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Can a Virtual Vuvuzela Help Make Your Voice Heard in the Social Media Universe?
It’s a really noisy world we’re living in, and the social media universe is no exception. Even with the tightest security settings and minimal online presence

invent ideas  and tools to continuously re-invent ourselves, promote new ideas, and approach old ideas from so many different angles… which is not only a prerequisite of any social media strategy but also a must for business success.

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invent ideas  If we were to invent this process today with what we know, what would it look like? Looking for out-of-the-box thinking and innovative ideas. Ask these four questions about the things you are doing: Is the customer willing to pay for this activity? Does it add to the quality of our product or service? Does it help us to respond faster to our customers? Does it help us use our resources (people and inventory) more effectively? Step 2: Share first-cuts with Customer Gather actionable feedback for new Read More

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invent ideas  analytics to help companies invent disruptive products, generate new revenue streams, build an innovation culture, reduce costs, and significantly improve employee and customer engagement. Over 200 well-known companies (with nearly two million users worldwide and over 3,000 brands) in the retail, healthcare, financial, technology, government, insurance, utilities, and pharmaceutical industries use Spigit. Also based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Spigit offers the following products: Spigit Engage is an e Read More

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invent ideas  companies doing e-commerce must invent new business procedures and rules, the legal system is trying to adapt existing laws to fit new settings where it is simply unclear how these laws will apply. The e-commerce legal tool of choice is the contract. If parties can agree how matters will be handled and capture that agreement in a written contract, they can, in a meaningful way, establish the rules that will govern their arrangements. In other words, these contracts can provide some degree of certainty eve Read More

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invent ideas  are continually forced to invent new means to satisfy market needs; they may use discounts, rebates, or other mechanisms to work with their distribution channels and end customers without regard to the business processes that will be affected. Amplifying that situation are regulations intended to control the dynamics of the ecosystem to ensure an undistorted marketplace and fair treatment of end customers. Each regulation change demands new checks and balances in the contract management process. Over the Read More

Social Media and Collaboration: Not for “Serious” Manufacturers? Think Again.


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invent ideas  Media and Collaboration: Not for “Serious” Manufacturers? Think Again. Many people consider social media as a set of tools for communicating with others and/or entertaining themselves and collaboration as a characteristic of business processes and workflows that allows employees to work together to be more efficient. In reality though, both social media and collaboration can help employees communicate and share information, and thus work more efficiently. In addition, the success of any social Read More

As the Economy Rebounds, Will Your Organization Be Ready for New and Increasing Demand? A Summary of the 2009 APICS Conference


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Anyone with the imagination to innovate can apply mobile technology to any industry and find ways to take advantage of data being uploaded or downloaded faster or more conveniently than it is currently. But looking at how other companies in leading industries are capitalizing on mobile technology can be both educational and inspirational toward crafting ideas for a mobile strategy. Download this report to learn more.

invent ideas  Mobility Is Transforming Industries Anyone with the imagination to innovate can apply mobile technology to any industry and find ways to take advantage of data being uploaded or downloaded faster or more conveniently than it is currently. But looking at how other companies in leading industries are capitalizing on mobile technology can be both educational and inspirational toward crafting ideas for a mobile strategy. Download this report to learn more. Read More

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The 2011 Enterprise 2.0 conference’s expo floor in Boston in late June featured many of the “usual suspects,” such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Adobe, SuccessFactors, Jive Software, SocialText, OpenText, Yammer, and Cisco Systems, to name only a few well-established providers (in addition to the plethora of innovative startup companies that one could encounter there). There were also some notable

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invent ideas  Interview with Apprenda CEO Sinclair Schuller Software vendor Apprenda started by helping organizations solve an important issue: moving on-premise applications to the cloud and converting them into software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. With its product SaaSGrid , Apprenda can help organizations do this with less technical effort, by applying a middleware technology that enables them to avoid significant complications. This allows organizations to focus on the design of Web applications and Read More

Salesforce.com


Salesforce.com offers on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solutions, including salesforce.comSFA and salesforce.com Service & Support. The Appexchange on-demand platform from salesforce.com allows customers to extend and integrate the Salesforce.com family of products. Salesforce.com customers can also test, trial, "install" and share applications via the Appexchange, salesforce.com's on-demand application sharing service. Salesforce's suite of social business solutions is intended to support enterprises in their efforts to foster and encourage information sharing and innovation in real time. Key features include: social network applications (profiles, status updates, groups, document sharing, feeds, etc.), employee development, motivation and evaluation capabilities (social goals, coaching, badges, performance summaries, etc.), and product innovation (post, view, rate ideas). Salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 16,900 customers and more than 308,000 paying subscribers. Founded in 1999, Salesforce.com has offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. It trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM."

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Autodesk Inc


Autodesk’s mission is to build software tools to enable people to experience their ideas before they are real. Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio, helping over 10 million customers, including every member of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets. From architecture, manufacturing, transportation, and utilities to telecommunications, video games, television, and film, Autodesk customers are leading the 2D and 3D design world by improving their design processes through increased efficiency and productivity. By enhancing collaboration and communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.

invent ideas  Inc Autodesk’s mission is to build software tools to enable people to experience their ideas before they are real. Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio, helping over 10 million customers, including every member of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for Read More

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The Accept360 Suite is an end-to-end solution that links strategy and decisions from ideation through portfolio planning, roadmaps, requirements and execution. Accept360 brings together the following four modules: Accept Requirements for turning customer input, requests, and new product ideas into product plans and releases; Accept Agile for managing agile development teams, coordinating multiple teams, and managing dependencies; Accept Ideas for generating, collecting, and evaluating ideas from customers, employees, and partners in one place; and Accept Product Strategy & Portfolio for product portfolio management (PPM).  

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