In order to work with customers, businesses need to collect information from them to process orders. For instance, if you’re shipping a product then you need to know the mailing address. Companies often keep this information after an order for many reasons, including expediting future orders or for marketing purposes. But in the wrong hands, that information can be used to commit identity theft. If a company allows personal information leak, that’s bad news.
When it comes to the tech economy, the term "disruption" has been so overused that it has become irrelevant. Everyone is "disrupting" everything, and what was once a meaningful term has lost its value and power in many ways. So, what does it actually mean to be truly disruptive or drive digital transformation? And what can make disruption great again?
While Walmart is frequently maligned over many issues -- rapacious capitalism, ruthless bargaining that cuts margins for small manufacturers, and low pay to name a few -- it's hard to ignore the sheer sophistication of their operations. But the road to streamlining Walmart's operation wasn't smooth. Here are three problems they encountered, and what you can learn from their journey:In 2013, Walmart was losing money over the same issue every retailer has to deal with, inventory control.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".