Published By: IBM Corp
Published Date: Jun 21, 2011
The IBM System x server brand has long been recognized for exceptional products and service - find out more about why IBM earned significantly higher numbers of perfect customer satisfaction ratings versus the competition.
Databases and information management systems let you describe, categorize, store, modify and analyze data. What if you could do the same with decisions? Your systems could learn from previous choices and manipulate them to fit new parameters to intelligently mold future decisions made by executives, everyday business users and even your systems to optimize outcomes. Read this a specially selected excerpt from James Taylor's new book, "Decision Management Systems: A Practical Guide to Using Business Rules and Predictive Analytics" to discover the guiding principles for building decision management systems that can help your organization differentiate itself from the competition at virtually every decision point.
Read this whitepaper to learn how businesses take advantage of the power of the cloud to build strong analytically oriented teams, adopt new ways to use information and jump ahead of their competition.
Learn more about ‘Big Data and Business Analytics’ through IBM’s latest market leading solutions. Register and attend this complimentary virtual event on June 11 by IBM Business Analytics
This analytical platform ultimately enables their organization's most important measures - including revenue growth, return on invested capital and profit growth as measured by EBITDA - to outpace the financial outcomes of the competition. The goal is to support speed and effectiveness in decision-making.
Published By: Skillsoft
Published Date: Mar 27, 2015
Leadership development is a journey, not a destination
Fueled by the relentless evolution of technology and global competition, the business environment is changing more rapidly than ever before. To tackle upcoming crises, rebuild organizations and create new business models, multiple skill and character sets will be required. And because new circumstances will continue to arise, leadership development is never finished. The need for the right leader at the right time remains constant.
Read peer insight by CEOs from Avaya, Kaon Interactive, OtterBox, Jupiter Medical Center
and Wayfair to help you on your leadership development journey.
In the increasingly competitive OTT market, competition for viewers is high. Providers must find ways to not just deliver compelling content, but to deliver compelling viewing experiences. In this whitepaper, you’ll learn about the critical challenges facing OTT providers today and how they can be overcome to provide the broadcast quality experiences viewers expect, regardless of the device in use or the viewers location in the world.
Are you ready to keep your subscribers happy and away from your competition?
Download this free white paper OTT 3.0: How to Build a Better Mousetrap and learn:
Why personalized content discovery is so important to viewers – and to the success of your business
How to avoid internet congestion by leveraging technologies like a CDN
The importance of global network scale to meet spikes in consumer traffic
The impact of advertising on viewer abandonment
Published By: Quantcast
Published Date: Jul 16, 2013
Increased competition in a world of growing and complex data requires tremendous resourcefulness to both find and implement scalable ways to grow your business. Using sophisticated data modeling coupled with real-time media buying, US Cellular was able to reduce their CPA to 46% below the campaign average. Read how big data works to drive customer acquisition in the complete success story.
Estimating the cost of malicious cyberactivities is complicated. But the real issue is how it affects trade, technology, and economic competition. This in-depth report takes a look at the scope of the problem and what factors determine the real cost of cybercrime.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Mar 19, 2013
Pull ahead of your competition by learning best practices for incorporating social and mobile technologies. This white paper will explore how you can close more deals and save hours each week by taking advantage of these new technologies.
Support your strategic marketing plans, bolster your budget, and stay ahead of the competition with insights into upcoming digital marketing trends. The 2015 Digital Advertising Report gives you everything you need to know about digital marketing and advertising so you can outsmart your competitors.
IDC's 3rd IT Platform — defined by the nascent and confluent mobile, cloud, social business and big data technologies — will drive 98 % of future IT industry growth over the next seven years. In 2013, industry transition to the 3rd Platform will move from the exploration stage to full-blown high stakes competition, resetting the leadership ranks in the IT sector forever.
Prepare your business for the future of customer service.
In a world where price and product can easily be matched, customer experience has become a key brand differentiator. It’s never been more important to understand customer expectations, perceptions, preferences, and trends.
The 2017 Microsoft State of Global Customer Service report found that customer service impacts brand choice and loyalty for 96% of consumers around the globe. The 32-page report offers insights from 5,000 survey participants.
Learn how you can stay ahead of the competition and earn customers for life with intelligent customer service. Find trend details and actionable data on:
The growing importance of service in a customer’s choice of or loyalty to a brand
The most important aspects of a good customer service experience
The most frustrating aspects of a poor customer service experience
Expectations of the millennial customer segment
Channel preferences based on geography
Customer expectations for self-serv
In business, as in baseball, communication and collaboration are critical to working like a team toward a common goal. Having the right equipment can be a big part of that. Chances are, you’ve already moved some of your business applications to the cloud, which will better prepare you for working communications into your cloud lineup. If you still haven’t unified your communications in the cloud, now might be the best time to act—before the competition gets a competitive edge.
As it turns out, the strategies that work in baseball also make a lot of sense when filling out your cloud solutions lineup. By arranging your cloud investments in the right order, you’ll score more revenue, drive in more ROI and maybe even shut out the competition.
As a small business owner, you’ve got big things to consider. But what’s most important? Health plans. Tag along with small business expert Steve Strauss for lively conversations with business owners like yourself — and learn how being informed about health plans can help you keep costs low, employees happier — and give you the edge on competition.
Join small business expert Steve Strauss and learn how being informed about health plans may keep your costs low, your employees happier and give you the edge on competition. Listen to Episode 1: Selecting the Right Plan, to hear real small business stories and strategies about choosing the right plan for your business.
KEEP YOUR TEAMS MOVING AND PATIENTS SAFER
More and more patients are turning to Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASC) for outpatient surgeries, diagnostic testing and preventive procedures. Case volumes continue to rise and competition for patients is intensifying. At the same time, reimbursement rates are declining. How are ASCs thriving in this rapidly-changing climate? By incorporating sophisticated data capture solutions throughout the patient journey, ASCs are enhancing patient safety, improving clinical work flows and reducing overall costs.
In every company, today's ideas determine tomorrow's market profile. With rising competition, success can be achieved through a well-defined innovation process--one that connects upstream idea valuation to downstream production and release-to-market. To accomplish this, companies need to take a holistic approach to innovation management, connecting the process throughout all phases of the innovation lifecycle.
As market competition intensifies and company growth expectations increase, marketers are pressured to deliver measurable results and demonstrate the value they provide. Learn about new tools successful marketers are using to reach the right people through the right channels with the right message.
Healthcare IT Enabled by 4G LTE
It’s time for healthcare providers to change the way they think about their services. No longer is healthcare simply about healing sick patients in the confines of the office or hospital. Growing competition driven by changes in public policy and consumer expectations mean that healthcare organizations must find ways to meet patients where they want and need healthcare the most—which requires extending care, and connectivity, beyond the boundaries of traditional healthcare facilities.
To stay ahead of the competition in this constantly changing environment, you
need to understand which marketing tools work best for your business. Today,
companies are employing integrated marketing to help target, engage, and
convert new and existing customers. Download this whitepaper to learn ‘how’ and ‘why’ you need these top five digital marketing services for your local business.
The Smarter Workforce Accelerator uses a structured model that helps you understand your current capabilities and those that you need to develop to achieve your Smarter Workforce objectives. The assessment focuses on your current environment and capabilities such as scouting talent, recruiting talent, leadership development, and your work culture and methods.
Each capability is assessed using an objective framework that defines the characteristics of an organization at each level. This approach helps you understand:
• Your current and desired capability levels
• Your organization’s relative maturity compared with the
competition and leading practice
• Business opportunities and priorities resulting from the
Today’s economic climate presents challenges in achieving business differentiation. Investing in innovation during an economic downturn may seem counterintuitive at first, but it can help companies pull ahead of the competition by displaying a show of strength in a climate of weakness. The Microsoft® Application Platform can help organizations do more with less, enabling them to more quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively deliver custom solutions that provide strong business value.
Competition is the number one pressure faced by today’s HCM teams – by a 69% margin! Of all the pressures that contemporary HR teams face, finding and keeping quality talent ranks above everything else. As a part of that, Best-in-Class organizations need to focus on optimizing the employment experience, from hiring and onboarding, to ongoing management and transition.
This report from Aberdeen explores how electronic signature solutions, as well as other digital HR technologies, can improve the employment experience throughout the journey. Read this report to learn:
• Why Best-in-Class HR departments are investing in employee-friendly technologies
• How digital solutions can impact employee experience, and why that matters for HR
• How electronic signatures complement HRIS applications and streamline many HR processes