Rachel Pearson

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17 Predictions About The Future Of Big Data Everyone Should Read

Almost everyone can agree that big data has taken the business world by storm, but what’s next? Will data continue to grow? What technologies will develop around it? Or will big data become a relic as quickly as the next trend — cognitive technology? fast data? — appears on the horizon.<p>Let’s look …

Big Data

50+ fresh resources for designers, March 2016

How’s it going, compadres? This month’s roundup hand-picked from all across the web includes icons, design assets, illustrations, vector artwork, UI …

The Marketing Email Customers Click on The Most

But not all marketing emails are created equal. Some have a much higher probability of being opened than others. Factors that can affect whether a …

Marketing

The 6 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Building a Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><b>Q:</b> What are the most common mistakes we should avoid when building a brand?<p><b>A:</b> Being an entrepreneur and launching a brand isn’t easy. It takes a lot of skill, hard work and usually a little luck. When it comes to branding decisions, …

12 Marketing Trends Every Top Brand Needs To Know In 2016

If there’s one thing we learned in 2015, it’s that in 2016 marketers are increasingly moving away from a “Mad Men” advertising era to a digital …

Marketing

10 Copywriting Tips You Can Use Right Now To Boost Conversion Rates

Writing great content is quite possibly the quickest and most cost-effective way to increase your conversion rates. Great content creates engagement …

Marketing

The world's biggest advertising company says these are the 10 key global market trends affecting businesses right now

Advertising groups and their earnings are a good bellwether for the global economy — they work with hundreds of client spanning almost every sector and geography, so they have an informed insight as to what businesses are worried about and reasons to feel bullish about the forthcoming year.<p><b>These</b> …

50 Free Resources for Web Designers from February 2016

The tremendous thing about the design community is that we all love to share. We really do. Whether we share our thoughts and ideas via an in-depth …

Graphic Design

Adobe Creative Cloud – “The Martian” Screen Graphics

Using Adobe Creative Cloud, Territory studio has created a range of screen graphics for the movie “The Martian”.<p>Territory studio specializes in a …

Graphic Design

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Good morning! Here's what you need to know on Wednesday.<p><b>1. A Chinese military adviser has warned China to be prepared for war in the Korean Peninsula.</b> Tensions in the region have risen after Kim Jong Un's recent nuclear and satellite tests.<p><b>2. Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Venezuela agreed on</b> …

Nicolas Sarkozy

Data visualization vendor Zoomdata raises $25 million

Zoomdata delivers a visual analytics solution. What that means in language understandable to the real world is that Zoomdata enables organizations to …

Cloud Computing May Be Hampering Tech Spending: Analyst Report

While global economic problems have taken much of the blame for a recent round of tightened tech spending, another culprit may be afoot: computing on demand delivered over the Internet.<p>Hesitance among chief information officers to commit to long-term hardware and software purchases may reflect the …

Dow Jones

The Most Important Design Principles Of Voice UX

Just because voice interaction is a relatively new technology doesn’t mean the fundamentals of user-centered design don’t apply.<p>The experience of using voice commands to control computers has been transformed by a new generation of voice interaction systems. Apple’s Siri and Google Now, which have …

HTML and CSS: Still Relevant for Designers in 2016

If you’re a designer trying to stay current you may be feeling some pressure to learn one of the many new web programming languages that are “hot” …

CSS

Designing faster web apps

By Dave Kearney on Feb 15, 2016<br>Tagged in mobile design, product, design thinking, prototyping<p>Modern mobile and desktop users expect their sites to …

Web Development

Cloud computing: Here comes the shift from price war to feature war

The recent acquisition of NICE by AWS is the latest in a series of moves by cloud vendors, as the focus of competition moves from what they charge to …

Making The Most Of Social Media, Even When It’s Not Driving Sales

Are your social channels failing to drum up big sales? You're not alone. Columnist Jordan Elkind offers up some tips to help you maximize your return …

Public Relations

IBM Tools, What Cloud Software Actually Looks Like

How does software really work in the cloud and what does it look like? Okay hang on, before you answer that, how does software application development actually work in the cloud computing model of online-connected software-defined virtualization and abstraction?<p>These questions sound almost too …

IBM

Utility Navigation: How it Influences User Experience Design

To design an effective and user-friendly navigation, we don’t only need to think about how to <b>group our content into well-structured menus</b> to enable …

Absolutely The Best 12 Web Design and Development Tools For You

Web designers and developers love their job the most. These professionals do not even need any on-job training but, considering today’s nature of …

Web Design

The Industrialisation of Design (or why Silicon Valley no longer needs UX designers)

Despite having their roots in Silicon Valley, UX designers are a rare breed inside traditional tech companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. In …

6 Web Design Trends That Are Here To Stay

From artificial intelligence to wearables, here are some of the biggest ideas shaping web design today.<p>Web design thrives on two things: innovation and imitation. Unfortunately, there’s often a lot more of the latter. We all like to seize upon the latest trends, use them until they’re ubiquitous, …

This Addictive Home-Design App Lets You “Try On” New Decor

With a new round of funding, Modsy aims to launch its 3-D design tool out of beta this summer.<p>Shanna Tellerman wants to help you redecorate your home. She’s not a designer, furniture aficionado, or personal shopper. She’s the founder and CEO of a company called Modsy that rolls all of the …

IBM vs Microsoft and the battle for the corporate cloud business

It's a year since Microsoft overtook IBM in revenue terms, and now the two companies are lining up to fight for the corporate cloud. Are they two …

My Best Sales Advice for 2016

My best sales advice for 2016 (or any year for that matter) is to make this the year of extreme curiosity. If you are selling a product that requires …

Selling

7 Insane Website Updates That Will Grow Your Sales | Inc.com

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>"The First 90 Days" is a series about how to make 2016 a year of breakout growth for your business. Let us know how you're making the first 90 days count by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #Inc90Days.​</i><p>Technology can be a powerful driver of business growth. …

Marketing

It's Time To Redefine The Rules Of Employee Engagement

There I was, sitting in a conference room with my client, the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) of a large, San Francisco-based company. I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into. I had been onsite supporting an unrelated project when my client asked me to join her in a meeting with …

Employee Engagement

20 Fantastic Flat Icons and Their Meaning In Logo Design

Icons tell stories. And when it comes to building visual identity for a brand, iconography plays a big part. Icons, incorporated into logos, not just make brand identities visually appealing but they also tend to deliver brand’s vision or underline message more effectively. Each icon ensues an …