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10 Reasons why CurrentC Will Lose the Mobile Payment War

By now, most of us have heard that retailers such as CVS allowed NFC-based payments for a few days via Apple Pay...

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Why E-Mail Sucks and How to Make it Smarter

Many of us live in email. I get hundreds per day and I need almost every message. I am also a source...

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The Contact Center's Seemingly Oxymoronic Play: How to Decrease Costs Yet Improve Customer Service

I was recently asked to talk to some of our many contact center customers about the new contact center trends.  It...

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The New Facet of Customer Experience Management - Field Service 2.0

By: Rhodo Odysseos, Product/Solution Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent, and Jess Verbruggen, Motive Integrated Marketing Assistant, Alcatel-Lucent

Traditionally, communications service providers (CSPs) have treated the field service aspect of their organization as a cost center. Field technicians engaged in maintenance activities were simply a part of the cost of doing business.  More recently, the communications industry in general and the field service arena in particular, has been disrupted by immense changes in the customer profile, service expectations, and behaviors.

Field service is often the only face of the company that a customer will ever see, so it’s not a surprise that CSPs are striving to make a positive impact on customers in this realm. Achieving full potential in field service saves CSPs a lot of time and money. Productivity and efficiency reviews targeted at field service operations, done correctly, can reinforce other areas of the business by increasing customer satisfaction and improving safety and quality. 

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Amazon Fire Phone Should be a Laptop

I’ve written a lot of headlines in my life but this one is among the oddest. Why on earth does a phone...

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Apple Pay Vs. Google Wallet

Replacing credit cards can likely only be done if the new system is dead-easy to use and it moreover has to be...

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Signaling Offers Great Differentiation for Mobile Value-Added Service Offerings

We’ve all heard that some Value Added Services (VAS) revenue such as Short Message Service (SMS) are starting to decline in...

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Biz IT Pro Delivers CRM Solution for QRPS

August 31, 2007

"Top 10 In The World" Spammer Arrested

May 31, 2007


You've probably never heard of 27-year-old Seattle-based Robert Alan Soloway.

But he knows you.

He has helped legions of people try to sell you Viagra, miracle weight loss cures, hair regrowing serum, vitamins and Canadian drugs. He's helped people inform you that you won the lottery in countries you've never visited He's the enabler who lets people pretending they are your bank contact you because they just happened to forget your account number and need you to remind them. Oh...and your PIN and your mother's maiden name, while you're at it.




Offshore Threat Exaggeration

May 17, 2007

Interactive Intelligence Q1 Financials

May 1, 2007

Women In The Blogosphere

April 30, 2007

SugarCRM Announces Developer Conference

April 24, 2007

Pioneering IP Contact Centers

April 12, 2007

Disconnect From Customer Reality

April 4, 2007

I'm editing a contributed feature from Witness Systems for the May issue and ran across this tidbit of information that shocked even me:

"Global consultancy Bain & Company asked 362 companies whether they believed they had delivered a “superior experience” to their customers. Eighty percent of the companies said that they had indeed done so. Bain then asked the customers of these companies if they felt they’d received superior service. Only eight percent agreed that they had."

If the old phrase "delusions of adequacy" can be invoked here, it seems to apply in breathtaking amounts, to b-to-c company executives and management.



Dreaming Of Headsets

March 29, 2007

Vonage Injunction

March 23, 2007

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