This blog post is written and contributed by Cip Palacios, head of implementation at Qv21 Technologies, LLC. Qv21 is a Rackspace customer and a leader in SaaS (Software as a Service) logistics solutions for the Oil Field Services industry. Based in Newport, R.I., and with offices throughout the US and overseas, Qv21 Technologies focuses on improving logistics efficiency in the oil and gas industry. Using the latest proven and readily available technologies, Qv21 makes its cutting edge solutions easily accessible to companies of all sizes without large capital expense. To find out more, visit Qv21 at www.Qv21.com.
Musicians focus a lot of their efforts on promoting themselves to fans, but tend to fall short when sharing their projects with other professionals in the industry that can help them expand their reach and advance their careers. It can be a pain keeping your press kit up-to-date. So, the team at Indie Ambassador has created a web app called Presskit.to, a new kind of electronic press kit (EPK) that allows music professionals of all shapes and sizes to more effectively share the full picture of any given project, album or tour.
In the Las Vegas dictionary, a high roller is a gambler who wagers large amounts of money. The Vegas slang for a high roller is “whale.” Whales are people who play a minimum of $50,000 per hand, spin or roll, and who have no problem winning or losing millions in one night. The online entertainment industry is now increasingly driven by whales, particularly where per download or a la carte pricing is used. AuManil is targeting the expected $40 billion free-to-play online games market where they help manage the most valuable players — the 1 percent of players that generate 50 percent of a game’s revenues, the whales.
A leading industrial painting company has embraced all that cloud technology has to offer, specifically when it comes to documenting the work they’re doing as they continue to restore the Eads Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the country’s most historic bridges.
As a leading brand commerce and digital marketing firm, Acquity Group needs the freedom to devote its time to its roster of Fortune 1000 Global Brands clients. Still, Acquity Group customers demand scalability and security, and it is imperative that Chicago-based Acquity Group remains as innovative as possible while maximizing its infrastructure.
This year, we wanted to say ‘Happy Holidays’ to our customers, but instead of a simple greeting we decided to put some muscle behind the message. We offered $1 for every unique view of our choreographed holiday kookiness, up to $10,000, with the donations split between five of our nonprofit partners: Communities in Schools, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City Year, Girls Inc. and FIRST Robotics. We sent it to our customers – if you haven’t received it yet, you should soon – and thought it was reasonable to leave this offer on the table until the end of 2012.
Circlefive is a mobile optimized survey and referral system. Surveys are delivered immediately to any web-enabled device and give you instant feedback and new referrals to help grow your business. Circlefive brings to the market a wonderfully simple new way for businesses and consumers to engage in a meaningful way. A business can finally initiate serious conversations to ensure happy customers and word of mouth marketing.
myFIVEby is a social app that lets you publish your stories, ideas, insights, expertise, passions and more, without the hassle of setting up and maintaining a full-on blog. myFIVEby combines simplicity, ease of use and community with an elegant interface that lets you open multiple posts on the same screen at once. This one-page structure makes managing content easy, letting you access other people’s posts via your own space, instead of having to visit theirs. myFIVEby is a beautifully simple place to write and share ideas, start conversations and discover great content.
Insurance Zebra, based in Pittsburgh, Pa., is a web-based application that allows users to compare live car insurance quotes from all major carriers. Instead of shopping around for rates from each individual car insurance company, Insurance Zebra simplifies that process. Some sites claim to offer similar services, but turn out to be bait and switch schemes that sell your information, or only offer “estimates.” Insurance Zebra bills itself as an unbiased resource for an instant, accurate, simple car insurance comparison. It’s like Kayak for car insurance.