Metrigy Blog

For years, high agent turnover rates have been one of the biggest problems facing contact center leaders. Low pay, lack of promotions, or dealing with cranky customers day after day convinced all-too-many agents they needed to look for a different career. In the past three years, though,...

Cisco and Microsoft have long been competitors in the enterprise collaboration space -- first in instant messaging, later in telephony and meeting platforms. Now, the competition is in team collaboration apps. Both offer similarly named and functioning applications: Cisco Webex Teams and Microsoft Teams, respectively. When...

The SIP trunking market continues to thrive, even as organizations move to the cloud. A funny thing happened on the way to cloud communications and contact centers – SIP trunking adoption grew. Nemertes’ recently published “Workplace Collaboration: 2019-20 Research Study” shows that more than 18% of...

Omnichannel is on the rise. Organizations are adding new interaction channels for their customers. But adding new channels without integrating them may cause more frustration than satisfaction. Enter omnichannel. The technology enables contextual customer interaction information to pass between channels (agents or bots) in real-time, while also...

UCaaS has garnered a great deal of attention in the marketplace over the last few years thanks to its ability to offer low cost, flexible, calling and unified communications services. Moving to the cloud enables organizations to shift responsibility for provisioning, operations, and management to...

Few companies run a voice-only contact center anymore. On average, they use five types of interaction channels, according to Nemertes’ 2019-20 Intelligent Customer Engagement research study of 518 companies. That’s great, but which channels are the best to use, particularly in the rapidly changing world of...

Recent stories should cause organizations to take another look at collaboration security. The focus of the collaboration industry over the last few weeks has been around security. The firestorm started when security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh published a detailed write-up covering vulnerabilities he had discovered in the...

After many years of hype, the age of videoconferencing has finally arrived. According to Nemertes’ “Visual Communications and Collaboration: 2018-19 Research Study” of more than 500 end-user organizations in North America, Europe, and Asia, more than 75% of participants had deployed, or planned to...

Organizations need a strong cloud SLA to meet their UCaaS performance needs. These five best practices provide guidance on how to get the most out of a UCaaS provider's SLA. Service-level agreements are a critical part of a unified-communications-as-a-service contract. They should clearly state the conditions...

Nemertes’ recently released our latest Workplace Collaboration: 2019-20 Research Study, capturing deployment trends and success correlations for technologies including calling, meetings, and team collaboration. The study gathered data from collaboration leaders from 645 end-user organizations in North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. To determine what...

Team collaboration applications aren’t just for chat. Nemertes’ “Workplace Collaboration: 2019-20 Research Study” of more than 625 organizations in North America, Europe and Asia, found that almost 64% of participants were using or already planning to use team collaboration applications, while another 14.6% are...