Tag Archives: technology

Outsourcing 3.0: The Rise of the Machines

I was discussing films with a colleague recently and we started talking about the Terminator genre and how we felt the quality had dipped since the original film was released. The concept of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine-domination is an … Continue reading

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Agent Effort is as Important as Customer Effort

Take a look at every customer service or contact centre magazine (or blog) and what are the usual focus areas? Of course there are all the discussions around trends in the market and how fast things are changing, but one … Continue reading

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How can tech help improve #custserv?

Tech Week Europe magazine recently listed six ways that technology can improve the customer experience. Now my first thought when I saw this was ‘only six’, but then it’s true that people are only just starting to notice how important … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘app’ into ‘happy’ – technology will provide a great leap forward for customer service

In my last blog I talked about the need for customer service executives to get a grip over the multichannel world that is already with us. The problem is, that even if they do start managing every known channel, the … 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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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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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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