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Executives are focusing heavily on improving how they interact with customers, leveraging technology along the way. Numerous vendors, both old and new, are developing tools backed by artificial intelligence and analytics, whose aim is increasing engagement and ultimately bolstering the overall experience. Collaboration applications play a...

At Cisco’s Collaboration Summit today in Phoenix, AZ the company announced a revamping of its collaboration product line designed to harmonize its disparate collaboration offerings and deliver new cutting edge capabilities (see the press release for complete details.) Gone is Cisco Spark, which is now...

More than 70% of companies are engaged in digital transformation initiatives, according to a Nemertes Research study. The projects -- ranging from forms automation to enhanced contact center channels -- result in increased revenue, reduced costs, better customer experiences, competitive advantage and more employee loyalty. One...

In January, I was delighted to have the opportunity to moderate a panel session on emerging technologies for the Wall St. Technology Association.  Nemertes does quite a lot of work with the WSTA, which is a networking and educational consortium serving (as you might expect)...

Avaya’s new CEO Jim Chirico delivered an inspiring post-bankruptcy keynote at Avaya Engage today, with a focus on the company's changing culture. In addition to some news (Avaya plans to acquire Spoken Communications; will invest more in R&D, developed a new organizational structure, etc.), Chirico discussed...

Whether huddle spaces or lecture halls, meeting rooms are badly in need of transformation. Who hasn't walked into a meeting room, only to be frustrated by dysfunctional technology, shortage of power outlets, uncomfortable seating, and poor sound quality? Improving the enterprise meeting room experience, with so-called "Meeting...

While popular among consumers, virtual assistant tools are not exactly deployed in enterprises. But IT leaders are showing interest in this emerging business technology. Read more at searchunifiedcommunications.techtarget.com...

Most BroadSoft employees started their Monday excited about sharing product strategy and innovations at the company’s long-planned annual Connections conference in Phoenix, Ariz. Then they read the news: Cisco announced plans to buy the company for $1.9 billion. The timing could have been better. As the day...

Nearly 70% of organizations cite improving customer experience as their key business goal in their digital transformation projects. But with any business goal, metrics are key to documenting success. Nemertes Digital Transformation Framework provides guidance. (See Figure below) Four high-level steps help set the stage for a...

For the second straight year, improving customer experience is a top driver for digital transformation initiatives in our research. Though there are many ways to address and improve customers’ experience, the contact center is crucial to success. Voice remains the top channel in the contact center,...

Every time I head to Disney World, I quickly find new technology developments — true digital transformation — aimed at improving the customer experience, helping Disney take in more of my hard-earned dollars, or reduce their costs. The Most Magical Place on Earth was among the...

One of the most promising announcements coming out of Oracle OpenWorld this week was Live Experience Cloud, which aims to transform the customer experience journey from one that is disjointed and time-consuming to one that is seamless and quick. Live Experience is a cloud-based service that...