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The Time to Invest in Cybersecurity is Not After a Breach

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A major credit-reporting company recently disclosed that hackers possibly gained access to the personal information of 143 million US consumers, or roughly half the US population. In a statement made on the day of the public disclosure of the breach, the company’s chairman and CEO vowed to increase cybersecurity spending. Of course, this is the…

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Five Pillars of Cybersecurity to Protect Against WannaCry Ransomware

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Organizations and IT departments are still fighting off the WannaCry ransomware attack, which has crippled corporations, government agencies and healthcare systems across the globe. Every threat is different, but this is yet another example of why every organization, no matter how big or small, needs to take these threats more seriously. At Cimphoni, we have…

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Building a Cyber Fortress to Protect Your Digital Assets

Building a Cyber Fortress to Protect Your Digital Assets

An adage in cybersecurity is, “there are two types of companies – those that have been hacked and those that don’t yet know they have been hacked.” Which one is your organization? The importance of an effective cybersecurity program should not be underestimated. In our latest Cimphoni white paper, Building a Cyber Fortress to Protect Your…

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Successful ECM System Implementation is not Magic

Model for Successful ECM System Implementation

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems, when combined with business intelligence tools, are foundational technologies to support enterprise agility. These platforms will provide employees with both historical insights into business best practices as well as contemporary insights into customers, employees, partners and other business stakeholders. The growing global ECM market is estimated to be worth close…

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Why & How Service Companies Should Get Started on their IoT Journey

Framework to Identify IoT Opportunities

Many service companies have incorrectly assumed that the Internet of Things (IoT) does not apply to them because they don’t make “things” and therefore cannot benefit. The truth is that there is immense potential for service companies to leverage IoT to accomplish goals that fall into five main categories:  increased revenue, lower operational costs, differentiated…

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Customer Revolution Driving Move From Digital to Cognitive Enterprise

Customers Today Have Very High Expectations

  The “impatient narcissist” is probably an apt description for today’s consumer. They want what they want and they want it now. They have extremely high expectations regarding every aspect of their “journey” with an enterprise’s products or services. From gathering information to purchasing a product or service, using it or recommending it to their…

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Practical Guidance for Manufacturers Starting Their IoT Journey

The Internet of Things (IoT) Is Transforming Everyday Products

  If you are a manufacturer, you are likely investigating use cases where the Internet of Things (IoT) can enhance your products’ capabilities, provide more insights on how your products are used by your customers and, of course, increase product sales. As IoT-enabled products become more and more mainstream, your customers will come to expect…

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10 Tips to Guide a Customer Experience Improvement Initiative

CIOs and CMOs Should Co-Lead Customer Experience (CX) Initiatives

CIOs are in a unique position to co-lead a customer experience (CX) improvement initiative. First, they generally have a good understanding of key business processes that engage and support customers across the entire CX lifecycle – from sales, to product and service provisioning to support. They also have a fairly good understanding of the business…

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You Might Have a Customer Experience Problem If…

Address Customer Experience Complaints Right Away

Customer experiences have not kept pace with customer expectations, which have changed dramatically over the past decade. This change has been driven by technology, primarily mobile devices, which can instantly satisfy a customer’s need for information, to communicate with others or to complete an online purchase. Let’s face it, none of us like to wait…

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Today’s Customer Experience Expectation: It’s All About Me

It's All About Me: A Guide to Customer Experience Design

People often criticize Millennials for their materialistic ways, and their constant connections to technology, but is that really a fair assessment? Haven’t we all become really accustomed to getting virtually any product or service we want, on demand, 24/7, from whatever device is closest to us? Let’s face it, it’s all about me when I’m…

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