Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Oct 23, 2019
99% of workers are distracted. This is the reality for more than 5,000 office workers around the world that we surveyed this year. More than a third of them are always or very often distracted. Download our eBook to learn more about what's really distracting your teams and what you can do to help.
When building the ideal customer experience, it will be important to have cohesive, convenient, and productive customer interactions, no matter what stage of the customer journey. Technology will no doubt be at the forefront to integrate these qualities into every customer interaction at scale.
Therefore, when choosing a customer care technology like an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA), it is important to not simply implement technology just for the sake of technology, but to make sure that it is enhancing the overall customer experience.
We all know that the customer experience is a big deal. By
2020, customer experience will overtake price and product
as the key differentiator. But due to the complicated nature of integrating a large-scale, customer-facing technology like an IVA, many companies don’t know where to start or how to ensure they are creating the best possible virtual assistant.
We’ve compiled some key technologies and features that should be top of mind when assessing internal expertise or selecting an external vendor.
To compete in a digital economy, today’s leaders must give their teams the right skills and tools to succeed. Made for a mobile, global workforce, G Suite unlocks teams’ full potential for innovation by opening up new ways of collaborating so that people can achieve more together. When teams use G Suite, they can react at a moment’s notice, generate breakthrough ideas, and maintain a shared purpose. Read this whitepaper to find out more.
Millennials will soon be the largest demographic in the workforce, and they want to use cloud-based tools that promote work/life balance (and integration) and collaboration. G Suite fosters the group culture and flexible working environment these younger workers crave.
Google commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying G Suite. The purpose of this study is to provide readers with a framework to evaluate the potential financial impact of G Suite on their organizations.
Google G Suite offers a set of work applications that help organizations transform their businesses. To better understand the benefits, costs, and risks associated with this investment, Forrester interviewed eight enterprise customers with years of experience using G Suite.
Rehab programs will experience a major infux of medically complex patients, including those with neurological conditions, in the coming decades. The drastic increase is being spurred by an aging population. For instance, stroke prevalence is expected to rise by 21% by 2030, and more than 1.2 million citizens are projected to have Parkinson’s disease.
This leaves rehab leaders with one signifcant question: What can be done to prepare for the increase of medically complex patients? By evolving to meet the needs of this changing population, rehab programs can successfully meet the challenge, providing patients with the highest level of care while achieving greater performance standards.
In this whitepaper, we’ll examine the three areas that drive the greatest impact on treating medically complex patients: • Clinical staff • Tech innovation • Patient and family member experience
Research has demonstrated enhanced technology can improve communication between patients, families and care providers, improve motivation, and has the potential to effect better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Additionally, better technology also makes the workplace more appealing to employees.
With the investment and complexity involved, how can health systems utilize technology in the most efficient and effective ways to drive business results?
Published By: SendBird
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
Why buyer-to-seller chat for marketplaces?
Experts understand marketplace apps as a challenge in scaling both
supply- and demand-side at the same time. Once trust and sufficient liquidity
are achieved, the value of marketplaces shift to fostering transparent and
There’s no better way to connect buyer and seller than in-app messaging.
Real-time messaging connects your marketplace’s buyers and sellers across
multiple apps and platforms so they can engage and inform both supply and
demand to transact more quickly. This creates more efficient transactions for
the marketplace platform.
Jeff Jordan, former eBay and current General Partner of Andreessen
Horowitz, said that to manage a marketplace well you need to “Maintain
complete transparency in the marketplace so that participants (especially
buyers but sellers too) have perfect information on products and their
pricing [...] Focus heavily on safety so the marketplace is as safe as possible
to create the trust requi
Published By: SendBird
Published Date: Nov 14, 2019
Media brands are beginning to see that while their content generates excitement, all of their
audience engagement takes place on external platforms. As a result, companies such as Facebook
and Twitter control the audience’s experience — and reap the many benefits of hosting conversations
and interactions surrounding content they did not create.
For customers, this fragmented landscape creates a disjointed user experience because they’re
forced to constantly switch between applications and risk missing the action in the process. They
use one app to consume content, another app to discuss with friends, and yet another app to chat
with the broader community.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
Published By: Riskified
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
To maximize success, eCommerce merchants need to be familiar with the unique shopping behavior and fraud trends of the holiday season. We’ve identified six key ‘sub-seasons’ and insights pertaining to geographies, channels and shipping methods - to give actionable tips to ensure a safe and profitable season. This report explores how merchants can stay competitive and boost revenue, while meeting the sophisticated expectations of holiday shoppers.
What you will get from this report:
1. Tools to enable more cross-border eCommerce:
Get insights to help you capitalize on the holiday season’s opportunities
2. Fraud trends for different segments of the holiday season:
Better manage risk during the most lucrative quarter for eCommerce merchants
3. Insights on six key holiday sub-seasons:
Identify unique consumer preferences to boost revenue
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Sep 26, 2019
"We are in an age of unprecedented opportunity, where ubiquitous data and new technologies are shaping the world and dramatically changing the way consumers interact with businesses like yours.
The rise of fintech companies is driving competition, e-commerce has raised the bar for digital experiences, fraud is at an all-time high, and there is pressure to grow your business. You need to meet these challenges head
on and do it in a way that can scale with the increasing volume — and value — of customers. All while meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
We believe rapid, sustainable growth can be fuelled by acquiring the right customers and delivering customer experiences that align with their expectations. To succeed you need a comprehensive, unified view into your customers and their needs. As a business leader, how do you achieve these objectives? What can you do to attract and acquire new customers? What tools do you need to quickly act on insights and to make consistent, relev
Published By: Corrigo
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
PropTech is disrupting the facilities management and real estate industries – from big data and
IoT to artificial intelligence and augmented reality. The latest advances in PropTech are
accelerating change in facilities management like never before, driving bottom line value and
helping future-proof FM operations. The promise of PropTech is why our Corrigo team is investing
so heavily in frictionless, self-learning platforms to help our clients use technology to truly
transform their businesses.
But as we amplify FM ops with new technology, we are just as passionate about helping our clients
optimize their current processes. Why? Because making even small changes today can mean huge
savings for their bottom line. In fact, 80% of organizations are leaking more FM value right now
than they could immediately gain with new, emerging tech strategies.
That’s no small leak – it’s a staggering loss for organizations of all sizes. After analyzing 700
million facilities management transactions a
Published By: Corrigo
Published Date: Nov 01, 2019
Think about all the ways your life today is different than it was ten years ago. Think about how you
shop, how you get around, how you plan travel, and how you stay in touch. So many things that used to
be a hassle are now almost effortless.
If your life feels different, it’s because you’re living in a new era – what experts are calling the 4th
Industrial Revolution. You’ve probably heard some of the more catch-phrased components – big data,
artificial intelligence, deep analytics. Some of these still seem like science fiction, but they are very real,
very active, and crucial parts of what we at Corrigo call the Intelligence Economy.
In the Intelligence Economy, data is collected, crunched, and activated to solve problems and create
greater value for customers, partners, and employees. It’s the information, insights, and automations that
enhance experiences, predict needs, strengthen connections, and deliver the right info or action at the
right time, in the right way. And the Intellig
We’re seeing a global trend towards responsible investing. Increasingly, institutional investors are recognising the potential for ESG factors to affect the valuation and financial performance of the companies they invest in. At the same time, consumer demand for responsible investments is surging, especially from the younger generation.
“Responsible” or “sustainable” finance and a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have moved firmly into the mainstream today.
This booklet presents the proof to address the issues around responsible investment implementation: statistics from across investment markets that show how significant this shift is.
Around the globe, voices clamoring for climate-aware investing and carbon controlsare increasing. Demand for ethical treatment of employees, customers and other stakeholders is also growing, as is indignation about poorly-managed companies.
Companies are subject to an increasing set of non-financial reporting requirements relating to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. A swathe of new requirements will soon impact the investment and lending appetites of EU financial institutions. Coupled with increasing investor demands, these new rules could have a profound impact on companies’ ability to raise capital, within the EU and beyond.
When we first launched the Women In Alternative Investments Report (WAI Report) in 2001, we were among the few voices talking about women’s advancement in alternative investments. It was a delicate conversation and one that few people were comfortable having. But now, eight years later, the conversation has shifted. The issues have moved mainstream, the dialogue has broadened, and the voices are many, but change is afoot. Investors are pressuring Alternative Investment Firms to increase gender diversity at the funds and portfolios they invest in. Read the KPMG report to understand why achieving gender diversity is a business imperative.
The alternative investment industry is increasingly feeling the impact of digital technologies, but are hedge funds and private equity firms moving quickly enough to adapt to the digital world? Read now KPMG's report Alternative investments 3.0 and understand how the alternative investment industry can embrace disruption and accelerate digital innovation.
Welcome to the latest edition of KPMG’s The Pulse of Fintech — a biannual report showcasing key activities and trends within the fintech market globally and in key regions around the world. This edition provides a global overview of key investment trends and highlights in the wealthtech and proptech sectors in H1-2019. Read now.
The asset and fund management industry has grown signifcantly in the last decade, with surveys indicating about 65 percent growth since 2007, to over USD 80 trillion in assets under management worldwide.
As its importance to the world financial system – linking those with money to invest with enterprises and activities that require funding – is increasingly recognized, so both the industry and the regulators that police the sector become more prominent.
The industry and regulators are coming under pressure from a range of “external” voices – demanding investors and consumer groups, clamoring political and economic needs, changing priorities and hopes of civil society, an increasingly noisy press, the explosion in social media and the rapid growth of new technologies.
This sea of voices is directly influencing the regulatory agenda and increasing expectations on the industry. A fundamental rethink of firms’ mindset and investment offerings is required.
Managing employee experiences is not about pinpointing a single event or moment. People leaders need the ability to collect feedback at every moment that matters and take action to close experience gaps. With Employee Experience Management solutions from SAP, you can use a wide range of employee listening mechanisms across a variety of engagement channels to create a “digital open door.”
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