Some Post-IAUG Thoughts

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IAUG

After attending Avaya International Users Group in Orlando, I’m really excited about Avaya’s direction with Avaya Oceana™ centered around the Avaya Breeze engagement platform. It offers contact centers much more direct control over the mapping of the customer journeys. Direct control enables organizations to customize customer experience improvements based on real-time information and their own business objectives.

Voice Biometrics, WebRTC and More at SpeechTEK 2013

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Voice Biometrics

SpeechTEK 2013 in New York City this week was a very successful event. I’ve been attending this event for more than 10 years, and while the trade show area was a bit smaller this year than in past years, the quality of attendees, discussions with customers and conference sessions were outstanding. Voice Biometrics One of […]

WebRTC: Customer Service Evolution

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Customer Service Evolution

When Customer Service Representatives (CSRs) are interfacing with customers via WebRTC, interactions are driven from an HTTP/application/browser data path. Therefore, additional context about each customer will be available. This will arm CSRs with business intelligence, so they can immediately understand why customers are calling and how to address their needs. This efficency will drive productivity and increased customer satisfaction.

SIP 101: Ensuring Successful Implementation

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SIP 101

To start the process off, perform a “Network Readiness Assessment” or NRA. Note, however, that this concept means different things to different people. I have seen some customers perform NRAs on their own in a variety of different ways, I’ve seen third parties perform them for customers, and some IP Telephony vendors require that the NRA be performed by them in order for them to support their product.

User Experience in the BYOD Era

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BYOD Era

Some companies are already attempting to understand how to deal with BYOD, while others haven’t even begun and are looking for direction. But everyone acknowledges it’s something that can’t be ignored. Whether or not companies officially sanction it is almost a moot point. It’s here and if you don’t find a way to deal with it, you will feel the impact.

SIP 101: Preparing for Successful Deployment

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SIP 101

When I talk about end to end SIP I am looking at SIP all the way in from the carrier trunks, through the core infrastructure, and out to the phones (hard phones or soft phones). With that out of the way, let’s talk more about some of the questions that need to be answered and some of the key things that you, the customer, need to do in order to make your SIP deployment successful.