Is Your Contact Center Truly Redundant?

Posted by Guillaume Seynhaeve on Mar 24, 2014 1:30:00 AM

Over the weekend, the weather finally changed, with temperatures in the high 60’s on Saturday.  It’s not something I generally get excited about, but after this year’s brutal winter I took advantage of the break from the cold to go on a long run with friends.  It was on this run that someone asked me, “How is it that my home phone never goes down but that a number for one of Ashburn’s biggest data centers can, and recently did, with only a busy tone for those trying to get through?” 

Knowing what I do for a living, he went on to explain that one of the employees at the data center had been fired and chosen to turn off the switches before walking out, which brought the whole center to a standstill.  In fact, not only was he able to bring down all of the managed hosted services, but the VOIP-based PBX system was also shutoff, which prevented the entire support staff from making or receiving calls.   To make matters worse, every client who tried to call customer support heard nothing but a busy tone.  Doesn’t help when one of those clients is the state government.

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Topics: fully redundant software, contact center software, call center, call center scalability, 360 view, call center software features, call center software, cloud based call center, technical support, cloud customer service, redundant systems, customer support, scalability, fault tolerance, service delivery, IVR technology, VOIP

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

Bye-Bye Hackers: Protect your cloud contact center against the bad guys.

Posted by Rachel Brink on Dec 18, 2013 11:00:00 AM

With the growing number of machine-to machine devices being used by people as well as an increase in the amount of information being shared through the web and cloud, some have grown concerned about the protection of this information. Everyday there are many people attempting to hack into different systems to access information, so companies need to make sure their bases are covered in order for their customers have faith in them.

The Cloud Security Alliance, also known as CSA, is a nonprofit organization that aims to promote best practices for security assurance within the cloud. They also exist to educate people on the uses of cloud computing. CSA recently announced its newest project, Software Defined Perimeter Initiative (SDP).  SDP will allow for the creation of networks that are extremely resistant to attacks by using end-to-end network IP addresses. According to Saroj Kar from Cloud Times, this is necessary due to the growing number of machine-to-machine devices, which increase risk at these endpoints. Kar explains that the most important way to decrease this risk is to require people to undergo strict authentication procedures before accessing any information through these devices. SDP will ensure that both the providers and the customers are secure against attacks at any point through the system.

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Topics: cloud security, VTAG, cloud based contact center, cloud based, call center, call center software, cloud based call center, redundant systems

Can your contact center software keep up with customer demand?

Posted by Rachel Brink on Dec 2, 2013 1:17:00 AM

The holiday season is a busy time for both consumers and companies alike. People become concerned with shopping for the perfect gifts and making sure their holiday dinners are delicious and pulled together. They want to be able to get what they need, when they need it, without any difficulty. Because of this, companies have to make sure that their customer service and support is highly responsive. They also have to be sure that their system is scalable and can handle the increased activity during the busy holiday months.

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Topics: crm integration, cloud based call center, customer support

Learn through our Webinars: CRM Integration with Contact Center Software

Posted by Rachel Brink on Nov 19, 2013 9:20:00 AM

Webinars (interactive online conferences), are a great way to learn about new software services. They essentially bring together people from all geographic locations into one workshop with real-time communication. Webinars are great options for companies that are based across the country, because it allows them to still receive the best quality information and demonstrations without having to travel. These web conferences allow for communication from both ends, so it is the next best thing to being in-person with someone.

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Topics: cloud based contact center, contact center software, call center, crm integration, crm integration, cloud based solution, call center software features, CRM, contact center, contact center solution, crm software, call center software, cloud based call center

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