With the current state of the economy, IT executives are being asked to stretch their budgets in order to keep their businesses profitable. In 2008, Median IT spending per user fell to $6,667 from the previous year's $7,397, according to Computer Economics. This represents a 6.2% reduction, consistent with the fact that IT managers were supporting an increasing number of users without corresponding increases in IT spending. IT spend continued to decline in 2009 and uncertainty and caution is still prevalent in 2010.
Today's economy is especially hard on small businesses. How does your small business keep revenue coming in when your customers are spending less? How do you attract new customers in a cost efficient manner? How do you protect your businesses' valuable information assets without making a huge technology investment?
Published By: 3D Systems
Published Date: May 15, 2019
Investment casting is a precise manufacturing methodology that delivers value across industries, from mechanical, automotive and aerospace parts to intricate dental work, jewelry and sculpture. For centuries the trade-off for smooth and accurate investment casted parts has been high costs and long casting pattern lead times.
Now the evolution of parts is accelerating dramatically in many industries resulting in shorter product life cycles and lower volumes of casted parts between cycles. Waiting for tooling for obsolete parts for aging aircraft also mean delays for aircraft to be repaired, costing time and money. Demand for faster foundry production is increasing in all industries and foundries need to be ready to respond.
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The intent of this technical bulletin is to summarize and clarify the respiratory protection guidance from both USP and NIOSH for workers who handle hazardous drugs in the healthcare environment. Download now to learn more.
Software development projects have a long and storied history of failure. In fact, 82% of projects today run late, while errors cost 80% of the average project budget to fix (The Standish Group). Certainly no other business process today is allowed to endure this sort of failure. But software development is often left to chance, despite the significant cost and importance of the process.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Aug 09, 2017
The 8x8-CCNG survey shows more and more companies are moving their contact centers to the cloud, and for a range of reasons that is appealing to almost every business center. Most prominent among those objectives are better business continuity, scalability, supporting remote workers, and integrating new technologies like multi-channel capabilities.
Does your contact center employ remote agents? More than half do or respondents do! Across industries, prioritizing top talent and supporting remote workers is a growing concern. Cloud contact centers support this objective by making the full set of technologies and features available to all users, wherever they are located. Download now to learn more.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Aug 09, 2017
Do you know what happens when a customer connects with your contact center? Not just the way in which he or she is routed to an agent, or the information accessed during the interaction— but what really happens in the conversation that makes the encounter an exceptional one? Do you have any insight into how your agent responded to that individual user, or a way to proactively ensure that other prospects and customers on any channel can have a consistent and positive experience? Are you leveraging all employees in your organization who have a stake in the customer experience, either directly or because their job influences the process? Do you feel confident that you have every metric at your disposal to make the best business decisions?
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Despite the availability of a large potential workforce, finding, developing and retaining the right talent can be time consuming, frustrating, and sometimes an exercise in futility. Organizations that combine technology with enhanced employee value propositions are finding some answers to these challenges. Three things can help overcome these very real obstacles: a clear value proposition, empowered employees, and a forecast of future needs.
Download our new White Paper on Turning Potential Workforce into the Right Talent Strategy to learn how you can conquer these hurdles and help your business thrive.
A true 360 degree view of the customer is a win-win situation for all parties involved: buyers benefit from better service and efficiency, and sellers derive improved loyalty and, inevitably, more repeat business from established customers. This report will explore how Best-in-Class companies take a holistic approach to providing a complete, accurate and integrated view of customers to improve satisfaction and retention without losing sight of customer profitability. As a result of these strategies, companies with more accurate and timely information about their prospect or customer can more efficiently respond to communications, ensure customer satisfaction with better service, and drive toward a larger lifetime value of each account, customer or client.
Does your PC lifecycle management (PCLM) reflect the issues associated with mobile users? Many organizations face expensive inefficiencies by not managing mobile assets effectively. These inefficiencies include dispersed and manual data collection, and inventory tools that are dependent on a connection to the company network.
This whitepaper explains how organizations can reduce their energy bills by remotely regulating computers. Topics include typical workplace computer usage, how to calculate your potential energy savings, debunking power management myths, and how you can assign multiple power saving profiles to clients.
Dysart Unified School District (DUSD) is Arizona's fastest-growing school district. Despite the district's extremely rapid expansion, it remains focused on its mission of "Increasing in Excellence" - or, preparing students for life in the new century.
The US healthcare industry has historically lagged behind others in the maturity of security capabilities, only recently catching up on data security and privacy in response to HIPAA. But there is a wide range of other mounting risks unique to healthcare that S&R pros in healthcare can’t ignore — greater regulatory pressure, increasing targeted attacks, the frightening uncertainty of IoT security, and global economic pressures. This report outlines the most important security capabilities for security leaders in this sector to implement in the face of these challenges.
With companies embracing mobility to maintain competitive advantage in the digital era, information security threats have increased exponentially. Userfriendly technologies such as mobile devices, mobile apps, and cloud storage are often hacker-friendly too, creating opportunities for cybercriminals to covertly infiltrate company data. This opens the door to data loss, reputational damage, loss of proprietary information – not to mention the associated regulatory penalties and potential legal fees. IT bears the brunt of responsibility for information security, yet according to Forrester, internal incidents top the list of security breach causes in 2014.
Despite the fact that Software Executives are pressured to do more with less and cut costs to the bone, many see offshoring as a "threat." They know they need to go offshore - but where? And with who? What they want is an easier, better, more effective and safer way to use offshore programming resources.
Published By: AcquireWeb
Published Date: Apr 07, 2008
This opinion piece, published by DM News in November 2007, addresses a common but less talked about problem with email marketing – over-mailing to positively effect otherwise mediocre results; which is likely the result of an acquisition email provider using a compiled response file, and guaranteeing high open and click rates in addition to a positive ROI. This article provides insight on what the marketer, broker or agency can do to ensure they are maximizing the ROI from a given campaign, while disincentivizing over-sending behavior.
Published By: AcquireWeb
Published Date: Apr 07, 2008
This article, published by Target Marketing in April 2008, examines principles and practices associated with acquisition e-mail, which also apply to CRM programs, that are often overlooked by marketers when building their e-mail strategies. These fundamentals serve as strategies to consider and employ to yield higher response rates and a more effective e-mail marketing effort.
Discover how to get maximum response from your next e-mail Webinar invitation. Learn how to make your event stand out from the crowd, and how to avoid the common mistakes that doom most Webinars to mediocrity.
Ready to move past the basics of email marketing and learn new techniques to optimize your email results? This guide will give you five tips for more successful - and more profitable - email campaigns, including: How to increase engagement with responsive design, tips for better email personalization, ideas for effective trigger emails, effective ways to integrate with social media, and so much more!
Subject lines can be one of the most important elements of your email program. It’s your first (and maybe your last) impression on your recipients. It’s what determines your email response and engagement. However, many marketers will spend far more time on the content of the email and ignore the importance of the subject line. After all, an awesome email is worthless if it’s never seen. That’s why it’s so important to know how to create amazingly effective subject lines that will get your email opened.
Despite the range of functionality offered in Office 365, like any cloud-based offering, it cannot be all things to all customers. There are features missing in Office 365 that will prompt some customers to consider the use of third-party, cloud-based, or on-premise tools to enhance Office 365’s native capabilities. Specifically, these third-party enhancements are focused primarily on the security, archiving, and encryption capabilities built into Office 365. Read now!
The use of instant messaging in the energy industry is widespread, with one source estimating that as much as 60% of trading in the physical power markets is conducted using the technology. Moreover, a Microsoft/Accenture survey found that 34% of oil and gas professionals are collaborating more than they were 12 months earlier, while only 10% are collaborating less. While real-time communications, such as instant messaging, are very useful for traders and others in the energy industry, a failure to monitor and retain them along with other electronic communications can result in substantial penalties and other serious consequences.
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If you are responsible for online advertising, this report is going to change the way you look at your banner ads forever. It did for us. But, step one on the road to this transformation was deciding exactly what to measure. Download this whitepaper to learn about a new measurement approach that proves banner ads boost offline sales.
Despite a number of compelling reasons to move away from annual plans and budgets, many CFOs are reluctant to make the change. They fail to recognize that there are alternative (and less dysfunctional) ways of driving performance improvement and making managers accountable for performance. CFOs need to implement systems that provide managers at every level with the capability to make fast, well-informed decisions. They need to replace annual planning cycles with more regular business reviews that enable managers to see trends, patterns, and "breaks in the curve" long before the competition.
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Your company will only go as far as your creative and marketing minds take it. They build your unique brand and convince consumers to buy your products and services. But to acquire the best of them, you have to do some convincing of your own—and it starts with salaries.
Even with the justified chatter about career paths, culture and work-life balance, salary is still the one. In fact, two thirds of respondents to the recent Workforce 2020 study conducted by Oxford Economics and SAP SE, agree—they all said money matters most.
Our Creative & Marketing Salary Guide is the single most important hiring and retention tool for your company. It’ll help you confidently discuss and offer convincing salaries that help you land new talent and keep old talent.
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