26 Nov’13 (Complete)Usually in November, Newsweek magazine publishes its ‘Greenest List’, but as yet, no sign. Meanwhile, there’s been tremendous initiatives by industry leaders in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability, ethics, recycling and cutting carbon emissions. We report the progress of OP market leaders….public and private companies..
After 6 rounds of reviewing over 100 progressive resellers’ webstores the Proficiency Index WebWatchteam have listed their Top 10 to date. Complacent dealers must learn from these best practice leaders...URGENTLY!
21 Nov'13 (Updated)
After years of lagging behind, dealers are waking up to the importance of webstores. However, most are closed, industrial, overstructured, difficult to ‘browse and buy’; and unfriendly to mobile users. C’mon dealers unless you address these issues Amazon will continue to blow you away…
21 Nov’13 (Updated)
Forbes, Fortune and CNBC have all published lists of Disruptors in the business world in 2013. As we did in 2012, we highlight relevant article extracts and list the leading disruptors who threaten complacency in the OP market for 2013...
Best Buy, the US #1 consumer electronics retailer, showed improved financials for Q3’14 ended 3 Nov’13. The signs were encouraging, but it’s well behind in online growth and still marginally profitable
18 Nov'13 (Updated)
Fortune magazine recently published their list of the 50 most powerful women in business. As in 2012, we want to recognize the top female marketers that are leading the industry’s transformation from box-shifters to personal productivity service providers. Nominations are now closed and we publish TOP 10 today and profile today
15 Nov’13While Jony Ive's design group was secretly working on the iPad, Steve Jobs was telling the public and press that Apple had no intention of releasing a tablet.
Wall Street Journal’s Farhad Manjoo has written a fascinating insight into the paranoid behaviour of Amazon Founder/CEO Jeff Bezos, in multiplying sales of the omnivore 5x in the 7 years, to $100Bn by 2015
13 Nov'13 (Complete)
Earlier last month we visited an ex-OfficeSMARTmember, Les Kerrand his Zen Office team. The leading edge office facilities, based in North Manchester (UK), were an impressive example of a progressive productivity services provider in action...
12 Nov'13 (Updated)
This is the 4th edition of Proficiency Index ’40 under 40’identifying the rising stars of the Personal Productivity Services (PPS)market place. It's been a hugely popular feature attracting nominations. 258 nominations were received up until closing date last Friday. Here are the top nominations with profiles before Thursday
Best Buymay continue to see strong stock gains even after a 268% share price rise in 2013, according to a set of analyst upgrades of the restructuring big box electronics retailer.
5 Nov'13 (Updated)Fast Company’s October edition features a great study on the powerful pairings producing great design and business success. We review the OP market and nominate the most progressive dynamic duos, including your nominations too...completed shortly
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