Category: Technology

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The communication preferences of consumers continue to shift in America. According to the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Americans are digitally connected now more than ever. “As of September 2012, 85% of American adults have a cell phone, and 45% have a smartphone. As of early 2012, 58% have a desktop computer, 61% have

Posted by: Bryan Overcash, October 19, 2012

10 Reasons to Outsource with GCS

There are many reasons why someone should look to GCS as their source for outsource. Here are 10 solid reasons: We keep the customer #1. We are committed to serving as a professional extension of our client’s company to their valued customers. We perform outstanding customer service with zero defects. GCS has less than a

Businesses wanting to outsource interaction center and BPO processes face a complex set of decisions as they design an approach to customer care and communication. Once a business has decided to outsource portions of their business, they must choose whether to use a domestic, near-shore or off-shore BPO provider. Each of these options has there

When companies review their customer service levels, they typically rely on data from traditional telephone channels. However, as the Internet Generation reaches maturity and preceding generations adopt the technologies that the Internet Generation grew up using, consumers are expecting companies to offer methods of support other than standard contact center numbers. Competitive companies are adapting

Posted by: Bob Dunmire, April 2, 2012

When You Go Surfing, Avoid Phishing

We are all aware of scams and phony emails, but can you really recognize the difference between a bogus email and a real one? So what is phishing? Phishing is a technique where scammers try to obtain personal information by creating and sending out email messages that look like legitimate business correspondence. A popular example

Here at GCS this month we’re focusing on Security Awareness.  IT departments have a great responsibility at any company, but in a Contact Center they are responsible for all Telephony hardware and software along with company-wide hardware, software and security. Security should not only IT’s responsibility. Everyone is responsible for security. IT can help with

Smart companies looking to expand into foreign markets are now considering the Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model. Companies often recognize the cost-savings opportunities and/or strategic advantages of establishing an off-shore presence. However, the task of establishing that off-shore presence may seem daunting due to the numerous risks, as well as the time and effort involved. The BOT

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I always enjoyed the scene in the 1980’s classic movie, The Blues Brothers, where Elwood and Jake strap a stolen speaker to the top of their 1974 Dodge Monaco cruiser and comb Chicago announcing their big event “…One night only, at the fabulous Palace Hotel Ballroom…” If only getting your political message out was as

  4. Is the company compliant with laws and regulations? This includes FTC and FCC regulations, as well as local and state laws. The American Teleservices Association (ATA) has an industry, peer review standard, called the Self-Regulating Organization (SRO), that helps demonstrate such compliance.  For health related issues there are Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements as well. Having