E-News : February 28, 2012
Top Media Moves
Asset International is planning to launch a new quarterly print publication in March called Philanthropy Management. The magazine will cover investment opportunities and strategies for foundations, organizations and individuals engaged in philanthropy.
Thomas Industrial Network has launched an Enterprise Solutions Group intended to boost the company’s business information and custom publishing revenue stream by helping manufacturer customers centralize, standardize and share vast stores of product knowledge data. The new solutions group will sell itself to customers by offering efficiencies in finding product info and widely disseminating it.
Penton Tech Media, a technology group within Penton Media that caters to IT professionals, announced on Friday that they will no longer print their magazines, but take the digital route instead. The transition from print to entirely digital brands will take place in May. Titles in the technology group include SQL Server Pro and Windows IT Pro.
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White House Privacy Announcement
ABM’s lobbyist, Tom Carpenter, reports on the latest plans laid out by the White House for the new Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. However, without Congressional action, it is unclear if the Administration’s plan will amount to any new progress. More.
BIN Data on Nov. 2011 Print Ad Revenue
Bucking a year-long trend, advertising revenue for print business-to-business publications fell in November 2011, according to the latest Business Information Network (BIN) data from ABM and Inquiry Management Systems. More.
Survey: Most B-to-B Execs Feel Tablets Are Important but Less Than Half Feel They Have the Resources To Execute a Tablet Strategy
A recent survey of 200 ABM members (including CEOs, presidents and those with higher-level digital titles) found that while increased tablet usage is meaningful to 82.5% of respondents (7.5% said tablets aren’t important, 10 percent weren’t sure), just 42.1% say they have the understanding and the resources to charge ahead into tablets on their own. More.
ABM Announces McAllister Award Recipient
Marnette Denell Falley is the recipient of the 2012 McAllister Editorial Fellowship. She will teach and advise students for about a week on the Medill Magazine Project at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. The fellowship was named after Donald McAllister Sr., who served as American Business Media’s chairman in 1955 and who was an active figure in specialized business publications for over 70 years until his death in 1993 at the age of 91. He was chairman of the executive committee at Geyer-McAllister, one of the country’s oldest family-owned publishing firms, until its magazines’ sale to Reed Business Information in 1998. More.
Centralizing Data Is A Game Changer
The issue of how to compress big data into centralized and efficient information companies can use is a hot topic among business professionals.
“The real purpose of big data is to enable big analytics. The most compelling companies out there, I think, are those that attack that problem,” Andy Palmer, a serial database entrepreneur who co-founded Vertica Systems (now part of Hewlett-Packard) and VoltDB, told GigaOm. “I really do believe that big data is, in and of itself, a tool. The real story is more about big analytics. Once you aggregate the data you then have to ask really hard questions.” More.