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Published By: IBM     Published Date: Oct 10, 2013
To better understand the value that firms are deriving from Unified Communications (UC), the status of its adoption, and the barriers to full implementation, IBM engaged Forrester Consulting to survey network and telecom buyers and reflect upon existing research. Data from this survey, combined with existing research and insights, yields a picture of UC deployment and decision-making in enterprises.
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mobility, business outcomes, unified communications, business communications, ibm, uc deployment, enterprises, research and insight, decision-making, forrester consulting, understanding value, business values, firm goals, telecom buyers, implementation, valued data
    
IBM
Published By: Altiscale     Published Date: Mar 30, 2015
This industry analyst report describes important considerations when planning a Hadoop implementation. While some companies have the skill and the will to build, operate, and maintain large Hadoop clusters of their own, a growing number are choosing not to make investments in-house and are looking to the cloud. In this report Gigaom Research explores: • How large Hadoop clusters behave differently from the small groups of machines developers typically use to learn • What models are available for running a Hadoop cluster, and which is best for specific situations • What are the costs and benefits of using Hadoop-as-a-Service With Hadoop delivered as a Service from trusted providers such as Altiscale, companies are able to focus less on managing and optimizing Hadoop and more on the business insights Hadoop can deliver.
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hadoop implementation, hadoop cluster, hadoop-as-a-service, managing and optimizing
    
Altiscale
Published By: Lenovo and Intel®     Published Date: Aug 02, 2018
If you thought HPC solutions are only useful for research or academia, think again! Lenovo HPC solutions, powered by Intel® technology, can be specifically built and optimized for your business needs. They can help to accelerate innovation, whether it’s precisely modelling a new drug, driving simulations to improve manufacturing, improving the efficiency and success rate of explorations, achieving greater manufacturing efficiency, or gaining new insights into IoT data. This best-practice guide will help you evaluate and consider the best approach to adopt HPC for your business needs, as well as the solution components to be considered in its implementation. Get the eBook.
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lenovo, hpc, intel, business, technology
    
Lenovo and Intel®
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 31, 2015
In its "Restoring Connections" paper based on research of telecommunications firms, IBM ‘s top ranked Institute for Business Value identified actions CSPs can take to reset customer experience and build brand loyalty through innovative, compelling, personalized services based on deep customer insight. Join us as we discuss how to leverage network and subscriber data to create unique customer profiles, personalize engagement, and improve marketing offers.
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ibm, telco, customer analytics, csps, consumer behavior, brand loyalty, personalized engagement, big data
    
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Published By: Spredfast, Inc.     Published Date: Jun 30, 2014
In Q1 2014, Spredfast commissioned research from Forrester Consulting to uncover insights on the state of enterprise social marketing programs at the biggest companies across the U.S. and Western Europe. With input from 160 Director-level or above leaders in companies with $1 Billion or above in revenue, this first-of-its-kind research report surfaced corporate social marketing trends and insightful benchmarks for consideration in 2014 planning and beyond.
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spredfast, social marketing, forrester, corporate social marketing, marketing trends, business value, social media, integration of social marketing, social networks
    
Spredfast, Inc.
Published By: Symantec     Published Date: Aug 09, 2013
Symantec Positioned as a Leader in Independent Research Firm Report Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 positioned as A LEADER in The Forrester Wave™: Endpoint Security, Q1 2013 and “remains a good choice” in the endpoint security space. For insight on selecting the right partner to tackle endpoint security challenges, access the full report.
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symantec, security, threat, report, key findings, best practice, strategy, technology
    
Symantec
Published By: Bronto     Published Date: Jan 20, 2017
Bronto partnered with Ipsos Research and Censuswide to survey more than 4000 US, UK and Australian shoppers about their preferences for cross-border shopping, factors that entice them to shop outside their home country, and remaining barriers to global ecommerce. In this paper we found: - Australian consumers (71%) embrace cross-country commerce more than the UK (44%) and the US (42%). - Women and shoppers over 55 years old are more likely to choose merchants in their home country. - The two top reasons for buying from another country are unique merchandise at a better price. - Barriers include concern about shipping costs, distrust of online payments and security worries. - Download this research report to get more valuable insights and advice to help you be the winner in this growing global competition.
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bronto, e-commerce, global sales, customer lifecycle
    
Bronto
Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Nov 06, 2008
Microsoft® recently researched the experience of nearly 200 companies with more than 250 PCs that have deployed one or more of the applications in the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions. Among these companies, whose attitudes to technology tended to be more forward looking than usual, a common issue was rapid growth. The pain points most often cited were manual processes that cause mistakes and inefficiencies, the need for more functionality, an inability to scale to support growth, integration problems, especially with the growing number of customer and partner systems, and a lack of operational insight. This white paper explores the experience of these companies in more detail to help you understand how you can use Microsoft Dynamics to support rapid growth and drive business success.
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microsoft dynamics, crm, compliance
    
Microsoft Dynamics
Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Nov 06, 2008
Microsoft® recently researched the experience of nearly 200 companies with more than 250 PCs that have deployed one or more of the applications in the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions. Among these companies, whose attitudes to technology tended to be more forward looking than usual, the most common issue was the need for modern systems. The pain points most often cited were manual processes that cause mistakes and inefficiencies, integration problems with other systems (both internal and external), lack of operational insight, and legacy software support and customization issues. This white paper explores the experience of these companies in more detail to help you understand how you can use Microsoft Dynamics to modernize your business processes and drive business success.
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microsoft dynamics, crm, compliance
    
Microsoft Dynamics
Published By: Microsoft Dynamics     Published Date: Nov 06, 2008
Microsoft® recently researched the experience of nearly 200 companies with more than 250 PCs that have deployed one or more of the applications in the Microsoft Dynamics line of business management solutions. Among these companies, whose attitudes to technology tended to be more forward looking than usual, a common issue was growth via mergers and acquisitions (M&A). The pain points most often cited were non-integrated, overlapping systems, an inability to scale to support growth, the need for more functionality, and a lack of operational insight. This white paper explores the experience of these companies in more detail to help you understand how you can use Microsoft Dynamics to support your company’s growth via M&A and drive business success.
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microsoft dynamics, crm, compliance, global functionality
    
Microsoft Dynamics
Published By: LogMeIn     Published Date: Aug 27, 2013
While a lot of research has been done on the effectiveness and benefits of live chat, the customers voice is rarely heard. This report, written by Lauren Freemann from the e-tailing group, examines the customers' view on live chat and presents a deep insight into why consumers choose live chat. Findings include the key reasons for choosing live chat over other communication channels, best practices for deploying live chat successfully and key insights from the Annual Merchant Survey, a report that explores the merchants perspective of live chat implementations.
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chat with chatters, consumers, retailers, chatting, logmein, customer support, e-tailing, merchants
    
LogMeIn
Published By: Introhive     Published Date: Jun 04, 2013
Our research shows that if one thing hasn’t changed in sales, it’s the importance of relationships. Through our study and various insights throughout this eBook you will be better understand how to navigate your sales efforts in the modern age.
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introhive, sales, relationship capital, social crm
    
Introhive
Published By: ADP     Published Date: May 04, 2018
To select the best payroll provider possible, who better to ask than your peers? With more than 400,000 reviews from real software users, the G2 Crowd business software review platform will help you confidently make the right choice. The G2 Crowd payroll report compares how providers rank in terms of customer satisfaction, specific features, industries, and more. To help you evaluate your payroll options, get this FREE copy of the G2 Crowd payroll report (a $599 value). This exclusive research includes: · Detailed profiles of 18 payroll providers · Ranking based on customer feedback · Assessment of implementation, integration, support, and ease of use · Actionable insights to help you decide
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Published By: NetApp     Published Date: May 29, 2018
Read the IDC research report Shared Storage Offers Lower TCO than Direct-Attached Storage for Hadoop and NoSQL Deployments and learn how to: Unify insights across various data sources and multiple cloud deployments Reduce compute, capacity and operational costs Increase security and prevent data loss Plus, learn about the NetApp in-place analytics solution for your existing NAS data and how it can reduce infrastructure costs
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NetApp
Published By: IBM     Published Date: Jul 12, 2016
As most companies now realize, analytics is increasingly more of an integral part of their day-to-day business operations. In a recent survey by a global research firm, 80% of CIOs stated that transition from backward-looking, passive analysis must shift to forward-looking predictive analytics. The challenge is that many analytic solutions are aligned to a specific platform, tied to inflexible programming models and requiring vast data movement. In this webcast, Forrester and experts from IBM will highlight how technology like Apache Spark on z/OS allows businesses to extract deep customer insight without the cost, latency and security risks of data movement throughout the enterprise.
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ibm, forrester, apache spark, spark technology, z systems
    
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