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Empowered customers are disrupting every industry, ushering in a 20-year business cycle Forrester calls the age of the customer. In the age of the customer, the only sustainable competitive advantage is knowledge of and engagement with customers. The most successful enterprises will reinvent themselves to systematically understand and serve increasingly powerful customers. While companies have always, to a greater or lesser extent, called themselves "customer-centric," this is different. This is not about "customer-centric" thinking or "the customer is always right." Instead, the new power of customers means that a focus on the customer now matters more than any other strategic imperative.
Success in the age of the customer will be dictated by transforming customer experience, accelerating digital business, embracing the mobile mind shift, and turning big data into business insights.
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