Since publishing my two free ebooks Cracking the LinkedIn Sales Code and
LinkedIn Sales Secrets Revealed, I get asked tons of question about how to
use LinkedIn best. One of the most contentious issues relates to the use of
Numerous people have written to tell me it's a total waste of time -- that
they never get responses from it. Yet, our 2013 survey results showed that
top sellers used it nearly 4 times more than all other respondents.
And, InsideSales.com reports a 700% increase in response rates when they use
InMail - over sending the exact same message via email. According to them,
it's especially effective with senior executives.
Here are three tips to help you get the best response from LinkedIn Inmail:
1. Message quality is crucial. "Pitch" InMails that hype your products,
services or company never work. Period. So if you're not getting responses,
Maintaining email servers is a full-time job including server maintenance,
filtering spam, blocking viruses, and creating backups. A hosted Exchange
service frees up IT time by putting all of these tasks in the hands of the
Even still, the myths surrounding hosted Exchange persist. Let's knock them
out one at a time to see why Exchange might make sense for you.
Myth #1: Hosted Exchange Is Only for Large Businesses
Because of the time it takes to manage an Exchange server, small businesses
can take the most advantage of a third-party email system. While large
Performance is your website’s first impression to visitors. Almost 50% of
users expect a web page to load within two seconds. The move from a shared
server to a dedicated server can alleviate many of a website’s performance
issues and improve overall revenue and user experience.
Shared hosting, by contrast, has hundreds of other websites on the same
server. All bandwidth, server memory, hard drive space and CPU cycles are
shared with other website owners. Database servers are also shared with these
hundreds of other site owners. The result can be a bottleneck at the
Poised to bring billions of dollars in value to industries such as health
care, big data is a trend that's here to stay. Big data straddles the IT and
marketing sectors: Not only is it a technological problem — where to put
all of this data? — it is poised to deliver real, actionable boardroom
insights. While the big data trend has skyrocketed, many do not fully
comprehend how to manage data. Despite this uncertainty, there is a growing
consensus that big data is value. Organizations are beginning the
infrastructure investment in systems that enable the large-scale storage and
A middle-of-the-road solution between dedicated servers and shared
hosting is a balance that makes a lot of sense for many businesses. Such
a service exists and is called a virtual private server (or VPS). VPS
offers webmasters a way to host their own server, but without the higher
costs and complexities of dedicated servers. Here's more about whether VPS
strikes the right balance for you.
What Is a VPS?
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BMC Software on Tuesday introduced an array of product innovations that take
full advantage of advancements in user experience and crowdsourcing to give
employees complete control of their IT experience via an elegant and
intuitive mobile interface.
The new products - BMC MyIT 2.0, BMC AppZone 2.0 and BMC Remedyforce Winter
'14 - showcase the company's commitment to using mobile, social, and cloud
technologies. BMC believes these technologies, along with automated and
industrialized IT service delivery, are the defining characteristics of the
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