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Compliance and Cybersecurity Market Explode

Ben Trowbridge

Terror, anxiety, bewilderment, and even boredom. These are the range of emotions many executives feel when they sit down to discuss their organization’s cybersecurity and compliance strategies. Then the realities of their budget and competing priorities kick in, and often the result, even after a significant industry breach, is they give faint attention to meaningful …

Five Signs That You Might Need to Outsource

Outsourcing Center, Karthik Nagendra, Business Writer

If you’ve been able to resist outsourcing while the world around you is doing it, that’s great. However, it might be a good idea to start looking at the outsourcing option if you’re seeing one or more of the following happening in your company. 1. You just can’t find the right people. If you find …

How to Use Customer Data to Improve Your Customer Experience in the Call Center

Omer Minkara, Research Director, Contact Center & Customer Experience Management Aberdeen Group, A Harte Hanks Company

Customers are telling you exactly how to win and keep them. They share their data willingly, in exchange for a great brand experience. It’s up to savvy customer experience teams to make use of that data.  Learn about best in class strategies in the new Harte Hanks point of view paper “How to Use Your …

Privacy Concerns and the Monetization of Big Data

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

It is easy to get caught up in the greatness of Big Data analytics. It’s a marketer’s dream: tracking customer activity; understanding what he or she is thinking, doing—using this information to transform every interaction into unexpected delight. To know the customer is to love the customer, and companies everywhere are showing that love through …

The Impact of Wearable Mobile on MDM Strategies

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

Move over, Rolex. Step aside, Armani. If the predictions hold true, tomorrow’s corporate climbers will all be ditching the designer accessories for the next big thing: namely, wearable computing devices. From smart watches to augmented reality glasses and contact lenses, today’s emerging tech toys have the potential to become tomorrow’s most valuable business tools. You …

Criminals Turn to Outsourcing to Launch Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Here’s one sign that outsourcing has become an accepted global business strategy: the criminals have adopted it! Yes, friends, neighbors and countrymen, criminals are hiring IT experts to perform distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, which effectively bring down Websites. NSFOCUS, Inc., a company that provides enterprise-level network security solutions and services, tracked 168,459 individual DDoS attacks …

The New-Age Social Revolution

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Companies can use social media effectively to generate and spread ideas, to collaborate and communicate in real-time across the organization. In a world where the death of a butterfly in Mexico and rise of forest fires in Australia are connected, where opposing calamities like droughts and floods are the result of one cause, does it …

Five Reasons Why Non-US Providers Are Beefing Up Their US Centers

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Non-US-based outsourcing service providers are currently beefing up their US operations. A constellation of events are making this beneficial for both outsourcing buyers and providers. “Every provider wants a US presence,” observes Denis Winkler, Director at Alsbridge. “And if they already have a presence, it’s growing.” Some of the factors creating this new geographical attitude …

The Two Cups of Coffee Attack and Other Data Security Breaches You May Never Suspect

Outsourcing Center, Patti Putnicki, Business Writer

You’ve spent a lot of time securing your company’s data—with firewalls and intrusion detectors, passwords and policies. You’ve invested in vulnerability tests to identify your weakest links and conducted penetration testing to find out if these vulnerabilities could turn into liabilities. But, with all these security precautions in place, one guy, carrying two cups of …

How Big Data is Becoming Predictive, Helping Executives Make Better Decisions | Article

Outsourcing Center, Beth Ellyn Rosenthal, Senior Writer

Businesses have always wanted a crystal ball to predict the future. Now they can almost have one if they combine Big Data, analytic prowess and deep domain and process knowledge. For the first time, analytics is becoming predictive and can help executives make less risky decisions that affect their corporate futures. The key is you …

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