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The Rise of the Drones – and they need Insurance too!

I have blogged recently regarding the rise of automation and the likely impact of robots on business and customer service today. I was at the shops over the weekend and was fascinated to see how the sale of ‘drones’ is … Continue reading

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Can RPA Really Support BPO?

I have recently written about the development of Robot Process Automation (RPA) as a way that robots are becoming seriously involved in Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and what this means for the service industry more generally. My last blog suggested … Continue reading

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Should I be worried about a robot taking my job?

As I have blogged about before, it is a common misconception that robots will suddenly replace humans in their roles at work – at least in most jobs. As things stand, I am not personally feeling any real threat that … Continue reading

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Be Brave And Consider How You Can Create A Future-Proof Company

The business journal Forbes recently featured an article by Shawn Price, the cloud technology head of technology company Oracle, where he states: “Going forward, I believe 85% of brand differentiation will be based on customer experience. In today’s world, where … Continue reading

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Technology creates more jobs than it destroys

My colleague Simon Dillsworth recently wrote an excellent blog about the growth of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) here. Despite the name, RPA does not imply that services – such as customer service processes – are being overrun with robots that … Continue reading

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Do Banks Need Humans?

Banks have been developing an online offering for many years now. The first online banks arrived in the UK in the late 1990s so the leading companies already have two decades of online banking experience now. Online banking has become … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Launches in the UK

Apple Pay has arrived in the UK. I saw Pete Markey, the Chief Marketing Officer of the UK Post Office proudly demonstrating his Apple Watch on LinkedIn earlier this week – presumably paying for something by tapping his watch on … Continue reading

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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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