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ALSO CALLED: Churning, Customer Churning, Carrier Switches (Churn)
DEFINITION: Churn rate is a measure of customer or employee attrition, and is defined as the number of customers who discontinue a service or employees who leave a company during a specified time period divided by the average total number of customers or employees over that same time period. For example, churn rate has been an ongoing concern of telephone and cell phone services in areas where several companies  … 
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Analyst Report: Business Value of IBM Digital Experience Management Tools
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Assess IT as a service : Enterprise Cloud Services–Virtual Private Cloud, Proof of Concept
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Addressing Common Contact Center and Enterprise Business Issues with Speech Analytics
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Advanced Case Management for Smarter Government
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Advancing Healthcare through the Application of Predictive Knowledge Management
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Agile Decision Services: How IBM ILOG’s Business Rule Management System Helps Organizations Deliver Fast Time to Value for Business and IT
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An Integrated Solution for Context-based Customer Experience Management
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Answers to Top BRMS Questions
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ARC View In Dynamic Market, Consumer Goods Companies Rely on Manufacturing Operations Management Systems
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Assuring Asset Documentation Integrity
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AT&T Business Continuity Survey: 2008
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WHITE PAPER: The goal of this business continuity survey was to learn what these executives were doing about business continuity, and how it figured in their overall IT strategy.
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CHURN DEFINITION (continued): … Churn rate is a measure of customer or employee attrition, and is defined as the number of customers who discontinue a service or employees who leave a company during a specified time period divided by the average total number of customers or employees over that same time period. For example, churn rate has been an ongoing concern of telephone and cell phone services in areas where several companies compete and make it easy to transfer from one service to another. Changes in a business' churn rate can provide feedback for a company as it may indicate customer response to service, pricing, competition and so on, as well as the average length of time an individual remains a customer. As such, churn rate is an important business metric. To estimate future churn rates, predictive technology is sometimes applied, in a process known as predictive churn modeling.

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