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Published By: Truven Health Analytics     Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Healthcare organizations with strong bond ratings are regarded favorably from a financial perspective, of course. In addition, research by the Truven Health AnalyticsTM ActionOI® program shows that such organizations tend to excel in other categories, such as average length of stay and results of Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) surveys.
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Published By: Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services     Published Date: Aug 26, 2019
Research has demonstrated enhanced technology can improve communication between patients, families and care providers, improve motivation, and has the potential to effect better outcomes and higher levels of patient satisfaction. Additionally, better technology also makes the workplace more appealing to employees. With the investment and complexity involved, how can health systems utilize technology in the most efficient and effective ways to drive business results?
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Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services
Published By: ExpertVoice     Published Date: Sep 25, 2019
For the second year, we asked 500 panelists their feelings and perceptions regarding the state of brickand- mortar retail. The results may surprise you. Our research found that, although sales associates are generally viewed neutrally, specific sectors such as consumer electronics stores and momand- pop shops have a positive perception. Consumers seek out sales associates who are educated and able to help them make an informed purchase. Our results also confirmed prior reporting1 into the growing fluidity between e-commerce and traditional retail. More than 75 percent of our panelists reported frequently browsing online, then purchasing the product in-store. Sales associates who are educated about the products in their store are more likely to sell more. Brands that ensure that their sales teams have the proper product knowledge maximize the likelihood that consumers will purchase from them.
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Published By: Skillsoft     Published Date: Sep 25, 2013
HR execs are not finding their budgets rising at the same levels as their workforce requirements. By 2020, the global labor market faces a shortage of 38-40 million college educated workers and 45 million secondary educated workers1. Despite the change catalyst that the mounting crisis demands, many organizations have not adjusted their strategies. Why would an organization race to develop skills by investing the same portion of their budget in classroom approaches and build training that they could buy? To help organizations find a smarter way out of the talent crisis, the Director of Research at the world’s leading learning analytics firm compared the results of Skillsoft elearning to classroom and internally developed elearning benchmarks. The results were clear; Skillsoft provides a solid answer to the global talent imperative.
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Published By: Cantaloupe     Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
The hype about video search has just begun which means lots of questions, lots of new experts, and not enough time to sort through it all. This new whitepaper "An Effective Video SEO Strategy in Three Phases" will give you the blueprint for getting started and beyond. Learn all about: the 2 things you should be doing right now to improve your video search engine optimization; widespread myths about what works and what doesn't; Advanced tips for even greater results and more!
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cantaloupe, online video, social media, search, communication, facebook, twitter, seo, engagement
    
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Published By: BlackBerry Cylance     Published Date: Sep 18, 2019
There is now broad consensus among security professionals that artificial intelligence (AI) technologies can play an important role in reducing cyber risks. Exactly what that role is, however, and how it will evolve over time remains unclear for respondents to a new SANS Institute research study sponsored by BlackBerry Cylance. Opinions varied about the maturity of AI, its benefits and risks, and the baseline requirements for an AI-enabled security solution. Download the report today for the complete survey results and learn: 1) How perceptions of AI vary across industry sectors and organizational roles and responsibilities; 2) How AI technologies compare and contrast with human intelligence; 3) How machine learning is driving advances in the field; 4) What respondents believe to be the greatest risks and benefits of AI; and, 5) The most significant barriers to broader AI adoption.
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Published By: Alterian Inc     Published Date: May 04, 2010
Why read another little book about a BIG subject? Because a visitor on your website is your opportunity to engage, persuade, influence, and educate. The opportunity is fleeting as their mouse hovers over the back button to return to the thousands of search results for websites just like yours.
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alterian, web engagement
    
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Published By: Ricoh     Published Date: Mar 11, 2019
Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now key strategists who guide their organizations and give them the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1 In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around digital transformation. Organizations must transform how they operate and take advantage of new technologies to better engage customers and employees. Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation – overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to change, employees who want to upload files anywhere, and increased concerns about data security. CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: May 08, 2017
The gaming industry continues to grow rapidly, and it is projected to grow another 30% in the next three years1 . Online gaming is driving this growth as the industry is making a seismic shift from disk to digital. This shift comes with an abundance of opportunities and challenges, as digital gaming makes it easier than ever to get games into the hands of more players, in more places, in less time. TechValidate Research surveyed 131 Akamai Technologies, Inc. customer accounts to find out more about how gaming companies are innovating the marketplace and the challenges they need to overcome in order to do so. The results show the importance of web security, that acquiring and retaining new users is the biggest business challenge companies are facing, and that mobile is taking over as the most popular gaming platform.
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techvalidate, gaming industry, online gaming, akamai gaming, gaming growth
    
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Published By: SAP     Published Date: May 18, 2014
Over the course of several months in 2011, IDC conducted a research study to identify the opportunities and challenges to adoption of a new technology that changes the way in which traditional business solutions are implemented and used. The results of the study are presented in this white paper.
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sap, big data, real time data, in memory technology, data warehousing, analytics, big data analytics, data management, business insights, architecture, business intelligence, big data tools
    
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Jun 20, 2016
Research conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), sponsored by Oracle, provides answers. The results show that a proactive security strategy backed by a fully engaged C-suite and board of directors reduced the growth of cyber-attacks and breaches by 53% over comparable firms. These findings were compiled from responses by 300 firms, across multiple industries, against a range of attack modes and over a two-year period from February 2014 to January 2016. The lessons are clear. As cyber-attackers elevate their game, the response must be an enterprise solution. Only C-suites and boards of directors marshal the authority and resources to support a truly enterprise-wide approach. In sum, proactive cyber-security strategies, supported by senior management, can cut vulnerability to cyber-attack in half.
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security, c-suite, data, cyber risk, enterprise, management, economist, intelligence unit
    
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Independent technology research firm Forrester evaluated web application firewall (WAF) vendors and published the results in The Forrester Wave™: Web Application Firewalls, Q2 2018. Akamai Technologies emerged as one of the leaders after a comprehensive evaluation on 33 criteria. The report states that security pros require a WAF that will automatically protect web applications, stay ahead of zero-day attacks and protect new application formats including APIs and serverless architectures. The report also reveals detailed findings for the 10 most significant WAF vendors. Akamai’s Kona Site Defender was the top scorer in the zero-day attacks criterion and one of the select vendors rated a Leader, the highest-ranking level in the report.
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Published By: Dell     Published Date: Feb 04, 2016
Security risks have grown roughly in proportion to the meteoric growth in employee-owned mobile devices within the workplace. Meanwhile cyber-attacks are growing in sophistication and severity. According to data from a new IDG Research survey, these dynamics have IT decision makers scrambling to tighten and revise BYOD policies while addressing the holistic issue of endpoint security. Download this two-page paper detailing the IDG Research results and for expert advice on securing your organization’s data in an increasingly mobile world.
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security risks, byod, cyber attacks, byod policies
    
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Published By: HP     Published Date: Dec 05, 2014
An IDG Connect survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions reveals the challenges and opportunities that lay between the old style of IT characterized by cost-cutting and infrastructure silos, with the new style of IT driven by the technology trends of Mobility, Cloud and Big Data. These trends have created a significant increase in business expectations that will press IT organizations to rethink their economics, service delivery and business performance. This paper highlights voice-of-the-IT-buyer research results for insight on the challenges and opportunities for IT organizations to drive innovation, transformation and improved delivery against business expectations.
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server, performance, efficiency, application, infrastructure, information technology, mobility, cloud, storage, data, speed, software
    
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Published By: HPE     Published Date: Feb 11, 2015
An IDG Connect survey of 300 enterprise organization decision makers involved in hardware investment decisions reveals the challenges and opportunities that lay between the old style of IT characterized by cost-cutting and infrastructure silos, with the new style of IT driven by the technology trends of Mobility, Cloud and Big Data. These trends have created a significant increase in business expectations that will press IT organizations to rethink their economics, service delivery and business performance. This paper highlights voice-of-the-IT-buyer research results for insight on the challenges and opportunities for IT organizations to drive innovation, transformation and improved delivery against business expectations. Intel, the Intel logo, Xeon, and Xeon Inside are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.
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Published By: IBM APAC     Published Date: Jun 21, 2019
Companies with multicloud services are outperforming their peers on a number of metrics — and achieving the key objectives that led them to the cloud services model. Take a look at the IT ecosystem of any company today and there’s a good chance you’ll find it includes offerings from several cloud services providers. That’s certainly the case at mid- to large-sized companies with at least 500 employees, according to a recent survey conducted by IDG Research. The survey of 100 senior IT professionals found that 59% are already multi-cloud adopters — that is, using computing and storage services from two or more cloud providers. Another 31% of respondents say they plan to become multi-cloud organizations in the coming 12-24 months, with only 10% still in the “consideration” phase. The survey results also reveal interesting insights into the drivers behind multicloud adoption. The perennial desire to reduce IT costs remains important, but the respondents rate two other factors.
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Published By: LiveAction     Published Date: Jan 22, 2019
In December of 2018, Sirkin Research was commissioned by LiveAction to identify the top network challenges faced by enterprise-level organizations in complex, hybrid networks. The survey was sent to network and IT professionals predominantly in large mid-market and enterprise companies with at least 1000 employees. The results are based on perspectives from 204 survey respondents, and provide rich insights into the network performance challenges large organizations encounter daily.
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network performance, hybrid networks, networking
    
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Published By: Avanade DACH     Published Date: Jan 08, 2019
To compete in today’s world, business leaders are placing increased demands on IT. Unfortunately, many IT departments are not able to deliver future innovation with their current infrastructure, applications and processes. To meet these demands, IT must digitally transform the enterprise through the adoption of cloud native practices, allowing them to both optimize and transform their existing infrastructure and applications. Recent Avanade research supports this thinking, finding that 88% of senior IT decision-makers believe that IT modernization is crucial to addressing the emerging requirements of the digital business1 . On the upside, those surveyed also indicated that by modernizing their IT infrastructures they expect to deliver real business results, such as boosting annual revenue by 14%, while at the same time reducing business operating costs by 13%1 . For many, this sounds like a winning strategy but what does it mean to adopt cloud native approaches, and how does it impact
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Aug 08, 2013
Oracle’s Global Customer Experience report surveyed more than 1,300 executives across 18 countries on the state of customer experience. This study, one of the largest of its type ever undertaken, yields crucial new insights on the challenges, strategies and lessons learned for succeeding in the customer experience era. Visit the Global Customer Experience Survey Microsite to read the complete research results or to use the CX Benchmarking tool to see where your organization stands.
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Aug 15, 2013
Oracle’s Global Customer Experience report surveyed more than 1,300 executives across 18 countries on the state of customer experience. This study, one of the largest of its type ever undertaken, yields crucial new insights on the challenges, strategies and lessons learned for succeeding in the customer experience era. Visit the Global Customer Experience Survey Microsite to read the complete research results or to use the CX Benchmarking tool to see where your organization stands.
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customer experiences, customer service, oracle, rightnow cloud, cloud, crm
    
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Published By: Zendesk     Published Date: Jan 03, 2019
To successfully meet customer demands for more immediate, personalized attention, companies are leveraging new technologies that go beyond traditional voice and email. By implementing such channels as live chat, social media, mobile apps, SMS/text messages, self-help solutions, and more, companies can now be ready wherever and however the customer wants. The following report, sponsored by Zendesk, is based on an online survey of 1,044 U.S. consumers who have received online or phone customer service. The research goal was to better understand present customer expectations and to quantify the impact of customer service on business results. Questions were asked about past experiences with customer service, as well as preferences and opinions. Certain questions were repeated from a similar 2013 survey to enable trend analysis.
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