02 August 2017

Embedding communications in mobile applications

Written by Christopher Liko, Posted in Contact Center, Unified Communications

Think about how much time you spend on mobile devices through the day. For many people, the answer is “a lot,” but the actual number might be more than you think. One study showed that the average U.S. consumer spends 5 hours per day on mobile devices1. Because of this, the mobile experience is becoming increasingly natural to consumers, with mobile apps dominating their focus. In fact, 92% of users’ time on mobile is spent within apps1. Consumers are so familiar with their mobile devices that switching to another platform feels unnatural- even having to switch to a mobile browser is an unusual experience, as mobile browsers only occupy 8% of mobile activity1.

As consumers use mobile devices more frequently, they expect to be able to do everything on mobile that can be done on desktop devices. While smartphone ownership experiences a massive uptick, desktop/laptop device ownership is beginning to slow2. With this shift, businesses need to be focused on mobile to provide an optimal customer experience. What does it mean to be mobile-focused? The answer is not so simple. Below, we will outline the three stages of mobile integration. The depth of this integration often corresponds with your customers’ adoption of your mobile application.

26 May 2016

Enhancing Customer Service with CRM and Application integrated solutions in the Contact Center

Written by Martin Borowski, Posted in Contact Center, Webinars, ComputerTalk, Microsoft

Walker predicts that by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. Make sure your contact center agents are able to deliver the best customer experience possible. Join leading contact center experts as they discuss the benefits of integrating contact center and your key customer service applications.

You will come out of this webinar knowing:

  1. The top 5 benefits of integrating your contact center with CRM
  2. How you can create a seamless customer journey by continuing your workflows in CRM into the contact center.
  3. Different scenarios for integrating with CRM and application solutions

If you have any questions, send ‘em over at www.computer-talk.com/contact-us.

 

26 April 2016

Webinar: Enhancing customer service with CRM and application integrated solutions in the contact center - Bringing the pieces together without breaking the bank.

Written by Nicole Robinson, Posted in Webinars

May 4th 2016, 1PM ET

Are you optimizing your customer’s journey when they attempt to communicate with you? Are your contact center agents being given the tools to effectively manage your company’s front lines into the customer experience? Are you effectively documenting the customer experience and lifecycle?

Walker predicts that by 2020, customer experience will overtake price and product as the key brand differentiator. Make sure your contact center agents are able to deliver the best customer experience possible. Join leading contact center experts as they discuss the benefits of integrating contact center and your key customer service applications.

You will come out of this webinar knowing:

  • The top 5 benefits of integrating your contact center with CRM
  • How you can create a seamless customer journey by continuing your workflows in CRM into the contact center.
  • Different scenarios for integrating with CRM and application solutions

 

REGISTER NOW

 

23 May 2013

ComputerTalk will be participating at a ‘steak-n-learn’ – Magenium’s Lync 2013 Luncheon on June 12.

Written by Vivian Pow, Posted in Contact Center, Lync, Unified Communications, ComputerTalk, Technology

ComputerTalk will be participating at a ‘steak-n-learn’ – Magenium’s Lync 2013 Luncheon on June 12.

We will be joining Microsoft Lync Specialist Tom Egan, along with speakers from Magenium Solutions, AudioCodes, IntelePeer, and Plantronics on June 12, 2013, at Gibson’s Bar and Steakhouse in Oak Brook, Illinois, for a Lync 2013 luncheon.

While attendees enjoy a three-course lunch,  the speakers will be showing how Lync 2013 can transform your user experience by making communication interactions more collaborative, more engaging, and more accessible. During our presentation, we discuss the uses of Lync 2013 by demonstrating how applications and contact center solutions on Lync will enable unique interactions with customers.

For more information, visit here (link: http://magenium.com/en/News-And-Events/Events-Listing/2013/May/Unified-Communications-with-Microsoft-Lync-2013-Luncheon.aspx. )

Don't miss out as space is limited - register now (link:  http://mslync2013.eventbrite.com/ )

07 May 2013

ComputerTalk’s hosted ice Lync cloud

Written by Vivian Pow, Martin Borowski, Posted in Contact Center, Lync, Unified Communications, ComputerTalk, Microsoft

ice Lync Clouds

ComputerTalk’s hosted ice Lync cloud can connect with your cloud for added communication features.

Adding communication capabilities to your contact center and day-to-day business processes can help drive business results and help you exceed customer expectations.  If you are looking for a full end-to-end unified communications solution for your office and contact center, combine Office 365 with ice in the ComputerTalk cloud.

You can also come to us for help in meeting technology goals.

If you are looking to replace your PBX with an IP-PBX, we can provide telephony expertise, so you can become SIP voice-enabled at the speed you choose. Once the transition is complete, you can take advantage of the benefits of SIP telephony in your office and in your contact center.

If your cloud is missing certain contact center or communication pieces, you can connect to ours for all the products listed in the ComputerTalk cloud (i.e. PCI compliant contact center, Lync IP PBX, ice, applications that make your processes more communications conscious.)

We can also work with you to provide your customers a joint offering.

Questions?  Send it to us using the Message Us section.

02 May 2013

Unified Communications gains incredible popularity and usage

Written by Martin Borowski, Posted in Contact Center, Unified Communications

86 percent of organizations allowed BYOD in 2012

Unified Communications gained incredible popularity and usage since the inception of the first multi-modal smartphone in 2007. With the wide adoption of mobile smartphones and tablets in the market now, UC market has just exploded. It is clear that UC-enabled mobile communications (MCEBP) is at the top of everyone’s list for tablets and smartphones. The only concern is its security and how it’s handled for consumer usage vs. work usage.

There are several factors and perspectives to consider such as mobile operating systems, multi-modal mobile applications, support and access security privacy controls. Overall, UC mobility has value for any end users, no matter if it’s an individual consumer or an employee within an organization but both will shape where the market is going with new online and mobile technologies. This requires strategic planning for migrating into more “virtual” and hosted services in private and public “clouds”.

A recent survey by a recently formed consortium of enterprise software companies focused on mobility, the Enterprise Device Alliance, confirms some mobile impacts and trends for internal IT organizations. These include the following: