E-Commerce Provides Fertile Ground for B2B Growth


Business-to-business firms view increased online activity as an effective way to boost their growth, according to a new report from CloudCraze. Eighty-nine percent of the 400-plus B2B decision makers CloudCraze surveyed in the United States and Europe expected digital commerce would help their businesses grow. “It behooves all B2B companies to take a page from the B2C playbook and make it easier for customers to buy — if they wish — without human interaction,” suggested Rebecca Wettemann, VP of research at Nucleus Research.

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Happy Birthday to RAID, the Storage Solution that Transformed Computing

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Before Optane and SSDs, we had a different way to boost conventional hard drive performance. Happy 30th birthday to the Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks.

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Intel Will No Longer Provide Per-Core Turbo Frequencies, Making Motherboard Tuning Impossible

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Intel has announced it’ll no longer disclose specific core boost frequencies beyond its maximum single-threaded and base clock speeds. Here’s why that’s problematic.

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4 Marketing Strategies That Can Boost B2B Sales: Study


Four business marketing strategies can boost business-to-business sales conversion rates by up to 25 percentage points, based on results of a recent survey by Altman Vilandrie. However, only 15 percent of businesses fully take advantage of them. Even those that do use the strategies sometimes fail to maximize sales conversions because of a lack of coordination and integration. The four strategies: standardizing lead handoffs; employing lead scoring; creating detailed customer maps; and coordinating between sales and marketing departments.

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Graphene-coated copper could dramatically boost future CPU performance

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New research into a copper-graphene interconnect design could dramatically boost performance and cut waste heat.

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Seagate revives Barracuda name, launches multiple 10TB hard drives for consumer, professional product lines

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Seagate unveiled its new lineup of 10TB hard drives today — a 25% boost over current 8TB products and with multiple consumer and professional products.

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Tweets May Soon Breeze Past 140-Character Limit


In an effort to better monetize its platform and boost user traffic, Twitter may relax the 140-character limit on individual tweets by no longer counting photos and Web links. The tweak could take place within two weeks, according to a report that cited an unnamed source who asked for anonymity because the decision had not yet been made public. CEO Jack Dorsey hinted at the move earlier this year when he tweeted an elaborate screenshot containing more than 1,300 characters.

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Cybersecurity Goals to Guide Federal Software Spending


The U.S. government is on track to significantly boost spending on cybersecurity solutions. However, evolving requirements to greatly improve federal protection of information technology resources will shape that spending. In fact, federal cyberprotection goals should be augmented and significantly modified, according to recent studies of the federal market. The linkage between increased federal investing in cybersecurity and the requirements for bolstering IT protection are portrayed in two newly released reports.

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Apple rolls out 24-month corporate iPhone & iPad lease plans in India

Article Image In an apparent bid to boost sales in India, and gain a foothold in the developing market, Apple on Tuesday began offering corporate customers in the region attractive two-year lease plans for iPhone and iPad starting at 999 rupees (about $15) per month.

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Standalone HBO Now subscriptions at 800,000, says network's CEO

Article Image Despite launching almost a year ago with a publicity boost by Apple, HBO Now currently has just 800,000 subscribers, the head of the premium network revealed on Wednesday.

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