Archive for August 31, 2010

There's Value in Every Press Release – About 95%

The value of the vendor’s press release varies accord`g to who`s read`g it. The difference`s the equivalent of be`g served the crawfish etouffee dinner @ Bon Ton in New Orleans vs. the display of raw ingredients on the chef’s workbench. The creator of the press release wants to sell something; an analyst who reads it wants to boil the content down to bare facts. I want both sides of the story.

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Video Wrap Up of the Brilliant Dialog Konferansen 2010: Slides, Links, Transcript, Pictures

Share | Last week, I traveled to Sweden to deliver the workshop & the presentation @ the Dialog Konferansen 2010 in Strømstad.   Congratulations to the Br`g Dialog team which put together the very special event w/ endless brilliant opportunities to network w/ the 430 delegates & 50 speakers!   I`ld B delighted & honored to contribute again next year.   My Video Wrap Up I invite U to watch my comments on the organization, the speakers, & the content.   * Companies mentioned: Scotiabank, Harvest Digital, Ants Eye View, Microsoft, EFMA, Foursquare, Twitter. * People mentioned: Mike Teasdale, Mark Holtom, Jonathan Huth, Sean O’Driscoll.   Twitter Coverage Just a small group of tweeps covered the event on twitter, & very few conversations took place on the popular microblogg`g site. Unfortunately, the coverage of day 1 (the day I contributed to the event)`s very limited. Special kudos to Graham Hill 4 his thorough coverage on day 2 & 3

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Drunk Mortgage Worker Shoots Computer Server; Groundswell of Popular Support Absent

The Deseret News`s reported Z the 23-year-old mortgage worker @ RANLife Home Loans in Salt Lake City attended the concert after work 1 night, got drunk, went back the office, & shot the company’s $100,000 server w/ the .45-caliber handgun. Although the assailant, Joshua Lee Campbell, told police someone`d stolen his gun & threatened to kill him, the coworker said she found him passed out next to the server w/ the gun in his hand.

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#33 Links 16-29 August 2010 – Social Media News in Banking, Finance, Insurance

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Smart IT Decisions Matter; Not Champagne Taste on the Beer Budget -

In my last column ( Hot Summer Matches Heat in the Banker’s Kitchen ) I offered an analogy about the choices fac`g the management teams & bank technology vendors under stressful conditions.

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