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How to (Ab)Use Your Employees as a Social Platform


Last month I came across Julie Bort's article Your Company Might Think It Can Control Your Facebook Account Soon, which depicted current social guidance efforts by a few large brands such as Pepsi, Dell, Gap, and Intel. She brought up the interesting point that Pepsi is mulling over the idea of engaging its employees—i.e., its most treasured resource—in extracurricular activities. And this is

iam message  to (Ab)Use Your Employees as a Social Platform Last month I came across Julie Bort''s article Your Company Might Think It Can Control Your Facebook Account Soon , which depicted current social guidance efforts by a few large brands such as Pepsi, Dell, Gap, and Intel. She brought up the interesting point that Pepsi is mulling over the idea of engaging its employees—i.e., its most treasured resource—in extracurricular activities. And this is exactly what I want to discuss with you today. What Is Read More

Audit Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions


Most companies create a new marketing plan every 12 months. At the same time, they should audit their message strategy to stay on top of competitors’ marketing and to have confidence that they are delivering the right message to their market.

iam message  Your Message Strategy by Answering Three Questions Originally Published - January 4, 2008 Every couple of years, your company probably goes through a positioning process. You might think the process is complete once a message strategy has been developed that accurately and compellingly describes the company''s unique ability to satisfy customers'' problems and needs. Well, this is certainly a step in the right direction, but now what the company needs to do is add a yearly audit to this process. A Read More

A VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP


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iam message  VoIP Primer-Everything You Need to Know about VoIP This article is geared toward the business person who is considering adopting voice over Internet protocol (VoIP). I will briefly describe the history and function of VoIP, and the considerations you should take into account before choosing a vendor. VoIP is a very simple concept. Instead of using a traditional telephone company''s internal network for voice services, VoIP connections use the Internet. By using this electronic highway, you can take Read More

IBM Updates the Netfinity Line


IBM finally seems to have gotten the message of “smaller is better” when it comes to rackmount servers with the introduction of three new models to its Netfinity line of Intel-based servers

iam message  Updates the Netfinity Line IBM Updates the Netfinity Line R. Krause - May 5, 2000 Event Summary Taking aim at the growing Internet infrastructure business, IBM introduced three new models - 4500R, 6000R and 5100 - to its Netfinity line of Intel-based servers. These new R servers complement their current rackmount offerings, the Netfinity 4500R and 8500R. IBM officials said the 4500R is aimed at ISPs (Internet service providers) and ASPs (application service providers), while the 6000R is intended for Read More

Conviction is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process


You need conviction to skillfully handle the inevitable criticism during the positioning process. Otherwise, you're likely to try something different every time someone challenges you. This doesn't need to happen. Adopt a positioning process that includes an evaluation criterion.

iam message  is the Intangible in a Successful Positioning Process Conviction is an important intangible that can make or break your positioning strategy. You begin to develop conviction through research on your customer, competition, and channel. But that''s not enough to give you the conviction you need to stand up to powerful political forces in your company who may shoot holes even in your most compelling positioning statement. Complete conviction in your work comes from a positioning process that Read More

Novell Releases (Yet Another) Internet Messaging System


The only plausible reason to utilize a Novell Internet Messaging system is if you have NDS running internally, and even then it’s a big if, as Novell continues to lose market share in all major areas.

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Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing?


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iam message  SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? Has SAP Found Magic Formula (One) To Learn The Ropes Of Marketing? P.J. Jakovljevic - October 23, 2000 Event Summary On September 22, SAP AG (NYSE: SAP), the leading provider of enterprise software solutions, unveiled a wide-ranging, global advertising and promotional awareness campaign designed to build upon its success as the world''s leading provider of e-business solutions . The brand-awareness campaign has gotten an impressive Read More

Knowing Your Prospect's Influencers


A prospect is listening to many different people at the same time. While you are doing your best to influence the decision, the prospect sees you as only a single input to decision-making. Prospects listen to many, with each type of influence having a different degree of trust and therefore of influence. Understanding where you stand and how to influence the influencers can help you win.

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