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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 their shoulders, that they now had a true portal to vent out their innermost thoughts. I was instantly intrigued by such recommendations. People, just like me, were using Ulitzer everywhere. So what had I been fighting against all this time? What was I avoiding? Eventually I succumbed to the in... (more)

Paradigm Shift in Social Media Significance

We all know that time is money and understand that Social Media Marketing is a real-time, targeted way of communicating with an engaged and active demographic, one that gives as much feedback to the company in question as it provides to the demographic; hence its usefulness and transcendent ability. Most companies, both on the business and consumer sides know and try to practice this, however success has not been equally quick for all enterprises. One of the reasons may be the lack of training within today's companies. The iStrategy Chicago conference,  taking place at the the Hot... (more)

Vodafone CIO Speaks Up for Process Reform

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 ... (more)

Pharma ‘HTS’ the Mark with Screening

Back in May, it was announced that new stem cell research would reduce the need for animal testing. Now, we are really beginning to see the benefits of groundbreaking science that is not reliant on out dated methods of testing. The proposal was that by reprogramming powerful stem cells from adult tissue, we could look towards a future without animal testing. It is understood that huge amounts of money have been invested into drug discovery and the biggest problem faced by the industry is investing in drugs which may not make it onto the market. Europe has always been seen to trail... (more)

Linking the Right Business Process for Effective CRM

With the retail industry looking for a quick way to grip onto an upward track and away from the poor returns that have been haunting the marketplace since the recession took hold, many leaders are asking whether a short term look going forward is needed or a long term outlook instead. The plethora of techniques being attempted does not help matters, but it seem that combining strategies has the ability of providing greater benefits especially when a long term focus is needed. The trick to providing supporting effective Customer Relationship Management is an essential part of thi... (more)