Top 5 Communications Trends of 2013

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Communication Trends

2013 has been a year of ginormous communications changes, from the mind-blowing growth of smartphone usage to the game-changing addition of WebRTC. Organizations have been increasingly focusing on improving customer service, recognizing that while voice is still king, customers need to know that they can reach companies in other ways too, like through social media or video chat or instant messaging. Big data has made it possible to begin anticipating issues and improving and personalizing communications.

Achieve Slam Dunk Success in the Contact Center with Agent Training

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Slam Dunk

In the contact center, supervisors and managers often run into similar situations. Most agents go through an initial training when hired, but over time they may forget some of the tactics they learned or realize they need more knowledge about a certain topic or software program. With everyone operating at different levels, it can be challenging to provide consistent, high-quality service to every customer who reaches out to you.

Giving Thanks for Great Customer Service

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Giving Thanks

With the coming of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a moment to show some appreciation. Empirix has experienced a great deal of success over the years, but of course we couldn’t have done it without our customers. With that in mind, I’d like to say thank you, wonderful customers. I am thankful that you have […]

Fraud Within a VoIP Environment

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Hacker

Since the introduction of VoIP, the service or underlying technology (based on the SIP protocol) has been susceptible to multiple fraud scenarios. In particular, by exploiting some of the features of VoIP, such as three way call and call transfer, hackers can inject call signals into the network and effectively hijack calls. The result is significant non-billable revenue for the Service Provider. Since commands associated with VoIP technology are often sent un-encrypted and without authorization for each command, this is an easy technique to carry out.

KPI Conformance, not Performance

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KPI Conformance

“Key Performance Indicators” (KPIs) is a term commonly heard within the Service Assurance domain. KPIs are used by most Service Providers use to align their internal departmental goals and metrics with the experience delivered to their customers or subscriber base. That said, there is much debate as to how effective KPIs are, even those that are […]