August 20, 2014

Is Your TTS Vendor Still Speaking To You?

RealSpeak TTS

Nuance, the market leader in Text-to-Speech (TTS) software, has recently announced End of Life and End of Support on some of its TTS products. For instance, Nuance RealSpeak TTS 4.5 was officially End of Support in March 2014. Unfortunately… We all know what End of Support means. It means the vendor is no longer prepared to (Read the full article)

Don’t Delight The Competition By Falling Over


My family’s summer vacation took us on a nearly 4,000 mile road trip. Most people think I’m a bit odd because I relate just about everything I see to contact centers. So it came as no surprise that an experience in Keystone, SD, about 8 miles from Mount Rushmore, would be the inspiration for this (Read the full article)

Struggling With Your Thick Client?


Most organizations need to manage agents with differing skill sets, servicing different business processes. Thick client desktops offer a solution but can be complex, costly and cumbersome. The relationship between the Customer and your agent is the core of their customer experience. A more flexible approach to agent desktop Giving the right tools to your agent (Read the full article)

We Fix Ugly Pools…Oh and IVRs

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Where I live there’s a rather prominent pool repair and remodeling business called “We Fix Ugly Pools.” Their mascot is a thumbs-up-man called the Ugly Pool Guy. I’ve come to think about the Professional Services group in a similar way for IVR Solutions—sort of the Ugly IVR Guys with the motto “We fix ugly IVRs”. (Read the full article)

Is Your Contact Center Neglected Until There Is A Flaw In The Slaw?

flaw in the slaw

Do you know what your telephone system does for you? I mean, do you really UNDERSTAND what it does, what it doesn’t do, and the things it can do that you’re not leveraging? On the surface, it sounds like a bit of a silly question, right? Understanding What You’ve Got Fundamentally, you understand that there is (Read the full article)

Cloud Contact Center Considerations

Cloud Hosted Contact Center

If moving to a Cloud Contact Center was easy, everyone would be doing it, right? Well, for some businesses perhaps it may not make sense. Well not yet. It’s easy to get the impression everyone is moving to the Cloud. The truth is, almost everyone is thinking about it, but most are putting off the (Read the full article)

Success in Selling Starts with Hearing the Telling


As I stepped out my front door recently, I nearly trod on a GPS windshield mount (the kind with the giant suction cup that loses suction at the most inopportune moments) that someone had left on my front step. I don’t own a GPS other than Google Maps on my iPhone. Someone clearly thought it (Read the full article)

So what exactly is Voice Biometrics, and how can it help your business?

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More than one customer has asked us this recently, so we thought we’d take this opportunity to clarify the capabilities of Voice Biometrics technology for the Contact Center. Voice Biometrics can confirm the identity of a person by comparing their voice to a stored model or “voiceprint” – similar to a fingerprint, and even more (Read the full article)

Banks Hit by Spiralling Cost of Compliance

call recording compliance

In recent years we have seen banks hit by weighty regulation, fines and face the spiralling costs of compliance. When added together have taken their toll on profits and on brand value. Tighter regulation from the US to the EU have led to Banks facing the choice of either significant ramping up of compliance efforts, (Read the full article)

Investment Banking Conflicts of Interest Review by the FCA

call recording compliance

The U.K. finance regulator the FCA will probe in how investment banks manage conflicts of interest between their obligations to clients and their own trading positions. Investigation The Financial Conduct Authority is also investigating how companies prevent confidential information they obtain in one part of the business being used by another, the regulator said in (Read the full article)