Google announced Android for Work today, unveiling its new tools and strategy for using Android devices in the workplace.
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YES! Typically, when we think of enterprise mobility, it’s a very different beast. The majority of announcements in the greater collective of the mobile world are aimed at the consumer side.
Email, the scourge of today’s workforce that keeps millions upon millions from actually getting anything done seems to exist as a necessary evil in the corporate collaboration environment.
Avaya IP Office Contact Center Shows Multi-Channel isn't Just for Big Businesses
Multi-channel customer engagement is not just for big companies anymore. Last week, Avaya announced that it was adding multi-channel contact center functionality to Avaya IP Office to provide a more accessible multi-channel contact center solution for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). Avaya IP Office Contact Center allows SMBs to engage their customers not just through voice but also through email and live chat – the top two non-voice channels most often engaged in SMBs’ contact centers as we noted in our 2013-2014 Enterprise Technology Benchmark.
The 2013-2014 Benchmark also showed that 54% of SMBs are already monitoring e-mail in the contact center while 31% are using text chat. These numbers will increase as SMBs turn their call centers into multi-channel and even omni-channel contact centers—where information passes between channels to create a seamless customer experience. In fact, the 2013-2014 Benchmark also showed that another 15% of small and mid-size contact centers are evaluating adding e-mail monitoring and 31% are evaluating adding text chat. These small and mid-size businesses now have another solution to consider.
Companies of all sizes should enable multi-channel communication in their contact centers; the days of the voice-only call center are ending even for small businesses.