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Paul Gillin

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  • he global business intelligence (BI) and analytics market is forecast to reach $16.9 billion in 2016, an increase of 5.2 percent from 2015, according to Gartner.

  • Data lakes are, broadly, enterprise-wide platforms for analysing disparate data sources in native format to eliminate the cost and data transformation complexity of data ingestion. And herein lies the challenge: data lakes lack semantic consistency and governed metadata putting a great deal of the analytical onus on skilled users.
  • he success factors for data lake projects, he said, come down to metadata management, the availability of skills and enforcing the right levels of governance.

  • the expectation for informative, easy-to-navigate digital purchasing platforms applies just as much to buying a new fleet of corporate cars as it does to ordering a new pair of shoes.
  • In the study, half of the participants reported that their organizations receive less than 10 percent of their revenue from online sales, and only 19 percent report that online sales account for more than half of their revenue.
  • Fifty-five percent of “digital-first” B2B organizations (those with 5+ years of eCommerce experience) report that more than half of their customers currently complete transactions online, compared to only 22 percent completion for “lagging” firms.

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  • 1.  Interactive Customer Support
  • live video chat is transforming the way companies provide customer service.
  • 2.  Product Demonstrations

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  • eMarketer predicts that by 2017, Instagram will finally surpass Twitter (currently serving about 66% of companies) with 70% of organizations employing it for marketing purposes.
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