Microsoft’s GitHub Deal Is Its Latest Shift From Windows

There’s more than money on the line in Microsoft’s planned $7.5 billion all-stock acquisition of code-hosting and collaboration site GitHub. If Microsoft screws this one up, it risks losing the considerable goodwill it’s built with developers in recent years. Sure, any acquisition is risky. But GitHub isn’t just another programming tool. It’s the heart of the open-source community, sort of[…]

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5 Ways the Modern Assembly Line Moved to Automation and Back to Humanization

Since the debut of the modern assembly line on at the Ford Plant in Highland Park, Michigan on December 1, 1913, manufacturers have continually experimented with improving its promise of speed, efficiency, and reliability. Far from a static technology, the assembly line invites change: Automation via robotics, new factory designs that lower manufacturing’s environmental impact, and software optimized efficiency have[…]

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Why You Should Look to Your Employees During an Influencer Campaign

Influencer campaigns are becoming more and more common, and for good reasons; there are few better ways to reach your target audience with a persuasive messaging campaign than to reach out to them through a popular influencer. Despite the recent uptick in interest surrounding influencer campaigns, however, any entrepreneurs and marketing managers are making simple, stupid mistakes when it comes[…]

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Understanding Your Sales Comp Plan

Jay Leisner of Sylvina Consulting shared some awesome tips on how to make the most of your company’s sales comp plan! Conquer Your Sales Comp Plan With all the different methods of direct selling commission structures it is no wonder that consultants may be confused! Not everyone has the same financial goal when they join a direct selling company. Some are interested[…]

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Venngage, Neighbourly, and Canvas

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took[…]

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Massive Visa Outage Shows the Fragility of Global Payments

On Friday, Visa’s payment network suffered outages across Europe, limiting transactions for both businesses and individuals. Banks and commerce groups began advising customers to use cash or other payment cards if possible, and reports indicated that online and contactless transactions were having more success than chip cards. Though some Visa transactions still went through, the failure appeared widespread. The Financial[…]

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