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Technology brings efficiency, but it can’t replace the desire for human contact

As news continues to come out about Google Duplex AI and it’s conversational AI capabilities, it has prompted speculation about what the implementation of voice assistants smart enough to sound human could mean for the future. What does…

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Integration means never having to say goodbye (to existing voice solutions)

As digital communication technology continues to grow and evolve, it can be overwhelming for companies looking to keep up with shifting consumer expectations for digital customer service. For companies who have invested heavily in voice solutions for customer…

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Leading topics of conversation at ICMI Contact Center Expo

Last week we were excited to be at ICMI Contact Center Expo – a conference focused on bringing together contact center professionals looking to stay current in a rapidly evolving industry. We sat in on a number of…

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Solving the contact center customer/agent cycle of frustration with CRM and channel consolidation

It’s hardly news that brand loyalty is gone, and is not likely to return any time soon. In today’s marketplace, brands can no longer expect established brand equity to be a differentiator. What has emerged as the new…

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The benefits of asynchronous messaging for your contact center

In considering how to move forward with formulating strategy for digital customer service, it’s important for companies to understand what is driving the rising demand for customer service over digital channels. Consumers aren’t just switching to digital channels…

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2018 Is The Year Companies Are Making Decisions About Digital Desktop

A fundamental shift has occurred in the way that business is approaching strategy for digital desktop in the contact center. Companies are no longer having conversations about if they need to move forward with a digital strategy, nor…

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Digital-Age Thinking for Digital-Age Contact Centers

Digital-age contact centers

As technology advances at an exponential rate, how can we keep contact centers afloat in a deluge of change? Navigating the future involves much more than adopting new software or devices – it involves changing the way we…

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Contact Center Ghosts, Monsters, and other Terrors

Ghoulish spectres haunt every company: the ghosts of old technologies and systems. The past hangs onto the contact center like a residue, affecting daily operations and steering your company toward the dark side. Often this environment is ripe…

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From Call Center to Digital Contact Center: A Blast from the Past Rockets into the Future

InTheChat scales digital contact channels using phone-based processes

Though contact centers recognize consumer demand for digital channels is on the rise and shows no signs of stopping, digital interactions are not meeting their expected levels, indicating that companies have not been implementing the strategies necessary for…

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An Epic Customer Service #Fail – And its Solution

Customer waits on-hold for 8 hours

When a Toronto man phoned an online electronics retailer for help with his order, he had no idea that the call would become a hyperbolic jump into the customer service looking glass. Due to an extraordinary glitch in…

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