The Good News And Bad News When It Comes To Marketing Technology

I will dispense with any amenities or funny anecdotes or what have you and cut right to the chase. According to research conducted by Walker Sands Communications and Chief Marketing Technologist, 50% of US marketers said they plan to spend more on marketing technology (martech) in 2017 with another 20% of marketers indicating they will spend significantly more. That is surely good news, if not great news. The challenge, of course will be to wade thru the nearly 4,000 martech options that are currently available, as per Scott Brinker’sinfamous graphic. Here’s his latest…

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Trump’s First 100 Days: Technology, Privacy and Intelligence

President-elect Donald Trump’s views on technology and tech policy were not prominent campaign features on his contentious path to the White House. However, his repeated calls to dismantle the Washington, D.C., establishment provide some clues to how his first 100 days in the White House will impact the nation’s tech infrastructure and its approach to data privacy for years to come. NEUTERING NET NEUTRALITY Trump’s first major shift in tech policy will likely target the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), where he may seek to reverse key policies from Obama’s…

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The Good News And Bad News When It Comes To Marketing Technology

I will dispense with any amenities or funny anecdotes or what have you and cut right to the chase. According to research conducted by Walker Sands Communications and Chief Marketing Technologist, 50% of US marketers said they plan to spend more on marketing technology (martech) in 2017 with another 20% of marketers indicating they will spend significantly more. That is surely good news, if not great news. The challenge, of course will be to wade thru the nearly 4,000 martech options that are currently available, as per Scott Brinker’sinfamous graphic. Here’s his latest…

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CPF Group launches e-parking solution

CPF Group through its subsidiary, Laser Infrastructure & Technology Solutions (LITES), has rolled out an electronic vehicle parking solution. The solution has been implemented in two Buildings, Metro Park House and the upcoming Freedom Heights Mall and plans to roll out the solution to other 10 buildings by 2018 are underway. CPF Group, Managing Director, Hosea Kili said the electronic parking solution offers a seamless and convenient parking management system for property owners and motorists. “The Electronic parking solution manages revenue collection in parking areas with high efficiency, control the…

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At last, a flag-and-lighter solution to a bureaucratic nightmare

Monday The Emmanuel Centre in Westminster is doing good business out of Ukip. Over the last few months I have lost count of the number of leadership elections, leadership resignations and general cock-ups I’ve been to there. On the latest visit, Ukip announced Paul Nuttall as its new leader. Nuttall was at pains to state he would be in post for at least a couple of weeks before Nigel took over again, because he had the overwhelming mandate of 63% of the vote. However, it’s worth looking at the numbers…

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1875: The Global Warming Solution

Let’s assume global warming is real. Correct or not, we will start today with that supposition.  Assume with me that there is a problem for a moment so that we may discuss tangible solutions. Let us start by defining our terminology, as the concept of “climate change” tends to drift to fit the data—the true hallmark of scientific rigor. The argument at hand is that the earth is warming due to greenhouse gases which man is releasing into the atmosphere; most especially carbon dioxide.  This has been culminating since around…

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Windows 10 market share growth just barely has a pulse

November lies behind us in all Reg-reading jurisdictions, so it’s time to again consider the state of the desktop by gazing at the three services we use to assess desktop operating system market share. Those three – StatCounter, Netmarketshare and analytics.gov, each assess OS share by looking at web traffic. The first two consider a slice of the whole web. Uncle Sam considers only its own sites, but as it gets more than two billion visits every 90 days it’s a nice fat data set to work with. This month…

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Imagine every mistake you can make with a new software rollout…

There is not a sysadmin in the world who has not had to deal with a botched software rollout; for most, it is a coming-of-age experience. But few are likely to have made quite as many mistakes as the people behind the Alameda court system’s new software. They have managed a rollout so inept that it should serve as a case study for what not to do for future generations. Of course, most disastrous rollouts tend to be dealt with internally, shared only occasionally as war stories with other admins….

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Office 365 deployments don’t secure themselves?

Live Broadcast Office 365 is not intrinsically secure. Its risks are not necessarily greater than they used to be, they’re just different — and need to be addressed accordingly. In this broadcast, we are going to keep things simple and direct: here’s what you need to know about those risks and how to deal with them. We’ll set the scene with an overall view of the risks inherent in Office 365 deployments, from a people, process and technology perspective, then drill into the heart of the service and look at…

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