Top Barriers to Digital Transformation: Part 2

In our last post, we talked about the slow pace of digital transformation, identified five top barriers to digital transformation, and reviewed the first barrier: the cost of maintaining legacy systems. Today we’ll continue what we started and…

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The Top 5 Barriers to Digital Transformation

It should no longer come as a surprise to anyone that digital technology has revolutionized the business landscape. With the recent announcement that Apple has become the first trillion-dollar company in history, digital technology is set to be…

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Using digital customer service to boost revenue through customer retention

It is a truism that it costs businesses far more to acquire new customers than to retain existing customers. And yet, according to a report published in Harvard Business Review, most companies still use the customer acquisition rate…

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Why your digital customer service solution needs to include email

In our previous post, we looked at the hidden costs of digital silos for digital customer service agents; namely that multi-tasking reduces productivity and makes us less resilient. Research shows that digital customer contact centers are losing as…

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Recommended Reading: Top CX and Digital Transformation Content for 2018

Customer preferences for customer service channels continue to shift rapidly – with consumers increasingly naming digital channels as their preferred mode of communication. Additionally, the digital communication landscape continues to grow more complex, with the number of channels…

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The hidden costs of digital silos

The call center has undergone a drastic transformation in the past decade. More and more, call centers are becoming customer contact centers, where customer service agents provide support over a variety of channels – phone, email, live chat,…

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Infographic: the number of channels is on the rise. What’s your plan?

Increasingly, consumers want to communicate by messaging It’s no surprise that today’s consumers are increasingly digital, and that more consumers than ever expect to be able to handle customer service interactions over digital channels. Consumer expectations are clear:…

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The Benefits of Apple Business Chat Beta

In March, Apple Business Chat launched in beta in the U.S. with iOS 11.3. Business Chat enables users to communicate directly with businesses through the Messages app on iPhone and iPad. InTheChat is a customer service provider that…

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The benefits of rich communication and emojis for digital customer service

The successor of the humble emoticon, emojis have taken digital messaging by storm and have become the new messaging feature that people love to hate. There are some that claim that emojis are destroying our ability to communicate…

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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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