VIRGO, an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel the U.S. and world economies, announced today that the B/OSS group on LinkedIn, a social networking group formed in January 2009, approved its 6,000th member, adding more than 500 members in the last two months. Over the course of the past 12 months, the group has increased membership by more than 72 percent.
“The rapid rate of growth demonstrates a vital position for B/OSS in the marketplace, and we are seeing growth trends directly on our site as well," said Danica Cullins, publisher. “BSS/OSS professionals are increasingly turning to B/OSS for information and, more importantly, research around critical business decisions."
A community extension of the B/OSS brand, the B/OSS LinkedIn group has members from more than 30 countries participating in discussions and networking with peers around the world. The group’s charter is to provide an ongoing forum for sharing real-world experiences and general networking. It also is a forum for news and information in the increasingly vital world of BSS and OSS.
“The BSS/OSS world is in the midst of profound change," said Chief Executive Officer John Siefert of VIRGO Publishing. “On the one hand, B/OSS is documenting those changes on a daily basis, and on the other, it is providing in-depth Reports, Digital Issues and OnSites that point the industry toward the future. Our mission is not just to document change, but to help bring the best thinking in the BSS/OSS world together in one space to help shape effective responses to change. The growth in the B/OSS LinkedIn group testifies to the importance of B/OSS content and the importance of the historic moment for the BSS/OSS profession."
To join the B/OSS LinkedIn group, click here. Membership in the B/OSS LinkedIn group is subject to approval.
Billing & OSS World (B/OSS) is a leading provider of news and information distribution as well as editorial analysis for communications service providers’ software sector. As CSPs strive to streamline their businesses and make them more competitive through the application of business and operations support systems and processes, B/OSS offers a comprehensive source of intelligence that identifies industry trends, drivers and innovations in this sector.
About VIRGO Publishing
VIRGO is an information distribution company focused on the most innovative and complex business-to-business markets that fuel U.S. and world economies. Our mission is to help business professionals break through the hype, ambiguity and information deluge they experience, by offering trustworthy guidance on the decisions they need to make — be that early in their decision making process, whilst making a purchase decision, or following the decision when a product, service or ingredient is in use.
We do this in each of our networks by focusing on five key tenets that make their information journey fruitful: Content, Audience, Brands, User Experience and Performance Marketing.
With 19 brands including trade magazines and/or websites, 8 trade shows and regional conferences, training and accreditation programs and an expanding online platform, VIRGO leverages its events, publications, digital and other media to provide integrated solutions for professionals in industries, including healthcare, natural products, telecommunications and self-storage.