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G2 Crowd Buys Siftery to Help Companies Cut Tech Costs

We’ll see how this week goes, Dear Reader. If the news is as slow as expected, we might just shut down early and give you back a few minutes. In the meantime, we have some items left over from last week. Let’s start with an acquisition: software review site G2 Crowd has purchased Siftery, which examines company Web sites to figure out what technologies they’re using. The idea is for Siftery to help companies manage their technology after HG Data helps them buy it.

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Consumers Upbeat About Connected Devices Despite Security Risks: TNS Study

December 18, 2018

As expected, there’s no news worthy of your attention today, Dear Reader. But I’ll offer some interesting surveys. Here’s one on connected devices from network technology provider TNS. They found that most (62%) of U.S. adults think such devices boost the quality of life, even thought even more (72%) fell that location data creates privacy and security risks. You won’t be surprised that 25-34 year olds are the most enthusiastic.

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Two-Thirds of C-Suite Can’t Recognize Bad Data: Fivetran Report

December 6, 2021

Like the determined optimist who tells his boss the factory is on fire by reporting they’ll soon be able to update their equipment, let’s find some silver linings in a batch of gloomy surveys today, Dear Reader.  We’ll start with this Fivetran report, which finds that 85% of data leaders say their company has lost money by basing decisions on bad data, and 66% believe their C-suite can’t tell when that happens.  The bright side is there’s lots of room for improvement.

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