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No Social Media No Hires

Mind boggling perhaps, but certainly true! Take some time to assess your social footprint & ask yourself – “Do I invest enough time in building quality connections?”

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At The Mic

Reactions ran from disbelief to total agreement.  The issue was  a news story indicating that 25% of job seekerswould not take a job if they could not use social media.  Now on the face of this, and given our economy, this sounds pretty silly.  A pay check is a pay check you could say.  However, when you are on the job and your constantly  faced with a broken copier,  a computer with a boot up time you can track with a calendar, or a phone system that always loses voice mails, what do you get?  ..Frustrated.  Frustrated because you don’t have the tools to do your job.  

Social Media

The 25% who won’t take a job without social media access are telling us the world has changed.  The tools we need to do our job have changed.  Cutting edge is something every business aspires to be,  or at least…

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The Smell Of Coders In The Morning, Or, 10:30AM At The Disrupt NYC Hackathon [TCTV]

@TechCrunch #hackdisrupt – certainly would have been great to attend!

The Role of Marketing Analytics in Small Business

Michael Hios

With record expenditures in the area of Analytics occurring, and a steep rise predicted over the coming years, “Analytics” has been officially indoctrinated into the “Hall of C-Level Buzzwords.” Like most buzzwords, there is always some confusion over the actual meaning and its proper place in business.

My career in Information Technology started, in earnest, working as a Systems Integrator for MRP/ERP systems at (mostly) small businesses. At the time, “ERP” was the latest buzzword and I worked with many clients whose implementations were doomed from the start, simply because their purpose, scope, and capabilities were just not understood by the executives who were dictating their implementation. Small businesses often lack the resources to withstand failures and delays in such large-scale projects, so it was painful to watch (and more so, to participate in ) some of them.

At the time, IT was still very attached to Finance and…

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