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eCommerce Best Practices: The Platform

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In Part One of “eCommerce Best Practices,” we took a look at key components of creating a seamless and intuitive customer experience through your web storefront. We now go behind the scenes and explore characteristics of a technology platform that gives you the control needed to optimize web store functionality.

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IDEA Dictionary: Net Pricing

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When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you’re trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly-used terms in each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: net pricing.

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EDI Expert Video Series Episode 7: Mapping Costs and Parameters

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In the latest installment of IDEA's EDI Expert Series, IDEA's Manager, B2B Solutions, Tom Guzik discusses how to keep mapping costs down, as well as setting up different parameters in your mapping system. With each installment, we will bring you answers to frequently-asked questions about electronic data interchange (EDI) for users and non-users alike. If you have any questions you would like answered in a future segment, submit your topic to communications@idea4industry.com.

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Technology Trends: Women in Tech

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The gender gap in the technology industry is significant, with Bloomberg Businessweek reporting that men hold 70 percent of all jobs at major technology companies. When asked what can be done to lessen that disparity, members of the industry commonly respond by citing the need to begin educating girls when they are young and getting them interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities. This week, we take a look at some recent initiatives encouraging girls to take an interest in technology, as well as powerful women in the industry today and what they have to say about paving the way for future generations.

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IDEA Announces New Leadership Appointment

  • 25 Nov 2014

Today, the Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) announces a new leadership appointment for the organization. IDEA’s Board of Directors have named Paul Molitor, of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), as Chief Executive Officer and President of IDEA, effective December 15th.

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Data, Content, and Engagement

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Guest contributor, Rhonda Gauthreaux, VP of the Marketing Electrical Division at Southwire Company, expands on her keynote presented at the 2014 IDEA E-Biz Forum. Gauthreaux speaks to how the landscape of business is changing, creating a much stronger need for IT and Marketing departments to work together to find different ways to maintain customer relationships and reach new audiences.

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EDI Expert Video Series Episode 6: What is a Map?

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In the latest installment of IDEA's EDI Expert Series, IDEA's Manager, B2B Solutions, Tom Guzik defines what a map is and how it works. With each installment, we will bring you answers to frequently-asked questions about electronic data interchange (EDI) for users and non-users alike. If you have any questions you would like answered in a future segment, submit your topic to communications@idea4industry.com.

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IDEA Dictionary: What is a UNSPSC?

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When dealing with data, and all related terminology, you may feel like you’re trying to speak a foreign language. In the interest of keeping things clear and simple, we will introduce commonly-used terms in each newsletter that will help you navigate the data shorthand and learn the lingo. This week, we bring you: UNSPSC.

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Technology Trends: Net Neutrality

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Net neutrality, or the concept that all data on the Internet should be treated equally, has been one of the most hotly-debated technology issues over the past few months. This week, we explore the details of net neutrality and what impact future regulations could have on eCommerce and Internet communication.

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