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Customer Obsessed: A Whole Company Approach to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences

Eric Berridge, Marc Benioff (Foreword by)
ISBN: 978-1-119-32603-8
272 pages
October 2016
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Optimize the customer experience via the cloud to gain a powerful competitive advantage

Customer Obsessed looks at customer experience through the lens of the cloud to bring you a cutting-edge handbook for customer experience. Cloud technology has been hailed as a game-changer, but a recent IDC report shows that it accounts for less than three percent of total IT spending; why are so many companies neglecting such an enormous asset? This book provides a high-level overview of how the cloud can give you a competitive advantage. You'll learn how to integrate cloud technology into sound customer experience strategy to achieve unprecedented levels of success. More than just a state-of-the-field assessment, this book offers a set of concrete actions you can take today to leverage cloud computing into technical innovation and better business outcomes at all levels of your organization. You'll examine the many factors that influence the customer experience, and emerge with the insight to fine-tune your approach using the power of the cloud.

What kind of advantage is your company leaving on the table? This book guides you through the key drivers of customer success to help you optimize your approach and leverage the future of global technology.

  • Learn the keys to competitive advantage in the digital era
  • Gain insight into each element that affects customer experience
  • Harness the power of the cloud to achieve customer success
  • Follow a prescriptive framework for optimizing customer experience

We are in the golden age of IT innovation, but the majority of companies haven't even adopted cloud technology, much less begun to utilize its full business capabilities. Jump into the gap now, and reap the benefits as other struggle to catch up. Customer Obsessed gives you the guidance you need to achieve sustainable success in today's digital world.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Marc Benioff v

Preface ix

Introduction xi

Chapter 1 Disruption and Business Success 1

Chapter 2 People Drive Change, Technology Enables 13

Chapter 3 Why Social Matters to Every Business 27

Chapter 4 Rethinking Employee Engagement 55

Chapter 5 Customer Engagement Defined 73

Chapter 6 How to Win the Talent War 93

Chapter 7 Gender Diversity Isn’t a Plus, It’s a Business Imperative 113

Chapter 8 Right Time, Right Moment, Right Channel 135

Chapter 9 Turning Data into Action 155

Chapter 10 How Good Design Creates Seamless Experiences 181

Chapter 11 Digital Marketing: Standing Out in the Sea of Sameness 203

Final Thoughts 231

Notes 235

Acknowledgments 245

Index 247

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Author Information

ERIC BERRIDGE is the CEO of Bluewolf, an IBM Company, the leading global consulting agency for the cloud. As CEO, he drives the strategic direction of the firm, working with his executives and their teams to deliver extraordinary customer moments. He has more than 20 years of experience working with clients to improve business processes through enterprise technology solutions. He is a coauthor of Iterate or Die.

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Press Release

September 21, 2016
Customer Obsessed: A Whole Company Approach to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences

Customer Obsessed looks at customer experience through the lens of the cloud to bring you a cutting-edge handbook for customer experience. Cloud technology has been hailed as a game-changer, but a recent IDC report shows that it accounts for less than three percent of total IT spending; why are so many companies neglecting such an enormous asset? Customer Obsessed provides a high-level overview of how the cloud can give you a competitive advantage. You'll learn how to integrate cloud technology into sound customer experience strategy to achieve unprecedented levels of success. More than just a state-of-the-field assessment, Customer Obsessed offers a set of concrete actions you can take today to leverage cloud computing into technical innovation and better business outcomes at all levels of your organization. You'll examine the many factors that influence the customer experience, and emerge with the insight to fine-tune your approach using the power of the cloud. 

What kind of advantage is your company leaving on the table? Customer ObsessedA Whole Company Approach to Delivering Exceptional Customer Experiences (Available October 2016; $26; Cloth; ISBN:  978-1-119-32603-8) guides readers through the key drivers of customer success to help you optimize your approach and leverage the future of global technology. 

  • Learn the keys to competitive advantage in the digital era
  • Gain insight into each element that affects customer experience
  • Harness the power of the cloud to achieve customer success
  • Follow a prescriptive framework for optimizing customer experience

We are in the golden age of IT innovation, but the majority of companies haven't even adopted cloud technology, much less begun to utilize its full business capabilities. Jump into the gap now, and reap the benefits as other struggle to catch up. Customer Obsessed gives you the guidance you need to achieve sustainable success in today's digital world.

Customer Obsessed is now available for purchase online and at retailers nationwide in both print and all e-book formats. For a full list of retailers, visit www.wiley.com/buy/9781119326038

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