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Geri Spieler

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Silicon Valley Freelance Writer

About Me


WHAT I DO: I help organizations and individuals create and clarify their customer-centric message to clients, the public and other industries, large and small.

WHAT MAKES ME DIFFERENT-I have a deep background in writing for large and small businesses, technology industries and as a research director. I taught internet research skills to writers and industry professionals. 

RESEARCH DIRECTOR Gartner Inc. San Jose, California • Published 150 research notes; received awards for written research and public speaking • Developed and delivered 50 PowerPoint presentations in North America, Asia, Europe, and South America 

SENIOR EDITOR, Phillips Publishing International, Phillips Business Information Potomac, Maryland. • Edited two technology publications. Focused on all aspects of business development strategies for Fortune 1000 companies, and for the vendors who served them. REPORTER, Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times 

REPORTER, Contributor, San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times 

Hobbies: I keep chickens, I tend our "mini-orchard" can fruit, run, write and love living in Silicon Valley.



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Law & Politics

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Technology

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My Writing Samples

E-business Opportunities for Energy Companies

Energy industry businesses must enhance their services or suffer revenue erosion in the marketplace. Increased competition means new pressures on the formerly regulated monopoly that these companies operated in for 50 years.

http://www.gartner.com

Growth Hacking

For new companies that want to ramp up quickly, the "go to" approach for fast growth is "growth hacking." Growth hacking is a method for startups to reach larger audiences in a short amount of time. It's a way to gain rapid growth from limited resources.

http://www.gerispieler.com

The Future of Medical Innovation From the Next Generation

Technology innovation has encouraged some of the best minds of several generations to invent medical breakthroughs such as the da Vinci surgical robot. The generosity of many major technology companies who have donated computers to schools across the country inspires students everywhere to explore what is possible.

http://www.gerispieler.com

Writing About Technology: The Reporters View

Writing about technology is not “technical writing.” Also, it’s not like writing a novel. When we think or imagine technology, we often think of computers. For some, it is all about code or using the Web for shopping. The idea and application of technology are in our everyday life. From driving our cars to shopping in the super market.

http://www.huffingtonPost.com

How Enterprise Resource Planning Benefits from Electronic Data Interchange as an Add-0n

The customer is promoting a hot item in 30 stores around the country. The data is showing that 10 stores are running low on inventory. The distribution center is sorting the messages and feeding it to warehouses that stock the item. If everything is running properly, the 10 stores should receive the exact number of replenishment promotional items without anyone having to check that the process is being done as programmed using the electronic data interchange (EDI) and an ERP enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution.

http://www.gerispieler.com

How to Get The Most ROI From Your CRM Software

We usually think of "buyers remorse" as related to a car or home purchase. However, in some cases, there are cases of buyers remorse when a company takes the leap and buys a customer relationship management (CRM) package. According to Gartner research, the global CRM market is expanding dramatically. Businesses are spending $18 billion a year on CRM implementations and the industry expects a major return on investment (ROI) to be very high.

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3 Retail Technologies That Cross Over E-commerce

Ever since the retail market of the Web exploded, the expectation was that brick and mortar was doomed. For some stores, such as Borders Books and Music, it met its fate as Amazon.com marched across the bookstore landscape and chewed up most of what was in its path. However, for the rest of the industry, the lines blurred between online and offline sales and the numbers have never been better. In fact, new mobile technologies are sending more people into stores looking for deals with the same discounts they would get online without the wait.

https://blogger.huffingtonpost.com/tmp/7972774_p.html

Six Best Practices for Securing Your Internet of Things

The world of Internet security is a journey with no arrival date. The road just goes on and on with twists and turns and no defined destination. The challenge is monumental. With the advent of machine-to-machine technology or commonly called the Internet of Things (IoT), security still demands the search for a path and find a destination that will meet the needs of the enterprise. There are many more roads than just one route, but it’s important to find the right path on the journey.

http://www.integrationpartners.com/six-best-practices-securing-internet-things-iot/

Six Best Practices For Securing Your Internet of Things

The world of Internet security is a journey with no arrival date. The road just goes on and on with twists and turns and no defined destination. The challenge is monumental. With the advent of machine-to-machine technology or commonly called the Internet of Things (IoT), security still demands the search for a path and find a destination that will meet the needs of the enterprise. There are many more roads than just one route, but it’s important to find the right path on the journey.In searchin

http://www.integrationpartners.com/six-best-practices-securing-internet-things-iot/

Experience

Freelance Writer

I provide dynamic content in technology, business, health, and the environment. Using the skills learned as a former newspaper reporter and as a research director, I dig up the latest news and trends in the areas I cover by getting out from behind my computer, to conduct one-on-one interviews with key industrial leaders. My talent lies in turning that research into well-written articles that convey clarity, eloquence, and enthusiasm. I write with a natural, approachable voice that can easily adapt to projects that run the spectrum from purely technical to highly creative. See my services at www.gerispieler.com

Company: Self employed

I worked there from 2/2015 until now

Author

AUTHOR Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford Palgrave Macmillan, Jan. 2009 Winner of First Prize, Non-Fiction, 2010, Awarded at National Mensa Meeting Performed extensive background research and uncovered information about the assassination attempt on Pres. Ford by Sara Jane Moore that was never released as confirmed by the FBI case agent. Conducted a wide range of investigations into Moore’s childhood, associates, underground organizations and relationship with FBI and political groups.

Company: Self Employed Author

I worked there from /2003 until now

Research Director

Gartner is global technology advising company. As their research director I was assigned several Tier 3 technology makers as well as technology users in helping them understand the market and utilized technology to its most effective manner. I assisted my clients in successfully growing their reach into the market at large.

Company: Gartner

I worked there from 6/1996 until 2/2004

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