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Don’t Let Communications Tax Compliance Challenges Halt Innovation: Automation Keeps You Competitive
Avalara
07/28/2016
The communications industry is in a state of extreme change, both in services offered and the way they are delivered. To stay ahead of the competition, communications service providers often offer a variety of new and in-demand services bundled in unique combinations. The complexity and velocity of changes can create a challenge for tax departments.

This Aberdeen Group whitepaper uncovers how top-performing communications organizations are utilizing technology to ensure tax compliance, while still enabling the business to remain agile and competitive.
The Tax Challenges of Accurately Identifying Customer Locations: For Communications Service Providers, There’s a Lot On the Line
Avalara
07/28/2016
All communications service providers (CSPs) face a wide array of taxation challenges, but one of the biggest variables of all is location. Seemingly simple, it is in fact riddled with complications.

Pinpointing customer location at a granular level is critical for tax compliance and overall profitability. However, the most commonly used methods for identifying location for tax purposes are surprisingly unreliable. This whitepaper examines five methods and outlines how CSPs can resolve common location errors.
CRM BUYER’S GUIDE: Take the guesswork out of your CRM purchase
bpm'online
07/15/2016
Selecting a CRM system that is a perfect fit for your business is an important step for your organization but may seem like a laborious and complicated task. However, taking the right approach can turn this project into an ROI-positive project with win-win results for your staff as well as your customers. Let’s take a look at the most crucial steps in this process and identify possible pitfalls and solutions that can help you avoid costly mistakes and achieve the best outcome of your CRM initiative.
A Foundation for Transformative Content Delivery
Ciena
06/28/2016
To keep up with skyrocketing global demand for social networks and information, including everything from mobile data to high-definition video, content providers must scale and automate their operations as much as possible to keep costs low and performance high. Combining the speed and performance of optical networks with the automation and virtualization of SDN and NFV, and advanced Multi-Domain Service Orchestration (MDSO), can bring powerful benefits to content providers. This paper highlights primary advances in DCI and Data Center Federation that are helping to meet booming content demand, both inside and across data centers.
How to Choose the Right Contact Center Technology
TMCnet
06/27/2016
In a world where differentiated and sustainable value is increasingly based on delighting customers, making sure frontline people in contact centers have the best tools available to better engage customers by creating great experiences, is paramount. This strategic white paper answers the question, “How does one choose the right Contact Center Technology?
Hosted IMS Levels the Playing Field for Competitive Carriers
Mitel
06/22/2016
Competitive carriers play a key role in the US mobile market; providing a presence in rural, underserved areas, and helping to provide access to the vast majority of the population. These operators are under intense pressure to transform their network infrastructure and service delivery platforms into a standards-based IP network infrastructure.

IMS is an architectural framework that enables the delivery of a variety of IP services such as voice over LTE (VoLTE) and voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi). Cloud-based hosting services present an opportunity for smaller carriers to reach customers in a scalable, cost-efficient way.

Download the white paper to learn how Mitel's Mobile Cloud Suite can help you rapidly transform your network to deliver the services your subscribers are demanding.
Securing Real-Time Mobile Communications: It's time to secure mobile access to the cloud.
Mitel
06/22/2016
Increasingly, people are communicating and collaborating by text, email, social media or work stream real-time communications apps. And as smartphones have evolved to become mobile computing platforms, they've also become subject to equally evolving security threats. For many businesses, best-effort security simply is not sufficient.

Businesses (and the mobile operators that serve them) need to balance dynamic, unpredictable, and often insecure communications methods with security and control.

So how do you satisfy ever-changing business and functional requirements for productivity and efficiency while also maximizing security, protection, and affordability?

Download this guide from Mitel to discover more about securing real-time mobile communications.
State of the Market: Are Companies Ready for the Mobile Enterprise?
Mitel
06/22/2016
Find out in the Mobile Enterprise State of the Market Report:

The mobile enterprise is quickly becoming a reality. It’s a product of the intersection of mobile, cloud, and real-time technologies. It’s a major shift. So we worked with Mobile Squared to survey over 3,500 people across mobile carriers and businesses of every size to assess the state of the market.

Download this exclusive report to learn how much companies have started addressing these changes and how your business can adapt.

In this report, you’ll learn about:
• The influence of Millennials on the modern enterprise
• How remote working is reshaping workplaces
• The role of real-time communications
• What mobile adoption means for enterprise IT
• The power of cloud-enabled enterprise software and apps
• Analysis of application-driven, device-optimized services
Integrate Contact Center and CRM Data for Better Contact Center Performance
Transera
06/22/2016
Leverage all the data in your contact center systems to improve performance. Learn how integrating ACD, IVR and CRM data creates a holistic view of customer interactions and delivers actionable insights to improve business success and customer satisfaction. Sample insights include, using analytics to match customers with agents with the best performance record for their need, or prioritizing customers based on their attributes.
Breaking Down Silos: A Brief Guide on the Importance of Unified Customer Engagement
Transera
06/22/2016
Integrating your call management and CRM systems eliminates functional overlap and decreases complexity. Read this whitepaper to learn how integrating your ACD, IVR and CRM systems can break down application silos and unify customer engagement to create a centralized global queue for better prioritization, provide analytics to drive routing strategies and deliver real-time operational and business performance reporting.
The Ultimate Guide to Optimizing your Salesforce powered Call Center
Transera
06/22/2016
Learn how you can add Voice to Salesforce to gain unified visibility, real-time control, insight into how operations correlate to business performance, and productivity improvements for everyone in the call center. Administrators can set up call center operations in Salesforce while agents make, receive and log calls from within Salesforce. Managers can monitor and manage all channels, routing strategies, call quality and agent performance in real-time from within Salesforce while dashboards and reports integrate IVR, ACD, CRM and agent performance data.
Office Depot Case Study
Transera
06/22/2016
By moving call management for all their in-house and partner-managed sites to the cloud for a global queue, real-time dashboards and standard performance management reporting, Office Depot reduced outsourcing costs and improved business outcomes. Read how Office Depot took global control of their 34 contact centers on 4 continents with over 3000 agents handling 20 million customer interactions a year and reduced their speed of answer from 30-40 seconds to under 10 and their abandoned rate from 3-4% to less than 1%.
Metrics Infographic
Transera
06/22/2016
90% of of consumers still prefer the telephone for customer service. This Infographic brings together some key statistics as to why quality phone support is still important, the potential impact on customer retention, satisfaction and sales and the metrics companies are measuring as a result.
The Chatbot communication revolution and telco messaging gateways
Xura
06/21/2016
Changes in consumer behavior with the adoption of OTT services and apps, means that device users have shifted away from voice calls as the primary method of interaction to chat. In fact, a preferred way of communication with companies, brands or enterprises today is via chat. With this evolution, chatbots have come to the fore, offering a method of frictionless, natural subscriber interaction. The Chat Bot communication revolution and telco messaging gateways, looks at what chat bots are, how they will be used, and the impact they will have on apps and websites. The paper will also address how mobile operators can leverage the chatbot revolution with telco messaging gateways.
Navigating the RCS Journey in the Google age
Xura
06/21/2016
The recogniszed and universal operator RCS challenge was recently addressed by the agreement between the GSMA, Google and a number of key mobile operator groups. The intent of the agreement is to ensure that the more than one billion android users will be enabled with a common profile for RCS services providing a consistent and interoperable messaging experience between all android devices across all operators worldwide. The goals is that the RCS service will interwork across operator networks seamlessly when subscribers are roaming, similar to SMS. Navigating the RCS Journey in the Google Age, will address the developing promise of RCS, the evolved RCS service today and laying the foundations for an RCS future.
Exploring SS7 fraud that threatens mobile network security and subscriber privacy
Xura
06/21/2016
Given that mobile communications is a prime target for hackers who desire to penetrate critical infrastructures and businesses, mobile operators must define and implement protective measures quickly to safeguard their networks before subscribers, organisations, and even governments fall prey to misuse. Exploring SS7 fraud that threatens mobile network security and subscriber privacy, exposes the vulnerabilities and threats that are impacting the SS7 signalling network, the exploitations that can take place today and the measures operators can put in place to solve this growing security issue.
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and the evolution of messaging Infrastructure
Xura
06/21/2016
More than just a buzzword, Network Function Virtualization (NFV) is a complete shift in the architectural approach for most mobile operators as they move from fixed dedicated hardware resources to a dynamic agile network design. Now gaining momentum, this shift is achieved by abstracting functional software from the underlying hardware via virtualization, and enabling a greater degree of network elasticity. Network Function Virtualization and the Evolution of Messaging Infrastructure, will address the relevace of NFV to the mobile operator in a messaging environment, as well as the near term benefits such as lower Capex and Opex, increased business agility and new commercial opportunities.
Navigating infrastructure chaos to implement a future proof messaging solution
Xura
06/21/2016
We, in the mobile industry, are in the midst of evolutionary chaos, witnessing changing markets, network convergence and disruptive technologies such as virtualization and NFV. Operators are scrambling for options as they observe declines in ARPU, high churn, compressed product lifecycles, shifting customer expectations, fierce competition, and the need to amortize previous investments in legacy infrastructure. As an important revenue contributor, messaging is an area that is top of mind and warrants infrastructure attention immediately. Navigating infrastructure chaos to implement a future proof messaging solution, will address how mobile operators can tackle this state of change through an evolutionary path and single consolidated messaging platform that has the ability to provide all messaging services and supports the evolution towards cloud services, virtualization and NFV.
7 Tips for More Effective Call Center Scheduling
Monet Software
06/21/2016
In these challenging economic times, every call, every customer interaction and every dollar counts. Many CRM and contact centers still use spreadsheets or other manual tools to manage their workforce and pay dearly every day, due to inefficient schedules, overstaffing or missed service levels. We have created a list of 7 best practices for call center scheduling to not only keep your call center running efficiently, but maintain service levels, customer base and revenues growing.
Maximize the Mobile Learning Experience
Avaya
06/20/2016
Smart Campus: Break down classroom walls with a smart technology strategy.

70% of K-12 and IT administrative decision-makers said preparing students for the future workforce was one of the main drivers for adopting classroom technology. Read how to prepare your network for a digital-first classroom experience in this report.
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