Move Over, Silicon Valley: Utah Has Arrived

There's a reason HBO called its TV-series parody of startup culture Silicon Valley and not Utah. Silicon Valley, in every sense, is still where it's at, if the "it" in question is a preponderance of venture-capital-backed tech startups. Take, for example, these VC stats, courtesy of the Associated Press. The dollar amounts indicate VC funds invested in tech startups in the first nine months of 2014: 1. San Francisco, $9.32 billion, 506 deals 2. San Jose, California (Silicon Valley), $3.78 billion, 237 deals 3. New York, $3.05 billion, 272 deals 4. Boston, $1.05 billion, 158 deals 5. Los Angeles-Long Beach,...

Utah County is Ground Zero for the State’s Burgeoning Tech Sector

Decades before the current crop of home-grown entrepreneurs in Utah Valley graced the state’s Silicon Slopes, Utah County was home to two of the three largest software companies in the world: Novell and WordPerfect. That was in 1985. Now, more than a quarter century after those companies’ hay days, Utah County is still producing tech giants. In fact, the county has become the epicenter of the state’s technology sector. But exactly how has Utah County’s tech community become such a force to be reckoned with? And how does it consistently give birth to multi-million dollar and billion-dollar companies? ...

Effective Student Marketing Offers Advice to Higher Education Presidents and CEOs in Recent Career Education Review Article

Andy Kelley, president of Effective Student Marketing, recently offered his expert advice to postsecondary education CEOs in Leading by Example: Why it is Imperative for Higher Ed CEOs to get Active on Social Media. The article appeared in Career Education Review, a journal providing education leaders with in-depth information they can use to remain competitive in today’s education arena. In it, Kelley first lays a strong foundation for the use of social media as a powerful marketing tool in higher education. He then builds a case as to why school leaders should personally get on social media sites like Facebook,...

Here Are The Favorite Books Of Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, And More Read more

Jeff Bezos has had plenty of literary exposure as CEO of Amazon. But would you have guessed one of his favorite books is Madeline L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time"? CEOs from Bill Gates to Elon Musk have some favorite novels on their bookshelves that you may not have predicted. A new infographic from business intelligence and analytics platform Domo and business management website CEO.com breaks down top CEOs' favorite books, revealing a few quirky picks far from the realm of business and economics. Check out which CEO is a fan of Charles Dickens and whose favorite book is by J....

22 Top CEOs Reveal Their Favorite Books

Just as the books U.S. presidents read shape their time in office, so do the titles that CEOs read during their tenure. Some reach for the classics like The Catcher in the Rye. Others go for the quirky, such as The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Then there are those CEOs that read books about other CEOs. For more recommendations, check out this visual reading list created by Domo and CEO.com. ...

22 CEOs' favourite books - ft. Jobs, Branson & Buffett

Need a booklist to give out to relatives before they fill your stocking with Mills & Boon again? You could do worse than check out this list compiled by CEO.com and business software company Domo of 22 (mainly American) CEO and company founders' favourite books, featuring everyone from Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Yahoo's Marissa Mayer to Apple bosses past and present. Happy reading y'all. ...

What Richard Branson, Larry Page, Elon Musk and Other Mega-Successful CEOs Are Reading

Jeff Bezos has had plenty of literary exposure as CEO of Amazon. But would you have guessed one of his favorite books is Madeline L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time? CEOs from Bill Gates to Elon Musk have some favorite novels on their bookshelves that you may not have predicted. A new infographic from business intelligence and analytics platform Domo and business management website CEO.com breaks down top CEOs' favorite books, revealing a few quirky picks far from the realm of business and economics. ...

The Top 100 Enterprise Analytics Startups Of 2014

With the potential of removing legacy IT silos and freeing up valuable data to gain greater insights into their operations, enterprises continue to invest heavily in analytics. Providing powerful analytics tools to business analysts who can get to work immediately on complex challenges instead of having to wait for ITs’ often over-committed resources is also driving analytics market growth. The better a business unit or division gets at understanding their own business, the faster they change their future. ...

Top Ten Most Funded Big Data Startups October 2014

These are the top ten most-funded startups in the big data space: 1. Cloudera - $1,040 million (Hadoop-based software, services and training) 2. Palantir - $950 million (Analytics applications) 3. Domo - $250 million (Business intelligence SaaS platform) 4. Hortonworks - $248 million (Hadoop-based software, services and training) 5. MongoDB - $231 million (Document-oriented database) 6. Mu Sigma - $208 million (Data-Science-as-a-Service) 7. DataStax - $190 million (Cassandra-based big data platform) 8. MapR - $174 million (Hadoop-based software, services and training) 9. Opera Solutions - $114 (Data-Science-as-a-Service) 10. Guavus - $107 (Operations intelligence platform)

Sales Processes and Tools Must Adapt to Customer Behavior

Imagine Willy Loman in the real-life world of sales today. It's hard for folks who've been in the sales game for a while. Customer behavior has changed and is changing even faster as new technology is integrated into all facets of life. Most consumers do not include salespeople in their decision-making process and reach out to them only to complete transactions. If a buyer doesn't find you when doing information searches on the Web, isn't referred to you by colleagues/family/friends, or doesn't find reviews of your service on a recommendation/review site, you run the risk of being completely cut out...
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