Marc Jacobs has been able to redirect employees from the considerable time spent maintaining spreadsheets and managing AP information. In just four months after deploying MediusFlow, the company was able to justify the investment. One year from deployment, it expects to have made $150,000 in productivity gains.
By modernizing its solution for invoice processing, Marc Jacobs can easily manage its complex supply chain and get back to the creative work of designing and delivering next season’s collection.
Let’s face it: in today’s B2B landscape, the buyers call the shots. Buyers today are proactive, research
their own options, and often include many decision makers rather than just one who can be wooed on
a golf course or over dinner.
So, where does that leave the salesperson? To succeed in this new landscape, sales professionals must
understand how the buyer’s journey has changed and unlock the advantages that data analytics and
statistical modeling can offer. Sales and marketing teams must also learn how to align their efforts to
present a truly coordinated experience.
Read this paper to learn how to take advantage of untapped opportunities for helping sales teams
evolve in today’s buyer-empowered landscape.
In an age of tech-savvy customers and self-service channels, do companies still need to invest in contact centers and staff to provide support?
The answer is, yes.
Consumers have been trained to find the information they need on their own online or with their mobile device. But when they do pick up to the phone and reach out to customer service, they expect representatives to solve what are often complex questions. They expect human interactions.
This enormous shift in which customer service representatives are perceived as a last resort puts increased pressure on contact center associates who already have the odds stacked against them. The staff must be trained to quickly handle issues that frequently require access to a wide variety of information, but a lack of investment means many associates are often unprepared and lack the right resources to help customers.
To change the outcome, customer service representatives need the right training and tools to not only understand the issue,
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?
When online sellers first set up shop, they’re
laser-focused on spreading their brand far
and wide in order to rip open the customer
acquisition floodgates. After all, the goal for
any ecommerce startup is to get as many
eyes as possible off the competition and onto
But once an online store has found its footing
and settled into some steady traction, a new
obstacle rears its head: The Repeat Purchase.
The truth is, most of your customers will be
one-and-done shoppers with your store. But
what would happen if you could turn more
first-timers into lifers?
You may see recommendations for universal tractor transmission oil, anti-wear hydraulic oil, zinc free hydraulic oil, TO-4 transmission drive train oil, and more. These varying recommendations can leave one confused and asking, “Is there one hydraulic oil I could use in all of my mobile equipment?” This is a question our technical team is asked frequently; after all, hydraulic systems perform similar duties, and some components, like pumps and valves, can be common across different OEM brands.
Published By: BetterUp
Published Date: Mar 06, 2019
Despite the huge amount of time, money, and resources invested in L&D solutions, most simply deliver information without effecting lasting transformational change. In fact, after a year, only about 30% of employees successfully transfer their learnings to the workplace. A new approach is required as most L&D solutions are failing us. In this report, we share the five shortcomings of L&D solutions today and offer insights into how you can create a program that delivers the business outcomes you need, while enabling your people to thrive.
City leaders around the world are working to improve the quality of life and increase the number of useful services for their citizens, businesses, and visitors. Smart city initiatives are gaining attention in several countries, as administrators, industry, and citizens are working together to enhance their communities, cities, regions, and nations. After more than ten years of smart city hype, innovative projects have emerged, but few have provided a disruptive impact on the city system itself. Because every city is different, few of the existing models apply universally. An effective response requires leaders to consider a series of prerequisites: consider the local culture and the people, prioritize basic needs and requests, work at overcoming silos and encourage collaboration across departments, and consider each “smart” initiative as an integral part of an overall city system. A smart city reflects a number of aspirations: efficiency, resiliency, connectedness, innovation, and su
Government agencies often look to promote new technology for cost-savings and efficiency, but it does not stop there. The second and third-tier effects of technology can be long lasting for citizens, businesses, and economies. When public institutions adopt the cloud, they experience an internal transformation. Inside an organization, cloud usage drives greater accessibility of data and information sharing, increases worker productivity, and improves resource allocation. The external benefit of the cloud is recognized through a government’s ability to put reclaimed time and resources toward serving citizens. This includes provisioning public services, such as occupational-skills training, quicker and more effective service delivery, a pathway to a more productive workforce, and ultimately, a boost to local development. This whitepaper examines the enterprise-level benefits of the cloud, as well as the residual impact on economic development. The U.S. Economic Development Administration
In January 2016, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program released a draft of its high-impact baseline for moving federal data to the cloud. Not long after, Amazon Web Services (AWS) accepted an offer to pilot the new security threshold. AWS worked with FedRAMP to develop a set of standards under which highly sensitive government data could securely migrate into cloud environments. If ever you doubted that cloud computing was the new frontier for federal data and software management, look around. Over 2,300 government agencies worldwide have already migrated to the AWS Cloud. And in the U.S., this will only increase with the release of FedRAMP’s high baseline standards. Previously, CSPs could only become certified at a low or moderate baseline under FedRAMP, meaning agencies had no security baseline from which to spring their sensitive data into the cloud. These new standards effectively represent the fall of the final formal barrier to federal cloud computing. Terabytes o
Today, when you make decisions about information technology (IT) security priorities, you must often strike a careful balance between business risk, impact, and likelihood of incidents, and the costs of prevention or cleanup. Historically, the most well-understood variable in this equation was the methods that hackers used to disrupt or invade the system.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Amazing customer experiences are like magic—they make us feel uniquely understood and important, and they often happen when we least expect them. Once the domain of B2C brands, B2B brands are becoming Experience Makers, too. As study after study has shown, the consumer experiences of everyday life are now becoming the standard by which B2B experiences are judged.
In this Q&Asession, data industry veteran Tony Fisher shares his insights on how –and why –connectivity unleashes an enterprise’s greatest asset -its data.Learn:?What macro trends are driving how companies think about data today??Why has data connectivity shifted from being just a tactical tool to becoming a strategic business priority??Where are businesses falling short in their ability to access and connect to their data?
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).
Effective workload automation that provides complete management level visibility into real-time events impacting the delivery of IT services is needed by the data center more than ever before. The traditional job scheduling approach, with an uncoordinated set of tools that often requires reactive manual intervention to minimize service disruptions, is failing more than ever due to todays complex world of IT with its multiple platforms, applications and virtualized resources.
When Q4 rolls around, people start hanging
Christmas lights, planning family gettogethers,
stocking up on booze for said
family get-togethers — and buying gifts.
It’s true, the last quarter of the year is great for sipping eggnog, but it’s also when big and small
businesses alike make or break their revenue goals, often making 20-30 percent of their annual
sales, according to the National Retail Federation. With the average holiday shopper purchasing
16 gifts during the season, wintertime is salestime.
We’ve compiled the 10 things brands and retailers can do to boost revenue during the holiday
season — and keep customers coming back for more.
All organizations should aspire to have the people, processes, and tools necessary to effectively execute an on-going penetration testing program. Failure to do so may result in poor tool selections, testing mistakes, and faulty interpretation of results that often lead to a false sense of security putting the enterprise at risk. IT security and audit staff, along with their managers and directors, should read this paper to clarify any misunderstandings about penetrating testing - from the true purposes and goals, to important process considerations, to tools and tester selection issues, and finally to safe and effective ethical hacking approaches.
Nearly all cyberattacks must cross the network, but security analysts often struggle to make quick sense of traffic at scale for hunting and incident response, trapped between data-starved logs (e.g. Netflow) and too much data (full packets) to analyze in time. What if instead there was a “Goldilocks’ for network data?
This free 1-hour webinar from GigaOm Research brings together experts in network traffic analysis, featuring GigaOm analyst Simon Gibson and a special guest from Corelight, Steve Smoot. They’ll discuss the evolution of network analysis and explain how open-source Zeek (formerly Bro) came to be the network traffic analysis tool of choice for security analysts to make fast sense of their traffic.
We’ll dive into Zeek’s creation at Livermore Labs and discusses some of the challenges that come with using it in large, fast network environments and explain how Corelight enables organizations to quickly take advantage of the power of Zeek at scale. In this 1-hour webinar, you
Every so often there is a game changer in technology that completely disrupts how people operate.
Over the last six years that game changer has been cloud computing — in the past two years it has
been containers (often interchangeably known as Docker).
Securing cloud environments is different from securing traditional data centers and endpoints.
The dynamic nature of the cloud requires continuous assessment and automation to avoid
misconfigurations, compromises, and breaches.
It can also be difficult to gain complete visibility across dynamic and rapidly changing cloud
environments — limiting your ability to enforce security at scale. On top of these challenges, cloud
governance is critical to maintain compliance with regulatory requirements and security policies as
Because cloud deployments are not just implemented once and left untouched, organizations need
to consider how to integrate security into their CI/CD pipeline and software development lifecycle.
Implementing a security solution that addresses cloud challenges requires deep security and cloud
expertise that organizations often do not have.
Once in the cloud, organizations manage and create environments via automation, adapt their
workloads to changes by automa
DigiCert implemented Imperva to protect their hybrid environment. They
were already using Imperva’s WAF on-premises to defend against Layer 7
attacks, known threats, and zero-day attacks to rapidly identify the threats
that required investigation. By expanding their usage of Imperva, DigiCert
was able to extend protection to AWS and maintain their security posture
both during and after migration.
Imperva’s sophisticated threat detection technology draws upon vast
experience in the WAF market. As traffic passes through their network,
advanced client classification technology (together with crowdsourcing
and IP reputation data) automatically analyzes it to identify and block web
application attacks. These include SQL injection, cross-site scripting, illegal
resource access, comment spam, site scraping, malicious bots, and other
top threats. Granular filters and controls reduce false positives and prevent
access from unwanted visitors, while IP address shielding hides the web
Application owners and DevOps teams want to build in AWS without compromising security, but often lack the tools to keep sensitive data secure. During Pacific Dental’s move to Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company sought to enhance and operationalize its security measures to match the speed and scale of the cloud, using a cloud access security broker (CASB) to proactively address misconfiguration and risk to their data.
Organizations often struggle to protect business-critical applications from ever-increasing threats. Many organizations lack the security staff, and sometimes knowledge, to mitigate the seriousness—and scope—of the attacks they constantly face. APN Security Competency Partner Imperva provides automated security solutions that can help you defend against both known and zero-day attacks and increase visibility across your entire Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment, to rapidly stop attacks and quickly identify the real threats that need to be investigated.
Join our upcoming webinar to learn how DigiCert has protected both their AWS and on-premises environments from DDoS attacks and other threats by using Imperva’s SaaS Web Application Security solution. This versatile security offering helps keep application workloads safe across cloud and on-premises environments and can be managed from a single pane of glass, enabling security teams to more effectively and efficiently secure business
When determining the best way to protect their applications and data on Amazon Web Services (AWS), organizations are often challenged by the high total cost of ownership and threat dwell times found in other security solutions. Armor can help your organization overcome these barriers and increase awareness of what is being deployed, and where, so you can better control your security policies. Attend our upcoming webinar to see how Armor helps customers reduce their time to market, accelerate development timeline, and gain quick, secure application access.