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By: IBM     Published Date: May 30, 2008
This white paper, authored by industry analyst IDC, explores the problems confronting IT organizations today as they seek to bring data together from disparate sources in order to achieve better information coherence, operational efficiency, and more effective overall governance. Specifically, the paper considers the problems posed by the complexity of "data integration" technology in terms of its configuration and maintenance. It looks at the utility of a grid computing approach in providing scalability and manageability for "data integration" and considers how an appliance approach can further reduce cost and risk for customers.
Tags : information management, data integration, blade server, ibm, leveraging information, ibm li, li campaign
     IBM
By: IBM     Published Date: May 30, 2008
Not all data is created equal, however, and deriving business value from information dispersed over many different sources means integrating, analyzing and optimizing heterogeneous types and sources of information throughout its lifecycle. Find out how, when deployed together in the same environment, IBM TotalStorage Productivity Center, IBM System Storage SAN Volume Controller and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager deliver the core technologies need to help customers tier their storage based on classes of service.
Tags : information lifecycle, information management, tivoli, storage management, leveraging information, ibm, ibm li, li campaign
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By: IBM     Published Date: May 30, 2008
People drive your business. Whether you are a customer, supplier, owner, or employee, it is cultivating and maintaining those people relationships within and beyond your company that determine how well you will fare in the marketplace. This is why IBM knows that it is important that you have ultimate choice and flexibility to work the way you want.
Tags : ibm, ep campaign, ibm ep, collaboration, relationship management, information management, desktop management, lotus notes
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By: IBM     Published Date: May 29, 2008
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
Tags : data management, mdm, data lifecycle, master data management
     IBM
By: IEX     Published Date: May 27, 2008
Since the cost of staffing in most call centers is between 60 and 70 percent of the total budget, the incremental benefits of selecting the best solution for your operation and implementing it successfully are significant. Companies in the market for a workforce management tool today face a mind-boggling array of choices. Automated workforce management systems range from quite simplistic to highly complex, with a wide range of price tags to match. This paper will help contact center managers navigate the choices.
Tags : call center management, customer service, workforce management, contact management, iex, contact center, call center
     IEX
By: IEX     Published Date: May 27, 2008
Customers and business leaders alike demand a great deal of contact centers which cannot easily be met using the simplistic approaches used to develop early, isolated contact centers. In order to provide a top-shelf customer experience, contact centers must adopt sophisticated processes which can evaluate and route calls quickly and effectively to the right agent, and which schedule agents based on their abilities as well as predicted call demand.
Tags : call center management, customer service, workforce management, contact management, iex, contact center, call center
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By: IEX     Published Date: May 27, 2008
As more companies seek out performance management capabilities to gain a competitive advantage or keep pace with rivals who have already established an edge, the decision to build or buy a performance management solution must be considered. This paper will walk readers through the pros and cons of the build versus buy debate in order to help make practical business decisions for long-term success.
Tags : call center management, customer service, workforce management, contact management, iex, contact center, call center, performance management
     IEX
By: RenderX     Published Date: May 27, 2008
If you're producing transactional customer communications such as statements, invoices, policy notifications, or shipping documents, you probably already have some of the basic elements you need to start using TransPromo to take your marketing campaigns to the next level. TransPromo advertising in a PDF, PostScript and AFP electronic and print format can easily be injected into your application with RenderX.
Tags : transpromo, xml, xsl fo, pdf, postscript, afp, xep, direct advertising
     RenderX
By: Clickatell     Published Date: May 20, 2008
To attract and retain customers, financial institutions today must be able to provide customers with real-time, reliable information about their bank accounts and transactions, no matter where they are located. Anywhere access to actionable account information helps customers control their finances, fight fraud, and conduct their lives more efficiently.
Tags : clickatell, location based services, mobile marketing
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By: Clickatell     Published Date: May 20, 2008
In meeting the challenges of an increasingly competitive banking landscape, Standard Bank seeks to differentiate itself by providing the highest levels of service to its customer base. An integral part of achieving this goal has been its partnership with Clickatell to deliver personalized and relevant messaging to bank customers via their mobile phones.  Read this case study to learn more.
Tags : customer centric messaging, clickatell, standard bank, mobile marketing
     Clickatell
By: Upstream Works     Published Date: May 15, 2008
It’s not surprising that first contact resolution (FCR) is becoming a high priority among forward-looking contact center managers. Increasing the percentage of contacts resolved during the initial contact provides three great benefits; customer satisfaction goes up, operating costs go down, and contact-center generated revenue goes up. There are also potential downsides, like extended handle time as agents strive to keep the caller on-line until the issue can be resolved.
Tags : customer, customer satisfaction, customer service, call center, call center management, contact center management, upstreamworks, upstream works
     Upstream Works
By: UsedCisco.com     Published Date: May 14, 2008
An incredible array of organizations from both the public and private sector are buying pre-owned. These organizations include global public commercial enterprises, small businesses, ISP's, telecoms, non-profits, local and US government, military and educational institutions of all kinds. An overwhelming majority of the customers we've surveyed mention the same fact - they just didn't know pre-owned was a real, safe and viable option. In this guide, we'll present you with critical information you need to make the switch.
Tags : pre-owned, used, cisco, usedcisco, used cisco, green, cost, usedcisco.com
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By: Tealeaf     Published Date: May 12, 2008
While many companies believe they are delivering adequate online experiences, their customers are in pain. Why do most organizations miss the mark? Improving online customer experience requires organizations to have one view of the online customer and to utilize a common language when discussing customer experience.  Tealeaf gives you insights via their new guide, "Building an Online Customer Experience Competency: Five Steps".
Tags : tealeaf, customer experience, website development, web development, customer experience/engagement
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By: CA WA     Published Date: May 12, 2008
Although typically thought of as an artifact of legacy computing, batch processes remain vital to today’s real-time enterprises. Behind the real time systems that power the real time enterprise, such as customer order fulfillment, account management, supply chain scheduling and optimization, or financial trading systems, are regularly-updated back office business systems. Over the years, batch technology has evolved from script-based automation to rules or policy-driven workload automation.
Tags : bpa, business process automation, soa, service oriented, workload automation, ca wa
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By: CA WA     Published Date: May 12, 2008
While companies cope with increasing demands for speed from their customers, shareholders and customers alike demand that they make these changes cheaply, with minimal risk and with as few people resources as possible. Is there any way to meet these challenges? Take another look at modern enterprise job scheduling to see how it enables the real-time environment (RTE).
Tags : ca wa, workload automation, web services, service oriented, soa, service level, sla
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By: BlueArc Corporation     Published Date: Apr 24, 2008
It’s no secret: The scale and pace of business change today is challenging all of us to do more -- better, faster and with ever greater efficiency. Customers are demanding more and wanting it now. Market expectations for product and process innovation are growing. Mergers and acquisitions in many industries are at or near all-time highs. Complex global supply chains and highly distributed organizations are the norm.
Tags : bluearc, it management
     BlueArc Corporation
By: IBM     Published Date: Apr 23, 2008
This Q&A-style article from CIO Green Edge Zone covers some of the many ways businesses can benefit through green technologies. Becoming more energy efficient not only dramatically reduces power costs, but can actually help companies improve operational efficiencies, increase productivity, enhance customer service and heighten brand awareness.
Tags : ibm, opt it, ibm opt it, green, environmental, environment, productivity
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By: SilverStorm Technologies     Published Date: Apr 21, 2008
If you think you know sales, you likely are bringing to this topic a history and track record that has served you well.  This paper attempts to offer the cautionary warning that what has worked in your past may not serve your current  sales reps as well today, and could actually hurt their performance. Sales 1.0 was about lone wolves, product superiority,  proven skills and making the number.
Tags : landslide, customer relationship, customer loyalty, loyalty, crm, sales, sales, sales 2.0
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By: Landslide Technologies     Published Date: Apr 21, 2008
If you think you know sales, you likely are bringing to this topic a history and track record that has served you well.  This paper attempts to offer the cautionary warning that what has worked in your past may not serve your current  sales reps as well today, and could actually hurt their performance. Sales 1.0 was about lone wolves, product superiority,  proven skills and making the number.
Tags : landslide, customer relationship, customer loyalty, loyalty, crm, sales, sales, sales 2.0
     Landslide Technologies
By: Quocirca     Published Date: Apr 09, 2008
Today, many organizations are increasingly reliant on software application development to deliver them competitive edge. Simultaneously, they are progressively opening up their computer networks to business partners, customers and suppliers and making use of next-generation programming languages and computing techniques to provide a richer experience for these users. However, hackers are refocusing their attention on the vulnerabilities and flaws contained in those applications.
Tags : quocirca, application security, security
     Quocirca
By: Burton Group     Published Date: Apr 08, 2008
In this Methodologies and Best Practices document, Burton Group Research Director Daniel Blum recounts customer perspectives on the anti-malware battlefield playing out at the enterprise level. The document explores lessons learned, and what keeps customers awake at night even after good defensive strategies are in place. The Reference RFI alone is valuable for those switching anti-malware products, or seeking new ones.
Tags : burton group, best practices, malware, security, email security, network security, content filtering
     Burton Group
By: ASG Software Solutions     Published Date: Apr 02, 2008
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.
Tags : asg, cmdb, bsm, itil, bsm, bsp, metacmdb, configuration management
     ASG Software Solutions
By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 28, 2008
As the old adage says, "Information is power." The ability of an organization to best understand the behaviors and needs of its customers and partners, manage effective processes with timely insight, target new opportunities, and ensure that it is operating in a compliant and financially responsible manner on a day-to-day basis provides a foundation for innovation and success, let alone its survival.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 28, 2008
More than likely you’ve heard quite a bit about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and how it holds the promises of quicker response to market trends, improved customer services and lower application development costs. From an infrastructure perspective, an SOA implementation contains all the same pieces and parts as your traditional environment.
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By: IBM     Published Date: Mar 28, 2008
Managing different international hotel brands is far from simple. Each brand needs to develop and preserve its own identity in order to drive differentiation and minimize inter-brand competition. In the modern hospitality sector, Web sites provide an important first point of contact for potential customers, so it is particularly important for each brand to have its own individual look and feel on the Web.
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