Business is now ready for voice

Open your phone’s email or messenger app and start a new message. But don’t type. Instead, tap the small microphone icon on the keyboard. Now you can simply dictate the message. By One Channel CEO Bernard Ford It’s not perfect but works astoundingly...

It’s good to talk even in a high-tech world

When we think of industries obsessed with customer experience, we often think about travel, retail or even retail banking. By Roger Woodend, director: media and technology at BT Industries that rely on positive reviews or face competitive landscapes. But, in reality,...

Why SA remains a BPO destination of choice

In 2007 South Africa was identified as one of the world’s upcoming business process outsourcing (BPO) destinations of choice. Now, 12 years’ on, does this still ring true? Jacques de Beer, CEO of Talksure, an international contact centre located in...

First integrated inbound-outbound call centre platform for SA

Jasco has successfully implemented the first Proactive Outreach Manager (POM) call centre platform in South Africa that integrates outbound and inbound call capabilities. The POM platform was developed by one of the world’s pioneers in global business...

Mobile technologies’ growing role in BPO

Business process outsourcing (BPO) has long since played a role in cutting costs for businesses. An ‘on and off again’ trend, BPO is now facing what industry specialists call a ‘technology enabled transformation’. Cassie Lessing, MD of Strato...

Customer self-service trend continuing to grow

The rise of artificial intelligence and the disruption it’s initiating to all industries and individuals is a topic that cannot be escaped. While some doubt over these technologies is present, the vast majority understand the impact it can have and one area...