Customer identity and access management (CIAM) is increasingly important for brands to deliver the seamless, secure digital experiences demanded by empowered consumers. As part of its Identity and Access Management Playbook, Forrester Research provides guidance to build a customer-obsessed IAM team that has the technical skills, business influence, and interpersonal attributes to architect a CIAM strategy and roll it out across functional groups.
Read the full report to learn critical considerations to make your CIAM team effective. Report highlights:
? Four essential roles for your CIAM team
? Why sharing and integrating customer data across organization barriers is critical for success
? The most important technical, business, and interpersonal skills to look for in CIAM candidates
The digital service revolution is well underway. For communications service providers (CSPs), it means going beyond traditional voice and data and upgrading their entire digital communications infrastructure. Research shows enterprise-class organizations are allocating heavy dollars towards communications solutions and prefer a single provider for digital services. This is a massive opportunity for CSPs to expand their services, generate more revenue, grow profit and increase market share. However, the majority of enterprises reported not receiving a consistently excellent experience with their most recent service contract. As a result, many switch to new providers. CSPs are losing credibility and the loyalty of their customers because of legacy and traditional systems that constrain their ability to act quickly. Enterprises are looking for CSPs who understand their complex business and can offer a full portfolio of digital services with quality and creativity to meet their needs.
Organizations operating in the retail financial services sector – banks and insurers – need to work smart and fast to keep pace with the increasing demands of their customers. We may have a 24/7 love affair with our smartphones but it is clear that in the future we will be sharing information and making payments via fitbands, cars, TVs and white goods, as the Internet of Things fuses the physical and digital worlds. For incumbent banks and insurers, the challenge will be to leverage the possibilities of this new hyper-connected world to embed themselves in their customers’ daily lives. They need to change the way operate, which includes how they market, engage and communicate with their customer base. This will be a key defense against the growing ranks of digital newcomers seeking to disrupt and dislodge incumbents through an array of innovative and smart new offers. However, too many are moving too slowly, either from an excess of caution or complacency. This report should serve as a
A surprising 80% of the 30 million1 warehouse workers worldwide, in the field of transportation and logistics, are still using pen and paper in a physically-intensive environment that increasingly demands accuracy and real time feedback. With warehouse efficiency, so closely tied to customer satisfaction in areas like ecommerce, the low penetration of digital solutions—20% as recent as 2014, is surprising. Unless an organization has a fully automated warehouse, the job is heavily labor-intensive. VDC research reveals that as long as human labor plays a dominant role in warehousing, any technology that optimizes workflows and improves accuracy will add tremendous value
As the food industry races to comply with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), manufacturers are working to adopt more robust track and trace processes. A critical component to achieving compliance is the integration of automated data capture solutions throughout all stages of food production—from farm to table. This whitepaper examines technology considerations food manufacturers should weigh when implementing these systems, along with how to tackle the subsequent challenges that are sure to arise. Once the U.S. food industry understands how mobile solutions can enable track & traceability, manufacturers will be equipped with an efficient solution that not only helps to achieve regulatory compliance, but also improves overall business efficiencies.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
To successfully meet customer demands for more immediate, personalized attention, companies are leveraging new technologies that go beyond traditional voice and email. By implementing such channels as live chat, social media, mobile apps, SMS/text messages, self-help solutions, and more, companies can now be ready wherever and however the customer wants.
The following report, sponsored by Zendesk, is based on an online survey of 1,044 U.S. consumers who have received online or phone customer service. The research goal was to better understand present customer expectations and to quantify the impact of customer service on business results. Questions were asked about past experiences with customer service, as well as preferences and opinions. Certain questions were repeated from a similar 2013 survey to enable trend analysis.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Today's marketplace is hypercompetitive. Brands compete for attention, hoping they can turn that attention into a loyal customer. But too many companies are not able to build a long-term relationship that results in a loyal customer because the customer had a poor experience.
To remain competitive, brands need to create compelling integrated customer experiences that continue to evolve and reduce the friction between company and customer over the lifetime of the relationship.
This IDC Vendor Spotlight discusses the current challenge that organizations face in providing a differentiating customer support experience and the potential that technology offers as a lever to improve the customer support experience.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
Upgrades, upgrades, upgrades. Everyone is making them and so you ask yourself: Should your business upgrade systems, too? It seems like there’s always a newer version or better software out there. Yet while implementing new and improved systems can help your business scale and save your company money, it’s important to know whether new software is worth the transition.
Zendesk recently commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study that evaluated the financial impact of Zendesk on organizations. Forrester interviewed five customers and conducted a financial analysis. In this study, Forrester lays out the benefits and costs of Zendesk’s family of customer service products, with the analysis pointing to benefits of more than $3.8 million.
PwC surveyed 235 IT leaders and interviewed another 35 from large, medium, and small enterprises to understand the buying decisions of IT leaders, across a wide variety of networking components (i.e., switches, SDN, and infrastructure monitoring solutions) within the data center. This report highlights the survey and interview insights to help Enterprise IT leaders understand the trends and implications of multi cloud environments.
The included Framework for Inquiry is a non-prescriptive exercise that can help boards and management craft a replicable reporting template for reviewing risk levels, measuring operational effectiveness, and prioritizing initiatives over time.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: May 18, 2017
Technological advances are transforming the way we connect, disrupting the status quo and creating huge turbulence. Industries are converging, and new opportunities and threats are emerging, as never before. So how are CIOs managing their way through the mayhem?
In the first installment of our latest C-suite Study, we interviewed 5,247 top executives to find out what they think the future holds and how they’re positioning their organizations to prosper in the “age of disruption.” This report delves more deeply into the views of the 1,805 CIOs who contributed to our research – and what the IT gurus of the most successful enterprises do differently.
The term outsourcing can have a negative connotation,
conjuring images of layoffs and relocating jobs to third parties
in remote locations. However, outsourcing can take many
forms, and finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) does
not always mean the displacing of the finance back office.
Specifically, FAO leverages digital technology to complement
and support the back office, streamlining processes while
providing enhanced transaction processing, reporting and
analytics capabilities. It also allows key resources to focus on
strategy, analysis and decision-making.
Reports of cyberattacks now dominate the headlines. And while most high-profile attacks—including the major breaches at JP Morgan, Anthem and Slack—originated outside of the victimized organizations, theft and misuse of data by privileged users is on the rise.
In fact, 69% of enterprise security professionals said they have experienced the theft or corruption of company information at the hands of trusted insiders.1 There are also cases where a company’s third-party contractors, vendors or partners have been responsible for network breaches, either through malicious or inadvertent behavior.
In the Overall segment, the ISG Provider Lens Next-Gen ADM Quadrant Report cited LTI’s idea-led innovation approach to delivering unique business solutions; the organization’s digital way of working (WoW), designed to deliver and amplify outcomes; and an IP-led growth strategy as key strengths that earned the market leader designation. The ISG Provider LensTM report recognized LTI’s extensive experience in working with both packaged and custom software, running multi-year maintenance deals, and a growing digital portfolio, as factors that make it an attractive alternative to large multinational providers.
BUSINESS CHALLENGE Reduce the impact of malware on enterprise resources
IT ENVIRONMENT Symantec antivirus, layered enterprise security
SOLUTION Malwarebytes Incident Response
RESULTS Saved hours per week by eliminating manual threat remediation Detected and remediated threats that otherwise would not have been found Eliminated downtime for end users with thorough scans and fast remediation Easily generated reports that keep upper management informed
Consistency and customer experience are key to quality and profitability in retail. Manual reporting processes can be unwieldy and time-consuming, but bringing together all compliance procedures under one digital platform means fast, consistent and easy-to-access performance data.
Using real-time insights into best practice improves the reporting of quality control, stock loss prevention, inspection processes, logistics and more – saving time, increasing efficiency and boosting customer satisfaction. Benefits include better branding through monitoring rollouts with uploaded photos and videos, protection against shrinkage through improved inspection processes and audits, and clearer visibility of issues which means a speedier response.
The US healthcare industry has historically lagged behind others in the maturity of security capabilities, only recently catching up on data security and privacy in response to HIPAA. But there is a wide range of other mounting risks unique to healthcare that S&R pros in healthcare can’t ignore — greater regulatory pressure, increasing targeted attacks, the frightening uncertainty of IoT security, and global economic pressures. This report outlines the most important security capabilities for security leaders in this sector to implement in the face of these challenges.
The report highlights the key considerations associated with simplifying application deployments through application virtualization and automating desktop provisioning and management through desktop virtualization.
Most brands would love to have their apps among the top 25 most downloaded apps on the Apple App Store or Google Play. With more than one million apps available, there’s a great risk that your app won’t stand out from the crowd. Marketers need to make sure their core target audiences will first download and then regularly use their apps, without spending huge promotion budgets. This report will analyze how consumers discover apps and will provide some guidelines on how to promote your apps.
Social media is rising beyond just likes and retweets. Social media continues to shape the digital marketplace with how brands can engage their consumer. Whether its through a sponsored link on Twitter, an inline ad with Facebook, or retail placement on Pinterest, an understanding of the current trends will go a long way to producing a successful social media marketing campaign.
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