By: Devi Thomas, VP of Marketing Communications at Salesforce.org and Amy Goddard, Manager of Marketing Communications at Salesforce.org

Prior to the pandemic, podcasts kept many of us sane during our daily commutes. As social distancing left those of us non-banana bread bakers searching for entertainment, podcasts came to the rescue even more — with a 42% increase in listens globally.  

The reason? Audio-based entertainment is flexible. You can listen on the go rather than being tethered to a screen, which is a welcomed relief as digital fatigue continues to grow. During isolation, many people reported that it was nice to feel like someone is having a conversation with you, about topics you find interesting. The only thing that could make it better in many cases would be the ability to interact.

Enter: Clubhouse. 

Clubhouse is an audio-based social media platform that is gaining significant attention. It may seem strange Read more

The wave of new companies coming to the market continues apace. The latest new-stock-on-the-UK-block is re-commerce business musicMagpie. Trading of its shares began today on the (junior) AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. As someone who only very recently used its services and loves small-cap stocks, I’m keen to look into the investment case for the company. Should I buy MMAG shares today?

What is musicMagpie?

Founded in 2007, musicMagpie is a dream for anyone who likes to declutter. It specialises in “refurbished consumer technology“. It takes the stuff we no longer want — including smartphones, video games consoles, CDs and DVDs — and then sells it on. Previous owners get some fuss-free cash for their unwanted things and the company pockets the (often sizeable) difference between what it pays to acquire them and what it goes on to sell them for.

Thanks to the multiple … Read more

As we celebrate National Community College Month, we wanted to share highlights from a conversation with Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana’s statewide system, and Dallas College

Like many community and technical colleges, they are using technology to create a connected learner experience across individual campuses and system-wide. Here are three takeaways from our conversation.

Many community colleges are looking to adopt tools and techniques to help students succeed.

Commit to Technology That Supports Your Institution’s Mission

Ivy Tech serves over 150,000 learners, including dual credit students in high school and working adults who are looking for a better job. More than 40% of all students are people of color. “We have a really big role to make sure we provide equitable opportunities for all Hoosiers,” says Dr. Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech.

Two years ago, when Ivy Tech hired its current CIO to lead its technology initiatives, Read more

One AIM stock that’s had a great run recently is Cerillion (LSE: CER), the billing, charging, and customer relationship management software solutions provider. Since I listed the company as my top micro-cap stock for November, its share price has risen 93%. Meanwhile, over the last 12 months, the stock has jumped 133%.

I looked at Cerillion on a few occasions last year, and was always impressed by the stock. However, I never bought it for my own portfolio. It’s fair to say I’m now kicking myself. Is it too late for me to buy? Let’s take another look at the investment case.

Cerillion: strong growth in H1

Earlier this week, Cerillion posted a half-year trading update for the period ended 31 March. And the numbers were very impressive, exceeding management’s expectations.

For the period, revenue is expected to total around £12.8m, a 25% increase on the same period … Read more

When I talk with nonprofit leaders about digital transformation, I get responses that range from excitement and optimism to skepticism and overwhelm. Even the leaders who are eager to reimagine the way their organizations work aren’t sure how to determine how far they’ve progressed on their path to transformation — and how much more lies ahead.

It can sound big and murky, but digital transformation simply means integrating technology into your organization in a way that enhances your ability to deliver on your mission.

Research shows that nonprofits that have worked through a digital transformation process are fast, agile, and resilient. They can work quickly to collect and learn from data. Their systems and processes help them pivot when an unexpected turn of events (a global pandemic or a tidal wave of social activism, for example) turns their operations upside-down. They’re flexible enough to pursue multiple paths to impact, … Read more