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Sales and Marketing Need to Be Partners in Your Organization Now

When I imagine summing up the differences between sales and marketing, my mind wanders to Gus Portokalos’s wedding toast in My Big Fat Greek Wedding: “… We have, ah, apple and orange. We all different, but in the end, we all fruit.” Marketers like myself are the apples of an organization — crisp content, a […]

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Can You Increase Sales and Conversion with Google for Work?

Shiny new customer-centric technologies have been shaping the future of retail for some time now. We’ve already seen the first waves of true technological innovation in the form of virtual fitting rooms, 3D foot scanners, and even software that mimics the experience of having a personal shopper. Technology has made it easier for workers to […]

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A Look at the Salesforce Record-Level Security Model

By Sahil Batra Data security is an essential part of every organization. A small cyber attack can ruin a big business. Every company has sensitive data; it can be customer data, financial data, employee data, or other personal details. Many organizations invest a lot of money into securing their data from security breaches. Now the […]

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A Year with My Head in the Clouds

By Elizabeth Friedland After being with Appirio for precisely one year, I can confidently say that working here is a truly unique experience. Not only do we help the biggest brands in the world perfect their Customer and Worker Experiences, but we also “drink our own champagne.” We continuously strive to perfect our own Customer […]

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Is Your Body Language Holding You Back at Work?

Have you ever been too intimidated to speak up in a meeting, felt self-conscious at a networking event, or were a bundle of nerves during a job interview? Most of us have experienced a lack of self-confidence at one time or another, and some may even feel that way in everyday life. But what if […]

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IoT and What it Means to be Connected at Work Now

By 2020, there will be over 30 billion wirelessly connected devices on the market worldwide. While you may already have an Amazon Echo or Nest hooked up in your home, that staggering 30 billion also refers to the wearables, smart kitchen tools, enterprise equipment, and more that have yet to be invented. But the IoT […]

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Why Your Direct Manager is the Real Boss… And Not Your CEO

If you search your current company on Glassdoor, you’ll probably be greeted by 3 visuals: your CEO’s photo, their current approval rating, and what percentage of employees would recommend the company to a friend. Given the glaring greens and reds — not to mention the numbers — Glassdoor can either be a source of pride […]

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In the Future, Will Robots and Ratings Replace Your Boss?

I live in San Francisco, a tech mecca of automated services and instant gratification. When we can communicate with an app rather than another human being, we do. The only feedback drivers, food delivery people, or even on-demand magicians receive from us comes in the form of a rating system punctuated by stars; one star […]

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New in the Spring ‘16 Salesforce Release: Global Picklists

By Arpita Bose The ability to create a picklist that can be shared across objects and restrict the picklists to only the values that are specified is one of the most interesting features in the Spring ‘16 Salesforce release. What is a global picklist used for? This is a very useful feature for customers if […]

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Ask the Experts: Managed Services in the Cloud

So implementation of your new cloud-based application is finally complete. Congratulations! But while go-live may feel like a finish line, it’s really just the beginning. Public cloud software vendors like Salesforce, Workday, and Google continuously deploy major and minor releases, and all customers get upgraded together. Your post-go-live team is tasked with keeping up with […]

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A Messy Salesforce Org Can Make You Less Competitive

One of the best things about Salesforce is the flexibility of the platform. For an enterprise-ready application, implementations can be done relatively quickly. But this flexibility comes at a cost — much of the discipline to keep an org well-maintained falls on the admins and internal developers. In the heat of running a business, it’s […]

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Salesforce Lightning: The Good, the Bad, + Key Takeaways

By Andrew Davis and Jarrod Kingston We have had a small subset of our customers specifically request to implement Lightning Experience (LEX) for their projects, and on many of our projects we’ve done an initial assessment to determine whether LEX would be acceptable for use on a particular project. But in many cases, there were […]

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8 Signs It’s Time to Make a Change in Your Career

1. You can’t remember why you do what you do Unless you’ve been incredibly lucky or inherited a fortune, you’ve probably done at least a little work that’s nothing like being an astronaut or a ballerina… or whatever you wanted to be as a kid. You may have a job that’s disappointing to you. Like […]

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