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Understanding And Mitigating DNS DDoS Attacks
Dyn
1/22/2015 5:49:44 PM
A DDoS Attack or distributed denial of service attack can happen to any online entity, at any time. By overwhelming your DNS infrastructure, malicious attackers can impair your website, tarnish your company’s reputation, and impact your bottom line. So what are your company’s risks and how can you mitigate them? Read this whitepaper and learn:

• How DDoS preparedness can protect your revenue and retain your customers
• How to identify a DDoS attack
• What monitoring tools are available to help you mitigate your company’s risks
Deliver Superior User Experiences With A Cloud-Based DNS Service
Dyn
1/22/2015 5:48:22 PM
Every user’s first interaction with your website begins with a series of DNS queries. Poor DNS performance can lead to slow page loads, dissatisfied customers, and lost business. However, you can improve results, contain costs, and make better use of valuable IT personnel by leveraging a cloud-based DNS service. Read this Ebook and Learn:

• The critical role DNS plays in the user experience
• The hidden costs, risks, and challenges of managing your own DNS infrastructure
• The performance, reliability, and security advantages of a cloud-based DNS service
Evaluating The Cost of A DDoS Attack
Dyn
1/22/2015 5:45:30 PM
DDoS attacks are on the rise. Growing in both frequency and sophistication, these distributed denial of service attacks compromise your website’s availability, your brand’s reputation and worse yet, your revenue. The average DDoS outage costs upwards of $882,000 in lost revenue and resources and the downtime can last from several minutes to several hours.

Take a few minutes to read this whitepaper, evaluate the potential risk and the potential cost a DDoS attack will have on your business and gain key tips on how to mitigate both.
Five Ways to Reduce Network Latency
Dyn
1/22/2015 5:44:28 PM
Whether your business is establishing brand awareness, driving online sales or executing a digital advertising strategy the fact of the matter is, your website performance matters. In fact, a 1 second delay in page load time results in a 7% loss in conversion, 11% fewer page views and a 16% decrease in customer satisfaction. To maintain uptime and reduce latency, look to your DNS network to establish efficiencies.

Read this whitepaper and learn how the following features benefit your bottom line:

• How to optimize the right equipment
• The importance of active monitoring,
• How to implement advanced features.
The Master List of DNS Terminology
Dyn
1/22/2015 5:42:11 PM
DNS is fundamental to everything that happens on the Internet. From visiting a website. opening a file or sending an email, DNS is the cornerstone to how your customers engage with your online presence. Whether you are a seasoned expert or just beginning to look into how DNS can improve the performance of your businesses’ services, let this quick guide to DNS terminology be your comprehensive one-stop shop.

By understanding DNS you will explore:

• How to increase web performance
• How to reduce latency
• Retain your loyal customers with a consistent end-user experience.
Five Ways To Prepare Your Infrastructure For Disaster
Dyn
1/22/2015 5:40:36 PM
Fewer than 1 in 6 small business have a disaster contingency plan and yet 57% of desktop users will abandon a site after waiting just 3 seconds for a webpage to load. When it comes to your business, it’s essential to bulletproof your infrastructure, ensure uptime and keep your customers from going to the competition. Read this whitepaper and learn the 5 ways to keeping your network up and your customers happy.

Tips include:

• How prepared your data center is with our Data Center Evaluation Checklist
• How failover and load balancing maintains up-time
• Why a short TTL and active monitoring will reduce latency
Best Practices in Customer Experience Management
Confirmit
1/19/2015 12:44:32 PM
It seems logical that retailers should ask ‘what do customers want?’ but in today’s environment it is much more useful to ask ‘what’s the difference between what we think our customers want and what they’re really asking for?’

Now, there are more opportunities than ever to get answers to this question. The combination of modern communications and sophisticated Voice of the Customer programs give customers the capacity to engage with brands across a wide range of channels.

Read this short Best Practice Guide, produced in conjunction with imrg, to understand how retailers can:

• Get to the heart of what their customers really want using VoC
• Implement mobile as part of a wider VoC program
• Integrate VoC with other business systems for wider context
• Use a simple engagement model to build a successful VoC program.
The Confirmit Guide to Customer Centricity
Confirmit
1/19/2015 12:40:53 PM
Brands face the growing challenge that customer feedback is coming thick and fast, across multiple channels, in both structured and unstructured form. Making sense of it and transforming it into a driver for effective change with tangible outcomes can become overwhelming very quickly.

A robust Voice of the Customer (VoC) program offers organizations the best opportunity to accurately and effectively tap into this valuable source of feedback. But there are many obstacles along the way.

Read this comprehensive guide, produced in conjunction with mycustomer.com, to discover the route to VoC success through:

• The five stages of implementing a VoC program
• Integrating VoC with other data systems
• Adding mobile to your VoC program
• Capturing VoC through your frontline staff
• Empowering staff to improve customer experience.
Why it's Time For A Next Generation Store Network Architecture
HughesON
1/19/2015 11:48:01 AM
Shoppers expect to use the digital domain to inform their purchase decisions anytime and anywhere, even when they intend to complete their shopping experience in the store. And when they get to the store, they expect store employees to have that information at their fingertips too, in order to serve them better. To support consumers’ omni-channel shopping behaviors, product information, inventory availability, and customer profile and order information must be current and available throughout the enterprise to enable real time visibility anytime and anywhere.

New demands for a harmonized shopping experience put tremendous pressure on the stores, which for the past generation have been designed around customer self-service. But retailers are realizing that "no store is an island", and that success will be driven by digital enablement from now on. That requires a network and a new generation of network-centric information systems that enable access to rich information – accurately and in real-time.
The Power of One - Vodafone Pulls It All Together to Make M2M Work
Vodafone
1/16/2015 9:53:20 AM
M2M is one of Vodafone’s key strategic growth initiatives, through which it delivers end-to-end M2M solutions including connectivity, integrated terminals, and applications in partnership with more than 50 M2M ecosystem partners.

The success of this strategy seems to be working, as for three consecutive years, Vodafone’s M2M services have been atop Analysys Mason’s independent M2M annual scorecard, which measured capabilities of global telecommunication service providers.

The key value proposition Vodafone offers to customers is the Power of One, which means a single global contract, global SIM, global price, global interface, global support, and global invoice. With Power of One, Vodafone can simplify planning, deployment, and management of M2M solutions for global customers.

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Risk to Consumers, Public Safety and National Security
Neustar
1/16/2015 9:52:32 AM
Critical telecommunications database could be transitioned under FCC process

Everybody from consumers, to emergency response, law enforcement and national security agencies, to state regulators, to carriers themselves rely on a routing database established as a result of the Telecom Act of 1996. This database, called the Number Portability Administration Center (NPAC), is a critical part of our national infrastructure.

A poorly planned transition of the data and technology in the NPAC could result in the service failing, consumers not being able to keep their phone numbers when they change service providers, and service providers not able to compete on a level playing field.

This Strategic Solutions Series examines some of the specific concerns with the NPAC vendor selection process and what the potential transition has to do with neutrality, transparency, cost, transition, and timeline.

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The GetWireless Advantage
GetWireless
1/16/2015 9:51:26 AM
GetWireless is a value-added distributor of cellular-based solutions. It prides itself on its experience, integrity, and knowledge, all of which the company says enables it to provide an unmatched level of customer service.

The company is heavily invested in the mobility and industrial marketplaces. Within the mobility space, their cellular data solutions address applications such as police car connectivity, fleet tracking, school bus safety, and taxi payment systems. Within the industrial space, their cellular data solutions address applications such as smart grid connectivity, automated meter reading, digital sign control, and commercial lighting.

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The Business Benefits of Better Sound
VXi
1/16/2015 9:50:19 AM
Better Agent/Customer Engagement = Happier Customers = More Sales

Running a successful contact center is challenging, to say the least. What can you do to keep customers satisfied? How do you hold on to your best agents? And of course, what can be done to increase revenue?

In a recent study testing noise canceling headsets, VXi headsets produced a significant improvement to each of these challenges. Overall average hold time fell 17 percent, while revenue per call showed a net increase of 21 percent compared to the control group.

VXi headsets are designed and engineered to deliver the best possible clarity and intelligibility, so every word on both sides of the conversation is both heard and understood.

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Homegrown M2M Platform
Vodafone
1/16/2015 9:48:02 AM
Enables Vodafone to Be More Responsive
The Vodafone Global M2M Platform enables users to quickly and efficiently change rate plans, provision SIMs, run reports, change settings, perform diagnostic queries, and more. It includes such features as location-based services, device management and a business rules engine, and Vodafone continues to add new features to expand on the platform’s core premise.


The key benefit to Vodafone’s Global M2M Platform is operational efficiency. Because they provide a global roaming SIM, with a single contract, single help desk, single network interface and single Web Interface and API set, they can allow a very small organization to operationally manage deploying devices to over 190 countries and provinces. It’s the build-once, deploy-anywhere model.

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Customer Focus: An Interview with Smart Metering Systems PLC
Stream
1/14/2015 3:19:19 PM
Smart Metering Systems PLC is the leading independent provider of connections, metering, and automated meter reading services to industry and major utility companies in the U.K. In 2009, SMS made a strategic decision to transform its business from a customer service organization to a customer experience business. At the same time SMS introduced smart meter technology and data management services to its customer base, providing a valuable additional service at a very competitive price point.

In this Strategic Solutions Series, you will hear their success story.
Vodafone Helps to Keep Lively Subscribers Connected
Vodafone
1/14/2015 3:18:19 PM
Lively, a company which offers a solution to aide senior citizens to live independently, offers customers sensors which track movement and an emergency alert watch. The sensors measure movement and can be placed on a multitude of surfaces to provide remote parties visibility into the daily activities of the senior citizens. Additionally, the emergency alert watch deliv¬ers superior functionality in a more attractive form factor, which increases the use of such devices

Ensuring these solutions work and that the connectivity to support them is affordable, available, and reliable is of key importance. That’s why Lively chose Vodafone’s machine-to-machine technology.
Altair Semiconductor Addresses IoT with LTE-Specific Solutions
Altair Semiconductor
1/14/2015 3:17:06 PM
Altair Semiconductor, a chipset company that has been in business for a decade, offers LTE-only chipsets. This year the company aims to disrupt the M2M/IoT space with the introduction of an optimized LTE-only chipset. This second-generation LTE chipset, called FourGee-3800/6300, sets the industry benchmark for perfor¬mance/cost and power consumption.
Enghouse Interactive Tells Businesses to Get Ready for Polarised Customer Service
Enghouse Interactive
1/13/2015 11:19:49 AM
A new survey from Enghouse Interactive, polling the views of more than 2,000 adults across the UK, has revealed a stark generational divide when it comes to consumers’ likes and dislikes in engaging with businesses and brands.
Tablets are Transforming Business Processes: Best Practices for Tablets in Your Business
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC
1/12/2015 7:47:20 PM
The ways in which people live and work have changed dramatically over the past few years, and businesses that want to stay competitive must react and respond accordingly. With well over one-third of employees working from home or the road, organizations must find new ways to improve business processes and drive revenues from all areas of the organization.

A Frost & Sullivan survey of more than 1,000 IT decision-makers in the US and Europe revealed that in almost half of all companies, employees are using tablets for business purposes—and that number is expected to increase by more than 10% in the next two years.

In this white paper, Frost & Sullivan provides specific examples of how Manufacturing firms, healthcare organizations, retail businesses and transportation are deploying the devices to speed decision-making, improve the customer experience, staff appropriately, educate employees and partners, and maintain quality and regulatory control over all their products and services.

In this paper we discuss:

- The rise of tablets in the enterprise
- How tablets are transforming business processes
- Research on top reasons for providing mobile apps to employees
- Use-case studies from specific industries
- Choosing the right tablet for the task
5 Reasons Why Multi-Tenant Unified Communications Beats Multi-Instance
ThinkingPhones
1/9/2015 2:46:32 PM
We were recently asked for our thoughts on multi-tenancy vs. multi-instance architectures and which made better sense for cloud unified communications (UC) service deployment. You might wonder why anyone would care about this, as long as the services work. But the thing is, the multi-tenant vs. multi-instance debate uncovers fundamentally different approaches to delivering UC in the cloud.
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