Romi Mahajan leaves Microsoft to Join Metavana as CMO
Buzz Marketing for Technology
NOVEMBER 17, 2011
Long time friend and well respected CMO buddy of mine Romi Mahajan is leaving Microsoft to join Metavana. Related posts: Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi. Marketing Sincere Marketing Social Media Social Networking Metavana Microsoft. We approached this space through the lens of Chaos Theory and non-linear mathematics.
10 Company and Product Branding Tips from Microsoft
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 5, 2014
At Rival IQ, we see tens of thousands of companies, products, and people come through our system. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Case Studies brand awareness corporate social media microsoft product branding skype social media branding social media magic social media strategy xbox Small.
The Microsoft Surface's Beauty is Only "Surface Deep"
Stay N' Alive
NOVEMBER 2, 2012
As a long-time Microsoft fan (my first computers were all PCs), and with all my excitement about Windows 8, I was very excited about the Microsoft Surface. In fact, I was so excited that despite Press not getting complimentary Surface tablets (or even trial ones) at Microsoft's recent Windows Build conference, I went out and bought my own. Microsoft Office tends to lag.
Facebook, Microsoft Team Up on MAREA Subsea Cable
MAY 26, 2016
Facebook and Microsoft are going under, as in underwater: The two tech giants will team up to build a new, state-of-the-art subsea cable across the Atlantic Ocean. The new cable, MAREA, will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic upon its completion, with eight fiber pairs and an estimated capacity of 160 terabits per second, and Facebook and Microsoft said the capacity will help meet growing demand for high-speed, reliable connections for cloud and online services. We think this is how most subsea cable systems will be built in the future.
Microsoft is Finally Achieving What it Set Out to Do With Passport - the Key is Consistency
Stay N' Alive
NOVEMBER 1, 2012
Back in the year 2000, before "the cloud" was even a marketing term, Microsoft launched a product known as "Passport", a product touted to be the end-all-be-all of identity services that developers could integrate into their products for identity and storage of personal information. It's safe to say that Microsoft, like Marty of "Back to the Future" was ahead of his time.
Apple vs Microsoft: Tablet Market Clash between iPad and Windows 8
MAY 11, 2012
Microsoft has already previewed its ARM compatible Windows 8 and a dedicated app store called the Windows Store for it. But when it comes to Windows 8, iPad may be grounded on the fact that Microsoft’s firmware is more enterprise friendlier and innovative. As per reports, Microsoft has tied up with a number of OEMs including the Asian giants like Asus, Huawei, ZTE and Acer.
Microsoft’s Future in Digital Marketing
Buzz Marketing for Technology
APRIL 3, 2011
Over the weekend I got to meet with Romi Mahajan the World Wide Director of the Digital Marketing Platform Group at Microsoft. His Below is a transcript of some Q&A that I captured with Romi …. 1) What is your vision for Microsoft and Digital Marketing? The Microsoft Digital Marketing suite covers many but not all of the aspects of the digital marketing.
The Top #Nifty50 Women in Technology on Twitter for 2012
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012
Active across social networks, Cindy leads Microsoft’s small- to midsized-business sales and marketing efforts as Vice President U.S. The 10-year Microsoft veteran is also a graduate of Harvard Business School. New York-based Katrina is the Senior Director / VP Worldwide Digital Marketing for Microsoft. That will be our top focus for next year. Stacey Acevero. sacevero.
Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens
JULY 2, 2014
So, when I saw today that Microsoft registered two domain names with hyphens in them (multiple hyphens), and they didn’t purchase the domains without hyphens, I cringed. Registrant Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Registrant Street: One Microsoft Way, Registrant City: Redmond. Admin Organization: Microsoft Corporation. Tech Organization: Microsoft Corporation.
Retaining Customers Requires Innovation
Convince & Convert
NOVEMBER 13, 2015
So, imagine the shock when users of Microsoft’s online storage system OneDrive discovered that things would be changing. OneDrive is part of the package that comes with Office 365 Home and Personal, Microsoft’s cloud-based subscription SaaS offering. But Microsoft discovered that people were actually using it. So what did they do? highlight to tweet).
Will Facebook replace your B2B Marketing email system?
Buzz Marketing for Technology
MARCH 4, 2010
What seemed like a pretty basic message about an upgrade message of their current email system which is rather archaic (you know, the one that makes you delete messages one by one!) to a full POP/IMAP supported email account, which means users will be able to configure it with any e-mail client, including Microsoft Outlook, Entourage and Apple’s Mail applications. Tweet This!
Does Google Deserve More Credit?
OCTOBER 30, 2012
Then there’s the success of Android, the only smartphone operating system to surpass Apple’s iOS in sales during the past few years. If you ask me, though, Google deserves much more credit for everything it does online, especially compared to its competitors like Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft and Apple (umm, maps?). Sometimes I think Google deserves more credit. Google+.
5 Ways to Find Keywords That Deliver Superior Web Marketing Results
Convince & Convert
JANUARY 14, 2014
Microsoft Advertising Intelligence. Dont forget that Microsoft and its Bing search engine are valuable tools as well. With Microsoft Advertising Intelligence you can build and expand your keyword list while working in a familiar program – Microsoft Excel. About the Daniel Smith: Daniel Smith is a Co-founder and CMO of BoostSuite.com , the collaborative marketing system for small businesses. Search Marketing Advice boostsuite google trends keywords microsoft advertising intelligence search engine marketing search engine optimization SEMrush wordtracker
Does a Social Score Make a CMO?
DECEMBER 10, 2012
have yet to see a social scoring system that matches what happens in the marketplace. Influence CMOs forbes Fortune 100 influence infographic marketing Microsoft social scoreA recent infographic published on a Forbes blog ranks the top 20 Fortune 100 CMOs based on social scoring. The graphic poses an interesting question: Should CMOs be judged by their individual social media prowess?
The Customer Is (Not) Always Right
OCTOBER 25, 2011
People like Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos and the author of the best-selling business book, Delivering Happiness ) built his first business on making customers happy (the company was LinkExchange - which he sold to Microsoft for $265 million) and pushed the concept even further with Zappos (the online shoe store), which was also sold (but this time to Amazon was over one billion dollars). We created the Net Promoter Score system around the ultimate question to help businesses know - day by day - whether they are building their reputation or diminishing it." microsoft.
What Is Code?
JUNE 19, 2015
Its magic has been stripped away. I can talk to someone who used to work at Amazon.com or Microsoft about his or her work without feeling a burning shame. If you told me a systems administrator was taking a juggling class, that would make sense, and I'd expect a product manager to take a trapeze class. microsoft. systems administrator. It's for you to understand what lies beneath these words, your website, that mobile application, Facebook , YouTube and more. Every Saturday, I share links with good friends , Alistair Croll and Hugh McGuire. It's the entire magazine.
Where The Boys (And Girls) Are
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
According to Business Insider and their chart of the day today, Microsoft's Windows Compared To iOS And Android , the number one operating system (by a massive landslide) is still Microsoft Windows. microsoft. operating system. In schizophrenic times, there's a good chance you'll see some schizophrenic thinking. It takes a couple of years as a Blogger to come to the realization that you will, eventually, write a Blog post that completely contradicts what you may have blogged about earlier on in your process. Does this remove credibility from the Blogger?
A Confederacy Of Patent Dunces
AUGUST 29, 2012
With Apple and Microsoft developing mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), it made perfect sense for Google to follow suit (and they struggled with their own iterations of Android devices). It cost Microsoft $8.5 While patent systems were established to protect our rights and, as the article says, "views its role as vital to the growth of the U.S. microsoft. patent system. Things are about to get a whole lot more stupid. There was a lot of online chatter when Google acquired Motorola for $12.5 billion. Stealing is stealing. Absolutely not. he's suing.
Get Ready for the Bots – on Facebook Messenger
JUNE 14, 2016
Luckily, these bots are not machine learning bots, such as the disaster that was Microsoft’s Tay. You may immediately compare this to Apple Siri, Microsoft Cortana, Google Now and Amazon Echo, but what sets bots on Messenger apart is the fact that businesses can develop them, which in turn gives them another way to develop customer service. Open for Business. Where to go next?
The Lost Art Of Getting Shit Done
AUGUST 2, 2011
Commitment setting at Microsoft is a ridiculously long and tedious process that involves multiple pages of countless sections and sub-sections of big words talking about what you are going to do in the upcoming year. It was one of the most frustrating things that led me to move on from Microsoft. Related posts: Laying Off Microsoft. Me & Microsoft: Round 2.
List of Brand-Side Corporate Social Strategists: Twitter Edition
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
Manager of Customer Success and Community Program at Cisco WebEx Technology group. • Steven Tedjamulia – Head of Social Commerce Innovation at Dell. • Alison Bolen – Editor, blogs and social content at SAS Institute. • Marty Collins – Director of Emerging Media at Microsoft. • Mark Yolton – Senior Vice President – SAP Community Network at SAP. • Brian Ellefritz – Sr. Manager Citrix Ready Program at Citrix Systems. • Peter Parkes – Social Media Communications Lead at Skype. • Betsy Aoki – Sr. Here you go. Serious disconnect there.). Anyway, on to the list! link].
Livestreaming Is The New Broadcasting
MAY 4, 2015
Well, Microsoft launched this age-guessing site called, How Old Do I Look? Now, people are left wondering what might Microsoft do with all of this data? I'm suddenly falling back in love with Microsoft. Thought the system isn't perfect yet, the PowerWall Home Battery, is already part of a pilot project with 300 customers, and will be available to the mass public in the next 3-4 months. microsoft. Every Monday morning at 7:10 am, I am a guest contributor on CHOM 97.7 FM radio broadcasting out of Montreal (home base). morning show. and that it was very good.
A great opportunity for Nokia that no one has mentioned…
The Way of the Web
JULY 21, 2011
Some are suggesting that it’s a sign the move to Windows Phone 7 was the right one , but most analysis and opinion is that Nokia might not survive long enough at this rate, given that we’re only likely to see one WP7 handset by the end of the year, and although the operating system is a nice one, it might not be nice enough to make any impact into the growth of Android and iOS.
Windows 8: Three Rumors
JUNE 10, 2011
For several years now there have been a many rumors circulating on the web about the new Windows operating system that is slated to take the place of Windows 7. By paying attention to the changes that Microsoft plans to make, you will be better able to prepare for your OS future. This expansion would be a major shift in Microsoft’s outlook in terms of processors and applications.
Six Links Worthy Of Your Attention #37
MARCH 5, 2011
Author, Michael Joseph Gross , calls Stuxnet the Hiroshima of digital warfare, and while it may all happen in the murky depths of cyber-space, the things these new weapons can attack -- power plants, currency systems, medical equipment -- may be all too real." They went from being an also-company that made artsy alternatives to Microsoft machines, to. microsoft. Is there one link, story, picture or thought that you saw online this week that you think somebody you know must see? "This long Vanity Fair piece reads like a Tom Clancy novel. " (Alistair for Hugh).
The Pros and Cons of the Top Web Browsers
The Social Media Incubator
JULY 15, 2013
Pros: Functionality, default browser for Windows operating system device, easy use, one of the most frequently used, offers Microsoft help support. What web browser do you use? Do you frequently have problems viewing websites or updating your own site? These issues can stem from using an outdated web browser. Over the last few years, the popularity of the web browsers has shifted.
Living (And Working) In The Digital Age
AUGUST 20, 2014
Microsoft has discontinued supporting Windows XP, a 12-year-old operating system (OS), yet almost a fifth of businesses still elect to use it. It could possibly cost more to uproot the current system to put in a new one. Guest post by Hilary Smith for SocialFish. ———— The famous Greek philosopher Plato said that necessity is the mother of invention.
B2B Marketers Are Humans, Too
Convince & Convert
APRIL 2, 2015
Volvo Trucks bet on the former and successfully demonstrated the precision of its dynamic steering system through an award-winning video that has generated 78 million views. Last year, Microsoft ramped up its content with Microsoft Stories , a site offering a journalistic look at the employees and products that make up the tech company. Image via Microsoft Stories.
CNET Downloads Now Come with a Bonus: Unwanted Programs and Spyware
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
– an add-on to Microsoft PowerPoint installed called “visualbee” that I didn’t want. One even had only an “uninstall” feature that the Microsoft Window “add/remove programs” feature didn’t know what to do with. Of course it is users who pay the ultimate price of having their systems infected just to make a few bucks for CNET.
Measuring Results at the Enterprise Level
DECEMBER 8, 2011
So he challenged me to the following question: What are the top five ENTERPRISE class measuring platforms for social engagement–the ones big enough for Ford, Microsoft, ESPN, Time, CNN, etc.? That’s right! It’s that time again. Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! In the case, does size matter? The problem with this one company? And it will be beautiful.
How to Explain Social ROI to C-Suite
SEPTEMBER 28, 2015
Create A Measurement System Based On Those Objectives. Example of a Twitter heat map showing mentions of Microsoft around the world). Social ROI is a hot topic of discussion for all companies involved in social media. How can you prove the value of social media efforts to C-suite in a powerful and persuasive way? What role can social media analytics play in this process?
NEASC Best Practices for Electronically Offered Online Degree and Cert. Programs - Delhi Computer Information Systems (CIS) - Confluence
Buzz Marketing for Technology
JUNE 19, 2008
Dashboard. > Delhi Computer Information Systems (CIS). > CIS Home. > Services. > Online Education. > NEASC Best Practices for Electronically Offered Online Degree and Cert. Delhi Computer Information Systems (CIS). When new software or systems are adopted, what programs/processes are used to acquaint instructors and students with them? Are there appropriate system reliability and emergency backup guarantees in agreements concerning technology services? â?¢ Programs. NEASC Best Practices for Electronically Offered Online Degree and Cert. Programs.
Facebook Acquired Messenger.com
NOVEMBER 13, 2014
Related posts: Microsoft Buys Domains with Hyphens, Skips Domains without Hyphens Well, by now you probably know about how I feel. Microsoft to Launch Microsoft Sway Content Delivery Network Cloud Service Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new site or. It appears that Facebook has recently acquired the Messenger.com domain name. Gandy Blvd., Domain Names
Protecting Your Online Privacy: How to Keep Your Online Activity Private from Pirates, Hackers and Marketers
Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Microsoft Windows is the most widely used operating system and is therefore the biggest target for criminal activity. Microsoft claims that the computers with Windows XP are four times more likely to be infected with malware than computers with Windows 7. Avira, AVG and Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a guest post by Christopher Wallace. So where do you begin?
HOW TO: Properly Use Badges to Engage Customers
AUGUST 20, 2011
badge is one of many tools in an engagement design arsenal that also includes point systems, leaderboards, challenges, rewards, team play and achievement, among others. This has been exacerbated by the decline of Foursquare ’s badging system. The system’s power is derived from its ability to motivate users to attain predictable and unpredictable rewards. Have an account?
Apple Magic Mouse Review
NOVEMBER 8, 2009
After a 2 month learning curve getting used to the differences in operating systems, I am fully assimilated. Of course with Windows 7 now out, I’m much more likely to boot up in Windows once I get around to installing the new system. This wasn’t as much of an issue for me as I had been using the Microsoft Arc mouse for awhile which also has a low profile design. My latest love is the new Apple Magic Mouse. I was in an Apple Store the other day and played around with their most recent mouse offering. Even despite the $69 price tag. So was the purchase worth it?
The Rise and Rise of Apple Inc
JUNE 6, 2011
The PR spread like wildfire, and it established a motif that would run through Apple’s marketing through to their present day battles with Microsoft. The new millennium saw Apple’s redesigned operation system make its first release. By way of comparison, Microsoft’s net income was only 5.23 The early years. 80′s and 90′s. and abroad. billion.
Android is Finally "Enough", but I Still Miss My iPhone
Stay N' Alive
OCTOBER 1, 2012
I've written a few times on this blog about my trials with Android and dissatisfaction with devices under Google's operating system. Google will always have the masses, very similar to the approach Microsoft took in the Desktop market (until Microsoft figures out the mobile market and competes with Google). I'll explain. The voice controls are solid. Then there are the apps.
Switching to Windows 8? Better Not Get a Fitbit.
Stay N' Alive
OCTOBER 20, 2012
I'm very excited for the final version to be shipped to me by Microsoft. It seems odd to me that something as simple as authentication would even rely on the operating system or browser type to get you logged in, but I guess that's their choice, and it's my problem, not theirs. I was very disappointed with the customer-no-service approach I received from Fitbit. That's it.
Four Handy Windows Phone Apps
DECEMBER 27, 2012
It must be difficult for Microsoft. They have had to get used to playing second and even third fiddle in this thing called the Mobile Operating System competition. People were worried that Microsoft would be the evil monopolistic empire that they probably still aspire to be. Back in the tech boom 90’s, everything was ‘Wintel this’ and ‘Wintel that’. Podcasts! Podcasts! DotDot.
4 Web Browsers for Android Devices
OCTOBER 19, 2012
In the old days it was Microsoft Explorer or the highway. Firefox has positioned itself nicely as one of the most popular web browsers for the ‘grownup’ operating systems like Windows XP on up the Microsoft-ian scale. Then there was Netscape, then the pandemonium of still other web browsers. And that was before we knew what mobile computing was all about. Firefox.
The Future of Human-Assisted Machine Learning
Convince & Convert
AUGUST 28, 2015
As a result, we’re seeing machine learning playing a significant role in the development of ever-more sophisticated analytics models through Amazon, IBM’s Watson , Microsoft’s Azure, and more. Algorithms can help these systems to learn to draw better insights by improving their data collection and analysis over time. Maybe it’s a hybrid of both. Monty Minute
Technology Challenges Facing Today’s Marketing Workforce
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
Then, some companies have multiple, integrated systems, connected to create seamless capabilities from demand generation to lead generation to funnel conversions and to close, and more. SS: I have little doubt the next generation will be superior, primarily because far fewer systems will exist, and skills, therefore, will be better defined, categorized and quantified.