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Understanding the Changes Needed for Performance Management

By Agile Payments News on Apr 27, 2015 10:05:02 AM

Mathew French weighs in on how the need for performance management is changing the face of how Human Resources departments must operate. In reality, there has to be a change. For many managers, the perception of HR is that it operates largely as an administration function. It handles payroll, benefits, processing employees in and out of the company etc. In so many words, HR is a necessary evil. For employees, the perception of HR is that, either direct or vicariously, once HR is gets involved with any issue the solution will not be in favor of the employee.

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Adallom and Salesforce Combine to Protect Against Threats

By Agile Payments News on Apr 26, 2015 10:33:29 AM

Amir Haramaty shares the scoop on Adallom for Salesforce. Adallom is proven cloud security and Salesforces is a customer relationship management, CRM, application that helps companies track and manage employee success. Unfortunately, we live in a world where data breaches are now always from an outside source. Employees, in general, will always have a challenge with management peering over their shoulders. Those employees will have to find a way to adjust, since protecting sensitive data requires a specific set of protocols to be enacted.

Topics: SaaS Chatter
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Why You Should Hire People That Are Smarter Than You

By Agile Payments on Apr 25, 2015 10:29:01 AM

Karol Zielinski puts it on the line and reminds business owners and managers
that it’s okay to hire someone smarter than yourself. I’m willing to bet
what he really means is that it’s important to hire capable people. You
have to give someone credit for having the smarts, drive or experience to
start a company. Having said that, smart people can help you solve business
problems.

Topics: SaaS Chatter
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More jobs for developers from the Internet of Things

By Agile Payments News on Apr 25, 2015 9:01:37 AM

The Internet of Things promises to be a job bonanza for developers, and coders can expect plenty of work at very good pay, according to Michael Rasalan, a director at California-based developer research company Evans Data Corp.

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Future Forecast for Cloud Computing and Market Estimates

By Agile Payments News on Apr 24, 2015 10:51:46 AM

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Compare the Cloud CTO On 10 Data Centers in The UK Going Global

By Agile Payments News on Apr 23, 2015 10:07:43 AM

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Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips - CloudTweaks News

By Agile Payments News on Apr 18, 2015 12:55:34 PM

Simple And Recommended SaaS Security Tips
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After SaaS: Opportunities for Next-Gen CRM - Huffington Post

By Agile Payments News on Apr 18, 2015 8:15:35 AM


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The Seven Steps to Cost Savings

By Agile Payments News on Apr 16, 2015 3:14:14 AM

Back in 2011, the U.S. Department of Treasury mandated the implementation of electronic invoicing in support of President Barack Obama’s campaign to cut waste. In the case of the federal government, this executive order reduced the cost of invoicing by as much as 50 percent, or roughly $450 million per year.

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The Heavy Hitters Step Up to the Plate – SaaS Marketing Essentials

By Agile Payments News on Apr 15, 2015 7:59:50 AM

As SaaS marketers know, trust is a key factor in running a successful business. Getting customers to sign up for a Free Trial of your software may, at first, be the result of a strong indoctrination process that gets prospects to know, like, and trust your product. It’s trust that makes buying a product or service easier. Sometimes trust is required to even get prospects to sign up for the Free Trial.

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Tips for College Graduates

By Agile Payments News on Apr 14, 2015 8:08:47 AM

New innovations revitalize the field of business. They multiply the reach of the typical business by allowing one individual to significantly expand his or her reach.

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WordPress Plugins

By Agile Payments News on Apr 14, 2015 7:21:47 AM

If you’re interested in learning more about how to beef up your knowledge about building WordPress plugins, Phil Derksen offers some keen insights. There are some great links to learning resources and developers tools that are sure to come in handy. Those plugins will allow you to customize, modify or enhance your site. Plugins are brilliant because they allow you to avoid having to change your site’s core programming.

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Startup Spending

By Agile Payments News on Apr 13, 2015 8:35:35 AM

It’s easier than one would think for tech companies to overspend at the initial startup stage. Bright minds who dream of unlimited possibilities can cause things to go south in a hurry. Millions of dollars can be wasted in the blink of an eye. A lot of what happened to in the Internet Bubble years lurks just around the corner. Staffing the company with “big hitters” from outside companies and paying them exuberant salaries could be the quicksand of today’s tech market.

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Time Management Software

By Agile Payments News on Apr 10, 2015 8:12:25 AM

Technology advances in such ways that reliable technology gets replaced by more efficient technology. Software like Microsoft Access was once the main software that many businesses used to track sales, customer information and countless other things before it was replaced by platforms that could handle this with little setup.

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SaaS Marketing

By Agile Payments News on Apr 10, 2015 8:06:48 AM

Alex Cohen drives home the difference between SaaS marketing and other forms of offline and online marketing. Marketing has always been about the product and satisfying the customer’s needs. However, SaaS marketing deals with a whole new set of complex variables. Among the most important variables is trust. Can customers trust both the product and the company whose job it is to keep them safe?

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Harnessing Wordpress

By Agile Payments News on Apr 9, 2015 8:05:09 AM

WordPress is one of the most popular back-ends for websites to use. Some estimates say that nearly 19% of all websites use WordPress.

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Active or Passive Marketing

By Agile Payments News on Apr 8, 2015 8:10:10 AM

As technology evolves and Internet-based applications become more interactive with users, the most effective methods of marketing become active rather than passive. This change has forced businesses to rethink the very way that they market to even their most established consumer bases.

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Customer Experience

By Agile Payments News on Apr 7, 2015 8:00:38 AM

"Is Your Customer Experience Technology Helpful or Creepy?" by Jeannie Walters serves as a brief, but invaluable, wake up call for those in business and business owners to take responsibility for their customer
experience technology. The article outlines the role of technology at SXSW and then segues into a slideshow, which emphasizes different points to consider in evaluating your customer experience technology. The slideshow equally emphasizes the need for transparency and the need to appeal in regards to customer service. By utilizing statistics, outlines, and quotes, Walters drives home the need for transparency regarding customer privacy and information. Furthermore, using the same techniques, she explains the need for customer service technology that is trendy and not just a novelty.

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Hidden Costs

By Agile Payments News on Apr 3, 2015 11:00:25 AM

There's plenty of visible and hidden costs when it comes to running a business, but one of the most threatening ones tends to be the cost of fighting internal threats. These are the types of unseen attacks that can
ravage your business, annoy your employees, and eat away at your profits.

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Analyzing your customers

By Gene Krause on Mar 26, 2015 8:15:12 AM

 

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Customer early warning systems

By Gene Krause on Mar 26, 2015 8:00:14 AM

Amanda Saunders reminds marketers how important it is to put an early warning system in place to put out potential fires that might result from ignoring your customer’s needs. Every customer need unmet is a threat to a potential up-sell. Data-driven alerts permit you to become far more proactive in managing your customers. Your customer-facing team is valuable, but their feedback can sometimes be anecdotal and predictable.

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Challenges with sales reps

By Gene Krause on Mar 24, 2015 8:00:48 AM

There’s a lot of pressure put on sales reps to produce. It’s a tough game that often produces quick burnout. To make things even worse, many sales reps arrive at work each day with the fear they’re only as “good” as their last sale. Sam Laber shares some excellent suggestions about what managers and sales development reps can each do to make life bearable in the trenches.

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Where employees spend their time on the Web

By Gene Krause on Mar 23, 2015 8:15:30 AM

At a glance, Liam McIvor Martin has provided the world with some critical information about how and where employees spend their time on the Web. Keep in mind that the keyword is ‘employees’. What it may indicate is that the most used website (Google Docs) and the most used app (Skype) are tools that people use to communicate fast and effectively. They’re also free, and that’s good. These are tools that are not likely to be replaced because they’re basic without all the bells and whistles that can distract a person.

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Why creating buyer personas are good for business

By Gene Krause on Mar 19, 2015 2:00:38 PM

 

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Duplicate content on LinkedIn

By Gene Krause on Mar 19, 2015 2:00:29 PM

 

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