As deal complexity has risen, so too has customers' risk aversion and the number of stakeholders dedicated to a given purchase. The best companies build consensus among diverse groups by tapping into the right values and fostering an environment of collective learning.
There is a noticeable shift occurring in the world of order management. Traditionally, projects related to order-taking were spearheaded by the customer service department. Not anymore. The pressures of today’s global economy have forced supply chain functions to play a more direct and strategic role in reducing costs, improving the customer experience, and driving added value throughout the organization. Naturally, supply chain leaders now have a significantly higher rate of interest and involvement in order management initiatives.
Supply chain leaders work in a competitive environment, and in order to get ahead of the competition, they are increasingly turning to order processing automation solutions.
Find out the four key reasons automation is emerging in the supply chain. Download now!
The quality of a customer care strategy can make
or break a company. Simply resolving a customer
service issue or complaint is no longer enough—
in a compettve, customer-obsessed environment,
there is always room for improvement.
In a recent research report on Customer Efort,
Interactons found that customers simply aren’t
willing to spend a lot of tme getng their issues
resolved. That’s why brands today need to design
a modern customer care strategy that not only
addresses their customers needs, but also removes
efort and frustraton. And do all of this while
reducing the ever increasing cost and complexity
of customer care.
So how do you get started with developing a
successful customer care strategy? We’ve outlined
4 steps that address the major points you need to
consider when building a customer care roadmap.
Data breaches are more than a security problem. A significant attack can shake your customer base, partner relations, executive staff, profits, and revenue. Historic data breaches have cost executives their jobs, resulted in major revenue losses and damaged brand reputations. In a 2014 study of 700 consumers about brand reputation by Experian and the Ponemon Institute, data breaches were reported as the most damaging occurrence to brand reputation, exceeding environmental disasters and poor customer service.1 In a world where data breaches have become commonplace, what steps can be taken to minimize damage?
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Feb 25, 2015
The Fortune 100 and 400,000+ customers rely on Polycom to push the greatness of human collaboration forward everyday. For video collaboration to become ubiquitous, systems need to be easy to use and manage. And they need to deliver great experiences across every work environment, from immersive theater to conference room to work and home office to mobile video on a tablet or smartphone.
Discover the best practices from HPE’s IT Advisory Consulting Services for migrating and transforming applications in Hybrid IT by capitalizing on innovative platforms, modern application architectures, agile development tools and proven methodologies. There are a number of challenges our customers face when migrating and transforming applications for a Hybrid IT environment. This guide provide proven strategies and application approaches that can help them understand and reduce risks and complexity
Like many financial institutions today, the full-service Swedish bank featured in this case study has responded to changing customer needs, evolving from its original founding more than 100 years ago. As a result, the bank has realized remarkable success. Of course, along with that success have come significant challenges. New business growth, plus the rise in Internet and mobile banking, intensified the bank’s need for continuous availability of its IT infrastructure. IBM Resiliency Consulting Services helped the bank strengthen and streamline its environment. In the case study, you can read how teaming with IBM helped the bank meet recovery point and recovery time objectives; mitigate risk; and provide the flexibility to meet business demands without added IT expense.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Jan 19, 2016
Rackspace® Private Cloud Powered by OpenStack® is backed with our results-obsessed service known as Fanatical Support.® Our exceptional customer service means we’re in it with you every step of the way. From initial design to ongoing management for your production environment, we manage your cloud so you can focus on your core business.
Customer engagement has emerged as the most critical
competitive factor in the current environment. Fueled
by widespread mobile access and constant social
connectedness, customers are demanding that every
interaction, across every channel, be simple, streamlined
High expectations mean high stakes. When options
abound and patience is low, customers don’t stick around.
Companies need to get it right the first time.
This new customer-centric standard and the ability to
connect directly with customers is fueling a depth and
breadth of enterprise reinvention. Ensuring that every
customer experience across every conceivable channel
delights and adds value calls for a Smarter Process approach
and a new perspective on business process management.
Published By: RuleStream
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Manufacturers of products with highly configurable and ever-changing customer requirements must confront specific challenges and operate far differently than traditional product development environments.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Today’s workforce is increasingly nomadic. Employees use personal and company-owned devices desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones with various operating systems to access corporate resources over different networks from virtually anywhere. Roaming users and cloud-based applications have eroded the network perimeter where enterprises have traditionally focused their security controls.
In the wake of this disruption, vendors offered myriad point products that solve only a portion of the security problem. These products usually require costly custom integrations and high management overhead to boot.
Making matters worse, traditional security approaches can’t address an evolving threat landscape that includes ransomware, stealthy attacks that dwell in a customer’s environment for months, and threats targeting iOS and Android devices. In fact, the mobile workforce is more vulnerable than ever before.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Oct 16, 2013
The existing upgrade paths from legacy PBX and ACD suppliers make it difficult for contact center executives to contemplate the future of customer service on their own terms. If your ACD-based contact center has become a road block for adding capacity or adding channels such as social media and mobile, you might want to think about making the switch to a SIP-based contact center solution.
SIP delivers two important advantages over legacy switching:
1. SIP is based on open standards, so you can choose hardware and software that is best suited for your environment.
2. SIP’s capability extends beyond voice to new media types such as mobile, social media and video.
SIP-based contact centers provide a roadmap to sophisticated features without the complexity and expense of traditional proprietary ACDs.
Learn more about how to build the next-generation customer service platform.
In today’s user-centric world, applications are increasingly at the heart of how your customers experience your products and services. Consistently good application performance is now essential to business success. This is where the quality of application performance enters the picture. Given the
complexities of today’s modern application environments, applications should be tested early, often, and thoroughly in the development cycle using processes and solutions to fit your specific needs. To help your organization meet this objective, this interactive brochure explores an eight-step framework for better application performance. This framework begins with business requirements and culminates in the ongoing optimization of
your application performance. With its expansive application software portfolio, HP covers all of the steps in this framework.
Applications are the engines that drive today’s digital businesses. When the infrastructure that powers those applications is difficult to administer, or fails, businesses and their IT organizations are severely impacted. Traditionally, IT assumed much of the responsibility to ensure availability and performance. In the digital era, however, the industry needs to evolve and reset the requirements on vendors.
HPE Nimble Storage has broken away from convention and transformed how storage is managed and supported with the HPE InfoSight predictive analytics platform. HPE engaged ESG to conduct a quantitative survey of the HPE Nimble Storage installed base, as well as non-HPE Nimble Storage customers, to better assess how HPE InfoSight positively impacts customer environments.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
As more enterprises are moving some, if not all of their data and applications to the cloud – cost effectiveness, network performance and security are top of mind. AT&T NetBond for Cloud provides a dynamic, private connect to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Its enhanced infrastructure makes it easier to securely connect applications, platforms, and services. With AT&T NetBond for Cloud, customers are getting a single, end-to-end solution from one provider that allows them to maintain a hybrid environment, meaning that can utilize their current investments in their on-premises infrastructure and strategy.
Download this eBook to learn how AT&T NetBond® can accelerate your journey to the cloud, improve ROI and secure your applications.
Join our webinar to learn
- Why Aira chose AT&T NetBond® to establish a global network connecting smart glasses to trained, professional agents
- Best practices for quickly shifting network capacity to meet changing demands in real-time
- How to take advantag
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
As a smaller organization tasked with big responsibilities – public health and exceptional customer service around the clock – Vallejo needed a backup solution that kept pace with the growing needs of their company and customers and was easy to manage. They understood that backups played a critical role to success, but their existing solution was slow, cumbersome and expensive in their new, virtualized environment. They needed a solution that would boost backup speeds within their existing HP architecture while simplifying and streamlining management and cutting costs.
IT leaders are required to deliver improved performance and increase efficiencies while maintaining an enterprise-class infrastructure for their customer’s database environments. A complete portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller, flash in disk shelves, and all-flash arrays is the best way to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels in your environment. The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments.
The NetApp flash portfolio is capable of solving database performance and I/O latency problems encountered by many database deployments. The majority of databases have a random I/O workload that creates performance problems for spinning media, but is well-suited for today’s flash technologies. NetApp has a diverse enterprise-class flash portfolio consisting of flash in the storage controller (Flash Cache™ intelligent caching), flash within the disk shelves (Flash Pool™ intelligent caching), and all-flash arrays (EF-Series and All-flash FAS). This portfolio can be used to solve complex database performance requirements at multiple levels within a customer’s Oracle environment. This document reviews Oracle database observations and results when implementing flash technologies offered within the NetApp flash portfolio.
Digital transformation is disrupting traditional, tried-and-true business process and leaving many enterprises scrambling for alternatives. Although the customer remains king for business success, data is quickly becoming an organization’s most strategic asset for reaching, interacting with and retaining customers.
With ransomware attacks on the rise, a strict regulatory environment, and nimble, competitive upstarts entering the market, protecting and extracting value from your most strategic asset is a business imperative — and a formidable challenge.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Dec 04, 2014
SSL Certificates have been in use for almost 15 years, and they continue to serve a vital role in protecting data as it travels across the Internet and other networks. From online financial transactions to e-commerce to product development, SSL Certificates make it possible for users around the world to communicate sensitive information with the confidence that it is safe from malicious hackers. The Internet has evolved in innumerable ways over the past decade and a half; so why do SSL Certificates continue to instill trust? Simply put, SSL Certificates are very effective in protecting data in transit.
Yet, customers transacting on websites and systems that are protected by SSL security still face serious threats . One key reason for this danger: poor SSL Certificate management. Enterprises with hundreds of SSL Certificates from several different providers could lose track of certificates in their environment.
This white paper will present the pitfalls associated with poor SSL Certificate management, why they are potentially dangerous to the enterprise, and how enterprises can keep track of SSL Certificates effectively.
Published By: Arcserve
Published Date: Jul 26, 2010
View this flash demo that shows the Assess stage of the management lifecycle and how our customers are able to discover and determine where opportunities exist for consolidation and rationalization across physical, virtual, mainframe, distributed and cloud environments.
Leadership at Chicago Faucets of Milwaukee, Wis., discusses how investments in flexible manufacturing systems helped drive company-wide supply chain improvements for improved delivery, inventory management and profitability in the manufacturing of its commercial faucets. Using two MMC2 flexible manufacturing cells with Makino horizontal machining centers, the company’s manufacturing team achieved the flexibility necessary to efficiently respond to real-time customer demand within an exceptionally high-mix production environment.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Apr 02, 2015
The online world can be a scary place as the integration of the Internet into everyone’s lives has also brought with it an ever-increasing trend towards malicious activity.
Learn how online businesses can instill trust and confidence in their web sites, protect valuable brands, and safeguard customers’ sensitive information. It is critical to choose e-commerce security solutions that continually evolve and extend to address a range of ever-changing needs. SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend, and future proof, e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic Internet threat environment.
Industrial enterprises around the world are retooling their factories with advanced technologies to boost manufacturing flexibility and speed, achieving new levels of overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), supply chain responsiveness, and customer satisfaction in the process. This renaissance reflects very real pressures industry players face today. For years, traditional factories have been operating at a disadvantage, impeded by production environments that are “disconnected”—at the very least strictly gated—to corporate business systems, to supply chains, and to customers and partners.
Managers of these traditional factories say the feeling is akin to flying blind. These are operations where plant floors, front offices, and suppliers operate in independent silos, where managers have only hazy visibility into downtime and quality problems, and where the root causes of inefficiencies are rarely understood or addressed.
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