Hello, greetings, and welcome to Conversational Unified
Communications. I’m Brien Posey. For those of you who don’t
know me, I am a long time Conversational Geek author, and
17-time Microsoft MVP. My professional background is in both
IT and in commercial astronautics. It’s an odd combination for
sure. I sometimes find myself setting up virtual machines on
one day, and being strapped into a space capsule the next day
(seriously). Thankfully, Peter, Nick, and the rest of the folks at
Conversational Geek have embraced my unorthodox (dare I say
eccentric) career choices and have allowed me to author books
on subjects ranging from the cloud computing to real life
rocket science. I would like to personally invite you to go to
ConversationalGeek.com and check out some of these other
In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
Those of you who follow my work may recall that back in 2009 I
wrote another book about unified communications called Brien
Posey’s Guide to Pract
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
One of Away’s core values is being “customer-obsessed”. But Away’s customer service agents had to constantly switch between systems to get the information they needed. Learn how Kustomer enabled them to deliver best-in-class customer experience, in real time.
Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Sep 13, 2019
To succeed in this new era of customer service, retailers must figure out how to personalize the way they connect with customers. Find out why personalizing your support strategy is crucial for your business — and how to do it.
Today, business is conducted in a fast-paced, on-demand, globally dispersed environment. Maintaining a competitive edge requires cohesive real-time collaboration. Mobile workers, partners, vendors, suppliers, and even customers expect to be able to work together seamlessly, both inside and outside the firewall. But delivering tools for high-quality collaboration is often challenging, due to the need for businesses of all sizes to support a wide range of personal and business devices. Mixing disparate devices with complex conferencing solutions often lead to frustrated employees, while businesses face a labor-intensive, costly endeavor without a high ROI. In addition, collaboration is evolving with businesses creating small "huddle" spaces and open workspaces that increase the demand for ubiquitous, effective conferencing.
The Intel Unite ' solution is a fast, simple, cost-efficient way to deliver a more secure, manageable, high-quality collaboration experience. Whether you select the
Published By: Experian
Published Date: Aug 29, 2019
As organizations and consumers increasingly interact over digital channels, both parties must find ways to establish mutual trust. Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report Asia-Pacific (APAC) edition highlights that trusted online relationships are based on businesses providing both a secure environment and seamless consumer experiences. With insights from almost 6,000 APAC consumers, the report found that majority (71%) value ‘security’ as the most important element of an online experience, followed by ‘convenience’ (20%) and ‘personalisation’ (9%).
Download the complete 2019 Asia-Pacific Identity and Fraud Report for more details.
Published By: Gigamon
Published Date: Sep 03, 2019
We’ve arrived at the second anniversary of the Equifax breach and we now know much more about what happened due to the August 2018 release of the GAO Report. New information came out of that report that was not well-understood at the time of the breach. For example, did you know that while Equifax used a tool for network layer decryption, they had certificates nine months out of date? This lapse gave the threat actors all the time they needed to break in and exfiltrate reams of personal data. As soon as Equifax updated the certs on their decryption tools, they began to realize what happened.
On the heels of the Equifax breach, we are reminded of the importance of efficient decryption for effective threat detection. That’s more important than ever today; Ponemon Institute reports that 50% of all malware attacks utilize encryption.
During this webinar, we’ll talk about:
-How TLS/SSL encryption has become a threat vector
-Why decryption is essential to security and how to effectively pe
Employees in every industry are expected to work quickly, but they’re often frustrated by company-issued apps. As a result, they’re downloading personal apps to get the job done instead of using secure, enterprise-approved tools. It’s called shadow IT, and it’s gaining traction fast.
With the new TIBCO Spotfire® A(X) Experience, we are revolutionizing analytics and business intelligence.
This new platform accelerates the personal and enterprise analytics experience so you can get from data to insights in the fastest possible way. With the fusion of technology enablers like machine learning, artificial intelligence, and natural language search, the Spotfire® X platform redefines what’s possible for analytics and business intelligence, simplifying for everyone how data and insights are generated, consumed, and acted on.
Download this whitepaper to learn more, then check out the new Spotfire analytics. It’s unlike anything you have ever seen. Simple, yet powerful, it changes everything.
Delivering personalized customer experience remains the top business challenge for communications
service providers (CSPs). Ovum's recently published 2018 ICT Enterprise survey saw almost all CSP
IT executives interviewed identify delivering personalized customer experience as one of their three
most important business challenges for the next 18 months. This trend emphasizes the high priority
CSPs place on how customer relationships are managed. However, several factors have an impact on
CSPs' ability to identify and then deliver customers' core needs. These include understanding the data
sets they should focus on; collecting, cleansing, and consolidating these data sets; and having the
right expertise to mine the data sets.
The B2B sales landscape has shifted dramatically, with prospects expecting a much more simplified purchasing experience, personalized and powered by data. Have you been meeting their needs, or falling short?
Dive into our latest whitepaper “Architecting Your Customer’s Success,” where we outline a step-by-step guide to creating personalized customer success plans that result in more positive and profitable outcomes for your customers, along with increased retention rates and revenue for your own business.
No matter how you slice it, the most important thing businesses can do in turbulent times is increase their ability to adapt to change. Experts call this agility.
What many experts leave out, however, is that agility alone is not enough. Employees need resilience too.
Our research shows six personas hidden in almost every workforce — based on an employee’s levels of agility and resilience — and how to help each one manage stress amid change.
In this e-book, you’ll discover that one persona in particular has a higher risk of burnout than all the others and for one reason: These employees are high in agility but low in resilience.
In this e-book, we’ll take a look at these personas to help you see who’s who in your organization and:
• Better understand your workforce
• See how many of your people are affected by change
• Provide strategies for those who are stressed and burned out
Help your people with what’s affecting their work and personal lives by analyzing these six workplac
You may have read in the news about horrific security gaps that have the potential of bringing down whole infrastructures, leaking critical business and personal data, and exposing organizations to massive liability.
There is no question that improving organizations’ security posture is a critical requirement for infrastructure and security teams.
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Dec 20, 2018
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is staggering in its speed of handling simple requests and automating conversations. But AI solutions are not enough for the best customer experiences. Human emotions sometimes demand the human touch that only live agents can provide.
Kate, Customer Experience AI by Genesys, combined with the power of human touch can improve customer experience, empower employees and dramatically reduce costs. This seamless combination of AI technology and humans, or “Blended AI by Genesys,” addresses the entire customer journey for the best possible outcomes.
Download the eBook and learn how Kate and Blended AI lets you:
• Personalize self-service
• Connect customer conversations
• Create smart agent experiences
Start small and deploy fast with MicroApps
Published By: Genesys
Published Date: Jun 19, 2019
Contact centers often pool agents into large groups of generalists to distribute work evenly. Skills-based routing takes this a step further with specialized groups. But neither approach scales properly to identify all opportunities and drive business outcomes on each interaction.
Predictive routing uses artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to create balance—meeting targets and giving customers a personalized experience. Read Demystifying AI: Creating an AI partnership that maximizes business results to learn how predictive routing systematically:
Evaluates historical and real-time data to make predictions;
Makes the best customer-agent match to drive desired outcomes;
Keeps agents engaged and reduces handle times.
Published By: MuleSoft
Published Date: Apr 15, 2019
eCommerce offers consumers new ways to interact with traditional retailers, resulting in changed consumer preferences – 63% of customers today would switch brands for a better connected experience, and 75% want personalized offers based on purchase history. Traditional retailers need to consider how to build a new digital retail platform strategy within their business models to engage with consumers and help maintain their competitive edge.
Read this whitepaper to learn:
A 4-step strategy for retailers to build a retail digital platform strategy with APIs.
The role APIs can play in optimizing consumer journey personalization and creating new revenue channels.
How a leading fast food company created a unified consumer experience by adopting a platform-based business model.
In a digital world, customers expect banks to connect all the dots and deliver omnichannel experiences that are seamless, personalized, and yes, delightful. Whether your customers visit branch locations or engage on mobile apps, it’s essential that at the enterprise level, you're able to understand and anticipate their needs.
Understanding your data is key to this kind of responsiveness. When you’re able to harness data and segment customers in new and exciting ways, target the right markets, and offer relevant products at the right time you can drive new opportunities, generate new revenue streams, and increase the value of every customer.
To find out more download this whitepaper today.
Published By: Sitecore
Published Date: Nov 04, 2009
This report highlights the strategic value of a next generation web content management system integrated with lead scoring, email marketing, customer relationship management, and web analytics. The report links the technology and practices of Best-in-Class organizations to engage customers, provide personalized experiences and manage the lead lifecycle.
The prevalent use of paints and coatings across many industries and organizations presents a variety of workplace hazards. In
many cases, selection and use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) is necessary to help control exposures.
Respiratory and skin contact hazards are common across most applications. Depending on the type of paint or coating and
the specific use conditions, other hazards may be present. These can include fire and explosion hazards, electric shock, fall
hazards, excessive noise and other. Prior to selecting PPE for any painting operation, a hazard assessment completed by a
qualified health and safety professional is necessary to evaluate exposure risks potentially present.
With more than three decades in the hotel marketplace, Grupo Posadas operates more than 104 hotels and 19,042 rooms in 50 beach and city destinations in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. It's brands include AQUA, Fiesta Americana Grand, Fiesta Americana, Lat 19°, Caesar Park and Caesar Business, making Posadas the leading Mexican hotel operator in Latin America. Posadas selected Neolane's enterprise marketing software to improve segmentation and deliver consistent, personalized customer communications across e-mail and direct mail channels, while streamlining campaign management within its loyalty programs.
Published By: Cantaloupe
Published Date: Mar 30, 2010
Social media is all around us and has fundamentally changed the way many of us communicate--both personally and professionally. Video can make your social media better, and ultimately get more leads to your website. But how best to post, measure, and use to drive traffic to your website?
Customer service is, was and always will be a top priority for companies.
But today’s digital age has given rise to a new kind of customer with far different expectations — making customer service more complex than ever.
Here’s the good news: By aligning People, Process & Technology (PPT), you can not only meet these new expectations, but exceed them by providing a more personalized and proactive customer experience.
In this ePaper, you’ll learn how order processing automation helps you:
• Create a more engaged, empowered staff
• Eliminate low-value tasks like data entry
• Provide 100% visibility into every order processed