Getting Somewhere – Interactive Sales Automation As Your GPS

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Since it was Teacher’s Day in Brazil last Wednesday, I turn to a discussion that I recently had with students in my classroom about comparing the methods and sales models implemented in sales force automation with GPS applications.

While the GPS takes us from where we are to a certain destination we want to reach, sales automation supports the sales professional as he moves through the sales cycle trying to reach a successful conclusion. In both cases we can reach the destination in several ways.

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Sales Tech Talk – Samsung Galaxy Note 8 First Review

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ASPEC on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Finally, the day has come — our first review of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. After two weeks of using the Samsung’s newest tablet, I’ll be the first to give my impression of this device. Others will follow as we examine it as a tool for the professional sales person.

Let me start with the hardware:

  • It comes with an 8 inch TFT screen with 1280 x 800 resolution. The screen is bright and nice, but nothing extraordinary.
  • The body is made with plastic which feels a little low rent for its price. And I wish it has a soft rubber feel at the back like the Nexus 7 instead of a slippery plastic.
  • At 8mm thick and 210.8mm x 135.9mm in size, and 340g, you could hold it with one hand easily.
  • A 5MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera are somewhat standard for a tablet.
  • It’s powered by Exynos quad-core running at 1.6GHz with 2GB of RAM, giving a pretty smooth experience even you are running multiple apps.
  • And it comes with a micro SD card slot where you can put in up to 64GB of additional memory. If you are a big fan of videos and music, it is definitely a plus.

However, the most distinctive difference from other tablets is the S-Pen stylus. It is unlike any other stylus and offers an incredible 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity. If you are an artist or like to draw, you can really do some amazing stuff with it.

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