The Future Of B2B Mobile Enterprise Services

Forrester IT

Business-to-business (B2B) ecosystems facilitate the continuous exchange of information and collaboration. Mobility will be a central enabler for these B2B digital ecosystems. Read more Categories: #B2B. B2B customer experience.

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Trust Must Be The Foundation Of Your B2B Digital Ecosystem

Forrester IT

As the foundation of your B2B digital ecosystem, trust has a significant impact on your bottom line as: Read more Categories: B2B. B2B CIO culture digital ecosystems identities trust values

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Ascent B2B IT Forum – CX in the Age of Innovation: The Convergence of Digital & Physical

The Investing Edge

Last week, we hosted our 10th B2B IT Forum where we explored customer experience in the age of innovation.

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B2B IT Forum: How Cybersecurity is being handled today and a look ahead

The Investing Edge

Events Ascent B2B IT Forum B2B IT Forum cloud CloudLock cybersecurity IT Forum SecurityWith all companies now targets of cyber-attacks, and the average cost of a successful attack rising to $4 million, the demand for security talent is at an all-time high.

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Ascent B2B IT Forum: The Paradigm of Security: Turning Cyber Threat into Opportunity

The Investing Edge

Events B2B IT Forum CIO cybersecurity Enterprise IT SecurityThe modern security landscape is becoming a competitive arms race between cyber-attackers and defenders.

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The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 1

The Investing Edge

The combination of Cloud and mobile is responsible for delivering next generation cloud-based solutions for B2B applications (and far beyond). Stay tuned for The Combination of Cloud & Mobile and its Grip on B2B Automation – Part 2.

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Ascent B2B IT Forum – Next-Gen Enterprise Tech: How AR & VR are Pushing New Boundaries

The Investing Edge

Last week, Ascent hosted our 9th B2B IT Forum on AR and VR as it makes its way from obscurity to mainstream. 2 016 marked the year that augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) made it out of research and development labs and became a consumerized – and widely recognized – technology.

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Announcing the October B2B IT Forum on the Internet of Things

The Investing Edge

Our next B2B IT Forum on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 will outline the current state of the IoT market and will discuss the near-term opportunities for innovative companies to embrace IoT across various industry segments. Please register to attend the B2B IT Forum here: [link].

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Ascent B2B IT Forum – Machine Learning: How Artificial Intelligence is Invading the Enterprise

The Investing Edge

On Tuesday night at our B2B IT Forum on machine learning, our moderator, BBJ executive editor Doug Banks, began by asking our panelists from Nara Logics , Luminoso , Zaius , and RapidMiner , a simple question: what’s the difference between machine learning and AI?

Winning the New Enterprise Sales Game: This Week’s B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

We are very pleased that our second B2B Enterprise IT Forum was so well received. Advice Events News Software & SaaS American Tower Ascent Venture Partners B2B Fall IT Forum Hubspot Microsoft NERD Center Onaro Staples vKernel

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Next B2B IT Forum – The Shift to the Cloud: Disrupting Legacy Industries

The Investing Edge

For those curious about how leveraging the cloud could transform their industry, we will host our fifth B2B IT Forum, “ The Shift to the Cloud: Disrupting Legacy Industries ” on Wednesday, February 26 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass.

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B2B IT Forum: How the Cloud Enables Legacy Market Disruption

The Investing Edge

Cloud Business Services Events B2B IT Forum cloud cloud security Executives from Hailo, Invaluable, CustomMade and HubCast shared stories and insight regarding how their companies are transforming legacy markets.

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The Data Digest: Get Inside The Mind Of Your Changing B2B Tech Buyer

Forrester IT

Technology has become the foundation for nearly every customer experience, enabling companies to provide new sources of value to customers with each interaction. It's no surprise, then, that business leaders are shifting their mindset and their approach to technology. Specifically, tech-empowered customers and their rising expectations have led to changes in: Business priorities and areas for improvement. Who is involved in the decision-making process for tech purchases.

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Platforms Are The Foundation For New Value Creation

Forrester IT

Business and technology leaders need to prepare to platform dynamics for several reasons: Read more Categories: B2B. B2B CIO platforms value creation

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Forrester’s First CPQ Wave Addresses The Tech Needs Of The Empowered Buyer

Forrester IT

If you're in a B2B environment, you've undoubtedly noticed the changing behaviors of your customers in recent years. These vendors do the most to address the rising, empowered B2B buyer. Read more Categories: B2B. Application Development B2B CPQ CRM Configure Price Quote SFA Wave salesAs a result, technologies have shifted their focus to get closer to the customer and I'm not talking about just CRM or SFA.

Announcing the Second B2B IT Forum – “Cracking the Code in Enterprise Sales”

The Investing Edge

In June we hosted the inaugural B2B IT Forum, a new event series that focuses exclusively on rapidly emerging enterprise IT technologies.

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Loose Lips Sink M&A Ships

Forrester IT

Read more Categories: #B2B. B2B EFSS Enterprise Architecture VDR collaboration email content security secure deal room virtual data roomCompanies look for merger & acquisitions opportunities to boost their growth. But when confidential information gets exposed, it throws a monkeywrench into their confidential assessments, strategies and negotiations. Recent news proves this once again.

Next B2B IT Forum – Data Analytics: Making It Real

The Investing Edge

For those companies grappling with embracing a more data-driven philosophy, we will host our fourth B2B IT Forum, “ Data Analytics: Making It Real ” on Monday, September 23 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, Mass.

Experts Tackle Enterprise Mobility at Latest B2B IT Forum

The Investing Edge

we had well over 100 folks at our most recent B2B IT Forum, and the feedback has been universally positive. Despite the monumental traffic on Tuesday night (where did that come from?!?),

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Want to change the world? ‘Secure’ the Next Killer App in IoT

The Investing Edge

It was the first of many topics of discussion at the Ascent B2B IT Forum in Cambridge on Tuesday night. Events Internet of Things Ascent B2B IT Forum Entrepreneurs events internet of things IoT startups “What’s the next killer app in the Internet of Things?”.

Mobile App Development in the Enterprise: What’s Next?

The Investing Edge

For those companies grappling with app development, management, security, and more, we will host our third B2B IT Forum, “The New Mobile Reality: App Strategies for the Enterprise,” on Tuesday, March 12 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Mass.

Big Data is Big Hype, but Data Analytics Delivers

The Investing Edge

While the media has often focused on the concepts and created a lot of hype around “big data,” we felt it was time for a B2B Forum focused on what emerging leaders in the application of data analytics are actually doing today.

Is "Mobile Approval" An Oxymoron?

Forrester IT

B2B ecommerce. mobileapps B2B ecommerce Finance P2P Sourcing and Vendor Mgt Transaction Approval eProcurement process automation purchasingI've recently been studying what a customer-obsessed operating model means for Purchasing functions and the software they use. I've concluded that Purchasing needs to transform its approach to visibility and control, due to the tradical impact that Mobility has on procure-to-pay (P2P) processes.

Inaugural B2B IT Forum Tackles Cloud Security

The Investing Edge

That was very much the case Tuesday when we held our inaugural B2B IT Forum at the Microsoft NERD Center. Cloud Business Services Events Security & Compliance B2B IT Forum cloud cloud security CloudLock ContentRaven Copiun Enterprise IT NERD Center

Ascent B2B IT Forum – Next-Gen Enterprise Tech: How AR & VR are Pushing New Boundaries

The Investing Edge

Last week, Ascent hosted our 9th B2B IT Forum on AR and VR as it makes its way from obscurity to mainstream. 2 016 marked the year that augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) made it out of research and development labs and became a consumerized – and widely recognized – technology.

Awesome Procurement -Survey shows how business networks fuel innovation and business transformation

IT Toolbox

Uncover unique new research that identifies and measures how innovative companies have optimized their practices to overcome the many challenges facing business-to-business (B2B) commerce

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User Reviews of Leading Identity & Access Management Solutions

IT Toolbox

Just like TripAdvisor for hotels and Yelp for restaurants, product reviews have become the most sought after content by people researching and buying B2B enterprise tech solutions.

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Revolutionary machine learning CRM service unveiled by startup

IT Toolbox

CaliberMind, a start-up launched by software industry veterans based in Boulder, Colorado, says it has become the first company in the CRM industry to apply machine learning and human language analysis to build up psychographic B2B buyer profiles based on data from many sources.

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Smart Manufacturing Is Cloud Computing

Cloud Musings

These applications analyze and aggregate the data, and trigger process controls, history recording, and work flows that enable business processes across value chain systems that can then be integrated via application-to-application (A2A) and business-to-business (B2B) open standards.

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2017 Predictions: Big Data, Digital, and Virtual Care Key to Engage Healthcare’s Empowered Consumer

Forrester IT

In 2015, we saw the first big signal that the health insurance industry is pivoting from B2B to B2C-whether they're ready or not-as the percent of business served by group contracts dropped to 48%. The healthcare industry is changing rapidly as its consumers begin to demand more of the organizations from whom they receive care and insurance.

Four reasons why more foreign startups are moving to the Northeast

The Investing Edge

The startup ecosystem continues to flourish in the northeast and the addition of global companies only adds to the innovation and diversity in the B2B IT world. For more than 30 years, we have been laser focused on investing in early stage business technology in the northeast U.S.

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{Salesforce + Demandware}: DX Reactions and Predictions

Forrester IT

On paper, calling these two competitors is an apples and oranges comparison: Salesforce has a strong B2B, CRM heritage (although B2C client wins are increasing since the ExactTarget acquisition); whereas. Salesforce made its largest acquisition ever yesterday, acquiring Demandware for $2.8B. Reaction: At first glance these two software vendors compliment each other well because there is so little redundancy -- Demandware filling a commerce gap in the Salesforce portfolio.

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New demand generation platform gets funding

IT Toolbox

Socedo, a predictive intelligence specialist which helps B2B marketers better engage and communicate with their target audiences through “intent data” from the social web, has reeled in another $1 million in investment from several backers, including TechStars Ventures, Vulcan Capital, Divergent Ventures and angel investors.

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