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How Nuance is Powering the Voice Economy

It's no secret that voice interfaces have become one of the most successful product categories in recent years. With the price point of smart speakers dropping to the same level as a week's worth of Starbucks, many consumers have filled...

Jabra Responds To Evolving Workplace with Engage 65, 75

After exhaustive interviews with 400 call center professionals and IT administrators, Jabra set out to design headsets for the evolving workplace. Respondents told them, automation was handling the easy tasks leaving the higher value phone calls to be handled by agents. Also, as...

NewVoiceMedia Brings Salesforce AI into the Contact Center

Artificial intelligence is permeating every sector of business including customer contact and NewVoiceMedia is doing its part to help improve productivity as you embark upon digital transformation.John Eng (pictured above), CMO explained they make Salesforce Einstein real-time... They eliminate the need for...

Sharpen adds AI and Cloud to Agent-First Contact Center

Sharpen provides a cloud-based agent-first contact center solution with simple pricing and AI-powered in-line training, microlearning, and conversational coaching.The company hails itself as the solution to these problems: Slow Release Cycles Expensive New versions Clunky/Confusing UI No/Limited API’s Expensive to...

Talkdesk Really Differentiates with Enterprise Contact Center

In a short amount of time Talkdesk has amassed 1,400 global customers according to an exclusive interview we had with CEO, Tiago Paiva (above left; Yours Truly on the right).We've followed his company's progress since inception and through sheer will and...

Why IoT Companies Will Soon be Chasing Lumavate

Few people have heard of Lumavate but at the conclusion of this post you'll be convinced that they likely point to the future of at least one segment of the IoT market.Before we get into the company, lets delve into...

Nuance Brings Artificial Intelligence to the Omnichannel World

"The robots aren’t coming, they are here," is all I could think of today as I mulled over my notes from a recent meeting with Gregory Pal, Vice President, Marketing, Strategy & Business Development at Nuance Communications. Coincidently I also...

How TextGen Converges Texting with Service

Face it, your customers don’t want to talk on the phone, they want to communicate with you the way they do with everyone else, using text. Sure, this is a generational issue but the young are getting older. Moreover, the...

At Stew Leonard's Deciding Who to Serve First

I had a fascinating trip recently to Stew Leonard’s where I witnessed employees having a conversation about customer service. If you aren’t familiar, “Stews” as we affectionately call it started in 1969 and is a huge grocery store in TMC’s...

Oracle Customer Experience Live Blog

The event is about to begin.Judy Sim CMO takes the stageMark Hurd President takes the stage.Mark started off talking about the need for happy customers. Only 30% of customers can engage with customers on mobile - few of these people...

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...

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...

RightNow Technologies Optimistic About Future

Last month I reached out to Greg Gianforte the CEO of RightNowTechnologies regarding how his company is doing. Why? Well the hosted communications/call center/CRM market seems to be doing better than others as a result of reduced CAPEX budgets and...

Comcast Embraces Twitter

Comcast has been known for poor customer service in the past but is now on the leading edge and should be commended. You can follow the happenings at the company on Twitter and immediately engage with a corporate exec. Here...

A Candid Interview With Greg Gianforte, CEO of RightNow

Is service the new sales? According to Greg Gianforte, CEO and founder of RightNow, not only is this a true statement but sales is the highest form of service. In a recent podcast interview with Yours Truly, Gianforte explained how companies...

Learn From Skype

I have noticed something counter-intuitive and it has to do with quality of experience as compared to the cost of a product. What I mean is that generally speaking when you pay more for something you get better service. First...

Calabrio's Call Center Solutions Advance

The trend towards unification is something you can see everywhere from cellular phones which now include music players, GPS and cameras to desktop software allowing communications with once disparate applications. One company in the call center space which is surfing...

E-Mail Customer Service Complaints

Few things annoy me  as much as poor e-mail interactions with companies I either purchase from or am thinking of purchasing from. I am sick and tired of companies who send me an auto-response e-mail and then never follow through...

Sprint Complaints

Sprint Complaints Last night I got together with my family for dinner and I found that my Aunt was desperate to talk with me about her recent customer service experience with Sprint. She upgraded her phone and it wouldn't work...

Nice Systems Win

Nice Systems recently reported multi-million dollar contracts with a number of banks. The banks are using NICE Perform, part of NICE SmartCenter, as well as an enterprise fraud solution from Actimize, which NICE acquired in August. With NICE SmartCenter these...

Big Brother Service Provider

If I told you a book distributor with a virtual monopoly in most of the US was blocking the distribution of books it found inappropriate, what would you say? What would our government do if such a practice took place?...

Comcast Customer Support

This morning I went to Wikipedia to look up the formal definition for the term ballistic. Most of us know there is a term “going ballistic” which basically means freaking out in a potentially violent manner. Wikipedia doesn’t have an...

Off to ITEXPO West 2007

I am sitting in the airport this morning on my way to LA and reading Russell Shaw’s coverage of new research which discusses how websites of telecom companies are no good. Russell says this is information we already know. Interestingly...

Nice Systems

Brian Spraetz, Senior Product Marketing Manager NICE Systems Inc., recently sat down with me (virtually over e-mail :) )to discuss IP communications and NICE’s upcoming presentation at ITEXPO.   NICE Systems is the leading provider of Insight from Interactions, offering...
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