Today, more than 100-plus million users rely on Windows 7. For these users, a new technology age is coming on January 14, 2020 when Microsoft officially ends extended support for Windows 7.
With a change required, this is the ideal time for organizations to determine if they want to migrate to Windows 10 or look to modernize their workplace by following the growing trend of enterprises that have introduced employee choice programs and Mac to their environment.
This e-book examines the options organizations have and how they can make the most beneficial and economical decision.
Cities need to rethink public transport systems to meet consumer demand for flexible, on-demand services. By doing this, they can also unclog congested roads, improve safety and reduce carbon emissions.
Read this insight to discover:
• how patterns of mobility are changing in major cities
• what customers want – and the key challenges to meeting their expectations
• whether microtransit solutions can be an effective complement to traditional public services
• three key levers to pull to develop responsive, demand-driven services.
Omnichannel is one of those words everyone
uses, but few use correctly. It’s not another word for
multichannel. It’s a different state of existence.
In our experience, multichannel is the ability to interact
with customers across many different channels, but
not necessarily in a cohesive fashion. As new channels
become available, they are “bolted on” to existing
customer experience infrastructure such as CRM
or customer support systems. Too frequently, the
management of these channels becomes siloed (web
versus in-store sales, for example). The effect of this from
the customer experience standpoint can be disjointed
and jarring. For example, the resolution of an issue
following a customer conversation with an associate
in the contact center may not be reflected when the
customer goes online or into a store.
Yet the ability to offer multichannel service experience is
table stakes for today’s business. If you’re not available in
the channels where customers want you to be, you cease
Published By: Masergy
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Driven by the need to save money, improve agility, and take rapid advantage of emerging
technologies to improve internal collaboration and customer engagement, organizations are
quickly adopting Unified Communications-as-a-Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a
Service (CCaaS). UCaaS and CCaaS enable businesses to deliver a modern communications
environment, without large capital investment, and in a manner that provides for rapid
scaling, easy expansion into new sites and geographies, and deployment flexibility.
Unfortunately, many enterprise networks are not optimized to deliver the performance and
reliability required to support cloud-based applications, including UCaaS and CCaaS. As a
result, IT leaders are rapidly adopting Software-Defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN)
technologies. With SD-WAN’s ability to virtualize underlying network services and to build
enterprise-grade WANs using both public (Internet) connectivity and private WAN
connectivity, IT leaders can leverage it to su
Published By: Masergy
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Digital transformation is reshaping the business landscape faster now than at any other time in history. While it once took decades to disrupt a market, natively digital companies have disrupted their industries in just half a decade. Digitization is creating new winners and losers at an unprecedented rate. Organizations that adopt a digital strategy will leapfrog the competition, while those that do not will risk becoming irrelevant within five years.
One important step in becoming a digital enterprise is gaining agility—that is, having the ability to take advantage of market opportunities faster than the competition. Although achieving business agility has become a top goal for IT and business leaders, it cannot be realized if companies lack an agile IT infrastructure to enable it. This is why businesses spent an estimated $14 billion on technology in 2018 to make IT more agile, according to ZK Research.
However, one part of IT that has yet to evolve and lacks flexibility is the ente
Published By: Masergy
Published Date: Nov 04, 2019
Managed SD-WAN services have been around for years, but Ovum is now seeing solutions evolve and go beyond the early adopter phase. With the integration of new features and additional value-added services, enterprises today see simplified SD-WAN solutions. This white paper will share how these solutions have evolved and matured, explore the major benefits from the new SD-WAN solutions, and examine why enterprises should feel more confident about adopting SD-WAN now.
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
In today’s experience economy, a simple request for feedback on a receipt
is not enough to accurately determine your guests’ needs. Guests need
to be presented with the option to share feedback at the right time for
them—whenever, wherever, and however they want to. At the same time,
the volume of feedback requests and the length of surveys often result in
survey fatigue and other negative emotions in guests.
This is just one of the complex issues restaurant brands find themselves
facing today. Others include:
• How do I understand the experience every individual guest has with
• How do I communicate with them in a way that they’re more likely to
• How can I demonstrate awareness of the guests’ situations and acknowledge their needs?
Published By: InMoment
Published Date: Oct 14, 2019
R O I : T H E H O LY
GRAIL OF CX
Return on Investment (ROI) is the holy grail of customer (CX), employee
(EX) and market (MX) experiences. Every practitioner wants to prove it’s
real, but the quest to find it can be fraught with peril and, in the end, many
businesses end up believing it’s completely fictional.
This ebook will delve into the mysteries of the financial impact of experience
programs and how you can implement and measure experience initiatives
designed to deliver ROI.
Why is the ROI of experiences so hard to establish? The answer is twofold:
1. ROI is not a single number; it’s wide-ranging and can be found in any
part of the enterprise.
2. Many businesses focus too much on the end goal (ROI), but fail to establish a program with the necessary elements required for success.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Aug 14, 2018
Michelle has been with Twilio for nearly four years, supporting “Twilions” — as employees are affectionately known inside the company — through tremendous growth in both revenue and headcount. “We’re looking at creating a great employee experience at Twilio. We want to provide Twilions with the tools, resources, and experiences they need to innovate, scale, and grow.” BetterUp’s whole person approach was a key part of Michelle’s evaluation process. Most leadership development approaches focus on teaching people what to do. But what they miss is an equal focus on how to be. In contrast, BetterUp’s approach addresses the psychological resources that allow leaders to manage themselves so they have the capacity to manage others. This includes the ability to remain resilient, have a growth mindset, maintain a sense of control, and take risks. Evidence shows that these resources need to be in place for sustainable leadership habits to take root.
Published By: Achievers
Published Date: Nov 06, 2019
People work better when they are recognized for their time and effort. Many CEOs and HR leaders believe that creating a better culture for employees, with regular feedback and recognition, should be a top priority if their organizations want to experience better business results overall.
In this eBook co-authored by Talent Culture, “Recognition Culture: The MVP of Employee Experience,” we explore the importance of recognition in establishing and maintaining a desirable company culture. Be it bonuses, awards, rewards, a virtual gold star, or a simple shout out on social media, fostering a culture of recognition drives higher levels of engagement, which translates into improved performance and better results.
This document provides information to assist customers who want to use AWS to store or process content containing personal data, in the context of common privacy and data protection considerations. It will help customers understand: the way AWS services operate, including how customers can address security and encrypt their content, the geographic locations where customers can choose to store content, and the respective roles the customer and AWS each play in managing and securing content stored on AWS services.
This is a case study which shows how Voorhees College implemented a revolutionary communications solution based around a service-orientated Unified Communications architecture from NEC to provide students, faculty and staff in five locations with software-based voice and desktop communications tools to achieve a 40 percent savings over its previous traditional telephony solution.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
SD-WAN transforms your network by making it more responsive, providing greater bandwidth and being more cost effective. It also simplifies deployment and management of network edge devices. Learn more in this eBook.
An enterprise-grade SD-WAN solution gives you the ability to realize the speed and agility you need to meet IT objectives. Download this trend brief to see how your enterprise can get cloud-ready with SD-WAN.
You cannot accurately predict what your customer will want next. Artificial intelligence can.
WHY SHOULD THE TARGET AUDIENCE CARE?
By 2020, businesses that use AI and related technologies like machine learning and deep learning to uncover new insights will take $1.2 trillion each year from competitors that don't. (Source: Forrester.)
At any moment, anywhere in the world, on any kind of device, a prospect or customer is raising her hand and saying, "I'm your best opportunity. Don't ignore me." She's telling you that by every action she's taken and every interaction you've had up to that point. You can consider each bit of data you've collected across her journey a meaningful expression of intent. And with that, you will know how to give her an experience that's above her expectations and beyond her imagination.
You need many different technologies in your marketing stack to manage personalization, but AI makes them all work together seamlessly.
End-user expectations and high levels of performance against Service Level Agreements (SLAs) must be achieved or organizations risk the loss of business. This paper details key capabilities needed for successful end-user monitoring and provides critical considerations for delivering a successful end-user experience.
A recent survey of CIOs found that over 75% want to develop an overall information strategy in the next three years, yet over 85% are not close to implementing an enterprise-wide content management strategy. Meanwhile, data runs rampant, slows systems, and impacts performance. Hard-copy documents multiply, become damaged, or simply disappear.
Published By: Engagio
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
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Want to make sure you're investing in the right ABM technology? Research in Action released the Top 20 Global Vendors for ABM in 2019 using their proprietary Vendor Selection Matrix™, and Engagio was the #1 Global winner! Read the report to learn why Engagio placed #1 based on 1,500 customer interviews and Research in Action's independent analysis of each vendor.
Read the report to discover:
The top 20 global ABM providers and how they measure up
How to select the right technology for your ABM needs
5 insights and predictions for ABM by Research in Action
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
From a consumer perspective, the best brands are those that weave themselves into their customers’ lives—becoming a part of their identity. These brands are present all the time without obvious detection or being seen as a distraction. They don’t just show up to demand something—Buy Now! Start Today! Click Here!—but they don’t wait on the sidelines either. So what makes these brands so successful? Instead of being seen as overbearing, these brands are successful because they are listening and responding to customers' wants and needs. They effectively practice omni-channel marketing—marketing that seeks to provide a seamless customer experience, regardless of channel or device.
Download this ebook to learn about the benefits of an advanced omni-channel marketing strategy, including how to:
understand your customer journey
align your organizational structure to support your omni-channel strategy
coordinate your channels
choose the right tools
Published By: Extensis
Published Date: Mar 07, 2008
The Photography Department at The National Gallery of London wanted to give other Gallery departments better visibility into its archived library of images and reduce the administrative workload for its photographers. Read how Portfolio Server and Portfolio SQL-Connect painted the perfect solution to this challenge.
eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
There’s no denying it: The age of AI, or what’s often referred to as the “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” is already here and, in many ways, just getting warmed up. Businesses eager to create a competitive advantage are recognizing that the future is in the intersection of humans and machine intelligence.
That’s why we created this guidebook. It’s sort of like AI for Dummies … but for intelligent business leaders like yourself. The ones who just want to better understand what AI is, its implications, and the benefits it brings to essential business processes. So kick back, relax and enjoy.
In just 15ish minutes, you’ll know more about AI than your competitors and your business will be better for it.
There will be a ransomware attack on businesses every 14 seconds by the end of 2019 . Every 40 seconds, one of those attacks will prove successful , with devastating effects ranging from permanent loss of irreplaceable data to life-threatening interruptions to patient care. In years past, expert malware authors packaged up their know-how into costly exploit kits sold on the underground market. Cyber criminals had to recover high upfront costs before launching a campaign and realizing a profit. Today, ransomware-as a-service groups like Satan make it easier than ever before for would-be cyber criminals with minimal technical skills to launch attacks, offering free ransomware toolkits and hands-on help to manage campaigns and extort payments. Read our white paper to learn how CylancePROTECT® prevents Petya, Goldeneye, WannaCry, Satan, and many more from executing, with machine learning models dating back to September 2015, long before the ransomware first appeared in the wild.