The bar for success is rising in higher education. University leaders and IT administrators are aware of the compelling benefits of digital transformation overall—and artificial intelligence (AI) in particular. AI can amplify human capabilities by using machine learning, or deep learning, to convert the fast-growing and plentiful sources of data about all aspects of a university into actionable insights that drive better decisions. But when planning a transformational strategy, these leaders must prioritize operational continuity. It’s critical to protect the everyday activities of learning, research, and administration that rely on the IT infrastructure to consistently deliver data to its applications.
Advertisers are beginning to invest in location insights which give them data on how and why transactions are made in specific places. And with nearly all smartphones equipped with geolocation abilities, advertisements can be made location-aware with improved precision for targeting. Understanding location is key to gaining improved insights.
HERE offers data sets and services that advertisers can use to contextualize consumer movements and habits in the world around them to provide well-timed and relevant advertising.
With big data, you can understand your consumers better than ever before. But for smarter advertising, you need to harness a more complete view of your consumers, both online and offline.
HERE Technologies enables advertisers to make sense of their dynamic user data and build more actionable insights, through audience segmentation, real-time location targeting and attribution.
Published By: LiveAction
Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
In December of 2018, Sirkin Research was commissioned by LiveAction to identify the top network challenges faced by enterprise-level organizations in complex, hybrid networks. The survey was sent to network and IT professionals predominantly in large mid-market and enterprise companies with at least 1000 employees. The results are based on perspectives from 204 survey respondents, and provide rich insights into the network performance challenges large organizations encounter daily.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Feb 14, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology that will change the way organizations interact and will add intelligence to many products and services through new insights currently hidden in vast pools of data. In 2017 alone, venture capitalists invested more than $11.7 billion in the top 100 Artificial Intelligence startups, according to CB Insights1, and the breadth of Artificial Intelligence applications continues to grow. While human-like intelligence will remain the stuff of novels and movies for the near future, most organizations can and should explore practical Artificial Intelligence projects. This technology has the potential to:
• Improve productivity of internal applications
• Increase revenue through enhanced customer interacton and improved customer acquisiiton
• Reduce costs by optimizing operations
• Enhance products and services with "smart" functionality such as vision and voice interaction and control
This paper provided by Dell and Intel® gives executi
Financial planning and analysis is evolving to support digital business initiatives. Application leaders supporting finance transformation must focus on new ways of managing financial performance by enabling broader integration with operational plans and actionable performance reporting. Download this complimentary Gartner report and discover how.
Let’s just say it — inefficient restaurant employee scheduling practices can be Hell for managers. Trying to manage schedules with spreadsheets, sticky notes, missed phone calls and text messages isn’t just source of pain for your employees — it can also do more damage to your business than you might expect, including unnecessary labor spend, increased employee turnover and decreased customer satisfaction.
In this eBook, we’re going to take a journey through the 9 Circles of Restaurant Employee Scheduling Hell and outline tangible paths to scheduling and labor management salvation.
As organizations increasingly strive to become model-driven, they recognize the necessity of a data science platform. According to a recent survey report “Key Factors on the Journey to Become Model-Driven”, 86% of model-driven companies differentiate themselves by using a data science platform. And yet the question of whether to build or buy still remains.
This paper presents a framework to facilitate the decision process, and considers the four-year projection of total costs for both approaches in a sample scenario.
Read this whitepaper to understand three major factors in your decision process:
Total cost of ownership - Internal build costs often run into the tens of millions
Opportunity costs - Distraction from your core competency
Risk factors - Missed deadlines and delayed time to market
Read this Microsoft case study about how Microsoft's Consumer Support Services - with its global network of support centers and thousands of agents - used digital motivation to drive agent performance and learning.
Microsoft wanted new ways to recognize and reward agents while increasing their productivity. The
focus was to change behaviors, develop skills, encourage sales, and drive outcomes.
Microsoft identi?ed gami?cation as a solution to these needs. The company believed it could be more successful at encouraging and recognizing agents for positive outcomes through each customer interaction. Read the case study to learn how Microsoft:
Increased productivity through gamification
Drove agent performance with rewards, to change behaviors and business outcomes
Improved agent knowledge and ability to apply the new information learned.
We all know that employee engagement is important. Employees that are aligned with their goals, aware of their performance gaps, and motivated to improve, perform better. It’s stating the obvious. The big question is how to get there, and whether technology can help us do this at scale. This is where most digital motivation initiatives hit a wall. A new breed of next generation performance and feedback systems are attempting to do just that: creating and maintaining a continuous personalized conversation between employees and managers with regards to performance, development and goals.
In online marketing, personalizing messages and promotional activities has been possible for some time. It is called “Marketing Automation”. Hubspot, one of the pioneers in this field, defines it thus: “software that exists with the goal of automating marketing actions. Many marketing departments have to automate repetitive tasks such as emails, social media, and other website actions. The technology of
Find out how companies have deployed remote access SSL VPNs to increase remote user satisfaction, improve accessibility to corporate resources, support business continuity planning, and reduce overall implementation and ongoing management costs. The white paper also covers how cloud-based SSL VPN services address high availability requirements, support unforeseen spikes in activity and optimize network performance. Lastly, learn how a single SSL VPN platform can support all your mobile access, telecommuting and partner extranet requirements to improve your ROI.
An effective rolling forecast is important to estimate long term financial plans. Every organization undertakes this process as a finance activity. However, when the forecasted data is examined on its effectiveness for decision making, more often than not the results are disappointing, and the rolling forecast process needs to be redefined. This paper talks about effective rolling forecasts that utilize resources, technologies, processes, and business intelligence to deliver actionable insights. A best-in-class matured RF process will enable CFOs to deliver great results through increased revenue and cost reductions, and create new benchmarks for the organization.
Did you know that those who respond to a proactive online chat invitation are 6 times more likely to buy than the average website visitor? Download this paper for practical advice on using proactive chat to increase sales online sales and customer satisfaction.
Business Service Management (BSM) is of growing importance in the IT world. By managing IT systems according to the business services they support - like order entry, online sales, shipping, or customer service - IT is able to deliver on real business goals like providing competitive advantage, improving customer satisfaction, driving revenue growth, and increasing shareholder value.
Published By: StrongMail
Published Date: Jun 08, 2008
The growing trend towards insourcing marketing and transactional email is being driven by businesses that are looking for ways to improve their email programs, increase data security and lower costs. When evaluating whether it makes more sense to leverage an on-premise or outsourced solution, it's important to understand how the traditional arguments have changed.
This white paper will provide a road map to the most effective strategies and technologies to protect data and provide fast recovery should data be lost or corrupted due to accident or malicious action.
This white paper provides a road map to the most effective strategies and technologies to protect data in AIX environments and provide fast recovery should data be lost or corrupted due to accident or malicious action. The paper also outlines the benefits of continuous data protection (CDP) technologies for AIX.
Learn how a deep understanding of touchpoints - and the ways they drive customers closer to you (or farther away) - can improve acquisition, retention and loyalty, create better customer experiences, strengthen relationships and boost your bottom line. (Plus 5 steps for leveraging touchpoints to profit from better customer relationships.)
See how the landscape of customer experience is being altered forever, as touchpoints continue to drive shifts in distribution, feedback and marketing channel control. In this whitepaper, you'll learn how making your touchpoints stronger, faster and smarter today will mean increased profits and stronger market positions tomorrow. (Plus 7 specific steps any company can take to improve customer experience today.)
How important is compensation management in motivating your workforce? It is one of the top five job-satisfaction factors. Learn how to reward employees and yet hold steady on payroll costs in this complimentary SuccessFactors white paper.
Unlock the benefits of Ethernet – An Expert Q&A Guide provided by Spectrum Enterprise. Find out how technology experts are using reliable Ethernet solutions to boost business performance. Get actionable insights from experts and learn how switching to a high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
H&S Ventures provides management services for the Anaheim Ducks hockey team and its home-ice venue—the Honda Center. This popular indoor arena hosts scores of events and concerts, and H&S oversees everything from ticket sales to marketing and finance.
H&S’s performance is measured by attendance, big-name bookings and how much fans spend on merchandise and concessions. Digital innovation plays a crucial role in creating a thrilling live experience that raises fans’ satisfaction and their average “spend.”
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.
To ensure loyalty and win new customers, leading brands are focusing on the quality of their customer care to stay ahead. This eBook will explain how you can:
-Upgrade your support centers to deliver omni-channel customer care.
-Introduce self-service and AI without sacrificing the human touch.
-Deploy technology to empower support agents to go beyond transactional service and deliver personalized, proactive service.
This eBook looks at the barriers which prevent companies delivering omni-channel service and then examines the process and technology changes required to overcome them.