We live in an age of unrivaled ecommerce opportunity. The number of new internet users is climbing by 248 million each year, equating to 7% annual growth. That figure in turn is dwarfed by booming ecommerce rates, which average out at 14% globally.
This report offers an overview of ecommerce markets across the globe, summarizing the current situation, and identifying the most effective ways to nurture business - and the customer experience - on a local and global scale.
The economic face of the APAC region is changing. While the East has long been considered a source of competitively priced raw materials and manufacturing services, the spending power of its inhabitants - and their increased fondness for international travel - has transformed it into a force to be reckoned with.
It’s estimated that, over the next five years, 88% of
the growth in the global middle class will be in the Asia Pacific region.1 If multinational companies hope to take advantage of this vast new target market, they will need to adapt their expansion strategies and offer APAC customers a tailored retail experience.
Doing business across borders presents a whole host of unfamiliar challenges to today’s merchant.
As technological advancement and increasing globalization unlock international markets,
it’s tempting to imagine that a business model successful in one region can simply be transplanted into another.
Not so. The logistics of domestic and international transactions have changed, and so too have customer expectations and preferences. Customer and merchants pain points have transformed and multiplied.
In this report, we explore some of the core challenges businesses today face in their quest to succeed in global commerce.
We offer an overview of how unified commerce can both resolve these issues and offer new advantages and standards of best practice, enabling your business to meet the demands
of tomorrow’s customer, no matter their location, preferred payment method, and mode of contact.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
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Published Date: Mar 07, 2008
The Photography Department at The National Gallery of London wanted to give other Gallery departments better visibility into its archived library of images and reduce the administrative workload for its photographers. Read how Portfolio Server and Portfolio SQL-Connect painted the perfect solution to this challenge.
This research finds that huddle spaces deliver tremendous value to businesses, with 9 out of 10 participants stating the adoption of open space environments is increasing the need for these huddle spaces. Huddle spaces require a wide variety of technologies to enable users and the business, such as audio and video conferencing abilities, digital whiteboards and scheduling solutions. Users stated that ease of use, solution reliability, and similar technology in each huddle space is key to their productivity. But nearly 8 out 10 users shared they were frustrated with meeting room technology recently. These problems generate support calls to IT on a weekly, if not daily, basis
As business becomes more global and teams can often be dispersed across cities or continents, businesses have begun adapting telecommuting as an added corporate culture benefit and as a way to recruit and retain key talent. As a result, managers may find themselves forced to respond to an all-new set of needs and concerns from their staffs. How does the international team leader ensure that the necessary lines of communication stay up when there are thousands of miles and half a dozen time zones separating offices?
Today’s threat landscape is nothing like that of just 10 years ago. Simple attacks that caused containable damage have given way to modern cybercrime operations that are sophisticated, well-funded, and capable of causing major disruptions to organizations and the national infrastructure. Not only are these advanced attacks difficult to detect, but they also remain in networks for long periods of time and amass network resources to launch attacks elsewhere.
Traditional defenses that rely exclusively on detection and blocking for protection are no longer adequate. It’s time for a new security model that addresses the full attack continuum—before, during, and after an attack.
This IDC Vendor Profile describes FinancialForce.com, a cloud applications company with financial management, ordering and billing, human capital management (HCM), professional services
automation (PSA), and supply chain management (SCM)
solutions built on the Salesforce1 platform and a 36-year heritage of building financial management solutions at UNIT4 (the former Agresso and CODA products). FinancialForce.com's accounting solution, launched in 2008 as CODA 2go, was the
first on - demand financial system built entirely on the
Salesforce1 Platform. Backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, Advent International, Salesforce Ventures, and UNIT4, FinancialForce.com's applications continue to be the leading finance and professional services solutions available as native Salesforce1 applications on the AppExchange.
Foodservice managers who have lingering doubts about investing in on-site
language training should consider this:
By 2027, over one million new jobs are expected to be added to the restaurant
According to the National Restaurant Association, “All of this means that
foreign-born employees will be increasingly important to the restaurant
industry’s ability to expand and create jobs in the years ahead.”38
For foodservice operators and managers who want to plan for their future now,
the question is obvious: What’s the best way to address these issues?
Rosetta Stone can provide some answers.
With all the complexities of the U.S. health care system, people consuming health care services continue to find it challenging to navigate. That’s why, for the fifth year, Aon Hewitt is pleased to partner with the National Business Group on Health (The Business Group) and The Futures Company to conduct the Consumer Health Mindset Study. The study explores the health attitudes, motivators, and preferences of consumers across the U.S.— particularly employees and their dependents as they interact with their employer-sponsored health plans, wellness programs, and the broader health landscape.
Along with our findings about the consumer health mindset, we recommend practical actions you can take to meet consumers where they are and guide them in navigating health care more effectively.
Our industry has made numerous technological
advances designed to protect homeowners,
businesses and electrical workers. That makes
every fatal electrocution in the home all the
Between 2010 and 2013, the U.S. saw an estimated average of 48
electrocution fatalities associated with consumer products per year,
with large and small electric appliances chief among them1. Tragedies
like these can be avoided, especially when the ground fault circuit
interrupter (GFCI) technologies needed to prevent dangerous events
are readily available.
As the principle NEMA representative at the National Electrical Code
(NEC) Code-Making Panel Two, I saw public input asking for increased
GFCI protection for the home during the 2017 code cycle. The code
panel expanded the GFCI requirement for facilities other than dwelling
units as part of section NEC 210.8(B). However, residential standards
improvements were sidelined.
Code updates happen for one main reason:
safety improvement. NEC (National Electrical
Code) Article 408.3 helps take electrical safety
for service entrance panels to a new level.
The code, updated in 2017, includes provisions to provide shock
protection via panelboard barriers. The barriers protect from energized
conductors on the line terminals of the main overcurrent protection
device (OCPD) in a panelboard. When the main circuit breaker in
a panel is turned off, line side terminals and conductors remain
energized from upstream via the utility or another panelboard. With
these barriers in place and the main OCPD turned off, installers are
better protected when pulling wires into the panelboard. Today, all
panelboards are shipped with shock-protective barriers. However,
barriers are new to installation procedures, so contractors may not
recognize them and accidentally throw them out—easily and often.
Having local expertise on each side of the water helped to address the customer’s concerns and data center requirements at each level of its decision making process. How do you go about finding the right provider for your business?
When measuring competitive differentiation in milliseconds, connectivity is a key component for any financial services company’s data center strategy. In planning the move of its primary data center, a large international futures and commodities trading company needed to find a provider that could deliver the high capacity connectivity it required.
The UK’s world class reputation for advanced engineering and manufacturing is underpinned by the thousands of vital companies supplying our sectors with materials, components, production machinery and equipment, testing equipment, and power generation equipment.
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