Blog Articles by Virtual Agent (chatbots)

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December 29, 2015

8 Things to Look for in Virtual Assistants, and Where to Get Them

#Customer Engagement, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

It can be daunting: How do you choose a company to provide the right type of self-service that delivers a human-like…

Author Image Hollis Chin
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November 03, 2015

Overworked? Try a Virtual Personal Assistant

#Customer Engagement, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

Spurred on by Apple's successful launch of Siri in 2011, voice-activated mobile virtual assistants - or Virtual…

Author Image Nick Mitchell
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October 29, 2015

2015 Retail Holiday Season - Solve the Abandoned Shopping Cart Problem with Virtual Assistance

#Customer Engagement, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

It's that time of the year when most households are beginning to think about holiday gifts and presents for their…

Author Image Vijai Shankar
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October 27, 2015

Stop Making It Hard to Be Your Customer

#Customer Engagement, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

Why is it so important to understand customer effort in your digital channels? Because when you make it difficult it…

Author Image Kevin Payne
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August 17, 2015

SpeechTEK - Still Crazy (and Relevant) After All These Years

#Customer Engagement, #Modern IVR, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

The old Paul Simon song “Still Crazy After All These Years,” might be a good theme song for SpeechTEK, the annual…

Author Image Hollis Chin
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July 12, 2015

How to Lose a Customer Fast: Learnings from the [24]7 Customer Engagement Index

#Customer Engagement, #Modern IVR, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

How are businesses losing customers? The ability to capture and share images and reactions from angry customers is now…

Author Image Scott Horn
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May 14, 2015

3 Myths People Believe About User Experience (But Shouldn’t)

#Customer Engagement, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

Throughout history we’ve fallen for myths. We tend to cling to our notions, at least until we are proven wrong by…

Author Image David Lloyd
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April 24, 2015

Natural Language—Why Companies Are Gearing Up to Hear You Better

#Customer Engagement, #Virtual Agent (Chatbots)

“Natural Language” has come a long way. This ability for computers to understand what people say or type started in…

Author Image Kevin Payne
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April 17, 2015

Introducing a New Kind of Human Talent for Customer Engagement: Digital Agents

#Virtual Agent (Chatbots), #Customer Engagement

Recently my colleague Hollis Chin posted "A New Breed of Agents Requires a New Breed of Tools." It’s a great read that…

Author Image Reagan Miller