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A few months ago, a friend contacted me to ask for some recommendations related to his company. He intended to “modernize” his sales department and was convinced that the first step he should take was to change his current CRM software. After doing some research, and realizing that there were solutions that offered far more features than his current CRM, he was certain that the switch was the right decision. He wanted just to get my opinion…

Products, platforms and apps: Moving to the cloud and providing a centralized service for your company is increasingly the way to go for many entrepreneurs. Clients and customers don’t need to worry about maintaining infrastructure, handling updates or training staff on setup and maintenance. It should be an easy sell, but with so much existing SaaS competition, how can your business get those all-important first users? Here’s what I’ve learned. Engage Communities Of Beta Users It…

Almost everybody hates filling out forms. That’s why you write a note instead. You send an email or text. You record an audio message. You create a video. You communicate in an unstructured, humanized way. Unlike metadata in forms, which are structured, these other methods of communication are unstructured. Unstructured data lacks metadata, and semi-structured information has limited metadata. The real value of unstructured data like an email, for example, is in the body of…

Data integration and migration challenges arise every time an organisation moves to a new data system, or wishes to combine multiple data systems, either internally or as a result of a merger. This is a significant undertaking, which, if it fails to meet expectations, inhibits a business’ ability to function effectively. Yet, surveys indicate that more than 80% of all data integration projects fail.There are several reasons for this failure, but the most commonly cited…

Despite attempts to limit and even delete stored data, archived business data continues to grow exponentially. Once companies have eliminated unnecessary data and implemented an information lifecycle management solution, they’ll eventually need a data storage solution. Compliance, data retention requirements, and the rising cost of hardware infrastructure are pushing businesses to explore alternatives to traditional storage. At some point, it makes sense to investigate the realities of a cloud storage solution. You must follow the…

What is data migration, really? Let’s start with a couple basics. (I’ll be brief and get to the good stuff fast.) Data migration is the process of transferring information from one system to a new system. This can include transferring data between different file formats and different storage types. The term “data migration” is actually quite broad and covers a whole gamut of types of data, activities, and systems. Examples include: Migrating a file system…

Data migration is a complex undertaking, and the processes and software used are evolving and improving continually. Our pragmatic approach incorporates modern data migration best practice, with an emphasis on making the data manager’s life a little easier. The realities of data migration First of all, a quick definition of what we mean by data migration. The term usually refers to the movement of data from an old or legacy system to a new system. …

If your organization is making the move to Salesforce migrating data is likely an item in your laundry list of tasks. Your organization’s legacy data contains key information required to make important business decisions. To make optimal use of Salesforce CRM, it is crucial to ensure that all your key legacy data is imported into Salesforce. This goes for both new and legacy users of the platform. In this article we’ll list off 5 critical…

Data migration is the process of moving data from one location to another, one format to another, or one application to another. Generally, this is the result of introducing a new system or location for the data. The business driver is usually an application migration or consolidation in which legacy systems are replaced or augmented by new applications that will share the same dataset. These days, data migrations are often started as firms move from…

Last year, Analytics Week published an overview of the scope and growth of big data. The findings were remarkable: By 2020, for every person in the world, there will be 1.7 megabytes of new data created each second.The total amount of data in the world will reach 44 zettabytes by 2020, expanding from its current volume of 4.4 zettabytes.There are 1.2 trillion searches annually just on Google, averaging out to 40,000 searches per second — reflecting how…