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An engagement ring traditionally is a sign of love and long-term fidelity. If you want the business equivalent – loyal customers who wouldn't dream of going elsewhere – then data is the new diamond. Many of our clients have found that providing consistent, accurate and information-rich customer experiences across online and mobile channels have helped to retain customers, bring in new ones, and drive top-line growth. Whether it's using data collected from customers to analyze their preferences, gaining insights into your business from customer data so you can more effectively target marketing, or finding ways for customers to interact with your business when and how they want – data can take relationships to the next level. No surprise then that analytics and BI are top technology priorities for CIOs in 2012 according to Gartner .
Last year, Facebook launched a new initiative built around, of all things, verbs. The company's Open Graph sought to do something interesting with the way we communicate with each other: Any action expressed on Facebook could become a branding opportunity. Perhaps the best example of Open Graph at work is Spotify . If you listen to Green Day's "Dookie" on Spotify, then all your Facebook friends will see that you're enjoying the album and perhaps they'll even mark their approval with a Like or comment. Meanwhile, you don't have to do anything to initiate the action except listen to the album (and don't initiate the app's " private listening mode "). Meanwhile, Spotify gets lots of free exposure simply by having users run its service.
There’s big momentum behind Big Data lately.
If you haven’t heard about Big Data this year, please tell me your secret. Tell me how you managed to avoid hearing about it. I want to know.
Back in October, ReportGrid closed a $750K seed round with investors like Launch Capital, David Cohen, Walt Winshall, Doug Derwin, and Ed Roman — not long after it graduated from TechStars’ summer program in Boulder.
By Dick Weisinger, on February 17th, 2012 Refrigerators that can report their food-stock inventory , thermostats that self-regulate based on your habits and routines, basements that tweet you when they flood.
Facebook just got a little bit more like Apple and Google. The company announced on Wednesday that it is building its own app center. It will also enable paid Facebook apps for the first time.
I presented the Creating a Force.com backed Facebook app on Heroku session at this year’s Dreamforce where I discussed combining the power of three great platforms – Facebook, Heroku and Force.com – to create powerful social applications that are focused on the enterprise (no Farmville cows were harmed in the making of this session). The sample application that I built during the session was one that I have talked about before – Social Web-to-Lead . For Dreamforce, I refreshed and updated the application and added a couple of interesting bells-and-whistles. Here’s what (and how) I did.
Learn about concepts behind Neo4j, graph databases, NOSQL and start to dive into our Cypher query language. Why Graphs Emil Eifrem explains the secret behind websites like Twitter, Yelp and Facebook. Watch the video » Graph DB 101 A pleasant stroll through general concepts, and Neo4j particulars.
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“At any moment in time, we are driven by and are an integral part of many interconnected, dynamically changing networks” – Katy Börner, Soma Sanyal and Alessandro Vespignani My original 3 R’s of Influence proposal was compared to the principles of network science due to the nature of data and relationships required in order to ascertain a full picture of our influence over others. Network science was not something I was overly familiar with at the time so I have decided to take another look at how social networks and influence fit together based on these principles.
Salesforce.com's Heroku division this week rolled out two entry-level tiers for its Postgres-based cloud database service, hoping to cater to applications with lower data-volume requirements as well as helping startup developers make an easier jump into production. The new Crane level of the database service costs US$50 per month, with a 400MB RAM cache. Next up from there is the new Kappa tier, which costs $100 per month and has an 800MB cache. Both include the same array of features for supporting production deployments found in Heroku's higher-cost plans, such as continuous protection, where database activity is committed to write-ahead logs for quick recovery in the event of a hardware failure; improved security; and "production-grade" monitoring. Previously, those wishing to jump from Heroku's free version to a paid, production-ready plan had to pay $200 per month for the Ronin edition.
Social Media is Massive. The impact is everywhere Salesforce Marketing Cloud Insights help you understand the social posts that matter most by enhancing those conversations with meaningful insights – everything from sentiment (multi-language), demographics, trends, intent and more. Best of all, we’re always expanding our offerings based on customer needs.
Salesforce.com is expanding its new Marketing Cloud ecosystem already with the hopes of offering customers more social data that could enable better business decisions quicker. Announced amid Cloudforce 2012 in New York City on Friday, the enterprise cloud giant has signed on 20 social analytics vendors to bring their data analytics skills to the platform. Those companies include The Marketing Cloud ecosystem includes partners Bitext, Calais, Caterva, Clarabridge Link, EpiAnalytics, Kanjoya, Klout, Kred, LeadSift, Lexalytics, LinguaSys, Lymbix, Metavana, OpenAmplify, PeekAnalytics, Rapleaf, Solariat, Soshio, The SelfService Company and Trendspottr. Advertised as the "world's only integrated social marketing platform," Marketing Cloud is the composition of some of Salesforce's acquisitions, such as Radian6 and Buddy Media.
Steve Evans Published 17 July 2012 Cloud CRM firm wants to move beyond listening to social talk to understand what is being said Salesforce.com has updated its Radian6 social media monitoring software with the introduction of Insights, expanding analysis beyond sentiment to include intent, demographics and online influence. The updates will help companies deal with the deluge of data from social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn as well as blogs, forums and sites like YouTube, salesforce.com said. Salesforce Radian6 Insights brings on board a number of partners to improve its analytics capabilities: Clarabridge for text sentiment analysis, Lymbix for emotion and tone understanding, PeekAnalytics for social audience measurement, Solariat for intention analysis and OpenAmplify for customer service capabilities.
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