Every year since 1963, it has been a tradition that the President of the United States issues a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, designed to recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the pioneering entrepreneurs and small business owners that are the cornerstone of our communities and economy at large.
Marketing and information technology (IT) have merged within corporations, leading to ramped up tech responsibilities for the chief marketing officer (CMO). In Part 1 of this series on the CMO’s emerging role, I illustrated how the line has blurred between CIO and CMO duties, and described what new skills CMOs must acquire to successfully steer their organizations and better serve customers.
In this Part 2, we will look at the ways CMOs can maximize collaboration with CIOs and leverage technology to achieve business goals.
Google finally opened its Cloud Speech API to the public, allowing third-party developers to convert audio-to-text within their own applications. Since March 2016, the web giant has provided access to the limited preview version through its developer website. Although it’s still in beta, Google’s speech recognition technology promises to offer developers an improved experience that’s better than current speech recognition providers.
Imagine the improvements in communications and collaboration among the internal and external users of your business processes and applications if their communications software, e.g., text, email and chat, were built right in. There’d be no more switching between apps to continue conversations or share information. Processes could be integrated, transmissions streamlined and productivity elevated.
Welcome back to TaCode Tuesdays! This is the only place you can find snippets of code for use in your very own text/voice apps, along with a weekly dose of taco puns. I’m a developer here at Zang and not only am I a big fan of tacos (if that wasn’t already apparent), I’m also a fan of open source. My goal is to share a new app idea each week that you're free to use “as is” or modify and use as the basis for your next app.
In the last few weeks, I have been detailing how to build an interactive voice response system (IVR) using Zang—you can check out PART 1 here, PART 2 here, and as always, if you’d like to learn how to get started on Zang, take a look at our very first post.