Saint Joseph Abbey and Seminary College in Louisiana was using several separate products to help protect their network, filter content and monitor Internet usage. After installing the Astaro Security Gateway home use version, the solution quickly impressed with its usability and power.
According to many market research analysts, the global wireless access point (WAP) market is anticipated to continue its upward trajectory and to grow at an impressive compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 8% through 2020. Many enterprises are utilizing cloudcomputing technology for cost-cutting purposes, eliminating investments required for storage hardware and other physical infrastructures. With significant growth expected in Internet usage, particularly bandwidth consuming video traffic, WAP vendors need to enable their customers to monitor and improve device performance, improve end user experience, and enhance security. These customers include general enterprises that offer Internet access to patrons like airports, hotels, retail / shopping centers and so on. These external Internet access providers can differentiate themselves by offering optimum service through advanced network analytics, traffic shaping, application control, security capabilities and more.
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing. Download this white paper to learn the eight subscription billing solution providers that matter most and how they stack up.
Published By: Qualtrics
Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Customer journey mapping is a major component of any customer experience program.
Of course, a key part of mapping the customer experience includes identifying key moments of
truth or moments of consumer brand interaction that shape brand perception and loyalty.
In the digital age, many key moments of truth for your customers are happening online. This means
that more and more of your consumers, brand perceptions and attitudes will be based on purely
digital interactions (in-app, website, wearable tech, etc.). This has made understanding your
customers’ digital interactions an essential part of any customer experience program. “It has been
said that VOC programs without a web presence engage only 2% to 10% of those who interact
with their website” (marketing sherpa). As we move into the future, this trend will continue.
We know that mobile is an inherent part of today’s digital experience. Global mobile and tablet
internet usage just exceeded desktop use for the first time (GS StatCoun
In this era of cloud computing, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), firms are testing new product offerings that combine elements of content, software, services, and hardware together. Like the innovative products themselves, the rulebook on monetizing them is evolving. Firms are shifting from one-time perpetual sales or fixed monthly subscriptions to consumption models that blend onetime, subscription, and usage-based billing (see Figure 1). CEOs recognize this shift toward business
models that reflect the value of the relationship with the customer.
The move to subscription and consumption business models is pervasive in almost every industry. From retailers selling subscription box sets to industrial equipment manufacturers charging based on consumption, the increase in experimentation of alternative business models is extraordinary (see Figure 2). While B2C disrupters like Netflix and Zipcar have gotten more media attention, the growth of subscription billing plat
This white paper examines a Web security solution that gives companies the ability to monitor and enforce their Internet usage policies, bringing site monitoring and URL filtering together while insuring security with anti-virus and anti-spyware protection.
"As more products and machines become connected, and analytical capabilities grow, new applications for the Internet of Things (IoT) will emerge. So too will manufacturers change how they make business decisions. This IndustryWeek Special Research Report gauges the current and planned usage of IoT technology and analytics by US manufacturers. It also explores how manufacturers can develop a specific IoT strategy and apply analytics more widely across their organizations to drive revenue, cut costs and innovate.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Aug 22, 2014
The world’s largest organizations are adopting cloudbased infrastructure and services at a dizzying pace. Software as a service (SaaS) offerings such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office 365 are among the more popular cloud-based services. When moving services to the cloud, data centers are no longer local, so the end user experience can suffer. A poor or congested Internet connection between the user and the cloud service will mean sluggish application delivery that puts a damper on user productivity and ultimately threatens application usage.
This white paper discusses how HTTPS filtering (SSL scanning) from Secure Computing provides companies with the means to counter these threats by fully extending their Internet usage policies to HTTPS traffic, and thereby proactively closing that last known major network security hole.
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) represents the third wave of Internet usage after SMTP (email) and HTTP (Web). Download this free guide now and learn why all firewalls will need to be SIP capable in order to support the wide-scale deployment of enterprise person-to-person communications.
Drawing the line between employee web usage and company policy is challenging for IT Managers. Download this whitepaper to help make informed decisions about your own web monitoring requirements FREE Whitepaper (PDF/40KB)