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  • these changes together with converged infrastructure have the potential to reduce the typical IT budget by one third over a five year period while delivering the same functionality with improved response times to the business
  • The all-flash array technology was by far the cheaper and quicker option, and the batch processing went from two hours to less than 30 minutes.
  • Wikibon’s analysis of the 4-year effective cost of NAND flash storage (Figure 3) shows it dropping from about $470/terabyte in 2015 to $9/terabyte in 2020. That is a fifty times (50x) reduction in cost over 5 years. In stark contrast, capacity magnetic disk will drop  from $237/terabyte to $74/terabyte over the same period, only a three time (3x) reduction in cost.

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  • Organizations that want to extract more intelligence from their Hadoop deployments might find help from the relatively little known Tajo open source data warehouse software, which the Apache Software Foundation has pronounced as ready for commercial use.

  • The ProtectWise™ Cloud Network DVR, a virtual camera in the cloud, delivers unlimited retention of full-fidelity network traffic, the ability to automatically go back into weeks, months and even years to uncover threats that were previously unknown using the latest intelligence. It also correlates threat detection from proprietary research, machine learning, flow-based traffic algorithms as well as multiple commercial intelligence feeds across its customer base--providing collective security. This is combined with advanced visualization tools that allow for deep-dive forensics and rapid response. The Cloud Network DVR is delivered as a service allowing for rapid deployment, evaluation and time to value, and eliminates the costs associated with appliance-based solutions.

  • Decision-making authority for purchases is slipping away from individuals in familiar roles—often those with whom B2B sales teams have long-standing relationships.
  • More people within (and, thanks to digital engagement, even outside) the organization are playing pivotal roles in sizing up offerings, so the path to closing sales has become more complicated.
  • The best response is to embrace the new environment. Sellers who are ready to meet customers at different points on their journeys will exploit digital tools more fully, allocate sales and marketing resources more successfully, and stimulate collaboration between these two functions, thereby helping to win over reluctant buyers. Our experience with upward of 100 B2B sales organizations suggests that while the change required is significant, so are the benefits: an up to 20 percent increase in customer leads, 10 percent growth in first-time customers, and a speedup of as much as 20 percent in the time that elapses between qualifying a lead and closing a deal.

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  • Of those 17 agencies evaluated, a report released Friday found that most had established stronger policies that allow for more transparency – that in fact let staff scientists speak openly about the findings they are paid with tax dollars to ... well find.
  • In 2013 five agencies had no social media policy at all, but now all agencies evaluated, but one—The Food and Drug Administration—have guidelines in place.
  • One agency we really did see come a long way was NOAA,” Goldman said. “Under the Bush administration there were reports of scientists being restricted and not being able to communicate particularly around climate science. And their new policy is that their scientists can pick up the phone and talk to a reporter. They don’t have a clearance process. They don’t have to get permission.”

  • Google also studied the digital behaviors of those participating in b-to-b buying decisions and found a big shift in mobile usage. Thirty-four percent of people involved in the b-to-b buying decisions in 2014 used their mobile devices across each stage of the purchase. In 2012, the number was 18%. Mr. Miller said he believes the increase indicates more b-to-b marketers are buying on mobile devices, as opposed to just researching there.
  • Seventy percent of those researching b-to-b products and services now use video across the purchase path, according to Google. That's up from 46% in 2012. Google also said more than 895,000 hours of YouTube videos produced by a selection of top b-to-b brands were watched in 2014, a number the company is releasing for the first time.

     
     
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