CDP Scenario 5: Omnichannel and Offline Aggregation

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The fifth scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is “Omnichannel & Offline Aggregation.” (The other four scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3, Scenario 4.) Beyond Multi-Channel The ability to deliver content and services across multiple channels and devices … Read moreCDP Scenario 5: Omnichannel and Offline Aggregation

CDP Scenario 4: Ecommerce Recommendations & Optimization

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The fourth scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Ecommerce Recommendations & Optimization. (The other three scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2, Scenario 3.) Similar But Different… In some respects, this scenario is similar to CDP Scenario 3: “Online Personalization … Read moreCDP Scenario 4: Ecommerce Recommendations & Optimization

CDP Scenario 3: Online Personalization and Experience Optimization

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. The third scenario or business use case for Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is Online Personalization & Experience Optimization. (The first two scenarios are described here: Scenario 1, Scenario 2.) Personalization for Customer Experience (CX) If your enterprise seeks to optimize customer experience (CX), then segmentation and … Read moreCDP Scenario 3: Online Personalization and Experience Optimization

What to Make of the Open Data Initiative from Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP

This post first appeared on the RSG Blog. Enterprise software giants SAP, Adobe, and Microsoft jointly announced an “Open Data Initiative” at Microsoft’s Ignite conference in September. To quote from the press release, ….the Open Data Initiative, which is a common approach and set of resources for customers based on three guiding principles: Every organization owns … Read moreWhat to Make of the Open Data Initiative from Adobe, Microsoft, and SAP

PhD update – Social Media for Competitive Advantage

So finally it happened. This week, I successfully defended, and earned my doctorate. I am now a PhD in Management. (Pic source: exloringhandhygiene.wordpress.com) My topic was “Social Media for Competitive Advantage – A Study of Select Indian Organizations”. As part of this research, an attempt was made to study how companies use social media and … Read morePhD update – Social Media for Competitive Advantage

EAI for Marketers – Customer Data Platforms

Cross-posted from LinkedIn Customer Data Platform (CDP) technology is an emerging category in the MarTech stack. David Raab coined the term and defines it as: “A marketer-managed system that creates a persistent, unified customer database accessible to other systems.” The rationale seems almost self evident. A typical enterprise interacts with its customers across multiple channels: one or more … Read moreEAI for Marketers – Customer Data Platforms

OpenText acquires Hightail (formerly, YouSendIt)

ECM vendor OpenText has acquired Hightail. Hightail, formerly called YouSendIt, offers a file-sharing and sync service. OpenText now has at least four file-sharing and sync services. In addition to Hightail, they have OpenText Core and OpenText Tempo Box. Documentum acquisition also gave them EMC Leap, which has some overlaps with cloud-based file-sharing and collaboration services. … Read moreOpenText acquires Hightail (formerly, YouSendIt)

ECM and Machine Learning – What are Box, IBM, OpenText and other Vendors doing?

There are many use cases in Enterprise Content Management (ECM) for which Machine Learning can be deployed. In fact, i’d argue that you can apply machine learning in all the stages of content life cycle. You can apply: Supervised learning e.g, to automatically classify images, archive documents, delete files no longer required (and not likely … Read moreECM and Machine Learning – What are Box, IBM, OpenText and other Vendors doing?

Machine Learning for Personalizing Digital Experiences

Personalization has always been a key aspect in almost all kinds of digital experiences. Some examples of commonly found personalisation use cases are: allowing users to customise their dashboards or user interfaces, showing content based on explicit user-defined criteria, showing content based on implicit criteria or even that based on user behaviour. All these required … Read moreMachine Learning for Personalizing Digital Experiences