Business Process Execution Language Solution from ActiveVOS

Years ago, I first became a consultant after working in an environment for several years as an accountant.  The environment was such that the IT partners I had in several organizations including a Fortune five hundred company, as well as an startup company, both...

Effective Marketing Leads

Over the last six months I have had a crash course in marketing utilizing direct marketing lists.  During that time, I have worked with a number of providers of specialized direct marketing services.  I have seen some very good marketing practices and services and I...

Factoring Service Replacing Parts of In House Collections

I worked as a Finance Manager for a number of years. Over that time I oversaw a number of complex collections groups and at times we outsourced our collections to factoring companies. There is a right time and a wrong time for a company to factor their invoices...

Apple's Rush to Phone an iPhone in

Apple has proved to be a marketing genius of a company over the years, but they have also made some rather silly and sometimes juvenile mistakes, like taunting The Beatles into litigation by naming their music software with a name that sounds like “Sue...

Siemens Digging In or Out of Slush Fund Mess

Siemens has big problems with slush and we’re not talking about the kind of slush that results from snow and ice turning mushy as it converts back into water. No we’re talking about the type of slush that results when a company pays cash to a intermediary,...

Online Business Bartering

Bartering may not be the oldest profession, but probably enabled the creation of a marketplace for the oldest profession.  People probably have a genetic disposition to bartering.  In fact, recent studies indicate that primates have a natural disposition to fairness...

Video Search Engines – Indexing Internet Video

A couple weeks back when I attended the Podcast Expo in Ontario California, I talked with a company named PodZinger powered by BBN Technologies exhibiting that specializes in some extraordinary technology. Their company indexes the audio and video uploaded onto the...