Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 19, 2018
Your door is always open, regardless of your business or support hours. Today’s customers ask questions at any time of the day or night and will wait for you to respond (but not for long). This poses a challenge to most businesses: How can you anticipate which channels a customer will need or want, and how can you determine whether these channels will be efficient for your organization? The short answer is: you do. Customers want the ability to contact businesses in more than one way, and they expect each brand interaction to be consistent with the one before and after. Learn how with Zendesk's Omnichannel solution.
Restaurants are a top choice for a teen’s first job. In fact, minors comprise almost a third of the hospitality workforce. But employing such a prominent population isn’t always easy. Managers need to comply with labor laws that are regional in nature and constantly changing. They also need to contend with teens’ school schedules, which are always in flux. How’s a manager supposed to keep up?
Today’s thriving High-Tech sector is driven by shrinking product lifecycles, rapid innovation, distributed engineering/manufacturing—and highly demanding customer expectations. The industry needs to deliver on multiple fronts, including:
• Embed customer-centric innovation throughout the lifecycle: Only with customer experience at the core can companies stay ahead.
• Tame ideas into executable products: Detecting early trends and using customer feedback is vital.
• Manage complexity better: Increasing visibility of all product data helps build and manage digital models to use in every business function from R&D to field service.
• Create relevant connected systems: High-Tech innovators use IoT for an ongoing dialogue of customers, devices and manufacturers.
• Provide agility to compete on software, hardware and service: Customers want value from every interaction.
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Consumer engagement is always top of mind for retailers, however brands are learning the best way to engage omnichannel shoppers at store-level is through its most knowledgable, motivated employees. Taking a lesson from their own consumer engagement strategies, innovative brands are turning to employee engagement initiatives designed to motivate associates, drive productivity, cultivate career paths, and most importantly, create more committed employees eager to drive customer satisfaction.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 12, 2019
Old-school planning and budgeting can’t keep up
In disruptive times, innovating and responding to change requires visibility into business conditions—and reliable planning and forecasting. However, it’s not always easy figuring out which cloud-based corporate performance management (CPM) system will best fit your budgeting, planning, analysis, and reporting needs.
In this report, you will gain insight into:
• The drawbacks of old-school, manual budgeting and planning
• Benefits of cloud-based performance management systems
• Four evaluation criteria for selecting cloud-based CPM technology
Digital Business Demands Better
In your organization, you’ve probably heard
questions like these asked of the application
development and/or infrastructure and operations
> Why can’t our software development teams keep up with new business
> Why are we always waiting on infrastructure teams?
> Why do our business initiatives become outdated before their required software is
> Is our software development team aligned with corporate goals like engaging
younger consumers on their mobile devices?
Published By: Optymyze
Published Date: Feb 05, 2018
The best sales teams have strong leaders who exercise control and use their experience to set a strategic direction, to inspire and coach sales reps individually. But keeping the team on track and focused on winning it’s not always easy.
Read this article and find out what are the 5 leadership mistakes that keep sales managers from achieving their goals and how you can fix them.
As enterprises work to replicate the development agility of internet companies and innovate in highly competitive markets, application development has grown increasingly complex. The large, monolithic codebases that traditionally power enterprise applications make it difficult to quickly launch new services. Siloed and potentially distributed development and operations teams present organizational alignment problems. On top of this, users are more demanding than ever – enterprises need to scale effectively and monitor deployments to ensure customers are provided with high performance and a consistent experience. Of course, all this needs to be done while providing always-on service availability.
With physical and online information security always growing stronger and harder to crack, fraudsters gravitate toward the weakest link in your security—your contact center and voice channels. For many years, our annual fraud reports have shown that fraudsters increasingly exploit the phone channel. Fraud rates continue to increase every year, and this year is no different.
Between 2016 (1 in 937 calls) and 2017 (1 in 638 calls), the overall voice channel fraud rate increased by 47%, continuing on the upward trend from last year 113% increase.1 From 2013 through 2017 we have seen the fraud rate climb over 350%, with no signs of slowing down. It is important to note, that some verticals (i.e. Retail) experience even higher fraud rates than shown here.
Published By: CloudTask
Published Date: May 11, 2018
As a B2B marketer, the process of nurturing and generating new leads is always tricky business. Chasing high quality and relevant leads requires a considerable amount of time, energy and resources to be invested into email marketing campaigns, social media management and educational content such as blogs, whitepapers and eBooks. While live chat support has been around for about a decade, only in recent years and especially in the age of the smartphone, are B2B companies capitalizing on it as a channel to generate and nurture leads.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Sep 18, 2018
Email marketers have always dreaded the unsubscribe, and at the cost of nearly $18 or more per unsubscribe depending on your average order value, it’s clear why. Altogether, the cost of an unsubscribe -- in terms of lost revenue potential and associated soft costs — is nothing to blink at. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to decrease your unsubscribe rate and recover some of that otherwise lost revenue.
You wouldn’t hold a critical investor call, customer event or shareholder’s meeting in your office bullpen. So why would you host an important virtual event on a platform intended to support small-group collaboration and teamwork?
Frost & Sullivan research shows that two-thirds of companies use web conferencing on a regular basis for project collaboration. We also know that more and more of them are turning to the same solutions to host webinars for critical internal and external events. While web conferencing solutions can be used to support large-group or strategically important meetings, webinar technology is designed specifically for that purpose and will almost always deliver a better experience and a higher return on investment. Webinar tools deliver a wealth of features to help companies gain better insights into attendee sentiment for better investor relations, employee and customer experience, and lead generation and qualification:
• Integrated video draws higher levels of int
The biggest headache for most payment operations teams is cost control — and a large part of it comes from fraud management:
Investigation teams waste large amounts of time just assembling the data needed to make decisions.
Detection engines are always playing catchup with the latest fraud patterns.
Ever changing regulations increase the time and cost required to reach compliance and meet audit standards.
Given their scope and impact, replacing core fraud systems is not an option for most firms. But instead of replacing them, you can improve the investigative process with augmented investigation, and improve the detection process by enhancing current systems.
This whitepaper describes three ways financial services firms can use TIBCO solutions to lower the cost of investigations through faster results, reduce fraud losses through better detection, and simplify audit and regulatory compliance through centralized access to information.
Teachers have always experimented with new technology and how it can be integrated to augment the lessons and content given to students. Classroom sets of books afforded teachers the opportunity to give homework, movie projectors and televisions offered an opportunity to display new content, and calculators transformed computational mathematics. Augmented and virtual reality are new tools that can transition pedagogy to include new materials and content. Students can travel to historical landmarks, world heritage sites, and past events from the safety of their classroom. Books can be scanned to reveal videos and three-dimensional content identified by the teacher to enhance the content available to the student.
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Having real-time access to engagement information via a cloud-based, integrated, information infrastructure is critical in delivering high-value, on time engagements that always delight clients. So why do so many consulting firms fail in this area, that they constantly advise clients on?
Enjoy a complimentary copy of ProjectManagement.com’s new white paper on how an effective information infrastructure will ensure client excellence. Author Andy Jordan, consulting firm owner and industry expert, reveals the 5 ways to exceed client expectations and how consulting firms can leverage technology to achieve client excellence.
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When it comes to implementing and managing an effective digital signage network, every organization has to start somewhere. Regardless of how many screens you have or what applications you’ve deployed, there’s always something new to learn. But you don’t have to learn every lesson on your own. We’ve compiled a list of tips and best practices from organizations of all sizes—companies with implementations ranging from 10 screens to 2,000 screens. Use this resource to learn from the people that have successfully implemented and scaled digital signage within their organizations.
Databases have long served as the lifeline of the business. Therefore, it is no surprise that performance has always been top of mind. Whether it be a traditional row-formatted database to handle millions of transactions a day or a columnar database for advanced analytics to help uncover deep insights about the business, the goal is to service all requests as quickly as possible. This is especially true as organizations look to gain an edge on their competition by analyzing data from their transactional (OLTP) database to make more informed business decisions. The traditional model (see Figure 1) for doing this leverages two separate sets of resources, with an ETL being required to transfer the data from the OLTP database to a data warehouse for analysis. Two obvious problems exist with this implementation. First, I/O bottlenecks can quickly arise because the databases reside on disk and second, analysis is constantly being done on stale data.
In-memory databases have helped address p
Published By: BlueCat
Published Date: Aug 20, 2013
To enable always-on application access and business connectivity, you need a rock-solid network foundation. The increasingly complex, dynamic and fluid relationship between networks and devices requires a new approach to IP Address Management (IPAM) – one that unifies mobile security, address management, automation and self-service to provide actionable network intelligence and a broad span of control. This paper discusses the critical role of IPAM in providing a smarter way to connect mobile devices, applications, virtual environments and clouds.
Energy doesn’t have to be just another overhead, it can be an opportunity.
We’ve always been a leader in sustainability.
Two years ago, there were 630,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on European roads. Today, there are more than 3,000,000.
We’ve established one of the largest electric vehicle charging networks in Europe, and we’re now driving towards a smarter, more sustainable future here in the UK too, by making it easier for everyone to join the electric revolution.
Find out how by download this whitepaper today.
LifeSize was called upon to offer a solution for health emergencies and rare medical conditions, rural and smaller hospitals have always struggled with access to specialists. LifeSize offers a solution that allows access to any specialist - Learn how
IT departments are always being asked to deliver more for less. SOA has garnered widespread attention because it promises to do just that - deliver more business benefit while reducing costs. This is why Oracle has developed a pragmatic approach.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Aug 19, 2019
Looking for a cloud partner for financial planning and analytics that’s flexible, easy to use, and always keeps you up-to-date with the latest technologies? Get analysis of the market, key recommendation for evaluating vendors, and more. Download your complimentary copy of the report.
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