IT executives are in one of the most dynamic, challenging business environments of all time. The business expects speed; the IT function strives to keep up while pursuing innovation and efficiency. Many CIOs recognize that cloud is a possible solution to achieving both but they are uncertain about the best way to
Whether your company seeks to modernize IT, fuel innovation or accelerate growth, you’ll find that by identifying the most appropriate cloud journey for your organization, you can determine the best potential entry points to cloud migration as well as identify, prepare and prevent possible roadblocks.
And, you’ll discover how the right cloud platform and partner can enable your success by leveraging different layers of the cloud to reach your desired business outcomes—and ultimately achieve true business transformation.
With breaches today often going undetected for months or years, many organizations must now accept the very real possibility that intruders have already compromised their systems, regardless of the organization’s security posture. Today, compromises are measured in minutes and the speed of response is measured in days. Enterprises the world over are realizing that to close the gap, they need to evolve their security operations from being a largely reactive unit (waiting for alerts that indicate a threat) to being proactively on the hunt for new attacks that have evaded detection.
When an incident does occur, the speed of your response will dictate the extent to which you can minimize the impact. In the case of a malicious attack, it takes on average over 7 months to identify a breach, and nearly two and a half additional months to contain the incident. Every second counts, and while the clock is ticking, the cost of the breach is rapidly increasing as well.
Breaches that take over 3
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 21, 2018
In the ongoing evolution of the customer experience, organizations continue to rely on phone and email while introducing new customer engagement channels. With the channel mix rapidly changing, it has become more important than ever to accurately identify and proactively deploy the next-best channels for engaging customers today and tomorrow.
Gartner Research has profiled 15 ways that organizations will engage customers over the next 20 years. This includes augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality immersive solutions which will be adopted by 20% of large enterprises by 2020. By learning which engagement channels will best meet your customers’ needs in the future and prioritizing those aligned with your business model, you can improve customer engagement and
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Your customers expect effortless and personalized engagement across all their channels. Delivering exceptional customer service requires the platform, infrastructure, applications and resources to identify, route and switch interactions seamlessly between agents and channels, while keeping relevant data available throughout the customer journey.
Download this paper to learn how to:
• Transform single interactions into personalized customer journeys
• Empower employees with the right set of tools, including a unified desktop
• Quickly deploy new technologies, like blended artificial intelligence (AI), bots and virtual assistants to exceed your customers’ rapidly evolving expectations
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 22, 2018
Is Your IT Team Ready to Enable Digital Transformation?
Customers want fast access to information and immediate problem resolution on any device, from any location, at any time. It’s up to IT to build the foundation for this digital transformation—and increasingly, it’s cloud-based. Make sure your IT team is on track to deliver.
An omnichannel contact center platform gives you a single, integrated view of the entire customer journey. And as a cloud-based solution, IT has the flexibility to deploy advanced features fast and cost-efficiently.
Read this white paper from Frost & Sullivan for a pragmatic approach to:
• Identify process changes and goals with lines of business
• Benchmark your current infrastructure and technology gaps
• Consider cloud omnichannel solutions for easier deployments and simple scalability
We all know the wisdom of monitoring familiar key performance indicators (KPIs). Turns, gross margin return on investment (GMROI), sales, inventory measures, and other metrics will tell you how your business is faring—and that’s pretty important if you want to keep your hardware store in business.
However, just staying in business isn’t enough in a rapidly evolving retail world, so achieving improved KPI results is essential.
In this Epicor eBook, you’ll learn about eight easy-to-use tools that go beyond traditional KPIs to quickly improve business results, including:
• Reviewing store-to-store sales
• Identifying your top 100 items
• Monitoring excess inventory
• Viewing items with cost change and no retail change
Learn more about these tools, and discover what else you can do to improve your KPI results by downloading this Epicor eBook. Download now and go beyond retail KPIs.
How do you create competitive advantage and protect it to build a successful organization for the future?
Smart organizations are rethinking their strategies: how to elevate the strengths and productivity of their people and identify the right approach to protect their people and data.
Published By: LogMeIn
Published Date: Feb 27, 2018
Customer support is predicated on the instances when customers can’t solve their problem or get answers to their question(s) on their own. In some of those cases, such as phone calls or live chats, it can be difficult for agents to identify and resolve the issue without additional visual assistance.
With co-browse, agents can see what the visitor sees, provide guided assistance by highlighting items or filling out forms on a visitor’s behalf. Sensitive fields like social security numbers and passwords can be blocked from the agent’s view so private information remains just that, private. Bold360’s co-browse allows agents to follow visitors behind secure fields i.e. signing into their account – providing an extra level of support to customers.
With high user expectations shifting faster than ever, the software landscape is evolving at a feverish pace to deliver higher–quality software—and testing must be able to keep up.
CA has worked with Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerrard Consulting, to identify some of the new challenges that the digital economy presents for testing, and the trends that have emerged to meet them. We cover some of these topics in this e–book.
Organizations undergoing digital transformations are dealing with amplified concerns around risk and security, which isn’t surprising. Digital transformation initiatives inevitably result in more points of access to enterprise infrastructure that are outside of existing controls, accessible by a greater number and more diverse set of identities, and proliferated across a distributed and dynamic infrastructure.
Knowing your privileged users is knowing your risk. Privileged access management tools themselves must be able to support automation in the authorization process and enable scalability through support for both dynamic operations and ephemeral infrastructure.
Better pinpointing attacks exploiting credential theft isn’t simply a question of accumulating more data but involves incorporating better data about privileged user behaviour, which can identify significant changes that represent real risk.
Do you believe that your company could use a talent management initiative? Need help making the case to a business leader? This asset will help you prepare by giving you tips on topics such as:
• Thinking like an executive
• Identifying talent-related challenges
• Assigning metrics to ensure accountability
Interested in learning more about building your business case? Download “6 Steps to Making the Case for Talent Management.”
The recent economic downturn has created some formidable challenges for the retail banking industry. Fraud and identify theft are on the rise, costing banks big money and raising customer concerns about security.
The response to possible bank card fraud is one of the most important factors affecting the relationship that customers have with their bank. For customer-centric financial institutions who issue millions of bank cards, any instance of possible fraud is both a business risk to be managed and an opportunity to strengthen customer relationships.
Read why Forrester ranked Microsoft a leader in SFA Solutions
You have bold ambitions for your sales team. You want to—and need to—reinvent productivity.
But the success of your sales team is stifled by silos. It’s no wonder they’re struggling when their transactional systems, social networking, and productivity tools are separate.
With the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution, you can scale the power of one-on-one relationship selling by unifying the sales experience. And you can help empower your sellers with savvy insights that engage and delight customers. It combines Dynamics 365 for Sales with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help sellers identify the right customers—and the right time and way to engage with them.
Read The Forrester Wave™: Sales Force Automation Solutions, Q2 2017 report that says Microsoft is a best fit "...for those companies that are bullish and looking to disrupt their peers with AI and machine learning."
Empower your team to reinvent the way they sell—and he
Learn how to break down silos, reinvent productivity, and help your sales team achieve success by unifying transactional systems, social networking, and strong customer relationships. Download this free Nucleus report that says teams using the Microsoft Relationship Sales solution increased productivity 12-15 percent.**
You’ll also learn how to:
Empower your sellers with savvy insights that engage and delight customers.
Scale the power of one-on-one relationship selling by unifying the sales experience.
Offer your team tools to reinvent the way they sell and help transform your company’s bottom line.
Use Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales along with LinkedIn Sales Navigator to help sellers identify future customers and suggest ways to engage with them.
**Claims based on a 2017 study by Nucleus Research that analyzed more than 50 ROI case studies on CRM deployments from 2015 to 2017. Companies ranged in size from small and medium-sized businesses to large multinational enterprises. Re
To identify the strategic priorities of CFOs and senior finance professionals over the next two years, The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a survey, commissioned by Coupa, of 507 finance executives across industries and located in the US, UK, France and Germany.
It always surprises me that as eCommerce marketers we give lip service to the importance of testing, buy many of us don't take the time to fine-tune our email programs. If you are able to identify a few elements through testing that resonate with your customers and then employ those insights in your ongoing program, the improvements may be sustainable over time.
HCM suite vendors are building out their offerings to address administrative, strategic and operational needs of users in multiple geographies, but solutions still vary. HR IT leaders should use this research to identify best-fit vendors based on their own critical product and service/support needs.
Organizations today are undertaking tremendous digital transformations. They are adopting new technologies to identify new marketplace opportunities, enhance the customer experience, increase internal efficiencies and more.
Meet end- user expectations and enterprise IT requirements using PCs equipped with next- generation Intel Core vPro processors.
Over the course of several months in 2011, IDC conducted a research study to identify the opportunities and challenges to adoption of a new technology that changes the way in which traditional business solutions are implemented and used. The results of the study are presented in this white paper.
While there are many security concerns in the cloud, this report focuses on 12 specifically related to the shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing. To identify the top concerns, CSA conducted a survey of industry experts to compile professional opinions on the greatest security issues within cloud computing. Download now to learn more.
It seems strange to think that just a few years ago, the IT department was considered a supplier to the organization. Today, IT leaders are at the forefront of their companies’ march into the digital age. Technology is now recognized as a key enabler for achieving strategic business goals, including revenue growth, market expansion, and customer satisfaction; and IT leaders have risen to the challenge of simultaneously running the organization while identifying and leveraging innovative solutions that can drive growth.
Ponemon Institute surveyed 569 individuals in IT security who are familiar with credential stuffing and are responsible for the security of their companies’ Internet properties. The survey identified key stats about credential stuffing, including the costs organizations incur to prevent damage, and the financial consequences when attackers succeed.
According to respondents, these attacks cause costly application downtime, loss of customers, and involvement of IT security that can result in a cost of millions of dollars. The survey highlights the challenges in identifying who is accessing their websites using stolen credentials, as well as the difficulty in preventing and remediating these attacks.