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  • Ms. Rometty is overseeing a more fundamental shift, turning IBM into a company that also competes where it isn’t in a position of strength.

    “I can only change a company this size by making big bets” in new markets, she says.

  • She wants more than 40% of IBM’s revenues in 2018 to be from corporate markets in analytics, cloud computing, cybersecurity, social networking and mobile technologies.
  • On trips, she carries a backpack with paperwork, school-sized notebooks and pencils—along with her iPhone. She seldom goes anywhere without a <!--  -->Starbucks<!--  --><!--  -->  SBUX      0.73  %        <!--  --> Venti Chai Tea Misto in hand and a metallic hair band.

    Among customers and investors, she is known for her forceful demeanor. She often moves in close to people’s faces, touching them to make a point.

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  • “You can’t market or sell to unhappy customers in a world of connected consumers. It is only a question of time before all brands recognize that the marketing of the future begins with great customer care,” said Ragy Thomas, CEO and founder of Sprinklr, in a statement. “It makes no sense for the marketing team to spend hundreds of millions of dollars driving acquisition while the head of customer service is compensated on reducing the time with your best customers.”

  • Just over ten years ago, virtualization struggled to move from the desktop to the datacenter and experienced significant enterprise headwinds with rejections similar to what containers are experiencing today:
  • Google and Docker are the highest mountains in the range of contributors.
  • Docker makes containers easy by solving some gnarly problems and building an ecosystem that makes developers’ lives easier and more productive.  That’s a winning combination amongst coders.

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  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has published a report that suggests the sharing economy will grow. According to the report, which is based on an online survey of 1,000 people, 19% of US adults have participated in a sharing economy transaction and 72% said they could see themselves being a consumer in the sharing economy in the next two years.

  • The final column “Net $/Usable TB” reflects the net cost for acquiring each storage type. Wikibon expects that net flash storage costs will decline at a faster rate than magnetic disk storage over the next few years, driven by a faster decline in raw storage cost, slightly improved DRe ratios, and significantly improve number of shared copies.
  • Capacity flash with compression and sharing is now close to at $225/terabyte. Wikibon expects capacity flash using data reduction and sharing to be lower cost that capacity disk in 2016.
  • Wikibon expects NAND flash prices to drop by 30%/year, and disk prices to drop by 20%/year. For installations that can organize to utilize data reduction and data sharing on flash, Wikibon expects that capacity flash will be lower cost that capacity disk in 2016.

  • How B2B companies talk past their customers
  • we surveyed more than 700 global executives2 across the six sectors, asking how important each theme was to the way they evaluated the brand strengths of their primary and secondary suppliers.
  • Themes such as social responsibility, sustainability, and global reach, which many B2B companies cast in a leading role for brand imaging, appeared to have a minimal influence on buyers’ perceptions of brand strength. The inverse was true, as well: two of the most important themes for customer perceptions of brand strength—effective supplychain management and specialist market knowledge—were among those least mentioned by B2B suppliers

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Apr 09, 15

"For example, in a survey of CEOs, close to three out of four agreed with the following statement: marketers “are always asking for more money, but can rarely explain how much incremental business this money will generate.”1 Chief marketing officers (CMOs), it appears, don’t disagree: in another recent survey, just over one-third said they had quantitatively proved the impact of their marketing outlays.2"

  • For example, in a survey of CEOs, close to three out of four agreed with the following statement: marketers “are always asking for more money, but can rarely explain how much incremental business this money will generate.”1 Chief marketing officers (CMOs), it appears, don’t disagree: in another recent survey, just over one-third said they had quantitatively proved the impact of their marketing outlays.2
  • Leading marketers are using research and analytics to shed light on who buys what, and why; who influences buyers; and when, in the consumer decision journey, marketing efforts are likely to yield the greatest return
  • Capturing and analyzing data on such issues has become more feasible in recent years thanks to low-cost sensors that can be embedded in products, as well as the ability to capture and analyze huge amounts of unstructured data from store videos—and even to track shoppers’ eye movements

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Apr 06, 15

"tweets with photos earned 150 percent more retweets and 18 percent more clicks."

    • Photos average a 35 percent boost in Retweets
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    • Videos get a 28 percent boost
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    • Quotes get a 19 percent boost in Retweets
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    • Including a number receives a 17 percent bump in Retweets
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    • Hashtags receive a 16 percent boost
    • Tweets with a pic.twitter.com link and photo had 141 percent more retweets
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    • Tweets with a Facebook link or an Instagram link received 19 percent and 52 percent fewer retweets, respectively
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  • 1. Watermark your images with Pablo

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  • Given our assumptions, Wikibon believes the hybrid cloud strategy can allow three times more value to be created, with a breakeven of 5 months, compared with a public cloud strategy with a breakeven of 25 months.
  • A well-run private cloud can be as cost-effective as a public cloud
  • There will be, of course, specific applications that will run better on one or the other at a given moment in time . But a hybrid cloud umbrella will allow migration as the landscape changes.

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  • Throughout my career, I’ve found you have to focus on the broader impact of your work to stay driven and excited
  • tever your career, it’s important to surround yourself with people who are equally committed and enthusiastic about their work. I learn from my coworkers every day and they constantly motivate me to do better.
  • I always make sure to participate in patient meetings. It’s a great way to learn more about the challenges they face in their day-to-day life, to understand their disease and how they manage it. Meeting these key stakeholders and making a real connection with them always reminds me of why I’m doing my job and gives me a true sense of purpose.

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