13 February 2017

LIVE WEBINAR: Embarking on the digital transformation journey: 5 trends driving change in the contact center.

Written by Nicole Robinson, Posted in Webinars, ComputerTalk

Embarking on the digital transformation journey: 5 trends driving change in the contact center.

Customers drive business. According to the 2016 Microsoft State of Global Customer Service Report, 56% of global consumers say they have higher expectations for customer service now than they had just one year ago. How do we use interactions to build sustainable relationships with customers in a digital world? The answer is no longer a simple one. The market is more fluid than ever before, so what decision should organizations be making? In this webinar, we discuss strategies to unify your communications ecosystem, enabling faster, more frequent and remarkably effective business process and customer interactions.

Join ComputerTalk March 15th - 1PM EST as we discuss trends driving change in the contact center.

You will come out of this webinar knowing:

  • The top 5 trends affecting the contact center industry
  • The role of the contact center in the digital transformation strategy
  • How to leverage the contact center to turn your vision into reality

This is an exclusive webinar with limited live seats based on a first-come, first-registered basis. All registrants will receive a link to an on-demand version after the webinar. At the end of the webinar there will be a Q&A session where we will address specific questions you might have.

Register now for a live seat!


12 July 2016

ice Contact Center for Skype for Business is one of the first to become certified for Skype for Business Server 2015

Posted in Press Release, Contact Center, ComputerTalk, Microsoft

Richmond Hill, Ontario – July 12, 2016 – ComputerTalk Technology Inc. today announces that ice, the Intelligent Communications Exchange, is Certified for Skype for Business! The certification indicates that ice has passed rigorous third party testing offered by Microsoft for Skype for Business solutions. ice is a native Skype for Business Contact Center platform that allows users to build communications workflows that connect users with the right subject matter experts. It is one of the first contact centers to receive this designation.

“I’m excited that we’ve been able to partner with Microsoft on this certification for ice on Skype for Business,” says Chris Bardon, Chief Software Architect at ComputerTalk, “It gives us independent validation that ice integrate well with Skype for Business and that Skype for Business supports all of the features that ice implements. This certification includes validation of our outbound calling platform, as well as scenarios involving hybrid and cloud users, which will give our customers the confidence to deploy all of the features of ice on the latest releases and topologies that Microsoft supports.”

ice provides an extensible and powerful interface to create contact center applications. Using ice, organizations can leverage CRM data, skills, and speech to route, record, and report on voice, email, IM, webchat, SMS, video and desktop sharing in a UC contact center. Organizations in all industry verticals can use ice to integrate their business applications into their contact center and transform the way they interact with customers, their own employees, and partners. ice brings together information silos, improving contact center productivity to knowledge-based workers.

The Skype for Business App Certification Program is designed to offer Microsoft customers the added assurance of third-party solutions that have demonstrated a high quality experience and compatibility when deployed with Skype for Business. Only products that pass the specifications outlined in the Skype for Business Certification Program can be associated with this designation. All products that pass this certification program are listed on http://apps.skypeforbusiness.com/.

Founded in 1987, ComputerTalk, is headquartered in Richmond Hill, Canada. ComputerTalk is a global provider of enterprise-class Skype for Business native and PBX-agnostic contact center products, cloud hosting services and custom application development. ComputerTalk is a contact center member of the Microsoft Enterprise Cloud Alliance and a Microsoft Gold Application Development and Gold Communications partner. For more information, please visit http://www.computer-talk.com/en/enterprise-products/ice-contact-center-for-skype-for-business


04 June 2013

Outsourcing a contact center

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

These days, companies use outsourcing to gain a cultural and competitive edge. This can also be viewed as an opportunity to re-invent a brand or product that requires a fresh start. The other benefit with outsourcing new partner is that the relationship is moulded carefully, fully catering to the needs of the business and without the history/baggage of existing departments and processes that may not have worked in the past.

However, outsourcing a contact center is different than any other forms of outsourcing. In the past, contact centers had a negative reputation for being ‘cost’ centers. Outsourcing decisions were largely based on cost savings and therefore with limited budget did not generate the business sought after. Today we see a lot of change from that. Contact centers now are very savvy in the way they handle their side of the business. They now have become essential to winning over customers, increasing sales and given the multitude of tech-savvy consumers out there, magnifying a company’s brand online.

When looking to outsource contact center, keep these four points in mind:

04 April 2013

Unified communications and the contact centre

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

As unified communications and collaboration (UCC) become staples in contact centers, technologies such as VoIP, video, web chat, email and calendars have become more common in the workplace.  Increasingly tech savvy employees, as well as customers - who have grown up using these technologies - have helped the market for UCC to grow and mature quickly.

UCC tools have evolved how businesses and contact centers operate.  The technology and tools give managers and staff a ‘birds eye’ view of all the experts within an organization, indicating their availability and preferred medium for contact at any given time.  If an expert is away from the bricks and mortar location, a contact center worker can quickly discover their availability and how best to contact them to get an immediate answer; employees simply have to maintain their status and preferred method of contact via a standard interface, such as Outlook.

Essentially, UCC technology and multimedia tools enable staff to best manage customer interactions and provide quick, satisfactory resolutions.