Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Colorado Telecom and Technology Directory, All The Top Companies To Prospect!




If You haven't checked out Colorado Technology Association yet, call them today! A great way to Network and learn about more companies in your own backyard.


Founded in 1994, the Colorado Technology Association is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the technology industry. Vision The Colorado Technology Association leads the network of companies and professionals fueling Colorado's economy, through technology.

Mission At the Colorado Technology Association, we:
•Lead an inclusive network that benefits our member community
•Advocate for a pro-business and technology-friendly climate
•Influence the development of a robust talent pipeline
•Lead initiatives to help companies grow


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Monday, June 27, 2016

CIO 100 Conference 2016



CIO is proud to recognize 100 organizations that have distinguished ... The full 2016 CIO 100 Symposium & Awards Ceremony agenda can be viewed here.

Top 25 Digital Transformation Award Winners Organizations are constantly looking for ways to improve efficiencies to grow competitive advantage. This two and a half day executive-level symposium focuses on how to develop, implement and capitalize on innovation, through keynotes, sessions, roundtables and briefings facilitated by IT and business experts and the CIO 100 honorees.

In addition, the CIO 100 Symposium takes time to recognize and celebrate the top 100 innovative companies of the year who have been identified by the CIO editorial team. These honorees are recognized during the CIO 100 Awards Ceremony and Gala, which is highly attended by honorees and executive conference participants.



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Monday, June 20, 2016

Satya Nadella and Jeff Weiner on Microsoft Acquiring LinkedIn



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Anthony Iannarino


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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

How To Be Rich..In Life and in Sales!

Last week a reader of my Sunday Newsletter sent an email to ask a single question. That question was, “How do I become rich?” The word rich is used to describe people who have an abundance of money and material wealth. But just like there are multiple forms of intelligence, there are multiple forms of wealth, real wealth being something different from pecuniary wealth. Be

Healthy
Your health is a more important source of wealth than money. You would never trade your eyesight or your hearing for money. You wouldn’t trade your ability to walk and run and drive for money either. You wouldn’t give up the ability to pick up your children or grandchildren and hold them in your arms. Your health is an immeasurable form of wealth, even if you don’t recognize it as such. Be

Wealthy
Being loved and loving others is an immense form of wealth. The more people who truly love you, the richer you are. The number of people you love is another way to measure your real riches. When you die, your banker will not show up to your funeral, nor will your stock broker. Don’t look for these folks if you are ever sick or hospitalized either. You’re looking for the person who is going to sit next to you and hold your hand.

The greatest source of riches is love. Period. Full stop. If you have that, you have what you really need.

Be Wise
One way to measure your real wealth is to weigh your character. Who are you? What do you stand for? What do you fight for? How do you contribute? There are people who cannot sleep at night because they’ve betrayed themselves and others. There is no amount of money that can prevent them from being poor. Who you are matters much more than what you have. It always has, and it always will.

Be Grateful
The truth is that you can only be truly rich when you are truly grateful. And when you are truly grateful, you are already rich.

There is nothing wrong with wanting money and hustling to make as much as you believe you need to be happy. But there are more important things that bring you real wealth that must not be abandoned in pursuit of “being rich,” lest you gain the money and lose your real wealth. Last week a reader of my Sunday Newsletter sent me an email to ask me a single question. That question was, “How do I become rich?” The word rich is used to describe people who have an abundance of money and material wealth. But just like there are multiple forms of intelligence, there are multiple forms of wealth, real wealth being something different from pecuniary wealth.

Article Link
Anthony Iannarino


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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Aftermarket Mobile Accessories Revenue To Top $110B in 2021




ABI Research, the leader in transformative technology innovation market intelligence, forecasts global revenues of aftermarket mobile accessories to top $110 billion in 2021. Aftermarket Bluetooth headsets for smartphones will grow the fastest, in terms of both revenue and shipments, with shipments expected to show a 9% CAGR between 2016 and 2020.

“Bluetooth stereo headset shipments are rising steadily, and Apple’s rumored decision to remove the headphone jack from its new iPhone only further supports our belief that mobile accessory manufacturers will largely focus on Bluetooth audio listening in the near future,” says Marina Lu, Senior Analyst at ABI Research. “Wired headsets are also showing strong growth, as consumers usually have to buy additional headsets for their smartphones.”

Screen protectors, protective cases, and chargers also contribute to growth in aftermarket mobile accessories. Apart from larger touchscreens and higher value smartphones, advanced functionality for screen protectors, including privacy protection, anti-glare, anti-fingerprint, anti-scratch, and higher transmittance, is driving their demand. Vendors also cater to consumers’ desires to personalize their smartphones by developing well-designed protective cases. And new features built-in to these cases, such as wireless charging, memory expansion, and shock-resistant technology, increase their appeal.

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Fierce Mobile IT





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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The 3 Keys To Identifying and Closing Sales Skill Gaps


http://www.spisales.com/3-keys-identifying-closing-sales-skill-gaps/


The Revenue-generating Arm We’re talking about the revenue-generating arm of a company – identifying the closing sales skills gaps should be a top priority.

The companies that do it best, do three things:
1.Define the competencies needed for each sales role through competency models
2.Develop those competencies through role-based development plans
3.Measure skills gaps against those competencies with periodic assessments





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Monday, April 25, 2016

Video Streaming Habits: 65% of TV OTT Viewing is Spent Using Video on Demand



Subscription, transactional or free streaming video services account for 42% of the time that adult video streamers spend in front of television screens at home, according to new video streaming habits research from Adobe Primetime and The Diffusion Group (TDG). Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) accounts for 65% of the time adult video streamers engage with OTT services via home television screens. Free streaming services (FVOD) account for 30% and transactional streaming services (TVOD) 5%, Adobe Primetime marketing director Campbell Foster highlights on Adobe’s Digital CMO blog. ¨Consumers’ video-streaming behavior has fundamentally changed the competitive landscape of the TV industry,¨ Foster elaborates. ¨Media companies now find themselves in a battle for attention, engagement, and audiences. To understand this competitive landscape better, we worked with The Diffusion Group to survey video streamers off all ages.¨

Video Streaming Habits
Drilling down into the SVOD category, Adobe Primetime and TDG found that 82% of adult video streamers subscribe to some type of online subscription video service. Netflix tops the list at 70% use, followed by Amazon Prime at 33% and Hulu Plus at 21%.

Corresponding highlights in the SVOD category include:
• 88% of adult video streamers use free online video services.
• YouTube is by far the most popular free online video service. It is used by 83% of adult video streamers. It is followed by Hulu at 23% and Crackle at 19%.

And for TVOD:
• 34% of adult video streamers use a transactional streaming video service.
• iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon Instant View are the top three transactional streaming video services.

The research partners also looked into TV Everywhere. Key takeaways included:
• 17% of adult video streamers (who also subscribe to pay-TV) engage with their TV provider’s TV Everywhere app, while 12% engage with the TV Everywhere apps provided by TV networks. This is largely consistent with the most recent Adobe Digital Index Video Benchmark research.






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