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Biden Signs Executive Order to Modernize Government Programs

By: Luke Bellos    12/15/2021

President Biden signed an executive order requiring agencies to introduce digital services to make public-facing services more efficient for citizens.

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Starting A Tech Company In 2022: What Every Potential Leader Needs To Know

By: Contributing Writer    12/14/2021

We all know the tech world is a competitive field to break into and can have high initial investment costs. However, if you can provide a unique and p…

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The Digital Transformation of a North American Retailer Is Driving Expansion for Kandy and ConnX

By: Arti Loftus    12/9/2021

When a national retailer with over 5,000 stores across the US and Canada needed to solve fundamental real-time communications and IT network obstacles…

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Visier and UKG Join Forces For Employee Management Integration

By: Luke Bellos    12/8/2021

People analytics solution provider Visier recently announced a strategic partnership with Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG). As part of this new relationshi…

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Five9 Upgrades Workforce Solutions With Synthesized Human Speech

By: Luke Bellos    12/7/2021

Five9 recently unveiled Virtual Voiceover, a new solution designed to offer customers human-like voice capabilities for automated contact center progr…

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T-Mobile Customers Report Drop In Service Quality After Sprint Merger

By: Luke Bellos    12/7/2021

T-Mobile customers are noticing a dramatic drop in customer service quality after the company merged with Sprint back in 2020.

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Lingo Completes Third Phase of Customer Integration with ICE Back-Office Platform

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    12/7/2021

Lingo Communications recently announced enhancements to its ICE back-office platform, a fully integrated billing, network management, workforce manage…

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Elevating CX Solutions With Knowledge Management Systems

By: Luke Bellos    12/6/2021

CX solutions offer detailed insights for improving better customer experiences, but businesses can enhance those insights further with the support of …

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As CX Remains at the Center of Attention in the C-Suite, Another Merger is Announced

By: Matthew Vulpis    12/6/2021

Today, so many of the products and services we use have become commoditized. Customers have more power to voice their levels of satisfaction than ever…

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AI and NLP Being Used to Improve Healthcare Customer Service

By: Laura Stotler    12/3/2021

The healthcare industry suffers in the customer care department, with a large number of callers hanging up out of frustration. AI and NLP are increasi…

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Madison, Wisconsin to Expand Alternative Community Emergency Services

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    12/2/2021

Municipal call centers are frequently being utilized to offer mental health care in emergency situations. Some regions are putting together Mental Hea…

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Everything You Need To Know About The RTO Industry Before Getting Involved

By: Contributing Writer    12/2/2021

In modern Australia, more and more people are starting to get involved with unique RTO businesses across multiple industries. Whether you're a knowled…

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Survey Finds Contact Center Agents Need Resources to Avoid Burnout

By: Luke Bellos    11/24/2021

New research from Lucidworks finds contact center agents would like more mental health resources to maintain positive work performance.

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NICE Partners with First Orion for Branded Calling and Call Authentication

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    11/23/2021

The scourge of unauthorized robocalls has led to an epidemic of consumers who simply don't pick up calls, fearing they'll be pitched an extended car w…

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Amica Insurance Partners with Hi Marley for SMS Support

By: Luke Bellos    11/22/2021

Rhode Island insurance agency Amica selected SMS platform provider, Hi Marley, to provide customers with texting capabilities for policy inquiries.

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Zendesk, Agillic Release Plug-and-Play CRM Solution

By: Luke Bellos    11/19/2021

Zendesk and Agillic launched a CRM application to offer complete control over targeted marketing campaigns, enabling more personalized customer servic…

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Genesys to Make Debut On Google Cloud

By: Stefania Viscusi    11/19/2021

It was only a matter of time before contact center solutions provider Genesys linked up with one of the biggest cloud providers to take its offerings …

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Dialpad and Zoho Launch Co-Developed CRM Integration

By: Luke Bellos    11/17/2021

Cloud communications company Dialpad recently announced the launch of a new CRM integration created in collaboration with CRM software developer, Zoho…

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What role does photo content play in e-commerce?

By: Contributing Writer    11/17/2021

Approximately 21.8% of the world's population buys goods online. This equals 1.66 billion people. During the Covid-19 pandemic, shoppers around the gl…

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Future Retail Introduces New Evidence for Amazon Legal Battle

By: Luke Bellos    11/17/2021

Indian-based Future Retail submitted new evidence to the Competition Commission of India (CCI) for an ongoing legal battle with e-commerce giant, Amaz…

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AudioCodes Announces Acquisition of Callverso

By: Luke Bellos    11/15/2021

AudioCodes officially acquired Israeli AI-based contact center solution developer, Callverso.

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Smart Communications Introduces New Client Reporting Solution

By: Luke Bellos    11/15/2021

Smart Communications unveiled a new client reporting solution, providing financial professionals with an easier way to share complex investment docume…

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U.S. Contact Centers Focus on Cloud Technologies, Remote Work After COVID-19

By: Stefania Viscusi    11/12/2021

A new report by Information Services Group, "The 2021 ISG Provider Lens Contact Center - Customer Experience Services" looks more closely at the ways …

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Good Old Customer Service Is the Best Way to Get and Keep Customers

By: Stefania Viscusi    11/12/2021

In today's rapidly changing world, businesses are in a serious fight to win new business and maintain repeat customers. They say the true value of a c…

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Lego Gets Freaky With Its Customers

By: Laura Stotler    11/12/2021

Lego is one of the most well-known toy companies on the planet, with a long and consistent track record of providing excellent customer service. The c…

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Vonage Research Discovers Significant Rise in Digital Engagement

By: Luke Bellos    11/11/2021

New research from Vonage finds consumers are openly embracing a wide range of digital communications channels to stay in touch with businesses.

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Santa Fe 911 Dispatch Center Hires New Director to Overhaul Operations

By: Luke Bellos    11/9/2021

The Santa Fe Regional Emergency Communications Center hired Director Bernard Brown to increase the number of emergency responders in the region.

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eGain Intros eGain Knowledge Hub for Genesys

By: Stefania Viscusi    11/5/2021

eGain Knowledge Hub for Genesys provides agents with proactive knowledge and AI conversational guidance which means they can more easily respond to cu…

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Zendesk Looks to Enhance CX with Momentive Acquisition

By: Luke Bellos    11/4/2021

Customer support and SaaS provider Zendesk has announced plans to acquire Monetive Global Inc. for $4.13 billion.

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OnviSource Announces Voicegain Speech Recognition Integration

By: Luke Bellos    11/4/2021

OnviSource and Voicegain have formed a strategic partnership to enable business users to convert contact center interactions into text for experience …

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How Bitcoin Mechanics Can Enhance Customer Experience

By: Contributing Writer    11/3/2021

Back in 2009, Bitcoin entered the scene and automatically had a reputation associated with dark web transactions. The reason for this is because Bitco…

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Durham Reports Quicker Response Times for 911 Calls, But Falls Short of Expectations

By: Luke Bellos    11/2/2021

The emergency call center in Durham, North Carolina recently made efforts to improve emergency call response times after losing a significant number o…

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ISG Report Finds Contact Centers Accelerating Adoption of New Tech

By: Luke Bellos    10/29/2021

ISG has announced the release of its 2021 Provider Lens Contact Center - Customer Experience Services Global report, uncovering how contact centers ha…

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5 Common Customer Service Hurdles for Businesses

By: Contributing Writer    10/28/2021

With increased competition, strong customer service has become critical to a company's success. However, a desire for customer-centricity and a firm's…

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Q2 and Glia Announce Integrated Offering for Digital Banking Experience

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    10/28/2021

Customers like digital banking. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, a record number of customers were logging on for banking customer support. Accordin…

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LiveVox Introduces New Workforce Management Mobile App

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    10/27/2021

In today's challenging environment, particularly with the rise in remote work due to the pandemic, running a contact center efficiently while keeping …

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Twilio Engage Platform Puts Omnichannel Marketing in Focus

By: Luke Bellos    10/26/2021

CPaaS leader Twilio recently announced the launch of Twilio Engage, a new growth automation platform which allows customers to create more personalize…

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Don't Be Afraid of Negative Reviews. They Can Help Your Business

By: Special Guest    10/22/2021

Reviews play a critical role in the customer buying journey. Unlike what many business owners think, consumers aren't just skimming reviews before the…

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Demand for Agents Skyrockets Amid a New Era of Customer Service: Real-world Recruitment and Retention Plans

By: Special Guest    10/22/2021

The pandemic has turned the workforce upside down as millions of people worldwide remain unemployed, and many are looking to greener pastures in the w…

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Sharpen Secures Top Spot on IBJ's Fastest Growing Business List

By: Luke Bellos    10/20/2021

Sharpen Technologies was selected by Indiana Business Journal as the fastest growing private company in Central Indiana, according to IBJ's annual Fas…

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The Future of Work: A Skills-based Flex Economy

By: Erik Linask    10/20/2021

While the gig ecoonomy has been growing steadily, Shiftsmart sees the next evolution, a flex economy, as the new future of work employment model in co…

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Bridging the Experience Gap: First Interaction Resolution is the Holy Grail of Great Customer Experiences

By: Arti Loftus    10/20/2021

The world of contact centers and customer service continues to evolve as consumer lives become increasingly connected, digital and diverse. There are …

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Verint Celebrates Leader Status

By: Luke Bellos    10/19/2021

Verint has been recognized by CRM Magazine as an industry leader in workforce optimization, as well as in contact center analytics.

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6 Benefits of Document Scanning Services for Businesses

By: Contributing Writer    10/19/2021

Document scanning involves converting paper documents into digital images for easy access, improving productivity, and cutting costs. It allows you to…

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LiveVox Offers Easier Application Access with SmartStart Program

By: Luke Bellos    10/15/2021

To help customer service access valuable applications without delay, LiveVox has launched the SmartStart program to offer immediate support.

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Dominos Brings Social Media Customer Support into the Contact Center

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    10/15/2021

Giant pizza chain Dominos recently took steps to improve the integration between social media and the call center. The company recently announced that…

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Khoros Introduces Contact Center Enhancements with Autumn Innovation Release

By: Luke Bellos    10/15/2021

Khoros, a leader in customer engagement solutions for businesses and enterprises, has announced new contact center capabilities to meet the new demand…

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Top 5 largest technology companies and which startups to keep on eye on in 2022

By: Contributing Writer    10/14/2021

Technology companies have become a dominant driver of economic growth, consumer preferences and financial markets. For example, the largest technology…

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Watson Assistant Uses AI to Drive Better Customer Engagement

By: Tracey E. Schelmetic    10/13/2021

Last month, IBM announced new updates to Watson Assistant, the company's intelligent virtual agent, to help businesses leverage AI and natural languag…

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Moving Past an Outdated Perception of Chatbots

By: Luke Bellos    10/12/2021

Chatbots have a maintained reputation for being ineffective and underdeveloped, but deserve new attention after years of fine-tuning.

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