Almost everyone would rather talk to a real person than automated communications when they call a company, according to a new study by B2B research firm Clutch. Of 501 people surveyed, 88% said they preferred speaking to humans and 72% said they usually speak to a human after encountering an IVR menu.
Developers will always be biased toward code, and operations will always be more concerned with troubleshooting and and recovery procedures. And that’s OK. But you should know not to get too code focused or you’ll find yourself in a “Worked Fine in Dev” situation.
Many contact centers are cutting-edge technology adopters, so why has the migration to agile and DevOps practices not been fully embraced by some organizations?
The reality of conducting business in the digital world is that technology is more in control of customer experience than we humans are. Consumers have high expectations. When things don’t go well, unmet expectations can devastate a company’s reputation and even negatively affect market share.
Violent storms will likely become more common—as will, unfortunately, power outages. Utility companies are being more proactive about staging assets to be able to respond to outages when there is time to prepare, moving trucks, people and equipment into strategic locations to respond to reported outages. But what is being done to validate that their customers can call in when these outages occur?
Call centers are never short on metrics, but is the business utilizing the right metrics to ensure they are fit for business? Should those metrics change in an agile environment? The agile methodology for software development has definitely taken center stage, however, it struggles in large organizations with long standing processes and considerable investments in […]
There is a perception in many enterprises that firewalls and security measures are only needed to protect vast sources of stored corporate or consumer data. Voice after all is inherently secure right? Not exactly.
Customer experience in the contact center is paramount in customer retention. Technical issues, even minor ones, can have an enormous impact on a consumer’s perception of a company.