Free shipping, undoubtedly, is necessary to compete in the critical holiday season. But, is it really a competitive advantage? Does it drive short-term sales and long-term loyalty? And, are free shipping offers equally effective for repeat customers as for those that buy from a retail site for the first time? ForeSee Results found some interesting answers to these questions.
Retail sites that offer customer product reviews currently have a competitive advantage, while sites that don't are missing an opportunity to drive satisfaction and loyalty. Find out about the benefits of customer product reviews, and how they impact purchase decisions and loyalty.
If your company provides services throughout a major metropolitan area, or even in multiple areas, you may think you're improving the odds of attracting new business by offering a toll-free 800 number on your web site. However, a recent test by the Engine Ready team actually proved the opposite. Read the results in this white paper.
Published By: Caminosoft
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
This paper details CaminoSoft's vision for a disaster recovery solution that provides electronic protection of critical data at a remote location. The solution that provides this remote data protection is CaminoSoft's OFFSite Archive for NetWare.
Mobile and remote workers of all types need high-quality connections to the Internet and to their corporate networks. They need connections from branch offices, homes, airports, hotels and other locations around the world. This truly becomes a security challenge as network managers scramble to meet these needs.
Offsite media can be lost or stolen while in transit, exposing sensitive information to potential misuse. By using AES encryption on backup data, a business can feel confident that sensitive customer information will remain safe and secure, even if the backups tapes are lost of stolen.
Published By: Symantec
Published Date: Nov 09, 2006
Security and compliance risks are greater than ever, and businesses depend on their data being protected when stored internally and taken offsite. New encryption capabilities offered by Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers offer secure protection from unauthorized access. Learn more about encryption capabilities in Backup Exec 11d.
Published By: Xiotech
Published Date: Apr 13, 2007
Data keeps growing with no signs of stopping. An effective storage solution seamlessly scales to meet an organization's growing appetite for capacity, while ensuring availability and fast access. SAN storage should be designed to deliver strong top-end performance so throughput does not degrade as storage needs scale higher.
Published By: Xiotech
Published Date: Apr 13, 2007
Well-publicized disasters highlight the need for an effective and timely data recovery solution. While current tape and disk backup provide some peace of mind, they do not keep up with the demands placed on your business. You cannot afford to wait hours (or days) to recover your critical applications and data.
To be successful in today's safety-conscious and efficiency-minded marketplace, companies must combine compelling new technologies to offer the most convenient and effective business services and solutions. For monitoring remote tank sites, that means combining the intelligence of General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) communication with the risk mitigation properties of intrinsic safety.
Company data is vulnerable to threats from - insiders, unauthorized access to data, data backup, off-site mirroring - just to name a few. Encrypting data at rest, on tape or disk, significantly mitigates these threats. This document provides guidance into some of the factors a company should consider when evaluating storage security technology and solutions.
This whitepaper is written as a guide to an alternative mechanism for project implementation for business owners holding responsibility to deliver IT solutions in the SOA space. It could also be of interest to those who would like to know more about how the phenomenon of offshore/onsite coordination, that emerged in the nineties, can be effectively applied towards realizing the promise of SOA.
CCU sought to encrypt its backup tapes for keeping customer data secure in transit and in storage at the offsite tape-vault vendor’s facility. As a financial institution, CCU was subject to stringent government regulations. With nearly 60 gigabytes of data to encrypt each night, CCU knew that a software solution was out of the question.
Given Payformance’s longstanding commitment to protecting the privacy of its clients’ information, the company has decided to investigate data encryption solutions for its primary hard drive storage and secondary backup tape storage. With its multi-vendor interoperability, NeoScale’s CryptoStor storage security appliances emerge as the obvious choice.
Chartered in 1973, San Francisco-based Spectrum Federal Credit Union serves over 12,000 members. When the issue arose on how to protect their members’ personal data residing on backup tapes, Spectrum FCU took no chances – they and their Techical Advisory Board made the decision to encrypt this important information with the help of NeoScale Systems, an undisputed leader in this emerging market.
The HSC network services group supports more than 2000 desktops, servers and backend systems such as e-mail, file, networking, application and storage services for general administration, dental and medical schools. HSC wanted to manage and reduce HIPAA compliance costs and processes associated with protecting PHI data within its storage infrastructure – a legacy SAN environment with evolving applications.
Qsent needed to shore up its disaster recovery strategy. This meant sending backup tapes – each with more than 2.5 terabytes of data – between data centers and storing them offsite. To keep all its data safe and secure, Qsent chose NeoScale’s CryptoStor wire-speed tape security appliance to encrypt and decrypt data.
With horror stories in the news every week about lost or stolen laptops and backup tapes, the senior management team at Oregon Community Credit Union knew they had to do everything within their powers to protect their critical data as it traveled offsite to a third-party tape vaulting vendor. They were tasked with finding an affordable solution that would strike a balance between security, ease of use, and scalability.
As more states pass regulations governing the security, confidentiality, and integrity of customer data, a leading national bank has recognized its need to ensure the safety and security of personal data for its thousands of customers. To ensure compliance and maintain the security of this information, the bank has deployed NeoScale’s CryptoStor Tape appliances to help accomplish its objectives.
It wasn’t long ago that being on the cutting edge of business meant having a website where customers could purchase your products, but that quickly changed. Soon, it wasn’t enough just to have an e-commerce presence; you had to offer an interactive and engaging customer experience (see Web 2.0).
Now the standard has shifted once again; in order to truly compete in the modern economy, your business needs to have a mobile storefront on smart phones and tablets. Without this mobile presence, you’ll lose business to competitors who have them.
With this new challenge comes high risk as well as great reward. With mobility, the client side of your applications is more important than ever. Instead of accessing your website from the safe confines of work or home, your customers can now perform sensitive transactions anywhere. As a result, mobile applications, and the devices and data they interact with, can now be more easily attacked.
With more than 1,500 rental product offerings, 650 partner rental firms, and more than 4 million visitors, the Kiloutou Website provides professionals with a single, leading marketplace for construction materials, vehicles, and B2B services.
Join us for our latest Clear Insights webinar, Deconstructing DASH: How Your Workforce Would Benefit from America's #1 Rated Diet, presented by Robert F. Kushner, MD, Clinical Director of the Northwestern Comprehensive Center on Obesity and one of the 22 expert panelists who rated the Best Diets for 2012. Dr. Kushner will provide an overview of DASH, compare it to other top ranked diets, and offer insights into the evidence behind their design. Dr. Kushner will also discuss the keys to sustainable weight loss and best practices for employers to choose an effective worksite weight loss plan.
Think targeting ticks customers off? Actually, it's quite the opposite. Studies show that 41% of consumers would consider ending a brand relationship because of irrelevant messaging. That's why targeted and personalized content is more important now than ever before.
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