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Gartner Report: How to Select Live Chat Applications for Customer Engagement
Nuance
Live chat apps are fast becoming a vital engagement channel, but too often they’re just seen as a way to get costs down, rather than a way to enhance the customer experience and increase sales.

The truth is, with the right app, there’s so much more you could be getting from your live chat investments beyond lowering service costs.

Read “How to Select Live Chat Applications for Customer Engagement” to discover the six steps Gartner recommends for selecting a live chat app, and learn why we believe it’s so important to:

• Understand the many use cases for live chat in your organization—and why you need both reactive and proactive chat
• Identify all the customer engagement and knowledge management systems live chat should integrate with
• Integrate live chat with other engagement channels, including virtual assistants and messaging, to see even bigger benefits
• Make live chat an integral part of your long-term customer engagement strategy
The ROI of Digital Customer Engagement: 8 examples of companies winning big with virtual assistants and live chat
Nuance
Digital engagement channels, whether through self-service options like a virtual assistant or through the one-on-one personal attention of live chat, give customers the personalized, immediate assistance they want.

On their own, they deliver fast, contextual assistance while cutting the cost-to-serve and taking strain off the contact center. But, the best experiences—the most satisfying, personalized and efficient ones—are delivered through a combination of self-service and human-assistance.

Download this guide to learn why forward-thinking organizations are increasingly opting for an integrated strategy, where live chat and virtual assistants work together seamlessly, and the results they’re achieving:

• A global airline achieved an 80% first contact resolution rate
• A major cruise line realized a $16M increase in revenue
• A global shipping and delivery company handled 50% of inquiries without human intervention

If you’re considering adopting live chat or a virtual assistant, read these case studies to see the benefits you could reap—and why the technologies work better together.
Forrester Report: The Top 10 Chatbots for Enterprise Customer Service
Nuance
Customers love to self-serve—in fact, 44 percent of US consumers prefer interacting with chatbots over humans for customer service. As enterprises, governments and other organizations look to add chatbots and virtual assistants, vendors have been scrambling to meet demand—yet most don’t seem to meet expectations for brands or users.

Download Forrester’s new research report “The Top 10 Chatbots For Enterprise Customer Service” to see which ones are truly capable of providing the firepower needed for a genuine enterprise deployment.

You’ll learn:
• What’s driving the intense demand for enterprise-grade chatbots for customer service
• The methodology behind Forrester’s assessment, and the critical evaluation criteria to consider
• Why Forrester named Nuance’s intelligent virtual assistant the top solution

This report is a must-read if you’re serious about delivering the kind of virtual assistant experience that wows customers—boosting your brand reputation and bottom line in the process.
3 High-Impact Use Cases For Contact Center Analytics
Nuance
Considering that across industries, reports show that superior customer experience correlates to faster revenue growth, your entire contact center strategy should be designed to deliver an ever-improving customer experience. What makes your customers feel appreciated and valued? What processes could annoy or frustrate them? How can you turn superior experience into revenue?

The answers to these questions lie in the constant influx of new data generated each day by your customers, and analytics holds the key to your ability to gaining visibility into the data and the opportunities they create. With data analytics, you will be able to understand what drives satisfying customer experiences in your contact center and how you can improve your processes to exceed customer expectations.
Reduce Compliance Risk With Interaction Analytics
Nuance
Today’s customer service expectations are more complex than ever before, requiring omnichannel experiences, personalization, contextual continuity, and speed. As if that’s not hard enough, contact centers also have to comply with often complicated or vague regulatory requirements that can make it harder to meet client needs without increasing compliance risk.

Interaction analytics can help. By leveraging these technologies, contact centers can add protections to reduce the risk of compliance violations , protecting both agents and businesses without compromising customer experience
Colocation for Financial Services: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities
Coresite
Advanced technology is no longer just a means for financial services companies to differentiate themselves. Today, it’s necessary just to stay operational. It’s not surprising then, that financial services companies place a higher priority on digital transformation than any other industry. This eBook explores how companies like trading platforms, lenders, payment processors, asset managers, credit-card companies, insurance agencies, investment banks, and many others, can enable digital transformation without creating new risk factors or compliance challenges.
Beyond Data and Graphs: Putting Analytics to Work in the Contact Center
Nuance
The conversations between your customers and agents contain invaluable insights—if you have the right tools to easily interpret and act on the findings.

Read this Frost & Sullivan white paper to learn how a best-in-class analytics solution can transform oceans of interaction data into actionable insights to help you enhance the customer experience, boost agent performance, improve fraud detection and better manage risk and compliance.

Download the white paper to learn:

- Why 50% of organizations fail at turning customer data into actionable insights

- Key characteristics to look for in an analytics solution

- Top analytics use cases that deliver the most business value
High Performance, Real-time Data Architecture for the Internet of Things
GridGain
Over the last decade, Internet of Things (IoT) adoption has exploded. Today there are more connected
devices than people. These devices range from smart phones and wearables, to connected vehicles, to
industrial equipment, and more. By 2020, Gartner expects the IoT to have over 20 billion connected things,
a conservative estimate compared to other analysts.

The information generated by billions of connected devices requires an enormous amount of real-time
processing and storage. Some connected cars now upload 25GB of data per hour. A connected airplane
can generate a petabyte a flight. But to realize the benefits of IoT, you need to decide which use cases to
tackle first. You also need to choose the right architecture and set of technologies that can process large
data streams, identify important events and react in real-time.

Many companies who have succeeded with IoT have solved their challenges around speed, scalability and
real-time analytics with in-memory computing. Across these deployments some common architectural
patterns have emerged. This whitepaper explains some of the most common use cases and challenges;
the common technology components, including in-memory computing technologies; and how they fit into
an IoT architecture. It also explains how Apache® Ignite™ (Ignite) and GridGain® are used for IoT.
Just Add Weather: How Weather Insights Can Grow Your Bottom Line
The Weather Company, An IBM Business
Analytics and data management can help you increase revenues and reduce costs caused by weather. Every industry has to plan for weather events, and The Weather Company offers the tools to learn how weather impacts revenues and cost, by vertical.

This whitepaper discusses how to measure weather’s impact on organizations globally and across industries through survey results from 1,000 global C-level executives representing 13 industries and 15 countries.

You will gain insight into what inhibits organizations from deriving more insights from weather data and why weather has a significant impact on business decision-making and your bottom-line.
Building a Product with a Remote Development Team in 2018
Ciklum
Hiring the right people and remaining focused is crucial when partnering with other firms for software development, which has become more popular than ever. No matter the scale, there are a few things every organization needs to consider before deciding on a digital solutions provider.


FIND INSIDE:
• How much the companies will spend on IT up to 2022
• What questions managers should ask themselves to evaluate the scope, scale, and strategy of the projects
• Benefits and challenges of local, nearby and offshore teams
• How to be on the same page when it comes to the product development lifecycle
• What to know about working with a remote development team other than the cost-effectiveness


Read the whitepaper full of tips from Ciklum clients and learn what you should know before working with a remote team
10 Benefits of 4Voice’s Business VoIP Solutions Infographic
4voice
Download our infographic and find out the top 10 reasons why customers can’t get enough of 4Voice’s top quality service, white glove customer care, and upfront competitive costs!
Quick-Start Guide to Upgrading Your Office from Landlines to VoIP:
4voice
Let’s face it, office transitions rarely occur without a hitch. Fortunately, VoIP systems are known for their simplicity, quick and easy installation and great prices. Ensure a smooth transition of your office phone upgrade by downloading our manual below!
13 Problems that Upgrading your Office to a VoIP Solution Can Solve:
4voice
Businesses operating on outdated technology are quickly falling behind their more modern competitors. Despite the clear benefits of adopting new technologies, many CEOs avoid transitions that could slow progress, monopolize management time and decrease productivity. Phone systems, however, are becoming more advanced and affordable, and modern VoIP solutions can solve common problems without decelerating growth or diminishing overarching business goals
Flash Foward: Making Flash Storage a Reality for the Mid-Sized Business
Softchoice
IDC predicts that by 2020, there will be 44 trillion gigabytes of digital data in the world.

Organizations capture more of it every day, from a massive range of sources. Aside from structured corporate files, they ingest huge quantities of unstructured information. Everything from corporate websites and email platforms to customer surveys and employee opinion polls generates data.

Meanwhile, emerging technologies like machine-learning, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have prompted a spike in the volume of data.

It all has potential value to the business.

Yet, keeping up with the expanding data universe isn’t a simple matter of finding more space. How organizations store and manage data is as important as the capacity for storage. Analyzing these data resources empowers the business to make better, data-driven decisions.
This new reality has led to widespread adoption of big data and predictive analytics. It has also meant a rapid growth in the number of business applications that rely on data-intensive workloads. In many environments, the performance of core IT applications is critical. To gain the most from data analytics, the business ...find out more!
Five Stages of IoT
BSQUARE
IoT is a Progression. To reap the greatest return, it is important to look at IoT not just as a journey but a maturity progression as your organization’s needs change. Moving along the path to full IoT can be broken down into five stages. This whitepaper will discuss each stage and the increasing levels of benefits that come with each. Advancing through all five stages culminates in holistic, intelligent, automated IoT systems that deliver the broadest range of positive outcomes for multiple business goals.
Bridging the gap between IT and OT with IoT for Oil & Gas
BSQUARE
Digital transformation is a major disruptive force facing oil & gas companies today. The rise of “smart” equipment and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has forced industrial organizations to rethink the way they look at physical assets and operations. But in trying to keep up with rapidly advancing technology, it’s easy to overlook the organizational evolution necessary to adapt successfully.
Now, as IIoT adoption mounts, pressure to demonstrate quick ROI is intensifying. Maximizing time to value requires strategy and coordination – which means operators must align the divided worlds of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT). In this white paper you’ll discover:

• Factors involved in IT-OT integration
• Benefit potential of aligning the two for your business
• How you can optimize ROI with IT-OT convergence
THREE COLOCATION MYTHS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS SHOULD LEAVE BEHIND
CoreSite
Exploring Security, Compliance, and Performance in Healthcare IT
4 Myths About Credential Phishing
Okta
When it comes to phishing, knowledge is power. We tend to underestimate the impact of phishing on the enterprise and assume our existing defense strategies are sufficient to combat these attacks.

To understand phishing means understanding one of the most common methods used by attackers to breach and maneuver within our networks, and to do that we need to dispel a few myths. Read this white paper to learn about phishing tactics and the key steps to building a complete security strategy that protects against credential phishing.
Solution Brief: Protect Against Data Breaches
Okta, Inc.
Identity management is becoming increasingly important in this era where massive data breaches and credential harvesting are a regular occurrence. To make matters worse, mobility and cloud have increased the attack surface. Businesses that have unreasonable expectations from users on access hygiene, and rely on fragmented or manual error prone processes are at a great risk. Read more on Okta's modern approach to centralizing identity management, enabling strong authentication, reducing the attack surface and enabling rapid response.
Multi-factor Authentication Deployment Guide
Okta, Inc.
As threats to password security have increased in recent years, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has rapidly gained adoption as a method for increasing the assurance of authentication for consumer and enterprise web and mobile applications.

In this guide, we review the results of a survey completed in partnership with IDG displaying your peers' focus on strong authentication, security, and IAM. We highlight how to select the most secure MFA solution and policies for your organization. Finally, we provide further practical advice for building multi-factor authentication for applications, based on our observations working with engineering and product teams.
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