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Ginni Rometty kicked off day two of the IBM Interconnect conference, with a pitch that cloud is changing IT, business and indeed society. Cloud, and the IBM Cloud in particular, she says will allow a new generation of business and change the world. Cloud is already 17% of IBM's business and clearly Ginni sees this [...]

Listening to Marketplace yesterday I heard a piece on AT&T's new "video bills." Now I am sure this sounds cute to the folks in the AT&T marketing department and you can just hear the conversation can't you? Someone points out that people hate their bills, that the customer service people are deluged with people calling who [...]

Final IBM IMPACT session for me this year is If P&C Insurance talking about the role of process and rules in claims processing. If is the largest property and casualty insurer in the Nordic region and covers all sorts of risks across personal and commercial lines of business. Insurance Customer Satisfaction can seem like an [...]

Salesforce is getting smarter

Decision Management Solutions attended the Santa Clara Cloudforce 2009 event yesterday and heard CEO Marc Benioff present "Welcome to the Real-time Cloud" in which he introduced some great features in their spring 2009 release and demonstrated, once again, that salesforce.com is paying attention. Salesforce.com has clearly realized that the next step for enterprise applications like [...]

Steve Zannos of NEW Customer Service Companies presented on customer loyalty in an industry with lots of third parties involved. NEW provides service support to companies who sell products and works with 30,000 independent service agents - everything from single technicians to large depots to national networks. They try to drive customer loyalty through this [...]

I am at the Warranty Chain Management conference this week and blogging more or less live. Despite the economy there are over 180 attendees as well as a solid core of sponsors. Marc McKenzie, Global Director of Corporate Warranty & Governance from Hewlett Packard gave the opening presentation on the strategic importance of warranty. HP [...]

First Look – EpiAnalytics

I recently got a chance to discuss EpiAnalytics product offerings and see a brief demonstration. EpiAnalytics provides contact center analytics to improve customer service and technical support business processes using analytics (including text analytics) and decision automation to automate the manual analysis of leads and support emails. The results are then plugged into an engine [...]