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16 Dec 2013  |  Global
Securing Identification During the Payment Process
Payment fraud continued to increase across Europe in 2012. France and the United Kingdom were the most notable market regions targeted. The increase of smartphones and tablets has changed the way people use professional and personal communication devices. During the payment process, risks are high, especially during a card not present (CNP) payment...
13 Dec 2013  |  Latin America
Telcos Spearheading Cloud Computing Adoption by Professionalizing their Business Strategy
Service providers throughout Latin America have been for years investing heavily to include Cloud Computing services into their portfolios. This study focuses on two of the regions main service providers with the most developed Cloud Computing portfolio. Datacenter capabilities, strengths and business strategies are reviewed.
10 Dec 2013  |  Global
Telecom Policy Change is Expected to Bring Adoption Gains
Unified communications (UC) technologies adoption in India is set to change with adjustments in India's telecom policy. The segments of the market researched and covered in this market insight are hosted services for audio, video, Web conferencing, call center, email, and voice. The market verticals covered include government; Internet technology (...
10 Dec 2013  |  Europe
03 Dec 2013  |  North America
Companies are Moving to Serve Customers Anytime, Anywhere Including Inside Stores
Todays customers expect companies to provide a consistent and high quality Customer Experience, regardless of channel, including walk-in retail. Omni-channel strategies that integrate the Web, contact center, and retail channels (and subject matter experts), are becoming increasingly prominent in pursuit of a quality Customer Experience. The di...
03 Dec 2013  |  North America
Growth in Hosted ACD, Chat, and Integration with UC Systems
Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the total number of contact center seats will shrink from 4.1 million in 2012 to 4 million by 2017. Even so, there are opportunities for vendors in this mature market. For example, consider hosted solutions. Hosted delivery allows companies to cut costs by buying only the applications and capacity they need, an attra...
22 Nov 2013  |  Europe
Cloud-based mPayments are Creating Immediate Business Opportunities for mPayment Service Providers
The value of transactions over mobile devices is predicted to grow exponentially over the next five years in Europe. The proliferation of tablets and smartphones are blurring the difference between the traditional online commerce and the mobile commerce markets. In-depth interviews with mobile network operators, card networks, financial institution...
18 Nov 2013  |  North America
Companies are Turning to Social Media Analytics to Gain Customer Insights
Social media contains information and insights that help companies identify issues, threats, trends, sales opportunities, and influential buyers. It provides knowledge about customers, partners, competitors, and employees, and it helps deepen customer and staff relationships. Social media analytics has emerged as a powerful tool to measure social-s...
31 Oct 2013  |  North America
Customer Collaboration is Emerging as an Effective Customer Sales and Support Tool
Customer collaboration, which includes conferencing, co-browsing, and remote support, can improve the customer experience in handling complex issues and in successfully concluding sales opportunities. It accomplishes these goals by enabling contact center agents to bring in knowledgeable colleagues and subject matter experts (SMEs) into the convers...
24 Oct 2013  |  Europe
Business Intelligence and Analytics to become the Top Investment Area for Energy Companies
Utilities have always dealt with data management, but the volume and velocity of data in a smart grid is something that they are not prepared for. Utilities do not know where to start with big data development. They have neither the requisite skills nor vision. First movers often search for help from ICT vendors, especially analytics software provi...