Box Cops to Bad IPO Timing, It’s Time to Unbox

November 21, 2014 – 10:04 pm

Aaron Levie finally admits it — the timing for Box’s IPO filing was bad.

“What is obvious is that we should not have filed when we did,” he told Bloomberg West’s Emily Chang. And though he points to the “bit of market correction” that was happening with SaaS and other high growth tech stocks at the time as the reason, he seems to have sobered up a bit about his company’s “horrid financials” and the fact that he’s had to “deal with a lot of distraction because of the filing.”

Hats off to Levie for stepping up to the plate and dealing with the market on the market’s terms. It’s one of the first times we’ve seen him put aside his charm and sense of humor to show that he can trudge a rocky path and not just a yellow brick road.

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Extracting Insight from Unstructured Data

November 21, 2014 – 6:44 pm

The pace of digital information has resulted in the world’s aggregate data doubling in size in shorter intervals than ever before. According to Gartner, about 80 percent of data held by an organization is unstructured data, made up of information from customer calls, emails and social media feeds. Add to this the large volumes of diagnostic information logged by embedded and user devices. While it’s difficult to make a proper analysis from organized data, making sense of unstructured data comes with its own challenges.

Organizations now have to study structured, semi-structured and unstructured data sets to arrive at meaningful business decisions, including determining customer sentiment, cooperating with e-discovery requirements and personalizing offers for their customers.

But while sifting through vast amounts of information can look like a lot of work, it comes with rewards.

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Natalie Bokenham: Driving Digital Innovation

November 21, 2014 – 5:50 pm

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Natalie Bokenham describes herself as a machine-gun thinker, talker and romper stomper. But that only scratches the surface.

Bokenham is a seasoned marketer, “excited to be in this industry at this transformative time.” For the past year, she’s been senior vice president and managing partner for digital at UM Worldwide, a global media agency. Before that, she was director of strategy at IPG Media Lab, a company that markets itself as a combination “think tank, real world proving ground and change enabler.”

In her current role, Bokenham is responsible for digital expertise and innovation across agency disciplines, including data for insight and measurement, interactive storytelling and optimal digital integration across the media plan.

Her objective is to build strategic relationships with media partners to drive long-term growth for UM clients. In fact, she was instrumental in cementing UM’s partnership with Facebook, which offers advantages such as exclusive access to new products and data integration for UM clients.

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Would You Pay to Not See Google Ads?

November 21, 2014 – 4:55 pm

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Who would have thought it? Google will now let you pay to avoid seeing its ads. Through a new service called Contributor, launched last night, Internet users can opt-out of Google ads for a fee of $1 to $3 dollars a month.

Participants will see a thank you message instead of the ads on participating websites, including Mashable, ScienceDaily and The Onion.

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We’re Gonna Govern Information Like It’s 1999

November 21, 2014 – 4:35 pm

2014-21-November-I-Was-Dreaming-When-I-Wrote-This.jpgThe 2014 conference season is drawing to a close, and I’ve had the opportunity to take in what’s happening in information management, from the vendor perspective, the practitioner perspective and the business perspective. And while there were lots of interesting, very forward thinking developments around cloud, SaaS, vertical solutions, mobility, IoT and so on, I walked away with the impression that our biggest unsolved problems are the same ones we had in 1999: finding and sharing the right content, with the right people, at the right time.

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