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3 Opportunities For CMOs To Capitalize On In 2021

You know what they say: every problem is an opportunity in disguise. In 2020, CMOs were hit with many problems, from slumping sales to changing distribution and delivery methods to fully redeveloped business models. Still, that doesn’t mean the problems were all bad. Indeed, the 2020 Digital Transformation Index showed that 62% of companies reported having to completely rethink operational models as a result of the pandemic. Still,...

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What Must Happen for Oracle to get on a Cloud-based Growth Path

Oracle’s rising stock in the runup to the company’s earnings this month caught investors’ attention, especially as momentum stocks lost their mojo. It disappointed just as quickly after the cloud-infrastructure-services company released fiscal third-quarter results. As the Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, 0.39% receded from record highs over the past few weeks, some money went into traditional big-tech names, including Hewlett...

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4 Vertical Use Cases For Edge Computing Driven By IoT Growth

Data is the lifeblood of our economy today. It helps businesses in every single industry provide better, more personalized experiences for their customers. And with the IoT, we are creating data at unprecedented rates. However, there are a few challenges to IoT data storage and consumption that many large enterprises are running into. For one, storage solutions can be costly and difficult to scale. Two, it can be a security risk if it...

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What Should CMOs Focus On In 2021?

The role of the CMO. It isn’t easy. In fact, in 2021, it’s probably never been more difficult. In 2019, the average tenure of a CMO had fallen to just 43 months. This already shortened time in the role was pre-pandemic, and we all know how much that has changed things. Companies around the world are dealing with not just digital transformation and growing customer expectations, but the continued pandemic, decreased budgets, and...

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Microsoft’s Momentum is Assured for 2021 After a Blowout Year-End Quarter

Many of Microsoft’s Business Units had Explosive Growth in the Three Months Through December Microsoft again outperformed analysts’ expectations with record revenue and earnings in the three months through December. In itself, that is barely a story. Microsoft MSFT, +0.54% has had explosive growth despite a global pandemic that has had material effects on large parts of the economy. While tech has largely remained shielded from the...

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4 Ways AI And ML Enhance The B2B Buyers’ Journey

It’s not just consumers that want personalized buying experiences. As smart technology becomes more pervasive in our personal lives, all of us are starting to expect the same type of personalized, frictionless shopping experiences in our business lives, as well. We want recommendations. We want proactive answers to our questions. We want to know that businesses understand our unique needs. And that’s where AI and machine learning...

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With Gelsinger as New CEO, Intel Gets an Engineer Who Can Bring Back Innovation

Pat Gelsinger, with Eight Patents to his Name, will aim to Narrow the gap to Competitors AMD and NVIDIA It wasn’t hard to sense that change was on the horizon for Intel. After a tumultuous few weeks for the company, including the well-documented memo from activist investor Dan Loeb, it would be difficult not to expect Intel’s board to react with a bold move. So the legendary Santa Clara, Calif.-based chip maker lured VMware VMW,...

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Exploring 5 Top Retail Trends At NRF 2021

If CES is the biggest show for tech every January, NRF is the biggest show for all things retail. The National Retail Federation has held the show every year for more than 100 years, helping to address the most pressing topics in the retail industry. This year, those topics are largely defined by the global pandemic. First up: the nitty gritty. NFT 2021—at least Part One of the show—is being held digitally, as most major shows this...

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What Investors are Missing About Qualcomm, an Oft-misunderstood Chip Company

The Company is Positioned for Massive Revenue and Profit Growth as the Chip Maker Diversifies Qualcomm, the largest supplier of mobile phone chips, has grappled with a barrage of legal and regulatory battles, and weathered the effect of the global pandemic. The San Diego-based company seems to be mostly out of the woods, and investors have noticed, pushing up its stock by 75% over the past year. Still, Qualcomm QCOM, +0.09% and its...

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6 Key Themes Driving Headlines At CES 2021

It’s the biggest event in technology every year, and coronavirus isn’t strong enough to buck that trend. In fact, the pandemic may have served as major impetus for many of the developments at this year’s show as the global public struggles to adjust to a new normal at work, at home, and in the public sphere. In the end, CES 2021 became the world’s largest virtual event—for now. Here are the big themes that caught my eye along...

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Here’s What’s in Store for Marvell Technology, Qualcomm and Other Semiconductor Companies This Year

Daniel Newman Looks out to a Pivotal Year for Chip-related Companies After big Shifts in 2020 Semiconductors were hot in 2020 as the main stock sector index rose almost 50%. Mergers and acquisitions heated up — two of the largest deals in semiconductor history were announced, Nvidia/Arm and AMD/Xilinx. The year ended with activist investor Dan Loeb taking a significant stake in the beleaguered Intel. This will be a formidable year...