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Ashley Adelman

Ashley Adelman

April 4, 2018 9:54 AM

Reinventing a 63-year-old electrical components manu ...

How a Leading Electrical Installation Group is Leveraging Digital Identities to Scale A leading supplier of solutions and services for electrical installations in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings, with a large portfolio of brands, performed historically well wholesaling to electricians. However, to meet its aggressive business goals, its management team embarked on a two-year digital transformation into a services-focused manufacturer.

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

March 27, 2018 11:12 AM

How customer insights drive business forward

Are you getting the customer insights and actionable intelligence your company needs to optimize marketing and business decision-making in the digital age? According to Forrester Research, insights-driven businesses are growing 8 times faster than global GDP. To up their game, companies are combining customer profile and behavior data with a new generation of business intelligence tools. The real key to mastering your data and gaining actionable insights is combining a

Mayur Upadhyaya

Mayur Upadhyaya

March 23, 2018 9:30 AM

Postcard from Gartner's Identity Summit in London

Earlier this month, I attended the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit in London and got the chance to hear the Gartner Identity team lay out their roadmap for the industry.

Sven Dummer

Sven Dummer

March 5, 2018 10:18 AM

How to get the most out of customer data: New Custom ...

The Akamai Identity Cloud now has new reporting, analytics and visualization tools to help enterprises make sense of high-volume customer data.

Sven Dummer

Sven Dummer

February 28, 2018 3:58 PM

How is CIAM different from IAM? Four big reasons.

Managing identities is a central concern of every enterprise. Almost all businesses have employee identity systems in place to manage internal access to different apps and systems within an organization. Sometimes, enterprises will attempt to extend their internal-facing identity management systems -- often called enterprise IAM, workforce IAM, or just IAM -- to their customer-facing apps, devices and web properties. Such an approach underestimates the significant differences between traditional IAM

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

February 27, 2018 8:35 AM

What's driving digital transformation in the insuran ...

Digital transformation initiatives have the potential to drive customer engagement, open up new revenue streams and improve time to market on new products and services, but the insurance sector has been slower than most industries to adapt.

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

February 21, 2018 11:25 AM

5 Steps to Crafting a Powerful Omnichannel Digital M ...

Digital marketing professionals cleave to a deceptively simple maxim: Follow the customer. It's increasingly difficult to adhere to this piece of advice, as consumers engage across a widening variety of channels and become more challenging to track. Social media networks, mobile applications and brand websites are just a few of the many touchpoints that must be accounted for.

Gregory Griffiths

Gregory Griffiths

February 20, 2018 12:17 PM

Please reset my mother's maiden name: the problem wi ...

What was your first pet's name? What street did you grow up on? What is your mother's maiden name? What city were you born in? Intended as a convenient and last-ditch workaround for forgotten credentials, security questions that rely on factual data have the unintended consequence of creating an additional attack vector. In addition to providing an additional attack vector if data is compromised, the question forms themselves present

Ashley Adelman

Ashley Adelman

February 13, 2018 12:05 PM

The secret to lower opt outs? More opt ins.

In an increasingly noisy world, marketers are challenged to craft messages, subject lines, campaigns and strategies to capture their target audience's attention and develop a meaningful brand relationship. While much emphasis is put on creating those catchy subject lines and orchestrating campaigns to capture that attention, having a solid preference management strategy is essential for managing your database, leveraging its value... and complying with GDPR.