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    Top 10 Blogs We Like to Read

    By Sarah Friedlander Garcia • November 3rd, 2014
    Audiences: Administrators, End Users, Developers

    It’s a blog post of blogs! At UpCurve Cloud we enjoy spending some time each week staying current with industry news and trends. Below is a list of our top ten blogs we like to read: 


    1.  SugarCRM Developer Blog
    The SugarCRM Developer Blog is for all things Sugar and Sugar Developer related. In this blog you’ll find interesting information, announcements, notes and other items of interest to the Sugar developer community.

    2.  Angel Magaña's Blog
    Angel Magaña is an 18-year veteran of the CRM world and the co-author of Implementing SugarCRM 5.xIn his blog, he shares his opinions and comments aimed at providing help to the SugarCRM community.


    3.  Epicom Corporation: SugarCRM Consulting, Development & Integration
    Epicom helps companies grow and succeed by deploying state-of-the-art Customer Relationship Management and marketing automation systems. Their blog focuses on topics related to both SugarCRM as well as marketing automation.


    4.  CRM Talk Podcast
    The CRM Talk Podcast is co-hosted by Steve Chipman & Sam Biardo. Together they provide an analysis of the latest CRM industry news, discussions about CRM best practices and how to succeed with CRM.


    5.  Customer Experience Matrix
    The Customer Experience Matrix is the blog of David M. Raab, a marketing technology consultant and analyst. The blog is named for the Customer Experience Matrix, a tool to visualize marketing and operational interactions between a company and its customers.


    6.  Official Bing Maps Blog 
    The Official Bing Maps Blog is a place devoted to giving readers a deeper insight into the news, trends, people and technology behind Bing.


    7.  Microsoft Office Blogs
    Microsoft Office hosts a blog that is compiled by the various product teams. Posts can be narrowed down by product, audience and type to dive in deeper to a specific topic.


    8.  Chief Marketing Technologist
    The Chief Marketing Technologist Blog by Scott Brinker has been around since 2008 with the core premise that, “Marketing has become a technology-powered discipline, and therefore marketing organizations must infuse technical capabilities into their DNA.” 
    Scott writes about a number of different aspects of this transformation including:

    • How marketing is changing as a result of
    • Hybrid marketing-technology professionals
    • New management approaches in marketing such as agile marketing
    • The marketing technology landscape, the evolving structure of the industry, and why marketing software will never be like ERP
    • The expanding role of data in marketing
    • Interviews with marketing leaders

    9.  ZDNet: Social CRM: The Conversation
    Paul Greenberg focuses on not only what CRM is but where its going in this blog on CRM strategy, technology, stories companies, and personalities.

    10.  Act-On Marketing Action Blog
    Act-On is a marketing automation software platform with email marketing, lead nurturing, lead scoring, CRM integration, social media & tracking tools. In their blog, they produce content on a variety of topics that are relevant to the marketing automation space.

    We’d love to hear from our readers to learn what blogs you are also reading and which are your favorites.  Leave a note in the comments to discuss!

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    Sarah Friedlander Garcia
    Director of Marketing at UpCurve Cloud