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IBM acquires Silverpop for behavior marketing platform

IBM announced it is buying Silverpop, an Atlanta based company, for it's behavioral marketing platform.
Silverpop logo


Silverpop's behavioral marketing platform enables marketers to take action on customer behaviors in real time, deepen brand loyalty and deliver the perfect customer experience.

Silverpop is a digital marketing software company focused on helping marketers transform the customer experience— increasing engagement and driving revenue. Silverpop makes this possible by using customer data and each individual’s behaviors to inform and drive every interaction in real time  


You can read more at the IBM press release or the Silverpop website.
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    On Tuesday, April 15th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

IBM survey on search in IBM Connections. Go give feedback!

IBM has issued a public survey on how you use search in IBM Connections. It supposedly helps influence the product so the more responses the better.
Image:IBM survey on search in IBM Connections. Go give feedback!

As you can see the survey is very short.  Help them out by taking the search in IBM Connections survey right here

Feel free to ignore this weird question at the end about what generation you identify with. Sounds like another way of asking "how old are you?", which shouldn't make a difference in this type of survey.
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    On Friday, April 11th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

Kramer Reeves says new EOL for 8.5.x extended. And everyone wants cloud?

In a recent blog posting from Kramer Reeves,  Director/Product Management for Messaging and Collaboration, he announced the extension of End of Life (EOL) for 8.5.x support until September 2016. This is good news to give companies even more time to plan upgrades.
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Speaking of companies he goes on to say...   Continue Reading here" Kramer Reeves says new EOL for 8.5.x extended. And everyone wants cloud?" »
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    On Thursday, April 10th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

Acer Iconia A1-830 Android tablet review and setup


The Acer Iconia A1-830 Android tablet proved to be a great entry tablet for everyone during our testing and now continued use. If you are looking for an alternative to the standard iOS tablets, the Acer Iconia A1-830 Android tablet is a great choice.
Acer Iconia A1-830 Android tablet

With a processor upgrade over the 810 model, it moves quick even with numerous applications open in the background thanks to the 1.6 GHz. The ports on the device were all readily accessible and even labeled. Which is non-existent in most other devices. They just presume you know what each port or button does around the outside.
Continue Reading here" Acer Iconia A1-830 Android tablet review and setup" »
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    On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

Great Geek Challenge 2014 replay from IBM Connect 2014


The Great Geek Challenge took place once again at IBM Connect 2014 due to the hard word of Gabriella Davis, Tim Davis and the team. Watch the replay here.

Special thanks to Nerd Girls and all the sponsors that allow this to happen each year.  It is a great FREE event that bends your mind and fills your belly.
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    On Tuesday, April 8th, 2014   by Chris Miller