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CRM Providers and the Cobbler's Children

by Michael Maoz  |  March 5, 2015

If you are feeling subversive while creating an RFP for a CRM vendor, visit their website and try out the CRM features that are baked into their site. In theory...

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Digital Humanism and the Necker Cube.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 4, 2015

Everyone who has had a bad fever, sat at a Department of Motor Vehicles, dropped acid, or owned a pet knows that ‘reality’ is a very relative and porous term....

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Enterprise Information and Master Data Management (MDM) Summit Q&A

by Andrew White  |  February 7, 2015

We have in hand a number of questions from attendees from last year’s summit that were handed in at the closing keynote.  We have also received questions from those inquiring...

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All of the marketing offers that never came, and some that did….

by Michael Maoz  |  January 23, 2015

Absorb the lesson of the Theseus Ship and you have all of the tools to advise the Marketing team when they ask IT help to create great customer experiences. None...

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Customer Service is the God Particle.

by Michael Maoz  |  January 13, 2015

The official 2015 Customer Engagement Center Magic Quadrant kicks off in another week, though it is more de jure than de facto, as it a living creature that updates from...

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CIOs can be supply specialists or maestros of innovation. Who are you?

by Michael Maoz  |  January 8, 2015

In the military, one of the more interesting jobs is the supply specialist who keeps the armory and warehouses stocked. These wonderful folks, usually infectiously enthusiastic and salty of tongue, are...

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Optimizing Budget and Contract Terms for Salesforce.com

by Robert Desisto  |  January 7, 2015

Gartner has recently published two important research best practice frameworks that will help procurement professionals, and IT supporting sales and service professionals negotiate salesforce.com contracts, and select the most cost...

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Why data mining resembles handing a child a scalpel.

by Michael Maoz  |  January 6, 2015

One of the recurring jokes that gets a laugh regardless of the times heard is from George Carlin: "I put a dollar in a change machine. Nothing changed." With advanced...

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Why didn't you say that in the first place? The CIO needs Google Translate for CRM.

by Michael Maoz  |  December 10, 2014

My colleagues and I just released a new piece of research that we titled, "Nine CRM Projects to do Right Now for Customer Service (if you are a Gartner client...

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Gartner Releases 2015 CRM Sales Predicts

by Robert Desisto  |  December 9, 2014

Gartner just released its CRM Sales predictions for 2015.  The predicts report provides insight into how IT leaders can boost the adoption of sales force automation through mobility and gain a...

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