Latest Contact Center Best Practices

Aug 19

Why Cloud-Only Contact Center Services Don't Measure-Up

Posted by Raj Sharma on Aug 19, 2015 9:59:00 AM

Cloud-only contact center services will have a tough time meeting the needs of today’s Enterprise businesses.

Why?

Because a cloud-only service cannot meet the security and compliance requirements of enterprise customers.

While the cloud is real, the role of on-premise is not disappearing. Sensitive customer data, call recordings, and financial material must remain behind a company's firewall.  A cloud-only call center play can only go so far.

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Topics: VTAG, cloud call center, cloud computing

Oct 09

Where IoT, Fog Computing, and Contact Centers Come Together

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Oct 9, 2014 9:53:00 AM

Where does the Internet of Things, fog computing, and contact centers come together?  Read the latest interview with 3CLogic's CEO, Raj Sharma, as he explains how the evolution in IoT is changing the contact center space, as printed in Fog Computing World by Carl Ford (Making Contact with the Internet of Things Community - 10/8/2014)

When it comes to the IoT Evolution, we are facing major changes in what we share and in what is known about us.  The result is that the contact center can have access to resources and information that helps expand quality of service. I had the opportunity to interview Raj Sharma the CEO of 3CLogic who explained to me what we should see as the impact of IoT in terms of service.  What I find the most fascinating in the discussion is the focus on Fog Computing and the impact of cloud service models within the Enterprise.

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Topics: VTAG, call center, multichannel contact center, grid computing, contact center, cloud call center, scalability, reliability, edge computing, fog computing, IoT, Internet of Things, cloud contact center

Sep 11

To Scale or Not to Scale? Big Data, Fog Computing and V-TAG have the Answer

Posted by Raj Sharma on Sep 11, 2014 9:40:16 AM

According to Wikipedia Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a utility (like the electricity grid) over a network (typically the Internet). 

Fog Computing is a paradigm that extends Cloud computing and services to the edge of the network. Similar to Cloud, Fog provides software, information, and application services to end-users. What is different about Fog Computing is its proximity to end-users, its dense geographical distribution, and its support for mobility.

Virtual Telephony Application Grid (V-TAG) is 3CLogic’s implementation of Fog Computing for delivery of contact center services over the cloud. Its similarity with cloud computing is that contact center services are delivered like a utility over the internet. Its similarity with Fog Computing is that in V-TAG contact center services are hosted and processed at the network edge or even on end devices such as PCs. Broadly speaking V-TAG implements edge computing for voice, chat, email, and SMS traffic in contact centers as opposed to processing these services in centralized switches and servers. 

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Topics: VTAG, scalability, reliability, big data, edge computing, fog computing

Jan 10

Jay's Corner: Its trendy, trendy, trendy: 2014 Contact Center Trends

Posted by David Rastatter on Jan 10, 2014 11:50:00 AM

An article about contact center trends recently caught my eye. The article, found here at Nearshore Americas: The Eight Most Influential Contact Center Trends, hones in on eight contact center trends for 2014. However, I would like to focus on the six trends that I believe are most important.

The first trend in the article is fitting in the cloud. Many contact centers have already moved to the cloud by using software solutions, but most are still premise-based. The cloud provides huge advantages for contact centers including scalability and speed of deployment. Security and reliability were once liabilities, but are becoming stronger on the cloud. Small and medium sized businesses are expected to move to the cloud. However, as the article states, large outsourced call centers will probably not make the change just yet.

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Topics: VTAG, contact center software, 360 view, contact channels, blended contact center software, cloud customer support

Dec 20

Jay's Corner: What does V-TAG Mean to Your Contact Center?

Posted by David Rastatter on Dec 20, 2013 9:20:00 AM

What is V-TAG?

The innovative, patent-pending, Virtual Telephony Application Grid (V-TAG) has set 3CLogic apart from other cloud-based contact center solutions. Without V-TAG, 3CLogic can’t guarantee 99.999% uptime. Without V-TAG, your reps will hear that “click” of the phone hanging up
more often, because of that pesky dialer delay. Without V-TAG, if that precious centralized server malfunctions for even a few minutes, say goodbye to those sales you were working so hard to make. Without V-TAG, keep trying to understand what the person on the other end of the phone is saying, with all that static. Just lie and say you are on the road, going through a tunnel, or maybe you can blame it on some bad weather. It’s not like your business relies on
these things to be successful….

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Topics: VTAG, cloud based contact center, fully redundant software, inbound, grid computing, contact center solution, cloud based call center, voice, SaaS, VOIP