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10 Questions CIOs Should Ask Before Moving Operations to the Cloud

The vast majority of enterprise CIOs will say they will be transitioning legacy IT operations to cloud environments within the next few years. When asked why they’re making the move, what their cloud architecture will look like once implemented, or how those environments will be managed internally, and the answers grow decidedly more complex. Featuring […]

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Merger & Acquisition Digest

A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B… *** Thomson Reuters has completed its acquisitions of Clarient Global LLC and Avox Limited, expanding its risk-management footprint and its ability to provide a best-in-class standard of customer solutions by integrating both businesses into its portfolio of risk management, compliance and data offerings. Together with […]

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Redefining the Way We Learn: Closing the Technology Skills Gap

Today’s successful marketing programs are driven by technology, and the rate of change and speed of innovation is accelerating. To keep up, and stay ahead of the competition, you need talent that can help you make the most of data, move faster, and create engaging customer experience. But how do you know what skills gaps […]

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Marketers Should Embrace, Not Fear, Artificial Intelligence

The world of marketing is awash with conversations on emerging technologies, apps, and innovations that will disrupt the way we do things. In 2017 one specific topic dominates the conversation: artificial intelligence. So what is the role of artificial intelligence in technology, society, and our future. Mark Schaefer, marketing consultant and best-selling author, sums up […]

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Appointment Roundup: People on the Move

This week’s notable hires and appointments in the B2B world! *** AppNexus, the world’s leading independent advertising technology company, announced the appointment of Kaylie Smith as Managing Director, JAPAC. Based in Sydney, Smith will oversee AppNexus’ strategic partnerships and commercial strategy in Asia Pacific, Japan and Australia. *** Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, announced the […]

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What if Common Sense Was Common Practice in Business?

Today we’re bringing you the Introduction of Rex Conner’s book What if Common Sense Was Common Practice in Business?. Republished with permission from the publicist, Smith Publicity. Common Sense Brings Clarity Continuing time-honored, but dysfunctional business practices is like having a virus in an organism. Sometimes we don’t know how sick we are until we […]

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Merger & Acquisition Digest

A roundup of this week’s mergers and acquisitions in B2B… *** Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for clients, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rage Frameworks, a leader in knowledge-based automation technology and services providing Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the Enterprise. Terms of the deal are not disclosed. […]

digital transformation

How Digital Transformation is Reshaping the Global Marketplace

Digital technology is impacting everything on a global scale, from stem cells to outer space. Organizations that adopt and implement digital transformation (DX) strategies, and digital maturity models are already experiencing profound changes in the way they do business and how they are perceived on the international stage. Early adopters and ambassadors of DX are […]

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The Blockchain: Google Docs of the Global Economy

If you’re new to the blockchain concept, you’re not alone. It sounds more complex than it really is. However, the impact that the blockchain will have on digitally transforming the global economy will be dramatic. From banks to fintech, e-commerce to self-service, the blockchain is redefining (and disrupting) the way we transmit value to each […]

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Appointment Roundup: People on the Move

This week’s notable hires and appointments in the B2B world! *** Perkbox, a UK employee and customer engagement firm, announced the appointment of ex-Yahoo! Finance Manager Rob Gorle as Finance Director. *** Zerto, an award winning provider of cloud IT resilience solutions,announced the appointment of Ken Goldman, chief financial officer at Yahoo!, to its Board of Directors. *** Epson […]

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How Do We Love ‘They’, Let Us Count The Ways

We are past Inclusion Awareness Month, but the story continues in the last of this series. As communicators, we are responsible for using inclusive language in our content, publications, and forms. Inclusive language respects and promotes all people as valued members of society. It uses vocabulary that avoids exclusion and stereotyping, and is free from […]