The Connected Customer is an individual who is intimately connected
to the data, outcomes, decisions, and staff associated with any
relationship to an organization. This intensely personal connection is
not just a matter of the most recent transaction, but represents a
combination of connected data, connected analytics, and collaborative
decisions associated with improving the customer’s relationship with
the organization over time.
In this report, Blue Hill explores the key traits associated with
supporting the Connected Customer through the Internet of Things,
and provides guidance on why the Internet of Things will be essential
across the general business landscape.
Published By: Salesforce
Published Date: Jan 08, 2016
In the next five years, more than $2 trillion is expected to transfer between generations. To capitalize on this massive redistribution of wealth, financial advisors need to meet the demands of today’s clients who are social, mobile, more connected, better informed and looking to collaborate with their advisors when they want, where they want. In fact, according to the Salesforce Connected Investor report, 55% of investors want to work more closely with their advisors. To succeed, advisors must have relationships with their clients that are deeper than just the numbers, and focus on individuals and their unique needs.
Published By: Glowpoint
Published Date: Oct 13, 2015
It’s not just about cutting travel costs. Videoconferencing offers a number of business benefits that can help organizations gain a competitive edge and become companies of the future, rather than the past. Read on to find out more.
Published By: Mitutoyo
Published Date: Aug 24, 2018
Today’s factory intelligence is the collaborative orchestration of people and machines. By blending intelligence from multiple sources, factories are truly becoming smarter. But it’s not just about the machines. Rather, people are improving machines through a true partnership that turns human experience into smarter machines.
This shift marks a re?orientation to a thought process that’s more natural to people.
After decades of working with 2D blueprints, designs and dimensioned drawings, factory intelligence leverages 3D models that are easier for people to comprehend and use. Plus, many people find more satisfaction in intelligent factory work that challenges them to manage relationships among machines, rather than repeatedly working on a single piece in a line. In smarter factories, people direct machines to adjust for shifting customer requirements and market demands.
Discover how cities and private companies can better work together for more harmonized urban mobility.
As a city authority, or new mobility company, you now need to start working more closely with “the other side” for better urban mobility. But how can you work together, while maintaining your values, vision, privacy and sanity?
This is a practical guide on how to collaborate better with other organizations. Learn how cities like Vienna, Dallas and others are breaking down barriers and explore the benefits of a united approach and the perils of working in silos. Build your technical infrastructure for better data sharing with the ultimate aim of improving the lives of people working, living and exploring your city.
Inside, you’ll learn:
Why open collaboration is key to better urban mobility
The 3Ts of creating a smoother working relationship: trust, tech and talk
3 things you can do right now to start opening up
Examples of five great city-company collaborations
Ready to start coll
The sponsor named below commissioned Ardent Partners to write this report. While the report topic In 2015, collaboration is the name of the game in procurement and frequently entails working with key internal stakeholders (like line-of-business managers and legal departments) or preferred suppliers to drive greater value through sourcing and procurement. For Chief Procurement Officers ("CPOs") and other supply management leaders, collaboration has taken on many new and innovative forms over the years, causing these executives to leverage new (and, in some cases, existing) processes, relationships, and technologies to enhance compliance, decrease risk, and increase savings. One such business process, contract management, has been reborn with digital, automated features that can shift the way procurement teams collaborate, mitigate risk, drive performance, and realize greater savings for the enterprise.
From Internal Communications to Internal Connections.
It’s time to stop thinking about delivering internal communications and start thinking about creating internal connections. When people are connected, you can deliver a truly effective comms strategy that enables collaboration, builds culture and gets the right message to the right people at the right time.
77% of Comms leaders agree that their company is more efficient when people are more connected.
79% believe that building meaningful relationships at work is important.
This guide will walk you through a 9-step strategy for creating connected communications in your organization with ease and speed. Download now to find out more.
Explore four important facets of managing social media use by employees in your organization. Craft a best practice social media policy and navigate the legal landscape, train employees, address retaliation, and take a comprehensive approach. View examples of organizations that have successfully and creatively implemented social media guidelines.
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Nov 13, 2018
One of the most common workplace documents is an employee handbook. If you choose to have one, it is critical to follow through in implementing and enforcing it. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has increasingly taken more of an activist role in the scrutiny of employee handbook. It’s important that employers take note of the NLRB’s position on certain work rules that may affect an employee’s right to engage in protected activity, as well as an employer’s role in managing its workforce.
When updating your handbook it's important to keep in mind that what is not included is almost as important as what is included. Use this whitepaper to refresh yourself on seven essential dos and don'ts of employee handbooks such as:
• Topics to include in your handbook
• Common risks to avoid
• Provisions to consider
• Best practice around updating and amending policies
Plus, get tips on how to approach your handbook as a multistate employer.
You wouldn’t hold a critical investor call, customer event or shareholder’s meeting in your office bullpen. So why would you host an important virtual event on a platform intended to support small-group collaboration and teamwork?
Frost & Sullivan research shows that two-thirds of companies use web conferencing on a regular basis for project collaboration. We also know that more and more of them are turning to the same solutions to host webinars for critical internal and external events. While web conferencing solutions can be used to support large-group or strategically important meetings, webinar technology is designed specifically for that purpose and will almost always deliver a better experience and a higher return on investment. Webinar tools deliver a wealth of features to help companies gain better insights into attendee sentiment for better investor relations, employee and customer experience, and lead generation and qualification:
• Integrated video draws higher levels of int
Incorporating video collaboration as a standard business practice can result in tighter employee and business partner relationships, increased productivity, faster decision-making and many more lucrative bene?ts.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
A Practical Guide to IDF/MDF Infrastructure Implementation
Once relegated to early adopters and casual home users, VoIP (voice over Internet protocol) has matured. An essential element of any unified communications (UC) system, it is now the standard method of voice communication in business, education, government and healthcare. If your organization has not already migrated to VoIP, the question is not so much if it will, but when. Cost is the primary driver, since the data network performs double duty by carrying voice traffic as well. VoIP also offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, zoned security, intelligent call routing, disaster recovery, video, teleconferencing, status updates and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges, including
assessing the ability of your network to handle not only additio
Corning Cable Systems offers the broadest range of end-to-end fibre optic and copper product solutions for telecommunications networks. Corning wanted to improve their supply chain to reduce inventory levels (thereby adding to bottom line savings) and reduce overall administrative costs- all without expensive or time-consuming investments.
Published By: Allbound
Published Date: Jan 13, 2016
In this ebook, you’ll learn how businesses are using technology and the cloud to transform their channel ecosystems into a model of collaboration and empowerment, injecting purpose and engagement into partner relationships, and building a channel-wide culture of customer success for both manufacturers and their resellers.
Published By: Cymfony
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
The Internet has become a hospitable environment for people looking to advance aggressive forms of criticism against corporations. The same social media technologies that strengthen your company’s relationship with consumers also make is easy for a single critic to mount an aggressive campaign against you. This whitepaper will present new research that reveals what drives this type of aggressive behavior.
Published By: Cymfony
Published Date: Jul 11, 2007
This new study by Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet & Society analyzed corporate attacks against leading companies like Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, AOL, Genzyme and Lufthansa. This study establishes three profiles of corporate attacks and examines the unique behavior patterns and personal motivations behind each.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly emerging as a core transformational technology of the digital era. The ability to gather data from sensors embedded throughout an enterprise can drive insights and operational efficiencies from the supply chain to the customer. But IoT and Industrial IoT (IIoT) implementations require high degrees of IT/OT convergence - collaboration and integration between information technology and operational technology groups - to succeed.
These two groups, however, often have different goals, performance metrics, and perspectives on both the collaboration and the outcome. This SAS/HPE-sponsored paper helps readers get a better understanding of the relationship, either real or perceived, between these two groups. Futurum Research surveyed the state of the relationship between IT and OT teams as it pertains to the design, implementation, and creation of value through IoT technologies.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly. You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
Learn how to deliver lean business process management (BPM) via collaborative process-centric web applications inexpensively and quickly.You can develop applications in days rather than months, deploy in minutes and get a quick return on that precious IT investment. Define processes easily, and get them online quickly. Mashup technology for lean BPM makes it simple to build collaborative process-centric applications, without coding.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Mar 02, 2015
VoIP is rapidly becoming the standard for voice communications in business, government, education, government and healthcare. It offers capabilities that far exceed traditional phone systems, with unified communication platforms promising to integrate messaging, mobility, collaboration, relationship management, teleconferencing and other advanced features.
The transition to VoIP presents a number of challenges like the need to install new equipment in the MDF and the IDFs dispersed throughout your organization's network/telecom wiring closets. Typical closet designs can't handle the increased wattage and heat output of the PoE switches used to power IP phones.
In this white paper you'll learn:
• The basics of VoIP migration and implementation
• What issues to consider when upgrading network/telecom wiring closets for VoIP
• What cost-effective solutions are available to power and protect a VoIP network wiring closet
Until recently, many high-tech manufacturers – especially small and medium-sized businesses – have been able to survive by applying 80% of their operational focus to 20% or less of their critical customers and suppliers. That was then. The new mandate from channel masters is for more intense, collaborative relationships with fewer suppliers.
Networked business models are the wave of the future as we extend collaboration, knowledge sharing and networking beyond the corporate firewall to customers, partners and suppliers. Focusing resources on optimizing your relationships with these stakeholders can make you more resilient and adaptive to shifts in the market.