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Customer Service Leaders Need To Quickly Improve Organization's Digital and Self Service Capabilities to Sail Through Covid-19

by Olive Huang  |  March 24, 2020

For the past two weeks, over a dozen Gartner clients have reached out to me in inquiries, seeking guidance in customer service strategies to sail through Covid-19 crisis. As countries...

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The challenge of COVID-19 requires customer service organizations to build a solid plan on work at home agents

by Olive Huang  |  March 19, 2020

COVID-19 has caught companies off guard. Customer service organizations are having sleepless nights to keep their contact centers open, prioritize issues and provide proactive communications. Everyone is impacted, hospitals, airlines,...

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In the Future, Your CRM Applications Will Need to Natively Support AI, IoT, Analytics and Integration

by Olive Huang  |  February 13, 2020

What is the best way to stay dry in Sydney's grey raining day? - go to Microsoft Envision they said. All the Microsoft executives at the event claimed they brought...

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Amazon AWS, Google Cloud, Alibaba Cloud and now Microsoft Azure - Why does Salesforce want to run its software on all of them?

by Olive Huang  |  November 15, 2019

Today Salesforce named Microsoft Azure as its public cloud provider for marketing cloud. Microsoft counts the fourth IaaS platform on which Salesforce wants to run its software. The Salesforce relationships with...

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How's that, AI? 2017 will go down as the worst year ever for customer experience.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 28, 2017

AI does not make subway tracks run better in New York, or make phone queues any shorter at any airline. (yesterday: "Hold time currently is between 56 minutes and 1...

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On CRM initiatives, the CIO in 2017 is the Supportive Gatekeeper.

by Michael Maoz  |  June 22, 2017

On a call the other day with a very innovative financial services company somewhere across a sea, the wonderful Global Head of Digital Channels described their CIO as a supportive gatekeeper. What...

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2017 Magic Quadrant for the CRM Customer Engagement Center released.

by Michael Maoz  |  May 8, 2017

After four months of research, surveys both online and on the phone, product demonstrations from 32 software providers, and too many hours in Excel, the 2017 Magic Quadrant for the...

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A lack of empathy eventually undercuts all CIO projects on ML, AI, IoT.

by Michael Maoz  |  September 14, 2016

As summer ends in the northern hemisphere, it brings another summer where any popular survey at the shore or chatter with the biking peleton reveal the same reality: there is...

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What 'Age of the Customer?'

by Michael Maoz  |  August 31, 2016

CEOs cite "Customer Experience" as a topic objective for 2016 and 2017. Now that Big Data has faded as a hype engine, giving way to yet more techno-fueled targets like...

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WhatsApp Removes Wall to Businesses - Businesses Pop Champagne

by Jenny Sussin  |  August 30, 2016

Over the last week or so, there have been a lot of news articles flying around about WhatsApp being open for businesses and businesses are losing their collective minds with...

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