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Changing the nature of work: An interview with Jovoto’s Peter Ryder

Since the Industrial Revolution, people have come to have a fixed idea about what a “job” is, but in fact the definition has changed over the centuries. Hundreds of years ago, “job” may have meant becoming an apprentice and then plying a trade, or engaging in farming, or simply signing onto a crew whenever an opportunity arose. The idea of a “job” as selling your daytime hours to a large company, and sitting in a cube alongside hundreds of others, is a relatively new idea, and not a very good one. “Job” should instead, be part of one’s life, evolving…

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NetEnrich’s “Start Easy” Closes the Usability & Management Gap in Unified Communications

Communication and collaboration is at the heart of every company’s success, but the proliferation of tools – including voice, video, messaging, call center apps and more – can cause communication to break down if not managed properly. The resulting management and usability gap keeps many companies from realizing the full potential of Unified Communications and VOIP, due to the constant need for IT to attend to the physical and availability demands that complex and bandwidth-hungry UC places on the infrastructure. NetEnrich’s “Start Easy” Automation Powered Managed Services for Unified Communications allows the potential of UC to be realized, closing the…


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Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce: Enhanced Channel Data Management Suite from Zyme

By Art Smith / Users of Salesforce.com can now elevate their channel program success, drive sales growth, and improve partner satisfaction with accurate and on-time incentive payments, according to channel data management cloud software developer, Zyme. The newly enhanced ChannelView Suite of Channel Data Management (CDM) applications from Zyme is now available on the Salesforce AppExchange for users of Salesforce CRM. This announcement was made at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce 2015 conference in San Francisco. The ChannelView suite of applications from Zyme integrates high-quality channel intelligence and a sophisticated incentives validation engine with Salesforce. The Zyme CDM tools on Salesforce AppExchange are enhanced with Zyme’s…


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Get noticed: MSI offers insight on value of Six Sigma training for professionals

Most recruiters and the companies they serve expect to see a degree in your field, or equally relevant experience that speaks to your skill sets and your know-how. What that resume information doesn’t tell them, though, is how well prepared you are to think, to engage in effective leadership – and to provide real value to the business through process evaluation. A new Executive Insight release from Management and Strategy Institute (MSI) looks at trends in hiring, the value of Six Sigma professional certification, and how candidates can best prepare themselves for the next phase of their careers. “The Real…


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Spacesuits, Salads, School and Stories: Crowdfunding research from Tech Forward

These days, crowdfunding is a first-choice option for an entire range of projects and causes that include everything from the Smithsonian’s effort to protect American astronaut Neil Armstrong’s 1969 moonwalk spacesuit to the infamous potato salad caper of Ohio’s Zach “Danger” Brown – the project that netted more than $55,000 and now has morphed into a potato salad cookbook venture. In between there are more startups, nonprofits and product launches than ever, and there are plenty of headlines. The new crowdfunding site Fig launched with a focus on game development, British tennis star Andy Murray just announced his investments in…


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Cloud Logistics redefines logistics with TMS featuring rapid deployment and low learning curve

To delve into the issues and considerations of how transportation management software integrates with cloud and mobility, we spoke with David Landau, executive vice president at Cloud Logistics. His responsibilities include sales and marketing leadership and business development strategy. Prior to joining Cloud Logistics, David spent 19 years at Manhattan Associates including in leadership positions in product management, marketing, sales, and research and development. He is a frequent speaker at supply chain events and is regularly quoted on industry-specific topics. David holds a Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and materials science from Duke University. The limitations and constraints companies have…