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IBM (@IBM), Twitter (@twitter) data deal will help Indian firms cut costs #Press #Media @BW

The International Business Machine Corp. (IBM) move to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services will especially help mid-sized Indian firms reduce capital expenditure when investing in social, mobility, cloud and analytics (SMAC) technologies, say experts, while helping IBM strengthen its SMAC service offerings to clients worldwide.

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IBM (IBM), Twitter (@twitter) data deal will help Indian firms cut costs #Press #Media @Mint

The International Business Machine Corp. (IBM) move to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services will especially help mid-sized Indian firms reduce capital expenditure when investing in social, mobility, cloud and analytics (SMAC) technologies, say experts, while helping IBM strengthen its SMAC service offerings to clients worldwide.
On 15 July, IBM had announced an exclusive partnership with Apple Inc. to introduce a new class of business apps, bringing IBM’s big data and analytics capabilities to the iPhone and iPad in a bid to capture the enterprise mobility market.

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The Social CIO #Press #Media

Enterprise technology decision makers are increasingly leveraging social network and technologies to foster growth in their organisations.

Social technologies are playing a major role in fostering growth among organisations and enterprise technology decision makers are leveraging social networks in numerous innovative ways. There are some key verticals like BFSI, telecom, retail and hospitality which is using social technologies to reach out to their customers. Interacting with the customers on a regular basis allows enterprises to know their requirements and this helps in coming up with offers or products that are liked by the customers.

According to Atul Nigam, CIO, Micromax India, “Social platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Linkden allows us to reach our customers and get to know what are their requirements. CIOs can play a major role in providing apt business analytics to identify a specific trend and that helps in coming up with offers/promotions which customers can relate to. Our company has seen tremendous growth in the last five to six years and for us to sustain this growth rate, we need to know our customers better and social technologies plays an integral role in identifying this.”

Enterprise technology decision makers are leveraging social technologies to provide analytical insights about consumers. This in turn is helping enterprises to be more customer-friendly and focussed in their approach.

According to Sanchit Vir Gogia, Chief Analyst and CEO, Greyhound Research, IT organizations are struggling to deal with the invasion of multiple consumer-driven social technologies inside corporate firewalls. Employees continue to use these tools — with or without IT’s knowledge and approval — to help them improve their performance and do their work more efficiently. Employee adoption is catalysing many companies in Asia Pacific to proactively use (or at least plan to use) social tools as part of their IT setup, giving users the choice to adopt new tools to improve productivity and hence improve employee satisfaction.

CIOs across verticals agree that social analytics can play a key role in enhancing customer experience.

According to KK Chaudhary, CIO, Lanco Infratech, “I vouch for social analytics and I have witnessed many of my peers helping out their marketing team in getting to know different aspects of customer behaviour. Although, we are into power and do not need to interact with our customers via social medium, but I feel there are many verticals where one needs to interact directly to the customers and social technologies helps a lot of achieving this feat. At Lanco, we use internal social tool which helps in connecting with the employees and also makes them updated with the new developments in the organisation.”

Source: CIO & Leader

Time For Social Media Users To Grow #Press #Media #LightReading

Is social media a boon or a bane? This is one of the most challenging questions that many of us have faced in recent times. The answer may be different to each of us, based on our own perspectives and usage behaviors.

While the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have changed the way we communicate and has also pushed the data growth for telcos, it has also revealed a lot about individuals’ personalities and preferences, thus providing companies the opportunity to shape their marketing strategies, though not without risking users’ privacy.

For marketers, social media has proved to be an effective tool to engage with their target customers, with brand managers leveraging it for promoting their products and services and getting direct feedback as well. Many organizations and internet companies like Google are aggressively utilizing tools like business analytics and business intelligence to understand the interest of consumers for placing intelligent ads based on users’ interest areas.

As a flip-side to marketers, social media engines could also spawn negative publicity, if products are flawed or customer services are not up to the mark or the company gives a controversial statement.

The technology behind social media has become so big that one can neither ignore it nor afford to completely rely on it. Back in 2008, US president Barack Obama’s successful political campaign on social media was touted as a strong example of the impact these collaboration tools could have.

In India, a leading politician had to apologize post his disturbing statements on country’s state of poverty, largely because of the public outrage on Twitter and Facebook. Such is the growing power of this new-age media.

In India, the telecom technologies like 3G and 4G are further fuelling the growth of social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. More and more people are glued to social media to interact and communicate with each other on the move, through their mobile phones.  Moreover, social media is considered to be a major driver of data growth in the country.

While tools like Twitter are widely used as a medium to follow celebrities, favorite brands, companies and talk about them in quick mode, Facebook is considered to be more personal is being majorly utilized to showcase personal achievements, photographs, thoughts and personal sentiments. On the other side, professional networking tools like LinkedIn are used to seek professional guidance, look for networking within the particular group and to explore job and career opportunities.

Revealing More Than What You Can See

In one of my recent interactions with a top executive of a leading company, I was told that many companies have started analyzing social media behavior of their employees while doing appraisals. It has helped HR managers and senior leaders to identify your behavior, attitude and overall personality that may help them to access leadership and productivity skills.

A recent study from Media Effects Research Laboratory reveals how users’ behaviors and profiles on various social media channels can give clue to feelings of users’ self-esteem and self-determination. That’s scary, isn’t it? It is like without your knowledge, someone guessing about your wealth and assets.

Also, marketers are cleverly capturing users’ day-to-day data to analyze customers’ preferences without even letting them know.

While a lot of security promises are being made by every social networking site, as a consumer you cannot guarantee that the privacy won’t be compromised. In some cases, even employees unintentionally share sensitive information through these channels that can be leveraged by competitors or cyber criminals.

“It’s a double edged sword. It’s very easy to cross the line between good and bad. While social media can be a great tool if used in a rational way, it may result into unwarranted troubles, if you fail to understand the best way it should be used,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, ‎Founder & Group CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group.

In future, we can expect social media playing a vital role in tracking brands’ history of brand positioning, customers’ reactions on that and marketers using paid channels on social media for boosting their image. Some brands may explore the possibility of blocking the social media entirely due to excessive negative publicity. For consumers, it would be critical to understand the benefits and disadvantages of sharing something instantly on social media.

Source: LightReading

Time For Social Media Users To Grow #Press #Media #LightReading

Is social media a boon or a bane? This is one of the most challenging questions that many of us have faced in recent times. The answer may be different to each of us, based on our own perspectives and usage behaviors.

While the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have changed the way we communicate and has also pushed the data growth for telcos, it has also revealed a lot about individuals’ personalities and preferences, thus providing companies the opportunity to shape their marketing strategies, though not without risking users’ privacy.

For marketers, social media has proved to be an effective tool to engage with their target customers, with brand managers leveraging it for promoting their products and services and getting direct feedback as well. Many organizations and internet companies like Google are aggressively utilizing tools like business analytics and business intelligence to understand the interest of consumers for placing intelligent ads based on users’ interest areas.

As a flip-side to marketers, social media engines could also spawn negative publicity, if products are flawed or customer services are not up to the mark or the company gives a controversial statement.

The technology behind social media has become so big that one can neither ignore it nor afford to completely rely on it. Back in 2008, US president Barack Obama’s successful political campaign on social media was touted as a strong example of the impact these collaboration tools could have.

In India, a leading politician had to apologize post his disturbing statements on country’s state of poverty, largely because of the public outrage on Twitter and Facebook. Such is the growing power of this new-age media.

In India, the telecom technologies like 3G and 4G are further fuelling the growth of social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. More and more people are glued to social media to interact and communicate with each other on the move, through their mobile phones.  Moreover, social media is considered to be a major driver of data growth in the country.

While tools like Twitter are widely used as a medium to follow celebrities, favorite brands, companies and talk about them in quick mode, Facebook is considered to be more personal is being majorly utilized to showcase personal achievements, photographs, thoughts and personal sentiments. On the other side, professional networking tools like LinkedIn are used to seek professional guidance, look for networking within the particular group and to explore job and career opportunities.

Revealing More Than What You Can See

In one of my recent interactions with a top executive of a leading company, I was told that many companies have started analyzing social media behavior of their employees while doing appraisals. It has helped HR managers and senior leaders to identify your behavior, attitude and overall personality that may help them to access leadership and productivity skills.

A recent study from Media Effects Research Laboratory reveals how users’ behaviors and profiles on various social media channels can give clue to feelings of users’ self-esteem and self-determination. That’s scary, isn’t it? It is like without your knowledge, someone guessing about your wealth and assets.

Also, marketers are cleverly capturing users’ day-to-day data to analyze customers’ preferences without even letting them know.  

While a lot of security promises are being made by every social networking site, as a consumer you cannot guarantee that the privacy won’t be compromised. In some cases, even employees unintentionally share sensitive information through these channels that can be leveraged by competitors or cyber criminals.

“It’s a double edged sword. It’s very easy to cross the line between good and bad. While social media can be a great tool if used in a rational way, it may result into unwarranted troubles, if you fail to understand the best way it should be used,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, ‎Founder & Group CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group.

In future, we can expect social media playing a vital role in tracking brands’ history of brand positioning, customers’ reactions on that and marketers using paid channels on social media for boosting their image. Some brands may explore the possibility of blocking the social media entirely due to excessive negative publicity. For consumers, it would be critical to understand the benefits and disadvantages of sharing something instantly on social media.

Source: LightReading

Time For Social Media Users To Grow #Press #Media #LightReading

Is social media a boon or a bane? This is one of the most challenging questions that many of us have faced in recent times. The answer may be different to each of us, based on our own perspectives and usage behaviors.

While the social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have changed the way we communicate and has also pushed the data growth for telcos, it has also revealed a lot about individuals’ personalities and preferences, thus providing companies the opportunity to shape their marketing strategies, though not without risking users’ privacy.

For marketers, social media has proved to be an effective tool to engage with their target customers, with brand managers leveraging it for promoting their products and services and getting direct feedback as well. Many organizations and internet companies like Google are aggressively utilizing tools like business analytics and business intelligence to understand the interest of consumers for placing intelligent ads based on users’ interest areas.

As a flip-side to marketers, social media engines could also spawn negative publicity, if products are flawed or customer services are not up to the mark or the company gives a controversial statement.

The technology behind social media has become so big that one can neither ignore it nor afford to completely rely on it. Back in 2008, US president Barack Obama’s successful political campaign on social media was touted as a strong example of the impact these collaboration tools could have.

In India, a leading politician had to apologize post his disturbing statements on country’s state of poverty, largely because of the public outrage on Twitter and Facebook. Such is the growing power of this new-age media.

In India, the telecom technologies like 3G and 4G are further fuelling the growth of social media channels like Facebook and Twitter. More and more people are glued to social media to interact and communicate with each other on the move, through their mobile phones.  Moreover, social media is considered to be a major driver of data growth in the country.

While tools like Twitter are widely used as a medium to follow celebrities, favorite brands, companies and talk about them in quick mode, Facebook is considered to be more personal is being majorly utilized to showcase personal achievements, photographs, thoughts and personal sentiments. On the other side, professional networking tools like LinkedIn are used to seek professional guidance, look for networking within the particular group and to explore job and career opportunities.

Revealing More Than What You Can See

In one of my recent interactions with a top executive of a leading company, I was told that many companies have started analyzing social media behavior of their employees while doing appraisals. It has helped HR managers and senior leaders to identify your behavior, attitude and overall personality that may help them to access leadership and productivity skills.

A recent study from Media Effects Research Laboratory reveals how users’ behaviors and profiles on various social media channels can give clue to feelings of users’ self-esteem and self-determination. That’s scary, isn’t it? It is like without your knowledge, someone guessing about your wealth and assets.

Also, marketers are cleverly capturing users’ day-to-day data to analyze customers’ preferences without even letting them know.

While a lot of security promises are being made by every social networking site, as a consumer you cannot guarantee that the privacy won’t be compromised. In some cases, even employees unintentionally share sensitive information through these channels that can be leveraged by competitors or cyber criminals.

“It’s a double edged sword. It’s very easy to cross the line between good and bad. While social media can be a great tool if used in a rational way, it may result into unwarranted troubles, if you fail to understand the best way it should be used,” says Sanchit Vir Gogia, ‎Founder & Group CEO, Greyhound Knowledge Group.

In future, we can expect social media playing a vital role in tracking brands’ history of brand positioning, customers’ reactions on that and marketers using paid channels on social media for boosting their image. Some brands may explore the possibility of blocking the social media entirely due to excessive negative publicity. For consumers, it would be critical to understand the benefits and disadvantages of sharing something instantly on social media.

Source: LightReading