Friday, April 20, 2012

Mobile Apps in the Enterprise

A recent survey revealed that three main metrics business decision makers would use to determine if mobile apps are successful in the workplace... increased productivity, reduced paperwork, and increased revue. And also 72% of small businesses use mobile apps in their operations. Here is the Infographic...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Social Business

What is "Social Business"? Social Business is a meta-trend comprising several component trends, including social media, E-commerce and social technology. Studies show that by 2014, the market for social enterprise tools, software and service is predicted to reach $4.6 billion worldwide. See the Infographic below for more information...

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Hectic Schedule of A Social Media Manager

Social media marketing has become a new marketing method for many businesses nowadays. In order to be a successful social media manager, he or she must take on a pretty demanding schedule of constant updates, meetings and tweets; all the while maintaining an effective online presence. Take a look at the Infographic below...

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

IBM Impact 2012 Conference April 29th - May 4th in Las Vegas

A giant conference for business and IT leadership is getting ready to happen in Las Vegas from April 29, 2012 to May 4, 2012. IBM Impact 2012 boasts 9,000+ tech and business leaders that will be coming to speak, teach, learn and share. 

Featured speakers include Walter Isaacson, the President & CEO of The Aspen Institute, and he will be speaking on "The Business of Technology" with a book signing immediately following the session. The "Engage, Extend and Succeed" session will be given by Katie Linendoll who is a winner of an Emmy and tech expert seen on CBS and CNN. Another great session will be "Freedom to Achieve Your Application Potential" which will be presented by 2 people: Don McMillan, who is a technology comedian, inventor, software development entrepreneur; and Jane McGonigal who is the Creative Director of Social Chocolate, Author of the New York Times bestseller "Reality is Broken," and a World Renowned designer of Alternate Reality Games, also known as ARGs. WOW!

Forbes will also be hosting a Business Leadership Forum with several incredible speakers including Mike Perlis, who is the President and CEO of Forbes Media.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

The History of Marketing

The history of marketing came through different periods: printed advertising, television, telephone advertising, magazine ads, search marketing, email marketing and social media marketing. In 2012, marketers plan to increase their social media budget by 64%, and they also believe that social media plus blogs equal real customers and leads. So, take a look at this interesting Infographic below...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Growth of Social Media

Nowadays, 53% of employers research potential job candidates on social networks, and 43% of companies use blogs for their marketing. Take a look below at the Infographic...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Social Media Benchmark

There are 71% of businesses using Twitter as their social media platform, 56% of them using Facebook, 53% using LinkedIn, and 41% using YouTube. And more and more businesses will anticipate investing in social media in 2012. Take a look at the Infographic below...

Monday, April 2, 2012

Social Media in Small Business

88% of small businesses believe that social media does or will impact their businesses. And the main reason for them to use social media is to build their brand awareness. See the Infographic below...