Category Archives: Technology

What is needed to help contactless tech go mainstream?

Have you used a contactless payment system yet? It took a long time to gather momentum in the UK, but has now started looking like a realistic way to make micro-payments without needing all that change filling your pocket. My … Continue reading

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Free content – the answer for mobile operators?

My last blog talked about how mobile companies will start working together more often to share the cost of providing a basic network so they can then differentiate themselves on their service offering – which may well include the type … Continue reading

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Have restaurant customers changed because of smart phones?

Any observer of changes in the way customer service operates globally will know that what has really changed is the way people communicate. My last blog talked about the social changes introduced by the smart phone with ubiquitous Internet access … Continue reading

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New channels are changing customer service forever – are you ready?

Veronica’s recent blog mentioned that the customer service industry has moved on from a focus on contact centres or how to improve the outsourced relationship between a client and supplier. These may have been important considerations in the past, but … Continue reading

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Innovations in customer service

Call centre magazine listed a series of innovations that they say are redefining customer service. You can read about the first five here with another five to follow soon. What I liked about this list though was that it did … Continue reading

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Where do we draw the line on telco surveillance?

After all we have read in the media over the past couple of years from Julian Assange and Wikileaks to the NSA activities revealed by Edward Snowden, most people would now assume that phone network operators can listen in to … Continue reading

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Recommendation means more than advertising

What is the best kind of adverts for any product or service? Despite years of advertisers telling us that the best products are the ones endorsed by celebrities, we all know that when a friend of family member gives a … Continue reading

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