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10 Reasons Why E-commerce Fails
“Build it and they will come” is not a strategy for e-commerce success. You wouldn’t expect a new store to bring in business without advertising and promotion

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Saba Software: All about People (Cloud) - Part 2


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e commerce blogs  Global LMS Meridian Global LMS is an online learning and knowledge management platform that integrates courseware delivery, administrative reporting and documentation, knowledge mapping, competency management, collaboration tools, knowledge capture, and performance management. Meridian Global LMS is compliant with industry standards, such as Aviation Industry Computer-based Training Committee (AICC) and Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) standards, allowing the seamless integration of Read More

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e commerce blogs  Applications Vendors Going Viral and Social: Another Take It would not be far off the mark to say that  social media ,  user-generated content (UGC) , and online collaboration all hit the mainstream in 2009, at least in the realm of  business-to-consumers (B2C)  commerce. According to Forrester ,  63 percent of online retailers will make social e-commerce a top priority in 2010, with The Limited brands leading the way . As consumers and individuals, most of us have been effectively using Read More

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e commerce blogs  E-mail Bankruptcy to Business Productivity Most strategies for dealing with e-mail deluge involve getting more power out of the e-mail solution: greater storage or better spam filters. But what if you’ve got the problem all wrong? The purpose of technology, including e-mail, is to enhance employee productivity. Find out how online collaboration tools can help you reduce the e-mail deluge, streamline information management, and increase overall productivity. Read More

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e commerce blogs  Do Companies Install “Connected” E-commerce Solutions? Maybe you’ve already invested in an e-commerce site for your business. However, to fully maximize its potential, it must be integrated with your accounting system. If not, your staff may be wasting valuable time re-entering inventory and customer data from one system into another. Save time, reduce labor costs, and boost your competitive advantage with an e-commerce solution that allows full integration. Read More

NetSuite Cements Its Cloud E-commerce Stature via Venda


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