While e-commerce remains a relatively small percentage of overall retail spending (rates vary by country, but are generally in the 5–10% range), it continues to grow. The ongoing growth of e-commerce suggests that one of the initial objections to online shopping—concerns about whether consumer personal information would be secure—has been largely overcome. Standards like PCI, and payment services like PayPal, along with a general increase in security awareness, have gone a long way to change the perception of online shopping. Learn more about Information Security in the E-commerce Sector.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
Amazon Web Services has transformed how we think of IT infrastructure. It takes minutes to set up elastic compute and storage. As you grow, turning up EC2 instances, VPCs, and AWS services is akin to acquiring more ninja weapons; practice is needed to gain proficiency. With legions of compute and capacity a button-push away, the need to hone your skills in connecting your workforce to the cloud becomes critical.
At Riverbed, that’s what we do. We let you spawn a full-mesh VPN network between your VPCs and branches, deploy the latest in cloud architecture trends using transit-VPC designs, and even allow for the use of AWS DirectConnect and VPN connectivity simultaneously using our powerful SD-WAN technology. Ninja-like benefits of agility, speed, and awareness are effortlessly available to you.
Watch Riverbed unveil the full power of a true software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) in the cloud with a detailed conversation and live demo.
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How the Riverbed-AWS partnership suppor
In spite of the growth of virtual business activities performed via the World Wide Web, every business transaction or operation is performed at a physical place. And as handheld GPS devices drive a growing awareness of the concept of "location," people are increasingly looking for operational efficiencies, revenue growth, or more effective management as a result of geographic data services and location-based intelligence. In this white paper, David Loshin, president of Knowledge Integrity, Inc., introduces geographic data services (such as geocoding and proximity matching) and discusses how they are employed in both operational and analytical business applications. The paper also reviews analytical techniques applied across many types of organizations and examines a number of industry-specific usage scenarios.
The list of initiatives that are data-enabled-indeed, data-intensive-vary from company to company, from industry to industry. But the common denominator is an increasing awareness that these and other programs can't succeed without clean, meaningful, and available information. In this white paper, Baseline Consulting's Jill Dyché discusses how the data conversation is changing from philosophical questioning to hard-core tactics, from "What do we need?" to "Where do we start?" It covers the most common reasons for data governance failure, as well as the components of data governance that will inform the right strategy and give companies a means of determining where and how to begin their data governance journeys.
Health care organizations face a variety of security challenges—from the growing presence of online personal data to new methods of accessing and transferring medical information. Protecting sensitive data requires more vigilance than ever.
Learn how your IT security peers are responding to threats from mobile and cloud technologies to address these open systems in this latest SANS survey:New Threats Drive Improved Practices: State of Cybersecurity in Health Care Organizations. Inside you’ll see all the results—revealing better awareness of risks with improved commitment of resources and support.
Download now to learn more about how leading health care organizations:
Assess information ecosystems — to understand gaps in infrastructure
Establish data-centric security controls — focusing on information, not just infrastructure
Manage identities — tying data controls closely with identity and access management
Invest in incident response — documenting and maintaining a formal response p
Published By: Sysomos
Published Date: Oct 24, 2012
Getting the right people excited about your brand is a powerful way to increase brand awareness and make sales. But how do attract influencers and get them talking about you? Here are 6 tips from Sysomos.
Published By: BlackBerry
Published Date: Feb 25, 2009
When interactivity is combined with unified communications and location awareness, next-generation social networks will have significant business value. Unified communications integrates the wide variety of voice, data, video and collaboration tools that business professionals use today into a single environment. This can dramatically improve the speed of decision-making by connecting collaborators quickly, regardless of their location.
Lotame's whitepaper presents the first ever study of brand equity measures (including brand awareness, favorability, ad recall, and purchase intent, and viewership intent) and their mathematical relationships to clicks, interaction rates, and time spent.
Enterprise Strategy Group shares why client-side deduplication is the best. Dedupe 2.0 leverages intelligence and awareness at the source, backup server, and storage device. In these scenarios, the awareness of what data is already in the deduplicated storage and the discernment to send new data or not is performed within the production server instead of the backup server or deduplicated storage. Hence, network savings begin at the production server and backups are significantly faster since only changed data is transmitted from the production server to the storage solution.
Thanking advocates for their efforts is an important component to Advocate Marketing success. Whether your goal is to motivate advocates to create and share brand content or increase awareness, a comprehensive Thank You strategy is vital in keeping your employee, consumer and blogger advocates engaged and sharing.
Employee-shared content increases reach 10x and engagement 8x. That’s why leading brands are launching Employee Advocate Marketing programs to drive the marketing metrics they care about most, including increased awareness, social engagement and new customers.
But what are the steps they took to launch and maintain a successful program? Download this guide and step-by-step checklist for everything you need to know to launch an employee Advocate Marketing program.
Download the guide and checklist to learn:
• The steps to launch an employee Advocate Marketing program
• Proven best practices to grow your program
• The recommended timeline and steps to ensure the program drives your goals
When mobile is done right, businesses reap the benefits. Companies using mobile analytics see an 11.2% increase in marketing ROI compared to a 15.9% decrease for companies that don’t. The Aberdeen Group report, Mobile Analytics: Precision Marketing across Mobile Touch-Points, provides insights into better mobile strategies.
Read the report to see how incorporating analytics into your mobile marketing strategy will:
• Increase brand awareness
• Raise your return on marketing investments
• Boost average order value
• Improve time-to-market of products and services
Industrial customers use content to research and make purchasing decisions. Are you giving them the info they need? Developed by IHS GlobalSpec, this white paper explains the growing importance of using content to attract, acquire and engage engineers and technical professionals.
Content marketing positions your company as an expert, builds trust and introduces new products and services to a wider audience via webinars, technical articles, social media and more. Find out which content appeals most to technical professionals. Learn how to provide information that fulfills their needs at specific points in the buying cycle. And see examples of how and where industrial suppliers effectively use content marketing to deliver information that can help turn shoppers into buyers.
Content Marketing for Industrial Marketers also explores the challenges of producing enough of the right content, repurposing it across multiple channels and budgeting for it. Plus, it provides the steps to start dev
We all know how major security incidents can affect a company’s data, networks and corporate brand. We also know that sophisticated attacks, designed to gain continuous access to critical information or to cause damage in critical infrastructure, are becoming more severe, more frequent and more costly. But what can you do about it? The IBM white paper “Responding to—and recovering from—sophisticated security attacks” details four proactive steps that you can—and should—take now to help keep your organization safe: prioritize your business objectives and set your risk tolerance; protect your organization with a proactive security plan; prepare your response to the inevitable sophisticated attack and promote and support a culture of security awareness. Read the white paper to learn how to help keep your organization safe from sophisticated security attacks and find out how IBM can help.
To understand why customers make the purchase choices they do, it may be helpful to look rigorously at all the moments that have an influence on their final actions.
This reasoning is the basis of concepts variously called “purchase funnel,” or the “path to purchase” or “moments of truth” by product marketers. It implies a rather linear progression from general awareness to preference to decision to acquisition of a specific product.
The end game is customer success. It’s what we all want to happen. Along the way we’ll do our best to illuminate:
• How did the customer arrive at the best possible purchase outcome?
• What decision moments can the retailer influence along the way?
• What tools can the retailer use exert these influences?
• What actions can the retailer take to bring them there?
Published By: Utimaco
Published Date: Aug 18, 2008
Data protection programs at most organizations are concerned with protecting sensitive data from external malicious attacks, relying on technical controls that include perimeter security, network/wireless surveillance and monitoring, application and point security management, and user awareness and education. In this paper, the different leakage points are mapped with regulations and best practices.
Published By: Semphonic
Published Date: Jun 11, 2009
A Microsite is an independent, focused website subsidiary to a larger, parent website. Its marketing, branding, and Search/Viral potential has been increasingly recognized by marketing and website managers, but measurement and analysis of a Microsite’s effectiveness requires analytical strategies and approaches that differ from the analysis of the parent website. Learn more today!
One of the big challenges with massive PR initiatives is the difficulty in measuring the outcomes as it pertains to your brand and business objectives set. Read this guide for a five step process that will help you determine the impact of your PR initiatives and compare it to the organizational goals they were aimed to accomplish.
In the times of increased awareness and integrated communication across channels, it is crucial to understand correlation between the advertising spend and the PR that surrounds your brand. This report sheds new light on the impact of earned and paid media on the effectiveness of paid advertising.