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Why Big Businesses Should Work With Small Vendors

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Big businesses often choose to work with big vendors. But this is not always the right way to go. In fact, sometimes working with a small vendor can have significant advantages. So why aren’t big businesses making the most of these? In this post, we look at some of the perceptions big businesses may have […]

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Four Really Annoying Professional Communication Traits

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It may be something of a cliché, but business really is all about people. No matter what your business does, at some point you will have to interact with other people – business partners, suppliers, employees, clients, investors, as well as various other stakeholders. So it’s incredibly important that the way you communicate casts you […]

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The True Cost of Compliance

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These days there are so many rules and regulations to comply to, you’d be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed with it all. From time to time we can all be left wondering quite what it’s all about, is it really worth all this effort, feeling like we’re being made to jump through hoops, ensuring all our […]

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Who Pays for The Lack of Data Visibility?

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In today’s world there is a lot of hype around data and its usage, Let’s take a closer look at the penalties for a lack of data and data visibility in particular. Management All managers like to know what is going on at any given point in time, but on a global, birds eye level, […]

The Best Way to Deal With Customer Complaints

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Listen To Your Customer Regardless of whether you think your customer is right or wrong, it is imperative that you listen to them.  Everyone likes to be heard.  Let them air their issues with your products or services before offering any solution. If your customer service team excel at their jobs, they will know that […]

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4 Social Media Strategies For Your Organisation

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The joys of social media. On one hand social media brings organisations closer to their customer base, helps with market research, and allows you to keep tabs on the competition. On the other hand it can be a dangerous minefield, where one wrong step can undermine or even ruin an organisation’s reputation. This is just […]

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Knowing Your Customer Well, or Overdoing It?

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Towards the end of 2013, the online retail giant Amazon, created a storm with their apparent trial of drones that will transform the online industry by having newly ordered goods in the hands of their customers within thirty minutes.  We even covered the field service and data auditing aspects of this story in one of […]

A Day in the Life of a Piece of Data

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You have heard us talk a lot about databases, data tracking, and our unique data audit log application, Observato.  Essentially, we have been giving you the big picture when it comes to your data, what you do with it now, and what you SHOULD be doing with it.  Today we are going to focus on […]

Studying the Customer Experience with Data Tracking

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As a consumer, I have had more than a few run-ins with disorganized field service organizations.  During such occasions, I have always wondered why I am paying top dollar for a service when the company providing the service can’t even serve their customers properly. With all the technology and services out there, there shouldn’t be […]