Digital transformation is creating disruptive change across every major industry, with customer expectation driving rapid innovation.
Using the case of a typical online retailer as an example, we demonstrate how technology enables enterprises to turn disruptive change into operational and competitive advantage.
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
As organizations and consumers increasingly interact over digital channels, both parties must find ways to establish mutual trust. Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report Asia-Pacific (APAC) edition highlights that trusted online relationships are based on businesses providing both a secure environment and seamless consumer experiences. With insights from almost 6,000 APAC consumers, the report found that majority (71%) value ‘security’ as the most important element of an online experience, followed by ‘convenience’ (20%) and ‘personalisation’ (9%).
Download the complete 2019 Asia-Pacific Identity and Fraud Report for more details.
"Every kind of online interaction—website visits, API calls to mobile apps, and others—is being attacked by bots. Whether it's fraud, scraping, spam, DDoS, espionage, shilling, or simply altering your SEO ranking, bots are wreaking havoc on websites as well as mobile and business applications.
But that’s not all: they’re also messing with your business intelligence (BI). They can skew audience metrics, customer journeys and even ad buys, making business decisions questionable and costly. According to Forrester, ad fraud alone was set to exceed $3.3 billion in 2018.
Not all bots are bad. In fact, your business depends on them. Search engine bots, for example, give your web presence visibility and authority online. Other good bots help you deliver better customer experiences—perhaps a chatbot provides instant customer assistance on your site. What’s important is enabling the good bots and blocking the bad ones."
"Safeguarding the identity of users and managing the level of access they have to critical business applications could be the biggest security challenge organizations face in today’s assumed- breach world.
Over 6,500 publicly disclosed data breaches occurred in 2018 alone, exposing over 5 billion records—a large majority of which included usernames and passwords.1 This wasn’t new to 2018 though, as evidenced by
the existence of an online, searchable database of 8 billion username and password combinations that have been stolen over the years (https://haveibeenpwned.com/), keeping in mind there are only 4.3 billion people worldwide that have internet access.
These credentials aren’t stolen just for fun—they are the leading attack type for causing a data breach. And the driving force behind the majority of credential attacks are bots—malicious ones—because they enable cybercriminals to achieve scale. That’s why prioritizing secure access and bot protection needs to be part of every organ
"Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.1
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world."
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
Card-not-present fraud is estimated to reach $19.3 billion by 2022. Online payment fraud will grow 13.7% from 2017-2022 – Juniper
Dive deeper into these data points with a focus on assessing the impact, challenges and opportunities presented by emerging payment mechanisms and regulation, as well as an in-depth assessment of sector-specific trends and outlook in regard to digital fraud. It provides essential reading for those wishing to understand where the key strategic focus should lie and how market forces are affecting the industry.
Published By: BehavioSec
Published Date: Oct 04, 2019
Authentication is evolving from static one-time user action, to transparent and continuous ways of validating digital identities without imposing frustration on end users. Behavioral biometrics technologies invisibly and unobtrusively authenticate users by validating the manner in which they physically interact online. Behavioral biometrics technologies learn how individual users hold mobile devices in their hands and press their fingers on the touchscreen. On computers, the system learns how users type on keyboards and move their mouse and cursor. The BehavioSec solution gathers this behavioral data and analyzes it using advanced techniques, to ensure that the user is who you expect them to be.
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des in understanding the online
consumers, it has been difficult to observe and analyze their wh
Advanced location intelligence enables marketers to
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more targeted campaigns by
using location to understand consumer behavior.
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a wide range of benefits to the entire retail industry
time location targeting, reduced ad
spend, enhanced campaign
attribution, and more.
Let’s face it, consumers are addicted to fast delivery.
As delivery windows continue to shrink, demand is only growing stronger. The pressure is on for online food delivery and e-commerce companies to consistently meet these ever-tightening deadlines and keep customers happy and loyal.
But what happens to your ETAs when a snowstorm strikes? Or a restaurant in your market hosts a promotion that causes demand to spiral out of control? Don’t let times like these send you scrambling to stay ahead of peak demand.
Drive down click-to-door times by discovering:
• The role location technology plays in food and e-commerce delivery
• The benefits of dynamic routing
• How to stay ahead of predictable and unpredictable peak demand
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Sep 27, 2019
Consumers have extraordinarily high expectations of the online user experience, and stakes are at their highest around the holidays. Database infrastructure plays a huge role in holiday success (or failure!).
In this eBook, you'll learn ways to evolve your infrastructure to break through five holiday database roadblocks—by reducing stack complexity, improving uptime and elasticity, and smartly managing open source databases.
Envision this situation at a growing bank. Its competitive landscape demands an agile
response to evolving customer needs. Fortunately, analytically minded professionals in
different divisions are seeing results that positively affect the bottom line.
• A data scientist in the business development team analyzes data to create customized
• experiences for premium customers.
• A digital marketer tracks and influences the customer journey for prospective
• mortgage customers.
• A risk analyst builds risk models for the bank’s loan portfolios.
• A data analyst examines data about local customers.
• A technical architect defines a new system to protect bank data from internal and
• external cyberthreats.
• An application developer builds a new mobile app for online customer portfolio
Between them, these employees might be using more than a dozen packages for
analytics and data management.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Account takeover. Synthetic identities. The security risks that financial services and online merchants face are endless, and the fraud landscape is changing dramatically. You not only need to be aware of how it’s evolving, but how to address these threats, protect your customers and your brand. iovation has analyzed data from our consortium made up of six billion devices seen, 55 million fraud reports, and thousands of fraud analysts to determine the most significant fraud trends and what you can do to combat them.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Jun 26, 2019
Everything changes. We are in a period of significant shifts in companies—even entire industries—demonstrated in rankings, like the Fortune Global 500. For the last century, these periods
of volatility have been driven by a combination of technological change and capital expansion.1
There is obvious competition between direct, traditional market segments, but digital disruption also opens up the ability to compete and gain revenue in new areas. For example, a movie
streaming service like Netflix also launches a community around the software it created to run
its services, or an online retailer like Amazon also innovates with public cloud management.
Innovation requires more than a slick customer user interface (UI). There has to be a foundation of technology, processes, and culture that allow an organization to be flexible, to build on its
existing knowledge, and to incorporate new ideas.
At a strategic level, today’s software is expected to deliver on a multitude of new and different
Published By: Zilliant
Published Date: Oct 11, 2019
The maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and industrial distribution industry is massive and continues to grow at a steady pace. Despite this positive outlook, individual MRO distributors aren’t short on their own challenges when it comes to retaining and growing their market share.
There are several factors hindering MRO companies from retaining the share they have and claiming more. Namely:
• Complexity: Their large customer counts and behemoth SKU counts render it impossible to give reps market-aligned pricing guidance and sales intelligence
• Competition: MRO is ripe for poaching by Amazon, and as a result, traditional distributors continue to see market share slipping away to the online giant
• Skills: A massive generational shift in the workforce is resulting in a skills gap that’s proving particularly problematic to fill
In this playbook for MRO and industrial products distributors, we will discuss how growth is hindered in this dynamic industry and then provide reimagin
Omnichannel is one of those words everyone
uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for
multichannel. It’s a different state of existence.
In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact
with customers across many different channels, but
not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels
become available, they are “bolted on” to existing
customer experience infrastructure such as CRM
or customer support systems. Too frequently, the
management of these channels becomes siloed (web
versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from
the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed
and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue
following a customer conversation with an associate
in the contact center may not be reflected when the
customer goes online or into a store.
Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is
table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in
the channels where customers want you to be, you cease
By the time most customers reach a human employee with a question, chances are they have
already researched online or tried to self-serve. This means employee transformation is required
to develop more sophisticated employees in the age of automation to solve more advanced
Because front-line jobs are becoming more complex, employees need to be tactical, technical, and
ready to emotionally handle these new types of interactions.
Recently, Lamont Exeter, head of Learning & Development at TTEC Digital, teamed up with Tim
Duranleau of SAP Litmos in a webinar to discuss ways that companies can combine learning
and technology to create more sophisticated employees. Below are some key highlights from
According to the annual report on fraud and internet crime published by the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), a staggering total of more than $2.7 billion was lost through online fraud and financial crime in 2018, the last full year available. And according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), there were more than 1.4 million fraud reports in that same time period. Many of these fraud events involved brand impersonation or illegal activities conducted via a brand’s website. In other words, the trust and faith the public has in your brand can be used as a cover for illegal activities, making fraudsters’ schemes appear authentic or trustworthy.
To keep the trust within your brand, download the whitepaper to learn how and why identifying and stopping online fraud is essential.
In an age of tech-savvy customers and self-service channels, do companies still need to invest in contact centers and staff to provide support?
The answer is, yes.
Consumers have been trained to find the information they need on their own online or with their mobile device. But when they do pick up to the phone and reach out to customer service, they expect representatives to solve what are often complex questions. They expect human interactions.
This enormous shift in which customer service representatives are perceived as a last resort puts increased pressure on contact center associates who already have the odds stacked against them. The staff must be trained to quickly handle issues that frequently require access to a wide variety of information, but a lack of investment means many associates are often unprepared and lack the right resources to help customers.
To change the outcome, customer service representatives need the right training and tools to not only understand the issue,
The Spice House has a long history of pioneering how spices are
sold. Since 1957, its flagship brick-and-mortar location has been a
go-to hub for grabbing a cup of coffee and taking in the full spice
experience—smelling, grinding, tasting, touching, and talkin’ spices
and their backstories with the owners.
Today, The Spice House sells more than 400 spices, blends, rubs, and
extracts across several retail locations and the ecommerce store. See
how Drip ecommerce CRM helps The Spice House bring a great instore
experience to their online space.
The stretch from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday is an online shopping free-for-all, but is your
ecommerce store making as much money as it could on the biggest sales days of the year?
This quick-look guide shows online store owners how to make more this holiday season. Your
profits go up when the middleman goes out—so say “goodbye” to Amazon and “hello” to Drip
as you cash in on Cyber Week.
When it comes to how you communicate
with customers, you’re faced with some
big decisions—one of them being whether
to use an ESP or ECRM. Both platforms
can deliver your email, but beyond that,
these tools are pretty different.
Getting the right roster of marketing
tools is critical no matter where your
brand is when it comes to growth. If
you’re just starting to sell online, you
need platforms that won’t hold you back
when you hit your stride. If you’re part
of a long-standing enterprise, whichever
platform you adopt needs to be able to
handle anything you throw at it while
exposing opportunities you might not
have noticed before.
See what each platform was built for,
which companies benefit the most from
each, and which you should choose to
reach your brand’s goals.
When online sellers first set up shop, they’re
laser-focused on spreading their brand far
and wide in order to rip open the customer
acquisition floodgates. After all, the goal for
any ecommerce startup is to get as many
eyes as possible off the competition and onto
But once an online store has found its footing
and settled into some steady traction, a new
obstacle rears its head: The Repeat Purchase.
The truth is, most of your customers will be
one-and-done shoppers with your store. But
what would happen if you could turn more
first-timers into lifers?
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