When times get tough, people re examine old habits and brand loyalties. Consumers are more conscious about spending their hard earned money and their tastes shift dramatically as they cut back. Virgin Mobile USA was able to see exactly how their consumers were changing during the economic downturn by surveying their online community of customers. The panel brings together hundreds of customers to interact with the organization on a variety of issues. The results were so interesting that both Forbes Magazine and the Chicago Tribune wrote an article about the findings.
Today as customers increasingly turn to digital channels to research products, shop and purchase--and as employees arrive in the workplace conditioned by engaging consumer Web mobile and social experiences-- organizations can't afford to be left behind because of legacy investments. Customers and employees alike expect an exceptional digital experience. The good news as our TCO study shows is that most organizations can justify the cost of IBM Exceptional Digital Experience solutions based on quantifiable savings within a short period of time.
In recent years, the concept of “Anywhere, Anytime Computing” has become the common denominator in driving personal electronic device sales, as users are adopting to new categories of devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smartTVs. These devices enable consumers and employees to access information and services from almost any device at any time. Gartner studies show that the estimated mobile phone market is to reach 1.8 billion devices in 2013.
The success of any consumer electronic device depends to a large extent on the appeal of the user interface (UI) and how easy the device is to use. Studies show that good cosmetic design can encourage users to explore the full range of features and often engenders the perception that a product is easier to use. So if the benefits of a great looking, easy-to-use UI are so clear, why are so many products still falling short of customer expectations? The solution lies in taking a fresh new approach a consumer electronic device UI plays. By identifying common UI functionality and implementing it in a reusable and customizable way, we can make it far easier for embedded engineers to deliver visually engaging and easy-to-use consumer electronic products.
It’s no longer enough to think of consumers as online vs. in-store. The mobile shopper is neither and both of these, becoming the norm rather than the exception. “7 Ways the Mobile Consumer Changes Everything” reveals new research.
Published By: Intralinks
Published Date: Apr 13, 2015
The truth is that they can get a lot worse – and no one is immune. Your company’s data has never been at greater risk.
There is no doubt that 2014 was a dire year for many organizations, as they failed to properly protect their computer systems and the data held upon them.
As if it wasn’t bad enough keeping on top of new zero-day vulnerabilities, targeted attacks, and revelations of state-sponsored espionage, users are potentially exposing companies’ most important data by not following best practices and using consumer-grade cloud services that aren’t built with enterprise needs in mind.
An ever more mobile workforce wants to work on their files remotely but may be taking dangerous risks with sensitive corporate data at the same time.
In this white paper, we detail some of the biggest computer security threats of the last year and offer some predictions on what we can expect to see in 2015.
We surveyed ecommerce executives from the US, the UK, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands to learn more about their best practices. We wanted to know more about their top priorities, how they’re responding to consumer needs and how they’re optimizing their digital and mobile strategies, among other insights. What are the obstacles they’re facing, and which technologies do they think are key for future success?
What You’ll Learn:
• The channels and tools they’re focusing on for driving sales and profits.
• How brick-and-mortar and ecommerce can complement one another.
• Their take on mobile strategy and optimization by device.
• The technologies they would invest in if time and money were no issue.
Ecommerce executives in the US, the UK, Canada and Australia are forging new frontiers for retailers around the world. We wanted to know more about the broad consumer population they represent and how they're meeting their many needs, adapting to the competitive retail market, optimizing their digital and mobile strategies, and what their top priorities are moving forward – among other things. What obstacles and opportunities do they foresee, and which technologies are they excited about?
What you'll learn:
• Their take on mobile strategy.
• The channels and tools they’re focusing on to drive sales and profits.
• The technologies they would invest in if time and money were no issue.
Published By: Brainshark
Published Date: Mar 22, 2013
With unprecedented adoption among businesses and consumers, the iPad is quickly becoming the preferred device for mobile sales professionals. Find out how enterprise adoption of iPads gives organizations an advantage when in sales and marketing.
Citrix XenMobile and Citrix ShareFile meet the complex needs of your mobile workforce with a complete, integrated and secure enterprise mobility solution—with a consumer-like experience people love. Both products are included in XenMobile Enterprise.
The rapid growth of consumer smartphones and tablets is having a dramatic impact on the enterprise. For employees, it's all about choice and convenience, but for organizations, it introduces new challenges and risks. Companies of all sizes are struggling with an ever-growing array of IT management and security concerns, as more and more business data moves to mobile devices. In this program, we address these concerns and reveal the secrets to unlock the power of mobility with two of the leading experts in the industry.
In a new video, security analyst Rich Mogull discusses mobile data protection topics and addresses many issues, including, the latest trends in mobile security, mobile device management, and mobile data protection.
It’s no longer enough to think of consumers as online vs. in-store. The mobile shopper is neither and both of these, becoming the norm rather than the exception. Download the new research “7 Ways the Mobile Consumer Changes Everything” now.
Today, customer identity is the only constant in digital marketing. But as consumers switch from desktop to mobile, they are more and more difficult to recognize. But it’s not impossible. The Adobe white paper, Managing Anonymous and Authenticated Experiences Across the Customer Lifecycle, explains best practices to identify your anonymous and authenticated customers while complying with regulations, contracts, and industry standards.
Read the paper to learn:
• The benefits of well executed personalization
• How to navigate the landscape between anonymous and authenticated data
• Safe and effective uses of consumer information
• The technological building blocks to put these new methods to work
In this study, you’ll discover key trends from today’s mobile consumer such as the activities they engage in the most, which elements in mobile experience receive the highest scores, and the benchmarks and best practices your company can take to raise your own mobile experience bar.
Published By: LivePerson
Published Date: May 17, 2016
At the end of last year, the US alone had 435 million smart mobile devices in use — that’s 35% higher than the total US population. Among smartphone users, 68% use messaging apps regularly. And 84% of smartphone engagement with apps is spent communicating via text, email, and social channels.
What does this mean for brands? The current state of CX is broken. Brands focus too much on channel and transaction, ignoring the customer’s preferences, and, ultimately, negatively affecting their bottom line.
But wherever there’s a disconnect, there’s also opportunity. In increasing numbers brands are turning to messaging platforms and apps to offer more efficient, convenient customer service.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Jan 15, 2014
The following industry forecasts and findings highlight mobile’s growth potential and each on their own should merit merchants’ attention. Learn more about the potential of mobile growth through this whitepaper.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Dec 06, 2016
Millennials are the first true “digital natives,” and because of this, they are often associated with driving new work practices and expectations. However, it is actually the ubiquity of technology, the accelerated pace of work and our consumer experiences that are driving new work practices, not millennials. New research tells us that to be engaging, L&D teams need to focus on modern learning rather than millennials.The formula for modern learning is:
• Varied treatments
Download “Millennial Learning Myths and Misconceptions Prescriptions for a Modern Learning Strategy” for tips for enabling modern learning at your organization.
Smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices have become embedded in enterprise processes, thanks to the consumerization of IT and a new generation of workers raised
on mobile technologies. Consumer devices and bring-yourown-device (BYOD) programs are driving a new wave of business process innovation, changing the way customers, employees and partners interact with organizations and with each other. In fact, mobile devices and applications are catching up with — and in many cases surpassing — PCs in the quality and functionality of their applications.
Given the fact that there are more mobile devices on the planet than there are human beings, engaging with customers via mobile should be a priority. Another interesting fact is that 90% of a consumer’s time while on a mobile device is spent in a brand’s app. Then consider this from Forrester: “Today’s customers demand a seamless, integrated brand experience delivered to them with ultimate simplicity and relevancy in real time.”
Are you ready to deliver on these demands? To learn how to create relevant, high-quality customer experiences on any mobile device, download this guide.
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