Billing is a key moment of truth for all businesses. Every interaction with the customer ultimately gets filtered through billing. It’s an endless combination of quotes, account creation, orders, pricing, payments, settlement and subscriber management. If your company is looking to evaluate billing and subscription management vendors, this paper covers five must-ask questions your peers wished they had uncovered before signing the contract.
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
• Enterprise Content Management is a market in transition. And as demand for modernization becomes widespread, long-time leaders are investing in new capabilities to keep up — and bringing more of the market to the cloud to meet the needs of users and IT managers alike.
• This report shows how a range of providers measure up to help companies make the right choice when
• requirements are skewed to the needs of information workers who need to create, collaborate on, share, and find enterprise content.
• Use the 2017 Forrester Wave™ report to:
o Get educated. Gain an understanding of how the ECM market is changing and why complex, on-premises ECM suites are giving way to Cloud Content Management platforms like Box.
o Define your needs. Forrester ranks the top 15 ECM business content vendors based on current offerings, strategy and market presence to help you evaluate vendors that suit your needs.
o Select a vendor. Learn how cloud content management platforms like Box are designed
With a hybrid IT approach, small and midsized businesses can leverage the greater control, faster access, and increased security that comes with on-premise, while taking advantage of the increased agility, reduced costs, and better flexibility that the cloud offers.
In this report we’ll look at some of the challenges that smaller organizations face in building and managing IT, along with how some businesses are leveraging a hybrid cloud and on premise approach, gaining some significant benefits through this approach.
For midsize firms around the world with 100 to 999 employees, advanced technology plays an increasingly important role in business success. Companies have been adding cloud resources to supplement on-premise server, storage, and networking capabilities. At the same time, growth of mobile and remote workers is also changing how companies need to support workers to allow them to be as productive as possible. Like larger companies, midsize firms must make sure that they are effectively coordinating on-premise, public cloud, and private cloud capabilities. Unlike large companies, though, midsize firms are limited in both financial and technical resources to design and coordinate effective solutions to meet specific needs. Rather than invest in a major overhaul of their IT environments, midsize firms have to move incrementally, supplementing current resources with new cloud and on-premise capabilities that provide the performance needed to prosper in an increasingly competitive environment.
Nimble Secondary Flash array represents a new type of data storage, designed to maximize both capacity and performance. By adding high-performance flash storage to a capacity-optimized architecture, it provides a unique backup platform that lets you put your backup data to work.
Nimble Secondary Flash array uses flash performance to provide both near-instant backup and recovery from any primary storage system. It is a single device for backup, disaster recovery, and even local archiving. By using flash, you can accomplish real work such as dev/test, QA, and analytics.
Deep integration with Veeam’s leading backup software simplifies data lifecycle management and provides a path to cloud archiving.
For years, experienced data warehousing (DW) consultants and analysts have advocated the need for a well thought-out architecture for designing and implementing large-scale DW environments. Since the creation of these DW architectures, there have been many technological advances making implementation faster, more scalable and better performing. This whitepaper explores these new advances and discusses how they have affected the development of DW environments.
New data sources are fueling innovation while stretching the limitations of traditional data management strategies and structures. Data warehouses are giving way to purpose built platforms more capable of meeting the real-time needs of a more demanding end user and the opportunities presented by Big Data. Significant strategy shifts are under way to transform traditional data ecosystems by creating a unified view of the data terrain necessary to support Big Data and real-time needs of innovative enterprises companies.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage provides a single product family across midrange, high-end, and all flash arrays designed to meet the demands of ITaaS. It is the only primary storage platform you need to respond to change with agility and efficiency.
For many organizations, digital transformation (DX) is the most strategically important initiative for the
organization and may determine its ability to compete in the coming decade. IDC estimates that 60%
of organizations will have created and begun implementation
of a digital transformation strategy by 2020. These DX
initiatives are designed to take the organization forward as a
proactive, data-driven company that uses and monetizes data
to gain competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 23, 2017
Digital information has quickly become the lifeblood of business success, enabling firms to become more
operationally efficient and to better serve their customers. As companies seek to harness their data in new ways, the
infrastructure that houses that data can falter under the strain. In response, new innovations have emerged to help
address the concerns of managing and protecting these increasingly important data capacities. While some vendors
focus innovation development on software alone and allow the hardware to remain commodity, Dell Technologies is
delivering some impressive hardware innovation with Isilon’s next generation hardware to complement its software’s
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 23, 2017
The rapid growth of unstructured data poses significant challenges to store, manage, secure and protect data across virtually every industry segment. You need a way to manage your data: simply, securely and cost-effectively.
HPE Helion—Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s portfolio of cloud products and expert services built on an open architecture with support for a wide variety of environments—is designed to help you be successful in the Idea Economy. It realizes the potential of hybrid and the power of cloud with the experience, governance, and technology you need to accelerate your business.
IT is undergoing a significant transformation as businesses look to streamline costs and roll out a new class of cloud-based applications driven by a changing digital economy. The IT infrastructure as we know it today is not well equipped to improve on the cost structure for traditional workloads nor handle the velocity demands of a new generation of workloads where IT is a focal point for competitive differentiation. As one approach to address these changing demands of IT, vendors are bringing to market new solutions under a new category called “composable infrastructure”.
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 05, 2018
When thinking about how the workforce is evolving, you need to think about what really matters to employees and how you can integrate technology in the workplace for the digital nomads of today. Corporate real estate, IT, and HR executives need to do a lot to meet those needs and achieve their HR goals.
Cisco has the expertise needed to deliver high-quality mobility and collaboration solutions. We make business-critical communications possible in real time, across multiple channels. Cisco Workforce Experience offers are complete, enterprise-class solutions designed to scale smoothly and make your vision of the digital workspace a reality.
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Nov 08, 2018
Modern networks are vast and complex, spanning the globe to make information available to everyone within an organization and have begun to encompass new areas of technology. The Internet has unlocked tremendous new capabilities and technologies, but these innovations require persistent and reliable network connectivity.
Cisco Meraki offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-managed IT solutions designed to work together to help deliver a modern network that is powerful, reliable, and easy to manage.
This whitepaper discusses modern IT trends and explores how the Cisco Meraki portfolio of IT solutions work together to help deliver reliable, pervasive connectivity for the modern business.
Everybody has their favorite apps…but can you name even three mobile websites you like? Probably not – and that’s because retrofitting desktop web designs fails to meet users’ mobile expectations. Yet in spite of that, smartphone traffic is at its highest point ever and will only continue to increase. This report, written by Forrester analysts, outlines why it’s time for a radical web reset and how you can make your mobile website a “first-class citizen.”
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The ways in which the Internet supports our everyday lives have become richer, more engaging, and more mobile. This innovation is driven by the visionaries, designers, developers, and managers of the web experiences that users consume every day. By exploring new ways to solve challenges and improve products and services that enrich our lives, developers and business owners have stretched the Internet to support use cases for which it was never designed. In order to succeed, modern web experiences must seem simple to end-users, even though most ultimately require complex design and technology to deliver.
Online images used to be simple. In the past, they weren’t the focal point of a page — there were only a handful of images on a given page and all users were viewing online images on a desktop with dial-up. That has all changed. Today’s web pages are dynamic, filled with images and viewed by end users on different devices with varying connectivity. As audience expectations for rich web experiences have grown, so has the requirement to deliver increasingly image-heavy web applications. The problem? The cost and complexity of creating, storing, and delivering web images tailored for every device poses a significant challenge for businesses, but failing to address the increasing diversity across devices and networks will lead to a poor and inconsistent user experience. Current solutions don’t solve this problem completely.
Published By: Zendesk
Published Date: Jun 29, 2018
In the global market for customer service software, Zendesk is once again recognized as a leader in the 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center.
Every year, Gartner conducts a thorough analysis of service providers in the customer service and support application space. We believe the Gartner Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center report provides valuable information for business leaders who seek technology solutions for interacting and engaging with their customers.
Zendesk can again be found in the 2018 report’s Leader quadrant, which we consider a reflection of the success of our 125,000 customers, including enterprise clients like Airbnb, Tesco, and the University of Tennessee. The past year alone has included a number of significant milestones for us, including the release of AI-enhanced features for self-service and surpassing $500 million run rate in revenue. As our customer base continues to grow, we strive to be a dynamic vendor for bus
Imagine the benefits that a VDI environment could realize during a boot storm. All the VMs are based on the same template, and therefore they all have the same set of files during initial boot. Normally, 100 VMs all booting at the same time would require a significant number of HDDs, but with this hyperconverged infrastructure platform, the first VM to boot reads the block off the HDD, which promotes that block into cache. Now the next 99 VMs can all access that same block from cache. That’s a 100:1 IOPS reduction on the IOPS-bound disks.
Published By: Freshdesk
Published Date: Aug 15, 2016
When 76% of consumers say they view customer service as the true test of how much a company values them, you have to make sure that your strategy, and tool, are top notch. Here's a collection of best practices, drawn from our conversations with customers, to help you improve your agents' productivity and win customer love.
In this whitepaper, we detail how you can
- Provide your agents with complete context by pulling data from your third party systems into your helpdesk
- Reduce ticket volume and help customers help themselves by setting up a knowledge base
- Automatically assign tickets to the right team with ease thus reducing your agent's workload and many more!