The always insightful Bill Ives over at the FASTforward Blog has alerted me to a study from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth‘s Center for Marketing Research (CMR) study on the use of social media by the Fortune 500 and Inc. 500.
While you will have to wait just awhile longer, we don’t mind giving you a sneak peek at some of the great learnings you can expect to get from the finished product.
Talking to Jerome and other folks, it has become apparent that the virtual server backup area is rapidly growing and evolving, and there is a lot of resulting end-user interest (and confusion).
So DCIG and SMB Research are jumping into the breach, as it were, and working on a Buyer’s Guide that should be the best source yet of information on this market segment.
When a company over $14B focuses on a market, even if this represents a smaller percentage of their total revenue such as 5% to 10% , that could represents nearly a $1B business. That can probably be said about EMC‘s Small-to-Medium (SMB) focus. [Read more...]
If you are new to the world of supply chain management, there is no dearth of sources and resources for you to tap into to learn what supply chain management is, and what it means for you. There are also no dearth of sources to find out where these resources are.
Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey school of Business, long renowned for its supply chain management program, has just put out the first in a series of 12 video modules on supply chain management. (Which I would not have perhaps noticed but for ReliablePlant.) [Read more...]
There are some fascinating facts and figures in this presentation by Jeff Bussgang of FlyBridge Capital Partners, “What Makes Boston’s Technology Start-Up Scene Special?” Watch and Enjoy. [Read more...]
We find it amazing how often large vendors in either ERP, Supply Chain, or some other category of software, come in to a deal and do not offer the prospect the best information to help make a decision. References are not provided or slowly given, prices are kept at a premium, and in some cases the prospect is mislead on the functionality of the software. While vendors do need to use their references wisely, users do need to know where to turn when they are not getting answers. [Read more...]