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Nuance Takes Speech Technology Literally into the Clouds

I recently spent some time at the Speechtek 2011 event in New York and while there I had a chance to speak with a number of companies including Nuance Communications and in my conversation with company representatives Dena Skrbina and...

Will Contact Centers Boost US Employment Again?

It was 1991 when the US was in the midst of a recession and economic development agencies worldwide started to court the editors of this publication to write articles about their location as attractive places to start a new center....

Voice Carrier Wants a Big Piece of the SMB VoIP Pie

The business VoIP market has a tremendous amount of growth potential based on a recent FCC report I highlighted last week. And perhaps the most exciting aspect of the market is there is no single leading player which comes to...

Solid Video Ad Worth Watching

I just came across a video ad for the call center software company Calabrio which was very good - I really liked it. I am, like most people - inundated with advertising but in this case, I smiled and really...

Interactive Intelligence Announces Positive Preliminary Earnings

There are a few things I wish for regarding earnings in the tech space. I wish I had time to give my thoughts on every announcement I wish they were all as good as what Interactive Intelligence just accomplished In...

Must-Attend Networking Event at ITEXPO

Please be sure to come to the Bonaventure Brewing Company Patio at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel this Monday, Oct 4th, 5:30-8:30 PM for some of the best networking at the show. I have attended many events at this location at...

Improve Call Quality and Save Lives

Apologies for the extreme headline - but please hear me out  I just couldn't help think about how stress impacts health as I read a new survey from Empirix showing that poor customer service in organizations not only costs companies...

Leverage Social Influencers with Pursway

Human beings are extremely social creatures and the term social networking which we often tie to the electronic world of blogs, Facebook and Twitter is really just an extension of what humans did before the age of computers and interconnected...

Some TMC Newsroom Videos from DC

As you may recall, some of my team has come down to DC to interview companies in the local area. Here are some of the first videos for your viewing pleasure. Apple users can click on the company names for...

Communications in the Cloud Webinar

As the move to the cloud gathers steam, the competition has grown substantially and a trend worth watching is what happens to the pure-play cloud communications companies when the CPE competition migrates to the cloud as well? Recently Joe Staples,...

Apple Shows the Success of Sticker Marketing

My mother received an iPad from the family on Mother's Day and when she opened the box I noticed there was no user manual but there was an Apple sticker. How amazing I thought that customers are accepting of being...

VanillaSoft: Social Media Important in Sales but Watch Time Waste

I recently sat down with Ken Murray - President & CEO VanillaSoft to discuss his views on social networking, prospecting and making more sales. His company sells a solution which helps companies manage leads more effectively by providing an autodialer,...

Nimble Will Rock Your Social CRM World

When it comes to CRM, Jon Ferrara may be one of the most important people you don't know. If we go back a bit to the mid-eighties the call center/CRM market was dominated by a company called Brock Control Systems....

Epygi Adds PBX Features, Moves Upmarket

One certainty in the world is that feature wars often get fought in the battle to win the most customers. If you don't beleive me, think of how few features your car had 15 years ago compared to today. In...

Sytel Limited Expands to US

Sytel Limited. A company with a strong dialer and scripting engine is expanding into customer service, media blending and more recently, the US. As more customers look for SMS support, Sytel allows these short messages to be integrated into the...

Funny Customer Service Video

If you are Visa, you have to be a bit miffed that this video is floating around touting your poor customer service. As I have been saying for a while now, in an age of social media, you have to...

Social Media is Mainstream Media

Here is my Publisher's Outlook which will appear in the March 2010 issue of Customer Interaction Solutions Magazine. I hope you find it useful Last month I spent some time discussing how social networking will impact your company on search...

One Line, Multiple Caller-ID

A while back I saw research showing a much higher rate of answered calls if they originate from the same area code. After researching for a while I can't find the source for the information but it is an intuitive...

Will Avaya's Nortel Acquisition be a Success?

Avaya recently completed its acquisition of Nortel's assets and the most important question in the enterprise communications space for 2010 is what happens next. Avaya and Nortel were two of the industry's most dominant players and also fiercely competitive -...

Teach a Man to Fish as Unemployment Cure

As international outsourcing claims more jobs, two things happen - unemployment in developed nations increases and companies lower their costs. As sad as this is for now unemployed workers, it is a byproduct of automation - the internet and IP...

Broadsoft: The 800-Pound Call Center Gorilla

The behind the scenes company powering a call center near you In the year 2000 when society was in the midst of realizing how technology and the internet in particular was going to change the world, I noticed there was...

Nortel: Unified Communications Reduces Healthcare Costs

Companies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the decades to ensure their contact centers are as efficient as possible. In a business where you have hundreds of agents in a call center you have to worry about any...

ITEXPO West 2009 Keynote: Dr. Don Brown

After an introduction for me, Dr. Don Brown, a true communications visionary and veteran began a presentation at ITEXPO West 2009 which asked where the value was in communications. He explained CEBP and unified communications were terms made up by...

PAETEC Chairman and CEO Arunas Chesonis ITEXPO West 2009 Keynote

PAETEC Chairman and CEO Arunas Chesonis was the final keynote speaker at ITEXPO West 2009 and got things kicked off with some great music and energy. In an energetic opening he shook up the crowd with flash as well as...

ShoreTel CEO John Combs ITEXPO West 2009 Keynote

John W. Combs took the stage at ITEXPO West 2009 to kickoff the keynote addresses of the show. Speaking to a packed room he explained how communications and technology can be integrated to change how information technology professionals are viewed...
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