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Extreme Customer Experience Makeover

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week […]

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California Wildfires: Considerations for Retirement Plan Sponsors

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 addresses relief for the California wildfires of 2017, including, but not limited to: “Qualified individuals” whose primary residences were in specific wildlife disaster zones between October 8 and December 31, 2017 have several new opportunities to access plan benefits that are not otherwise available, including not being hit with […]

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Digital Transformation Is Advancing

Information Week has an article on how Digital Transformation is Advancing.  The article notes the always ongoing effort to digitize everything.  Info Week stresses “digitzing the core” which is to say, make every process and system digital.  I like the statistics they put up from a study of 1,000 senior IT and business leaders. At […]

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6 Predictions on How AI Will Advance in 2018

Among many trends, AI’s continuing rollout and use in the enterprise ranks near the top. I recently read an article in CMO.com on their Six Artificial Intelligence Predictions.  I wanted to highlight what they said and react to it myself based on what we are seeing in the market.  It’s worth it to read what […]

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AI Trends: What Happened to Chatbots?

I’ve been noticing a little trend about chatbots lately, so I wondered what’s going on with them?  Just a few years ago, chatbots were a bit of a rage.  With the hype around IBM Watson winning on Jeopardy, the potential seen in Siri and the introduction of Amazon’s Alexa, it seemed that chatbots were primed […]

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Oil & Gas Transformation Initiatives Enable Efficiency

While innovation thrives and regulatory obstacles persist, energy companies must remain diligent in setting and meeting their business and enterprise priorities so they stay competitive. For example, although “the average number of new oil and gas developments given the go-ahead globally has fallen from 35 a year between 2010 and 2014 to just 12 since […]

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Oil & Gas Transformation Initiatives Enable Efficiency

While innovation thrives and regulatory obstacles persist, energy companies must remain diligent in setting and meeting their business and enterprise priorities so they stay competitive. For example, although “the average number of new oil and gas developments given the go-ahead globally has fallen from 35 a year between 2010 and 2014 to just 12 since […]

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Social Media Options

Thanks to Kara Whitlow for pointing me to this article. When you look at digital transformation, the custom facing side means you have to meet customers where they are and that means a variety of social media channels have to be included. It doesn’t matter if you are in the B2C or B2B world, social […]

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Energy Industry Needs Fewer Counterproductive Regulations

While the industry is seeing much innovation, and while energy companies are doing positive work in communities and around the world, there is no question that the industry still faces several serious challenges. The industry needs fewer counterproductive industry regulations and, instead, better policies that leverage free trade and support innovation. Free trade can lead […]

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Transformation Initiatives Are Critical in Telecom and Cable

While innovation thrives and the “regulatory environment seems favorable to consolidation,” according to John Legeras, CEO of T-Mobile, obstacles persist. Through transformational initiatives, companies must remain diligent in setting and meeting their business and enterprise priorities so they remain competitive. Minimizing operating expenses through better cost-management activities, investing in new technologies, and redesigning processes will […]

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Energy Companies Embrace Philanthropy

Philanthropy remains incredibly important to energy companies, which made financial donations in the wake of horrific events, such as the hurricanes in Texas and Florida and fires in California, in 2017. As of August 2017, ExxonMobil had made a “financial commitment for Harvey relief to up to $9.5 million.” Money is also being sent to […]

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A Roadmap to Legacy Application Modernization

Legacy systems are a challenge to a digital business model The digital economy is accelerating and the businesses who are leading the way are the ones that deliver distinct business value using the most current data available in the most consumable means possible. The compelling reasons to modernize legacy IT applications and processes are to […]

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Customer Experience in Telecom and Cable Is the Key to Growth

While operational efficiency is critical when it comes to running a lean and profitable business, it is closely intertwined with the customer experience. For example, better processes along with front- and back-end systems can lead to faster and more effective customer service. It can also lead to better and faster delivery of products and services. […]

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Oil & Gas Companies with Ethical Operations Outperform Peers

A recent Financial Times article highlighted a report which found that oil and gas companies with more ethical operations are more profitable and valued than their competitors. According to the report, “For oil and gas companies, the valuation premium was almost a fifth for those that combat corruption, have better health and safety processes or […]

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Mobile Highly Relevant to B2B Customers

We commonly think that B2B customers don’t really need mobile.  After all, most B2B sales are highly driven by actual sales people, with web sites supporting them through content like white papers, product information, etc.  B2B customers are also thought to be desk-bound, mainly accessing your B2B content through traditional desktop browsers. Recently, however, we […]

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Driving Operational Efficiency in Telecom and Cable

At the end of the day, a streamlined business can witness tremendous cost and time savings, not to mention deliver better experiences for customers and employees. Most, if not all, leaders in the communications space have ongoing initiatives for optimizing their business, whether it’s the implementation of sophisticated software and technology, or process reengineering to […]

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Collaboration Helps Advance Energy Industry

Energy companies continue to collaborate with other organizations to further research. For example, Shell recently opened a mobility research center at Tsinghua University in China. According to a company press release, “This new centre will focus on developing solutions for the automotive sector, including the development of high-efficiency lubricants and additives; cleaner use of conventional […]

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C-Level Perspectives On Human Labor In Financial Services

Machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and cognitive computing are all hot topics in the industry. When discussing these subjects, questions revolving around the impact of AI on human labor typically come up. Vikram Pandit, the former CEO of Citigroup, was recently asked what the banking sector might look like in the future. He said that […]

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Innovation Steams Ahead in the Energy Industry

Over the years, the industry has found better ways to drill for oil. That’s very important because the world consumes approximately 97 million barrels of oil per day. Of that amount, the U.S. uses 19 million. However, since the U.S. produces 12 million barrels, it net imports. The market is roughly balanced in terms of […]

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Digitalization Will Help Telecom, Cable, and Satellite Win Big

As it stands, the outlook for broadcast, cable, and telecommunications providers looks very bright. In a Q3 2017 earnings call, John J. Stephens, senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of AT&T, said: “We continue to track well against our full-year guidance, and we continue to invest for the growth of our business and […]

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