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Where’s the best place to work in IT in 2015?

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Computerworld is seeking to identify the 100 top workplaces for IT professionals for our 22d annual Best Places to Work in IT list. We invite Computerworld readers, HR and PR professionals and other interested parties to nominate organizations, in any industry, that they think are providing great working environments for IT employees, including challenging work, fair pay and ample training opportunities. Nominate a company now through Dec. 14, 2014: https://response.questback.com/idg/bpnoms15/

Take the IT Salary Survey and Discover your Earning Power!

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Computerworld’s 2015 IT Salary Survey: What’s your earning power?  How does your salary compare with your IT peers? Computerworld’s 29th Annual IT Salary Survey will feature the latest IT salary trends and advice on where to find the best-paying jobs. This year’s survey participants can enter a drawing to win one of 3 American Express Gift cards for $500! The drawing is open to legal U.S. residents, age 18 or older.

Take our annual Salary Survey today!

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IDG Tech Marketing Priorities Survey

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Welcome to IDG’s Tech Marketing Priorities Survey. We are conducting this survey of senior marketing leaders to provide better insight into the state of marketing among technology marketers.Your answers are confidential and will be used only in combination with other survey respondents. The survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.  As a thank you for completing the survey, we will send you an executive summary of the research results so you can see how your company’s marketing priorities align with those of your peers. In addition, we will send the first 200 respondents a $20 Amazon.com gift card. Thank you in advance for your participation.  Your opinion is extremely important to us and we appreciate your time.

To participate, simply click here or copy and paste the following URL into your browser:

http://survey.researchresults.com/survey/selfserve/53b/s0064076?list=4

2014: The year of Digital Marketing…Wait a Second, What Exactly is Digital Marketing?

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By, Sam Melnick

Or maybe 2014 will be the year of mobile, or the year content marketing. Ok, Ok, I can guarantee one thing, 2014 will be the year of the horse.

While 2014 might not be the year of digital marketing, digital will continue to be deeply important to the marketing organization. As digital spend continues to increase, the focus grows. Despite this, there can be a lack of clarity around the topic. What exactly falls within digital marketing? How much budget is actually being spent on digital? And how does it all meld together?

Let’s dive in.

Digital Marketing Budget Trends:

From 2009 to the end of 2013 digital marketing program spend has increased from 13% to 34% of the total marketing program mix. For 2014 IDC’s CMO Advisory Service expects this to increase to 39% and to 50% in 2016 (highlighted within Kathleen Schaub and Rich Vancil‘s IDC Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) 2014 Predictions). While this level varies depending on sector and size, the upward trend is clear.

 

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2014 Salary Survey: What’s your earning power?

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New Survey Finds Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) Is Classified as High or Critical Priority Among 80 Percent of IT Leaders

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Survey Finds Enterprise Organizations With Cross-Domain IPM Teams Are Successful at Mitigating Risks and Improving Business Agility

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 8, 2013) – Virtual Instruments, the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual and cloud computing environments, today announced the results of a survey from IDG Research Services. The survey was designed to understand the priority enterprise organizations place on IPM and how the structure of many IT departments is changing to more effectively manage the performance of their IT infrastructure. The findings show that 80 percent of senior-level IT leaders (director-level or higher) place a high or critical priority on IPM and that 79 percent have established a cross-domain team dedicated to managing the performance of their IT infrastructure.

The survey was completed by 152 IT director-level or higher employees across various industries, including financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare, at organizations with employees in the 5,000-50,000 range. Questions focused on the factors driving adoption of IPM solutions, which is defined as those that enable an enterprise to holistically monitor, report, trend and diagnose IT infrastructure performance.

According to the survey, senior-level IT leaders indicated that investments in IPM solutions are being driven by the transition to virtualization and/or the cloud (63 percent), a desire to reduce costs (61 percent) and the need to reduce infrastructure slowdowns (59 percent). In addition, 53 percent of respondents said that a growing mobile workforce and data center consolidation projects are driving their investments in IPM solutions.

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Almost Half Of U.S. Smartphone Users Find In-App Ads ‘Disruptive’

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Almost half (47%) of U.S. smartphone users ignore in-app ads, and 43% find them disruptive, according to a new Forrester study. Only 28% found these ads to be relevant — and just a quarter said the ads were inventive or creative. Based on these findings, the report concludes that marketers are not crafting ads carefully enough to suit the smaller smartphone screen and appeal to the task-oriented mindset of on-the-go consumers. But it also underscores the potential for in-app ads as 40% recall seeing ads for an app, app upgrade or brand and product in an app.

Plus, half of smartphone owners who use apps and have seen at least one in-app ad have researched and/or made a purchase after seeing an ad. Ads for app upgrades are the most likely to result in a purchase (20%), while those for products or services saw the lowest conversion rate, at 11%.

In-app ads for new apps or apps related to ones they are using were the most pervasive type of ads — seen by 47% — followed up ads for app upgrades (40%), and brands or products (37%). The balance included either none of the above or survey participants couldn’t recall the ad type.

The Forrester study emphasizes the importance of getting advertising right in apps, given the growing adoption of mobile devices and apps generally. Last year, about two-thirds of all mobile phone users had apps, up 22% from 2011. And 80% of mobile time takes place in apps rather than the mobile Web, according to comScore.

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Survey: 46% Of Marketers Have Content Marketing Strategy, Only 25% Track Social Media Results

Marketing Land

A new survey from content marketing provider Skyword found that nearly half of the respondents polled have a formal content marketing strategy, but only 25 percent are measuring the results of their social media content marketing efforts. Conducted by Unisphere Research, the survey included 217 participants from the readership base of CRM Magazine and EContent Magazine, reflecting a variety of industries and business sizes.

The survey covered a number of content marketing trends, focusing on how organizations produce and distribute content. According to the findings, the number one reason marketers are implementing content marketing initiatives is to engage customers and prospects, with 68 percent of respondents claiming it is their primary goal.

While 46 percent of the survey participants report their organizations have formal content marketing strategies, 37 percent claim they are working on developing content marketing programs.

For the organizations leveraging content marketing programs, 48 percent say their efforts are resulting in engagement with customers and prospects, and 41 percent are seeing an increase in brand awareness.

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Nearly Half of B2Bs Expect a Marketing Budget Bump in 2014

eMarketer

Business-to-business (B2B) marketers are already looking ahead to 2014, and the outlook for the year seems positive. The Sagefrog Marketing Group surveyed US B2B marketing and management professionals from a cross-section of industries in the summer of 2013 and found that 45% of respondents expected to see an increase in budgets in the next year, while 52% thought their outlays would remain the same.

The top four most popular marketing channels for B2Bs were all digital, according to the survey. Websites were the most uniformly employed technique, used by 85% of those polled. Email marketing was second at 72%, followed by social media (67%) and search engine optimization (56%). Just under half of respondents relied on trade shows, while four in 10 used direct marketing.

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Adobe 2013 Mobile Consumer Survey results – Using mobile sites, apps, and emerging technologies to build loyalty

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With the meteoric rise of mobile devices and tablets, it’s no surprise that mobile is a way of life and is here to

stay. In 2012, there were 121 million smartphone users and 94 million tablet users in the United States alone,

representing a 31% and 180% increase over 2011, respectively.

 

Mobile devices have changed the way  consumers interact with businesses, and today’s digital marketers must understand how consumers use

different devices to be able to build and optimize mobile marketing strategies that deliver the right mobile

experience to each mobile user.  In addition, 2013 marked a significant shift in how mobile users are accessing websites. According to the Adobe

Digital Index,global websites are now getting more traffic from tablets than smartphones, with 8% and 7% of

monthly page views respectively. Given that tablet visitors spend more per online purchase with U.S. retailers

than visitors using smartphones, tablet traffic is proving to be more valuable in terms of e-commerce and

engagement and represents significant implications for the development and optimization of mobile strategies.

 

Results from the Adobe 2013 Mobile Consumer Survey show that consumers are using their smartphones and

tablet devices to connect with brands in a variety of ways, and they are increasingly moving back and forth

between different devices and form factors.

See the results