Payments are essential to the success of marketplaces and platforms that connect buyers to sellers, where transactions are a critical component of customers’ satisfaction. Sellers seek fast and flexible payouts, while both sellers and buyers look for an integrated and seamless experience. With the increasing complexity of multi-party transactions on platforms, these expectations are difficult to meet.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Stripe Connect, an offering that allows marketplaces and platforms to accept payments from and send payouts to third parties.
Forrester’s interviews with four existing Stripe clients and subsequent financial analysis found that an organization based on these interviewed organizations experienced benefits of $6.1 million over three years versus costs of $1.3 million, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $4.
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
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
Law firms have received two dramatic wake-up calls about the vital importance of data
security in the last two years. First, there was the leak of 11.5 million documents from
offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, known as the Panama Papers, which became public
Then came the massive cyberattack on prominent global law firm DLA Piper
in the summer of 2017.2
As we will explore, despite the industry’s aversion to media
coverage of such attacks, less-visible breaches involving the legal profession are being
reported worldwide in ever-increasing numbers.
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
The first-ever Global Digital Transformation Benefits Report is here. The report analyzes 230 customer stories and 330 data points to provide concrete evidence on digitization's disruptive potential. It examines how digital transformation has driven CapEx and OpEx savings, sustainability initiatives, equipment uptime, and other key business goals. It also includes stories from 34 of our customers, including how:
• Tata Power, an Indian power company, cut power restoration times from hours to seconds.
• New Belgium Brewing, a US beer company, cut downtime by 50%.
• Vitens, a Dutch water utility, shrank deployment times by 65%.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
This white paper will examine the security issues introduced by
more data over faster networks, how an architectural approach can
solve those challenges and introduces the GigaSECURE® Security
Delivery Platform, the leading next-generation network packet
broker purpose-built for security tools to work more efficiently
across physical, virtual and cloud environments. In fact, IHS Markit1
has named Gigamon the market leader and the best-known vendor
in the space with #1 market share in multiple industries – 36%
overall and 59% in the government sector.
"Malicious cryptomining has consistently been one of the top threats across all internet activity in 2018. Cryptominers tap into an organization’s computing power to create cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero — and generate profit for themselves. If you’re not protected, it can cost you in all kinds of ways. It can lead to degraded system performance and regulatory risks, and leaves an attacker with an open door to further exploit your network.
In this eBook you’ll learn about who these criminals are targeting and how you can protect your network from a significant threat.
"Malicious cryptomining lets cybercriminals profit at your organization’s expense. No industry is safe from malicious cryptomining - a browser or software-based threat that enables attackers to secretly use an organization's computing power to mine digital currency. This fast-growing threat can lead to degraded system performance, soaring electricity usage, regulatory problems, and vulnerability to future attacks.
View our infographic to find out who they’re targeting and how to protect your network.
"Malicious cryptomining is a browser or software-based threat that enables attackers to secretly use an organization's computing power to mine digital currency. Why should you care? Cryptomining is the fastest-growing threat today, and cryptomining in your environment means you are vulnerable to other attacks. Malicious cryptomining also leads to hidden costs to your organization from stolen computing resources.
Learn more about this fast-growing threat and how Cisco Umbrella can help.
Explore Every Option Before Choosing Your Monetization Strategy
When it comes to replacing your billing system or choosing a new billing solution to support revenue management, one of the difficult questions you will face is whether to build a custom software set or purchase a solution from a vendor.
There are a variety of factors to consider when making the build vs. buy decision. This whitepaper helps you determine the right path for your organization.
Download the full whitepaper to discover a practical approach to weighing your options for billing solutions. The whitepaper covers the following topics:
• Question to answer before implementing a billing system
• Considerations for building a billing system
• Costs of building your own system
• Considerations for buying a billing system
• Common billing system requirements to consider
By reading our systematic exploration of billing options and considerations, you will find the approach that will lend the greatest success to y
Published By: Tricentis
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
The way that we develop and deliver software has changed dramatically in the
past 5 years—but the metrics we use to measure quality remain largely the
same. Despite seismic shifts in business expectations, development methodologies,
system architectures, and team structures, most organizations still
rely on quality metrics that were designed for a much different era.
Every other aspect of application delivery has been scrutinized and optimized
as we transform our processes for DevOps. Why not put quality metrics under
the microscope as well?
Are metrics like number of automated tests, test case coverage, and pass/fail
rate important in the context of DevOps, where the goal is immediate insight
into whether a given release candidate has an acceptable level of risk? What
other metrics can help us ensure that the steady stream of updates don’t undermine
the very user experience that we’re working so hard to enhance?
To provide the DevOps community an objective perspective
on what quality
Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications
service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP
IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three
most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority
CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on
CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data
sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the
right expertise to mine the data sets.
"The state of chatbots has quickly evolved from a fad to an essential part of corporate strategy. No longer a nascent technology, chatbots have matured into solutions that enterprises across industries are taking seriously. But how do we distinguish a simple chatbot from human-like, AI- driven conversational solutions that we now see businesses adopting?
In this three part series, we will examine what it means to deploy “Conversational A.I.” for the enterprise"
Which of your applications should move to the cloud? Is public, private, or hybrid cloud the right choice? And should you use containers, or Platform-as-a-Service technologies? Whether you’re trying to optimize your existing landscape, strengthen your foundation, or innovate with newer technologies that are delivered via cloud platforms, you need to know where to start. In this webcast, hear how IBM helped The Tribune Publishing Company build an effective plan to accelerate their digital transformation. Learn how IBM can also help you analyze your full portfolio, identify opportunities to optimize and automate your infrastructure and determine which applications to move, and the potential business value.
Digital transformation is a business enabler, one that also translates to an increase in the demand for greater storage capacity and performance. This increasing demand requires IT organizations to re-examine their data storage strategy as the growth in capacity doesn’t align with a shrinking IT budget. To support the growth of the business and remain competitive in a global digital market, CIOs are asked more than ever to “do more with less,” while improving performance and availability at the same time.
Published By: iAdvize
Published Date: Jul 25, 2019
iAdvize commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential ROI enterprises may realize by deploying a conversational CX throughout their customer journey.
Read this study to learn how to evaluate the potential financial impact of a conversational CX on your organization through the quality and scalability of the conversations you can achieve.
The benefits—or lack—of a solid RMM will significantly impact your Technology Teams and your customers. During the selection process, it’s important to compare options and determine which product best meets your company’s needs. When searching for the right RMM solution, make sure you consider your clients’ needs as well as your own. You want a solution you can trust, that’s also a leader in the industry. Don’t settle on an RMM until you analyze the following 10 aspects of the solution.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices producing 600Zb of data, driving enterprises to assess their IT infrastructures to keep pace with unprecedented data processing demands. Is your business ready to handle this data explosion?
In this on-demand webinar, you’ll hear Tim Parker, Vice President of Network Services at Flexential, and Craig Matsumoto, Senior Analyst of Data Center Services at 451 Research, discuss the evolution of data – and how enterprises are processing and creating it. Download now to hear Parker and Matsumoto examine how edge computing solutions are meeting the latency demands of an increasingly digitized world.
Published By: Flexential
Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
This webinar recording led by Flexential V.P. of Network Services Tim Parker and 451 Research Senior. V.P. of Research Kelly Morgan examines how companies are using edge facilities to control and manage content. Parker and Morgan present strategies for solving latency and security concerns, along with use cases from companies using facilities at “the edge” to get the most from their data – without breaking the bank.
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
The Constellation AstroChartTM supplies a visual guide of the trends impacting Data to Decisions. After
assessing boardroom priorities, organizations should employ AstroCharts to inform
This report contains two AstroCharts: one identifying Business Trends and one identifying Technology
Trends. The AstroCharts’ vertical axes plot “Organizational Adoption” rates from Mainstream to
Early Adopter to Bleeding Edge. Horizontal axes plot “Business Impact,” the impact of the trend on an
organization’s business model, from Incremental to Transformational to Exponential. The Constellation
AstroChart moves beyond both the hype and constraints of the standard 2 x 2 grid to identify the
dynamics impacting the entire market.
This report applies Constellation’s AstroChart to the Constellation’s business theme of Data to
Decisions. This research domain examines the enablement of data-driven decisions across organizations.
Holistic, data-informed decisions require a multidisciplin
Today, more than 100-plus million users rely on Windows 7. For these users, a new technology age is coming on January 14, 2020 when Microsoft officially ends extended support for Windows 7.
With a change required, this is the ideal time for organizations to determine if they want to migrate to Windows 10 or look to modernize their workplace by following the growing trend of enterprises that have introduced employee choice programs and Mac to their environment.
This e-book examines the options organizations have and how they can make the most beneficial and economical decision.
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