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Chief Information Officer on Ulitzer Change isn't new, but the pace of change in the next ten years in Europe is going to be breathtaking. Following 18 months full of dramatic re-alignment we're seeing normality return, but it's a new normal. The balance of power is shifting away from Europe and the West; emerging markets are becoming leading markets. For growth to really take hold there must be room to improve. Technology that was hype is now fast becoming business as usual. Business models are changing, and companies are relying more than ever on the expertise and resources of a broad ecosystem, requiring new management techniques. Europe is struggling to stay on top. So a unique meeting has been called in Bremen, Germany, chaired by Albert Hitchcock Group CIO Vodafone, the aptly named CIO EU summit (held by GDS International) is set to unify and educate some of th... (more)

Healthcare CFO’s V-tach on Obama’s Healthcare Reform

Urgent meetings are being held by the financial leaders of American Healthcare companies in the wake of Obama's Healthcare Reform being passed 219 - 212 in the House of Representatives.  The introduction of this policy heralds a transformation in the fabric of American society, and the way U.S citizens receive medical care has suddenly been revolutionalised in a direction which healthcare CFO's cannot afford to ignore. Obama states: "[It] answers the prayers of every American who has hoped deeply for something to be done about a healthcare system that works for insurance compani... (more)

Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, Ulitzer, MeettheBoss - Execs Go Online Big-Time

New Media on Ulitzer A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing their professional experiences and learning from their peers. The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook, Ulitzer and Twitter. The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are spending an average of 11 hours more pe... (more)

No Money In Voice – Welcome 4G!

The last five years has seen unprecedented change in communications. The European consumer has a plethora of handset choices and packages. The average handset has evolved from the humble voice-box, to the total media centre. As a result thousands of start-up companies are profiting out of the sector’s advances, supplying the various add-ons which inevitably accompany any new wave of technology. Such innovations were used by the operators to supplement the pricey voice packages as values-add-ons. However, the operators are now finding themselves in the hands of the ever-creative ... (more)

Confessions of a Ulitzer Addict

John Funnel on Ulitzer Earlier this year one of my staff attended a SYS-CON event and returned to the office a different person. Revitalised and motivated. I asked her what happened at the event to warrant such a transformation? What was her secret? Was it the New York Shopping experience? A business Romance or was it Devine intervention? She simply advised me to ‘check out Ulitzer. – Everyone who is anyone is on it’. She was not the first to introduce me to the innovation. Many of my peers had gone through such noticeable changes, It was like a weight had been lifted from the... (more)