Connecting the dots of the social web: An interview with Nexalogy’s Claude G. Théoret

How can a B2B company or marketer keep an eye on all that social media chatter surrounding their space? It takes time, well-planned strategies and knowledge of what’s relevant and what’s pointless. Also, how can a B2B marketer wade through all the spam infecting the social Web? According to Nexgate, there was an increase of 355 […]

Everything you need to know about Revenue Cycle Management

Cash is king. The issue is collecting it right away. Or as an SAP-sponsored white paper puts it, the primary business challenge remains reducing Days Sales Outstanding (DSO). “Without automation tools, there is no way to sufficiently increase productivity to reduce overhead and improve performance at the same time,” write the authors at PayStream Advisors, […]

Battle rages on between Google and data management platforms

Digital marketers take note. If you haven’t heard about the recent competition between Google and data management platforms (DMP), you need to catch up. The way you approach online advertising campaign could be affected by this head-to-head. In October, Google began informing advertising technology partners it was going to begin more tightly enforcing one of its data […]

Google Analytics’ new tool takes you on ‘the customer journey to online purchase’

Google Analytics has updated a useful tool that helps businesses track and analyze customer interaction paths from first click to purchase. The aptly-named The Customer Journey to Online Purchase launched in early 2013 as Google recognized the need for website owners to better understand how customers act from their first visit through conversion. The tool utilizes […]

Expedia buys Travelocity for $280 million

It was only a matter of time before Expedia bought its fellow online travel booking giant Travelocity. In 2013, Travelocity used Expedia’s tech for its American and Canadian websites, as well as its competitor’s supply and customer service program, the NY Times writes. Today, Expedia announced the acquisition of Texas-based Travelocity, owned by Sabre. “The strategic marketing agreement […]

Why everyone is talking about Microsoft’s holographic viewing headset

Holograms feels so 80s but now they are enjoying a resurgence thanks to Microsoft’s Windows 10 announcement Wednesday. The tech giant unveiled a headset that will allow users to interact with holographic images, so they can play video games and build 3-D models, for instance. A wireless see-through headset, Microsoft HoloLens can continue to see the physical environment around the wearers, […]

Microsoft acquires machine-learning startup Equivio

Microsoft announced it agreed to acquire Equivio, an Israeli-based startup that harnesses machine learning to sort large amounts of data into relevant groups. “We are making this acquisition to help our customers tackle the legal and compliance challenges inherent in managing large quantities of email and documents,” said Rajesh Jha in a blog post.  Equivio uses text analysis software […]

Open concept vs. cubicles – What’s right for your office?

In Generation X, Douglas Coupland’s character called them “veal fattening pens”. Dilbert gave us the term “Cube farm”. The poor cubicle has been given rough treatment in popular culture while the exposed brick and open-concept office style television series situate in re-purposed factory lofts has fed into the hipster mystique of boutique advertising and “almost” […]

Courting a Valley VC: Inside Vidyard’s big raise

Guest post by Anthony Reinhart. Reprinted with permission via News.Communitech.ca When you’ve met “the one,” you just know. This might be one of the biggest relationship clichés out there, but then, clichés wouldn’t be clichés without a good deal of truth behind them. The courtship story behind this week’s news that Vidyard had secured an $18-million Series […]

The B2BNN guide for maximizing your mobile memory

In today’s hyper-connected business world, busy executives are spending increasing amounts of time away from their desks and on the road. That means they’re using their computers less and relying more and more upon increasingly powerful smartphones and tablets. All mobile devices, whether iOS or Android, have limits to the amount of data they can store. […]

9 reasons why being a journalist makes you a better entrepreneur

For all those journalists who wondered whether they could start and thrive in their own business, they might be surprised to learn that some of their existing skills are transferable. And for all those entrepreneurs who wonder what they might be able to learn from media professionals, this article will offer some helpful succinct advice. Three former journalists […]