Attracting Investors Webinar: With more than $18 billion in M&A activity in the first half of last year alone, the colocation industry is riding the bubble of rapid growth. Colocation data center providers are being evaluated by a wide range of investors, with varying experience and perspectives. Understanding the evaluation criteria is a critical competency for attracting the right type of investor and investment to your colocation business. Steve Wallage, Managing Director of Broad Group Consulting, has led more than 30 due diligence projects and will discuss specific areas of focus including assessment of financials, management, customers, business plan, competitive positioning and future strategy and exit.
By attending this presentation colocation providers will:
• Hear how investors are assessing colocation providers
• Understand different types of investor strategy and positioning
• Explore actual case studies –success stories as well as examples where investors walked away
• Walk away with a greater understanding of how to not only attract investment, but the right type of investor to propel their business growth
The Complete CRM Handbook highlights key business insights that will help you find more prospects, win more deals, and make your customers rave about your brand.
This practical guide shows you:
- How CRM can improve your sales and productivity
- How to build a complete CRM strategy
- How to maximize your ROI
Learn how a deep understanding of touchpoints - and the ways they drive customers closer to you (or farther away) - can improve acquisition, retention and loyalty, create better customer experiences, strengthen relationships and boost your bottom line. (Plus 5 steps for leveraging touchpoints to profit from better customer relationships.)
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
With the maturing of the all-flash array (AFA) market, the established market leaders in this space are turning their attention to other ways to differentiate themselves from their competition besides just product functionality. Consciously designing and driving a better customer experience (CX) is a strategy being pursued by many of these vendors.This white paper defines cloud-based predictive analytics and discusses evolving storage requirements that are driving their use and takes a look at how these platforms are being used to drive incremental value for public sector organizations in the areas of performance, availability, management, recovery, and information technology (IT) infrastructure planning.
more people than ever before. Whether it's your employees, partners or customers, all your people use enterprise content. And that means content management is becoming increasingly top-of-mind — but companies find it difficult to get it right. In this newsletter, Gartner shares how cloud content management helps you build your content management strategy from the bottom up, enabling you to:
o Improve company-wide collaboration and become more customer-centric
o Scale your business and reduce cost
o Provide security and stability for your entire organization
• Download the full Gartner newsletter, Reshaping ECM: New Opportunities in the Cloud. You'll learn about the emerging requirements of top ECM vendors, as well as discover real-world use cases of Cloud Content Management.
Digital transformation (DX) is a must for midsize firms (those with 100 to 999 employees) to thrive in the digital economy. DX enables firms to increase competitive advantage through initiatives such as automating business processes, creating greater operational efficiencies, building deeper customer relationships, and creating new revenue streams based on technology-enabled products and services. DX is a journey, and it starts with firms embracing an IT-centric vision that guides a data-driven, analytics-first strategy. The outcome of DX initiatives depends on the ability of a firm to efficiently leverage people (talent), process, platforms, and governance to meet the firm’s business objectives.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
When 76% of consumers say they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them, you have to make sure that your strategy, and tool, are top notch. Here's a collection of best practices, drawn from our conversations with customers, to help you improve your agents' productivity and win customer love.
In this whitepaper, we detail how you can
- Provide your agents with complete context by pulling data from your third party systems into your helpdesk
- Reduce ticket volume and help customers help themselves by setting up a knowledge base
- Automatically assign tickets to the right team with ease thus reducing your agent's workload and many more!
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is flooding today’s industrial sector with data. Information is streaming in from many sources — equipment on production lines, sensors at customer facilities, sales data, and much more. Harvesting insights means filtering out the noise to arrive at actionable intelligence.
This report shows how to craft a strategy to gain a competitive edge. It explains how to evaluate IIoT solutions, including what to look for in end-to-end analytics solutions. Finally, it shows how SAS has combined its analytics expertise with Intel’s leadership in IIoT information architecture to create solutions that turn raw data into valuable insights.
Is your organization truly meeting the expectations of your customers and delivering a differentiated experience that builds revenue growth and loyalty? Although there is currently a lot of focus on what constitutes the ideal digital experience, few organizations have successfully executed a strategy that takes the entire digital experience equation into consideration. Download this whitepaper now to learn the 5 keys to the digital experience equation and to read case stories on companies who have gotten it right.
"One of the simplest steps that yields the biggest impact is changing the way employees and customers work with documents. Improving document workflow, removing unnecessary paper-based processes, and reducing errors can be a game changer.
In this eBook, we will explore five key areas where a far-reaching digital strategy can help you save money, increase productivity, and ultimately be more profitable. "
Building an online marketing strategy to drive campaign effectiveness and business success. This paper highlights the ingredients involved in a successful MCM strategy and introduces how the next-generation online marketing platform can help achieve your MCM goals.
Technology leaders need to rethink strategic
planning in the age of the customer. Technology
strategies are too often just collections of loosely
related project plans and too focused on tech
project delivery milestones. Strategies designed
“by IT, for IT” fail to engage business leaders and
executives because they don’t explain how tech
strategy leads to better customer experience and
outcomes. This report explains how technology
leaders can create a strategic tech plan that is
customer-led, insights-driven, fast, and connected.
Online video’s explosive growth has created tremendous new opportunities for engaging
customers and developing new revenue streams. But despite the fact that video is becoming
increasingly central to many online business strategies, many publishers still lack the tools and
data to understand what factors are important in keeping their audiences engaged.
In this whitepaper, we present data from the first ever large-scale scientific study that shows how
video performance quality affects viewer behavior. The results help to shed light on important
considerations that can help businesses craft a successful online video strategy – boosting their
business bottom line and ultimately reaping the rewards of online video’s vast potential.
One of the value propositions of an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy is the ability to provide insight that was previously invisible to the business. But before a business can develop a strategy for IoT, it needs a platform that meets the foundational principles of an IoT solution. Amazon Web Services (AWS) believes in some basic freedoms that are driving organizational and economic benefits of the cloud into businesses. These freedoms are why more than a million customers already use the AWS platform to support virtually any cloud workload. These freedoms are also why AWS is proving itself as the primary catalyst to any Internet of Things strategy across commercial, consumer, and industrial solutions.
This paper outlines core tenets that should be considered when developing an IoT strategy, the benefits of AWS in that strategy and how the AWS cloud platform can be the critical component supporting those core tenets.
A tool for finance leaders to unify disparate customer data with financial and strategic ROI
If you’ve found yourself sweating in a smoky billiard room, wondering what role customer data should play in finance—as well as in your company’s long-term strategy—this eBook will help you hone your pool shark skills.
Inside, you’ll find insights about….
• How to identify patterns in your customer portfolio, and why it matters.
• Avoiding four critical data billiard blunders.
• Key questions to ask while you’re segmenting your data.
• How to tell if your portfolio segmentation strategy is working with the right reporting.
This eBook will help you navigate the crowded billiard room of customer data and how you can use it to drive cross-functional value for your team.
Stories and statistics behind successful analytics projects
The adoption of analytics across the enterprise is accelerating, and with good reason. Analytics can offer a competitive advantage by helping to identify growth opportunities, circumnavigate risk and improve customer relationships. These insights are becoming crucial parts of the business strategy for executives representing a wide array of industries.
Check out our latest eBook to see how some of the world’s leading companies are using analytics to meet their needs. You’ll receive diverse examples of how organizations applied the latest statistical methodologies, such as: scorecard build, regression, decision trees, machine learning and material change to uncover meaning in data.
The examples represent global brands across critical industries – Financial Services, Insurance, High-Tech, Aerospace, Manufacturing and others – where analytics helped answer their most challenging questions.
In December 2017, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study refresh to determine how enterprise organizations are structured from an IT departmental perspective. The study explored two types of IT: digital controllers and digital transformers; and the trends and challenges seen in PC provisioning. Digital controllers are often associated with top-down approach, linear structure, and emphasize security and accuracy. In contrast, digital transformers focus on innovation, employee-and customer-centricity, and prioritize speed and flexibility. By understanding the two groups, enterprises can overcome challenges that arise from PC life-cycle management. By investing in existing PC management tools and partnering with a company that specializes in PC deployment and management, firms can empower employees to better serve customers. Download this Forrester report to learn more about the approach and strategy differences in how these two groups address the dynamic digital demand
Competition and growth demands are intense in today’s environment. Margin pressure and increasing customer requirements create a need for laser focus on the customer experience, a true understanding of costs and margins, and experience to align your supply chain with your organizational strategy.
Adobe collaborated with Forbes Insights on this study in order to shed light on new mobile engagement opportunities: How are companies using apps, whether they are aimed at customers, employees or partners? What are the lessons learned so far? And what are best practices for using mobile and tablet apps?
Adobe has an exceptional understanding of, and a vision for, campaign management technology. We’ve drawn from our experience to create this document to help you better differentiate the myriad of solutions on the market. This guide provides a comprehensive list of questions and criteria to help companies evaluate campaign management solutions
The benefits of running a truly social business are many - driving shorter sales cycles, improving customer care, innovating your talent recruitment strategies, and improving how you coordinate your organization from top to bottom in pursuing unified goals.
"The success of your digital strategy requires bridging the gap between your core capabilities and what customers want.
Watch this on demand webcast with Forrester’s Vice President and Principal Analyst, Ted Schadler, Michael Fasosin, Chief Strategy Officer, Spindrift & DigitasLBi OSG, and Oracle to learn:
- Key trends in consumer online shopping behavior
- How to develop a successful digital experience technology strategy and roadmap
- The essential components of a modern digital experience platform
- How to achieve quick-wins and long term investments simultaneously
You will also see a short demonstration of how Oracle's CX Cloud solutions deliver personalized, unified experiences across channels. "
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