|By PR Newswire||
|November 8, 2012 07:17 PM EST||
FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Firms are recognizing that customers have increasingly more influence over how they interact with companies. Contact centers are changing in terms of their strategy and operational delivery. A few noteworthy trends to watch out for include: implementing more advanced knowledge management tools; moving to cloud-based infrastructures; and optimizing through IVR analytics.
Global Information Inc (GII) recommends three excellent global market for contact centers reports from our premium market research partner DMG Consulting LLC. These reports provide hard data, critical insights and recommendations to build effective strategies that translate into actionable tactics with practical, revenue-generating initiatives to help cost centers improve operations, reduce costs and enhance service quality.
2012 - 2013 Cloud-Based Contact Center Infrastructure Market Report
The Great Recession opened the door for the cloud to finally become a reality for contact center solutions. Companies that needed contact center infrastructure but did not want to make large capital expenditures gave the cloud a try as a short-term solution, and soon realized there were more benefits than challenges. DMG expects to see the rapid adoption continue, even as the economy strengthens, now that organizations appreciate the benefits of these solutions.
Over the last three years, adoption has nearly tripled from 2.2% to 5.9%, with the number of seats growing from 268,794 in 2008 to 871,717, as of the end of June 2012. Rapid adoption will continue to drive and speed the pace of innovation as larger companies consider moving their contact centers to the cloud. Cloud-based contact center infrastructure vendors are agile, innovative, and delivering new functionality to market quickly. DMG projects that the cloud-based contact center infrastructure market will continue to build momentum, growing by 45%, 40%, 40% and 35%, each year, respectively, between 2012 and 2015. DMG estimates that a minimum of 18.1% of all contact center seats will be in the cloud by the end of 2015.
The 433-page 2012 Cloud-Based Contact Center Infrastructure MarketReport covers all aspects of this booming and highly competitive IT sector. It analyzes 13 vendors in total, six at an in-depth level, including 8x8 (Contactual), Echopass, Five9, inContact, Interactive Intelligence and NewVoiceMedia. Seven others are reviewed at a slightly higher level, including Cisco, Connect First, Enghouse, Magnetic North, NexxPhase, VoltDelta and West.
An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/dmg250312-cloud-based-contact-center-infrastructure-market.html
2012 - 2013 IVR Analytics Product and Market Report
The global market for IVR has changed and advanced tremendously in recent years, due to improvements in technology and best practices. IVR systems handle between 10% and more than 90% of incoming calls in the contact centers that use them. While IVRs help reduce agent time and costs, most of them are neither utilized effectively nor optimally designed to deliver the best possible customer experience. IVR analytics is a first step in the optimization process. By systemically evaluating the "whole call", companies can improve the overall customer experience across all channels, automated and live, and increase containment rates.
The 2012 IVR Analytics Product and Market Report, covers all aspects of this emerging market. It features a detailed analysis of the three leading IVR analytics vendors who can integrate with any third-party or home-grown IVR application – BBN Technologies, ClickFox and Nuance. It also has an appendix with a detailed list of competitors.
An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/dmg250307-ivr-analytics-product-market-report.html
2012 Contact Center Performance Management Market Report
Contact center performance management (CCPM) is a mission-critical tool for capturing and analyzing all aspects of a contact center or department's performance, and for rapidly identifying when goals are not being met. Although it has many benefits for agents, contact centers, enterprises, and customers, CCPM's adoption has been slow – a key issue being lack of clarity about its contributions and benefits. Despite these challenges, however, the number of agents using some CCPM increased in the calendar year 2012. Total CCPM seats grew from 483,949 in September 2006 to 1,731,138 in April 2012, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.6%. DMG projects the number of CCPM seats to grow by 12%, 14%, 14% and 12% in each of the four years from 2012 to 2015, respectively. DMG also expects downward pressure on the price per seat, as vendors compete aggressively to win customers. This will give prospects a great opportunity to negotiate a favorable deal.
This fifth annual edition of the report on the global market for contact center performance management features comprehensive vendor, product, functional, technical and pricing information, as well as insight into market trends and challenges, customer satisfaction with vendors, and implementation best practices.
An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/dmg247484-contact-center-performance-management-market.html
About Global Information Inc. Global Information (GII) (http://www.giiresearch.com) is an information service company partnering with over 300 research companies around the world. Global Information has been in the business of distributing technical and market research for more than 25 years. Expanded from its original headquarters in Japan, Global Information now has offices in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Europe and the United States.
SOURCE Global Information, Inc.
Hadoop as a Service (as offered by handful of niche vendors now) is a cloud computing solution that makes medium and large-scale data processing accessible, easy, fast and inexpensive. In his session at Big Data Expo, Kumar Ramamurthy, Vice President and Chief Technologist, EIM & Big Data, at Virtusa, will discuss how this is achieved by eliminating the operational challenges of running Hadoop, so one can focus on business growth. The fragmented Hadoop distribution world and various PaaS soluti...
Mar. 3, 2015 05:30 AM EST Reads: 727
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use c...
Mar. 3, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 2,969
The Workspace-as-a-Service (WaaS) market will grow to $6.4B by 2018. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Seth Bostock, CEO of IndependenceIT, will begin by walking the audience through the evolution of Workspace as-a-Service, where it is now vs. where it going. To look beyond the desktop we must understand exactly what WaaS is, who the users are, and where it is going in the future. IT departments, ISVs and service providers must look to workflow and automation capabilities to adapt to growing ...
Mar. 3, 2015 03:00 AM EST Reads: 738
Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) is a technology designed to make DevOps easier and allow developers to focus on application development. The PaaS takes care of provisioning, scaling, HA, and other cloud management aspects. Apache Stratos is a PaaS codebase developed in Apache and designed to create a highly productive developer environment while also supporting powerful deployment options. Integration with the Docker platform, CoreOS Linux distribution, and Kubernetes container management system ...
Mar. 2, 2015 11:45 PM EST Reads: 789
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, will analyze a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discuss the benefits/challenges of migrating to each of...
Mar. 2, 2015 11:30 PM EST Reads: 768
Cloud data governance was previously an avoided function when cloud deployments were relatively small. With the rapid adoption in public cloud – both rogue and sanctioned, it’s not uncommon to find regulated data dumped into public cloud and unprotected. This is why enterprises and cloud providers alike need to embrace a cloud data governance function and map policies, processes and technology controls accordingly. In her session at 15th Cloud Expo, Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance...
Mar. 2, 2015 11:30 PM EST Reads: 778
As organizations shift toward IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection &E-Discovery of your data – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Randy De Meno, Chief Technologist - Windows Products and Microsoft Partnerships, will disc...
Mar. 2, 2015 09:45 PM EST Reads: 667
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch ...
Mar. 2, 2015 07:15 PM EST Reads: 849
VictorOps is making on-call suck less with the only collaborative alert management platform on the market. With easy on-call scheduling management, a real-time incident timeline that gives you contextual relevance around your alerts and powerful reporting features that make post-mortems more effective, VictorOps helps your IT/DevOps team solve problems faster.
Mar. 2, 2015 05:00 PM EST Reads: 1,317
HP and Aruba Networks on Monday announced a definitive agreement for HP to acquire Aruba, a provider of next-generation network access solutions for the mobile enterprise, for $24.67 per share in cash. The equity value of the transaction is approximately $3.0 billion, and net of cash and debt approximately $2.7 billion. Both companies' boards of directors have approved the deal. "Enterprises are facing a mobile-first world and are looking for solutions that help them transition legacy investme...
Mar. 2, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 784
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new that doesn’t actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches. In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices ra...
Mar. 2, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 1,527
Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, had reached 30,000 page views on his home page - http://RobertoMedrano.SYS-CON.com/ - on the SYS-CON family of online magazines, which includes Cloud Computing Journal, Internet of Things Journal, Big Data Journal, and SOA World Magazine. He is a recognized executive in the information technology fields of SOA, internet security, governance, and compliance. He has extensive experience with both start-ups and large companies, having been ...
Mar. 2, 2015 04:00 PM EST Reads: 1,371
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focu...
Mar. 2, 2015 03:15 PM EST Reads: 1,476
Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing...
Mar. 2, 2015 02:00 PM EST Reads: 1,440
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes ...
Mar. 2, 2015 01:45 PM EST Reads: 1,307
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, it is now feasible to create a rich desktop and tuned mobile experience with a single codebase, without compromising performance or usability.
Mar. 2, 2015 01:15 PM EST Reads: 1,224
SYS-CON Events announced today Arista Networks will exhibit at SYS-CON's DevOps Summit 2015 New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Arista Networks was founded to deliver software-driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and computing environments. Arista’s award-winning 10/40/100GbE switches redefine scalability, robustness, and price-performance, with over 3,000 customers and more than three million cloud networking ports depl...
Mar. 2, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,616
The speed of software changes in growing and large scale rapid-paced DevOps environments presents a challenge for continuous testing. Many organizations struggle to get this right. Practices that work for small scale continuous testing may not be sufficient as the requirements grow. In his session at DevOps Summit, Marc Hornbeek, Sr. Solutions Architect of DevOps continuous test solutions at Spirent Communications, will explain the best practices of continuous testing at high scale, which is r...
Mar. 2, 2015 01:00 PM EST Reads: 1,302
SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.
Mar. 2, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,991
Thanks to Docker, it becomes very easy to leverage containers to build, ship, and run any Linux application on any kind of infrastructure. Docker is particularly helpful for microservice architectures because their successful implementation relies on a fast, efficient deployment mechanism – which is precisely one of the features of Docker. Microservice architectures are therefore becoming more popular, and are increasingly seen as an interesting option even for smaller projects, instead of bein...
Mar. 2, 2015 12:00 PM EST Reads: 2,648