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May 24 2018 Have You Questioned Your Premise Or Cloud Provider’s Support Services?

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I work with a lot of companies to assess their current contact center operations and offer guidance on improving service through technology and process adoption. My methodology centers on the premise of reducing customer effort. One of the most overlooked areas with deployed technology solutions is the support services provided by either the reseller or […]

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Sep 16 2017 Mind The (Perception) Gap: What You Think Of Your Service VS. What Your Customers Think

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I want to start this by asking to you to take a moment and genuinely reflect on the service you provide and answer this question: Are you delivering a superior experience to your customers? If you answered yes, I’m glad to hear of the confidence you have in your technology and your agents. However, there’s a […]

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Jul 15 2017 The Veterans Administration Is Struggling With Customer Service Fundamentals

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The Veterans Administration (VA) has come under much scrutiny over the past few months for poor customer service and long wait times for healthcare. At one point, the current Secretary of the Veterans Administration Robert McDonald compared the long wait times for veterans to the lines at a Disney amusement park: “What really counts is, how does the veteran […]

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Jun 07 2017 What’s Wrong With Being Small

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Twenty-five years. This year marks the 25th year for MicroAutomation. Wow, that’s a long time! A few months ago, when I realized that MicroAutomation has been in existence for almost a quarter century, I found myself reminiscing about the early days and remembering all of the challenges we have faced since we opened our doors. One of […]

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May 31 2017 Manufacturers Developing Applications: Brilliant Or Foolhardy?

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Should you trust manufacturers with application development? I bring up this question since several of my customers have reached out to me recently to discuss how they can move away from the manufacturer for development and support of their applications. When they were all making their selection for a technology refresh, they went through the standard process […]

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