When building the ideal customer experience, it will be important to have cohesive, convenient, and productive customer interactions, no matter what stage of the customer journey. Technology will no doubt be at the forefront to integrate these qualities into every customer interaction at scale.
Therefore, when choosing a customer care technology like an Intelligent Virtual Assistant (IVA), it is important to not simply implement technology just for the sake of technology, but to make sure that it is enhancing the overall customer experience.
Let’s just get to the core of the issue: The customer experience (CX) is broken.
Legacy technology is way behind and it creates a distorted view of the customer. Though it provides behavioral, demographic, and preference data, most martech doesn’t link important data silos together to deliver the bold multichannel experience always-on customers want.
How can marketers stay competitive in a data-driven world with outdated technology behind their decision-making?
Simple. They can’t.
In order to course correct the customer experience, marketers need: • The ability to build a holistic customer view that incorporates preferences, behaviors, and personalization across multiple devices and channels • A way to manage B2B and B2C CX at every touchpoint
Can your technology do all this?
Let’s look into that.
Today’s students are accustomed to leveraging technology as part of their education. For in-class and at-home learning, many are leveraging 1-to-1 iPad programs. For many more, a computer lab is made available to offer access to educational materials.
Labs are a cost-effective and efficient way to ensure students have access to a computer with the apps they need to be successful, saving students and parents the cost of purchasing computer hardware and software. Labs ensure digital equity for students who would not otherwise be able to afford these luxuries.
And, many school computer labs are Mac labs. Mac has a longer shelf life than PC, countless educational apps and students simply prefer them.
In order to set students up for educational and professional success, K-12 schools need to equip students with secure technology and a customized experience when they sit down at any computer in the lab.
"Optimization. Rationalization. Cost-Recovery. All buzzwords for a simple concept: how do technology leaders ensure that every dollar spent is directed towards business value? In this eBook, we walk you through the four ways to optimize your IT costs and offer up prescriptive questions to make your analysis crisp and your conclusions actionable.
Learn more about these four ways to optimize technology costs, including:
- Scrutinize to close financial loopholes
- Economize to eliminate waste
- Rationalize to avoid duplication
- Commercialize to curb demand"
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
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Small and midsize retailers around the world are seeing their businesses transform in a variety of ways. These firms, typically with fewer than 1,000 employees, have been transforming themselves as customers seek new types of engagement and as suppliers expect higher levels of efficiency and effectiveness. New business models and new competitors are changing the way retailers do business. Rather than simply react to new threats, successful retailers are leveraging technology in new ways to sharpen business practices, improve agility, and better serve customers while strengthening the role of retailers in the supply chain.
Through digital transformation including the effective engagement of the internet of things (IoT) to track inventory, the opportunity to maintain and gain competitive advantage can be significant.
This research finds that huddle spaces deliver tremendous value to businesses, with 9 out of 10 participants stating the adoption of open space environments is increasing the need for these huddle spaces. Huddle spaces require a wide variety of technologies to enable users and the business, such as audio and video conferencing abilities, digital whiteboards and scheduling solutions. Users stated that ease of use, solution reliability, and similar technology in each huddle space is key to their productivity. But nearly 8 out 10 users shared they were frustrated with meeting room technology recently. These problems generate support calls to IT on a weekly, if not daily, basis
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: May 15, 2018
Your employees, customers, and partners need the ability to connect and collaborate, at any time, from any location—across time zones or simply across the conference table.
And those workplaces are expanding faster than ever, powered by mobile and cloud usage that makes virtual meetings essential. With scalable and secure voice, video, and content sharing, real-time collaboration can happen anywhere. Staying connected can lead to improved productivity and faster decision-making, as well as better customer service. But only if the technology offers a seamless experience and is intuitive enough to drive user adoption. While the need for better meetings is universal, not all conferencing tools are the same.
Choosing the wrong tool could actually decrease productivity by wasting valuable meeting time troubleshooting the technology, or by providing a negative experience that will deter users from embracing it. This is especially true in situations where poor meeting quality could impact
From its conception, this special edition has had a simple goal: to help SAP customers better understand SAP HANA and determine how they can best leverage this transformative technology in their organization. Accordingly, we reached out to a variety of experts and authorities across the SAP ecosystem to provide a true 360-degree perspective on SAP HANA.
The ways in which the Internet supports our everyday lives have become richer, more engaging, and more mobile. This innovation is driven by the visionaries, designers, developers, and managers of the web experiences that users consume every day. By exploring new ways to solve challenges and improve products and services that enrich our lives, developers and business owners have stretched the Internet to support use cases for which it was never designed. In order to succeed, modern web experiences must seem simple to end-users, even though most ultimately require complex design and technology to deliver.
The Cloud, once a radical idea in IT, is now mainstream. Whether it’s email, backup or file sharing, most consumers probably use a cloud service or two. Similarly, most IT professionals are familiar with cloud service providers such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft Azure, and many companies have moved at least some of their information technology processes into the cloud. In fact, the cloud has become so popular it’s easy to assume that running IT applications on-premises is not cost competitive with a cloud based service. In this report Evaluator Group will test the validity of that assumption with a TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) model analyzing a hyperconverged appliance solution from HPE and a comparable cloud service from Amazon Web Services (AWS).
What You Will Learn:
Over the years we’ve all heard claims of simple, seemingly magical solutions to solve security problems, including the use of sandboxing technology alone to fight advanced malware and targeted threats.
This paper explores:
• Where sandboxing technology stands today
• Why it fails to meet the needs of organizations
• What’s needed for effective malware analysis
This paper contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the withdrawable designs.
This on demand webinar contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are
discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among
disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing
the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which
has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the
Mention artificial intelligence (AI) to a person on the street, and you'll conjure up Hollywood visions ranging from the humanity-crushing Skynet of the Terminator series to the robot love interests in Her or Ex Machina. Perspectives on the tangible impact of AI similarly range from Elon Musk's declaration of AI as "the greatest risk we face as a civilization" to IBM Chief Science Officer Dr. Guruduth Banavar's belief that "we've never known technology that can have a greater benefit to all of society than artificial intelligence". The reality, especially in the short term, likely lies somewhere between these extremes.
To understand your organization’s risk profile: “You should start with a simple question: What are your digital assets and the cyber threats facing them,” says HPE Security Services CTO, Andrzej Kawalec.
Watch the MIT Technology Review interview with HPE’s Kawalec and FireEye's Vitor Desouza in order to protect your organization from what has become daily, even hourly, attacks for many.
At an unprecedented pace, cloud computing has simultaneously transformed business and government, and created new security challenges. The development of the cloud service model delivers business-supporting technology more efficiently than ever before. The shift from server to service-based thinking is transforming the
way technology departments think about, design, and deliver computing technology and applications. Yet these advances have created new security vulnerabilities as well as amplify existing vulnerabilities, including security issues whose full impact are finally being understood. Among the most significant security risks associated with cloud computing is the tendency to bypass information technology (IT) departments and information officers.
Although shifting to cloud technologies exclusively may provide cost and efficiency gains, doing so requires that business-level security policies, processes, and best practices are taken into account. In the absence of these standard
Political uncertainty, potential trade wars and digital technologies continue to reshape our world, begging the question: Is your supply chain fit for the future?
Listen to this webinar now to find out:
• How to build an agile, responsive operational network that supports growth
• The importance of knowing your customer and suppliers in an end-to-end supply chain
• How to use data and insight to gain effective control and improve performance across operations
• How to exploit simple, pragmatic digital steps to improve your supply chain performance, today
• How to leverage emerging technology to future-proof your supply chain
• How to develop new skillsets to help execute your digital roadmap.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
Security leaders have been in front of boards and executive committees long enough to know that security metrics that simply portray statistics from monitoring tools, or count the number of malware attacks, add relatively little value to strategy and budget decisions. Protecting sensitive customer and company data shouldn’t be just a compliance obligation, it should be a business imperative. This is exactly why the right technology partners will help push security, risk, and compliance objectives forward.
In March 2019, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the evolving security trends and technology needed to protect and enable employees. Our study found that empowering employees while adhering to security protocols improves employee productivity. Forrester conducted an online survey of 887 senior business and IT decision makers to explore this topic.
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Local authorities continue to search for ways to improve society – to increase economic growth and social mobility, and to address environmental goals through the regeneration of town centres and regions. Technology, as ever, undoubtedly plays a role in this transformation, but creating the ‘smart city’ of the future is more than simply adopting digital; at its core, a smart city uses technology to solve problems and improve citizen experiences.
Global ‘smart city’ revenue is expected to grow to $88.7bn and, with its ability to deliver better public services, efficiently and sustainably, it’s no wonder. The economic impact of smart cities cannot be understated and, as the UK continues to tackle the uncertainty of its departure from the European Union (EU), it is critical that the needs of business are met. “Businesses need smart cities, or the innovation they represent, to thrive in a world where traditional industries are getting disrupted every day.”To facilitate this, it is vita
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Oct 10, 2019
While great products are great, having a great product is no longer enough.
Products alone simply don’t win anymore. Say you’ve just launched a brilliant product or service. A myriad of near-identical alternatives from competitors will likely flood the market almost immediately. Differentiating yours from theirs has become a lot more difficult.
Not to mention that technology has made it easier than ever for customers to shop around. From gathering information, to interacting with brands and purchasing products, it’s never been simpler to find the cheapest, fastest, smartest alternative, anywhere in the world.
Businesses must become agile and provide differentiated service as customer demands and expectations change. Moving beyond simple phone transactions, customers are taking matters into their own hands and turning to their peers, the web and social media to find answers. Contact centers play a major role in determining the customer’s perception of a company. Often seen as brand ambassadors, agents are the main interaction point for customers. It is therefore critical that they deliver personalized communications in the channels that customers prefer. Businesses should use cloud technology to add multichannel tools and support growing demand for chat, social, SMS and video.
This paper provides an overview of new APIs risks, and offers five simple solutions to counter the common threats. By adopting a secure API architecture from the beginning, organizations can pursue an API strategy more safely and securely — and reap the benefits of agile integration promised by this exciting new technology.
Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud (SMAC), have broad potential to provide huge business value, while simultaneously presenting potentially overwhelming challenges. The rapid technology changes supporting SMAC and the overall complexity involved demand a systematic approach to building out your SMAC capability.
This Porter Consulting report analyzes enterprise campus networking solutions from Aruba Networks, Cisco, HP and Ruckus Wireless. The paper examines key business and technology trends affecting enterprises with 500-5000 employees. We identify fundamental requirements IT decision makers should consider when evaluating campus networking solutions including:
• Ensuring simple, secure and cost-effective user access
• Supplying adequate bandwidth and quality of service
• Streamlining deployment and operations
• Supporting emerging standards and technology requirements
Our goal is to provide business and technical decision makers with a guide to the key players and their strengths.