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The Art and Science of E-mail Marketing


When crafting an e-mail marketing campaign, a few guidelines should be followed in order to maximize its effectiveness. Believe it or not, e-mail marketing is not only an art, but a science as well. Carefully balancing the needs of the audience, properly communicating your inspiring message, and using the right technology to manage the interaction are some of the key ingredients needed to make it a success.

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My System Is Trying to Communicate With Me! What Do I Do?


What you should not do is ignore whatever you see on the screen. If you don’t trust computers, remember that they were created and programmed by humans like you. And if something pops up while you’re working, it’s either because you are about to do something important that needs validation, or because the system encountered an error. There are two major types of messages that you can get

iam message  System Is Trying to Communicate With Me! What Do I Do? What you should not do is ignore whatever you see on the screen. If you don’t trust computers, remember that they were created and programmed by humans like you. And if something pops up while you’re working, it’s either because you are about to do something important that needs validation, or because the system encountered an error. There are two major types of messages that you can get: warning messages and error messages. Let’s take a Read More

Microsoft Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014


A salient message at Microsoft Convergence 2014 was that Microsoft Dynamics should be thought of as a global ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) player. TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic brings you the latest announcements from the conference that the vendor views as a significant step toward the future of ERP. Gets the details in P.J.'s post.

iam message  Dynamics AX at Microsoft Convergence 2014 At the Microsoft Convergence 2014 conference, Microsoft Dynamics showcased its chosen global and top-of-the range enterprise resource planning (ERP) platform— Microsoft Dynamics AX (see TEC’s article ). The previewed Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3 release is expected to be available May 1st, 2014. In tune with the “One Microsoft” strategy, the upcoming ERP release was touted as a significant step for the entire industry toward the future of ERP, Read More

Salesforce.com Acquires ExactTarget


Salesforce.com will acquire the cloud marketing platform ExactTarget. The transaction was valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Salesforce plans to add ExactTarget's digital marketing capabilities to its Marketing Cloud functionality and to expand its customer base with ExactTarget's more than 6,000 customers (including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been

iam message  com Acquires ExactTarget Salesforce.com will acquire the cloud marketing platform ExactTarget . The transaction was valued at approximately $2.5 billion. Salesforce plans to add ExactTarget''s digital marketing capabilities to its Marketing Cloud functionality and to expand its customer base with ExactTarget''s more than 6,000 customers (including Coca-Cola, Gap, and Nike). To date, the Salesforce Marketing Cloud has been thriving on its previous acquisitions—Radian6 and Buddy Media—which Read More

Sendmail Matures


In 1981, Eric Allman developed sendmail to route messages between disparate mail systems. Two years later, in 1983, sendmail version 4.2 was shipping with 18 different vendor UNIX systems.

iam message  Matures Vendor Genesis In 1981, Eric Allman developed sendmail to route messages between disparate mail systems. Two years later, in 1983, sendmail version 4.2 was shipping with 18 different vendor UNIX systems. The product was primarily open-source coding, which allowed system administrators to add whatever custom configurations deemed necessary. This open-source code allowed sendmail to gain a strong following, which has continued to the present day. In 1991, Eric Allman unified the sendmail Read More

Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS


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iam message  of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS Analysis of TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. Release of Menu Driven Wireless Web Capability For SMS P. Hayes - May 11, 2000 Event Summary In April TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), a leading developer of software applications that enable wireless carriers and enterprises to extend their capabilities to wireless devices, announced the availability of Interactive Menus, a new capability of the TCS Short Read More

Sendmail Takes Security to the Next Level with Version 3.0 for NT


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iam message  Takes Security to the Next Level with Version 3.0 for NT Event Summary On September 20 1999, Sendmail released Sendmail 3.0 for the NT Server platform. The product targets small to mid-size organizations and Internet Service Providers and offers interoperability with Open Source Sendmail coupled with familiar NT Administrative Tools and Interfaces. Sendmail 3.0 includes the Sendmail Message Transfer Agent, a Mailing List Server, a POP3 Server and a Message Store. Market Impact The Sendmail MTA and Read More

E-mail Archiving: A Business-critical Application


Small and medium businesses are especially vulnerable to disruptions caused by e-mail loss, compliance demands, and the threat of e-discovery. Yet these companies may not have adequate resources to deal with these risks on their own. Learn how your business can benefit from e-mail archiving, and in particular a hosted e-mail archiving service, to combat data loss, and realize greater productivity and competitiveness.

iam message  mail Archiving: A Business-critical Application MessageLabs hosted Email Archiving Service provides mail management, e-discovery, assistance with email compliance and supervision for any business operating on a Microsoft Exchange server. Source : MessageLabs | Now part of Symantec Resources Related to E-mail Archiving: A Business-critical Application : Email Archiving (Wikipedia) E-mail Archiving: A Business-critical Application Email Archiving is also known as : Email Archiving Appliance , Email Read More

Candle Releases New Command Center App for IBM MQSI 2


IBM has announced a four-year, $200 million investment to attempt to make it more cost effective and easier for companies to manage data on IBM S/390 enterprise servers. The proposed solution is a new Candle Corporation product with a GUI front-end that can track message flow, queue times, and other metrics. Is this yet another example of IBM leveraging technology through partnerships instead of always trying to roll their own, as Oracle has done?

iam message  Releases New Command Center App for IBM MQSI 2 Candle Releases New Command Center App for IBM MQSI 2 M. Reed - October 11, 2000 Event Summary Candle Corporation, an independent software company specializing in fast, flexible e-business solutions, today announced the release of Candle Command Center (CCC) for MQSeries Integrator (MQSI) V2, IBM''s messaging technology for enterprise application integration. The new solution helps eliminate system downtime and increase productivity for MQSI by tracking Read More

Knowing Your Prospect's Influencers


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iam message  Your Prospect''s Influencers Introduction 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. Trust Is Critical Everyone has outside influencers. Think about who can Read More

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iam message  Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning ToolsGroup  continues to carve out a space for itself in supply chain. Not satisfied with being the last remaining independent multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) vendor, ToolsGroup is pushing forward with broader supply chain capabilities centered around a core statistics-focused demand forecasting capability. While many will argue the virtues of “top down” vs. “middle out” vs. “bottom up” forecasting (or a mix of these approaches), Read More

PeopleSoft Strategy a Good Deal for JD Edwards Customers


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iam message  Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Four: The Customer The Three Cs of Successful Positioning Part Four: The Customer Featured Author - Lawson Abinanti - March 29, 2005 Introduction There is no easy, off-the-shelf way to uncover a strong positioning for your business-to-business (B2B) software or service. By definition, every positioning must be unique to be effective. But there is a cut-to-the-chase question that will get you right to the heart of it: What is my target audiences'' most pressing Read More

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Marked by the Nortel years, Clarify is a customer relationship management (CRM) application for the telecommunications industry. Amdocs, by associating its own billing application to the ClarifyCRM application, has leveraged Clarify’s image to further service the telecom industry. The centerpiece of Amdocs’ offering is the ClarifyCRM Call Center solution bundled with its sales and marketing solution. Amdocs’ message demonstrates how a well-administered and customer-focused call center can evolve towards a profit center rather than a cost center. Amdocs positions itself as the leading provider of billing and CRM software applications for the communication industry.

iam message  Marked by the Nortel years, Clarify is a customer relationship management (CRM) application for the telecommunications industry. Amdocs, by associating its own billing application to the ClarifyCRM application, has leveraged Clarify’s image to further service the telecom industry. The centerpiece of Amdocs’ offering is the ClarifyCRM Call Center solution bundled with its sales and marketing solution. Amdocs’ message demonstrates how a well-administered and customer-focused call center can Read More

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