Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Keeping ancient data around is a bad idea for your Contact Center

I don’t necessarily feel like writing a shiny opening paragraph for this post. I could try to relate this topic to No Man’s Sky, Pokemon GO, or the Rio Olympics, but I won’t. Let’s dive in to a few reasons why keeping old data is a bad idea. Continue reading Bigger Isn’t Always Better: Keeping ancient data around is a bad idea for your Contact Center

Large and In Charge: Tips for Call Center Capacity Planning

You have a successful contact center in operation and things are going well. The site isn’t having any issues with call quality, database latency, or agent portal usage. It’s a wonderful thing. You have a new client coming on board and all of a sudden, you need four times the capacity and throughput that your site currently handles and handles well. While the new business is certainly welcomed, how can you expand, efficiently and effectively, to meet these new requirements for your contact center? Continue reading Large and In Charge: Tips for Call Center Capacity Planning

Preparing for the Fallout: Ways to Avoid a Contact Center Disaster

Bethesda’s latest installment in the Fallout franchise, Fallout 4, releases in four days. I know a lot of people who are incredibly excited for this game. I’m actually not one of the them, as of now, but that could certainly change. With that in mind, let’s talk about a few of the options you have for avoiding a contact center disaster. Continue reading Preparing for the Fallout: Ways to Avoid a Contact Center Disaster

Why Are There So Many Options? A Few Tips for Creating Effective IVRs for Your Contact Center ACD

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, taken a seat, picked up the menu, and realized that the menu was a gargantuan mess of options? It’s an overwhelming feeling and makes it incredibly hard to decide on what you actually want to order. I’ve run into some awfully complicated IVRs in my contact center ACD experience, and not only are they a headache to troubleshoot, but when it comes to testing and navigating through the IVR, it’s quite annoying to have to spend all the time it takes to trial every option. If you can keep your IVR clear and concise, your customers and your support team will be thankful. Here are a few tips. Continue reading Why Are There So Many Options? A Few Tips for Creating Effective IVRs for Your Contact Center ACD

Windows 10 Upgrade Completed! Three Major Reasons to Upgrade Your Contact Center

I upgraded my work laptop this week using the Windows 10 app from Microsoft. I haven’t used it much yet, so I cannot comment one way or the other on whether or not I consider it to be an actual upgrade from Windows 7 (I completely avoided Windows 8), but time will tell. Speaking of upgrades, here are three major reasons why you should work with your contact center ACD vendor to upgrade your software. Continue reading Windows 10 Upgrade Completed! Three Major Reasons to Upgrade Your Contact Center

Getting Voicemails on the Go: Don’t Stay Chained to Your Desk!

I had a bit of a vacation last week, hence the lack of a Friday post. We went to the Toronto Zoo and that was great; not for entire week clearly, but it was the major outing that we had. Back in action this week though, so let’s have a quick look at voicemails on the go. Continue reading Getting Voicemails on the Go: Don’t Stay Chained to Your Desk!

More Storage Needed! Ways to Increase Your Contact Center’s Capacity

We’re heading on a bit of a vacation this weekend. I needed to install the roof rails and cargo carrier on the vehicle because we just don’t have enough room in the trunk area for all the things we will be bringing. More storage was necessary so we made the adjustment. You may have to make a few adjustments as well in your contact center in order to increase the amount of accessible storage space. Continue reading More Storage Needed! Ways to Increase Your Contact Center’s Capacity

Small Tips for Keeping Your Contact Center ACD Running Smoothly

This idea sort of came to me as I dropped off my vehicle this morning to get maintenance done due to two recalls. The letter I received in the mail described the issues quite nicely and while neither of the fixes were completely critical, ie. my vehicle won’t explode, they were definitely recommended as they will certainly help sustain the vehicle’s longevity. Plus, getting recalls done is free, so why not right? Here’s a few pointers on how you can keep your contact center ACD running smoothly. Continue reading Small Tips for Keeping Your Contact Center ACD Running Smoothly

Keeping Minions Under Control: Quality Monitoring Tools for Your Contact Center ACD

Those little yellow characters from the Despicable Me movies are getting their own stand alone film and it’s out this weekend. If you are like me, you find them absolutely hilarious and chuckle every time you see them do anything, so the film should be highly entertaining I would think. They can go a little off the rails at times if you don’t keep them under control and the same behavior has a possibility of occurring at your contact center, with less than hysterical results. Here are a few tools you can use to help limit those events in the contact center. Continue reading Keeping Minions Under Control: Quality Monitoring Tools for Your Contact Center ACD

Broken Knight: Consequences of Rushing into Production

Tuesday June 23rd was a huge day for people like me in the video game world. Batman: Arkham Knight was releasing and all of the reviews had been stellar. Reviews were glowing about how flawlessly the game ran and performed on the PS4, which made me incredibly happy as the PS4 is my platform of choice. However, the PC port of the game was a complete disaster. The game was so broken on PC that the publisher has stopped selling the PC version until it is fixed. That is quite a blow to all the PC players out there and puts a really ugly stamp on the game itself. The game itself had been delayed twice, and it appears that even with these delays, the PC version was still rushed into production. Continue reading Broken Knight: Consequences of Rushing into Production