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  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    In its 2013 benchmark report, Retail Systems Research shares the latest analytics technologies that retailers are looking at to plan, execute and measure pricing and promotional strategies. Read more.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: April, 2013

    The seventh annual retail pricing survey by Retail Systems Research (RSR) is one of the most anticipated benchmarks of the year. It is an opportunity for retailers to get answers to their most challenging pricing questions and measure themselves against hundreds of other retailers who participated.

    So why would RSR use the term “tough love” in the title of its 2013 pricing report? Because the data tells us that while some retailers continue to succeed with aggressive price-based promotions, others are failing miserably. As retailers become less dependent on store traffic, and focus more on promotions across multiple channels, expectations about improving margins and top-line sales are shifting. Those retailers without the integrated technology to analyze their past history, respond quickly to competitors, and forecast the impact of pricing decisions will be seriously constrained. Read more about RSR’s top recommendations on how to plan, execute and measure the real impact of price changes.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Mail Marketing from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Responsys, Listrak, Bronto, and CQuotient.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Mail Marketing from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Responsys, Listrak, Bronto, and CQuotient.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Holiday Readiness from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, and NetElixir.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Holiday Readiness from the August 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, and NetElixir.

  • Presented by: Avalara

    If passed, businesses not currently required to collect sales tax nationally will have to. Even if it doesn’t pass, states are finding ways to extend Nexus and are collecting aggressively.

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    Webinar
    Date: September, 2013

    The Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013

    If passed, businesses not currently required to collect sales tax nationally will have to.  Even if it doesn’t pass, states are finding ways to extend Nexus and are collecting aggressively.

    Download this webinar to learn about:

    - The Marketplace Fariness Act
    - State sales tax initiatives
    - How automation keeps you ahead of the changes

  • Presented by: Listrak

    Last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, saw a noticeable shift in consumer shopping behaviors. Online sales soared 14% over 2011, reaching $289 billion, and mobile sales drove 11% of the record-setting holiday season.

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    White Paper
    Date: August, 2013

    Last year, particularly in the fourth quarter, saw a noticeable shift in consumer shopping behaviors. Online sales soared 14% over 2011, reaching $289 billion, and mobile sales drove 11% of the record-setting holiday season. In fact, online sales are growing seven times greater than offline retail, with mobile accounting for one in every 10 eCommerce dollars spent.  

    mCommerce is making an impact, and marketers are adapting new best practices to ensure they reach customers across multiple channels. MarketingSherpa found that 58% of email marketers are developing new strategies for mobile smartphones and tablets.

    You only have one chance to make an impression on your customers and every click counts. As you prepare for the holidays it is imperative that you not only think about the inbox but also the device. Responsive email design allows you to create mobile-friendly emails that look great no matter where they’re opened.  It will help you improve engagement and interaction as it greatly enhances usability.

    Sponsored by Listrak

  • Presented by: Conversocial

    10% of JackThreads customer service queries now come through social media - where they have achieved an amazing 95% positive sentiment rating.

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    Case Study
    Date: September, 2013

    JackThreads saw the number of interactions they can process per hour increase tenfold. 

    Read the Case Study to Learn How JackThreads:

    - JackThreads has gained a fast growing online following: collectively over 400,000 people on Facebook and Twitter and a 366% growth in new members year-over-year
    - Customers clicking from social networks to JackThreads.com account for 13.8% of the site’s traffic, making it No. 7 in the Social Media 300, an Internet Retailer research guide that ranks retailers by the percentage of traffic to their web sites from social networks
    - Since switching to Conversocial, JackThreads has been able to process 7-10 times more interactions per hour, and allowed them to better plan their resourcing to match agents with customer demand

    Sponsored by: Conversocial

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    Fixing the five Google Enhanced Campaign mistakes you're probably making.

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    IR Thought Leadership
    Date: November, 2013

    For better or worse, Google's switchover to Enhanced Campaigns happened. Now e-retailers are trying to figure out how to make the most of it. Here are five mistakes they are probably making with Enhanced Campaigns and tips from Jackie Jenkins, product manager, ChannelAdvisor, that will put them on the right track.

    Sponsored by ChannelAdvisor

  • Presented by: CORESense Inc.

    Selecting the right retail system for your business is an important decision. To help you understand all the options, CORESense has developed the following collateral.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Selecting the right retail system for your business is an important decision. To help you understand all the options, CORESense has developed the following collateral.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Global E-Commerce from the February 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring MelissaData, TransExpress, and Hermes.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: February, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Global E-Commerce from the February 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring MelissaData, TransExpress, and Hermes.

  • Most flash sales models send a daily email to members or promote specials on their web sites. Both scenarios create a specific window of time for order processing.

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    White Paper
    Date: December, 2012

    Most flash sales models send a daily email to members or promote specials on their web sites. Both scenarios create a specific window of time for order processing. For example, Internet retailer Gilt Groupe notifies its members of daily sales at noon. By design, there is an inherent urgency that is created, both for the customer to purchase products and for the fulfillment and warehouse operators to process orders and get them shipped in a timely manner.

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    ChannelAdvisor partnered with Mobile Money Network, a leading mobile payments company, to create this Retailer’s Guide to Mobile eBook. By explaining the opportunities that mobile offers retailers across every channel, this eBook will help you create a strategy to maximize your m-commerce revenue.

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    Free Guide
    Date: January, 2013

    Retailer's Guide to Mobile

    ChannelAdvisor partnered with Mobile Money Network, a leading mobile payments company, to create this Retailer’s Guide to Mobile eBook. By explaining the opportunities that mobile offers retailers across every channel, this eBook will help you create a strategy to maximize your m-commerce revenue.

    The data in the Retailer's Guide to Mobile outlines how to:

    • Maximize multichannel revenues
    • Create the best mobile experience possible
    • Improve sales conversions
    • And more

    Download the eBook now!

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    Right item, right price, right location. That combination is the holy grail for every retailer. If it has been elusive in the past, it is no longer, thanks to High-Performance Retailing.

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2012

    High-Performance Retailing (HPR) takes traditional retailing challenges, such as pricing, inventory and markdowns, and provides unprecedented insights on a SKU-by-SKU, aisle-by-aisle level. Expand the precise, fast and efficient analysis to a regional or national scale, and discover how HPR can boost your company’s bottom line.

    In this white paper, learn about the eight benefits of implementing HPR and how it can:

    • Respond to your customers’ local and seasonal merchandise demands.
    • Maximize retail spaces with the right product mix.
    • Implement new plans that address specific store needs – with amazing speed.

  • Presented by: Soasta

    Australian flash-sale retailer OZSALE took heed when competitors organized a “Click Frenzy” one-day sale in November 2012, only to see their sites fail under the weight of heavy traffic. So OZSALE did its homework before promoting its own “Flash Frenzy sale.”

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    Case Study
    Date: August, 2013

    Australian flash-sale retailer OZSALE took heed when competitors organized a "Click Frenzy" one-day sale in November 2012, only to see their sites fail under the weight of heavy traffic. So OZSALE did its homework before promoting its own "Flash Frenzy sale."

    Testing beforehand identified problems that were making the OZSALE site unstable at traffic levels well below what the retailer expected to attract in its big sale. Those insights enabled OZSALE to fix flaws in advance of the promotion. The results speak for themselves:

    During "Flash Frenzy," OZSALE.com.au achieved four times the amount of traffic over its closest flash sale competitors.

    Highlights include:

    - Revenue hit more than $5 million
    - As predicted, more than 50% of sales revenue came in via mobile
    - 80,000 new members pre-registered prior to the event
    - 160% increase in new visitors
    - 160% increase in page views and 80% increase in unique browsers

    Click here to read the case study that explains how OZSALE conducted these tests, what it found, and how it ensured that its e-commerce site would stand up to a huge spike in traffic.

    Sponsored by: SOASTA

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Moderated by Don Davis, editor-in-chief of Internet Retailer magazine, our live, 60-minute webinar will highlight the leaders and trends shaping U.S. e-commerce.

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    Webinar
    Date: September, 2013

    Internet Retailer's 2013 Top 500 Guide® comprehensively ranks and profiles the 500 web merchants who control 76% of the $226 billion U.S. e-commerce market. How did these e-retailers achieve this elite status? What are their secrets of success that you can emulate, regardless of the size of your e-retailing business?

    The answers to those and other questions will be revealed by the authors of the Top 500 Guide®, who know America's 500 largest e-retailers better than anyone, during our first-ever Top 500 Guide® webinar: Top 500 Secrets Revealed: Strategies of the Leading Online Retailers. Let our researchers' key findings guide your decision-making as you finalize your goals for the upcoming holiday season.

    Register to View and Learn:

    - How to compete against Amazon.com
    - Which factors boost—or lower—conversion rate
    - Which merchants aggressively market themselves online
    - Insights on shopper demographics

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Technology from the June 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring CardinalCommerce, SecureBuy, and AmericanEagle.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: June, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Technology from the June 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring CardinalCommerce, SecureBuy, and AmericanEagle.

  • Presented by: UzerZoom

    To help retailers understand this challenge, UserZoom conducted a usability study with 200 female smartphone and tablet shoppers, asking them to complete several tasks on top apparel sites using their mobile devices. The results provide retailers insight into common pain points in the mobile shopping experience that they can address in their own mobile strategies.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    Measuring the User Experience of Retail Web Stores on Tablet Devices

    Many retailers are still not taking advantage of the shopping potential offered by mobile devices and tablets, or are providing mobile experiences that fall below consumers’ expectations.

    To help retailers understand this challenge, UserZoom conducted a usability study with 200 female smartphone and tablet shoppers, asking them to complete several tasks on top apparel sites using their mobile devices. The results provide retailers insight into common pain points in the mobile shopping experience that they can address in their own mobile strategies.

    By downloading the report you’ll learn:

    – What's important to users when shopping on a tablet?
    – What makes users abandon a purchase?
    – Do users prefer a mobile web or app?
    – How does having a tablet optimized site affect consumer satisfaction?

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fraud Prevention from the March 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring UniteU, Kount, Neustar, and SecureBuy.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: March, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fraud Prevention from the March 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring UniteU, Kount, Neustar, and SecureBuy.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fulfillment from the May 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, Hermes, Innotrac, and Kiva Systems.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: May, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on Fulfillment from the May 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring SaddleCreek, Hermes, Innotrac, and Kiva Systems.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Senior Analyst Andy Hoar from Forrester Research teamed up with Internet Retailer in the fall of 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind large-scale survey of B2B companies, including wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.

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    Webinar
    Date: November, 2013

    Although the dollar volume of business-to-business e-commerce in the United States is more than twice that of business-to-consumer e-commerce, to date no one has published detailed or credible B2B e-commerce benchmarks…until now.

    Senior Analyst Andy Hoar from Forrester Research teamed up with Internet Retailer in the fall of 2013 to conduct a first-of-its-kind large-scale survey of B2B companies, including wholesalers, distributors, suppliers, and manufacturers.

    Hoar reported on the results of this survey in this webinar, presenting critical insights about how B2B companies are performing online.

    In this webinar, Hoar discussed:

    - B2B benchmarks for online revenue, costs and expenses, and loyalty, including conversion rates, abandonment rates, average order values, online sales penetration and growth rates and Net Promoter Scores
    - How and where B2B e-commerce operations are prioritizing budget and spending plans for online and mobile
    - What geographies B2B companies are targeting for market expansion
    - Which e-commerce features and functions B2B companies are prioritizing for development in the next 12-24 months
    - Where B2B companies are focusing in 2014 to close the online customer experience gap with B2C sites

    This webinar was organized by Internet Retailer and sponsored by e-commerce technology provider hybris.

  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    When a shopper has to wait, she can quickly grow frustrated, making her more likely to click or tap to a competitor's site. And if that shopper finds the competitor's site meets or exceeds her expectations, chances are she'll remain loyal to that retailer.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: November, 2013

    Performance Equals Profit

    New technologies help keep sites humming, and revenue flowing.

    Speed matters. Online retailers know that sluggish site performance directly impacts the metrics they care most about: customer satisfaction, conversions, brand reputation and revenue.

    This Special Report sponsored by InstartLogic and Neustar

  • Presented by: RJMetrics

    Learn how to improve sales and increase ROI by optimizing your holiday marketing strategy from the leaders in e-commerce analytics. RJMetrics helps hundreds of online retailers measure and optimize their most important metrics.

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    Free Guide
    Date: November, 2013

    Whoever said the holidays were the most wonderful time of the year was clearly not an e-commerce marketer. While the rest of the world is off roasting chestnuts over open fires, you're faced with:

    - Monumental competition
    - Erratic shopping behaviors
    - Marketing to a whole new customer

    Learn how to improve sales and increase ROI by optimizing your holiday marketing strategy from the leaders in e-commerce analytics.

    RJMetrics helps hundreds of online retailers measure and optimize their most important metrics.

    Sponsored by: RJMetrics

  • Presented by: Akamai

    Optimize Your Web Performance to Deliver a Better Omnichannel Experience

    Learn:
    - How mobile had a breakthrough year
    - The impact of web performance on your business
    - How to address the challenges of situational performance

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    White Paper
    Date: February, 2013

    Did you know that 88% of online consumers are less likely to return to a site after a bad experience?* With thresholds for customer abandonment growing ever shorter across desktop and mobile experiences, site performance is playing an increasingly critical role in sales results.  More than ever, it is critical to optimize the omnichannel shopping experience for consumers.

    * Gomez whitepaper “Why Performance Matters”

    Now is the time to plan your 2013 strategy to enable the best web experience for your customers.

    Presenters:
    Doug Rassner
    Product Manager
    MICROS-Retail

    Curtis Corl
    Vice President
    Dollar Tree Store

    Lelah Manz
    eCommerce Strategist
    Akamai Technologies

    Don Davis
    Editor in Chief
    Internet Retailer

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    The digital perspective comes into sharper focus in this report, along with a host of technology enablers. Read about key merchandising strategies that help retailers appeal to tech-savvy shoppers.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: September, 2013

    In RSR's sixth annual benchmark report, Merchandising Today, the new digital perspective comes into sharper focus, along with a host of technology enablers. Based on a survey of more than 130 respondents, the report reveals key merchandising strategies that will help retailers appeal to tech-savvy shoppers. Read about the top three opportunities to improve merchandising processes, and the top three organizational inhibitors that prevent moving forward, as well as recommendations to overcome these organizational setbacks. You will also learn about why many of these respondents have implemented demand forecasting within the past 12 months, and are educating themselves on omnichannel merchandising analytics, inventory management, assortment planning and pricing optimization.

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  • Presented by: Internet Retailer

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Platforms from the September 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Amazon, AT&T, and Virid.

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    IR Special Reports
    Date: September, 2013

    Each month, Internet Retailer magazine features special sponsored reports on various e-commerce solutions, featuring one technology and sometimes multiple featured vendors in each report. Download this featured special report on E-Commerce Platforms from the September 2013 issue of IR magazine. Featuring Amazon, AT&T, and Virid.

  • Presented by: RSA Silver Tail

    Distinguish Between Customers and Criminals Online. Register for this roundtable session and learn first-hand from leading analysts at the Ponemon Institute.

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    Webinar
    Date: December, 2013

    Stay Ahead of Cybercrime – Distinguish Between Customers and Criminals Online

    Register for this roundtable session and learn first-hand from leading analysts at the Ponemon Institute about:

    - The top e-commerce threats to online retailers

    - The economic impact of cybercrime on revenue and brand value

    - The role of behavioral analytics in distinguishing customers from criminals online

    Sponsored by RSA

  • Presented by: Neustar

    This Internet Retailer article explains the importance of website load testing to find and fix problems and protect the bottom line. Get web performance and holiday preparation advice from experts as you gear up for your company's most critical revenue season.

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    Industry Reports
    Date: August, 2013

    For online retailers, time is truly money. Just ask any e-retailer whose website has crashed or ground to a halt during back-to-school marketing or the holidays. Downtime or slow performance takes a costly toll in clicks, conversions and revenues, often when you can least afford it. Increasingly, retail and ecommerce companies are seeing a correlation between website performance and revenue performance. With back-to-school selling upon us and the holidays approaching fast, traffic-proofing ecommerce sites is an urgent priority. This Internet Retailer article explains the importance of website load testing to find and fix problems and protect the bottom line. Discover why it's a best practice to take a dual approach, getting baseline data from synthetic website testing and combining it with data about real customer visits. Get web performance and holiday preparation advice from experts as you gear up for your company's most critical revenue season.

    Download the free article to learn:

    - What's at stake: clicks, conversions and online revenues

    - Why retailers do both synthetic and real-user testing

    - How Marketing and IT each have key roles to play

    - The importance of using test results to optimize your site

    Sponsored by Neustar

  • Presented by: SAS Institute Inc.

    This study examines the importance of using omnichannel customer engagement to gain deeper consumer insight. Also included are an in-depth look at how leading retailers use analytics, as well as a review of business analytics vendors.

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    White Paper
    Date: July, 2013

    The benchmark study includes an in-depth look at how best-in-class retailers use analytics, as well as a review of business analytics software vendors. The authors surveyed senior retail executives and collected secondary research from public and proprietary sources.

    One of the key themes of the study is the extent to which retailers can use analytics insights to drive strategic decisions. Findings reveal that in a time of unprecedented change in retail, brick-and-mortar retail stores must look to omnichannel customer engagement to gain deeper consumer insight. Key findings include:

    -       Retailers' analytics maturity is low. The survey found that 40% of retailers believe they lag behind their competitors in terms of analytics maturity, 40% think they are only at par.

    -       Data management and integration will be a key area of investment. In an effort to increase analytical maturity, retailers will invest in contextual, visual and mobile-friendly delivery of insights.

    -       Retailers' e-commerce/omnichannel function has the highest potential to use analytics strategically.

    -       Usability and access are critical.

    To find out more, download the full report.

  • Presented by: ChannelAdvisor

    With the high number of comparison shopping engines and differing requirements for data feeds, many e-commerce managers find comparison shopping to be a difficult channel to navigate.

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    White Paper
    Date: January, 2013

    Don't Let These Missteps Trip Up Your Strategy

    With the high number of comparison shopping engines and differing requirements for data feeds, many e-commerce managers find comparison shopping to be a difficult channel to navigate.

    This "Top 5 Comparison Shopping Misconceptions" white paper identifies the top 5 mistaken beliefs most retailers have about managing their comparison shopping programs and how the ChannelAdvisor Platform can help rectify these strategy missteps.

    Download this white paper now!