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Contact Center Leaders: Are Your Managers Ready for Black Friday?

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The holidays might be considered to be the most wonderful time of the year, but for contact center managers the end of year blitz can be a tremendous tribulation. As explained in Part 1 of this series, year-end sales are anticipated to surge as consumers …

Customer Service Solutions Keep Hospitality in the Penthouse Suite

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To understand the disruptive threat that alternative lodging companies pose to the hotel industry, look no further than research released earlier this year by Cowen and Company providing a glimpse into the success of Airbnb. The report indicated that Airbnb’s global bookings are anticipated to …

Savings and Service Should Not be an Either/Or Proposition in the Contact Center

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In a recent New York Times article, author Kate Murphy disclosed an unsettling trend occurring now in the contact center industry: Many organizations are wittingly institutionalizing poor customer service to cut costs or monetize support. 

She cited an International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) survey in which …