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Working with Web Notifications using PubNub’s Realtime Data Stream

February 24th, 2015

Notifications are a great way for apps to indicate that they have something to tell you, for example, that you’ve received a new Twitter message. The W3C Web Notifications API allows your web browser to display notifications as well: it is a great way to engage with your users because these notifications can be displayed…

CMSWire Tweet Jam: The Future of Digital Experience #CXMChat

February 23rd, 2015

Providing a great customer experience — piece of cake, right? You may think so, as it’s been the hot topic for years now, but the reality has been a little more elusive. So what new trends are emerging as we tackle the digital experience and what customer experience practices should be retired? Find out at…

Who Wants an Open Data Platform Anyways?

February 23rd, 2015

It turns out that some people do, in fact, want an Open Data Platform. Despite all of the brouhaha that might have gone down last week, first around Pivotal Software’s Data Event and then at Strata and Hadoop World, some of the vendors and companies that have signed onto the Open Data Platform (ODP) initiative are…

5 Predictions About Marketing Technology

February 23rd, 2015

Two decades ago, a spunky little start-up called Netflix indirectly gave a big boost to marketing technology. "This tiny company was spending more than half of its engineering dollars building its own tools in-house for marketing automation," recalled Ashu Garg, general partner at San Francisco, Calif.-based Foundation Capital, an early Netflix investor. "We thought that…

The Million Dollar DevOps Question

February 23rd, 2015

Everyone is trying to define DevOps. Whether it’s a three page white paper or an annotated diagram/model, this is perilous territory as the most vibrant thing in the DevOps movement is its lack of a singular definition (i.e., a litmus test). Instead of asking "What is DevOps?" maybe we should be asking "How do you…

Buyer Beware: Demystifying Open Source Software Licenses

February 23rd, 2015

Not too long ago, acquiring software was pretty easy: gather requirements, meet with vendors to evaluate products, select the winner. Legal review took place late in the process, and the final terms that both customer and vendor could live with were generally agreed to quickly. That was then. This is now.

Do Enterprises Need a Secure Texting App?

February 23rd, 2015

Texting apps like WhatsApp, SnapChat and Viber are all the rage in the consumer space. But what about texting apps for the enterprise? With more companies embracing bring your own device (BYOD), it’s logical to assume there’s a need for a secure enterprise texting solution. As Shaun Smith, technology practice director at Xceed Group, noted, that BYOD has…

Discussion Point: Who Has the Best Digital Marketing Hub?

February 23rd, 2015

Ask someone to define a digital marketing hub and you’re likely to get a broad range of answers. Gartner defines it as "software that spans multiple digital marketing domains (mobile, social and multichannel) to provide integrated access to applications and workflows, adding capabilities such as collaboration, data integration and common analytics." Against those parameters, you’re…

What You Need to Know About Tech Jobs and What They Pay

February 23rd, 2015

There are 6,513,236 tech industry jobs in the US, provided by some 452,303 companies. The tech industry’s payroll is a nice $654 billion, with the average wage clocking in at $100,355, compared to a $49,611 average private sector wage overall. That’s just some of the data in a recently released report from CompTIA, called Cyberstates…

Too Many Apps: The New World of Information Overload

February 23rd, 2015

“Did you see my post on Yammer?” “I didn’t see your comments; didn’t you see my email?” “I knew you wouldn’t see my email, so I sent you a text message … and a WhatsApp message” “I was waiting for your call; didn’t you see my LinkedIn update?” It’s only Monday, but I am already…