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Case Study: How to Tear Down Silos with Affordable Video Conferencing
Tely Labs
5/6/2014 3:13:50 PM
Learn how LAC Group improved communications and increased teamwork with telyHD Pro video conferencing appliances and Blue Jeans Network in meeting rooms and executive suites across the US and the UK.
Wainhouse Whitepaper: The Democratization of Meeting Room Collaboration
Tely Labs
5/6/2014 3:12:59 PM
Making conferencing and collaboration available throughout the enterprise.

This white paper introduces a new class of "huddle room" video conferencing systems - devices designed to video enable the vast numbers of small enterprise conference rooms. With prices well below $1K and support for high definition video and document sharing, these video conferencing devices promise to make visual communications ubiquitous. This study discusses the target applications and the feature tradeoffs made by these price/performance-leading meeting room devices.
Making the Right Call: Key Factors to Consider When Choosing a Contact Center Vendor
CGS
5/2/2014 12:14:54 PM
The call center industry has many offerings and finding a potential vendor can become an extremely daunting task unless you understand the process. Selecting a best-fit call center vendor requires due diligence and a meticulous attention to detail because you are essentially putting your customer relationships in the hands of your vendor.

This whitepaper will provide you with recommendations on how to embark upon your search for a contact center vendor and key factors you must take into consideration.

You will learn:
- How to assess the size of a potential vendor based on the growth projections of your own organization
- How to find a provider that has a solid understanding of your specific industry and has conducted business in your vertical
- How to understand pricing and define total cost of ownership
- How to find a contact center vendor that has a proven track record of dependable uptime and a reliable disaster recovery program
Benchmarking Can Be Hazardous to Your Operation's Health!
JD Power
4/30/2014 3:32:07 PM
Your contact center relies on benchmarking performance to assess and strategize key business objectives. But, is your organization falling victim to benchmarking hazards? In this whitepaper, Mark Miller, senior director of contact center solutions at J.D. Power, explains benchmarking hazards to avoid and tips to improve your benchmarking strategies. These true benchmarks can help an organization reach targets and maintain a culture of ongoing improvement.
New Report: Are You Testing the Right Mobile Devices?
Perfecto Mobile
4/30/2014 12:11:42 PM
Are you testing the right mix of mobile devices and operating systems to deliver the best mobile experience to your users?

Download this new report and get detailed statistics based on 90,000 hours of mobile device testing by over 1,200 companies, including:

- Devices tested vs. device market share
- Device breakdown by manufacturer, OS version & screen size
- Device type and OS share by industry sector

Make sure you keep up with your users and your competitors - Download a complimentary copy of this first-of-a-kind report.
New Forrester Report: A Benchmark to Drive Mobile Test Quality
Perfecto Mobile
4/30/2014 12:09:55 PM
Loaded with practical recommendations for improving the mobile user experience, this new Forrester report is the ultimate guide for those responsible for mobile quality.

Read this report today and find out:
- Why is the definition of mobile success changing?
- How do development and QA organizations respond to these new demands?
- What new tools and processes should developers use to ensure mobile quality?

Download a complimentary copy of the Forrester report ($499 value).
Certification - Great Programs Help Your Brand; Bad Ones Can Hurt
JD Power
4/4/2014 9:50:58 AM
Herb Williams-Dalgart, senior director of certification and performance improvement at J.D. Power, spoke with CUSTOMER magazine to help us understand the benefits and challenges organizations might face when pursuing a certification program. For certification programs to be successful they should enable organizations to build and support a culture of excellence, highlight performance efforts, and ensure key standards are consistently met.

In this white paper, Herb outlines the main elements of a great certification program, reasons not to pursue a certification and the pitfalls of being unprepared prior to the process.
HigherGround Can Take Your Contact Center to New Heights
HigherGround
4/3/2014 4:46:08 PM
Technology can be a great help in making a contact center more efficient and effective. With the right tools and the right people, contact centers can focus on providing superior customer service and meeting business goals. HigherGround seeks to enable contact center efficiency with its call recording and advanced dashboard solutions.

In this Strategic Solutions white paper you will learn about HigherGround's call recording solution, Calibre, and the advanced dashboard, Calibre Analytics Dashboard. Both solutions are very user-friendly and easily customizable.
Blue Water Shipping Removes the Barriers to Effective Collaboration with IBM Notes
IBM
4/3/2014 4:09:20 PM
Blue Water Shipping selected IBM Connections software, a social networking platform that enables boundary-free collaboration, integrated with the company's existing IBM Lotus Notes and Domino environment.
Applying Social Business: The Repeatable Patterns that Improve Business Processes and Provide Return
IBM
4/3/2014 4:07:43 PM
A shift of power in commercial relationships from producers and sellers to buyers has changed marketplace and leadership thinking toward greater collaboration with customers, partners and employees. Fortunately, new capabilities in technology and business practices can help organizations adapt and harness these marketplace dynamics. Social business can be combined with mobility and cloud to:

Enable organizations to innovate and execute faster
Better understand and serve their customers
Empower a more engaged workforce

Read this white paper for more information about seven examples of repeatable approaches for using social business practices and capabilities to impact your business, to create competitive advantage and to gain identifiable and measurable ROI.
Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
IBM
4/3/2014 4:04:53 PM
This paper looks at why email remains the primary mode of communication in business today and the fact that more and more organizations are looking at social software and other real-time communication methods to add to the email experience. Analyst firm IDC expects that organizations will use software, such as Notes and Domino 9x Social Edition which seamlessly combines email with social capabilities both on-premises and in the cloud, to complement existing tools and address the business need of getting the right data to/from the right people at the right time for the foreseeable future. Share this paper with your clients.
Champions of Software as a Service: How SaaS is Fueling Powerful Competitive Advantage
IBM
4/3/2014 3:59:30 PM
The use of Software as a Service (SaaS) has skyrocketed over the last few years and shows no signs of slowing. What's driving that demand? An IBM Center for Applied Insights study - based on input from more than 800 IT and business decision makers worldwide - offers some surprising answers.

As expected, reducing the total cost of ownership (TCO) of their applications is the top reason companies try SaaS. However, top performers are gaining something even more critical: competitive advantage. Leading companies are leveraging SaaS in powerful and even transformative ways.
Under Cloud Cover: How Leaders are Accelerating Competitive Differentiation
IBM
4/3/2014 3:57:49 PM
More and more business leaders are recognizing the profound implications of how implementing Cloud computing can help their organizations make money, differentiate and compete. According to a study sponsored by The IBM Center for Applied Insights, in collaboration with Oxford Economics, 802 Cloud decision makers and users surveyed believe that the top three most valuable capabilities in their "cloud of the future" would be:

-Product/service building blocks: Easy-to-assemble industry or business service components they can use to construct new products or services.
-(Even bigger) big data: Access to and management of vast data stores they can't get to now.
-Industry-specific platforms: Cloud platforms with applications and computing environments designed specifically for their industry.

Read this Study for more insights from Cloud computing decision makers and users involved in the survey.
The Bad and the Ugly of Out-House Agents
CGS
3/24/2014 10:41:03 AM
Who Answers When Customers Call Your Contact Center?

For basic customer service requirements, the at home agent model can sometimes be appropriate and very successful. But it is not a one size fits all solution - and this is especially true when you factor in privacy and compliance concerns when agents handle sensitive customer information or when the nature of the call is technical or specialized.

The objectives of this whitepaper are to shed light on the true history of the "out-house model." We will discuss the differences between in-house and out-house agents, and the pros and cons of each model.

You will learn:
- The history of the out-house approach
- If the at-home customer support model is right for your business
- Details on the good, bad and ugly results of leveraging out-house agents
- What questions to ask a provider about the out-house model
Fleet and Asset Management: Transforming Logistics with Machine-to-Machine Communications
Vodafone
3/21/2014 5:02:26 PM
M2M has already had a massive impact in the global transportation sector. It's becoming a mainstay of transport operations where freight needs to be delivered rapidly and safely. It's helping logistics companies manage global fleets to ensure that consignments arrive in optimum condition. M2M has taken tracking to a new and much more sophisticated level, creating new possibilities for companies wishing to track freight and vehicles.
Manufacturing Industry Brochure
Vodafone
3/21/2014 4:54:09 PM
M2M technology can save you time and money while transforming the way you run your business - from design through to post-production. M2M solutions provide you with real-time data to help you optimize each stage of your product lifecycle - enabling you to drive down costs and serve your customers better. Find out how manufacturers are already using our M2M solutions to improve processes, cut costs, and offer a better service to their customers.
Connected Revolution
Vodafone
3/21/2014 4:36:32 PM
With competitive pressures intensifying and the pace of innovation accelerating, recognizing key trends, understanding their implications and, where appropriate, responding decisively is essential to remain successful.

This paper describes our thinking relating to understanding the impact of the connected revolution. If you are interested in topics such as the growth of the Internet of things and machine-to-machine (M2M), the opportunity it represents for businesses and the requirements for success, then you will find this of interest.
Optimizing the Communications Architecture: Calculating SIP Bandwidth with Infortel Select Reporting
ISI
3/4/2014 11:59:22 AM
In the past, well worn methods of traffic engineering were used to plan voice networks. Calculations such as Erlang B and Erlang C ruled the day. Since T1's were used, companies typically added circuits in blocks of 24. SIP changes all this. The key metric of SIP traffic engineering is the number of concurrent calls needed. This not only equates to the way the service providers bill for PSTN SIP circuits, it relates directly to bandwidth required.

To properly engineer the network at each phase of the deployment, you need to calculate the number of concurrent voice channels needed. These calculations must be made for both on-net and PSTN calling. Many companies simplify this by guessing. For example, if a location had four POTS lines, they simply assume they will need four SIP circuits from their service provider. This can be a costly mistake.
How to Select a Workforce Management Solution for your Call center
Monet Software
3/3/2014 4:04:46 PM
Every call center has different workforce management needs. Size, structure, industry, type of calls and many other factors determine your unique requirements. This whitepaper provides some guidelines and key questions you should consider when selecting workforce management software for your call center. This will ensure you find the right solution for your contact center and get the most out of it.
Opengear Enhances Your Cisco Out-of-Band Management
Opengear
3/3/2014 3:56:48 PM
Opengear can help you create a comprehensive Out-Of-Band management solution for your supervisor modules by creating a highly secure and isolated management network using two Opengear IM4216-34 console servers. These units support both serial and Ethernet connections and can create a separate and secure management network. These units also help restore and upgrade IOS images using their built-in TFTP servers and 16GB of internal flash. All serial and IP access can be controlled thru access lists and firewall rules.
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