Our Q3 2010 Index, based on September survey data collected by Focus.com, shows a general upward trend in optimistic sentiment, as well as a steadily rising trajectory in revenue, profitability and headcount. While data suggests Small Businesses are slower to recover than Larger Businesses, half of the respondents (of all sizes) project their businesses will be strong or very strong in 2011. Nonetheless, businesses identify major challenges in the uncertainty of the economy and a lack of demand. Thus it follows that most business respondents are prioritizing Sales (functions, personnel, technology, etc.) as their most critical investment. Why? Businesses see the most direct opportunity in turning existing prospects into customers as well as developing new products, services and markets.
Are you paying too much for your contact center software? Are you satisfied with its capabilities, or do you wish it did more? These are questions most businesses don’t take the time to think about, even though contact center software is one of the most important investments that you’ll make. With a little bit of planning, you can end up saving money and still end up with better functionality. more
Video conferencing is quickly becoming one of the most important communication channels for both small and big businesses. As more businesses turn to this technology, expectations about the experience are also rising. It’s not enough to just offer video conferencing as a communication method. You also need to meet minimum audio and visual standards, and there’s even proper etiquette to consider. more