New Media on Ulitzer
A recent study run by online business networking service www.MeettheBoss.com
shows that executives are spending an extra 11 hours a month online sharing
their professional experiences and learning from their peers.
The survey asked its executive users what direct value they gained from
spending time running blogs, writing tweets and connecting with other
executives on sites such as LinkedIn, Xing, MeettheBoss, Ryze, Facebook,
Ulitzer and Twitter.
The answers revealed that executives proficient with online activities are
spending an average of 11 hours more per month online than this time last
year – and over 90% of respondents said they felt their time online was
‘very valuable’ to their daily role.
Professionals are rushing to the Web for immediate answers to their most
pressing questions. “I find online business networking very useful,” says
Yesterday (Sunday) AP reported that "State Dept. issued travel warning on
Syria" and this morning (Monday) Reuters filed a follow-up report that "US
offers free flights out for employees in Syria."
As of this morning, and since July 2010, my abducted daughter Sofia Kircaali,
a US citizen, remains in Syria and in harm's way.
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
On Friday, I watched videos on the Internet showing violence inside a mosque
one block away from where Sofia currently lives with her mother and
Twitter updates on Sofia @FuatKircaali
I already wrote two blog posts on Sofia's status in Syria. Both posts were
read by Washington, by our Embassy in Damascus, Syria, as well as the Syrian
government both here in DC and in Damascus.
▸ Open Letter to the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad
▸ Open Letter to the First Lady of Syria Asma al-Assad
This morning, on Monda... (more)
Award recognises Artesian's ability to help organisations take advantage of
information across social channels to transform the way they engage with
prospects and customers
Artesian Solutions ("Artesian"), a leading provider of cloud-based Social CRM
and brand surveillance software, today announced that it has been named as
the winner of CRM Idol 2012 for EMEA, Asia and Australia after a record
setting popular vote and the preferences of the primary and extended judges
were counted. This year's contest was a tough competition that featured some
of the most innovative Social CRM companies within the industry. To win the
award, Artesian participated in a rigorous vetting of references, a live
demonstration of its software in front of multiple judges and the production
of a professional video presentation that demonstrated its vision for the
future of the Social CRM i... (more)
What are the three companies expected to benefit most from the cloud
computing boom? One answer would be Google, Akamai, and VMware - according
anyway to the Rule Breakers newsletter run by the founder of The Motley Fool,
"At Motley Fool Rule Breakers, we believe cloud computing will massively
disrupt the desktop computing industry that came before it -- and we think
three stocks, in particular, will profit handsomely from the shift," writes
Tim Beyers, who adds:
"Cloud computing is to storing and processing data what the electrical grid
is to plugging in your television: a scalable way to deliver services while
matching supply and demand across the grid."
But SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Journal would most certainly add Amazon to the
list of the heaviest heavy-hitters in cloud computing. In fact, right now
there are as many as fifty companies highly activ... (more)
Having used both sites for about two weeks, there is still a great deal I am
learning to do with both Ulitzer and Ning, but a reader asked if I would do a
quick comparison, so I will.
The obvious point for me is that the sites have two different objectives for
the writers. For Ning, the writer is trying to be involved in a niche
social network from scratch. For example, I have built my own social
network for marketers and salespeople called BuyerSteps. I created
BuyerSteps as a way for other professionals to join in a conversation around
the 21st century buyer. So, Ning represents a way to build a community.
In the case of Ulitzer, as a writer I am focused on getting readers from
within an existing audience. There are already thousands of readers coming
to the Ulitzer site, so if they are interested in my topics such as
marketing, they will find my articles as ... (more)
I must confess I am very new to Ulitzer as an online channel of social
communication media. But I am delighted about its raison d'être.
However, I cannot but ask these questions: Is Ulitzer the beginning of a new
trend or the ultimate death of journalism?
Or is it the glorification of e-journalism?
The realization of new journalism practice in the age of Web services and
These series of questions are being answered everyday as the new social media
moguls and barons and baronesses of the Internet Media launched another
online media channel, one after another.
We must give kudos to the visionaries among us who realize the powerful role
of Internet technology and quickly seized on its powerful promise by giving
voice to every kind of idea and thought under the sun.
And what has technology not redefined yet? Think about it, from e-retailing
to e-democr... (more)
A recent Sprint commercial about the “Now Network” noted that 26% of
viewers had no idea what “twittering on Twitter” means. Yet, it’s clear
that Twitter awareness is growing by leaps and bounds. Of course, this
doesn’t mean opinions about Twitter are all positive.
Many still hold the view expressed in this Twouble with Twitters video. As
well, as Steven Johnson stated in his favorable Time magazine piece, “The
one thing you can say for certain about Twitter is that it makes a terrible
first impression… It's not as if we were all… saying, ‘If only there
were a technology that would allow me to send a message to my 50 friends,
alerting them in real time about my choice of breakfast cereal.’" In
fact, when I first started using Twitter, I wondered, to borrow words from
Andy Warhol, if Twitter was not just a way to become more “deeply
All that is chang... (more)
Wednesday morning I received new photographs of Sofia from the State
Department in Washington, DC. Sofia remains in Syria since being abducted in
Fox News: ▸ video ▸ story
The day after my last tweet regarding the lack of any new information about
my abducted daughter Sofia since March 4, I received an updated letter on
Thursday, April 7, 2011, from the State Department on Sofia's welfare in
Sofia was abducted by her mother from the United States to Syria last July,
following her diagnosis of GDD with possible autism. She had 13 remaining
medical appointments left at the time of her abduction, none of which she was
able to keep.
Last week's welfare report prepared by our Embassy in Damascus, Syria, after
their second welfare visit to the home in Syria where Sofia remains with her
mother and grandmother, showed a bleaker outcome for my daughter t... (more)
19th December 2012 - Ascribe, a leading provider of clinical IT solutions,
has today announced that they are supporting Microsoft Corp.'s HDInsight.
HDInsight is Microsoft's distribution of Apache Hadoop for the Windows Azure
and Windows Server platforms. Through this support, Ascribe will provide
health and social care professionals with real-time analysis of large volumes
of data, enabling clinicians to make better informed clinical and operational
decisions to improve the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of care.
Data relevant to the health and social care sector is growing at a huge rate.
The rise in patient data is fuelled not only by the increasing use of
electronic medical records but also by the increasing application of patient
portals and most importantly, the use of social media and additional content
generated by the internet. Decision making, based... (more)
3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System,
addresses the need for an easy to use, affordable, web conferencing solution
that's integrated with 3CX Phone System to give a seamless user experience,
which includes desktop sharing, remote assistance, video conference calls and
more with just a few mouse clicks.
3CX has acquired e-works' mature web conferencing technology that will be
integrated into 3CX Phone System. e-works is an Italian based company with
over ten years of specialised experience in the development of video
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"Customers are demanding web conferencing to be integrated with their PBX.
They don't want to be burdened with the extra learning curve and licensing of
separate conferencing service... (more)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our readers, authors, and the
newly born Ulitzer community for making our March 29, 2009 beta launch an
Ulitzer, the first "new media" platform in history, is on its way to
becoming one of the fastest growing professional viral sites on the Internet.
Since Ulitzer's beta launch a few weeks ago, a number of inaccurate and
untrue blog posts have also appeared that were picked up from blog sites
from wihin Adobe's user community. Some of these stories even accused Ulitzer
of "posting stolen articles."
Two weeks after our beta launch, out of roughly 1 million original articles
published on the site, not a single story was removed for copyright
This is because either Ulitzer.com owns the articles, including all content
that appears at www.sys-con.com, or has the copyrights to each and every ... (more)