Technology

With Salesforce now using Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud infrastructure in Australia, Government departments are assured their data is no longer offshore. AWS also has parallel government cloud offerings which present an opportunity to see what else can be done to take advantage of cloud computing. What are some typical systems you could potentially host in AWS? Web Conten ...

Right now, simplifying and protecting data collection and management systems is more important than ever before. With the GDPR deadline behind us and moves afoot to introduce similar protection policies in the US, businesses have to take a close look at how they collect, store and protect sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). Typically PII is: racial or ethnic ...

It's hard to generate enthusiasm for record management systems! It does not help that people still equate them to handling physical documents, perhaps memories of their "To Be Filed" tray and the loathsome task of emptying it. The annoying aspects of physical filing in bulk are: refamiliarizing yourself with documents you have already read - just to file them rifling throu ...

So you want to integrate with Salesforce! This usually means you have outside data you want in Salesforce, or Salesforce data you want out, or both. Interestingly, there are two ways to get stuff in and two ways to get stuff out, and some ways can be better than others. To get data out of Salesforce, for example, I can be in Salesforce and push it out, or be outside Salesforce ...

Every record in your database should be CRATA - Complete, Relevant, Accurate, Timely, and Accessible. I've always been intrigued by what "Timely" really means, bottom line it always comes down to when stuff happens!  Synchronous Synchronous communication is the real-time interaction between two endpoints. In the human world, this is like a conversation, or online meeting usin ...

Sales is a confidence game! Confidence is knowing your products and services and knowing your target prospect. Confidence does lead to more sales. This is a quick look at how you can understand your prospect better. To illustrate the learning process, we use Sitecore CMS, Salesforce CRM, and FuseIT’s S4S integration as example technologies. Traditional Research When it comes ...

Let's look at what a web form should ultimately be, ignoring the technicalities. First, the usual suspects: Clear form labeling so visitors know what they are being asked for As few fields as possible to encourage them to complete the form First name field so you can respond at a personal level  Contact field, usually email address Details field for ad-hoc information A ...

What if we could integrate everything! Well, not exactly everything but integrate the essential software that every enterprise should be using. According to Gartner, the likely candidates are:  Sitecore CMS: Leader in the Digital Experience Platforms quadrant Salesforce CRM: Leader in the CRM Customer Engagement Center quadrant Salesforce Marketing Cloud: Leader in the Dig ...

A visitor on your website is mesmerized by your web content and excitedly completes a lead form or phones your sales or support team. They almost certainly have the "I want it now" or "I want an answer" mindset and, from a sales perspective, are about as 'hot' as they will get. So what tools and processes exist to take advantage of this key moment in the sales cycle? As it turn ...

The decision by Salesforce to host its services in Australia has led to an upsurge of interest from government departments who can now be satisfied their data is not being stored offshore. Salesforce is appealing for many reasons including powerful workflow and reporting features all wrapped up in an intuitive web interface. It is easy to see why Salesforce is the world's leadi ...