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So, while the advertising industry is in the midst of profound change, it’s hard to be certain about the form that it will take in future. There’s good reason to be optimistic, rather than pessimistic. Firstly, as we saw earlier, the proliferation of digital platforms means that there are now more canvases for creativity than ever before. And secondly, recent discoveries in psychology and behavioural science have highlighted how human decision making – in any context – is often unconscious or non-rational. As a result, the range of problems where creative communication can offer a solution is wider than ever previously realised.
IT is in the midst of one of its major transformations. IDC has characterized this paradigm shift as the “third platform,” driven by innovations in cloud, big data, mobility and social technologies. Progressive enterprises are seeking to leverage third-platform technologies to create new business opportunities and competitive differentiation through new products and services, new business models and new ways of engaging customers.
Published By: Optimizely
Published Date: Apr 06, 2018
Welcome to the conversion best practices toolkit from Optimizely!
You’re already one step closer to delivering meaningful digital experiences and turning prospects into customers. In an increasingly competitive landscape where customers demand more from their digital interactions with companies across a growing number of communication channels, customer acquisition can be a big challenge. In this toolkit, you’ll find a variety of resources aimed at helping you identify conversion optimization opportunities and acquire new customers with greater efficiency.
Enterprises understand that greater efficiency, improved time-to value, and new opportunities can be gained by using cloud platforms; automating and accelerating their IT delivery; and putting technology to work in new ways to digitally transform their business. The difficult question is how to create an organization that is able to deliver these innovations. Skilled resources do exist, but they command high salaries and are in short supply. In fact, 70% of respondents to a recent Computing survey stated that their companies face a shortage of cloud skills. While bringing in experienced staff who can guide and lead new initiatives is often a necessity, it’s vital to concurrently train your existing staff and adopt solutions that narrow the gap between the realities of the present and the hopes for the future.
Massive shifts within the digital business landscape are sparking immense opportunities and reshaping every sector.
In some cases, complete upheaval is happening at lightning-fast speed. In other instances, digital undercurrents are stirring beneath the surface as organizations scramble to monetize vast volumes and variety of data in an effort to sharpen their competitive edge and not be blindsided by unforeseen events that completely upend existing business models.
While long-standing industry leadership might be no match for the next cool app, agility, speed and the ability to harness more data than was ever imagined is fueling powerful possibilities for reinvention among companies of every size.
Data is following rapidly from mobile devices and social networks, as well as from every connected product, machine and infrastructure. This data holds the potential for deep insights that can replace guesswork and approximations as to locations, behaviors, patterns and preferences. As the w
Published By: OracleSMB
Published Date: Jan 04, 2018
Talent is the #1 concern of small and medium-sized business executives. In fact, it is keeping many of them up at night. These insomnia-inducing issues include:
• Hiring an effective workforce
• Creating competitive compensation and benefits packages
• Retaining key talent
• Providing opportunities for advancement
The answer is to invest in the technology that allows you to invest in your employees. It can help you get talent acquisition right, design the right plans for the right people, and then measure and analyze results for continuous improvement.
Published By: IBM APAC
Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
IDC believes that software-defined storage (SDS) continues to transform IT deployment and consumption of storage resources. For enterprises, SDS is really an on-ramp to deploying a hybrid cloud — one that allows a metered on-demand consumption of private and public cloud resources. Deploying SDS therefore is not a question of "if" but a question of "when."
[Template] Achieve your goals by successfully mapping common sources of customer struggle to the right engagement opportunities. With ever changing customer expectations and behaviors in the new Guided Economy, Crate and Barrel decided to build a competitive advantage to improve customer experience, engagement, and acquisition across mobile and desktop shoppers.
By mapping struggle to engagements, digital channels are used to help shoppers select the right products, complete orders, or process payment transactions in a PCI-compliant environment.
Published By: Sprinklr
Published Date: Mar 13, 2018
"It’s more important than ever for brands to have comprehensive social media technology at their disposal. Simply buying a new solution, however, is just the beginning.
Today’s brands must deploy social media software so that it allows the highest possible return on investment, empowers them to capture new opportunities, and manage the risks inherent in social media."
The pace of change is accelerating. Customer expectations, competitive shifts and regulatory changes are disrupting global markets—and the way you do business. In this fast-paced application economy, software is at the heart of every business, driving every industry.
Gone are the days when you could build an application or product and then go years without changing much. To survive the disruptive outside forces lurking around practically every corner, you have to stay on top of your game and a step ahead of competitors. Your peers at other companies are likely facing challenges similar to yours, yet you see them leading the industry by consistently sensing market opportunities and delivering innovative new products. How do they do it? Find out by downloading this whitepaper.
Published By: Anaplan
Published Date: Mar 29, 2018
As businesses grow more optimistic about opportunities for growth, the pressure is on for sales organizations to meet ever higher revenue targets. In a global survey on sales performance optimization by CSO Insights, 94 percent of respondents said their 2014 revenue targets were higher than last year’s. It’s no wonder that “capture new accounts,” cited by 60 percent of respondents, topped the list of objectives for 2014 in the study.
At the same time, many sales reps are struggling to meet even their current quotas. And in an Aberdeen Group survey, nearly half identified insufficient revenue growth as the top pressure motivating them to pursue sales management initiatives ranging from building out the capabilities of sales teams to improving management practices and investing in technology tools.
Tax fraud is already prevalent, and fraudsters are more sophisticated and automated than ever. To get ahead of the game in detecting fraud
and protecting revenue, tax agencies need to leverage more advanced and predictive analytics. Legacy processes, systems, and attitudes
need not stand in the way. To explore the challenges, opportunities, and value of tax fraud analytics, IIA spoke with Deborah Pianko, a
Government Fraud Solutions Architect within the SAS Security Intelligence practice.
Published By: ZoomInfo
Published Date: Sep 07, 2010
Find and connect quickly with the right people, prospects, and opportunities to grow your sales pipeline and boost conversion rates. The ZoomInfo™ Database is the only source of business information combining the business web, community contributors, and professionals who post their own profiles-updated 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Unlock the power of this data with our next-generation prospecting tool, ZoomInfo™ Pro, featuring rich segmentation, export capabilities, and list building. Add custom appends and lists to streamline revenue generation and maximize ROI. Start your free trial today.
eCommerce Marketers who want to exploit the full potential of e-mail should develop plans to consistently grow their permission-based e-mail lists of customers and prospects. This allows them to build loyalty and promote cross-sell and up-sell opportunities.
Companies across the globe are all facing the same economic headwinds: business change in the form of competitive threats and new opportunities is coming at an unprecedented pace. The watchword for meeting these challenges is innovation – both in terms of business processes as well as the underlying technology that enables those processes.
The sum of the experiences discussed in this report showcase how SAP S/4HANA, running on-premise or in the cloud, can form the basis for a broad-based business transformation that does not require a big bang implementation to succeed.
In the digital economy, data is becoming more interconnected every day. The volume of highly-connected data is growing rapidly, while also becoming a highly-valued corporate asset. By exploring relationships among people, processes and things, new business opportunities emerge, helping grow your business's competitive advantage.
There’s strong evidence organizations are challenged by the opportunities presented by external information sources such as social media, government trend data, and sensor data from the Internet of Things (IoT). No longer content to use internal databases alone, they see big data resources augmented with external information resources as what they need in order to bring about meaningful change. According to a September 2015 global survey of 251 respondents conducted by Harvard Business Review Analytic Services, 78 percent of organizations agree or strongly agree that within two years the use of externally generated big data will be “transformational.” But there’s work to be done, since only 21 percent of respondents strongly agree that external data has already had a transformational effect on their firms.
Learn how CIOs can set up a system infrastructure for their business to get the best out of Big Data. Explore what the SAP HANA platform can do, how it integrates with Hadoop and related technologies, and the opportunities it offers to simplify your system landscape and significantly reduce cost of ownership.
Published By: SAP Hybris
Published Date: Oct 26, 2017
For companies and buyers alike, customer service has traditionally been used as a troubleshooting tool. Forrester found that companies believe that nearly 50% of all buyers still view customer service as a post-purchase resource, rather than a purchasing aid, and in response, companies have positioned their customer service capabilities to match that expectation. However, Forrester conducted a custom survey of 247 companies and found that this reactive, postpurchase-only customer service mindset can result in missed sales opportunities and contributes to greater purchase dissatisfaction.
Published By: HPE APAC
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
Rather than just their traditional role of running systems and processes that support business operations, IT is being leveraged to drive business opportunities and differentiate competitive offerings. Read on to find out more.