Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
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Published Date: Jul 17, 2019
In a data environment that’s become increasingly centralized by public cloud services, the “edge” is emerging as a critical solution for reducing latency for network-based services. Consumption habits of services and the need for analytics are shifting beyond core population centers, becoming local and even hyper-local within a region or city. As the online population continues to grow and new services emerge, the ability to handle data traffic securely – close to the customer or application – will become a common pattern for the new service evolution.
The arrival of 3rd party data is changing the landscape of online targeting. There is an influx of companies offering these services. But, what works with your business model? How do you evaluate the options?
THE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHY:
• Is there high fidelity data?
• Is the provided data stable?
• Is your partner built to last?
• Does your partner use a transparent methodology?
Download our guide to evaluating data providers and find out the importance and relevance of these terms and conditions.
While the shift from disk to digital offers tremendous potential opportunities, it also presents a host
of new challenges for gaming companies. As the online channel grows increasingly complex and the pace
of innovation accelerates, many companies struggle to keep up. Not only are there websites and storefronts
to manage, but also real-time gaming servers, large software downloads, and live-streamed competitions and
events. Games are transforming from fixed, boxed products to dynamic, ongoing services – with frequently
updated content, in-game micro-transactions, virtual goods and social interactions. Mobile adds another
dimension to the trend, as consumers increasingly look to play on smart phones and tablets – or on multiple
screens across devices.
To successfully navigate this complex and changing landscape, gaming companies need an agile,
high- performance infrastructure that allows them to turn the Internet into a reliable and effective
online distribution channel. This requires f
The demands on IT today are staggering. Most organizations depend on their data to drive everything from product development and sales to communications, operations, and innovation. As a result, IT departments are charged with finding a way to bring new applications online quickly, accommodate massive data growth and complex data analysis, and make data available 24 hours a day, around the world, on any device. The traditional way to deliver data services is with separate infrastructure silos for various applications, processes, and locations, resulting in continually escalating costs for infrastructure and management. These infrastructure silos make it difficult to respond quickly to business opportunities and threats, cause productivity-hindering delays when you need to scale, and drive up operational costs.
There are a number of factors contributing to the growing popularity of streaming live events or offering content on demand, from anywhere, any time, on any device. Live streaming major sporting events such as the Superbowl or the Olympics is now a viable alternative to broadcast TV. And as Limelight’s 2017 State of Online Video report reveals, the average number of online viewing hours is almost six per week. However, as viewer expectations continue to rise, keeping audiences happy and engaged isn’t easy.
In this white paper we discuss current trends and what to expect in 2018. We examine the role Content Delivery Networks (CDN) can play in optimizing the delivery of online video content at global scale, and the technologies available to ensure the lowest latency delivery possible.
Why sports leagues are enthusiastic about live streaming their events
How content distributers can differentiate their services
The apparent challenges of delivering live and on demand v
On 14 September 2019, new requirements for authenticating online payments called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) will be introduced in Europe as part of the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2).
The changes introduced by this new regulation are set to deeply affect internet commerce in Europe. Impacted businesses that don’t prepare for these new requirements could see their conversion rates significantly drop after the enforcement of SCA.
This guide takes a closer look at these new requirements and the kinds of payments they will impact, including ways to use exemptions for low-risk transactions to offer a frictionless checkout experience. Download the guide to learn more.
This International Study brought to you by Heiler Software AG and the Stuttgart Media University takes a deeper look into how to achieve measurable results in terms of margins, revenue, costs and product launches.
Multiple channel distribution is becoming increasingly important, irrespective of whether the businesses in question are B2C or B2B-focused. The key drivers are the long tail, multi-site and changes in category management. Find out more now!
Online video plays a critical role in today's digital marketing strategies for engaging with consumers. With a majority of U.S. web users regularly watching video, the potential for online video is clear: It can effectively drive clicks and conversions, turning casual consumers into loyal customers. Conversion is one of the most powerful and easily measurable benefits of video. A well-placed video supporting complex products and services can create up to a 90% conversion uplift.
Many industry experts advise financial services institutions (FSIs) to embrace digital transformation. At the heart of that mandate is the need to satisfy rising customer expectations for fast, secure, always-on services delivered seamlessly across all channels and devices. While it’s important to harness the digital technologies today’s customers turn to — especially when it comes to engaging the millennial generation — FSIs need to optimize web and mobile performance to deliver exceptional end-user experiences. Here are eight considerations.
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My name is Jonathan McCaffrey and I work on the infrastructure team here at Riot. This is the first post in a series where we’ll go deep on how we deploy and operate backend features around the globe. Before we dive into the technical details, it’s important to understand how Rioters think about feature development. Player value is paramount at Riot, and development teams often work directly with the player community to inform features and improvements. In order to provide the best possible player experience, we need to move fast and maintain the ability to rapidly change plans based upon feedback. The infrastructure team’s mission is to pave the way for our developers to do just that - the more we empower Riot teams, the faster features can be shipped to players to enjoy.
Hey all, this is David Press and Doug Lardo, two engineers working on improving the data center networking that enables online services at Riot. This article is the third part in a series on exactly that topic, which begins with an overview from Jonathan of a platform we called rCluster. This time we’ll be discussing our approach to Software Defined Networking (SDN), how we integrate SDN with Docker, and the new infrastructure paradigms that this combination has unlocked for us. If you’re curious about how SDN can transform infrastructure, how to empower developers to obtain and secure networking resources via an API, or how to get out of purchasing larger and larger specialized networking appliances, this article is for you.
Online reviews play a vital role in the reputation and financial success of your company. Reviews can influence whether consumers buy your products or services or your competitor's. What's more, they also have an effect on your ability to attract new patients.
As a marketing professional, one of the single most important things you can do for your company is develop an online review generation and monitoring program.
OpenLab provides an environment and set of resources where customers representing telecommunications, education, government, financial services, and virtually every other vertical market can explore new technologies, all in the spirit of network transformation. By examining SDN/network automation solutions such Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), software-defined WAN (SD-WAN), and others, OpenLab offers a platform for developing and delivering new network-integrated functionality that serves the greater need.
With nearly 80% of businesses experiencing four or more disruptions to their site each month, Aberdeen Group recently conducted a study to get to the root of today's internet performance challenges.
Read the findings and discover how companies:
Improve resolution times resulting from web outages - 65% of companies experience an hour or more to repair an internet related outage
Increase customer satisfaction by 30% - A consistent, reliable and fast web experience is your key to happy, loyal customers
Protect revenue - 60% of businesses record a minute of downtime resulting in a $1,000 loss in revenue
Are your online services and sites built for resiliency or destined for the headlines? Get the report to find out how leading organizations are bucking the stats and implementing Internet Performance Management (IPM ) tools to boost time to resolution and improve site performance.
DatacenterDynamics is a brand of DCD Group, a global B2B media and publishing company that develops products to help senior professionals in the world's most ICT dependent organizations make risk-based infrastructure and capacity decisions.
Our portfolio of live events, online and print publishing, business intelligence and professional development brands are centred on the complexities of technology convergence. Operating in 42 different countries, we have developed a unique global knowledge and networking platform, which is trusted by over 30,000 ICT, engineering and technology professionals.
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