Most Companies Regret Their Major Tech Decisions: Gartner Study

Well, here’s a sad piece of news: 56% of organizations routinely experience high regret over major tech purchases, Gartner reports.  The good news is that some organizations are better at it than others.  The good ones have clear objectives, disciplined processes, move quickly, and include IT teams in the process.

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Price Tops B2B Vendor Evaluation List: Demand Gen Report

August 2, 2022

One sign of a disciplined purchase process is to focus on features, not price.  But guess what Demand Gen Report found is by far the most common variable in evaluating B2B purchases, Dear Reader?  Yep, it’s price (82%), trailed by reviews (56%), features and functionality (54%), vendor knowledge of the buyer’s industry (53%), and deployment time/ease of use (50%).  Oh, and 55% say purchase times are getting longer and 59% of buying teams have four or more people.  I’m so sorry.

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Meta Releases Lying, Offensive AI and Pretends to Be Surprised

November 23, 2022

Like trouble, bad behavior by Meta shows up whether you look for it or not.  The latest is an open-source language model that was supposed to provide reliable search results because it was trained on academic papers.  Alas, it was quickly withdrawn after reviewers found that it returned results that were grammatical and plausible but also incorrect, not to mention filled with “antisemitism, homophobia, and misogyny.”  How can this be a surprise?

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