As you strive to deliver the speed your business demands, this new whitepaper from IDC provides the latest insights about the trends and challenges of delivering IT services in the new hybrid cloud world. You’ll also learn the characteristics at the heart of the new hybrid cloud platforms and find out more about how the right solutions and the right partner enables an extension of the cloud experience across your business in a way that’s open, flexible, and hybrid by design
Platform businesses are reshaping our economy and disrupting entire markets by seamlessly connecting buyers and sellers. However, processing payments and the exchange of value on a platform or marketplace can be challenging.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to evaluate the challenges that platforms and their sellers face, and the solutions they seek. Through a global online survey of 2,030 platform sellers and four in-depth interviews, Forrester found that platforms struggle to provide their sellers with much-needed payment capabilities, reporting, and customer support services with in-house resources alone. Meanwhile, sellers demand that platforms provide these services and will prefer platforms that are service-rich over platforms that are service-poor.
• The complexities of managing a platform force executives to divert resources, which stalls growth.
• Going global is easier said than done.
• Sellers will flock to platforms that simplify the process of sellin
Payments is an increasingly strategic area of focus for enterprises, impacting market expansion, customer experience, business model evolution and, ultimately, revenue growth. As the role of payments in business strategy continues to expand, enterprises need secure, reliable and scalable infrastructure to underpin their transaction acceptance and processing capabilities.
Stripe commissioned 451 Research to understand how large enterprise-scale merchants are thinking through their online payments infrastructure requirements. 451 Research surveyed 800 merchants across 8 countries, including a mix of business decision-makers from payments to finance to IT.
• 87% of mid- and large-sized businesses surveyed use the cloud as their dominant payments environment.
• Nearly two-thirds of respondents using the public cloud for payments have seen improvements in security, innovation and uptime, while nearly three in five cited improved scalability.
• Respondents using public-cloud-
Payments are essential to the success of marketplaces and platforms that connect buyers to sellers, where transactions are a critical component of customers’ satisfaction. Sellers seek fast and flexible payouts, while both sellers and buyers look for an integrated and seamless experience. With the increasing complexity of multi-party transactions on platforms, these expectations are difficult to meet.
Stripe commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Stripe Connect, an offering that allows marketplaces and platforms to accept payments from and send payouts to third parties.
Forrester’s interviews with four existing Stripe clients and subsequent financial analysis found that an organization based on these interviewed organizations experienced benefits of $6.1 million over three years versus costs of $1.3 million, adding up to a net present value (NPV) of $4.
Digital commerce is enabling businesses to rethink what they sell, how they sell, and where they sell. Fickle consumer and business buyers have come to expect an intuitive and instantaneous checkout process with multiple payment options. However, aging financial infrastructure and complex interdependencies between numerous parties make it difficult and expensive to accept payments online seamlessly and across markets and currencies.
Stripe meets these challenges with an API-based payments platform that abstracts away the complexities around payment gateways, acquiring banks, and credit card networks. To understand the impact of Stripe’s products on processing online payments, IDC interviewed Stripe customers and surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world about how they currently process and manage online payments.
• Many organizations are using Stripe as a foundational platform for their online businesses, with many of those also using Stripe Connect to run thei
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
One of Away’s core values is being “customer-obsessed”. But Away’s customer service agents had to constantly switch between systems to get the information they needed. Learn how Kustomer enabled them to deliver best-in-class customer experience, in real time.
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
The modern-day customer expects their needs to be met immediately, no matter the channel. Drive meaningful customer relationships, increase revenue streams and improve operational performance, with omnichannel support.
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Sep 13, 2019
To succeed in this new era of customer service, retailers must figure out how to personalize the way they connect with customers. Find out why personalizing your support strategy is crucial for your business — and how to do it.
Managing a large, diverse, and geographically dispersed fleet of client systems can be complex and time-consuming. With the increasing prevalence of smart, connected devices that are beginning to appear within the enterprise across industries, technology service organizations will face an explosive demand for a consistent approach to device management and security.
Using Intel AMT, service organizations can take simple and effective steps to enable more manageable client systems. They can streamline operations and create a consistent approach to managing a broad spectrum of devices. Powerful platform capabilities can help service organizations meet user needs, minimize downtime, and safeguard the enterprise. Service organizations can draw upon available solution reference architectures, implementation guides, and readily available tools from Intel and others to successfully activate Intel AMT and begin to realize its major benefits.
Security risks and breaches have become part of the daily landscape as companies and organizations of every size and in every vertical and industry announce that they have been compromised. In 2016 reported security breaches were up 40%, and this year is on pace to surpass that steep rise. Over the past year alone, there have been high-profile breaches in the gaming, financial services, hospitality, food service, consumer packaged goods, and retail sectors. Many of those breaches occurred due to vulnerabilities in applications and on websites. For example, this past April, the IRS announced a breach attributable to a tool designed to fetch data for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Rehab programs will experience a major infux of medically complex patients, including those with neurological conditions, in the coming decades. The drastic increase is being spurred by an aging population. For instance, stroke prevalence is expected to rise by 21% by 2030, and more than 1.2 million citizens are projected to have Parkinson’s disease.
This leaves rehab leaders with one signifcant question: What can be done to prepare for the increase of medically complex patients? By evolving to meet the needs of this changing population, rehab programs can successfully meet the challenge, providing patients with the highest level of care while achieving greater performance standards.
In this whitepaper, we’ll examine the three areas that drive the greatest impact on treating medically complex patients: • Clinical staff • Tech innovation • Patient and family member experience
Operational resilience is high on the regulatory agenda in the UK. A joint discussion paper in 2018 took a broader view of operational resilience to cover all risks to the provision of critical business services with a greater emphasis on recovery and response when incidents occur. Regulators now place the same importance on operational resilience as on financial resilience. This represents a fundamental shift that companies are at different stages of addressing. Based on discussions with clients and regulators here are ten conversations to help guide you through this new landscape.
Published By: NTT Ltd.
Published Date: Aug 15, 2019
As businesses are driven to digital transformation by changing market forces and customer expectations, many are looking to new technologies, including new infrastructure environments, as enablers. As a result, we are seeing a near-universal appetite for hybrid outcomes as business functions are executed across multiple on-premises and external infrastructure environments in pursuit of agility, cost, performance and other business benefits. Hybrid IT has become a key strategic imperative for a large portion of enterprises, impacting their IT objectives and expectations, and likely leading to new engagements with service provides for help designing, building and operating hybrid environments.
The client, under a managed services contract for infrastructure services, was dissatisfied with the existing service provider due to stagnant quality of support, lack of innovation and inferior/ deteriorating end user. They wanted reduced downtime and optimal operational metric, and enhanced end-user experience. LTI helped in executing a series of interventions as part of the “Amplified Outcomes” support model.
a. 30% reduction in TCO
b. 65% reduction in alerts
c. 70% reduction in P1 tickets
While NFV remains both technically and business relevant today, many communications service providers (CoSPs) have found implementation very complex. NFV implementation will require further evolution in order to fully address operational and business requirements. This white paper reviews factors currently driving the network virtualization evolution and examines the impact of adopting an innovative model based on software and hardware disaggregation.
Distributed cloud architectures will play an important role in Communication Service Providers’ network transformations. The distributed cloud will be made of numerous edge locations, from the customer premises to mobile base stations to central offices, each of which has its benefits and constraints. CSPs will need to consider attributes such as performance, availability, security, integration, and data and traffic volume to optimize the infrastructure for a myriad of workloads. Learn more about Heavy Reading’s survey results on CSPs adopting a distributed cloud strategy and delivering new services in this white paper.
5G services will place greater demands on the network in terms of peak data rates, connection density, and more. Learn how CoSPs are getting ready for 5G and how Intel® architecture is helping accelerate network transformation.
Discover how to revolutionize processing performance, data intelligence, customer experiences, and GRC.
The future of financial services will belong to those who can capture and capitalize on data. And it all begins with employing modern data strategies in four critical areas.
You’ll learn how to:
Leverage AI, machine learning and predictive analytics.
Get scalable, high-speed access to vast amounts of data.
Respond faster, become more competitive, and attract new customers.
It’s difficult to think of a force that’s having a more revolutionary impact on financial services than digitalization. It’s materially changing everything in this sector: the way processes work; the way services are offered; the customer experience; and the speed at which business is executed and where it happens.Digitalization is driving the innovation edge to exciting new horizons.
A guide to accelerating digitalization while inverting IT spend.
Published By: Nutanix
Published Date: Aug 22, 2019
Organizations can now fully automate hybrid cloud
architecture deployments, scaling both multitiered and
distributed applications across different cloud environments,
including Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Cloud
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This Forrester Wave report provides an analysis of 12 most significant Database-as-a-service (DBaaS) providers. These vendors were evaluated against 27 criteria, grouped into three categories: Current Offering, Strategy, and Market Presence.
Read the report and find out how each provider measures up in their market as Leaders, Strong Performers and Contenders.
Published By: ServiceNow
Published Date: Aug 02, 2019
To meet rising demands, hospitals and acute?care facilities are turning to stronger workflow management solutions to ensure time and resources are where they need to be – focused on the patients they serve. Learn how hospitals are driving Better Patient Experiences Through Workflow Technology
Rapid change is underway in the world of digital government. This is not only being driven by huge advances in technology, but also a global community unified by new thinking, bold ideas, and cost-effective, scalable solutions.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
The IT pendulum is swinging to distributed computing environments, network perimeters are dissolving, and
compute is being distributed across various parts of organizations’ infrastructure—including, at times, their extended
ecosystem. As a result, organizations need to ensure the appropriate levels of visibility and security at these remote
locations, without dramatically increasing staff or tools. They need to invest in solutions that can scale to provide
increased coverage and visibility, but that also ensure efficient use of resources. By implementing a common
distributed data services layer as part of a comprehensive security operations and analytics platform architecture
(SOAPA) and network operations architecture, organizations can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and improve operational