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Businesses ask, must everybody be a software company?

The real-world goals of marketing professionals don't really include transforming their employers into model customers for software vendors. So how can those vendors meet them halfway?

Spotlight: No, CRM is most certainly not dead

One of the sad realities of the business I'm in is that we too often succumb to the temptation to tilt our headlines toward the extremes. As a result, quite a few technologies have been declared dead--for example, The Cloud (2007- 2010), content management systems (1994- 2010) and passwords (1000 B.C.- 2014).

Marc Benioff, force of nature, heralds dawn of mobile marketing

The chief of Salesforce, which is the parent of ExactTarget, would probably command the stage if he stood there for longer than two minutes. As it is, he can certainly command an audience.

Spotlight: Define 'service'

The managed services industry is facing an epiphany. As services move online, it becomes easier for digital tools to register customer satisfaction levels and customer expectation levels.

Avaya's extended pact with HP will lead to UC-as-a-service-in-a-box

For the critical part of its unified communications service--its support--Avaya is now trusting HP to handle that part for itself, and is actually giving HP the personnel to do it.

No, Vidyo's inclusion in devices is not 'Internet of Things video'

Suppose something could see you and talk to you over the Internet? Then suppose that something had a person on the other end instead of a thing. It wouldn't be an "Internet of Things", would it?

Dialogic: What contact centers cannot do with WebRTC by itself

A conferencing server can manage multiple pairs of two-way calls over the Web, but in a conversation with Dialogic, we learn that a standard for bridging existing calls doesn't really exist yet.

Oracle acquires live-assist technology it thought it already had

The best live customer service for Web users utilizes remote access technology, one prominent example of which Oracle now owns.

Survey: Consumers prefer calling for support, but would consider Facebook

The Web plays a backseat role in the ideal customer support experience, according to a survey from a customer support service provider that uses the Web itself.

Alcatel-Lucent leverages customer analytics engine for operational support systems

An analytics system makes good sense for use in a customer support environment. On the other hand, it could make really great sense for use in a network management system.