Why Flexible Consumption Models Require an 'Always On' Approach to Customer Insights

Posted by Jason Bell on Mon, Aug 06, 2018

This post is the second in a six-part series on strategies for high-tech companies and business leaders to adopt to meet the evolving requirements associated with flexible consumption models.

In today’s high-tech landscape, more customers are eschewing subscriptions or contracts in favor of flexible consumption models, where they pay for what they use. That makes it increasingly important for tech companies to focus on customer service. Since customers aren’t locked into long-term contracts or expensive hardware upgrades, they can leave in an instant, so you need to constantly have your finger on the pulse, and have a system in place that enables you to take action based on customer insights as well as emerging marketplace trends.


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Two Lessons From Amazon's Prime Day Fail

Posted by John DeSarbo on Mon, Jul 23, 2018

Looking to save $44 on a Zojirushi five-cup rice cooker? How about paying $19 less for a Star Wars R2-D2 toy? Those were just a couple of the deals available for Amazon Prime Day, the retail goliath’s 36-hour annual sales bonanza, which took place last week. However, some shoppers missed out, when Amazon’s site crashed during the first hour of the sale, and at times throughout the evening, causing the retailer to potentially lose $72.4 million.


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