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Freshworks Buys Natero for Complete Customer View

One of the less-recognized subspecies of Customer Data Platforms are customer success systems, which need unified customer data for their own purposes. The Natero customer success system builds a complete view, although I don’t know whether they meet the RealCDP requirement of making it accessible to other systems. I do know they were just purchased by Freshworks, a unified marketing, sales, and support system that specifically wanted Natero’s data assembly super powers.

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36% of UK Consumers Feel More Trust in Data Handling After GDPR: TrustArc Survey

May 24, 2019

What’s changed since the General Data Protection Regulation took effect one year ago tomorrow?  TrustArc and Ipsos found that 36% of UK consumers have greater trust in how their data is handled, which the press as spun variously as a success (“more than one third”) or failure (“only 36%”). I’d say any improvement in trust is a success these days. A global survey from Snow Software had similar results: 39% of data professionals feel more protected although 20% feel worse.

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IT Teams Build Sloppy Automations: TeamDynamix Survey

August 17, 2022

IT teams spend lots of time on repetitive requests from business users, finds this TeamDynamix survey.  You might think the implication is IT should let users do more for themselves.  But the main time-wasters are things like password resets, employee on-boarding, and managing credentials, which can’t really be delegated.  And here’s the kicker: IT professionals automate those tasks by building sloppy, insecure, undocumented scripts, just like the non-professionals.   Fun fact: 53% of teams manage 100 or more applications.

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