In an article titled In the depths of the recession, Steve Shivers got Jeff Bezos to back his startup, UPSTART Business Journal talked with doxo CEO Shivers about his vision for the company, and how how he got the founder and CEO of Amazon to back his venture. doxo, which prefers the non-capitalized moniker in all uses, essentially operates a digital file cabinet in the cloud where consumers can store and access all of their accounts with various businesses, and information related to those accounts, in one place. Jeff Cotrupe analyzed doxo recently in a Stratecast report titled Local Businesses (and National Brands) Need Big Data in a Big Way. Is doxo the Answer? In that report, Cotrupe said Stratecast believes doxo is the first crowdsourced directory of businesses, generated by actual customer activity, in the market.
To see what Cotrupe had to say about doxo in UPSTART, readers can view the article here.
Part of BrightTALK IT Operations Analytics in Service Management Summit
Jeff Cotrupe presented Big Data: Let’s Cut Through the Hype and Get Serious, on 20 November. His talk, which is available for on-demand viewing here, is part of BrightTALK’s Summit on IT Operations Analytics in Service Management. Cotrupe’s presentation spotlights a delicious irony in the market for Big Data, analytics, and business intelligence (BI): “There’s way too much data [and confusion] about Big Data.” Cotrupe cuts through the clutter, gets down to specifics, and maps out a strategy for what you need to be doing about Big Data–right now–to make sure you cover all your (data) bases and get the most out of your data management investment. That includes things such as systems monitoring and management, to keep that Big Data flowing and help IT respond to infrastructure issues.
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Jeff Cotrupe earned two new professional certifications in December: he is now Rackspace Cloud University Certified and an Accredited BingAds Professional.
The Cloud University certification serves as recognition that Cotrupe has a strong understanding of the key elements of Cloud Computing and how they can be applied in business.
The BingAds accreditation signifies that Cotrupe has BingAds expertise and account management experience, and has been certified in the BingAds Find A Pro Directory.
“Earning Cloud certification from the world’s 2nd-leading Cloud services provider, and accreditation from the #2 search and content advertising network, is exciting,” said Cotrupe. “I appreciate the chance to enhance my knowledge and skillset in ways that can create business value and opportunities.” Rackspace leads all others except Amazon, and BingAds trails only Google, in their respective markets.
Jeff Cotrupe, who launched a new research program for Stratecast in 4Q2011, is on the road in 2012 to propel the growth of the new program. Analytics, Customer Experience & Marketing (ACEM), pronounced “ace-em,” is, in Cotrupe’s words, focused on “the intelligent application of analytics in business and life,” and he is speaking on analytics and business intelligence (BI) topics in a series of high-profile venues. In March he was quoted in Destination CRM on Pegasystems’ addition of social media monitoring to its existing customer relationship management (CRM) platform. On 1 May his white paper Democratizing BI: Enterprise-quality Analytics for Midsized Companies began appearing at the NEWS link of his Stratecast client CloudTrigger. On 14 May Cotrupe speaks on “BI & Data Warehouse Market Trends and CSP Initiatives” at the InTouch 2012 business forum (Twitter: #intouch12) in Miami, FL, USA, hosted by his Stratecast client and global communications software leader Amdocs. On 22 May Cotrupe speaks on a panel, “Opportunities and Challenges of Multiscreen Video Delivery,” at Management World 2012 (Twitter: #mwd12) in Dublin, Ireland.Continue reading
“Mobile advertising is on the move,” a new blog entry by Jeff Cotrupe, now appears on Talent Zoo’s New Media Edge blog. The piece describes how companies such as Microsoft and Verizon are working together on mobile advertising campaigns for Global Hyatt Corporation and others, and how smaller operations/business support systems (OSS/BSS) providers such as Transverse offer software solutions with the potential to accelerate the trend.