Friday May 15, 2015

3 Tips for Staying Centered in the Fast-Paced World of Technology

Technology change is moving at warp speed. And we high tech professionals have to keep pace. So here are three tips for stayed centered as you enjoy the wild ride of innovation!

Tip 1: Tame Your Monkey Mind

Do you sometimes have too many thoughts running through your head? Try practicing a mini mind-break called ‘silence, stillness, space.1’ Sit quietly, breathe and feel the space within and around you. That’s all there is to it. Then, when you do your next task, you’ll be more centered and effective.

Tip 2: Five Senses are Better than One

Have you ever gotten so wrapped up in your work that you lost awareness of your surroundings? Pretty much everyone has. To recharge, take a quick break and use your five senses. Look around you, listen to the sounds and feel your feet on the ground. If you have a cup of coffee, take a sip and enjoy its aroma and taste. Your senses will bring you back to the present.

Tip 3: The Giving Me2

Our lives are so busy it can be tough to find time for self-care. But it’s essential to keep our creative juices flowing! So spend 5-10 minutes a day doing something just for you—a nature walk, a good meal, a belly laugh. Equally important is doing something for others. And we get opportunities to be of service all the time. So give your colleague a compliment or donate to someone in need.

And know that you’re in good company. Google starts its meetings with a moment of mindfulness, as featured in 60 minutes. The Wisdom 2.0 Conference was so successful, it’s become an annual tradition for mindful tech moguls like LinkedIn CEO and Oracle customer Jeff Weiner.

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1. Awakening the Luminous Mind, Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche
2. The Giving Me, Lydia Criss Mays

Wednesday Feb 22, 2012

2012 B2C E-Commerce Trends: What’s Working, What Needs Improvement, And Where Your Peers Are Investing In 2012

In late 2011, Endeca, now part of Oracle, surveyed e-Commerce professionals from leading retail, travel, and consumer manufacturing organizations to gain insights and understand what ideas and trends are key areas of focus for 2012.

At a high level, the survey shows that online retailers are overcoming the economic challenges faced in 2011 by focusing on their customers, building Web sites around them, investing heavily in the customer experience, and promising new areas for engaging shoppers and growing the company’s base. Initiatives such as mobile that were a blip on the radar in previous years have taken center stage and are now commanding budget dollars. This compounds a key frustration online retailers face: the integration of multiple technologies, few of which were built for today’s evolved use cases. Online organizations are stretched thin to balance back-end challenges while sprinting to deliver engaging, consistent user experiences that capture more mind share and wallet share—the key investment area for 2012.

Click here to download the complete research findings and see how your peers are prioritizing their 2012 investments.

Visit to learn more about Endeca and Oracle’s Web commerce solutions.

Thursday Apr 28, 2011

Buzzient Integrates Social Media Data into
Oracle CRM On Demand

Do you remember Dave Carroll's song "United Breaks Guitars" and all the bad publicity it gave United Airlines, but it did make Dave Carroll a celebrity.

Everyone knows how powerful social media channels are today,and their influence on the buying behavior of today's customer. This makes it more critical than ever to monitor and respond to those conversations that are going on, around your products, on the social web.. A few bad tweets, or negative Facebook posts will quickly make you lose those customers and prospects.

For our Oracle customers, we have a new integration with Buzzient. Buzzient harvests, stores and analyzes social media posts about your company and competitors from sources such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, blogs, discussion boards, Newsgroups and Amazon reviews. Buzzient integrates social media data into Oracle CRM On Demand, Siebel, PeopleSoft Enterprise, JD Edwards EnterpriseOne and other Oracle Applications.

This integration:

  • Provides a new channel for Social Media through a third party listening platform
  • Enables Social Media posts to be brought into CRM
  • Allows CRM users to interact with Social Media and finally
  • Extend the customer profile in CRM to include Social Media information

See this in action:

Monday Apr 25, 2011

Free White Paper: Four Effective Service Strategies that Drive Brand Advocacy

Did you know that customers who are happy enough to recommend a product or service to others – brand advocates – contribute an astonishing 25 times their lifetime customer value to the top line?

The challenges facing customer service organizations have never been tougher. The lines between marketing, sales, and service are blurring, and all three are expected to make a contribution to corporate revenue. Customers who are brand advocates are one of the most valuable assets a company can have to drive more sales.

IT Business Edge has just published a clear and concise white paper outlining four effective strategies to create a transformative customer experience and an army of advocates for your brand.

Download your complimentary copy of "Four Effective Service Strategies that Drive Brand Advocacy" – and learn how to create a superior customer experience to drive growth and profitability.

Monday Apr 18, 2011

Improve Sales and Marketing Alignment

"The hyper kinetic pace of the buyers' lives, coupled with significant shifts in the buying process makes imperative greater alignment of sales and marketing with each other and with their buyer's goals, needs and wants." -

It makes perfect sense. Sales and marketing working together, creating a holistic view of their customers to create effective campaigns, build stronger pipeline and close more business. However, the main obstacle is disparate sales and marketing systems.

Read "Improving Sales and Marketing Alignment to Generate Better Business Results", a white paper by, and discover how Oracle CRM On Demand can help your organization to enhance sales and marketing effectiveness.

Thursday Mar 17, 2011

Will we ever lose the human touch?

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