Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve
experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS),
cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies
have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy
anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized,
dynamic, and convenient.
As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced
economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly
to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the
customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
When thinking about how the workforce is evolving, you need to think about what really matters to employees and how you can integrate technology in the workplace for the digital nomads of today. Corporate real estate, IT, and HR executives need to do a lot to meet those needs and achieve their HR goals.
Cisco has the expertise needed to deliver high-quality mobility and collaboration solutions. We make business-critical communications possible in real time, across multiple channels. Cisco Workforce Experience offers are complete, enterprise-class solutions designed to scale smoothly and make your vision of the digital workspace a reality.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Customer service metrics help us track how well we perform in our primary customer service mission—achieving and maintaining high customer satisfaction.
To achieve this mission, we need data to understand our operations and the customer experience. Fortunately, lots of data is available these days.
All the metrics for measuring this data are valuable, but which ones do we rely on to effectively measure our success and guarantee that we’re making smart business decisions? Which metrics make the difference when it comes to ensuring customer satisfaction? We’ve created this guide to help your business find those answers.
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of the value being delivered and find out how governments can harness the benefits and apply them across regions to enhance mobility, experiences and safety. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich and always up-to-date, is a leader in the location data arena.
Advertisers have made great strides in understanding consumers’ digital journeys. But in order to truly map the steps of the consumer – including bridging the journeys between digital and physical worlds – you need advanced location-enabled intelligence. Find out how precise real-world geometry gives you the context you require to create personalized consumer experiences with the HERE and Location-Based Marketing Association (LBMA) white paper.
HERE Technologies gives you the location context you need to make sense of your dynamic user data. Mapping consumer movements to real-world elements such as points of interest, retailers and their building shapes allows you to observe consumer journeys to within meters, and deliver more timely, accurate campaign messages.
As map providers move to a highly modular, platform-centric approach, get an understanding of the value being delivered and how you can harness the benefits and apply them to advertisement campaigns to attain more granular segmentation, precise targeting and a better audience experience. In this report by Counterpoint Technology Market Research, learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich, always up-to-date, and a neutral offering – is a leader in the location data arena.
Employees, devices, and applications are no longer locked away inside the corporate perimeter. They’re on the web and on the go. Providing security for a new breed of anytime, anywhere workers and cloud-based applications requires a novel approach: a zero trust security model.
Assuming that every user, request, and server is untrusted until proven otherwise, a zero trust solution dynamically and continually assesses trust every time a user or device requests access to a resource. But zero trust offers more than a line of defense.
The model’s security benefits deliver considerable business value, too. Read this white paper to learn more about:
-Protecting your customers’ data
-Decreasing the time to breach detection
-Gaining visibility into your enterprise traffic
-Reducing the complexity of your security stack
-Solving the security skills shortage
-Optimizing the end-user experience
-Facilitating the move to the cloud
Healthcare IT is in the midst of a revolution. Far from its leaky-ceiling basement beginnings, healthcare information technology (HIT) is now a strategic business differentiator with a key to the executive washroom. Challenged to innovate new patient and provider application services while maintaining traditional client-server applications, HIT teams are seeking ways to ensure investments in the management and maintenance of traditional systems don’t prevent the delivery of new digital experiences now and into the future.
To find out more download this eBook today.
It’s no secret financial services organizations own and operate legacy solutions. Some of these core processes are front and center, meeting customer needs; others are in the middle, supporting account handling operations; and still many more are in the back-office, handling data and managing analytics. The challenge for financial leaders is to ensure these traditional systems don’t prevent the delivery of great digital experiences now and into the future.
To find out more download this eBook today.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
If you’re not one of those retailers, you’re likely busy playing catch-up to them – and that’s not a position in which anyone wants to be.
Since eCommerce began, a small handful of leaders have set the pace. They’ve innovated quickly and delivered incredibly valuable and convenient shopping experiences. And in doing so, they shaped consumer expectations.
Take Amazon. Over a decade ago, the online giant seemingly rewrote the natural laws of retail by managing to deliver more, better, faster – all with unmatched accuracy and ease. Now, consumers expect an Amazon-like experience everywhere they shop, and anything else feels subpar.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
The Forrester TEI study examines potential ROI enterprises may realize by improving IT operations management and eliminating service outages. Customers interviewed experienced major financial benefits in improvements with IT productivity and cost savings. Read this study to learn more.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Oct 22, 2018
A single outage can be the thread that causes business services to unravel. Can you quickly identify the root cause of an outage and its impact on your business? See how ServiceNow helps customers seamlessly connect their IT infrastructure to transform the customer experience for business stakeholders.
Advanced image analysis and computer vision are key components of today’s AI revolution and is becoming critical for a wide range of industry applications, including healthcare, where this technology is being used to detect anomalies and improve patient care. Due to a lack of integrated tools and experience with these cutting-edge technologies, however, deploying complete systems is difficult.
Applications that utilize deep learning approaches often require large amounts of highly parallel compute power, storage, and networking capabilities, along with performance optimizations for faster data analysis. The Intel and QNAP/IEI solution combines all these elements in one complete system for scalable data management for hospitals and clinics of all sizes.
Read more on Intel’s and QNAP/IEI’s real-world use case on macular degeneration analysis through high-performance computing, vision capabilities, storage, and networking in a single solution.
Location has become paramount to building new apps, services, experiences and business models. If data is the new oil, then location is the crude oil. This is why most of the top location platform players have been developing technologies to power next-generation autonomous mobility systems. And the “richness” of location data and real-time intelligence are becoming strong monetization opportunities.
The 2018 Counterpoint Research Location Ecosystems Update compared 16 location platform vendors, including Google, TomTom and Mapbox. Learn why the HERE Open Location Platform – described as super-rich, always up-to-date, and a neutral offering – is a leader in the location data arena.
Are automakers re-inventing the wheel with every new navigation program without creating user value? Users movement towards free mobile apps that mirror to in-dash screens may be the symptom of a negative cost-benefit perception.
But the automotive industry has an opportunity to change these market dynamics. By delivering compelling experiences that leverage their core advantages, OEMs can create touchpoints for recurring revenue streams from the IVI.
This white paper from ABI Research discusses the state of the connected navigation market, the challenges OEMs face, the industry paradigms blocking OEMs from creating customer value, and the advantages OEMs could leverage.
Case study Objective: Enhance the customer experience by building automation into the security practice.
• Decreased incident response time from days to minutes through automation, enabled by the Investigate API
• Reduction in network security incidents and infected endpoints
• Increased protection against malware, ransomware, and other threats on and off the network
• Enriched security event data and threat intelligence with Investigate
Download this case study today to find out the impact Cisco Umrella could have on your business.
In the midst of an overwhelming amount of disruption taking place in the retail banking industry, a clear path to success has emerged. Banks that want to continue to gain and retain loyal customers must make it easier to bank with them.
According to a survey that included 760 different banks and credit unions, the most important priority for 2017 and beyond is the removal of friction from the customer journey.1
To clarify, today’s customer journey includes both the customer experience at local branch locations as well as their experience while interacting with websites, mobile apps, smart watches, and anything else that is connected to the Internet.
The battleground for customers has shifted to the digital world, and retail banks must adapt quickly as crafty Fintech startups and tech giants like Amazon, Apple, and Google continue to push the limits of what is possible with technology.
If digital channels aren’t approached correctly, they can add complexity to the customer experience in
The goal of usability testing, simply put, is to make sure that a user can complete the tasks they are expected to
complete. Usability testing doesn’t test whether or not the functions of the application, website or connected device work correctly, but rather that a user intuitively understands how to perform these tasks — and how easy or difficult it was to do so.
With usability testing, “close enough” won’t cut it. A product may have a superior architecture, a great set of features, good performance, scalability and a number of other positive attributes. However, all of this effort is wasted if the user experience is inadequate. An application, website or connected device that is not user-friendly is just as bad
as a buggy version and can lead to diminished revenue, product abandonment or a total failure. An application with poor usability can also negatively affect a brand
Consumers expect a seamless, high-quality experience in today’s mature app economy. They want brands to keep up with new technologies like geo-fencing and personalization, as well as the latest ecosystems like voice assistants and connected cars.
With this high bar for quality, QA organizations often struggle to keep up with:
1. Rapid Release Schedules
3. New Technologies (Voice, AI)
4. Geo-Awareness and Localization 5. Device Fragmentation
6. Unexpected Customer Use Cases
The cost of failure is high in QA. Time, money, and customer loyalty are all at risk when digital experiences don’t meet users’ high expectations.
Companies have always been focused on the customer experience, but with the ever-changing landscape of how information is consumed, they have to react faster and provide more impactful interactions. Today's consumers expect businesses to communicate with them on the channels they prefer.
This means messaging customers on the channels that provide straightforward and/or media-rich features. Savvy companies know that SMS is the messaging leader, but that MMS and other OTT channels, such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and Viber, provide a more engaging experience. They think about their overall messaging goals and as a big-picture concept.
Join Sheri Atienza, Product Marketing Manager at Nexmo, in this webinar examining how messaging solutions can be the power behind your 2019 messaging strategy. You’ll learn how to customize your messages to both the audience and the medium, and how easy this can be with Nexmo.
As technology improves, retailers are relying more and more on their customer service to gain an advantage and differentiate themselves from the competition. Providing a pleasant customer experience can turn a first-time shopper into a lifelong buyer.
By reading this Epicor eBook, you’ll discover the important role mobile technology plays in delivering faster, service. Retailers everywhere are implementing mobile tools to empower their employees to support customers—from stock and pricing information to mobile checkout.
Epicor Eagle N Series is a fully integrated retail management system that offers a whole host of mobile tools to help you service your customers, stay informed, and make decisions from anywhere. Read the eBook and learn how the mobility of Epicor Eagle N Series can provide your retail business with a competitive advantage.
Replacing your point of sale (POS) software can be daunting, yet most retailers recognize that innovation is important for delivering on evolving customer expectations. Selecting the right software is an investment of time and money that can pay off with increased customer loyalty, more productive employees, and simpler business management.
Epicor has been a part of successful retail businesses for years. All that industry experience has also given us insight into what not to do, like:
1. Not involving the head of the organization in the decision-making process
2. Skipping the planning phase because it “takes too much time”
3. Considering a technology partner that doesn’t truly understand your industry
4. Assuming you will do things exactly the same way you do things today
5. Selecting a vendor that lacks a long-term product vision
Read the white paper to learn more about how these mistakes can cause your organization to stumble—and how you can avoid them.
Drastic changes in the healthcare industry as a whole, including issues like new technologies and shifting reimbursement policies, require employees who can think critically and adapt quickly. These issues create a significant challenge — and opportunity — for industry leaders.
With today’s customers demanding fast and seamless experiences, it’s critical that merchants’ payment technology evolve just as quickly. Read this guide to discover why payment is strategic to business operations today and how to master payment management to drive business success.
Many enterprises have
VMware tools into their
environments and are now
looking to reap the benefits of
the cloud. But this migration
isn’t as easy as flipping a
switch, especially if you’re
looking to continue running
your VMware environment.
The ability to utilize your
existing VMware tools on
an AWS platform can result
in a more cost-effective,
simplified cloud experience,
allowing organizations to
begin their cloud journey by
moving workloads closer to
native cloud services. In this
document, we will review
ideal use cases for VMware
on AWS (VMC).
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