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DAWGS Vacant Property Security A California-based mortgage lender recently experienced break-ins, squatters and other security issues with their Chicago property portfolio. Rather than send a representative to Chicago to coordinate the eviction and security of the properties, they turned to Chicago-based, vacant property security experts DAWGS (Door and Window Guard Systems) to completely manage the process. DAWGS Took Care of Everything Once the lender reached out to DAWGS, the DAWGS team managed the entire project seamlessly. The customer was able to remain out of state while a DAWGS project manager coordinated with multiple vendors on the lender’s behalf to facilitate the eviction of default tenants and empty the property. Once the property was empty, DAWGS installed their patented steel door and window guards. DAWGS patented door and window guards prevent break-... (more)

How to Cannibalize Your Own Products Without Getting Eaten Alive

The scenario is fairly typical. You launch your SaaS application for $14.99 per month. A few months later, a competitor launches a competing service for $10 per month. How do you respond with a competitive offer without cannibalizing your existing customers? We asked three software executives for their thoughts on the topic and have summarized their responses below: Paddy Srinivasan, CEO, Opstera (www.opstera.com) In the above scenario, you are introducing a new tier in the Free->Premium continuum. The inherent risk is that existing customers might want to downgrade to the new le... (more)

Billing and the Value-Added Paper Cup

In his book Business Agility, Michael Hugos says: "Opportunities to make money by being responsive have exploded. There are far more ways to use responsiveness to attract customers than there are ways to use efficiency and low prices. This is because there are so many different kinds of customers, and each is looking for slightly different mixes of products and services. Constantly changing environments and customer needs enable responsive customers to offer continuously evolving mixes of products and services." This simple quote and this simple concept requires that we rethink wh... (more)

How to select a wireless broadband distributor

A wireless broadband distributor buys products from manufacturers and resells them to VARs, WISPs and ISPs. For manufacturers, a wireless broadband distributor often provides many value added services including warehousing, support, financing, training and deployment assistance. And, the best way to find a good wireless broadband distributor, says John Diem, VP of Sales and Marketing for Fox Valley Internet (http://www.foxvalley.net), is simply to ask other VARs, WISPs and ISPs. "Most think of distributors as companies that just move boxes. When you ask other ISPs, you find that'... (more)

New Salesforce.com Jobs Posted Here

Our Salesforce.com Jobs Newsletter is a community of like-minded Salesforce.com admins and developers who share job leads with one another. There is no fee to sign up or share a job. These are not Macon Raine jobs. That means I can’t answer any questions about the postings below. **************** 10/16/2012: Salesforce.com Developer Needed: Atlanta, GA or Charlotte, NC This hands-on developer/analyst role requires the design and development of custom cloud based solutions. Prior experience with Salesforce.com is not required. You will directly contribute to the creation of new pro... (more)