Articles from March 2017

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Avaya Mobile Engagement is #1 Seed to Power the March Basketball Championship Tournament

  • Andy Steen
  • March 30, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • Let’s dance! I’ve been known to choreograph some big half-time dances in my day but this dance is all about college basketball. No, not Sadie…
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Don’t Underestimate Smart and Secure Remote Access

  • Sandra Thomson
  • March 29, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes to read
  • Like many people, I’ve spent a lot of time watching great NCAA March Madness games in the last two weeks. During the commercials, I’ve been…
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Customers Explain Why Chatbots Matter for Contact Centers

  • Bernard Gutnick
  • March 28, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I recently attended Jeff Pulver’s 2017 MoNage conference to get the latest views on chatbot usage and expectations for serving customers. Jeff Pulver created the…
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Digital Transformation—Powering New Experiences for Employees and Customers

  • Scott Hanwell
  • March 27, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • There’s no let-up in the pace of change. New apps, new services and new ways of getting it done seem to spring up daily, and…
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Call it what you will: Multi-channel, Omnichannel—It isn’t about the Contact Center!

  • Karen Hardy
  • March 24, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • At this point, we know that most companies are competing exclusively on the customer experience (83%, according to Dimension Data). McKinsey Insights shows that effective…
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Get out of the Queue: Drive Your CX with Attribute Matching

  • Laura Bassett
  • March 23, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • At this point, nearly every company is working overtime to realign around two simple words: customer experience (CX). So much so that nearly 90% of…
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Reducing the Risks of Distributed Denial of Service Attacks

  • Ed Koehler
  • March 22, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Picture what may just be one of the scariest scenarios in your career: The network has slowed to a crawl. You can barely hold a…
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Continuous Learning: Propelling Forward in a Rapidly and Inevitably Changing World

  • Morag Lucey
  • March 21, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • Whether we realize it or not, advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) have transformed the way we…
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Next-Generation IT: What Does It Really Look Like?

  • Jean Turgeon
  • March 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • From mainframes to virtualization to the IoT, we’ve come a long way in a very short amount of time in terms of networking, OS and…
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Three Attributes that Lead to Great Customer Satisfaction

  • Sandra Thomson
  • March 15, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • We all know that customer satisfaction dictates success in business. You’ve heard it all before: CSAT scores help determine likelihood of future purchases, customer turnover,…
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How to (Finally) Break the Longstanding Hold of Legacy Technology

  • Jean Turgeon
  • March 14, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes to read
  • Without question, we’ve seen more technological innovation in the last 30 years than we have in the last century. We now live in a reality…
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Hospitality Leaders: Don’t Put Front Office Innovation on the Back Burner

  • Robert K. Mitton
  • March 13, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • The statistics make it clear: consumers’ expectations for services are climbing year over year. Almost two-thirds have stopped doing business with a brand due to…
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In this Women’s History Month, I ask, “What world do we want to leave our daughters?”

  • Amy Fliegelman Olli
  • March 8, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes to read
  • I mean that figuratively—as I’m a mom to two sons. But I do think about the question a lot, especially during Women’s History Month. If…
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The One Question That Must Be Asked This Women’s History Month

  • Morag Lucey
  • March 8, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • If you haven’t heard by now, March is officially Women’s History Month, and March 8 is International Women’s Day. This year’s campaign theme for the…
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The Importance of Women in Tech

  • Eric Ryan
  • March 6, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes to read
  • International Women’s Day is right around the corner, on March 8. It’s a day that celebrates and underscores the vital role women have played in…
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As Avaya Stadium Turns Three, Avaya Kicks Up its Fantastic Fan Experience

  • Andy Steen
  • March 2, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 4 minutes to read
  • I’ve always liked things in threes. Three stooges, Charlie’s Angels, the rule of three (suggests that when things come in threes, they are inherently funnier,…