not survive the fast-approaching social media avalanche. The
remaining 30% that need to reinvent their position real fast in their newly
morphed industry will prosper, compared to where they were and what they were
For publicly traded companies, current rules dictate that information can be
made public by a press release or by a telephone conference call but not
simply on a website. Ninety percent of today's PR firms are still in business
simply because of this single rule.
For the first time three years ago, in 2006, Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan
Schwartz asked the SEC to change this rule. Well, the new White House is
already posting the President's weekly address... (more)
Business leader, best-selling author and Hall of Fame speaker Scott McKain
joined Ulitzer with his blog syndication at
Scott McKain is the Co-founder and Principal of The Value Added Institute, a
think-tank that examines the role of the customer experience in creating
significant advances in the level of client loyalty. He is Vice Chairman of
Obsidian Enterprises, a dynamic holding company with 19 companies in diverse
industries, that was named one of the "fastest-growing companies" in America,
and is also Vice Chairman of Durham Capital Corpo... (more)
So, the first week "on the air" went very well. Not an easy week, but
We rapidly increase our midstock and microstock collection of royalty free
images and this keeps our hands busy all the time. The infrastructure we
choose for www.pixamba.com is extremely versatile and can be adjusted
according to the system load and storage capacity. Since both the load and
the images collection growth all the time, and fast, we work around the clock
ensuring high system uptime and short response time.
It seems that we are on the right way: the response time... (more)
In the global networked economy, work is performed everywhere, at any time
and any place. That said, what are the operational benefits? Cisco set out to
evaluate the social, economic and environmental impacts associated with
allowing and actively enabling employees to telecommute.
Cisco announced the findings of its Teleworker Survey, an in-depth study of
almost 2,000 company employees. The study, conducted to evaluate the social,
economic and environmental impacts associated with telecommuting at Cisco,
revealed that a majority of respondents experienced a significant increase in ... (more)
NetSuite, the Salesforce.com rival that Larry Ellison owns most of, is buying
QuickArrow Inc, an Austin-based maker of cloud computing software for
professional services businesses.
It's paying $20 million cash.
QuickArrow will be integrated into NetSuite's OpenAir business. NetSuite
claims the combination will create North America's leading professional
services automation (PSA) software company with more than 80,000 subscribers
and a customer base that includes Symantec, Salesforce.com, Thompson Reuters,
Genesys, Informatica, Proxicom, Siemens and Software AG.
The acquisition is ... (more)
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As an IT professional, you talk about IT issues all the time. But when you
speak to a business crowd, well… it can sometimes be very challenging, to
say the least.
Have you ever been faced with this type of communication challenge? Let's say
you're talking about cloud computing to your business users. After two
minutes of speaking, your audience's eyes glaze over, brows furrow and
zombie-like faces stare back at you. And no matter how many times you
rephrase and restate your ideas, still, you're talking to a bl... (more)