Author: Robin Gareiss

I have talked to hundreds of contact center leaders who scoff at the suggestion that they consider moving to a cloud platform, or at least using cloud-based applications. And I understand their issues. You can’t flip a switch on a large, complex, customized on-premises contact center,...

Nearly 75% of companies are transforming their communications and collaboration strategy. The massive shift to Work From Home (WFH) has exacerbated the need to reshape how they deliver applications to their employees. These transformation initiatives involve everything from making more apps available remotely, to moving to...

With more than 80% of employees still working from home either full- or part-time, it’s vital to have a solid management strategy for UCC as well as contact center applications. Management tools improve the administration and performance of UCC, and contact center, and the efficiency of those...

By empowering agents—and by extension, other employees that help them with customer interactions—organizations can drastically improve customer experience. In order to empower agents, it’s vital to enable them with a technology toolkit that increases the value of every interaction, measured by revenue, cost, and/or customer...

With remote digital workplaces here to stay, IT leaders must make sure their collaboration technology enables rather than hampers employee productivity. But doing so requires data, reporting, and actionable insights to understand what’s working and what’s not....

Business leaders are focusing heavily on improving the customer engagement. But in order to deliver a stellar customer experience, companies must take care of their employees. Doing so requires a defined strategy and roadmap for the technologies that will help them succeed. Nemertes has identified the...

There are no shortages of application options -- and, with them, technology costs -- in the contact center. But the key focus for any spending should be to improve the customer experience.There are a variety of contact center technology options, including contact center software, customer...

When the COVID-19 pandemic caused work-from-home orders around the world, IT leaders and their teams acquired mounting responsibility to ensure millions of home workers have the hardware, apps and secure, high-performance connectivity they need to do their jobs.But in order to do that effectively, CIOs...

Like many industry watchers, I expected to see IT budgets plummet from the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Though there are changes to IT spending, they aren’t as bleak as they could be — driven in large part by the need to equip home...

Businesses have been moving infrastructure and applications to the cloud for years, but others have remained skeptical about the merits. With concerns about management, performance, security, costs and keeping a competitive edge, CX leaders question whether they want to relinquish their tightly controlled contact center...

As contact center technology undergoes transformation at many organizations, so should the agent experience. The C-suite is focused more than ever on reducing agent turnover rates and improving customer experience ratings. As 37.2% of organizations have hired Chief Customer Officers (a relatively new executive position responsible...

As a research analyst, I have the incredible opportunity to speak with IT and Customer Experience (CX) leaders regularly to identify trends, best practices, and success metrics. One of the promising trends to improve CX is the integration of Unified Communications (UC) with contact center platforms....