Sales 2.0 conference, San Francisco, March 4-5

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I’m looking forward to attending the Sales 2.0 conference in San Francisco at the Intercontinental Hotel on March 4th and 5th. Ironically, my last post was on the topic of opportunities and pitfalls of Enterprise 2.0 in the context of Sales. Given my work with Sales and Marketing organizations, I’m very familiar with the litmus […]

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Social Media Breakfast – San Francisco ( Friday, February 27)

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I’m attending the Social Media Breakfast in San Francisco tomorrow morning. On the heels of my recent post on Sales Intelligence in an Enterprise 2.0 enabled world, I’m looking forward to participating in a discussion on how social software can bring new opportunities to the business of selling. SMB is organized by Chris Kenton, CEO […]

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Friendfeed: Inspiration for Sales Intelligence in an Enterprise 2.0 world?

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Lately I’ve been spending time with enterprise sales and marketing leaders discussing what elements in the Enterprise 2.0 bag of tricks are best positioned to serve the needs of a direct sales force. Given the unique characteristics of a typical sales rep (more on that below), common participatory models that epitomize social networks (i.e. the […]

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‘Popularity’ is a funny metric for Social Software

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TechCrunch reports a surge in traffic for LinkedIn thanks to heightened interest in building personal networks as well as job hunting opportunities in this market. It got me thinking about what “popularity” really means to both web based businesses as well as the enterprise, beyond boasting rights. For ad based businesses, increased traffic, registration and […]

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ET Article: “Indian IT service cos yet to outbid MNCs” – Baffling

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The Economic Times has a story today about how Indian Offshore companies are finding it difficult to outbid global competitors such as Accenture due to a lack of domain expertise. Says the article: “Multinational companies have presence in multiple geographies, economies of scale, in-depth understanding of client’s business and a global view for many industries […]

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Glue Conference – May 12th and 13th, Denver, Colorado

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Eric Norlin is hosting Glue, a conference that gets under the hood and examines technologies and standards that will shape how enterprises communicate, engage, collaborate and sell in the coming years. As Jive Software CMO Sam Lawrence illustrates in this post, the application layer in the enterprise technology stack hasn’t seen significant innovation for a […]

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Note to SI’s on Enterprise 2.0 – Go ahead. Be a Tiger.

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Good to see IT powerhouses paying attention to Enterprise 2.0. In this post, consulting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu talks about how “enterprises are looking at how they can harness the hierarchy-flattening, information-sharing, team building power of social networks.” They go on to list out a number of social mechanisms such as Syndication, Mashups, Social Networking […]

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