Sales & Marketing

  • 800 Prefix Beats 8XX in Web Marketing Test
    The 800 prefix generated the highest call-in conversion rate in a Web-based marketing test comparing prefixes 800, 888, 877 and 866, according to a new study by search marketing firm Engine Ready.The study found the older prefixes converted visitors to calls better than the ...More
    May 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sales Advisor Aids Distributed Sales Forces
    To combat the growing problem of communication between distributed sales forces, Sales Advisor is rolling out the Sales Advisor Virtual Program to provide sales executives a structured forum for educating and networking with their sales staffs.Sales Advisor offers featured ...More
    May 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • How to Boost Profits, Even in Tough Times
    With revenue shrinking and costs rising, it's easy to get upside-down in the profit column. With credit markets just starting to thaw, it may be difficult to get the cash needed to continue operations. And tight-fisted customers aren't going to let you sell your way back to ...More
    May 12, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • VARs Exchange Leads Via Microsoft Matchmaker
    Microsoft (MSFT) now is offering a matchmaking Web site for VARs where channel partners can exchange leads or find new partnering opportunities. Partners can go to the site to create a profile and begin finding complementary solution providers in their area. The site ...More
    May 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre Silliness: Another Release Date Rumor
    Despite talk about keeping everything hush-hush, does anyone think Palm or Sprint might be intentionally leaking the rumors about when the new Palm Pre is to be released, in order to keep everyone talking about it? Or to keep so much speculation floating around that no one ...More
    May 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Boost Mobile Prepares for Retail Expansion
    Sprint’s prepaid arm, Boost Mobile, is gearing up for a big push in the second half of 2009. The company announced it will open 50 new stores – mostly in major U.S. cities – before the year is out. President Matt Carter told Reuters that “street ...More
    May 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Curve 8520 Could Be T-Mobile Bound
    A new report says T-Mobile will release the new BlackBerry Curve 8520 later this year.The device features an optical trackpad, different from the trackball on traditional BlackBerry models. That's getting favorable reviews across the Web.But many are calling it a device for ...More
    May 8, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre Launch Date Craze: Now June 5?
    The genius or geniuses behind the Boy Genius Report are at it again.They claim they got information from an anonymous tipster who got his hands on a Palm internal memo. The memo supposedly says there will be a “launch lunch” on June 5 after a series of ...More
    May 7, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre in Canada, Eh?
    The Palm Pre is coming to the great North in the second half of the year. Palm has confirmed the device will ride on Bell Mobility’s CDMA network. Industry watchers also expect a GSM version with HSDPA to debut later in the year for the rest of the world, with rumors ...More
    May 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Social Network Slips Should Scare IT, HR Execs
    The rapid growth and adoption of consumer social networks, and their misuse within the enterprise, should frighten IT departments and corporate executives, according to SelectMinds, a provider of private corporate social networks for companies such as organizations J.P. ...More
    May 6, 2009 Posted in Articles