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Lori Bocklund

Lori Bocklund
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.
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...
Deciding on Cloud vs On-Premise Technology for the Contact Center

Big Decisions Loom Beyond the “Cloud vs. Premise” Debate

Choices, choices, choices. They are great and yet overwhelming when considering platform replacement. Cloud-based vendors serve up their offerings as private (single tenant), public...
Make Your Contact Center Smartphone Friendly

Time to Make Your Contact Center Smartphone Friendly

Seventy-seven percent of Americans have a smartphone. Two-thirds of Americans access the Internet via smartphone at least as much as by computer. Of the...
Work Together to Optimize Contact Center Technology

Work Together to Optimize Technology

Technology is the great enabler but too often falls short in delivering promised results, leaving users and executives frustrated. Whether pursuing exciting new technology...
Use Technology to Optimize Contact Center Staff

Use Technology to Optimize Staff

If you manage a contact center, you know the drill. Agents struggle to achieve proficiency and meet performance goals. Supervisors don’t do enough—or the...