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Are Machines the New Face of Customer Service?

If you prefer not to deal with people when shopping, you’re not alone. Mitel’s recent study of 5,000 consumers around the world uncovered that on average a quarter of consumers never want to deal with a human when shopping online. By Shameem Smillie, Contact Centre Sales Manager UKISA.

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The modern workplace: where bots must be tamed

From robots in manufacturing facilities to software-based bots and personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, artificial intelligence (AI) has fast become ‘another colleague’ in the workplace, as businesses increasingly turn to AI to improve productivity and increase efficiencies. By Paul Trulove, Chief Product Officer, SailPoint.

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How procurement can join the RPA and IoT movement

Organisational departments, from sales and customer service to HR, are reducing their reliance on human intervention and instead turning to IT systems to carry out basic low-level tasks. According online training company Pavan, a typical rules-based process carried out by an employee can be automated by as much as 70-80%. So rather than waste time on repetitive tasks it makes sense, both commercially and from a people perspective, to automate these processes. We’re already witnessing some big br...

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Busy Santa Looks to Live Chat and Chatbots for Better Customer Service

With Black Friday arriving a month ahead of Christmas, and with retail industry analysts saying that UK consumers are expected to spend £2.5bn online, Santa Claus is looking closely at the trends and planning ahead to ensure that he can meet customer demand during the December festive season. Black Friday is in effect an American import, and it marks the end of the Thanksgiving celebrations in the United States, while acting as a huge retail sales opportunity for retailers. By Graham Jarvis, Bu...

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Robotic Process Automation: The most common pitfalls of which to be aware

Imagine this. You come up with an exciting, new and innovative idea for your business and you’re excited to see it come to life. But, when you actually get the ball rolling, the process is longer than anticipated. This means more time is wasted and the team can often become demotivated. There’s nothing worse than timelines taking longer than anticipated. By Joanne Taylor, Director of Digital Innovation at Software AG.

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How to Ensure Your Chatbot Will Make and Not Break Your CX

With voice technology becoming more and more mainstream, an increasing number of businesses are turning to chatbots to streamline their customer services and decrease costs. While chatbots as customer service agents are gaining ground, businesses still need to overcome a series of challenges when deploying this technology, mainly due to the way that chatbots have been designed to operate up to now. By Progress.

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