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Lori Bocklund

Lori Bocklund
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Lori Bocklund is the Founder and President of Strategic Contact. With over 25 years of experience in the contact center industry, she brings an extensive knowledge of technologies, processes, and organizational structures to each client engagement and solves real business challenges. She's a widely published author and regular speaker at industry conferences.​ Lori is the 2015 recipient of the International Customer Management Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
What to Do When Your IVR Goes Out of Support

What to Do When Your IVR Goes Out of Support

As some folks gaze into the future, they see a world filled with smartphones where users routinely text instead of call. With that in...
Opportunities for AI in the Contact Center

Opportunities for AI in the Contact Center

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is breaking the hype meter in the contact center industry. While it’s only in the early adopter stages, it appears to...
2018 Contact Center Technology Survey Reveals Critical Needs

2018 Contact Center Technology Survey Reveals Critical Needs

Our 2018 contact center technology survey shows that some things never change, even in an era of massive change! It had been six years...
Contact Center Volume Reduction Is a Multichannel Opportunity

Volume Reduction Is a Multichannel Opportunity

Our annual challenges and priorities survey, as well as our project experience, show that high attrition, absence and adherence issues, and the uphill battle...
How to Get the Best Results from Your RFP

How to Get the Best Results from Your RFP

Request for Proposal. RFP. Frontline users and vendors alike let out a collective groan at the prospect of a long, cumbersome and painful process....
Good, Fast and Cheap! Can You Really Have It All?

Good, Fast and Cheap! Can You Really Have It All?

The old saying, “Good, fast, cheap… pick two,” tells us we can’t have it all. But today’s low-cost contact center technology options send a...
Implementation of Contact Center Technology

Fast Implementation with Success

Look up “hasty” and you will find synonyms that convey speed and quickness next to others with less flattering connotations: injudicious, thoughtless, impulsive, and...
Is SIP Right for Your Contact Center?

Is SIP Right for Your Contact Center?

Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) has been around for many years and has become the de facto answer for both network trunking and endpoints, or...
Fraud Prevention in the Contact Center

Build Your Strategy for Authentication and Fraud Prevention

Optimizing authentication and preventing fraud are hot topics in the industry. Knowledge Based Authentication (KBA) has been the approach for most centers until now;...
Cloud Ushers in New Rules for Contact Center Technology Selection

Cloud Ushers in “New Rules” for Technology Selection

Procurement processes are undergoing change in concert with the revolution ushered in by cloud solutions. Buyers want the benefits of advanced technology without the...
Fraud Prevention in the Contact Center

Fraud Prevention

“Bad guys” seem to be lurking around every corner these days. Whether you are a financial institution protecting people’s money and identities or are...
Building a Resilient Contact Center

Building a Resilient Contact Center

In the era of “five nines” of reliability, contact center leaders didn’t worry too much about the resiliency of their technology: It was always...