We evaluate enterprise LAN vendors providing wired and wireless access layer connectivity. Network leaders should evaluate vendors based on their ability to offer the same network applications across both the wired and wireless infrastructure and address new IoT challenges.
Steel Dynamics had a confusing mix of contact lists and brochures for more than a dozen benefit vendors. They knew they needed a strategic partner to help them transform the employee user experience. Castlight Health was that partner. They gave the steel maker a way to provide employees with a single place to access and understand their benefits. The results were pretty impressive, as employee engagement quickly soared to 87%.
I&O leaders can no longer rely on the assumption that it is safer to buy from established storage vendors when compared to new suppliers. This research describes what I&O leaders must do to benefit from structural changes in the storage industry.
This paper describes key security aspects of developing and operating digital, cloud-based remote monitoring platforms that keep data private and infrastructure systems secure from attackers. This knowledge of how these platforms should be developed and deployed is helpful when evaluating the merits of remote monitoring vendors and their solutions.
Countless studies and analyst recommendations suggest the value of improving security during the software development life cycle rather than trying to address vulnerabilities in software discovered after widespread adoption and deployment. The justification is clear.For software vendors, costs are incurred both directly and indirectly from security flaws found in their products. Reassigning development resources to create and distribute patches can often cost software vendors millions of dollars, while successful exploits of a single vulnerability have in some cases caused billions of dollars in losses to businesses worldwide. Vendors blamed for vulnerabilities in their product's source code face losses in credibility, brand image, and competitive advantage.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Aug 05, 2009
Organizations see Web content management as a pivotal solution component in driving new business value. Use this Magic Quadrant to understand the fresh vitality in the WCM market and how Gartner rates the leading vendors and their packaged products.
Published By: InsideUpbg
Published Date: May 21, 2015
I. What is Payroll Accounting?
II. Why is Payroll Accounting Important?
III. Payroll Services
IV. How Should a Vendor for Payroll Accounting Be Selected?
V. Vendor References
VI. How to Perform a Reliable Reference Check
VII. When You Have to Switch Vendors
VIII. Payroll Vendors Service Providers
HCM suite vendors are building out their offerings to address administrative, strategic and operational needs of users in multiple geographies, but solutions still vary. HR IT leaders should use this research to identify best-fit vendors based on their own critical product and service/support needs.
Billing is a key moment of truth for all businesses. Every interaction with the customer ultimately gets filtered through billing. It’s an endless combination of quotes, account creation, orders, pricing, payments, settlement and subscriber management. If your company is looking to evaluate billing and subscription management vendors, this paper covers five must-ask questions your peers wished they had uncovered before signing the contract.
In Forrester’s 40-criteria evaluation of subscription billing platform solutions, we identified the eight most significant vendors in the category — Apttus, Aria Systems, Digital River,
goTransverse, Recurly, SAP hybris, Vindicia, and Zuora — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report details our findings about how well each vendor fulfills our criteria and where they stand in relation to each other to help eBusiness professionals select the right partner as they seek to develop and support alternative business models for both existing and new
products and services.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Apr 07, 2017
To meet the growing demand for digital interactions, both CRM and CCI (contact center infrastructure) vendors have added a range of digital channels to their portfolios. CCI vendors are focusing on offering an integrated omnichannel customer engagement platform, to improve their appeal to the customer service software market.
The challenge for IT leaders is to decide which engagement channels should be managed by which vendors. This Gartner report discusses:
- Three procurement strategies IT leaders can adopt to achieve their business goals for omnichannel (voice plus all digital channels)
- Strengths and challenges associated with each strategy
- Key considerations for omnichannel success
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
As more enterprises adopt technologies such as cloud, mobile, and analytics to help achieve strategic competitive advantage, CIOs and IT managers must support business-critical processes at a very high level across the enterprise. At the same time, IT organizations must manage complex hybrid IT infrastructures that include both cloud and on-premises technologies from multiple vendors and support providers. IDC believes that to tackle these challenges, IT organizations should look to support
providers for comprehensive offerings to help optimize IT operations and improve the efficiency of IT service delivery. In addition, IDC recommends that IT organizations looking to manage rapid change in today’s IT landscape consider support providers with a record of innovative support services and a focus on advanced technology in support delivery.
WebRTC, web real-time communications, is one of the hottest topics in the video communications industry, and for good reason. In a nutshell, WebRTC enables a user to connect over video without having to download a software client or plugin, and no username or password is required. Basically, all you need is a webcam, an Internet connection and the right browser (for example, the latest versions of Mozilla® or Chrome™), and you can connect over video with colleagues, partners, vendors and customers.
Contact center infrastructure vendors continue to expand their solution offerings to include broader feature sets, including omnichannel routing, and alternative delivery models. Companies should evaluate vendors' technology and ability to deliver in relevant regions.
ITSM tools automate the tasks and workflows associated with the management and delivery of quality IT services to the business. In its 2015 Magic Quadrant for IT Service Support Management Tools, Gartner compares 10 vendors on the vision and execution.
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Email is the backbone of today’s corporate business processes. It lives as the primary communication vehicle internally between employees and externally with customers, vendors, partners and investors. It is arguably today’s most pervasive and critical business application within which is stored the most valuable business content. To protect this vital information while working to eliminate risk, lower management costs and improve business insight, companies require a comprehensive email archiving solution. This solution should not only work to effectively retain email information in a searchable repository, the best email archiving solutions also provide a smarter approach to collecting, retaining and accessing data so that it can deliver true business value.
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The study assesses the capability and business strategy of 12 of the top enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) vendors.
This IDC study represents the vendor assessment model called the IDC MarketScape. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate the vendor's ascendancy. The study assesses the capability and business strategy of 12 of the top enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) vendors. This evaluation is based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters expected to be most conducive to success in providing enterprise WLAN solutions, during both the short term and the long term. As the enterprise WLAN market is highly competitive and relatively mature, all vendors performed relatively well in the study.
Adapting to changing market dynamics is not easy for any enterprise-class organization. To stay competitive, companies not only must adapt different go to market and customer service strategies but also embrace internal business process and workflow changes, which in many cases can be more difficult. Enter Intelligent Business Process Management Suites (iBPMS). According to Gartner, iBPMS compress the observation-to-action-to-outcome cycle, and help business transformation leaders, business process directors and solution architects establish a fluid capability to handle big change. Gartner evaluated 15 iBPMS vendors including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding evolving iBPMS market and the solutions offered by each iBPMS vendor.
IT leaders working on customer service projects must display an incredible amount of diligence. An organization’s CRM system has become its lifeline to customers, but as customer needs evolve so has the requirements of CRM. According to Gartner, today’s CRM solution must include a laundry list of capabilities outside its traditional core functionality including: native mobile support of the vendor's customer service and support business applications; real-time analytics; industry-specific functionality and workflow; context mining of voice and text; scalable cloud-based systems; social media engagement; suggested next agent action; multimodal capabilities, such as chat within mobile self-service; and even co-browsing. Gartner surveyed the CRM field and evaluated each vendor including Pegasystems.
Download this Gartner Magic Quadrant analysis and gain a better understanding each vendors’ CRM Customer Engagement Center solutions.
Case management frameworks built on business process management platforms help IT solutions architects deploy case-handling applications and offer an alternative to specialized case management applications and custom coding. According to Gartner, the complex architecture required to support case management has relegated it to the status of a niche application, typically addressed by specialist, commercial off-the-shelf application providers and system integrators. Case management as a process style is being applied in many sectors beyond government, legal and insurance, including healthcare, banking, higher education and retail. Industry and cross-industry case management frameworks are now available. "Adaptive case management" hype exceeds the reality of what buyers need. Gartner evaluated 12 vendors including Pegasystems against nine critical capabilities in four use cases.
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The customer experience is critical in today’s fast-paced, demanding world. With so many options at the buyer’s fingertips and the rise of social sharing media, one bad customer experience can haunt an organization. According to” The Forrester Wave™: Dynamic Case Management, Q1 2016” report, in order to improve customer experience, firms must tackle the incident process through smart handling of exceptions, applying analytics for context, and offering real-time and mobile interaction. Here is where dynamic case management (DCM) can be a competitive advantage and Forrester identified 14 of the most significant vendors across 21 criteria in this space with Pegasystems among vendors who lead the pack.
Download this Forrester Wave report to see the full 21-criteria evaluation of the dynamic case
management (DCM) market and gain insight into the 14 most significant software vendors in order to help enterprise architecture (EA) professi