Mine Gold and Data

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Asset Intensive, Business Technology, Energy and Utilities, Transform Your Business

The mining industry is going through a period of renewal. But while the cost-cutting and downsizing is at an end, it’s not like the heady days of the boom, with seemingly unlimited access to capital for new projects. At this point in the cycle, new investments are being applied strategically with both a view to…

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strategic positioning

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Strategy, Transform Your Business

The King is dead, long live the King! With change and renewal being the only long-term constant, business positioning and product prediction become key to survival. ‘Strategic positioning’ is part two of a three-part blog series outlining the cornerstones required for reinforcing business longevity. Clairvoyancy or Cunning Your strategy requires provision to have the right…

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by   |    |   7 minutes  |  in Business Agility, Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Transform Your Business

AI will combine with new-generation sensors to create a new kind of business automation in 2019. Digital twins will help companies see their businesses anew, with shared simulations that offer security in investment and product development. And blockchain will shed its negative perceptions, emerging as an enabler, not a disruptor. 2019 will be all about…

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by   |    |   5 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Manufacturing, Transform Your Business

A new generation of point AI solutions will prove themselves in 2019. They’ll build new trust, urgency and understanding of what ‘AI’ actually is, and just how much it can deliver. Voice-driven solutions will lead the charge. And we’ll see pick-and-place robots in smart warehouses delivering a major competitive edge, as companies advance their use…

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Adding Artificial Intelligence

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

Adding artificial intelligence to the contact center is an important decision that involves a significant investment of time money, and resources. Because of this, when an organization is ready to implement AI, it’s absolutely critical to identify how and when the new technology will deliver a return on investment. There are a number of ways…

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AI

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

There’s no doubt that artificial intelligence is going to be more and more common in customer service and support interactions. Its versatility in expanding self-service options across channels, its ability to capture robust customer insights, and its efficiency in handling contacts make it a very attractive investment for contact center leaders. Customers realize this and…

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AI adoption mistakes

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

Many analysts are making predictions on the adoption of artificial intelligence, messaging apps and the convergence of the two in customer service and support environments. These projections have many contact center leaders wondering what they should—and shouldn’t—be focused on when it comes to AI adoption in the coming years. What about AI is hype? And…

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Field Service Management 6 Launch

by   |    |   4 minutes  |  in Business Technology, Creativity & Innovation, Service Management, Strategy, Transform Your Business

At a conference earlier in Q4, I asked the 300+ attendees “are you happy with your service organization and delivery?” Not a single hand was raised. Service organizations around the world know they are lacking key capabilities that would enable them to take their businesses to the next level. They may have first-time fix and…

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Retail Service Experience

by   |    |   3 minutes  |  in Customer Engagement, Service Management

One of the greatest stumbling blocks for organizations is the transition from an AI-based interaction to live agent assistance. When done poorly, the effects ripple across both the customer and agent experience.  But when the right balance is achieved, and the two systems work in harmony, both the agent and customer experience are elevated. It’s…

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