Published By: Limelight
Published Date: Feb 16, 2018
When it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questions. In this paper we’ll explore the 5 things you should know about multi-CDN in order to determine if it might make sense for your business.
Published By: Monotype
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
Technology is blurring geographic boundaries, bringing cultures together and connecting brands with consumers across the globe. But for brands trying to serve a global customer base, that can pose a real challenge. Fortunately, something as (seemingly) simple as fonts can help. This eBook highlights a few ways type can transform your global brand, as well as a few guidelines to help you get the conversation started.
Thrill customers and empower employees with omni-channel, socially-infused digital experiences to drive better business outcomes
IBM Customer Experience Suite features rich, integrated capabilities for managing web content, rich-media assets, real-time social communications, robust customer self-service capabilities, business analytics and mobile device delivery
IBM Employee Experience Suite enables employees to easily find and share relevant information across multiple platforms, diverse geographies with multiple languages, and within the context of business applications
Organizations are looking to use DXPs as they move from web-centric to more pervasive, multichannel digital experiences. This Magic Quadrant will help those responsible for a range of customer-, employee- and partner-facing initiatives find the most suitable vendor for their needs.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Customer support is predicated on the instances when customers can’t solve their problem or get answers to their question(s) on their own. In some of those cases, such as phone calls or live chats, it can be difficult for agents to identify and resolve the issue without additional visual assistance.
With co-browse, agents can see what the visitor sees, provide guided assistance by highlighting items or filling out forms on a visitor’s behalf. Sensitive fields like social security numbers and passwords can be blocked from the agent’s view so private information remains just that, private. Bold360’s co-browse allows agents to follow visitors behind secure fields i.e. signing into their account – providing an extra level of support to customers.
Because you don’t just deliver content. You deliver a customer experience.
We're honored that once again, we've been positioned as a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management (WCM). We believe this validates Adobe Experience Manager as a forward-thinking vision of what content management can be throughout an entire customer journey. And with the integration of Adobe Experience Cloud and Adobe Creative Cloud, we offer more than a content management platform. It’s a content management powerhouse.
Read the report and learn about Adobe Experience Manager’s strengths according to Gartner — and how you can bring those strengths to your own customer experiences.
Published By: Magento
Published Date: Feb 15, 2018
This is a great opportunity to discuss the critical aspects of what makes B2B eCommerce successful. Join Magento Commerce, Magento Solution Partner, Monsoon Consulting, and leading UK supplier and industry leader in B2B online sales, Brymec, for The Anatomy of B2B Success webinar.
In this webinar, Peter Sheldon shares how digital transformation is driving B2B online sales growth and provide tips on current eCommerce executive thinking. Guy Hewison and Russell Schlaudraff from Brymec share how they are delivering the ‘future of online ordering.’
If you are serious about growing your B2B eCommerce, discover:
What's driving the move to online ordering and self service in B2B
The importance of understanding who your customers’ buyer really is
The common challenges and pitfalls B2B companies face with implementations
Advice from Brymec for sourcing a B2B eCommerce platform
Tactics for growing online sales and providing a better customer experience
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Nov 04, 2009
This report highlights the strategic value of a next generation web content management system integrated with lead scoring, email marketing, customer relationship management, and web analytics. The report links the technology and practices of Best-in-Class organizations to engage customers, provide personalized experiences and manage the lead lifecycle.
It’s more complex and expensive than ever to deliver seamless web experiences to any customer on any device, anywhere. Images are becoming the top obstacle to delivering high performing, responsive sites. View this infographic to see how you can solve the image management problem.
The ways in which the Internet supports our everyday lives have become richer, more engaging, and more mobile. This innovation is driven by the visionaries, designers, developers, and managers of the web experiences that users consume every day. By exploring new ways to solve challenges and improve products and services that enrich our lives, developers and business owners have stretched the Internet to support use cases for which it was never designed. In order to succeed, modern web experiences must seem simple to end-users, even though most ultimately require complex design and technology to deliver.
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
Web content management now constitutes mission-critical software to help drive successful communications with customers. Application leaders focused on enabling effective digital experiences should use this document to help them in selecting the most appropriate vendor and solution.
Analysis of 55 million product SKUs. Aggregated and anonymous data from more than one trillion visits to 4,500 retail websites. Billions of data points flowing through Adobe Experience Cloud. It’s no wonder our holiday shopping predictions are the most comprehensive and accurate in the industry.
View the report, Adobe Digital Insights 2017 Holiday Shopping Predictions, and learn:
Total forecasted online holiday revenue, broken down by day and device
Top gifts on consumers’ wish lists this holiday season
Best days for buying based on discounts and out-of-stock risks
Published By: OC Tanner
Published Date: Dec 08, 2017
Workplace culture is trending everywhere. In 2014, culture was declared the most popular word of the year by Merriam Webster. In 2015, Deloitte research listed culture as a top-three business challenge for leaders. In 2016, 80 percent of executives rated employee experience as an important issue they need to tackle.
Today, digital security is top-of-mind. From the boardroom to the backroom, everyone is asking the same questions, “How do we protect our digital experiences? How do we ensure our website is safe for our visitors? How do we make sure that no one can steal our content?” But safeguarding a digital experience isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. It often involves multiple techniques and layers of security.
From verifying your identity (with HTTPS) to encrypting sensitive data to restricting access and protecting multimedia content, you must approach security in a layered manner, employing multiple means and techniques to protect the digital content through which your audience interacts.
This paper explores ten different methods and technologies that an organization can employ to protect its content. This multi-layered approach can effectively protect your digital content, ensure high availability, and maintain superior quality of experience for every digital visitor.
Your online audience expects fast, flawless, secure experiences on any device in any location, every time. But whether you are delivering videos, your website, music, software or games, ensuring engaging online experiences from an increasing variety of devices around the world is a huge challenge.
Content delivery networks (CDNs) can significantly improve the user experience of your online audiences. But not all CDNs deliver the same level of service. Dos and Don’ts of Evaluating and Deploying a CDN provides tips on how to determine what is most important to your organization and how to choose a CDN that meets your needs.
Download this guide to learn:
The four major performance factors that can affect user experience
Why speed alone isn't an accurate measure of performance
How a content audit can identify performance bottlenecks
The role content storage can play in reducing costs and latency
How to decide what features are most important to your business
Can your business afford to lose $9,000 per minute?
According to the Ponemon Institute $9,000 is the average cost of an unplanned outage. In some cases the costs are much higher. The catalogue of cloud outages over recent years is well publicized and reads like a “who’s who” of the technology industry. It seems no one is immune.
But when it comes to delivering digital content, downtime isn’t the only concern. Today a poor user experience can be just as damaging as an outage. According to Limelight research, 78% of people will stop watching an online video after it buffers three times, and the majority of people will not wait more than 5 seconds for a website to load.
Organizations looking to deliver great digital experiences for their customers often choose to deliver that content using Content Delivery Networks (CDNs). Using multiple CDNs to deliver these digital content experiences promises even greater levels of availability and performance. But it brings with it a host of questi
More often than not, performance and security are thought of as two separate issues that require two separate solutions. This is mainly due to the implications posed behind various performance and security products. We typically have either security solutions or performance solutions, but rarely solutions that offer both. As technology has advanced, so have our attackers, finding newer and better ways to impact both the performance and security of a site. With this in mind, it has become even more critical to come up with solutions that bridge the gap between security and performance. But how do we do that? We need to shift the focus to what we can do at the browser by leveraging various frontend techniques, such as web linking and obfuscation, versus solely relying upon the capabilities of a content delivery network (CDN) or the origin. We can take advantage of all the new and emerging frontend technologies to help provide a secure and optimal experience for users—all starting at the
Bots are responsible for 30% to 70% of website traffic. They have many purposes, range
from good to middling to bad, and from simple to sophisticated. Bot management solutions
vary a lot too. Vendors say they can solve your bot problems. Can they? The bot management market is evolving, with many vendors of different sizes, experiences and capabilities. It’s important to solve your bot problems without getting in the way of business. In this ebook, you’ll get insight into how to evaluate bot management solutions and understand what the differences mean for you.
Is your site ready for the mobile opportunity?
Mobile users buy more often and spend more money, but 75% of consumers see their mobile experience as slow.
Read the Mobile is the Moneymaker infographic now to find out what mobile users expect from your e-commerce website. Compiled using data from Akamai’s recent consumer web performance expectations survey, this infographic reveals:
• E-commerce engagement and spending habits for mobile consumers
• Mobile consumer page load expectations
• The real-world business impact of not being mobile ready
• The key challenges to successful mobile experiences
For many financial institutions, traffic from bots (aggregators, scrapers, crawlers) can account for up to 40-60% of their overall website traffic — from good bots engaged in essential business tasks to bad bots performing harmful activities. Banks, traders, asset managers, and insurers might know how much of their traffic is from bots, but what they may not know is the impact those bots may be having on their business.
Read the report to learn more about:
• Managing Financial Data Aggregators
• How Bots Affect the Digital Experience
• What a good bot looks like?
Web Content Management is becoming the focal point for companies who wish to deliver a truly seamless multichannel customer experience. The strategic importance of WCM is increasingly referenced in analysts' reports such as Forrester, which stress the importance for companies to move beyond using a CMS as a means to simply manage content and strategically utilise it to create digital experiences.
With that said, it is concerning that just 38% of this survey's respondents agree that their CMS facilitates a 'brand enhancing digital presence.' Download this report to learn more.
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