Unix and Linux build the foundation for most business-critical systems. Thus, these present target-rich environments for cyber-attackers. Privileged Access Management (PAM) helps to mitigate such risks. To succeed, organizations must follow an integrated approach, covering both privilege elevation and centralized management of shared account credentials.
Today’s customers want 24/7 access, mobile availability, quality, low prices, fast shipping, easy returns and instantaneous service. These expectations demand that every business function be customer-centric, including operations.
Read this report to find out:
• how to create customer-centric operations to deliver the customer experience
• the eight essential components of a connected, customer-centric enterprise
• why alignment between the COO and CIO is essential
• five key steps to start transforming operations to drive growth and create value.
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
UNTUCKit wanted to ensure their stellar shopping experience was supported across every customer touchpoint, especially support. But the growing UNTUCKit team was spread across multiple platforms, without visibility into customer history or lifetime value. Learn how Kustomer enabled them to deliver exceptional service while increasing agent efficiency by 25%.
More data means more opportunities to discover powerful, actionable insights around customers, internal processes, and the broad market. Unfortunately, legacy IT architectures and approaches can block progressive analytics efforts.
That leaves a lot of room for improvement, and the learning and investment curve for starting in analytics can be steep. However, tending to three core steps will prove immensely helpful on this journey:
• Establishing an organizational foundation
• Mapping the data pipeline
• Transitioning analytics proofs of concept into production
As the first managed services partner for Google Cloud Platform, Rackspace can help you accelerate innovation and cost savings within your retail organisation. With over 2.5 million hours of experience managing over 8000+ ecommerce websites, let us look after the intensive day-to-day operations of the cloud, so that you can focus on achieving your core business objectives.
This paper explores:
• Customer Voices: a look at three customers experiences working and thriving with GCP cloud
• Shopping trends and forecasts for 2019
• What’s on offer with Rackspace and our Fanatical Experience™
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The first and most important step to building a successful, scalable application is getting the data model right.
In this white paper, you’ll get a detailed, straightforward, five-step approach to creating the right data model right out of the gate—from mapping workflows, to practicing query-first design thinking, to using Cassandra data types effectively.
Black Friday will soon be here, marking the kickoff to the holiday shopping season. While an American tradition, it is becoming increasingly popular in Europe and has succeeded in creating a place for itself among the end-of-the- year traditions.
Retailers who can identify their customers and deliver hyperpersonalized engagement on any channel are the ones thriving in this new age of retail. As the old model of inventory-led retail becomes obsolete, forward-thinking marketers deliver a new generation of shopping experiences with a common focus: the individual consumer.
In our Personalization Handbook for Retail Marketers, we’ll provide a toolset of proven strategies and technologies to help marketers leverage personalization for longterm wins such as increased customer loyalty, spending frequency and lifetime value. Starting things off, we’ll discuss why hyper-personalization is the only constant in today’s rapidly changing retail landscape.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
We see a counterintuitive future whereby better security no longer means a more complicated or cumbersome user experience. We see a future in which users happily take control of their privacy, out-of-band mobile MFA is the norm, and nobody suffers the fallout from the last major credential breach. This future is free of sticky notes with scribbled codes and centralized credential stores. Indeed, it’s free of passwords altogether.
Ninety percent of business executives believe the Internet of Things (IoT) is important to the future of their organization. And, as IoT is expected to generate a whopping 21% increase in corporate profits by 2022, it’s clear there’s value in adoption. However, there are still plenty of risks that require mitigation through careful planning, cross-functional teamwork and mature security measures.
This white paper explores the business benefits and the security complexities IoT introduces for business organizations, and provides key considerations and recommendations for securing IoT deployments.
Download the white paper today!
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and industrial distribution industry is massive and continues to grow at a steady pace. Despite this positive outlook, individual MRO distributors aren’t short on their own challenges when it comes to retaining and growing their market share.
There are several factors hindering MRO companies from retaining the share they have and claiming more. Namely:
• Complexity: Their large customer counts and behemoth SKU counts render it impossible to give reps market-aligned pricing guidance and sales intelligence
• Competition: MRO is ripe for poaching by Amazon, and as a result, traditional distributors continue to see market share slipping away to the online giant
• Skills: A massive generational shift in the workforce is resulting in a skills gap that’s proving particularly problematic to fill
In this playbook for MRO and industrial products distributors, we will discuss how growth is hindered in this dynamic industry and then provide reimagin
In this e-book, you’ll discover
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next-gen cloud technologies to elevate the
According to the annual report on fraud and internet crime published by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a staggering total of more than $2.7 billion was lost through online fraud and financial crime in 2018, the last full year available. And according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports in that same time period. Many of these fraud events involved brand impersonation or illegal activities conducted via a brand’s website. In other words, the trust and faith the public has in your brand can be used as a cover for illegal activities, making fraudsters’ schemes appear authentic or trustworthy.
To keep the trust within your brand, download the whitepaper to learn how and why identifying and stopping online fraud is essential.
The stretch from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday is an online shopping free-for-all, but is your
ecommerce store making as much money as it could on the biggest sales days of the year?
This quick-look guide shows online store owners how to make more this holiday season. Your
profits go up when the middleman goes out—so say “goodbye” to Amazon and “hello” to Drip
as you cash in on Cyber Week.
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
This guide provides tips on how to filter through targeted solution marketing to make an informed, objective assessments when selecting the best commerce solution for you. Key points include: - Finding a platform that is flexible, agile, scalable. - The benefits of employing a single platform for all commerce use cases. - Leveraging customer data for commerce strategies - Employing an ecosystem of support. - Focusing on long term value over the initial costs. Every organization is at a different point in their ability to deliver frictionless shopping experiences that customers demand. Follow these guidelines to position your business for strategic growth.
Aligning IT and business perspectives requires the ability to create links between configuration information in the CMDB and the business service as experienced by the user. Service Dependency Mapping (SDM) products automate the process of creating and maintaining these links.
Generally, CMDBs populated by discovery tools alone simply aren't usable. They fail because they contain massive amounts of irrelevant information. You avoid this pitfall by correctly populating your CMDB in four simple steps.
Because business success is tightly fused with technology, IT costs are rising, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, businesses are demanding that IT be more than a static resource. IT is expected to deliver business results with a measurable contribution to the organization's bottom line.
ITIL provides a framework of customizable best practice initiatives that help organizations consistently deliver high-quality IT services. Effective ITIL implementation adds value to the IT infrastructure and improves business and service delivery.
Composite applications can provide multiple benefits, such as business agility, better utilization of business software assets through code reuse, development efficiencies, and cost optimization. Once companies are skilled at deploying them, many find that they roll out new applications and integrations faster, while maximizing the value of "tried and true" software components.
Application management requires visibility from multiple vantage points within the IT enterprise, combined with a centralized information store that pulls the technology pieces of the application puzzle into a coherent whole.
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Application Portfolio Optimization (APO) provides executives with tools and information to assess the quality and condition of application assets as well as a means for understanding the impact of proposed application changes.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
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