Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (October 28, 2010) – Indianapolis-based Fifth Gear, an outsourced business services provider for direct-to-consumer retailers, announces the hiring of Chief Information Officer Don Dillard. As CIO at Fifth Gear, Don now leads the company’s information and technology direction, overseeing all aspects of computing and infrastructure operations.
Fifth Gear President Matt Konkle commented, “We are very excited about Don’s arrival on our leadership team. Our technology platforms and continued innovation play an increasingly important role now that we’ve consolidated two successful and long-standing companies into a united brand offering for direct retailers. Don’s leadership experience in technology management will serve our clients well and help us achieve our growth objectives.”
About Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear provides outsourced warehouse, order fulfillment, customer care center, and creative marketing services for specialty retailers and manufacturers of consumer products. The Company serves as a single source for industry expertise, infrastructure and technology for clients. Fifth Gear improves operational efficiencies and drives revenue growth for retailers in today's changing environment. Through its online marketplace, LastandFinal.com, Fifth Gear is also building a multi-category online discount retailer of new, "close-out" and "excess stock" specialty merchandise. The Company serves over 100 multichannel retailers today and continues to grow its client base each month.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010
SR is offering a 30-day free trial of two-day shipping and free returns for an unlimited number of items from its retail partners. After the trial, SR will charge members $79 a year.
Saturday, October 09, 2010
"SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler will let business users can generate models in a few simple steps. Specifically, business users will select data and other inputs they need to do their analysis, choose the types of outcomes and/or reports they want to see, and the SAS software will automatically process the data and select the best predictive models.
"SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler models can also be deployed in-database, which allows results to be used to make faster decisions. In specific, SAS’ latest offering provides key analytics benefits to corporations and individual business end users, including:
* Lets business analysts and subject-matter experts analyze their data using familiar UIs of SAS Enterprise Guide or Microsoft Excel.
* Provides a range of basic, intermediate and advanced prebuilt models that use a broad range of classical and modern data modeling techniques.
* Automatically treats data to handle outliers, missing values, rare target events, skewed data, correlated variables, variable selection and model selection.
* Lets users develop modeling and scoring tables using the data preparation tasks to stack, transpose, join, filter and sample data."
SAS Rapid Predictive Modeler score code is fully compatible with the SAS Scoring Accelerators for Netezza, IBM DB2, and Teradata
With Mobile Check Capture, PayPal iPhone users can take a photo of a check payable to the user and electronically transmit the check for processing with BankServ's technology. The funds are transferred into the user's PayPal account at no cost to the user. (See PayPal Deposits $100,000 in Checks via iPhone in the first 36 hours of its release, in Mashable/Mobile, which notes that "PayPal wasn’t first to introduce the mobile check capture feature — the online payment platform was preceded by brick-and-mortar Chase Bank’s Quick Deposit app.")
"With PayPal Mobile Check Capture on the iPhone, there'll be no more checks lying around the house for months -- a user can transfer a check to his account as soon as he receives it by just snapping a photo," said Laura Chambers, PayPal's senior director of mobile. "BankServ was selected because their remote check processing experience is the best in the industry."
BankServ is a leading provider of banking and payment technology for financial institutions and businesses. With its SaaS delivery model, BankServ offers world-class service bureau products for Fedwire processing, SWIFT messaging, check image capture, mobile and online payment acceptance. Founded in 1996, BankServ acquired NetDeposit, LLC, on September 3, 2010 and is a privately held company headquartered in Las Vegas, NV. More information on BankServ is at www.bankserv.com.
SCVNGR for the location-based service that lets users discover new offers from local businesses and lets businesses create promotions to gets consumers in-store. New York City, Boston and Philadelphia BuyWithMe members can participate.
See also the very comprehensive overview on "Evaluating the business potential of location-based social applications" from SocialMedia.biz.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
For some of the categories, client-side companies were invited to nominate those suppliers that they felt had been instrumental to their business's success over the past 12 months. The winners are those that received the most votes. There are also winners in three further categories, which gave suppliers the opportunity to put themselves forward.
And the winners are...
* Creative and Design Services: TA Design
* Catalogue and Promotional Print Production: ec2i
* Customer recruitment: Abacus
* Delivery Services: Citipost
* IT Platforms: Maginus
* Website and Digital Development: Feefo
* Third-Party Order Fulfilment: Prism
* Best ROI from creative makeover/rebranding: Howard Hunt Group
* Most Innovative Solution--back-end business management: Advansys
* Most Innovative Cost-Saving Solution: Garnett Dickinson