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Building the Next-Generation Contact Center

Posted on August 6, 2020 by ConvergeOne

ConvergeOne’s customer had what was once considered a best-of-breed contact center solution, but faced challenges leveraging its legacy solution to satisfy the rapidly evolving needs of its business. Over the past decade, the company’s leadership team recognized that although its investments in self-service had paid off well, they’d also created a challenge. The basic transactional calls that once dominated call queues—address changes, balance inquiries, new-service activation—had all but disappeared. The queue was dominated by the complex and varied issues that customers couldn’t solve on their own.

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Wi-Fi 6: Is Your Network Ready?

Posted on August 4, 2020 by Jason Boyers

Every four to six years, a new type of wireless LAN technology comes out with much fanfare. Case in point: when Wi-Fi 6 came out, it was hailed as the greatest thing ever. Since every generation of wireless makes a similar claim, it can be difficult to know what truly is a significant upgrade and what is "just a little bit faster."

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The WAVES Methodology for Healthcare Providers

Posted on July 30, 2020 by Mark Wechsler

Effective communication is a continual challenge for healthcare providers. Communication challenges amongst patients, payers, and providers are frequently linked to inefficiencies that result in unnecessary costs, care delivery errors, and of course negative patient outcomes. Enabling providers, payers, and patients the freedom to effectively collaborate and share information using the devices and services that are most convenient at any point in time is critically important to solving these issues across the healthcare enterprise and to provide meaningful solutions in areas such as:

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Current Challenges Facing Financial Services Contact Centers

Posted on July 28, 2020 by ConvergeOne + Avaya

According to our research with Avaya and CatalystMR, there are two main areas contact center challenges fall within: customer support and data/technology. Considering each of these key areas, the three biggest challenges contact centers face today in the support arena are:

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The Segmented Campus Network

Posted on July 23, 2020 by Sean Mathias

Does your network meet all of your needs, or is it the sum product of a series of compromises put in place to meet competing needs for different applications and use cases?

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Multi-Cloud Survival Guide

Posted on July 21, 2020 by Tony Ocampo

Performance, Capacity, Scalability, Availability, Security, and Recoverability: These are all pillars of a multi-cloud data center strategy. In the past, applications were dependent on the on-premises data center infrastructure. “What you see is what you get” was pretty much how application developers had to deal with it. Today, the business dictates how an organization deploys data center resources to support an application. For a commercial business, the desire is for the application to generate significantly large amounts of data traffic that translates into revenue. For the public sector, it’s about getting information to and from the community at a rapid pace.

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Home Office Network Setup for the Remote Employee

Posted on July 16, 2020 by Matthew Weber

The remote workforce is now more prominent than ever, and companies are looking for the best long-term or even permanent solutions for a work-from-home model that meets the needs of the business. With video conferencing becoming more widely used by businesses, the ability to prioritize voice and video over the home internet connection can really add stability and improved experience to video and voice calls. The good news is that permanent home offices can now be treated in the same way a satellite office has been traditionally configured with an SD-WAN solution.

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The CISO's Perspective: Eight Lessons Learned From COVID-19

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Joe Vigorito

Given the already-expanded attack surface, in my estimation it is never too early to look at lessons learned from the pandemic—and there certainly isn’t a shortage of teachable moments, right from the top down. Here are eight lessons for Directors of Security and CISOs whose organizations and livelihoods have been imperiled by the pandemic.

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Defining Structured, Semi-Structured, and Unstructured Data

Posted on July 9, 2020 by Patrick Holden

In my last blog post, I explained the value of unstructured data. In this post, I'd like to define structured and semi-structured data to further explain the meaning of unstructured data.

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A CISO’s Six Steps to Securing an Excellent Customer Experience [Part 2]

Posted on July 7, 2020 by ConvergeOne

In the last blog post in this series, we explored the first three steps to delivering an excellent and secure customer experience: starting with a CISO, involving senior leadership, and adopting a risk-based approach. In this blog post, we’ll pick up where we left off and explore the final three steps.

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