Vasile Stoica

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Five Things You Should Know About GDPR

The GDPR deadline is fast approaching. Are you ready?<p>The incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launch is a hot topic at the moment, and that's not surprising. After all, it's the most significant change to data protection laws in several years, and it also includes the deployment of …

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To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b><p><b>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b><p><b>Questions about</b> …

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Google experiments in local news with an app called Bulletin

Google is testing a tool called Bulletin that would allow anyone to publish local news stories and events, according to a report from Slate, which Google later confirmed. The company described Bulletin as a way for others to communicate information of local interest, like bookstore readings, high …

News Industry

Merging Blockchain and IoT: A Match Made in Heaven

<b>The Internet of Things (IoT) market has been on an upward trend in 2017. Those in the sector have been using the term as a catch-all phrase for</b> …

Analysis: Apple is sharing your face with apps. That's a new privacy worry.

Poop that mimics your facial expressions was just the beginning.<p>It's going to hit the fan when the face-mapping tech that powers the iPhone X's cutesy "Animoji" starts being used for creepier purposes. And Apple just started sharing your face with lots of apps.<p>Beyond a photo, the iPhone X's front …

'Gangs know Ireland is vulnerable and cyber crime is more valuable than drugs' - experts warn

Cyber crime is now worth more worldwide than the drugs industry and gangs are using this exploit our personal information for profit, an expert has …

1 in 5 IT security pros still use paper to track accounts and passwords

Dimensional Research recently surveyed 913 IT security professionals on challenges, habits and trends related to managing access to corporate data. …

SA's cyber security concerns mirror global trends

Read time 3min 40sec<p>Paul Williams, country manager for Southern Africa at Fortinet.<p>The IT security concerns, challenges and investment by South …

Emerging IT Security Technologies: 13 Categories, 26 Vendors

A rundown of some of the hottest security product areas, and vendors helping to shape them.<p>1 of 14<p><i>Image Source: Who is Danny via …

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): An IT Security View – Part II

In the first part of this blog series, we discussed some core objectives, characteristics and principles of the GDPR, which is due to take effect on …

Apple's had a shockingly bad week of software problems

As the week draws to a close, it’s definitely been a long one for Apple’s software engineers. The nightmare started on Tuesday, after a Twitter user disclosed a critical security vulnerability for macOS High Sierra that allowed anyone with physical access to a Mac to gain system administrator …

UK cyber security chief warns government against using Kaspersky

In another blow to Kaspersky's business, UK's cyber security authority has advised government agencies not to use the anti-virus software. UK's National Cyber Security Centre chief Ciaran Martin sent a letter to other departments, warning them that Russia, "a highly capable cyber threat actor which …

Don't use antivirus firms linked to Russia, cyber security chief tells Whitehall

The Kremlin uses cyberspace for ‘espionage, disruption and influence’, says Ciaran Martin in letter to government departments<p>Government departments have been warned against using antivirus software made by technology firms with links to Russia amid concerns over national security.<p>Ciaran Martin, …

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Apple releases iOS 11.2 with ‘I.T’ autocorrect fix, faster wireless charging and Apple Pay Cash

Apple released an iOS update in the middle of the night (Cupertino time). iOS 11.2 brings Apple Pay Cash, but the feature is not live yet. The company still needs to flip a switch on its servers to enable it.<p>Today’s update also enables support for faster 7.5W Qi wireless charging. If you have an …

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This 4G LTE Extender could fix your bad Verizon signal

In a world with LTE Advanced and 5G just on the horizon, you’d think we’d be beyond furiously glaring at the signal bars on our smartphones and …

Sales Leaders, Are You Micromanaging the Wrong Metrics? by Scott Edinger

As an executive vice president for sales, I spent countless hours reviewing, examining, and analyzing the sales forecast for my company. I required …

When Closing, How You React Determines How They Will Respond

The Art of Asking Open-Ended Questions

If your questions can be answered with a simple "yes" or "no," you're painting yourself into a corner.

3 Tips For Successfully Managing Your Sales Pipeline

It should be no surprise to learn that nearly every company in the world maintains a sales pipeline. However, you might be surprised to learn that very few companies think they’re any good at managing it.<p>In research we conducted with the Sales Management Association, 63 percent of executives said …

5 Secrets to Mastering Sales Follow-Up

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> No B.S. Ruthless Management of People & Profits<i>, business coach and consultant Dan S. Kennedy presents a straightforward assessment of the real relationship between employers and their employees, and dares you to</i> …

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7 Questions to Ask Before You Launch That Next Email Campaign

<i>Guest post provided by RingLead’s Amanda Nelson</i>.<p>Today, email campaigns must be targeted, relevant, and break through the noise and hurdles of our …

Are You Scaring Away Your Best Prospects? | SBI

You’ve got a winner of a product. It’s priced right. Prospects are qualified and interested. But reps are losing deals because your sales process is …

Inside Sales Onboarding: An Interview with a Sales Enablement Pro

We all know that ramp time is a KPI for inside sales organziations. From our 2015 inside sales research, we also know that the percentage of …

Selling Techniques for Getting that First Appointment

You called. Left a message. "Maybe they're busy," you think. Or, "maybe they just don't return calls." Perhaps it's neither of these. Maybe it's on …

Motivating Sales Reps to Perform

Motivation is one of the biggest challenges the sales managers face in leading their teams. We teach our sales reps the skills they need to be …

Why Retailers Are Rethinking Their Holiday Ad Strategies and Moving Away From Storytelling

Brick and mortar once dominated the retail landscape during the holiday season, but 2017 marketing trends make it clear this is no longer the case. …

eCommerce

Amazon Reveals the No. 1 Selling Product of the Holiday Weekend

With record-setting sales, investors might be getting an early Christmas present from Amazon.<p>The holiday season is only just getting started, and …

The 30 best people in advertising to follow on Twitter

They're barely updated, and when they do tweet, it's just an RT of praise for their company.<p>That's why we pull together an annual list of the best people in advertising and marketing to follow on Twitter.<p>These are the executives who provide the best value to the industry with their tweets full of …