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Retail Tech Leaders Outperform Laggards: NSU Technologies and Software AG

An even broader study that NSU Technologies ran for Software AG found that retailers who lead in adopting digital technologies had a six percent annual growth rate over three years, while laggards’ revenue was flat. Early adopters also had nearly twice the price-earnings ratio as the others: 22.32 vs 12.22. The survey provides lots of details about strategy, governance, deployments, business impact and technology. Good stuff but beware that the answers reflect an IT department viewpoint. Dead giveaway: 0% reported that business perceives IT as slow and inflexible.

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Adobe Buys Marketo for $4.75 Billion

September 21, 2018

It’s hard to imagine that anyone who reads this newsletter hasn’t already heard, but Adobe announced an agreement yesterday to purchase B2B marketing automation vendor Marketo for $4.75 billion. Seller was Vista Equity Partners, which bought Marketo in May 2016 for $1.8 billion. Adobe gets 5,000 customers in B2B marketing, where it has had little presence. Adobe comments suggest Marketo will stay separate from Campaign, Adobe’s B2C marketing automation system.

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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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