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The Three Ms of Implementation

Three management factors play a key role in technology implementation success: Project, Change and Vendor Management. Most organizations focus on project management (PM)—the discipline of...
The 4 Steps to Replacing a Contact Center Coaching Program

The 4 Steps to Replacing a Stale Coaching Program

As I travel and speak with contact center leaders around the world, a very vocal set of customers tell me that their call recording...
Sennheiser Technology Supports Contact Center Employees with Special Hearing Needs

Sennheiser Technology Supports Contact Center Employees with Special Hearing Needs

Contact Center managers and business owners who have invested in sophisticated unified communications networks typically understand the urgency of maintaining a skilled, consistent and...
Call Center Knowledge Management

Why Contact Centers Like Cloud-Based Technology

Cloud vendors capitalize on a message of “fast and easy.” Get it installed quickly—as short as hours (or days). Easy goes hand-in-hand with speed....
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...
WFM - Workforce Management in an Omnichannel Contact Center World

WFM in an Omnichannel World

In spite of the fact that nearly every “call center” is now a “contact center,” we observe little substance to the discussion—much less action—around...
The landscape for engaging with customers is changing fast.

Coming Soon to a Contact Center Near You!

The landscape for engaging with customers is changing fast. Consumers expect hyper-personalization—and they want a choice of ways to communicate with the companies with...
Call Center Empathy

Some Love for ANI

We all know Automatic Number Identification (ANI). You may recognize it better by the consumer-oriented term “caller ID.” While these two services are technically...
Navigating the Call Center Agent Desktop

Chart a Clear Course for Technology Selection

Technology selections without strategy, requirements and criteria are like rudderless ships that roam the sea of options without docking at the right ports. Some...
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...
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Cloud-based Solutions Need a Good SOW

The cloud is a strong contender for contact center technology today, and the market hype makes it look as simple as buying a mobile...
Digital Colleagues: Friend or Foe?

Digital Colleagues: Friend or Foe?

It might be time for some of us in the customer service industry to start dusting off our resumes. There’s new, tough competition for...