We live in an age of unrivaled ecommerce opportunity. The number of new internet users is climbing by 248 million each year, equating to 7% annual growth. That figure in turn is dwarfed by booming ecommerce rates, which average out at 14% globally.
This report offers an overview of ecommerce markets across the globe, summarizing the current situation, and identifying the most effective ways to nurture business - and the customer experience - on a local and global scale.
The economic face of the APAC region is changing. While the East has long been considered a source of competitively priced raw materials and manufacturing services, the spending power of its inhabitants - and their increased fondness for international travel - has transformed it into a force to be reckoned with.
It’s estimated that, over the next five years, 88% of
the growth in the global middle class will be in the Asia Pacific region.1 If multinational companies hope to take advantage of this vast new target market, they will need to adapt their expansion strategies and offer APAC customers a tailored retail experience.
Doing business across borders presents a whole host of unfamiliar challenges to today’s merchant.
As technological advancement and increasing globalization unlock international markets,
it’s tempting to imagine that a business model successful in one region can simply be transplanted into another.
Not so. The logistics of domestic and international transactions have changed, and so too have customer expectations and preferences. Customer and merchants pain points have transformed and multiplied.
In this report, we explore some of the core challenges businesses today face in their quest to succeed in global commerce.
We offer an overview of how unified commerce can both resolve these issues and offer new advantages and standards of best practice, enabling your business to meet the demands
of tomorrow’s customer, no matter their location, preferred payment method, and mode of contact.
China is becoming one of the most important markets for luxury goods in the world. The rise of the Chinese luxury consumer is bringing a world of opportunities to luxury retail giants across the globe.
By 2025, it is expected that consumers in China will account for 44% of the $339 billion in luxury goods spending worldwide.
This infographic highlights these projected luxury sales increases and identifies the primary drivers and the preferred payment methods for Chinese consumers.
In just a few decades we've gone from face-to-face, catalog and phone omnichannel: endless retail/multiple ways to buy and receive goods. That change has expolded sales.
Download this interesting Infographic to see more.
Ransomware has taken the world by storm. CryptoWall extorted an estimated $18 million, and WannaCry locked up more than 230,000 computers across the globe in 2017. Companies of all sizes are sitting up and taking notice. Even brands with a strong security investment have fallen victim. We’ve seen ransomware cripple businesses: nearly 19% of businesses stop operations immediately after discovering a ransomware attack.1 Hospital emergency rooms forced to turn people away; global shipping logistics experience massive disruption; and even a summer blockbuster movie held up for ransom. The FBI estimates ransomware is now a billion-dollar business.
Ransomware has been around for a while, and it has spiked in recent years. It secured 5th place as the most common variety of malware in 2017, up from 22nd place in 2014.2 Originally ransomware targeted individuals and was considered a consumer nuisance. It has now become a business menace.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Feb 18, 2019
Human capital management technology plays a key role in helping organizations navigate the rise of the social enterprise, providing the ability to manage the full worker lifecycle, from recruitment to retention, and delivering the analytics needed to drive key business decisions. Read about the four steps businesses should take now.
Frost & Sullivan research shows that unified communications (UC) is here to stay, with almost two-thirds of companies reporting that UC is deployed within their organization.
GlobalMeet partnered with Frost & Sullivan to define unified communications as a service and outline how the cloud-based solution supports corporate goals. UCaaS delivers a wide variety of benefits to businesses, but not all UCaaS solutions are alike. Download the white paper to learn what key features and functionality to look for when evaluating potential UCaaS providers.
It’s true that webinars and webcasts are a great way to generate
leads, launch products and interact with prospects. Yet, when it
comes to attendance, less than half of those who register join
the online events. Meaning, regardless of how great the content
is in your webinar or webcast, it doesn’t have much meaning if
no one’s attending!
There are plenty of effective ways to promote your online event
and up your attendance rate. Some traditional ideas include
creating landing pages, promoting the event on your company’s
home page and sharing across social media channels. Here are
a few additional out-of-the-box ideas from Team GlobalMeet
that are simple and surprisingly effective ways to make sure you
not only drive awareness for your event but can also get people
excited to attend!
In the future, people won’t necessarily want to own cars, but they’ll need personal mobility. The mobility ecosystem can support a range of different services, but in the near-term, many of these nascent businesses face a range of operational challenges as they bid to grow and become profitable.
This ebook explores the fundamental needs of new mobility providers as they target business improvements, looks at their considerations as they forge key technology partnerships, and shows how HERE's Auto Mobility Operations solution can help mobility services meet those requirements.
This ebook will help you understand how Auto Mobility Operations helps:
• Enable the creation and integration of key location features as applications for mobile operating systems through use of the HERE Mobile SDK
• Manage and efficiently operate fleet assets with HERE Location Services, providing fresh, high-quality and global location-based data
• Create a frictionless and compelling UX - with APIs, mapping
Whether you are part of a community hospital or global pharmaceutical company, Amazon Web Services (AWS) can help you add agility, improve collaboration and security, create an environment of experimentation, and drive new technological innovation.
How do some of the world’s biggest organizations transform their global HR operations? The five companies profiled in this eBook made their HR transformation journeys in very different ways, but they all arrived at the same destination—a single system that streamlines processes and boosts engagement across the entire organization. Read now to get their stories."
This report describes the results from a groundbreaking
global study by Thycotic that reveals major risk and
compliance gaps in how organizations manage and secure
their privileged accounts and access to sensitive systems,
infrastructure and data. The 2018 Global State of Privileged
Access Management (PAM) Risk & Compliance report
highlights where many organizations are failing to fully
put security controls in place to protect their most critical
The MicroStrategy 2018 Global State of Enterprise Analytics Report, which surveyed 500 decision-makers from around the globe, reveals that leading organizations create a competitive edge through their use of data, with 63% experiencing improved efficiency and productivity, 57% realizing faster, more effective decision making, and 51% achieving better financial performance. Other top benefits include improved customer experiences, improved customer acquisition and retention, and the identification and creation of new revenue streams—all keys to digital transformation.
What else did the 2018 report reveal? Read all the insights with both global and geo-specific views here. This infographic shares a few highlights from the new 44-page report which serves as a benchmarking resource for all data-driven organizations.
Published By: Workday
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
With locations in the U.S., Germany, and Japan, the University of Maryland University College needed a more efficient ERP solution to better manage its workforce and support strategic initiatives. This case study explores how a single system for finance and HR helps the global UMUC community succeed.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Feb 12, 2019
To remain competitive in an increasingly customer-centric world, mid-sized organizations are undergoing digital transformations of their contact centres. IDC surveyed companies in 27 countries globally, including companies from Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), to examine the current market dynamics of cloud-enabled customer service environments. Eighty-five percent of the respondents fell within the small to mid-sized category with contact centres with 300 seats or fewer.
Get this paper to access complete survey results for EMEA and to gain key insights including:
Nearly 65% of respondents in EMEA already use or are in the process of implementing cloud-based contact centre solutions
Only 13% of respondents in EMEA indicated that they currently are using a public cloud environment, the lowest among all geographies worldwide
Drivers, benefits and challenges for adopting cloud contact centre technology
Published By: Forcepoint
Published Date: May 14, 2019
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is not in effect, requiring global organizations to significantly address how they process and protect the personal data of EU citizens. Yet, Gartner predicted, “Less than 50% of all organizations impacted will fully comply with GDPR.”* Confused about the requirements and what next steps to take? Read our GDPR eBook to learn about the regulation and its key requirements. *Gartner, GDPR Clarity: 19 Frequently Asked Questions Answered, by Bart Wilemsen, 29 August 2017
The Transportation and Logistics industry is the backbone of the global supply chain. But as Transportation and Logistics companies work to ensure timely delivery, they also face a variety of security risks and challenges.
Frost & Sullivan review the limitations associated with a single-provider approach to MPLS networks and its impact on the enterprise. They examine Virtela's Global Service Fabric - a multi-carrier network approach that provides a best-of-breed global MPLS network solution.
Multinational companies (MNCs) are facing a unique combination of escalating customer, competitive and operational pressures which are forcing them to fundamentally change the way they do business and manage their IT infrastructures supporting network, security and mobility needs.
Lack of IT resources, limited capex and more complex global implementations are driving an increasing proportion of MNCs to offload, or 'out-task', various aspects of their day-to-day management responsibilities to skilled third-parties that can help perform these functions well.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Companies across the world are innovating with artificial intelligence (AI) to improve customer experience and forge deeper relationships with customers. Through surveys and interviews with 599 executives, from large and mid-sized companies across the globe, this MIT report reveals that most customer-centric firms have already deployed AI extensively in their customer-facing operations and customer experience management processes.
Get the global report and regional spotlights on North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia to access complete results. Key insights include:
• Nearly 90% of respondents report measurable improvements in the speed of complaint resolution; 80% note enhanced call volume processing using AI
• 80% of respondents report measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, service delivery and contact center performance
• In North America, 60% of the respondents believe they will deliver a 10% or more increase in customer lifetime value in the next year
To stay ahead of the competition in a global marketplace, firms are increasingly speeding up operations, in many cases adopting real-time systems and tools to allow for instant decision-making and faster business cycles. Download here to learn how.