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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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Managing work-life balance in a BYOD environment

Smart phones are more than just phones today. Each of us is carrying a small computer in our pocket that is online all the time and lets us check the web and stay in touch with friends via social networking … Continue reading

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Data privacy concerns need to be weighed up responsibly

Over the past few years, drones have been in the news for various reasons. Of course, there has been an increase in the use of military drones that can attack targets remotely, but there is also the far safer Amazon … Continue reading

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How can virtual shopping work in real life?

I have often pondered what the retailer of the future may look like. The current struggle for most is to create an omnichannel where the online environment blends with the high street – allowing the ease of online retail with … Continue reading

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The tech forces that are changing the world

Anyone who has attended business school will know about ‘creative destruction’. This is the force of change originally documented by Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter when he described how the old would always be replaced by the new, but it will … Continue reading

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An award for TP with Google in Europe

We recently won the prestigious Netherlands National Contact Center Association (NCCA), Best Partner Award for our work with Google for small and medium business customers. Awards are always great to win, but this is a particularly satisfying one to win … Continue reading

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How did we promote a business before social media?

Social media is fast moving. What works today might not work tomorrow because trends shift so fast and new systems become available on a regular basis. Who can remember how popular Bebo used to be in Europe? Or Orkut in … Continue reading

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Customer care is going social, mobile, virtual…

I read an IDC report recently that summarised the future of customer care services. It’s only a page long, but worth reading as it describes how caring for customers is not only becoming social, but also mobile and virtual. These … Continue reading

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Competitive intelligence with social media

In his classic book focused on military strategy ‘The Art of War’, Chinese general Sun Tzu said: “keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” This is now more possible than ever – without subterfuge or spying – using social … Continue reading

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Facebook is watching you. Did you know?

Facebook has decided to come clean. You are being tracked by brands online. Of course many people would think that this is about as obvious as bears needing to use the bathroom when roaming the woods, but it comes as … Continue reading

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