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  • Microsoft advances the next frontier of computing with cloud, AI and mixed reality

    Microsoft advances the next frontier of computing with cloud, AI and mixed reality

    Microsoft welcomed more than 25,000 business customers to its annual IT event, Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Fla. This week, where the company showcased how it is infusing cloud, AI and mixed reality across it products to help customers visualize and create the future of business.

  • Retarus issues warning about spam wave claiming to offer stock market tips

    Retarus issues warning about spam wave claiming to offer stock market tips

    The security experts at Retarus are warning users about a spam wave spreading quickly across email inboxes. The email security provider has recently recorded a sharp rise in the volume of messages proposing that readers buy supposedly promising shares. By means of these investment recommendations, cyber criminals are trying to influence the share price of specific companies to their own advantage.

  • IoT, AI, and VR will determine the future of customer experiences

    IoT, AI, and VR will determine the future of customer experiences

    The Adobe Experience Forum 2017, the industry conference for digital experience and business transformation is just around the corner: This year, it will not only take place in Singapore, but for the very first time be held in Thailand and Malaysia, too.

  • What marketers want to achieve by implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    What marketers want to achieve by implementing Artificial Intelligence (AI)

    Customer satisfaction and more ROI for the company, due to more opportunities for personalized real-time campaigns and automated workflows, are just some of the goals marketers want to achieve when using artificial intelligence, according to the recent Forrester and Emarsys study ‘Building Trust and Confidence: AI Marketing Readiness in Retail and E-Commerce’. Around half of the retailers surveyed are nevertheless still missing out on leveraging AI marketing to personalize the customer journey and better understand customer behaviors, the report states.

  • China Mobile and ZTE Corporation launched a live 5G field test

    China Mobile and ZTE Corporation launched a live 5G field test

    Conducted in Guangzhou University Town, which is one of the most typical high-traffic scenarios, China Mobile and ZTE launched a key 'pilot field' for enhancing user experience in 5G eMBB scenarios, using ZTE's 3.5GHz NR base station product. For the next stage, multi-site networking tests will be deployed to test wireless coverage, throughput, mobility, delay, and other 5G network indicators.

  • Benefits of cloud infrastructure vital for competitiveness

    Benefits of cloud infrastructure vital for competitiveness

    The proportion of businesses in Asia Pacific reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services has increased significantly in the last quarter, according to a global survey of 1,610 IT professionals, conducted by Oracle. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, which is managed, hosted, and supported by Oracle, provides organizations with tools they need to migrate, build, and run production, business-critical applications in the cloud. Oracle's fast infrastructure services offer comprehensive control and the versatility to run both traditional and cloud-native workloads, with predictable savings.

  • Unengaged, unmotivated, uninspired: Do these three words describe your workforce?

    Unengaged, unmotivated, uninspired: Do these three words describe your workforce?

    Research suggests that 87 percent of America’s workforce fails to reach its full potential. Why? It’s simple – they lack passion for their work. Studies are suggesting most of the business world does not take passion seriously enough.

  • Advertising on Facebook: What’s allowed and what’s not

    Advertising on Facebook: What’s allowed and what’s not

    Many consumers are critical of Facebook as they fear for the security of their data. Accordingly, they are skeptical about the use of the network as a sales channel, reveals a study by BBDO, Jelden TTC and Brand Foresight.

  • Pressure to become a “Digital Native Enterprise” is intensifying, IDC predicts

    Pressure to become a “Digital Native Enterprise” is intensifying, IDC predicts

    As every year, IDC started to announce its top predictions for Asia Pacific at IDC FutureScapes 2018, one of ICT’s most anticipated annual events, held at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore. On its 10th year of tracking 3rd platform technologies, IDC reveals that at least 60% of the Asia Pacific GDP will be digitalized, with growth in every industry driven by digitally-enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships over the next three years. Furthermore, IDC expects that by 2020, investors will use platform/ecosystem, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises. This tipping point in the DX economy is described by IDC as becoming “Digital Native Enterprises.”

  • Protect yourself: Recent WannaCryptor ransomware worm puts a spotlight on cybersecurity

    Protect yourself: Recent WannaCryptor ransomware worm puts a spotlight on cybersecurity

    Though a worldwide problem, far too many citizens, businesses and governments are still making the same old, basic security mistakes, ESET noticed, which explains why cybercrime has quickly become a major problem for businesses, governments and citizens all over the globe.

  • Don’t underestimate your granny when it comes to Google

    Don’t underestimate your granny when it comes to Google

    These days, with the pace at which technology is outdoing itself, it’s virtually impossible to hold your high ground as ‘king of the hill’. As soon as we flash the latest iPhone, a new one is flaunting its 12 MP camera with ƒ/1.8 aperture at us. Just when we’ve nailed the art of geomapping, drones are brought in to scan and map work sites at a fraction of the cost and time. Tablets at this rate will be relegated to the ranks of LPs and fax machines–old school inventions that will have our own kids feeling old when their children laugh at what was once so ‘cutting edge.’ It’s a marathon and a sprint in one; but the finish line feels nowhere in sight.

  • Mobile-first Indexing and what website operators should consider to meet with success

    Mobile-first Indexing and what website operators should consider to meet with success

    More and more people are using smartphones and tablets to surf the internet, so that mobile search accounts for around half of all search queries by now.

  • Emails for the Smartphone done right

    Emails for the Smartphone done right

    Nowadays, emails have to serve their purpose both on the desktop and on the smallest smartphone screen, simply because more and more people prefer to read their emails via their most personal devices, a recent study by Adobe just confirmed. The digital marketing expert provides in addition a lot of useful insights resulting from the feedback they received from their interviewees, indicating what users expect from emails so that they can be read optimally on the smartphone screen. Put in a nutshell, smartphone users wish to receive:

  • Useful tips to get your digital lead management up to speed

    Useful tips to get your digital lead management up to speed

    Let’s be honest, the digital transformation puts all internal and external processes of a company to the test and makes it even more difficult to be successful in today's increasingly digitized world: The changing purchasing behavior of potential customers, the growing number of communication channels, and the changing and stricter legal situation regarding the handling of personal data, make the acquisition of new customers more and more difficult.

This week's highlights

Email Marketing’s Top Trends in 2018

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Do you know which marketing strategies you should consider next year? In what direction email marketing trends are heading? Well, start to get informed, not only because 2017 is coming to an end and h
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The basics for successful email marketing

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
The newsletter is still the marketing tool with the best cost-benefit factor. No wonder then that email marketing remains one of the most popular digital marketing methods. Company newsletters clearly
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Why it’s better to be in Beta

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
What do Steve Jobs and notorious architect Frank Gehry have in common? Would you believe us if we told you it was failure? Jobs was fired from the company he founded by the age of thirty and did not a
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Havas Media released Millennial Codes that reveal how Millennials think, feel and act

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
The media network of leading global advertising and communications group Havas embarked on a 2-year in-depth ethnography study of Millennials living in key cities across Asia Pacific:  Bangkok, J
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Adobe and Microsoft unveiled the next milestone in their strategic partnership

Category: November 2017 - Email Marketing and Integrative Lead Management
Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe’s industry-leading content management solution in Adobe Marketing Cloud, is now integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365, which provides universal web standards and
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Previous articles

Choosing people over process = tomorrow’s take on performance

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
It’s Friday night. The city’s finest restaurant is bathed in candlelight, while a couple clinks to ten years and sips on overpriced champagne. This evening was long awaited; the prospect o
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Benefits of cloud infrastructure vital for competitiveness

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
The proportion of businesses in Asia Pacific reaping the rewards of embracing cloud infrastructure services has increased significantly in the last quarter, according to a global survey of 1,610 IT pr
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Native advertising

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
Material in an online publication, which resembles the publication's editorial content but is paid for by an advertiser and intended to promote the advertiser's product, is called native advertising.
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Are we evolving at such a high rate of change that generational schemata become irrelevant?

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
Anne M. Schüller and Alex T. Steffen just released their book “Fit for die Next Economy: Sustainable with the Digital Natives”, which is currently only available in German, but got my
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“Shoppable” videos, especially when personalized, will turn eCommerce marketers’ heads

Category: October 2017 - Programmatic & Native Advertising
According to eMarketer, programmatic is still in its infancy in several emerging markets in Asia Pacific, but more mature markets are beginning to mirror the US’ and Western Europe’s adopt
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Previous month's highlights

Happiness doesn’t come cheap, but it pays up…

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

In many ways, there’s no such thing as ‘just a job’. What we do within our 9-to-5 work week is powerful. Work defines and shapes us; it takes the form of our personal fingerprint on society. And considering that the average person will give 100 000 hours to working over a lifetime, our jobs are anything but a sideline gig in the greater narrative of life. Our work is deeply personal, grafted into the mesh of our unique human design.

Can the Art of War teach us how to pioneer an innovation industry?

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

It is an inconvenient truth that from the dawn of mankind, war has been a sad feature of the human condition. Human conflict comes at enormous cost with its impacts on people and society.

Acquisition of Algo strengthens Meltwater’s media intelligence platform

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Meltwater just announced the acquisition of Algo, a real-time data analytics platform powered by the most advanced machine learning techniques available. Meltwater,a leader in media intelligence, has been founded in 2001 by CEO Jorn Lyseggen with only $15,000, and is actively seeking investment opportunities and partnerships to continue expanding its media intelligence services globally.

What does Facebook have to do with infrastructure? Everything, it would seem!

Category: August 2017 - Search Engine Marketing & Optimzation

Today, everyone knows that an idea isn’t a good one until it ‘trends’. Last year, the City of Sydney’s Zero Waste marketing campaign featured the creation of an outdoor vinyl sticker campaign that made use of clever situational placement and optical illusions to highlight the problem of dumping household waste throughout the city. Designed for city dwellers to interact with, each piece was customized to its environment to amuse and educate people about the city’s free pickup service. One of the installations was a giant stack of household waste on the side of a building that increased in size every week for three weeks. As a by-product, the hashtag #freepickup and bookafreepickup.com site shot to stardom as people snapped and shared photos of themselves with old fridges, washing machines and the like in odd, but memorable, locations such as the middle of a cycle path. The result, the City claims, was “a virtual doubling of the number of calls to the free pickup service within a week of installation”.

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Opera introduces first browser to support 360-degree videos in virtual reality headsets

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

How to train your dragon

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Will human creativity still be needed in the future?

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

AR to "augment" existing communication and marketing tools

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Header bidding is great – but Southeast Asia isn’t ready

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Cut down on CX analysts and data scientists with QualtricsIQ

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

Immersive marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing

VR/AR, AI and machine learning define the future of marketing

Category: September 2017 - Immersive and Engagement Marketing
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