Isn’t Customer Relationship Management technology supposed to be dead? Apparently it’s getting a lifeline from the Internet of Things. Gartner predicts “CRM will be at the heart of digital initiatives in coming years as enterprises look to create more targeted interactions in a multichannel environment.” The research firm has now added IoT as the fifth
2015 technology trends update: We are a third of the way through, are you staying ahead of the digital disruption?
Digital disruption is here to stay! Couple this with increasing customer expectations, and more power of choice in the consumer’s hand, enterprises today have no choice but to stay ahead of the curve to survive. No doubt, digital transformation is a key buzzword among the C- suites today. Many are still struggling to figure out how
1.2 million pre-orders of your newest wearable product in one day, resulting in $627 million on the books is not a bad day’s work. While the debates will continue on what the actual sales figures are for Apple Watch and other wearables, the real point is this: Apple Watch is creating a defining moment for
Are you ready to pay $18,000 for the 18k gold Apple Watch? Maybe not, but you probably watched as Tim Cook — in his first new product launch as CEO — unveiled Apple’s first major push into the wearables market. With the launch of the Apple Watch, the wearables race begins. It is yet to
2015 has started with a bang and the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to consume headlines. At the same time the breadth of its impact is not readily understood leaving many organizations confused as to what exactly IoT is and how they should prepare. One thing is for sure, it’s all moving very rapidly requiring businesses to
The cloud space continues to evolve at an astounding pace. As recently as 12 months ago, we were still educating many clients about what they could achieve with cloud computing. We tirelessly explained the differences and benefits of options such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). We also debated the suitability of various
This is the time of year when you start seeing a mad dash of articles looking back on the trends of 2014 and what to expect in 2015. While this is par for the course, something much more significant occurred in 2014 — this was the year it became clear that digital disruption is here
The millennial generation cannot be ignored: they are your employees, your customers and may even be your future employers. When you couple this generational evolution with the unfolding digital transformation, you see the heady mix that is transforming business models and activities. For the millennial generation, work is what they do, not where they go.
In this Millennial age, it’s amazing that I still hear companies say cloud computing is not part of their strategy or they can’t run the risk of storing secure data in the cloud. It’s kind of like saying they still work by candlelight despite the invention of the light bulb. It’s time to come out
Most people are still trying to get a handle on how to use their mobile phones and tablets effectively so the idea of adopting and integrating wearable technology into your life may seem as far off as The Jetsons. Wearable Technology – Gaining momentum While wearable technology is still in its infancy, there is no
The age of ‘millennial transit’ is upon us, as changes in technology present both tremendous opportunities alongside previously un-encountered disruptions to every day working life. Youth and technology have created a catalyst for organisational change. The pace of innovation today has never been greater and the challenge for many corporations will lie in harnessing the
Every year brings plenty of hype around the promise of what new technical advancements and capabilities can bring to organizations trying to transform their businesses. There are also plenty of things that never quite live up to the promised hype. Let’s take a look at what to expect in 2014. Frank PalermoExecutive Vice President – Global
Legacy Media Businesses Get Trapped in a “Millennial Dilemma” In our whitepaper, “Making the Shift to a New Millennial Enterprise”, we highlight how companies can avoid becoming extinct by embracing the changes and market disruptions brought on by the advent of two major forces; digitally-savvy consumers and key technology enablers such as the “SMAC stack”
Are you Ready to Become a Dynamic Organization? Then its time to Embrace Disruption and Extend BPM across Your Organization!
Last week I was fortunate to be able to moderate a fantastic webinar, “Extending BPM across Your Organization” with some of the world’s best BPM experts, including Michele Cantara, Research VP at Gartner Research and Stuart Chandler, the Worldwide Head of BPM at Virtusa. Between them they have 50 some odd years of BPM experience
Once again, Pegasystems put together a world class PegaWORLD event this week at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL. It has become the industry’s largest BPM event, but it’s more than its size that matters. There are very few events in the industry where you can find this type of ecosystem of customers,
What are the biggest challenges facing your company today? Are they the financial collapse, global recession, reshaping the existing business model and strategic priorities, or changing technology paradigms covering mobile, social and cloud? Or is it something much more fundamental than any of those? Is your company losing touch with your most precious asset —
In part one of this two part series, we looked at improving the customer experience from an internal perspective, through better employee engagement. In this article we will look at the importance of improving the customer experience from an external perspective — by providing a better experience for your end-users. Thinking about Customer Experience Management
There is a lot being written on the topic of customer experience these days. And why not? After all, customers are the very reason why many of us continue to be in business. So what could be more important than the customer experience? Many would agree that it has never been more critical for companies
In a previous blog post, I discussed the benefits of the convergence between Business Process Management (BPM) and Master Data Management (MDM). The basic concept was to leverage BPM as the data governance mechanism to ensure data quality, consistency and unification within the enterprise. The point really was that it is hard to optimize your
Un-stoppable. Power to the People. No, it wasn’t another presidential debate, it was JiveWorld 2012 — held earlier this month in Las Vegas, NV. JiveWorld is one of the industry’s key forums to gauge the pulse of how companies are embracing and leveraging the power of social computing. The event has grown steadily over the