Legal Risks of IT Outsourcing & Remedies when gone awry
There is a great temptation for businesses to outsource IT functions to other countries, as part of cost containment efforts. While saving money on the front-end appears appealing, careful thought should be given as to whether this is a penny-wise, pound-foolish approach. When an outsourced IT project goes awry, the burden and expense of remediating the problem can be astronomical. And at times the only way to try to be made whole is to prosecute litigation against the IT companies who ‘got it wrong,’ either based on incompetence or even outright deception
In 2014, Passle undertook detailed research of 400 top professional service firms (law, accountancy & consulting) to determine which firms have been most effective at both building their presence and demonstrating their expertise online. We have now carried out this research again in 2015, which has enabled us to map a number of significant changes across those industries. We will go through this research pulling key trends and insights from the data.
Using the Hero, Hub, Hygiene model, we will define clear, workable strategies for those industries in how to achieve their content goals.
In this modern world of marketing the continued diversification and proliferation of channels and information available to the consumer have led to a change in the attitude of business as they compete for customers. Retailers, telecommunications, financial services and technology companies are all changing the way in which they approach the customer and in turn the customer has changed their expectations of the Organisation. In this webinar we look at the drivers behind this and share some of the changes that are taking place as a result of it. Most importantly we will share our view of what will successful organisations need to change to win the battle for consumers
Hosted by Rose Brooke, Editor of European Plastic Product Manufacturer, in this dynamic webinar you can hear directly from industry experts, Amos Breyfogle from Stratasys, and Jim Sargent from Whale Pumps who have already discovered the transformational benefits of 3D printing solutions for injection molding, jigs and fixtures, End of Arm Tools and productions parts. Tune in to learn how you can redefine productivity in your business.
What you will discover:
-Explore the possibilities of going from design to production floor in just hours with ultra-light assembly aids
-How to reduce your tooling cost by 70-95%
-How to increase performance of parts by combining traditional and additive components
-How to produce production parts quickly using 3D printing
Econsultancy’s social media manager David Moth will give an insight into the company’s social and content strategy, including planning, measurement and reporting. Find out why social media isn’t rocket science and discover some free tools that will make your life a lot easier.
Stratasys and product design consultancy Design Reality will explore what is possible today with advanced 3D printing. Multi-material, multi-colour 3D printing has provided a significant shift forward in terms of ultra-realistic prototyping. This webinar will lift the lid not just on the latest technology, but also on the most innovative techniques. Stratasys continues to produce the most capable 3D printers and materials. These allow designers worldwide to create better products, thanks to better testing at prototype stage. Design Reality specialise in all aspects of product design consultancy, focusing on product development through industrial design, product design and the aid of 3D printing. They support clients’ projects from concept through to manufacture. Join us for this interactive webinar to find out how your own product design can be maximised thanks to ground-breaking 3D printing.
-Optimising the capabilities of state-of-the-art 3D printing
-Understanding the latest advances in multi-material and multi-colour 3D printing
-How cutting edge product designers exploit 3D printing’s unique benefits
-Creating ultra-realistic prototypes and end-use products with Stratasys
Editorial VB Insight webinar sponsored by Boomtrain
Do you create the most relevant messages and experience possible for your customers? How's your accuracy?
Or do they see generalized messages and offers that may be completely different depending on whether they engage with your company via ads, email, website, or your mobile app?
Consumers are tuning out noise — unsubscribing from email, turning off notifications, blocking ads — and are increasingly expecting and engaging with personalized content. What's more, they're incredibly intolerant of mistakes and errors -- a recent study found that upon finding an error in personalized messaging, 16% would consider a competitor's business and 13% would immediately abandon the transaction all together. Yikes.
In short, personalization is critical to the success of modern marketers, yet few are doing a good job today -- and are hemorrhaging customers without even realizing it.
We'll help you not only understand who customers are, and how to personalize their experiences. By attending this webinar you'll:
•Learn how to collect the right customer identity data
•Benchmark according to what your peers are doing today
•Objectives most commonly associated with personalization
•Best practices for engaging customers across channels
•Where in the funnel personalization can help most
Andrew Jones, analyst, VB Insight, VentureBeat
Cate Twohill, Senior director and managing partner of CRM services, WGBH, Boston
Brian Witlin, COO, Yummly
Wendy Schuchart, moderator, VentureBeat
Check out VB Insight to access Andrew's Personalization research, and to access the latest research on Marketing Technology: http://insight.venturebeat.com
Join Tori as she walks through how to take a video campaign strategy from conception to completion! She'll start with the campaign concept that was developed by the Marketing team at Moz and what you need to take into account before implementation like scope, man power, and more. Tori will also cover how to schedule and release a campaign to increase goals and how to get buy-in for future campaigns by displaying valuable metrics.
Join Maurice Flynn and Joe Pratt from Altaire as they discuss how to integrate your social media with your email marketing for max effectiveness including strategy, project planning & process, measurement & more!
1. How we think email marketing and social media work best together - strategy, project planning & process, measurement & more!
2. Which brands do this well and why - in retail, financial services, travel, utilities, other verticals.
3. Final tips, tricks and solutions.
The #1 question for people everywhere:
How to design & deliver a work-life balance that maximizes our best efficiencies at work and our most meaningful life outside work?
George Kinder has specialized in delivering work-life balance to consumers and professionals worldwide through Life Planning and Mindfulness trainings and workshops for 30 years.
The world today requires commitments in more areas than ever before. The requirements for work have been continuously expanded with new daily technologies, constantly competing with family time and lifestyle choices. Balancing a healthy lifestyle is critical for the future success of everyone in the workforce today.
Combining thoughtful financial Life Planning with Mindfulness delivers work-life balance to everyone. Mindfulness gives you the ability to recognize where you sacrifice your work-life balance. Life Planning defines the balance you really want and the financial elements needed to secure it. Join this webinar and learn how to design the best of lives for yourself, your employees or your clients that simultaneously maximizes efficiencies at work.
You will learn:
1.How to deliver work-life balance to yourself, your clients and your employees
2.How Mindfulness & Life Planning are key elements to your work-life balance
3.Learn how to begin the process of creating a financial Life Plan to support your work-life balance
4.Strategies for finding more time to support a good work-life balance
Can’t Miss Takeaways - You will:
1.Do the famous GK 3-Questions facilitated by George Kinder
2.See and receive access to a Free consumer Life Planning website
3.Receive a Free “Life Planning for You” book by George Kinder
4.Have access to an audio guide to a daily Mindfulness practice.
Who should attend?
Anyone seeking to improve their personal work-life balance or to help their clients or employees improve their work-life balance.
Monica Ralli, CMO of Hay Group and Archana Singh, CHRO of Hay Group
Discover why brand and culture are two sides of the same coin in professional services, and how to align them to achieve your strategic goals. In this webinar, Monica Ralli CMO and Arch Singh CHRO share how they initiated a transformation effort to renew the organization’s brand and culture, increase employee engagement and accelerate commercial success. By developing a Client Value Proposition and Employee Value Proposition in tandem, Hay Group has created a compelling story on releasing the full people potential of both clients and colleagues that resonates in both the marketplace and the organization. Learn why HR and marketing should work so closely together and how to achieve this in your organization.
Katrina Read, Analytics Client Architect Leader, IBM Analytics
In September 2015, we saw designer shoes, designer handbags, and designer data take to the streets to celebrate Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. Get a sneak peek behind the scenes into the technology used to entice and engage consumers at the event, and how startups and small businesses around the world are now designing with data. Learn how Melbourne City Council, together with IBM:
- Tapped into social media to identify and target key influencers around the event.
- Used social media analytics to engage attendees and visitors to the city.
- Enabled designers, retailers and industry students with the techniques and tools to get started with exploring their own data for insight.
Det er spild af tid at lave kold kanvas til emner, som ikke er klar til dialog. Og du behøver ikke længere gætte dig til dine potentielle kunders behov og interesser. Nu kan du få direkte kendskab til deres digitale adfærd. Og dermed indsigt i, hvad der interesserer dem ved dine produkter.
Brug marketing automation til at pleje og modne dine emner, inden du banker på. Når marketing har kvalificeret og scoret nye leads overdrages de til salg. Det gør sælgere og account managers i stand til at få en relevant dialog med nye kunder.
Mange mindre og mellemstore virksomheder har et stort uudnyttet potentiale i at styre deres leadgenerering intelligent. Når de tilgår deres leadgenerering på en struktureret måde med undersøttelse af Marketing Automation er resultatet en bedre markedsdialog og præcise budskaber. Og det giver bedre synergi med salg.
På dette webinar vil du…
-) Få tips til at komme godt igang med marketing automation – enkelt og effektfuldt.
-) Forstå hvordan du opnår indsigt i dine potentielle kunders interesser.
-) Høre hvordan du prioritererer og kvalificerer leads ved hjælp af lead scoring.
-) Opleve hvordan en kunde klædte sælgerne på til bedre dialog og fik målbart mersalg.
Few people actually calculate the true cost of bad meetings, in fact, the Harvard Business Review discovered:
- 15% of an organization's time is spent in meetings
- 67% of meetings are rated as ineffective
- 92% of people multitask in meetings
- $32 Billion dollars is wasted in bad meetings
The reality is, meetings are still a crucial part of running an effective business. The value of effective meetings saves companies an average $2,600 per employee per year.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to save time + money through the power of Integrated Meetings, we'll show you a process we've taken over 15+ years of research to perfect and refine meetings that you can apply immediately in your company and with your team.
Great communication starts with great listening. And great listening starts with an inner listening called Mindfulness, a simple practice done 10-20 min. a day that makes an average communicator into a great one. Transform hollow interactions into engaged, dynamic relationships by being present and in the moment. Learn why successful organizations all over the world are bringing Mindfulness to the workplace. Developing inner awareness leads to productive relationship building, sharpening crucial skills in management, improving sales & operations at successful firms. Win the trust across the spectrum of those you communicate with, from clients to colleagues, employees to senior management, in every interaction.
You Will Learn:
1.What Mindfulness is & why it is useful in the business world.
2.How this simple practice enhances self-awareness, making one a potent & attentive listener.
3.How to be 100% in the present moment, focused, free of distractions.
4.A 5-phase process that leads to effective communication & deep trust, yielding sustainable professional & personal relationships.
5.How Mindfulness training has been embraced across industries, including health, financial services, technology, government, journalism, entertainment, social services, think tanks, law enforcement, the military & education. (Google, Apple, Aetna, Virgin, Madison Wisconsin Police Dept, Congress, & House of Commons.)
Can’t Miss Takeaway:
•Learn the daily practice of Mindfulness & how it delivers practical benefits.
•Have access to an audio guide to a daily Mindfulness practice.
•Receive a free on-line copy of George Kinder’s book, Transforming Suffering into Wisdom: Mindfulness & The Art of Inner Listening.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who wishes to be more effective in their communication skills, with greater control, clearer focus, more patience, flexibility & skill, greater leadership & access to intuition, values, creativity, & managing stress & difficult emotions with poise.
Jérome Petazzoni, Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
What's Docker? Why is it popular? What are containers? Why and how are they going to drastically improve how we build, ship, and run applications? How to get started with Docker and containers, and leverage them to achieve faster, safer deployments for software stacks big and small?
In this presentation, Jerome Petazzoni wil answer all those questions (and a few more) to give you a clear overview of Docker and containers, as well as a quick bootstrap to get started with this technology.
Mike Bainbridge, IT Blogger and Solutions Architect
From ecommerce platform selection to warehouse, order and product management systems, join ecommerce architect specialist Mike Bainbridge as he gives an overview of key software solutions for retailers.
Christine Crandell with Dan Burkland, Five9 and Matt Zemon, American Support
Five9 and American Support have come together to create more jobs for American veterans and their spouses with the help of cloud technology and a drive to deliver social change.
Join Christine Crandell as she sits down with Dan Burkland, SVP Sales & Business Development at Five9, and Matt Zemon, President & CEO of American Support, to discuss how social responsibility and profitability have aligned in Silicon Valley.
Stephen O'Donnell, CEO, CTO, Tech Analyst and Author
The CIO is faced with reconciling the, apparently, irreconcilable. How does he build a cost effective technology platform that provides business agility, and manages risk?
In this session, Steve O’Donnell explains the critical success factors in achieving that desired outcome, the considered compromises, the strategies and tactical approaches that the CIO will need to adopt to deliver business benefits and keep his stakeholders onside. He will look at the different types of application and how they need to be managed and hosted. Where do we build, where do we buy and where is configuration the right answer? How do we choose between in-house infrastructure, managed cloud services and engineered systems?
Join Stephen for a structured approach to providing a cohesive strategy for IT investment that makes sense, and optimises business outcomes whilst being simple enough to gain business stakeholder buy in and approval.
Jerry Wertelecky, CPA, Fellow HKloD & Managing Director
IT spend has become one of the largest budget line items in companies today. IT organizations worldwide spent over $4 trillion dollars in 2013 alone. Despite the growth in IT spend, many IT organizations do not have the capability to clearly and easily articulate where that spend is going, how it correlates to the services they are delivering or what value the business is realizing from the services.
In order to stay competitive, businesses are seeking ways to optimize and align future IT investment decisions with the strategic direction of the company. By making all of the costs of running IT transparent, IT can change the way business units consume IT resources, drive down total enterprise IT costs and focus on IT spending that delivers real business value.
Welcome Staffing & Recruiting Agency Professionals to Jobscience & Menemsha Group's 3-Part, Sales Productivity Series --- "The Road to Winning More Business."
Part 3: Cold Calling Techniques That Can Take Your Agency To The Finish Line. No Joke.
Cold calling is the lifeblood of the staffing sales rep yet so few find it an effective use of their time.
Proven sales coach for staffing agencies, Dan Fisher of Menemsha Group will dispel the myth around the ineffectiveness of cold calling, and in fact provide a a fresh approach to cold calling that actually yields results.
Key learning experiences:
•Why (and how) you need to do the opposite of what prospects expect from sales people?
•How sales people create objections (and how to stop these behaviors)?
•How to craft a message that cuts through the clutter and will compel the client to engage?
•How to power your recruitment agency CRM with market intelligence so a cold call isn't so cold?
It's often said that retaining customers is a lot easier and cheaper than finding new ones. But how do you put this into practice and use data to your advantage?
In this webinar, DueDil analyst Andrew Warren-Payne will discuss why B2B customer marketing is so important and how you can put a plan into place. He will cover:
-) Setting goals and objectives for B2B customer marketing
-) How to map your customer lifetime journey and plan your communications accordingly
-) How to prioritise your existing customers using first party and third party data for retention and upselling activity
-) How to work together with sales and account managers for maximum effect
Tamsin Fox-Davies, Small Business Evangelist, Constant Contact
Your current customers are not just your best source of repeat orders (and, by the way, repeat customers normally spend more). Your current customers can also help you find NEW customers. They are your “secret salesforce”, and in this engaging session, Small Business Evangelist, Tamsin Fox-Davies, will show you how to find them and activate them.
You can get more of the customers that you really want, by focusing on the good customers that you already have, and Tamsin will share with you exactly how you can make that work for you.
Register now to find out who your secret salesforce are; how to get them to bring you new customers; and the tools and techniques you need to make it happen.
Rebekah Mackay Miller and Paul Mitchell, Joint UK MDs of trnd
Recent studies show people want to develop more meaningful relationships with brands. The rewards for brands who truly collaborate with their customers and involve them at the heart of their marketing are great, with genuine advocacy leading to more sales, increased brand awareness, meaningful customer insights, user generated content and more.
This webinar will share how, by putting your customers centre stage, you can develop the meaningful relationships they seek and work with them to thrive in this brave new era of marketing.
Welcome Staffing & Recruiting Agency Professionals to Jobscience & Menemsha Group's 3-Part, Sales Productivity Series --- "The Road to Winning More Business."
Part 2: Accelerate Past Your Competition By Improving How You Qualify Job Orders.
What if there was a way to shorten your sales cycle from 25 days to 20 days? And imagine if instead of closing two or three job orders out of ten you could close five or even six or seven out of ten job orders? Combined, that would be a significant boost to your sales results, without having to exert additional prospecting time and energy. That is what we call working smart!
Proven sales coach to staffing agencies, Dan Fisher of Menemsha Group will highlight the most important and often most overlooked qualification elements of taking a client requirement.
Key learning experiences include:
•How to establish yourself as an equal peer with your client (& why this is so critical)?
•How you can change the playing field (change the client requirement)?
•How to eliminate latency and avoid a stalled sales cycle?
•How to leverage recruitment agency CRM software to drive consistent practices of taking a job order?
Starting a technology company that services the recruitment industry can be daunting, especially when your have minimal experience in recruitment and technology. This webinar will show you how JobsCrush built two pieces of technology, and went on to grow to 3000 users in 30 days.
Don Charlton, CEO of Jazz, Bianca Ghiselli, Director of Client Services at Namely
The times they are a changin', and the recruiting and HR space is no exception. Join Don Charlton, CEO of Jazz and Bianca Ghiselli, Director of Client Services at Namely on July 8th to:
- Take a look back at the history of HR managers and recruiters
- Examine the role of technology in an ever-changing hiring landscape
- Find your next great hire
- Ensure the high performance of employees
How prepared are you to drive improved performance and revenue? Is your talent ready? How about the entire company? Improving company culture alongside financial performance is the challenge of this decade.
There are countless article, blogs, etc. about employee engagement from OKRs to KPIs. The point? “Ideas are easy, but execution is everything!”
In this webinar, we’ll go beyond the theory of employee engagement and uncover the 4 best practices required to create a high performance culture with tangible things you implement in your organization immediately. Learn how to engage Gen Z, Gen Y, and your entire company.
Like the sands through the LinkedIn feed, so are the days of recruiters lives — with endless references to the latest industry buzzwords: talent management, big data, employment branding and much more. However, no other buzzword has created so much drama and controversy in the industry like — social recruiting
Since being introduced to our vocabulary back in 2003, social recruiting continues to be a hotly contested term. Katrina Collier, social recruiting specialist, and Bennett Sung, social media buddha, add clarity and provide guidelines to the social recruiting conversation stream.
Three key learning experiences include:
#1 Refresher on the differences between personal and professional social networks.
#2 What are the rules of engagement and expected behaviors when connecting with prospected candidates on personal and or professional social sites?
#3 Avoid the broadcast approach: Tips for starting a personalized conversation.