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.
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: 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
"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."
The world depends on you.
70% of freight in the US, Australia and Europe is moved by trucks and in China that number climbs to 80%.
Trucking as we know it is transforming. What’s leading the charge in this era of digitization? Platooning.
It’s vital that you’re up to date on the benefits and impacts of platooning for your company and the trucking industry. As digitization continues to shape industries around the world, those in trucking who don’t get on board, might get left behind.
Optimize your fleet. Discover how platooning impacts:
Driver safety and satisfaction
Real estate and facilities executives work across a broad agenda, from supporting business growth to improving building performance. Where should technology fit in and when is the right time to review your options? Independent research firm, Verdantix, explores the multiple trends profoundly changing real estate management and driving the need for a refreshed technology strategy. Download your complimentary report and learn more.
Organizations that digitize their workflows increase their productivity by 40.9% - IDC
Business moves fast. The ability for employees to work from anywhere is becoming a major factor in business. With a solid mobility strategy, businesses can enable revenue growth, produce operational savings and enhance productivity. Take a holistic approach to Enterprise Mobility to improve processes, implement the proper technology and provide secure access to information, without disruption to existing processes.
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You may see recommendations for universal tractor transmission oil, anti-wear hydraulic oil, zinc free hydraulic oil, TO-4 transmission drive train oil, and more. These varying recommendations can leave one confused and asking, “Is there one hydraulic oil I could use in all of my mobile equipment?” This is a question our technical team is asked frequently; after all, hydraulic systems perform similar duties, and some components, like pumps and valves, can be common across different OEM brands.
Today, deep learning is at the forefront of most machine learning implementations across a broad set of business verticals. Driven by the highly flexible nature of neural networks, the boundary of what is possible has been pushed to a point where neural networks outperform humans in a variety of tasks, such as classifying objects in images or mastering video games in a matter of hours. This guide outlines the end-to-end deep learning process implemented on Amazon Web Services (AWS). We discuss challenges in executing deep learning projects, highlight the latest and greatest technology and infrastructure offered by AWS, and provide architectural guidance and best practices along the way.
This paper is intended for deep learning research scientists, deep learning engineers, data scientists, data engineers, technical product managers, and engineering leaders.
Government agencies often look to promote new technology for cost-savings and efficiency, but it does not stop there. The second and third-tier effects of technology can be long lasting for citizens, businesses, and economies. When public institutions adopt the cloud, they experience an internal transformation. Inside an organization, cloud usage drives greater accessibility of data and information sharing, increases worker productivity, and improves resource allocation. The external benefit of the cloud is recognized through a government’s ability to put reclaimed time and resources toward serving citizens. This includes provisioning public services, such as occupational-skills training, quicker and more effective service delivery, a pathway to a more productive workforce, and ultimately, a boost to local development. This whitepaper examines the enterprise-level benefits of the cloud, as well as the residual impact on economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Sep 11, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI), the internet of things (IoT), and security technologies are set to disrupt every industry in the next decade. To get there, leading organizations like McDonald’s, Uber Eats, and HSBC have built adaptable digital platforms via APIs. In the ebook, MuleSoft founder Ross Mason shares his point of view on how to build a thoughtful API strategy that will help your organization take full advantage of emerging technologies like AI, chatbots, and IoT without compromising on security.
Download this ebook to learn:
How to unlock AI customer insights with an API strategy.
How to make APIs the bedrock of IoT development.
Why zero trust is key to API security in the new API economy.
You cannot accurately predict what your customer will want next. Artificial intelligence can.
WHY SHOULD THE TARGET AUDIENCE CARE?
By 2020, businesses that use AI and related technologies like machine learning and deep learning to uncover new insights will take $1.2 trillion each year from competitors that don't. (Source: Forrester.)
At any moment, anywhere in the world, on any kind of device, a prospect or customer is raising her hand and saying, "I'm your best opportunity. Don't ignore me." She's telling you that by every action she's taken and every interaction you've had up to that point. You can consider each bit of data you've collected across her journey a meaningful expression of intent. And with that, you will know how to give her an experience that's above her expectations and beyond her imagination.
You need many different technologies in your marketing stack to manage personalization, but AI makes them all work together seamlessly.
Limited visibility has tethered CIOs' success in both IT and business. However, using federated CMDB technology, CIOs can view the complete IT infrastructure and the entire lifecycle of a business service.
Retail has been transformed by technology in multiple ways, from the way customers interact with retailers to how products are offered and acquired. Indeed, the entire shopping experience has been redefined and expanded to enable customers to purchase products anytime, anywhere, with any device, from any number of retailers.
Consumers’ changing shopping behaviors and their reliance on technology enables retailers to reach a wider swath of potential buyers, moving well beyond the borders of their physical store locations to new geographies and populations. That said, retailers must understand how to use technology effectively to draw in customers and entice them to purchase, as well as help them improve their operations and enable new, innovative ways to keep customers coming back.
Continuous member service is an important deliverable for credit unions, and. the continued growth in assets and members means that the impact of downtime is affecting a larger base and is therefore potentially much more costly. Learn how new data protection and recovery technologies are making a huge impact on downtime for credit unions that depend on AIX-hosted applications.
Customer service is, was and always will be a top priority for companies.
But today’s digital age has given rise to a new kind of customer with far different expectations — making customer service more complex than ever.
Here’s the good news: By aligning People, Process & Technology (PPT), you can not only meet these new expectations, but exceed them by providing a more personalized and proactive customer experience.
In this ePaper, you’ll learn how order processing automation helps you:
• Create a more engaged, empowered staff
• Eliminate low-value tasks like data entry
• Provide 100% visibility into every order processed
There will be a ransomware attack on businesses every 14 seconds by the end of 2019 . Every 40 seconds, one of those attacks will prove successful , with devastating effects ranging from permanent loss of irreplaceable data to life-threatening interruptions to patient care. In years past, expert malware authors packaged up their know-how into costly exploit kits sold on the underground market. Cyber criminals had to recover high upfront costs before launching a campaign and realizing a profit. Today, ransomware-as a-service groups like Satan make it easier than ever before for would-be cyber criminals with minimal technical skills to launch attacks, offering free ransomware toolkits and hands-on help to manage campaigns and extort payments. Read our white paper to learn how CylancePROTECT® prevents Petya, Goldeneye, WannaCry, Satan, and many more from executing, with machine learning models dating back to September 2015, long before the ransomware first appeared in the wild.
There is now broad consensus among security professionals that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can play an important role in reducing cyber risks. Exactly what that role is, however, and how it will evolve over time remains unclear for respondents to a new SANS Institute research study sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance. Opinions varied about the maturity of AI, its benefits and risks, and the baseline requirements for an AI-enabled security solution. Download the report today for the complete survey results and learn: 1) How perceptions of AI vary across industry sectors and organizational roles and responsibilities; 2) How AI technologies compare and contrast with human intelligence; 3) How machine learning is driving advances in the field; 4) What respondents believe to be the greatest risks and benefits of AI; and, 5) The most significant barriers to broader AI adoption.
FTP was developed in 1971, and a lot has changed in the decades since it was first created. Though the protocol has seen improvement over the years, there are some fundamental drawbacks to relying on this old technology for transferring today’s large media files.
FTP can no longer keep up with the modern global media supply chain. Whether you are a top tier company or a small startup, being in the media business today requires next-generation acceleration software. Read this whitepaper to find out more.
The University of Melbourne deployed Automation Anywhere’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) technology to reduce manual work and automate a range of administrative processes across student admissions, faculty administration, and supplier tracking. The deployed software bots now automate the entry of all data and attachments for new admission applications, and the university has slowly expanded its automation capabilities for staff across other faculties. This has allowed the University of Melbourne to increase the efficiency of critical business processes, boost staff engagement, and improve customer experience for its teachers and student body.
Although data and analytics are highlighted throughout the popular press as well as in trade publications, too many managers think the value of this data processing is limited to a few numerically intensive fields such as science and finance. In fact, big data and the insights that emerge from analyzing it will transform every industry, from “precision farming” to manufacturing and construction. Governments must also be alert to the value of data and analytics as the enabler for smart cities. Institutions that master available data will leap ahead of their less statistically adept competitors through many advantages: finding hidden opportunities for efficiency, using data to become more responsive to clients, and developing entirely new and unanticipated product lines. The average time spent by most companies on the S&P 500 Index has decreased from an average of 60 to 70 years to only 22 years. There are winners and losers in the changes that come with the evolution of both technology
Who among us has not recoiled before the horror of a terrible
Interactive Voice Response (IVR) experience? IVR technology was
created to save businesses money, but it has mutated into a timesucking,
customer experience-crushing monster!
If connecting with a customer in this day of customer experience is
the goal, there’s a better way! Contain the IVR before it kills another
customer relationship. Can we bring the technology to heel and
bend it to our will? And can we stop its rampage before artificial
intelligence makes it too powerful to be stopped?
With content plentiful and audience attention hard to attract—let alone retain—advertising has to go beyond simple personalization. Discover how HERE is bridging the gap, adding context to our view of the consumer using location-based insights that span the digital and physical worlds. So, you can learn not only who the audience is, but precisely where they are—and why.
Learn more in the HERE eBook.
Audience segmentation is key for successful ad campaigns. Without it, a brand is flying blind – wasting spend and resources.
However, the good news is that increasingly sophisticated technology makes it possible for brands to gain a deeper understanding of their target audiences – and how to reach them. This is especially true of location intelligence-driven advertising which can give more timely and complete insights into audiences than ever before.
As one of the world’s leading location platforms in 2018, HERE Technologies shares insights and solutions to buying location data for better audience segmentation.
Find out about the challenges and questions to ask when buying location data and download the Buyers Guide for Marketers.
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