Improving Business Performance With Mobility

Mobile is white hot! In 2012 there were over 1.6 BILLION mobile phones shipped which about half were smartphones. Forrester predicts by the end of 2013 there will be 1.4 BILLION smartphones in use. Tablets are clocking in at about 128 Million shipped in 2012 which is a 78% increase over 2011. Mobile phones and …

FDA/CMS Announce Long Delayed Ruling on Sunshine Act

As some of you may know, the FDA/CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medical Services) have been (very) late in issuing their final ruling as to when physician Sunshine Act reporting will begin. Those of you who follow me via Twitter and on the i3 Community site know that I’ve been posting updates about the Sunshine …

Dynamics CRM on Windows RT/Surface First Look

There are a lot of blogs, articles and reviews already out there for Windows Surface, Windows 8 and Windows RT. This post will focus on the use of Windows Surface and Dynamics CRM 2011. If you are not aware, Microsoft just announced UR11 which provides Dynamics CRM 2011 support for Windows 8, Internet Explorer 10 …

Pharmaceutical/Biotech Mergers & Acquisitions Expected to Continue

I ran across this interesting article about a significant trend in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Bloomberg Article In a nutshell, drug makers are shifting their focus from cutting costs to filling pipelines through mergers and acquisitions. Next year could top the 2,076 deals worth $166 billion announced in the past 12 months. “What tends …

Notes from Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC)?Day 1

I finally have a few moments to update you on the major themes from Microsoft?s Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) that was in Toronto, CA The week of July 9, 2012. As this is a partner focused event, a lot of the information was focused specifically to that audience. There are some good nuggets thought end …

iPharma Connect Conference?The New Commercial Model

The 11th Annual iPharma Connect Conference was held last week in Philadelphia. This year?s theme was ?Digital Innovation for Marketing Decision Makers in the Life Sciences Industry?. I will share some notes on the conference and key trends and ideas that might provide you some value as well. At its core, digital marketing is about …

Microsoft Convergence 2012?Notes from Houston?Day 3

All good things must come to an end and so it is for Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2012. The excitement and enthusiasm continued on the final day. This has been the best Convergence for content, attendance and audience. Adding to all this great event was the closing keynote by General Colin Powel (Ret.). Closing Keynote Doug …

Microsoft Convergence 2012?Notes from Houston?Day 2

Another exciting day at Convergence. The energy around Dynamics CRM is palpable and at the highest levels I?ve seen or felt it. If this is any indication, the growth of CRM is going to explode. No Keynote today so I started with the ?Developer?s Guide to Integration with Dynamics CRM? session. While I?m no longer …

Power of Possibilities ? Notes from Houston?Convergence 2012

Microsoft Dynamics CRM ? Power of Possibilities ? General Session Bill Patterson, Dynamics CRM Program Manager, presented an overview of the what?s coming for Dynamics CRM. Metro is everywhere and Dynamics CRM goes Metro too. The future of CRM will be more like the apps we love to use. The design focus will be HTML5, …