Engineering An Exceptional Retail Customer & Employee Experience

With the holidays upon us, retailers are running at full speed to ramp up service levels while also keeping an eye out for 2018 and beyond. As we go into the new year, retail IT leaders should be taking a closer look at the vendors and services they employ in hopes of gaining greater productivity […]

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Build Contact Center Knowledge for Improved Customer Experience

This is the first in a three-part series on developing an effective customer experience strategy. I once worked as a customer service representative (“CSR” or “Agent”). The on-boarding process included an aptitude test, interviews and a multi-week training course that covered company policies, business process and handling customer communications. CSRs were expected to handle telephone […]

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4 Ways to Evaluate Your Contact Center Training Program

Most companies have implemented some sort of training or coaching program within their corporate structure and contact center. However, simply training your contact center personnel is not enough. In this final part of my three-part series about improving quality management in the contact center, here is a framework that can help improve your contact center […]

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Why Third-party Vendors Are About to Become a Significant Risk to Your Business

While the recent news cycle has been dominated by articles concerning Russian government hackers using Russian security software to steal classified US information, one of the biggest security and compliance stories is flying under the radar, especially here in the US. The big story businesses worldwide should be focusing on is the impending European Union […]

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3 Tips for Managing Distributed Operations, Employees, Suppliers and Customers

With Cyber Monday around the corner, a growing number of consumers are opting to stay out of the stores after Thanksgiving in the U.S. and do their holiday shopping from the comfort of the couch. It’s not just Amazon fulfilling people’s remote wish lists anymore either; more and more companies are extending their presence with […]

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Three Steps to Developing an Effective Customer Experience Strategy

This is the introduction to a three-part series on developing a customer experience strategy. As customer loyalty is tested with ever-growing options, the need to understand and manage the customer journey becomes an increasingly crucial factor of competitive differentiation. All companies regardless of size should be thinking about this, but more than the theory, the […]

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Why Customers Loathe Your Contact Center

We’ve all experienced the pain first hand. All you need is a quick answer by an informed, competent customer service agent and instead, you get lengthy, unhelpful self-service menus, long wait times and apathetic agents without answers. If you took the time to dig into legacy contact center technology (yeah right, who does this?), you’d […]

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Flip Calls from Desk Phone to Smartphone to Softphone with 8x8

Have you ever been on a phone call where someone says “Let me call you back from my other device?” or taken a conference call from the car only to wish there was an easy way to switch from your smartphone to a different device once arriving in the office? What if there was a […]

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8x8 Awarded Seven New Patents Related to Truly Unified Communications

At 8x8, we aim to stay nimble, responsive and innovative as the company revolutionizes the business communications industry by unifying cloud telephony, messaging, meetings and contact center solutions along with big data and speech analytics on a single cloud platform. Our goal is to deliver companies the most advanced truly unified communications solutions available so […]

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The Age of Truly Unified Cloud Communications

Yesterday we launched 8x8 Virtual Office® Editions, a new suite of products that revolutionize the business communications industry by unifying cloud communications, collaboration, online meetings, and contact center solutions with a best-in-breed data analytics platform. Representing a combination of technologies from years of continuous innovation from 8x8, this launch signifies the new age of Truly […]

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