Automated Insights Wordsmith

Automated Insights uses natural language generation to prove all that money spent on BI wasn’t wasted

It may have started out as a site offering Moneyball-style analytics for the college basketball crowd, but a firm called Automated Insights could become better known for using natural language generation as a way for enterprises to finally see greater value from business intelligence and data warehouse projects. Founded by a Cisco distinguished engineer and […]

CommercialTribe CT Coach

CommercialTribe offers CT Coach to help B2B sales managers improve their reps’ performance

As B2B sales reps go through their annual performance reviews with managers, a startup called CommercialTribe has created a software-as-a-service tool that will grade them across 24 behaviors based on an analysis of more than 40,000 recorded sales interactions. Based in Denver, CommercialTribe formally launched CT Coach earlier this week, boasting HubSpot as an early […]

cloud-based unified communications

Questions B2B Companies Should Ask Before Moving to Cloud-Based Unified Communications

According to Gartner, there has been a 6.6% decline in premises-based revenue over the last five years. Rather than simply replacing aging premise-based phone systems with newer ones, B2B businesses have been steadily adopting unified communications (UC) and the migration to the cloud.  These businesses are looking for mobility, flexibility and more efficient ways to […]

gartner

A B2B News Network Exclusive Series: Analyzing the Analysts

More than ever, B2B needs expert opinion and analysis. More than ever, “free” analysis in the form of thought leadership content marketing and corporate communications digitally proliferates. As technology becomes increasingly intricate and integral to business management, and billion dollar software decisions can make or break companies, experts with real experience, whose opinions can be […]

merger acquisition

M&A Digest

A look at Mergers and Acquisitions in B2B this week… *** TD Securities completed the previously announced acquisition of Albert Fried & Company (AF&Co), which advances its U.S growth strategy. The purchase of AF&Co’s services and capabilities includes self-clearing, securities lending and a prime brokerage technology platform in its final stages of development. TD Securities plans to […]