Welcome to the Callmedia blog.
Here we’ve asked various experts from across our organisation to contribute their thoughts on the key trends, hot topics and latest technologies in the enterprise communications landscape.
Maintel’s David Groves has seen a shift in CIO attitudes, as Skype4B goes from ‘we’ll see’ to ‘good enough’. Written by David Groves - 06 May 2016 One of the questions I’ve been asked by our customers over the past few years is “when should I consider Microsoft Skype...read more
The past shows us that transition is a key part of innovation – and organisations looking to move to Skype for Business need to plan for it. Written by Stephen Wright - 18 March 2016 The story of the last forty years or so has been one of constant innovation – and of...read more
Don’t spoil the Customer Journey with a rigid approach to scripting. Give every customer a ‘Good Call’ at a price you can afford with integrated workflow in your agent desktop. Any company can provide world-class service if it’s willing to spend to do it. But money is...read more
Blog post by Neil Terry, Customer Experience Manager at Callmedia Within the last 24 hours Facebook has rolled out their new Reactions, which could ultimately disrupt the customer feedback market. In Feb 2009 Facebook introduced the ’like’ capability where users could...read more
With the post holiday season cobwebs now well and truly shaken off, we look forwards and predict a host of changes within the contact centre industry over the course of 2016. Changing the channel. There will be a shift towards digital channels, rather than voice....read more
Stephen Wright looks into his crystal ball and predicts the future for the multi-channel contact centres. What ideas are currently under development which may be appearing in contact centres in the next few months - i.e. within 5 years? I think there will be three...read more
Five contact centre features you should be using (but might not be). You may think you’re running an efficient and cost effective contact centre, but there’s always room for improvement when it comes to the customer experience! Whether it’s gaining more insight into...read more
How can flexible working models transform the contact centre? In this guide we highlight how embracing flexible working can deliver a vastly superior customer experience. It‘s widely accepted that organisations must focus on creating an appropriate working environment...read more
Has Unified Communications lived up to the hype or has it lagged behind where it ought to be by now? The key battleground in the Unified Communications market today is not features or functionality, but ease of use. I used to work for a large American telephone...read more
Availability is key, but take free services and you risk it all, says Maintel’s David Groves. You only really notice how important availability is in an IT system or service when it isn’t there. Technology is now so reliable and so well-built, that we take it for...read more