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Web 2.0

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July 5, 2011 · by Ray · Cloud Computing, Digital Marketing, Web 2.0

Web 2.0 Framework

Web 2.0 is a convergence of social and business practices rather than a technology transition. In fact many of the technologies that make up Web 2.0 were available during the early 90s.
The elements that make up Web 2.0 are as follows:

  • User-generated content
  • Rich Internet applications (RIA)
  • Social Networking
  • Cloud Computing
  • Web-centric development and architecture models
  • Data
  • Mashups
  • Scale free and long tail
  • Mobility

In a little more detail:

  • User-generated content: Wikis, Blogs, Communities, Photos eg Flickr, Videos eg YouTube Collaboration and Collaborative Technologies
  • Rich Internet Applications: Practices, Technologies and Frameworks.
    • Techologies include: HTML, HTTP, CSS, Javascript, AIR, Silverlight, XHTML, Ajax, JSON,
    • Frameworks: JQuery, RubyonRails (RoR), Dojo, Yahoo Widgets, Google Gadgets.
  • Social Networks: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Friendster, Ning, Jive, Socialtext, Awareness, Google, Microsoft, IBM, Social Networking standards and interfaces.
  • Cloud Computing: Compute and storage infrastructures are available to use as utility rather than within one’s own infrastructure. Can include computer hardware, platform service and  complete applications (eg Salesforce.com) as an external service.
  • Web-centric development and architecture models: |Web 2.0 provides a different way of building applications.. Applications are hosted with a fast feature velocity (ie features added much quicker timeframe  – days rather than months), use development methods such as agile and scrum, have massive scalability, use frameworks such as Mapreduce, Hadoop and BigTable and use interfaces such as JSON and REST.
  • Data: Content Aggregation, Syndication and Federation via RSS and Atom. Analytics. Trending towards Semantic Web and Web 3.0.
  • Mashups:Web apps are increasingly becoming mashups where content is combined, annotated and aggregated from different sources.
  • Scale Free and Long Tail: The Applications are scale-free. Websites must cope with peaks in usage and must not crash under the occasional heavy load. The long tail is the concept that. although there are some products (eg new books, music, movies)that are popular and sell a large number of single products, there are also smaller markets that prefer many related products that are rare or less well known.
  • Mobility: Mobile phones , Tablets and mobile phone networks have become pervasive and all powerful.

 

Creating a High Performance Sales Team: – Sales Model

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May 9, 2011 · by Ray · High Performance Sales Team, Sales Model
Sales Model

Use Sales Model with Leadership to create high performance culture

A High Performance Sales team is created by combining good hiring of sales people with Leadership with a scalable sales model.

The sales model will improve efficiency and effectiveness by implementing:-

  • A Sales Process (Increases efficiency and effectiveness)
  • A Sales Management System (Increases effectiveness with some efficiency)
  • A Sales Automation System (Increases efficiency with some effectiveness)
  • Integrate Marketing (Increases efficiency and effectiveness)

High performing sales people (stars) have a unique combination of skills and knowledge. They excel at building customer relationships, developing successful strategies, managing internal resources and beating their targets every year. A sales model will take the best of these skills and experience and turn an average sales person into stars.

Read more at Sales Model.