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I'm here to collect on a debt..... don't tell Marketing.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 21, 2015

Marketing is facing its Waterloo. As a business unit it is the corporate Napoleon, and the Customer is then the Duke of Wellington, aided by the head of Customer Service, who...

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Your customers are out of their minds.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 5, 2015

Scientific papers about the shrinking of the size of the human brain are as common at the moment as news on FIFA's role in squashing an inquiry into Thierry Henry's famous...

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CRM choices are driven by fear more than hope.

by Michael Maoz  |  May 6, 2015

Working done in Washington DC this week reminded me for the thousandth time why the role of analyst is so wonderful. There was a meeting with a CIO and the senior...

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How many cloud types do you know?

by Michael Maoz  |  April 30, 2015

All that it takes is one major rumor about a software company takeover to drive folks into a frenzy. But really: NOW they get excited? Relax - there are only a...

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The Customer Engagement Center Magic Quadrant, 2015

by Michael Maoz  |  April 27, 2015

The Customer Engagement Center is another way of saying a Customer Service and Support software suite. We had called it the CRM Customer Service Contact Center MQ for nearly 15...

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Big Data as Profit before People. Find a Kahuna nui.

by Michael Maoz  |  April 15, 2015

It is the end of the Magic Quadrant period for the Customer Engagement Center (AKA, Customer Service Contact Center) 2015, and in two weeks time the 2015-2016 update should be...

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Save us from the experts.

by Michael Maoz  |  April 2, 2015

There is an oft-used quote from Grace Hopper, or better addressed as Rear Admiral (Amazing) Grace Hopper, USN, Ph.D., that goes, "One accurate measurement is worth more than 1,000 experts."...

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Carl Jung speaking to the CIO about CRM.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 25, 2015

If your summer travels take you to the Zürichsee, or, if you are on the upper course, the Obersee, look for the signs for the Bollingen Tower, built in the...

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CRM Providers and the Cobbler's Children

by Michael Maoz  |  March 5, 2015

If you are feeling subversive while creating an RFP for a CRM vendor, visit their website and try out the CRM features that are baked into their site. In theory...

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Digital Humanism and the Necker Cube.

by Michael Maoz  |  March 4, 2015

Everyone who has had a bad fever, sat at a Department of Motor Vehicles, dropped acid, or owned a pet knows that ‘reality’ is a very relative and porous term....

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