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Jul 22

wolf:

futurescope:

Robocalypse
[Business Insider: By 2045 ‘The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,’ And That Could Be A Problem]


A scary thought …

wolf:

futurescope:

Robocalypse

[Business Insider: By 2045 ‘The Top Species Will No Longer Be Humans,’ And That Could Be A Problem]

A scary thought …

Jul 21

Microsoft Unveils Machine Learning for the Masses -

That is the goal of Azure Machine Learning. “This is, as far as I know, the first comprehensive machine learning service in the cloud,” Mr. Sirosh said. “I’m leveraging every asset in Microsoft for this.” He is also using ways of accessing an open source version of R, a standard statistical language, while in Azure.

Jul 20

enhatch:

Marketing Strategies No One Wants or Needs
We often work with industries that in many ways operate behind the times when it comes to the Internet.  This is particularly true of B2B enterprises that have seen many sales & marketing organizations doing things the same way they always have.  So when they try something new like social media or mobile apps or collaboration, they run up against the sea of doubters asking “why”.
The challenge is that these strategies tend to be presented as pie-in-the-sky initiatives.  With no direct connection with how it will drive sales or improve customer relationships or address other critical and measurable KPI’s, skepticism runs high.  That is why we believe it is best to think about newer strategies as iterative, that directly engage key groups, particularly sales, and can show positive impact.
Strategies around efficient distribution of content that aid the sales process is one such valuable strategy.  You can measure the engagement of the content and how it is used throughout the sales process.  If executed well, no one ever has to ask whether it is something that “no one wants and no one needs”.

enhatch:

Marketing Strategies No One Wants or Needs

We often work with industries that in many ways operate behind the times when it comes to the Internet.  This is particularly true of B2B enterprises that have seen many sales & marketing organizations doing things the same way they always have.  So when they try something new like social media or mobile apps or collaboration, they run up against the sea of doubters asking “why”.

The challenge is that these strategies tend to be presented as pie-in-the-sky initiatives.  With no direct connection with how it will drive sales or improve customer relationships or address other critical and measurable KPI’s, skepticism runs high.  That is why we believe it is best to think about newer strategies as iterative, that directly engage key groups, particularly sales, and can show positive impact.

Strategies around efficient distribution of content that aid the sales process is one such valuable strategy.  You can measure the engagement of the content and how it is used throughout the sales process.  If executed well, no one ever has to ask whether it is something that “no one wants and no one needs”.

(Source: dilbert.com)

Jul 19

wolf:

Better adapt to The European way of doing business.
After having returned to my home country Germany after almost 20 years abroad I realise the many things that have changed, mostly to the better. It is not only the Euro, but how much more globally minded the continent has become, despite some ugly right wing movements.
For all those of you (particularly US startups) that intend to come to Europe to do business here, this article provides valuable advice that may help to succeed:
http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/07/10/5-things-us-startups-need-understand-succeed-eu/

wolf:

Better adapt to The European way of doing business.

After having returned to my home country Germany after almost 20 years abroad I realise the many things that have changed, mostly to the better. It is not only the Euro, but how much more globally minded the continent has become, despite some ugly right wing movements.

For all those of you (particularly US startups) that intend to come to Europe to do business here, this article provides valuable advice that may help to succeed:

http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2014/07/10/5-things-us-startups-need-understand-succeed-eu/

Jul 18

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Jul 17

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