From Ebola preparedness to leading large-scale changes, today’s master’s degree programs are producing leaders eager to tackle this generation’s most pressing challenges.
Rahul Anand, MD, is chief epidemiologist at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, Connecticut, where he heads up all infectious disease prevention activities for the nonprofit integrated delivery network, from Ebola preparedness to hand washing. He’s also adjunct assistant professor in the department of medicine at the University of Utah, where he worked full time prior to moving to the East Coast. On top of that, he is one-third of the way through an MBA program at the University of Massachusetts Isenberg School of Management. It will take him another two years to finish the online program.
Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
Have you ever wished for an army of clones to do all your thankless tasks and chores? Well, that fantasy is becoming a reality—at least on the Internet. And while they may not be actual clones, bots have begun doing lots of digital dirty work.
Managing your relationship with bots—good and bad—has become an inherent part of doing business in a connected world. With more than half of online traffic initiated by autonomous programs, it’s clear that bots are a driving force of technological change, and they’re here to stay.¹
As bot technology, machine learning, and AI continue to evolve, so will the threats they pose. And while some bots are good, many are malicious—and the cybercriminals behind them are targeting your apps. Preparing your organization to deal with the impact of bots on your business is essential to developing a sustainable strategy that will enable you to grow as you adapt to the new bot-enabled world.
Online credentials have been stolen and compromised for almost as long as the Internet has existed. But in the past decade, the frequency of credential theft has increased and the tools and techniques used by cybercriminals have evolved.
Theft of user credentials has ramped up significantly for a number of reasons including:
Users are reusing the same usernames and passwords across multiple sites
Automated tools can take stolen credentials and test them on other sites at a massive scale
Many customers have high value assets that are extremely lucrative targets for cyberattacks
In this white paper, explore one of the most common threats to retailers – credential stuffing – and learn how Shape works with major retailers to shut these attacks down.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
The digitalization of business processes and the advent of mobile computing have given rise to the next generation of fraud. Cybercriminals have a variety of tools and techniques—as well as opportunities—to steal money and services. Furthermore, traditional fraud prevention tools often fail to stop this fraudulent activity.
Companies need a new approach to fraud prevention—one that stops fraud early and preserves the user experience. Companies with an online presence must have the ability to:
Detect and respond to fraudulent activity before incurring losses
Leverage human insight and machine learning to identify advanced fraud
Work with other fraud analysts to identify larger fraud trends and stop cybercriminals on a global scale
Block more fraud while reducing fraud prevention costs
This book explores how companies can leverage a next-generation fraud prevention solution to stop more fraud while reducing costs and providing a positive user experience for trusted customers.
Published By: Iovation
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
Account takeover. Synthetic identities. The security risks that financial services and online merchants face are endless, and the fraud landscape is changing dramatically. You not only need to be aware of how it’s evolving, but how to address these threats, protect your customers and your brand. iovation has analyzed data from our consortium made up of six billion devices seen, 55 million fraud reports, and thousands of fraud analysts to determine the most significant fraud trends and what you can do to combat them.
The stretch from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday is an online shopping free-for-all, but is your
ecommerce store making as much money as it could on the biggest sales days of the year?
This quick-look guide shows online store owners how to make more this holiday season. Your
profits go up when the middleman goes out—so say “goodbye” to Amazon and “hello” to Drip
as you cash in on Cyber Week.
When it comes to how you communicate
with customers, you’re faced with some
big decisions—one of them being whether
to use an ESP or ECRM. Both platforms
can deliver your email, but beyond that,
these tools are pretty different.
Getting the right roster of marketing
tools is critical no matter where your
brand is when it comes to growth. If
you’re just starting to sell online, you
need platforms that won’t hold you back
when you hit your stride. If you’re part
of a long-standing enterprise, whichever
platform you adopt needs to be able to
handle anything you throw at it while
exposing opportunities you might not
have noticed before.
See what each platform was built for,
which companies benefit the most from
each, and which you should choose to
reach your brand’s goals.
When online sellers first set up shop, they’re
laser-focused on spreading their brand far
and wide in order to rip open the customer
acquisition floodgates. After all, the goal for
any ecommerce startup is to get as many
eyes as possible off the competition and onto
But once an online store has found its footing
and settled into some steady traction, a new
obstacle rears its head: The Repeat Purchase.
The truth is, most of your customers will be
one-and-done shoppers with your store. But
what would happen if you could turn more
first-timers into lifers?
Live Chat software can help you to increase online sales conversions and customer service productivity - if you use it correctly. To maximize your live chat ROI it's important to select the right live chat vendor. This PDF provides some essential tips that you should consider in making the best selection.
As online fraud detection grows in complexity and demand, what qualities should security and risk management leaders look out for in a solution? Get key recommendations for navigating the online fraud detection market from Gartner Research.
READ THIS GUIDE TO FIND OUT:
Where the online fraud detection market is heading
A list of vendors in the online fraud detection space, and their capabilities
Recommendation for how to incorporate AI and machine learning into your fraud prevention approach
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.
Michigan State's online certificate programs provide business professionals and organizations concise, yet powerful professional development series - available wherever, whenever you have access to a computer and Internet connection.
The Supply Chain Management or Strategic Leadership and Management programs offer an unparalleled combination of academic excellence, expert knowledge, content quality and advanced technology.
Michigan State is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
The Broad School has been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1953, representing the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Across all industries, marketing increasingly plays a critical role in company growth. It is the marketer’s responsibility to help their organization retain, nurture, and increase their customer base—not an easy task. Having the right technology and skill set is essential to provide measurable ROI and deliver on the bottom line. Everything starts with the customer, and the tech needed to assist them on their buyer journey.
By harnessing a well-considered MarTech stack, marketers can bring order to the overwhelming volumes of data they collect from online and offline interactions with prospective and existing customers. Better yet, this technology enables you to make those insights actionable, meaning you can make informed decisions.
Download this ebook for eight practical steps your organization can take to put together a high-performance MarTech stack.
Published By: Marketo
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
Your website is the hub of interaction between your company and your customers, and in an increasingly competitive digital landscape, today's buyers aren't simply looking for a one-size-fits-all customer experience.
Web personalization empowers you to provide more relevant experiences to online visitors and speak to them with personalized messages at scale. It enables you to communicate across all marketing channels with a consistent voice and user experience that builds trust, engagement, revenue, and loyalty. In this ebook, discover how to:
Integrate web personalization into your marketing strategy
Incorporate cross-channel marketing in your web personalization strategy
Create content to maximize the impact of personalization
Leverage AI and machine learning to provide personalized web content
Measure impact and success
Choose the right web personalization tool for you
Build a website that accelerates engagement, conversion, and retention by downloading the Introductory Guide to
The Pro's and Con's of Frequency for online retailers.
There is a happy medium for the frequency of an email newsletter or special promotions. The more you mail in the short term, the more revenue you will see, but what are the long term effects?
The arrival of 3rd party data is changing the landscape of online targeting. There is an influx of companies offering these services. But, what works with your business model? How do you evaluate the options?
THE QUESTIONS YOU NEED TO KNOW AND WHY:
• Is there high fidelity data?
• Is the provided data stable?
• Is your partner built to last?
• Does your partner use a transparent methodology?
Download our guide to evaluating data providers and find out the importance and relevance of these terms and conditions.
Published By: Jobvite
Published Date: Feb 20, 2014
Some bad habits are easy to break—when you have the right tools.
Have you been clinging to old-school online resume searches? Scoffing at the idea of executive buy-in? Or believing candidates are the only ones who need to make a good first impression?
Uh-oh. You might want to read this eBook.
In “The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting,” Jobvite offers a list of common mistakes recruiters make—mistakes that can have dire consequences—along with insight on how to nip problem behaviors in the bud.
By shifting perspective to make more effective use of today’s advanced recruiting tools, recruiters can position themselves to be more strategic and successful at sourcing, engaging, and hiring top talent.
Knowledge workers today have a rich portfolio of team collaboration tools to help them get their jobs done, starting with email and encompassing texting, file sharing, online chat and message boards, social media and video conferencing. Yet collaboration across these tools can be a frustrating experience, due to the complexity of the technology and lack of integration. The good news: the application of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) enables more people to connect when and how they need to. And that makes for more productive teams.
The goal of this review is to educate customers on the capabilities that Cisco’s SD-WAN solution provides when working with Amazon Web Services (AWS). ESG describes Cisco’s solution and highlights the business value it can deliver to customers via its integration with AWS. ESG completed this summary as part of an AWS-commissioned report to review nine SD-WAN vendors. Readers should use this review as a starting point when investigating how they can leverage the combination of AWS and Cisco for business advantage.
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