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Trapped inside the Magic Quadrant Dot Matrix

by Michael Maoz  |  August 10, 2016

For the past many years Field Service Management has been an area of expertise that has been very rewarding to me and a small team. Our practice at Gartner has...

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A Magic Quadrant Parabasis

by Michael Maoz  |  May 4, 2016

The Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center published this morning ( - for clients), and though I risk running afoul of the rules in Robert Hartwell Fiske's Dictionary of...

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Complex CRM Cloud deployments Have that familiar feeling of complexity

by Michael Maoz  |  January 25, 2016

This morning I was going over a fairly complex Business-to-Consumer customer support implementation of one of the many Cloud CRM providers. About five minutes into the review a catchy tune...

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See you in Barcelona. What is your IT Style?

by Michael Maoz  |  November 6, 2015

At our Gartner Symposium next week in Barcelona there will be another opportunity to attend our new presentation Track, “Drive Business Growth,” that focuses on the digital moments that create...

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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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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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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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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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