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ALSO CALLED: Churning, Customer Churning, Carrier Switches (Churn)
DEFINITION: In a general context, churn is a synonym for agitation or turnover. The term derives from a dairy procedure that results in butter (one agitates cream in a wooden container; churn is the word for both the container and the process), but is often used to refer to something that is turning over, either literally or figuratively. In a business context, it generally refers to customer or employee turnover,  … 
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A clearer horizon. Do CIOs have more clarity about cloud computing?
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IT BRIEFING: This research from management consultants, Xantus, shows that while there is still a lack of clarity and a reluctance to fully commit to the cloud, there is a general acceptance from CIOs of the benefits and a growing commitment to develop those benefits.
Posted: 01 Dec 2011 | Published: 01 Dec 2011

A New Age of Selling: Work Like a Network to Grow Your Business
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WHITE PAPER: How can sales organizations use technology to close more deals with less effort? Access now to see concrete examples of successful sales leaders who are transforming the way they sell their solutions.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2014


A Structured Design Approach to Business Process Automation & Custom Software Development
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WHITE PAPER: Discover how to modernize business automation by capitalizing on advances in software development infrastructure, and incorporate them into a new structured, 6-step design approach that eliminates additional risk.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Red Hat

AAA WCNY Optimizes Roadside Assistance, Delivers Physical and Network Security
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CASE STUDY: Discover how to achieve full operational visibility into your network security and firewall traffic. Learn how AAA Western and Central New York leveraged cloud to monitor their VPN, enhance PCI compliance, and deliver superior customer service—all not possible without its secure network.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016


A Comprehensive Best Practice Approach to Business Resilience and Risk Mitigation
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper serves as a comprehensive, best-practices approach to business resilience and risk mitigation. Common types of risk and the steps organizations must take to develop an effective risk mitigation strategy are discussed.
Posted: 29 May 2008 | Published: 01 Sep 2007


A contact center manager's guide to integrating self-service
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EBOOK: Leveraging self-service technologies in your contact center can significantly reduce costs, but successful implementation is tricky. Gain expert advice on how to ensure your self-service contact center initiative is a success. Read on to learn self-service contact center best practices, how to obtain executive support, and more.
Posted: 15 Aug 2012 | Published: 01 Aug 2012


A contact center manager's guide to integrating self-service
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EBOOK: Do you feel pressured to provide great service while keeping costs down in your contact center? Self-service technology enables customers to resolve their own service questions without depleting agent resources. But deploying self-service technology raises many questions. Learn best practices and tap into expert advice with this eBook.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011


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WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to explore the advanced features and capabilities offered in Oracle's BPM Suite 11g and discover the advantages it can offer your organization.
Posted: 03 Jul 2012 | Published: 25 Jun 2012

Oracle Corporation

A Guide to Patient Interaction
sponsored by Avaya TSG
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to enhance the patient experience by automating routine processes and expanding patient interaction outside the hospital. Access now and learn the benefits of proactive outreach, both pretreatment and post-discharge, including fewer preventable readmissions, reduced costs, and more.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Avaya TSG

A New Direction for IT User Support: Enabling An Omnichannel Experience in the Cognitive Era
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes omnichannel IT support, and why it has become critical for a superior personalized user experience. Explore ways you can begin incorporating this more cognitive strategy into your IT support organizations.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016


A New Model for Healthcare Transformation
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides an overview of the major issues that are driving support for care transformation. More importantly, it outlines an approach for achieving value from the IT investments made by health care organizations in support of transformation initiatives.
Posted: 20 Jun 2012 | Published: 20 Jun 2012

Dell, Inc.

A New Style of IT: The Dawn of a New Normal
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the key findings from research conducted by Gartner to expose what digital business means for companies, and how to enhance the customer experience to thrive in the digital era.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

A Practical Guide to Choosing the Right Agile Tools
sponsored by IBM
DATA SHEET: This evaluation guide is designed to help you choose the best tool for your needs today, while protecting your investment as your team, needs and agile maturity grow.
Posted: 11 Sep 2009 | Published: 11 Sep 2009


A Premium on Efficiency: Midsize Manufacturers Confront the Obstacles to Growth
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do best-in-class midsize manufacturers continue to grow in a tough economy? This research report, conducted by EIU, outlines measures manufacturers implement to continue expanding even while coping with the strains of softening demand in key markets, rising input costs, and downward pressure on prices.
Posted: 07 Aug 2009 | Published: 07 Aug 2009

SAP America, Inc.

A Quick-Start Guide to Deploy an SMS Strategy for Business
sponsored by StrikeIron
WHITE PAPER: SMS is emerging as one of the most effective means of communication -- short, digestible messages sent rapidly to the right users. In this white paper, you'll find a 4-step guide to deploying an SMS strategy for customer relationship management (CRM) and marketing.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014


A realist's guide to building bottom line revenue and customer loyalty with social CRM
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EBOOK: Is social CRM just hype or is it really worth your business's time? Read this eBook from for expert advice.
Posted: 19 Oct 2011 | Published: 17 Oct 2011

SugarCRM Inc.

A Silver Lining for Communications, Media, and Entertainment Companies
sponsored by Infor CRM
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how a cross-channel approach can help CME companies increase customer retention and loyalty, streamline marketing processes, and overcome the numerous technical, organizational, and logistical barriers to an effective multichannel environment.
Posted: 03 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Infor CRM

A smarter approach to CRM: An IBM perspective
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With instant access to information, customers expect a purchase experience that matches the ease and speed of the information-gathering experience. Read this white paper, created in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan, to see how a customer relationship management (CRM) solution can help you respond on the customers' terms.
Posted: 05 Jul 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012


About T-Mobile USA
sponsored by Jive Software
CASE STUDY: Find out in this case study how a social business platform enabled T-mobile to consolidate and centralize information about products, services, pricing, policies and troubleshooting, enabling sales reps to better utilize their time.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

Jive Software

About to Buy Guide: Building a Business Case for DR
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EGUIDE: Are you a CIO looking to justify your DR project to upper management? This Q&A with Paul Kirvan, a consultant with more than 20 years of experience in business continuity management, will give you a perspective on the overall issue of DR and why your organization should implement a documented backup plan.
Posted: 05 Mar 2013 | Published: 05 Mar 2013

About to Buy Guide: How to Succeed in Social Networking and Collaboration
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EGUIDE: In this expert E-Guide, President of The Real Story Group Tony Byrne describes the importance of homing in on specific business applications and of getting IT involved in the implementation—as well as why integration of social tools remains a problem. Read now to learn more.
Posted: 14 Mar 2013 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Accela Video Whitepaper: Differentiate Your Company with Complete CRM
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: Interactions between partners, customers, and employees are much faster-paced in our highly-networked world. It is important that CRM solutions understand these relationships. Watch this video to learn strategies for CRM evolution.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Premiered: 05 Apr 2010

Oracle Corporation

Accelerate Innovation & Productivity with Rapid Prototyping and Development: Model New Ideas, Land More Business, and Control Costs
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how a new generation of platforms in the application stack is designed to both deliver a specific layer of functionality and enable rapid prototyping, allowing development teams to focus their efforts on the value they add and gain time for more innovation.
Posted: 24 Feb 2010 | Published: 24 Feb 2010

Attivio, Inc.

Accelerate Performance in Human Resources
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses HR challenges and metrics solutions for improving operations.
Posted: 02 Feb 2012 | Published: 27 Jan 2012

SAP America, Inc.

Accelerate ROI for Business Process Management with IBM Solutions Designed for Rapid Deployment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With IBM products, services and programs, businesses can develop business process management solutions to support their business priorities and objectives, both now and in the years ahead. Read this paper to learn how.
Posted: 02 Jul 2010 | Published: 15 Jan 2010

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CHURN DEFINITION (continued): …  and especially attrition. The rate of attrition, known as the churn rate, is an important business metric.Churn is frequently spoken of in a communications context, where it refers to the tendency of Internet and cell-phone subscribers to switch providers. The most common reasons for churn are dissatisfaction with an existing provider, the lure of a lower price for equivalent service from a different provider, and the lure of better service for the same price from a different provider. Churn can also result from achange in the subscriber's geographic location, the desire for increasedconnection … 
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