Solving Marketers’ Top Data Challenges

SiriusDecisions

Marketers are often relied upon to provide critical data to the business. But consolidating data from various sources, and then segmenting, targeting, and reporting on that data is challenging, if not impossible. Identifying these challenges and determining an effective strategy to tackle them is key to ensuring marketing’s value and contribution to the bottom line. […]

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OpenEdge Table Partitioning: Divide and Conquer Your Data

Divide and conquer — it’s a phrase we’ve all heard before. Derived from the Latin saying divide et impera, in politics and economics, it’s a strategy to gain or maintain power. In warfare, it’s a tactical maneuver to efficiently and effectively deal with multiple opponents. But “divide and conquer” is relevant in data management too; […]

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Looking Forward to the Building Business Capability Conference

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Dr. Mark Allen, a vice president of technology at Progress, introduces his talk at the BBC Conference in November.  The Building Business Capability (BBC) Conference, taking place Nov 2-6 in Hollywood, FL, combines insight into business analysis, business architecture, business process, business strategy, and business rules and decisions to facilitate the agile enterprise. If you […]

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National Cyber Security Awareness Month – Some Things to Think About

It doesn’t take much convincing to get IT people – and developers – to think about cyber security. However, just in case, the US Department of Homeland Security has declared October “Cyber Security Awareness Month.” While the event’s focus is very broad – from consumers and even children on up, this year a specific element […]

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Ignite Your Co-Marketing with Progress!

A.J. Kriete

At Progress, we know that as a Progress Partner, you may have a marketing and sales team – or that YOU MAY BE the marketing and sales team. We know that you may also be the head of operations, the legal team, director of finance, receptionist, janitor… etc. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping Partners […]

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Looking Back at #PRGS14

Sumit Sarkar

Hard to believe it’s been over a week since Progress Exchange! With over 10 hands-on workshops, more than 40 technical sessions, four technical tracks and countless networking opportunities, our annual customer and partner conference couldn’t have gone any better. The reaction from Progress DataDirect customers was particularly enthusiastic. People seemed to enjoy the keynote from Michael Benedict, […]

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Docker Powers up PaaS for Telcos

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A while back, I wrote up a post aimed at telcos looking to expand their cloud offerings. My advice to them today is the same as it was then—you have to add value to your offering beyond infrastructure. Century Link’s recent foray into the cloud with Panamax seems to support that. It simply isn’t enough […]

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Change is VERY Good

Change is good. It’s a mantra that people repeat all the time but not always with much sense of conviction. In our corner of the world, though, change is constant and exciting. It’s what we do! It isn’t’ just change for the sake of change — it is about being a learning and adaptive organization. […]

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3 Metrics for Soft Launching Your New Mobile App

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Building a high-quality app isn’t enough. A soft launch may help monetize your app and ensure its success by optimizing the user experience while measuring user retention and virality. Having a great idea for a mobile app is only the first step toward your hopeful success story. The process by which you create that masterpiece […]

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OpenEdge Sparks Discussion at #PRGS14

Colleen Smith

Now that we’ve a we’ve had some time to recuperate after Exchange 2014, I’d like to reflect on some of the conversations and experiences I had at the event. First of all, the Hilton Orlando was a blast – from the food to the parties to the sessions – everything went as smoothly as possible! […]

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