For many years, organizations thought about business continuity in much the same way they thought about business insurance — yes, it was important, but rarely was it top of mind. But that’s all changed. Many organizations have, unfortunately, discovered that even a scant few minutes of service downtime can have deleterious effects on their business operations, resulting in lost revenue, diminished customer confidence and heightened compliance risk.
For those and other reasons, IT executives have raised the bar on business continuity preparedness for their organizations in all ways. New technologies, business processes and partnerships, combined with a raised level of importance for testing and a full appreciation of what virtualization can and can’t do for business continuity, are essential to new thinking around avoiding the impact
of an unplanned service interruption.
Download this informative Whitepaper to learn more about how Veritas Netbackup 8.1.2 can help.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Oct 23, 2018
AFTER DECADES IN THE LIMELIGHT, email remains the most powerful channel for eCommerce marketers. And this success continues even as many eCommerce marketing teams rely heavily on batch and blast emails that go to their entire list without any customization. While such efforts clearly bring in revenue, they also leave money — a lot of money — on the table.
Recognizing that largely untapped opportunity, top eCommerce marketers have started to take a more strategic approach to email. In addition to traditional batch and blast campaigns, these marketers now tailor messages based on both their customers’ behaviors and changes to their product data in order to send more customized and timely messages.
Published By: Bluecore
Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
DON’T LET ONE-TIME BUYERS BECOME ONLY-TIME BUYERS
One-time buyers are retail gold: They present an incremental revenue stream and a chance to foster valuable new customer relationships.
But while that first purchase is an achievement and the mark of a strong customer acquisition program, what comes after that first purchase is just as important. And for most retailers, it’s what comes after that presents the biggest problem.
The goal of usability testing, simply put, is to make sure that a user can complete the tasks they are expected to
complete. Usability testing doesn’t test whether or not the functions of the application, website or connected device work correctly, but rather that a user intuitively understands how to perform these tasks — and how easy or difficult it was to do so.
With usability testing, “close enough” won’t cut it. A product may have a superior architecture, a great set of features, good performance, scalability and a number of other positive attributes. However, all of this effort is wasted if the user experience is inadequate. An application, website or connected device that is not user-friendly is just as bad
as a buggy version and can lead to diminished revenue, product abandonment or a total failure. An application with poor usability can also negatively affect a brand
From protecting customer experience to preserving lines of revenue, IT operations teams face increasingly complex responsibilities and are responsible for preventing outages that could harm the organization. As a Splunk customer, your machine data platform empowers you to utilize machine learning to reduce MTTR. Discover how six companies utilize machine learning and AI to predict outages, protect business revenue and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
Download the e-book to learn how:
Micron Technology reduced number of IT incidents by more than 50%
Econocom provides better customer service by centralizing once-siloed analytics, improving SLA performance and significantly reducing the number of events
TransUnion combines machine data from multiple applications to create an end-to-end transaction flow
Predictive IT is a powerful new approach that uses machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) to predict incidents before they impact customers and end users. By using AI and predictive analytics, IT organizations are able to deliver seamless customer experiences that meet changing customer behavior and business demands. Discover the critical steps required to build your IT strategy, and learn how to harness predictive analytics to reduce operational inefficiencies and improve digital experiences.
Download this executive brief from CIO to learn:
5 steps to an effective predictive IT strategy
Where AI can help, and where it can’t
How to drive revenue and exceptional customer experiences with predictive analytics
Personalized customer experiences can drive double-digit revenue growth for your business. However, poor personalization can hurt your bottom line, as consumers switch from companies that fail to meet expectations to those that do.
In this playbook, we provide clear guidance to help you formulate a winning personalization strategy for your organization over three phases of maturity: Embrace, Expand and Excel.
By now, mobile technology has become an essential part of people’s lives. As both consumers and staff trend more toward a younger, digitally savvy demographic, lumber and building materials (LBM) businesses need to take advantage of mobile tools or risk losing to the competition.
Mobile technologies can bring incredible benefits to LBM enterprises for delivery and dispatch, field sales, the selling floor, and the warehouse. To better help you seize the mobile advantage, Epicor has identified eight ways your LBM business can leverage mobile technologies to foster growth, including:
• Serving your customers with the latest information
• Serving your customers with timely, accurate deliveries
• Driving revenue with increased efficiency
• Streamlining operations
Read out this Epicor eBook and discover how else your LBM business can benefit from mobile technologies.
Published By: Infosys
Published Date: Dec 03, 2018
Data is a truly inexhaustible resource for an organization. It creates endless possibilities to make data do more. As a technology partner of hundreds of organizations around the world, Infosys helps clients navigate the journey from their current state to the next.
Facilitating clients’ transition into data-native enterprises is a crucial part. To understand how companies are using data analytics today and their expectations in a world of endless possibilities with data, we recently commissioned an independent survey of 1,062 senior executives from organizations with annual revenues exceeding US$ 1 billion, in the United States, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The respondents were from business and technology roles, who were decision makers, program managers and external consultants; represented 12 industries, grouped into seven industry clusters, such as, consumer goods, retail and logistics, energy and utilities, financial services and insurance, healthcare and life sciences, h
Published By: Veeam '18
Published Date: Dec 04, 2018
"The new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the most important change in data privacy regulation in 22 years and it will have a profound impact on every organization that relies on the storage and processing of personal data of EU citizens. Starting May 25, 2018, the penalties begin for noncompliance, with GDPR fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or 20 million euros - whichever is greater.
As this new regulation also impacts Veeam®, we wanted to share our insights on our road to compliancy. In a new executive brief, GDPR: 5 Lessons Learned, Veeam Compliance Experience Shared, we walk through these lessons and share how our software played a critical role within data management and protection strategies to ensure we remain compliant while delivering Availability for the Always On Enterprise™."
Published By: Monetate
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Product recommendations are a proven way for marketers to drive sales, boosting the revenue potential of every
shopping experience and increasing customer engagement overall. However, most current recommendations tools
have not kept up with the level of personalization that customers have come to expect, and they often fall short of
the precision that marketing teams need to create meaningful business impact. It may be time to reevaluate whether
your solution is doing all it can to meet the needs of your customers and your team.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
The market for financial services is changing fast. To evolve, banks are transforming their organizations into digital ecosystems using APIs.
APIs have emerged as critical enablers to help financial services firms meet new consumer expectations. Through collaboration with fintechs, banks will use APIs to add new functionality from business partners and deliver internally-developed service offers to partner value chain and ecosystems.
Read this whitepaper to learn more about the role of APIs and how this new ecosystem will allow banks to:
Drive horizontal and vertical integration
Foster a culture of collaboration
Create new revenue streams and get solutions to market faster
Deliver innovation and functionality to the business
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Nov 27, 2018
Well-designed APIs, created along with a holistic integration strategy with Anypoint Platform, create a seamless omnichannel experience that customers want and businesses need. To deliver a reliable and unified experience more quickly, companies must adopt a new approach that involves an omnichannel architecture.
Across industries from healthcare to banking to retail, MuleSoft is powering omnichannel strategies that result in faster time to market, improved customer satisfaction, and increased revenue.
Watch this webinar, including a demo, to learn how to:
Take an API-led approach to omnichannel that enables companies to deliver a unified experience 5x faster
Leverage Anypoint Exchange to enable consistency by design through the reuse of integration assets across channels, translating to a consistent experience for your customers
Prepare for the future (and future channels) with support for different deployment models with a single, unified platform
John Withers, Produ
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Published By: ZoomInfo
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
Find and connect quickly with the right people, prospects, and opportunities to grow your sales pipeline and boost conversion rates. The ZoomInfo™ Database is the only source of business information combining the business web, community contributors, and professionals who post their own profiles-updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlock the power of this data with our next-generation prospecting tool, ZoomInfo™ Pro, featuring rich segmentation, export capabilities, and list building. Add custom appends and lists to streamline revenue generation and maximize ROI. Start your free trial today.
Published By: AuditBoard
Published Date: Nov 26, 2018
When the IASB and FASB issued a joint press release on May 28, 2014 1 announcing new revenue recognition standards for revenue from contracts with customers, the adoption deadline seemed a long way off. After pushback from companies across various industries, the implementation date was extended by one year, granting companies more time to update their policies and systems to adhere to the new standards.
The Pro's and Con's of Frequency for online retailers.
There is a happy medium for the frequency of an email newsletter or special promotions. The more you mail in the short term, the more revenue you will see, but what are the long term effects?
Published By: WhatCounts
Published Date: Apr 30, 2010
There's no reason overseeing and managing a million-plus subscriber email database should be a discombobulated and overbearing task. Start being an effective email marketer by creating a plan, brushing up on your skills, and cleaning house. Implementing these six simple tweaks will go a long way towards maximizing the return, response, and revenue from your email program.
Managing in this uncertain economy can be incredibly challenging. If your business is experiencing decreasing revenues, shrinking budgets and increasing uncertainty. you
cannot afford to focus on talent. Right? Actually, wrong.
Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
H&S Ventures provides management services for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and its home-ice venue—the Honda Center. This popular indoor arena hosts scores of events and concerts, and H&S oversees everything from ticket sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured by attendance, big-name bookings and how much fans spend on merchandise and concessions. Digital innovation plays a crucial role in creating a thrilling live experience that raises fans’ satisfaction and their average “spend.”
In the financial services industry (FSI), high-performance compute infrastructure is not optional; it’s a prerequisite for survival. No other industry generates more data, and few face the combination of challenges that financial services does: a rapidly changing competitive landscape, a complex regulatory environment, tightening margin pressure, exponential data growth, and demanding performance service-level agreements (SLAs).
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 16, 2017
The bar has been raised higher than ever, and the role of IT is evolving to meet it. As a result, IT must support applications and services that make it possible for the business to provide new, diverse customer experiences while generating expanding revenues via the emergent crown jewels of business: big data, cloud, and mobility.
Read on to find out more.
Healthcare accounts for 21% of all cybersecurity breaches, making it the most affected business sector in the U.S. economy. Ongoing attacks are predicted to cost providers $305 billion in lifetime revenue over the next few years. Download this white paper to learn how to make healthcare cybersecurity stronger.