Take a Closer Look: What is Active Monitoring?

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What is Active Monitoring?

The phrase Active Monitoring can mean many different things, ranging from a periodic ping to verify that a server is reachable, to an HTTP transaction to measure responsiveness of a website, to a multi-party voice transaction to determine the quality levels that users are experiencing. Today, I am going to focus on active voice transactions.

SIP 102: Considerations for Post-deployment

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Post Deployment Considerations

As we enter early summer, it’s time to take a look back at IAUG, as well as the third consideration for a migration to SIP: what happens once you go live. Prior posts in this series focused on design and core technology decisions and up through the point of testing just prior to go live, […]

Top 10 Tips for Testing Your Contact Center Network

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Contact Center Improvements

The first step when considering testing contact center networks is to make you have a clear set of goals that others in the organization buy into. Your test plan can affect many other departments in your company beyond the contact center: marketing, finance, etc. You need to get them to buy in and you need to make sure the tests you’re performing covers their needs as well.

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.

Can Support Systems be Trained to Speak “Customer”?

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Speaker Training

Imagine how happy a mobile service provider (MSP) would be if instead of a customer calling in to complain “I’m having trouble with YouTube” they simply said “The video queuing mechanism on server SW-304 is overloaded.” The company could just fix the problem instead of transferring the call to an engineer to manually sort through the hundreds of possible factors that degrade service – all while the caller waits for an answer.

Customer Service: It’s All About Love

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Love

Are you including love in your customer lexicon? If not, maybe it’s time you started to. I just returned from Genesys G-Force in Boca Raton, FL. Once again, the Genesys team produced an excellent event for their customers and partners. A central theme this year was about establishing a one-to-one relationship with customers. The critical […]

Travel Delays? The Pain of Steering of Roaming

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Travelers

Ever wondered why when you travel abroad and then switch on your mobile phone it takes so long to obtain service? Depending on how frequently you travel, you may notice that it takes several minutes before your phone obtains a connection. In some cases it can take significantly longer and you are left looking at your device screen, wondering if those service bars will ever actually appear. When they eventually do, your reaction is probably one of relief where your conclusion is that being a roamer, it simply takes time for you to connect with a foreign operator.

Committing to Quality

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Commitment to Quality

Among many reasons we’ve been growing is the critical value we provide to our customers. When we are out talking with customers who typically provide voice and data solutions to their clients, we continue to hear more than ever that there is an increasing demand for a great customer experience – and customers become very vocal when they don’t get it. Social media just underscores the immediacy of that criticism and the large impact a complaint can have in a very short amount of time.