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VRM – Trust Matters

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MyCustomer.com publishes the second half of Doc Searls predictions and emerging forms of VRM but I couldn't resist adding a few to his list. As a long term advocate of VRM (or SRM as I used to call it back in the last century) I fully agree with Doc and the ProjectVRM core principle of ‘user-driven’. However we at PAOGA prefer ‘user’ […]

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Translucence and Selective Disclosure

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The PAOGA proposition, protecting an individual's Personal Information, has not changed from Matt Mower's writeup over 3 years ago which I came across recently. What has changed is: Consumer attitude to data abuse. Organisations (public and private) attitude to the costs and risks associated with 'holding' personal data. The emerging 'user-driven' VRM (Vendor Relationship Management) community. Cloud […]

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Wasted at The Dorchester

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I was invited by Real Impact Productions to attend the Chartered Institute of Waste Management Awards at The Dorchester this week. This event celebrated individuals, companies and local authorities who are doing much more than just talking about 'green' issues and was really interesting. Do click on the link to see what they are doing. I have […]

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VRM and Green Energy

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Last week was one of those rare occasions when I couldn't resist 'phoning in' to Julian Worricker on You & Yours on Radio 4 to put in my fourpenneth about energy conservation. I proposed that the 50,000 new homes a year, that this government has promised, should ALL include solar panels (photo voltaic) not only […]

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Byte Night ‘boosts’ homeless

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An additional 700 people joined the 76,000 under 25's who slept 'rough' on Friday night thanks to Byte Night, founded 10 years ago by Ken Deeks and James Bennet to raise money for Action for Children. Once again, we gathered our sleeping bags and slept under the stars for the night to remind ourselves just […]

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Market Research Conclusions

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There is an emphasis in the marketing literature on data-mining as a facilitator of customer-centricity and competitive advantage. It is tempting to assume that benefits flow automatically to both buyers and sellers from ICT solutions (indeed the term ‘solution’ is axiomatic). This study examined the concepts of trust and trustworthiness in the e-commerce environment in […]

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