Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
The start of a new chapter of your business, whether you're moving upmarket or adding products and features, is a great time to scale your customer service operations in a smart way.
We know customers prefer self-service, via a knowledge base, if one is available. A Gartner report estimates that CIOs can reduce customer support costs by 25% or more when proper knowledge management discipline is in place.
If you've been on the sidelines waiting to take the self-service leap, this white paper will prove that you and your agents already partake in the activities needed to offer great self-service, every single day.
Maintaining a competitive edge today means building a Digital Enterprise capable of taking full advantage of social, mobile, web, cloud, “things,” (sensors and devices), and analytics technologies. Among the terms used to describe this business transition is “the API Economy,” an economy in which APIs are no longer just an IT concern, but the underpinnings of new revenue streams and new business models that are disrupting entire industries.
Read this paper to learn about:
New, modern applications being built for the enterprise
Application ecosystems and extending the value of your company in the API Economy
Two ways to integrate devices in the Internet of Things
The microservices approach to application development
The role of API management in the digital enterprise
Transportation companies are expected to solve logistical challenges, improve service, optimize costs and increase efficiencies. More and more, they are turning to new IoT technologies to help them achieve this.
In this guide, we’ve identified the latest location, routing and other data-driven services, that are helping commercial fleet management and logistics organizations differentiate and lead the way in an increasingly complex market.
Businesses worldwide are being pushed to enhance customer service while streamlining costs and processes. This means looking to solution providers to help reduce the operating costs of vehicle fleets.
Discover how HERE Technologies is using location services to boost efficiency, safety, and customer satisfaction. This e-book is for everyone who is developing innovative fleet solutions?that overcome management challenges and help customers gain a competitive advantage
Even with the rise of digital payments, cash is still a popular form of payment. According to the Federal Reserve, consumers use cash to pay for nearly one-third of all retail transactions.
For many retailers, a completely "cashless society" is nowhere in sight. Cash management remains one of the most important aspects of managing a retail operation, particularly at quick service restaurants (QSRs) and convenience stores, where transactions are smaller and cash is a preferred method of payment. This white paper, Boost Profitability by Automating Cash, sponsored by Fiserv and Fast Casual, details the steps to manage cash properly and boost profit for your business.
Uncover the top reasons and flexible options to automate your cash management.
• Time savings
• Theft deterrence
• Higher accuracy
• Better customer service
• Real-time data
The financial services industry has unique challenges that often prevent it from achieving its strategic goals. The keys to solving these issues are hidden in machine data—the largest category of big data—which is both untapped and full of potential.
Download this white paper to learn:
*How organizations can answer critical questions that have been impeding business success
*How the financial services industry can make great strides in security, compliance and IT
*Common machine data sources in financial services firms
collectd is an open source daemon that collects system and application performance metrics. With this data, collectd then has the ability to work alongside other tools to help identify trends, issues and relationships not easily observable.
Read this e-book to get a deep dive into what collectd is and how you can begin incorporating it into your organization’s environment.
One of the biggest challenges IT ops teams face is the lack of visibility across its infrastructure — physical, virtual and in the cloud. Making things even more complex, any infrastructure monitoring solution needs to not only meet the IT team’s needs, but also the needs of other stakeholders including line of business (LOB) owners and application developers.
For companies already using a monitoring platform like Splunk, monitoring blindspots arise from the need to prioritize across multiple departments. This report outlines a four-step approach for an effective IT operations monitoring (ITOM) strategy.
Download this report to learn:
How to reduce monitoring blind spots when creating an ITOM strategy
How to address ITOM requirements across IT and non-IT groups
Distinct layers across ITOM Potential functionality gaps with domain-specific products
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Building and releasing cutting-edge applications quickly can be difficult when you lack proper tooling and integrated customer data. Salesforce Heroku delivers a cloud-native, developer-friendly platform that streamlines application development by integrating formerly siloed customer data and removing the burden of infrastructure management, allowing developers to focus their attention solely on creating customer-centric applications. Join the upcoming webinar to hear how the Financial Times builds customer-driven applications with faster cycle times with Heroku and AWS.
Today’s businesses generate staggering amounts of data, and learning to get the most value from that data is paramount to success. Just as Amazon Web Services (AWS) has transformed IT infrastructure to something that can be delivered on-demand, scalably, quickly, and cost-effectively, Amazon Redshift is doing the same for data warehousing and big data analytics.
Amazon Redshift offers a massively parallel columnar data store that can be spun up in just a few minutes to deal with billions of rows of data at a cost of just a few cents an hour. Organizations choose Amazon Redshift for its affordability, flexibility, and powerful feature set:
• Enterprise-class relational database query and management system
• Supports client connections with many types of applications, including business intelligence (BI), reporting, data, and analytics tools
• Execute analytic queries in order to retrieve, compare, and evaluate large amounts of data in multiple-stage operations
Consumers worldwide continue to adopt and use technology in their shopping experience.
Faced with rising customer expectations and increasing competitive pressures, retailers
now are prioritizing in-store innovation. Many retailers have adopted multichannel
implementations, in which mobile, web, and in-store shopping are enabled but not delivered
consistently to the customer. The next step in this evolution is an omnichannel strategy, now
being deployed by some retailers, which presents a consistent shopping experience across
mobile, web, and in-store channels. Omnichannel also enables retailers to integrate back-end
infrastructure technologies (e.g., servers, databases, etc.) and cloud-based services (e.g., loyalty
programs, personalized recommendations, inventory management, etc.) to improve many
aspects of store and enterprise operations.
An omnichannel strategy relies on several core and supporting technologies. The key factors in
evaluating any omnichannel-enabling solution includ
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Jul 13, 2018
"This brief API management best practices eBook will give API strategists, architects and developers a roadmap for creating practical APIs by leveraging existing services. By following the 7 best practices outlined in this ebook, developing successful APIs is easier than you think.
The best practices guide will cover:
-The relationship between SOA and API management
-How to think about and approach API design
-A pattern for securing and managing your APIs
-Things to consider when selecting an API management solution"
A forward-looking CMDB does more than keep an organization's IT operations running. It draws clear connections between IT components and business services, which is the core of Business Service Management (BSM). But even more critical than the CMDB's ability to support business as it is now, is the question of how well it will drive business innovation in the future.
ASG's Business Service PortfolioT (BSPT) Virtualization Management provides comprehensive oversight, inspections, discoveries, warnings, diagnostics, and reporting for the critical technology and administrative disciplines involved in virtual workload management. This is all done in parallel with physical systems management.
In order to provide high quality, cost effective business services in complex, distributed environments, improved IT management strategies are required. Business Service Management (BSM) is a strategic approach to managing IT services in support of improved business performance.
Business runs on content and that content must be managed holistically, across the entire business. However, managing content is, in itself, not enough to drive business. Enterprises must incorporate ECM with other IT management systems to provide complete Business Service Management (BSM).
To meet the challenges of intense competition and increasing customer demands, companies must tightly align their IT service management with business issues and priorities. This paper outlines the maturity steps involved in the progression towards proactive Business Service Management (BSM) and explains how ASG's metaCMDB helps secure its seamless adoption.
Improved business productivity often requires more efficient IT and more efficient IT cannot be achieved without a better understanding of the way business services are run and delivered. Configuration Management Databases (CMDBs) have emerged as a central component for Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and business service management (BSM).
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.
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
There are success stories of businesses that have implemented Business Service Management (BSM) with well-documented, bottom-line results. What do these organizations know that their discouraged counterparts don't?
Configuration Management is at the heart of the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) and forms the foundation for Business Service Management (BSM). In fact, it is safe to say that neither the ITIL IT Service Management (ITSM) processes nor the BSM functions that leverage ITSM can be efficiently
carried out without accurate configuration and dependency information.
IBM Cloud Identity Service is helping businesses simplify Identity and Access Management (IAM) through a cloud-delivered service (IDaaS). IBM Cloud Identity Service combines the full spectrum of IAM, including federation, web access management, and identity governance with the speed, agility, and lower cost of the cloud. This video demonstrates how to rapidly integrate SaaS and other third-party applications using the "Quick Connect" feature within the IBM Cloud Identity Service and securely connect people and applications to the cloud.