The digitization of data has empowered both healthcare providers and patients to improve how, when and where healthcare is administered, giving patients greater control over their personal health and well-being.
The key to success lies in the ability to get the right information to the right people at the right time. And a crucial enabler of improved communications is the ability to transfer data across like and disparate systems through mobile technology. This was the topic at a recent focus group Comcast Business held at HIMSS14 that included healthcare IT professionals from six leading healthcare providers. The participants shared the following insights on how advancements in data mobility can engage the entire healthcare ecosystem and help improve patient outcomes. Download this white paper to learn more.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting our world in ways that were unimaginable 10 years ago—collecting data on everything we do and using it to streamline our daily activities. In doing so, IoT is changing the way that consumers think about service. Service organizations must be prepared to support these new customer expectations to ensure continued satisfaction to strengthen and foster loyalty.
Additionally, IoT is making its way into the enterprise, especially among organizations in industries like utilities, oil and gas, medical devices, manufacturing and telecommunications. Connected devices enable more efficient processes for maintenance and repair by constantly providing information on machines’ performance, environmental conditions, and possible failures. For example, a connected washing machine in a customer’s home could automatically send out an error report to the manufacturer when it experiences a failure. This is where field service management comes in.
Published By: 8x8 Inc.
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
The right contact center solution should integrate tightly with your CRM solution and add value to it. Your contact center software should be able to capture all email, chat and standard telephone interactions and link them to the customer records database. Not only does this ensure continuity in all your customer communications, it gives the CRM database more information to use in constructing a better picture of your customers’ behavior.
So how do you choose the right contact center for your organization? Following are three examples of forward-thinking businesses that found the right answer with cloud communication technology.
Published By: Vertica
Published Date: Jul 23, 2008
Read how Comcast, the largest cable communications company in the U.S., is using Vertica Analytic DBMS able to quickly collect and analyze data being generated by millions of network devices to ensure quality of service and accuracy of capacity planning to ensure a consistently good customer experience.
This white paper highlights how BT's experience of IQIP can help to inform the challenge of organizing for enterprise wide DQ, lists the key organizational structures, outlines the roles of the potential main protagonists and summarizes the main lessons learned.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's financial industry. Most organizations realize that the key to success lies in how well they manage data—and the banking industry is no exception. From customer statistics to strategic plans to employee communications, financial institutions are constantly juggling endless types of information.
For the last 15 years, most office desktop software has been purchased in a "suite," a set of office productivity applications for word processing, spreadsheets and presentation designed to offer extra value, beyond their purchase price. Other products may include an email client, a browser, a low-end data base product, a forms designer, a forms fill-in product, various publishing aids (templates for both the printed page and the web), collaboration and communication and business contact management.
Published By: Proofpoint
Published Date: Apr 22, 2010
This report summarizes the findings of Proofpoint's sixth-annual email security and data loss prevention study, including surprising statistics about how large companies manage the risks associated with outbound email, blog postings, media sharing sites, social networking sites, mobile Internet-connected devices and other electronic communications streams.
Fresh Direct Produce workforce is more mobile, responsive with Cisco Unified Communications. To give its employees the immediate, direct communications that the business required, Fresh Direct replaced its phone system with the Cisco® Unified Communications System. The Cisco solution supports all of the company's voice, data, and wireless communications on one secure network.
IT departments must contend with an array of devices, operating systems and cellular carriers as well as new security threats. Even if IT departments can get a handle on the complex mobility landscape, the technology is so fluid that the picture is constantly changing. That means the IT staff has to devote time to learning about, procuring, deploying and supporting an array of devices. Busy IT departments now have another option for addressing these challenges: a monthly subscription package that provides a customizable web-based portal to automate mobile device procurement, expense management and support.
In the business world, the convergence of voice and data – as well as video and mobility – has evolved into unified communications, an enabler that is difficult to pigeonhole. Encompassing voice, data, video, mobility, and more, it can be located on site or it can be delivered/hosted from the “cloud”. Most important, UC ensures that information is available and people are reachable anytime, anywhere on almost any device of their choosing.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Jan 26, 2015
Unsanctioned apps have become the norm, even in large enterprises with tight IT oversight. But when it comes to IT communication solutions, which frequently involve sensitive data, you simply cannot compromise. Read The 2015 IT Communications Buyers Guide and learn why you cannot afford to settle for a non-proven IT communications solution. This report details exactly what to look for, and also look out for, in an enterprise-grade vendor.
Dive deep into topics such as:
• Security and compliance
• Enterprise specific capabilities
• What constitutes a real mobile solution
• Selecting a trustworthy partner
• Breadth and depth of integrations
• Global support
• And much more...
By combining communications tools such as instant messaging, presence, telephony, unified messaging, video conferencing, data sharing, and email, the technology known as unified communications (UC) lets your employees communicate and collaborate,
When new ideas and market opportunities arise, Vodafone New Zealand's goes directly to customers for their feedback. The company has 30,000 New Zealanders on their community panel, Vodafone Voice. With rapid results and actionable insights, the panel is able to provide Vodafone Executives timely answers to make informed decisions that maintain brand relevance for customers. Vodafone relies on the panel to assist in making decisions around which products, services or offerings are worth pursuing.
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.
Kodak's community-which boasts over 2,600 members to date-has been effective in combining quantitative and qualitative research initiatives, resulting in a more comprehensive understanding of consumer behavior, trends, and demand, which the company continues to use to its advantage. In addition to evaluating existing products and marketing initiatives, it has helped to identify new product and marketing opportunities through analysis of how members shop.
Roxy, global designer, producer and distributor of clothing and accessories, needed a way to connect with teenage girls on an ongoing basis to help produce, design and advertise their clothes. Roxy decided to find style mavens – girls who are the trend setters among their peers – and instead of doing ad-hoc focus groups of 20-30, they created an online community of over 900 girls.
Connecting to a database requires a number of independent layers. The application needs to incorporate software that establishes the connection and calls to the database. A database connectivity layer needs to be in place to help manage security, communications, and data flow with the database. The database has a set of interfaces that help translate the client requests into actions within the database engine. And with the advent of .NET, the costs of managed versus non-managed code must also be considered.
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