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What CIOs are Focused on in 2018: Predicting Top IT Initiatives and Spend

In Q3, we asked respondents to indicate which technology initiatives they’re focused on in the next 6-12 months. The clear priority for 2018?  DATA SECURITY - by a mile.

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buyer and vendor personalities

[STUDY] Bridging the Great B2B Vendor-Buyer Divide

"Salespeople are too pushy." Well, yes, PUSHY is the name of the game. You have to be pushy just to get in the door. But the fact that most buyers still identified this as the primary reason they don’t connect with salespeople (and there’s a lot of supporting evidence) means it's a problem.

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salespeople should personalize sales pitch

3 Ways NOT to Sell B2B [NEW REPORT]

Exhibit A: The internet. Assume buyers use it. Furthermore, assume that they use it at least as much as you do - to research options, product features and specs, and, yes, product and business reviews. So where does that leave salespeople?

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What's wrong with salespeople?

[SURVEY] The B2B Buyer Persona: 30 Ways to Get Inside the Mind of Your Target Buyer

Obviously, a trusted advisor enjoys significant advantages over the competing salespeople. However, only 18% of the salespeople they met over the past year would be classified as trusted advisors whom they respect.

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what b2b buyers really want

[STUDY: PART 3] What Buyers Want from Salespeople

The survey shows 40% of study participants prefer a salesperson who listens, understands, then matches their solution to solve a specific problem. Another 30% prefer a salesperson who earns their trust by making them feel comfortable.

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steve martin study vendors

[PART 2] What Buyers Want: The B2B Vendor Advantage

Buyers aren’t necessarily fixated on the market leader and are more than willing to select second-tier competitors than one might expect. In fact, only 33% of participants prefer the best-known brand with the highest functionality and cost.

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[STUDY] What Do B2B Buyers Want?

A B2B buyers' higher negative rating of salespeople is inversely related to a department’s tolerance for risk; for example, IT buyers rated 37% of all salespeople as poor - higher than any other department - while their risk tolerance was a low 5 out of 10.

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A State by State Review: Gender Diversity in the Executive Suite

One factor has been proven to impact KPIs positively across the board: gender diversity - especially at the executive level. Our latest research focused on gender diversity in the executive suite through a new filter: geography. How do the states stack up?

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what fuels high growth companies?

[VIDEO] Top Qualities of High-Growth Companies: A Conversation with Henry Schuck

Our CEO, Henry Shuck, discusses our Growth Drivers Survey and reveals what fuels high-growth companies. The results may surprise you.

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Account-based marketing strategy means hitting the target 95% of the time

An Independent Review of DiscoverOrg’s Data Accuracy Claims

"There’s lots of options,” says sales linguist Steve W. Martin. “It’s easy to pick the wrong data provider, as everyone makes the same claims." So he decided to test us. Here's what happened next:

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