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Homeland Security and EU Remind us Companies are Not Cybersecure

In case the news of constant breaches isn't enough to inform you that most companies are not prepared for cyberattacks, recently, the...

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Fuze Touts Rapid Growth and Significant Samsung Partnership

Fuze is a global UCaaS provider – in business since 2006. Their average seat size is greater than 3,000 with 40% of...

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Infovista Ipanema SD-WAN Now With Nextgen Application Intelligence+ and Cloud-Native Orchestration

In an in-person interview, Ricardo Belmar, Sr. Dr. Global Enterprise Marketing, Infovista explained the company’s Ipanema SD-WAN has enhanced application intelligence as...

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CallMiner Makes AI-Fueled Speech Analytics a Reality

CallMiner allows organizations to extract intelligence from customer interactions,” said Scott Kendrick, VP of Marketing In an in-person interview. You may know...

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Omilia Conversational AI Expands into Cloud

Omilia is a software company focusing on customer service automation. They have an AI system commercially deployed at large scale. They handle...

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PCM Enhances Collaboration Portfolio

PCM is the 2.3 billion dollar a year organization you may not have heard of. They were once PC Mall – remember...

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Beware of New Zealand-Related Scams and Malware Campaigns

Please make note of this important warning from DHS: ---In the wake of the recent New Zealand mosque shooting, the Cybersecurity and...

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Richard Branson Loves Me

December 16, 2005

Talk about bizarre e-mail marketing. I just got the following e-mail from Virgin Atlantic, which I think I've flown once in my life. My comments have been inserted...in bold.

Dear Tracey,

Has a phone call from Richard Branson been on your holiday wish list as long as you can remember? [No, never...not even that time I took all that cough medicine with codeine.] Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, your wish is about to be granted - he's waiting by the phone! [Why?

Assault On English

December 14, 2005

Video On News Web Sites

December 12, 2005

Regulation & Politicians

December 8, 2005

"Podcast" Officially A Word

December 7, 2005

Disaster? What Disaster

December 6, 2005

Knowlagent Shutting Down?

November 30, 2005

Corporate IT's Downfall?

November 30, 2005

A column by The Washington Post's Steven Pearlstein discusses the increasingly popularity of the idea that the large IT infrastructures maintained by most large companies today will become unnecessary. Just as in the early days of electricity, when companies generated their own power until an advisor to Thomas Edison pointed out that better economies of scale could be achieved by centralizing electricity generation, allowing companies to share it off a centralized grid (and thus giving birth to the first public electric utility company), some IT industry visionaries are endorsing this method for the future of corporate information technology.

By sharing centralized IT resources, companies could pay for only what they use and radically lower their administration budgets.

Find the column here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/29/AR2005112901096.html?nav=hcmodule

Impatient Customers

November 29, 2005

Preliminary research from a Dimension Data report released today indicates that Americans are the most impatient customers in the world.

Contact centers in North America report that Americans are impatient – willing to wait an average of only 37 seconds for their calls to be answered. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, customers are willing to wait 67 seconds before abandoning a call; and people in Asia-Pacific are the most patient, willing to hold on a full 72 seconds.

The 35-second difference between Americans and people in the Far East may not seem like much, but multiply that by a million calls, and you'll see that the difference is enough to completely change the modes of operation between U.S.

Walmart Versus America?

November 28, 2005

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