Yet "Cloud Atlas" cries out for an explanation, and surely you've noticed that I've been tap-dancing around one. I could tell you that it relates six stories taking place between the years 1849 and 2346. I could tell you that the same actors appear in different roles, playing characters of different races, genders and ages. Some are not even human, but fabricants. I could tell you that the acting and makeup are so effective that often I had no idea if I was looking at Tom Hanks, Halle Berry or Jim Broadbent. I could tell you that, and what help is it?
But what I think has happened is there have been some permanent shifts in the way we work. And a lot of the activities, whether it be board meetings, whether it be pitches, entrepreneurs pitching investors, or conferences, those things have moved to a virtual SaaS. And a lot of those activities will be virtual going forward. Now some activities that come back in person. I have gone to some conferences this year, I have met with my founders and I have been pitched in-person.
The benefit of a year in review retrospective is that it helps teams consolidate learnings from the prior year. But it also helps them get visibility over the macro trends in their work, which can get lost in the week-to-week rhythm of sprinting.
VMworld is the biggest cloud and virtualization event of the year, and I look forward to the opportunity to reconnect with friends and peers and catch up on what's new. It's also typically the time of year that VMware will define its go-to-market strategy for the next year or years to come, which means other vendors in the ecosystem will also react to these announcements.
Although companies are transitioning more workloads to the public cloud, missteps in coordinating the migration are taking a toll. Data show that those inefficiencies are costing the average company 14 percent more in migration spend than planned each year, and 38 percent of companies have seen their migrations delayed by more than one quarter.
As noted above, India had the highest level of IPv6 adoption through 2022. In looking at the remainder of the top 10 list, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia traded places several times during the year as the locations with the second and third-highest adoption rates, at just under 60% and around 55% respectively. The United States appeared towards the bottom of the top 10 list during the first quarter, but ranked lower for the remainder of the year. Belgium proved to be the most consistent, holding the fourth-place spot from March through November, with around 55% IPv6 adoption. Overall, a total of 14 locations appeared among the top 10 at some point during the year.
In looking at the top 10 chart, we note that Iran and Sudan held the top two slots for much of the year, bookended by Yemen in January and Mauritania in November. Below the top two spots, however, significant volatility is clear throughout the year within the rest of the top 10. However, this movement was actually concentrated across a relatively small percentage range, with just five to ten percentage points separating the top and bottom ranked locations, depending on the week. The top ranked locations generally saw 80-85% of traffic from mobile devices, while the bottom ranked locations saw 75-80% of traffic from mobile devices.
"Our outstanding service members and their families do everything that we ask of them and more," Austin said. "Doing right by them is a national security imperative, and it's a sacred trust. So, we're looking forward to working with Congress to secure on-time appropriations to finalize this year's National Defense Authorization Act, and to continue to implement this strategy."
The report comes days after Snap announced disastrous quarterly results and said it plans to slow hiring because "forward-looking visibility remains incredibly challenging." In contrast to Snap, Alphabet shares rose slightly after its numbers were released, as investors may have been expecting more troubling signs.
"Going forward, the very strong revenue performance last year continues to create tough comps that will weigh on year on year growth rates of advertising revenues for the remainder of the year," Porat said on the call.
As we look forward to 2022, I want to thank our clients for putting their trust in us and our people for their extraordinary commitment to the firm. After a record year, we enter the next phase of our growth strategy in a strong position. Our strategic plan is working, our renewed focus on clients is strengthening our franchise and, as always, our people are second to none. We are investing in the future of Goldman Sachs and as a result, the firm will continue to evolve. We have a long-term track record of producing value for shareholders, our leadership team is focused on continuing that record and we are excited by the opportunity ahead.
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To make the best use of this annual event, you should go into your performance review ready to answer questions as well as highlight your accomplishments. This means studying probable appraisal questions ahead of time, as well as considering ways to position yourself as an employee who is striving to constantly learn and grow for the sake of the organization, and in order to be ready to take on additional responsibilities or even a new role or a promotion. To that end, study the possible appraisal questions below, and work on your answers well ahead of time, so your performance appraisal can be an experience that helps you move forward, not feel annoyed.
Simultaneously, new companies have sprung up like mushrooms after a storm, looking to cash in on this new tide of privacy consciousness; it seems that not a week goes by without us getting a review request in our inbox. Most of these services are pretty bad, looking to get a minimally viable product out to make some dough to then reinvest, and we recommend readers stay away.
CSMs can use the EBR FY Scheduling spreadsheet to help with the FY planning process. This helps get forward-looking visibility into when EBRs should be scheduled, and make adjustments to manage workload across the year.
Several weeks before the EBR, the account team and other GitLab presenters meet to go over the content and plan for the EBR, and make revisions based on collective feedback. By this point the EBR's slide deck and talk track are mostly complete, and changes from this point forward are iterative. All presenters should come away from this meeting feeling confident in the EBR's readiness to be reviewed with customer contacts. 2b1af7f3a8