VMware's CMO Robin Matlock

VMware’s CMO wants to change the conversation about marketing’s contribution to pipeline

VMware’s CMO Robin Matlock is working on a lot of things to change the way the cloud and virtualization software maker is seen within the enterprise, but one of her most disruptive moves might be to reimagine how her marketing organization’s work is evaluated by the rest of the company. Last year Matlock and her […]

Zoho

Zoho plans mass-marketing campaign to promote its integrated suite to business professionals

Zoho is getting ready to release TV ads in the U.S. and Canada as part of a broader marketing effort to boost adoption of its Amazon Prime-style approach to licensing a variety of business applications. Besides the TV spots, Zoho has been holding a series of events for customers and prospects that tout the integrated […]

hackathon

We may have reached peak hackathon — here’s how enterprise innovation gatherings must evolve

As a means to foster innovation by giving developers and other smart people a creative challenge, there has arguably been nothing as popular as a hackathon — in fact, research suggests they may almost have become too popular. In its most recent Developer Marketing survey report, Santa Cruz, Calif.-based Evans Data showed a 13 per […]

Slack's enterprise growth

Slack’s VP of engineering breaks down the message he’s using to convert e-mail holdouts

It’s already one of most talked-about startups innovating in workplace productivity and collaboration, but Slack’s Michael Lopp is working hard to respond to enterprise decision-makers who say they just can’t let go of traditional e-mail. Though it is based in San Francisco, the firm’s vice-president of engineering has been making a series of in-person appearances […]

Fision

Fision explores patenting the use of blockchain in its digital asset and sales enablement portfolio

Fision may soon build upon its track record of putting marketing and sales teams on the same page by obtaining a provisional patent for using blockchain to exchange critical business information. Based in Minneapolis, Fision Corp. offers a cloud-based sales enablement tool that manages digital assets like marketing materials as they are distributed to sales […]

Voice search

Voice search and SEO – What B2B owners need to know

Artificial Intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), Blockchain, and more are here to help B2B owners grow their businesses. But, if you are not technologically-savvy, these new advances may make you nervous. Well, instead of running away, it’s important to learn how these new technologies work and ways to use them to grow your business.  To […]

Microsoft FutureNow

Microsoft FutureNow gathers AI experts to map the best routes to enterprise adoption

Enterprises that want to accelerate their adoption of artificial intelligence should prioritize the most feasible projects with the greatest impact and take a “combinatory approach that includes analytics and the Internet of Things, experts told Microsoft’s FutureNow event. A day-long conference hosted in Toronto, FutureNow keynotes included Mark Skilton, a professor at Warwick Business School […]

Conversocial

Conversocial CEO predicts customer service shift from phones to private messaging applications

We tend to think of social media services as public forums where everything we say or do is visible, but the CEO of Conversocial predicts a rise in the use of private messaging functions will soon change the way businesses solve some of the most sensitive customer service challenges they face today. Conversocial, which has […]

Allocadia

Bizible and Allocadia join forces to pursue growth in marketing performance management space

The rapid maturation of the marketing performance management space has led Bizible and Allocadia to create a joint go-to-market strategy that helps each other’s customers use their respective technologies in a more holistic way. Seattle, Wash.-based Bizible offers applications to automate the planning and attribution of marketing activities in B2B companies. Allocadia, based in Vancouver, […]

business transformation

How to chart a course for business transformation that incorporates DX, blockchain and any future innovations

In 1998, the marketing department at IBM spent a reported $40 million on an advertising campaign aimed at convincing businesses to do something that seems obvious today: offer e-commerce alongside traditional ways of buying and selling. Though they didn’t use the term “business transformation,” all those e-business commercials may have marked the beginning of the […]

Outlaw contracts legalese

Outlaw fights back at the incomprehensible legalese that plagues business contracts

It should have been a celebratory time for Evan Schneyer. His travel-oriented startup, Wanderfly, was being sold to Tripadvisor after about five weeks’ worth of discussion. Then, when it came time to sign on the dotted line, the contract challenges emerged that gave birth to his new venture, Outlaw. “It was like a glorified job […]

plume

Plume Wi-Fi technology may help carriers solve performance issues for remote workers

Being employed by a large enterprise often means accessing applications and data remotely at home, and although it was designed as a consumer technology, a cloud-based Wi-Fi system from a firm called Plume may wind up playing a supporting role in the future of work. Bell Canada recently announced its Whole Home Wi-Fi service, which […]

Wikibrands blockchain

Wikibrands launches ‘Blockchain Benchmark’ to study adoption of distributed ledger technology

Marketing consultancy Wikibrands has launched what it is calling a “Blockchain Benchmark” study to show how adoption of the distributed ledger technology is evolving in the enterprise. The survey, which Wikibrands estimates will take at least 17 minutes to complete, went live earlier this week. The topline results are expected in early March and will […]

Steelcase

Microsoft and Steelcase join forces to demonstrate the most creative workspaces imaginable

Start in the “Maker Commons,” where you can hang out on slim sofa-type benches and manipulate white board sketches on a large screen. Then, when it’s time to hunker down and work on your own, head for “the Brody” — a self-contained pod that looks similar to what you might get in first class on […]

iExec

iExec uses blockchain to build a market for renting out cloud services and creating decentralized apps

Blockchain may be the biggest trend in IT since cloud computing, and a French startup called iExec is creating a way to bring the two closer together by using the distributed ledger technology to create a market for renting out processing power as an alternative to Amazon, Google or or Microsoft. In November, iExec released the […]

Toyota

Toyota unveils e-Palette at CES 2018 to show its future direction in mobile business applications

Autonomous driving might create major waves among consumers, but Toyota Motor Corp. used CES 2018 to show off a concept that would take it firmly into the business of serving other companies in retail, classified sales and even faciliating government service delivery. In a keynote presentation that was livestreamed from CES in Las Vegas, Toyota […]