Phil Vickman

38 Flips | 5 Magazines | 5 Likes | 6 Following | 9 Followers | @philvee7 | Sales Program Manager at SHI International

IBM: Modernize your business or risk being Uber-ized

IBM has a stern warning for big old companies that fail to modernize their technology and business practices. You risk being disrupted by an …

After Binge Watching 'Walking Dead,' N.M. Man Kills Friend Over Zombie Fears

After binge watching a popular show about zombies, a New Mexico man believed his friend was turning into one — so he brutally beat him to death last week, police said.<p>Prior to the alleged crime last Thursday, Damon Perry, 23, watched the Netflix show “The Walking Dead” and drank “multiple” 40-ounce …

The Walking Dead

How corporate fears of hacks just created Silicon Valley's newest $1 billion startup

Okta receives a $75 million investment, the latest sign companies are scrambling for cybersecurity software that can prevent them from becoming the next Ashley Madison, Sony or Target.<p>Don't want to become the next Ashley Madison? Silicon Valley thinks you need to upgrade your security.<p>Investors are …

Startups

The future of B2B marketing

<i>This sponsored post is produced by Demandbase.</i><p>Whether you’ve been a B2B marketer for a year, a decade, or a quarter century, you know that our industry is changing at a pace that’s both thrilling and intimidating. Marketers and vendors have done an admirable job of innovating to accommodate these …

Marketing

Fliptop to marketers: Here are the companies you want to know

How embarrassing to pitch a new company only to find out later it’s already in your pipeline.<p>That’s a key problem predictive lead scorer Fliptop hopes to solve with its announcement today of an “account-based marketing” solution.<p>Account-based marketing is a time-worn B2B marketing phrase, where …

Predicting The Future Of Cloud Service Providers

47% of marketing departments will have 60% or more of their applications on a cloud platform in two years.<p>When asked which Value-Added Reseller (VAR) is most likely to win their enterprises’ business for a significant hosting project, the majority said IBM (18%) followed by Microsoft (11%), Amazon …

Cloud Computing

BuzzFeed’s CEO Says Modern Media Is About Pushing Actual Content, Not Links

“Because so many publishers build their businesses on banner ads, they have to get people back to their site to make money” says BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti. But that misses much of the value of social media. “You should be using this distribution channel to show them content, not just a pointer to …

Media Industry

The Police in America Are Becoming Illegitimate

Nobody's willing to say it yet. But after Ferguson, and especially after the Eric Garner case that exploded in New York yesterday after yet another …

Justice

Collective Health Wants To Replace The Health Insurance Industry With A Software Program

“Did you know you can actually negotiate and get a better deal at the doctor’s office if you offer to pay up front?” co-founder and CEO of Collective Health Ali Diab asks.<p>He’d broken his foot and had to go to the doctor for an MRI that would have cost him $3,700, with a $1,500 deductible. Instead …

Apple reportedly talks with health care providers about HealthKit

Having already struck a partnership with the Mayo Clinic, the iPhone maker has discussed the health data tracking software with Mount Sinai and Johns Hopkins among others, Reuters reports.<p>Apple has reportedly been in discussions with a wide range of health care providers regarding HealthKit, the …

Apple

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

Dell EMC Social Sphere

How to Analyze Your Social Media Activities With Excel

Shares 7K<p>Are you looking for a way to analyze the impact of your content?<p>Do you need a simple system that works?<p>If you don’t have the budget for …

Analytics

11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs [Infographic] - Copyblogger

So. You think you’ve got yourself a good blog post.<p>You chose your writing style. You knocked out the first draft. You allowed it to sit for an hour …

Sarah Palin's Impressively Incoherent 'Duck Dynasty' Comments

I miss Sarah Palin. I was bummed when she decided not to run for president the last time around. It would have been hard to find a challenger to …

Obama Administration

IBM: These Are The Top 7 Social Trends That Will Emerge In 2014

Social Business has few advocates of change more vocal than one of its leading protagonists, Michael Krigsman of ZDNet. “With few exceptions, every company will face new challenges, competitors, and opportunities, as our society grows more connected,” he said in a recent article, and called on …

How to increase your SEO

<i>For an up-to-date guide to SEO, read: SEO basics: Getting Started with Search Engine Optimization for Absolute Beginners.</i><p>Google Plus is more than …

Report: Mobile App Store Downloads To Hit 102 Billion In 2013

Mobile app store downloads across the world will reach 102 billion this year, a significant increase from 64 billion in 2012, a report released by research firm Gartner says today.<p>Gartner notes that free apps will make up up 91 percent of the total app downloads this year, and it estimates that the …

Dell mantra: one cloud, not even Amazon’s, doesn’t fit all

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Last week, after Michael Dell won his bid to take his company private, he talked about being an arms dealer to cloud providers.<p>…

3 Social Media Tools to Identify Influential Bloggers - Jeffbullas's Blog

Who would have known that the popularity of blogs would grow to reach such mammoth levels.<p>Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, …

Tablets are doing to computers what iTunes did to the full-length album

More tablets than personal computers (PCs) will be shipped in the last quarter of this year, according to forecasts from research firm IDC. By 2015, tablets will overtake full-year PCs shipments by a smidge, and by 2017, they will outsell their clunkier counterparts by five to four.<p>This was …

Markets

How Google Authorship Will Impact Search and Content Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

In the summer of 2011, Google announced the support of authorship markup as a way for authors to verify content they’ve created and become …

Pinterest Is Powering A Huge Amount Of Social Commerce, And Twitter Isn't Too Shabby Either

Pinterest's reach isn't huge compared to plenty of other social platforms, but its impact on e-commerce is outsized, accounting for 23% of global social-mediated e-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2013.<p>Pinterest's recent valuation at $3.8 billion suggests that a huge amount of potential is …

Social Media

Content marketing, from strategy to execution (in only 652 steps!)

How to Create a Content Strategy<br>(In Only 652 Steps)<p><i>This is a really, really, really long piece. There's no TL;DR version. That's because content</i> …

Marketing

Content Marketing World 2013 - 6 Ways to Rock the Best Conference on Content Marketing #CMWorld

Joe Pulizzi rocking his talk at Content Marketing World 2012<p>There’s some serious momentum growing in the digital marketing world and companies …

How SlideShare Turns Any Channel Into A Lead Gen Tool

The future looks bright from the floor to ceiling windows of the One Montgomery Tower. The view is from SlideShare’s San Francisco residence, a …

Google is about to spend half of Apple’s annual marketing budget promoting a single phone

Google’s forthcoming, Samsung-killing Moto-X Android “superphone” is also going to have a super-size advertising budget of up to half a billion dollars, reports the Wall Street Journal. That’s half as much as the $1 billion Apple spent advertising all of its products in 2012.<p>So why is Google—or …

Advertising

How Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest Sharing Affects Sales

Pinterest is the social network most likely to drive spontaneous purchasing, whereas Twitter and Facebook users are more likely to make social …