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Stefan Kostarelis

Stefan Kostarelis

Stefan is the Content Manager at a Sydney-based investor relations firm, and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Techly, Paste Magazine, Lost at E Minor and Tech Invest.

Recent Posts by Stefan Kostarelis:

NSW customers highly satisfied with Council interactions

2019 Local Government Customer Experience Insights Report Reveals Key CX Issues Facing Local Government 

Three quarters of residents are satisfied with the recent contact they have had with their council, according to new research carried out by Fifth Quadrant. The report outlines which councils had the highest satisfaction percentage, and as it turns out also had the highest first contact resolution (FCR) rate. The study suggests that FCR continues to be a crucial metric within the realm of local council customer experience (‘CX’).

Topics: Customer experience CX Articles & Insights consumer research

Security the Top Obstacle to Cloud Adoption and Innovation, Experts Say

Security is the number one concern for organisations looking to commence their digital transformation journeys via migration to the cloud, according to global cybersecurity experts.

Speaking at a Zscaler-hosted lunch event attended by Fifth Quadrant last week, Alex Woerndle, who is an analyst at Ecosystm and on the Board of the Australian Information Security Association, said that organisations need to move away from this outdated view.

Topics: Customer experience CX Articles & Insights security cybersecurity

Global Study Reveals Top 5 Ethical Principles in Existing AI Guidelines

Spock: There is a certain scientific logic about it.

Anan 7: I’m glad you approve.

Spock: I do not approve, I understand.

- Spock and Anan 7, Star Trek The Original Series S.1 Ep. 23, A Taste of Armageddon

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is ushering in a new era of CX as companies use AI tools to gain valuable customer insights, improve efficiencies and decision-making, reduce costs, and boost customer and employee satisfaction.

Topics: Artificial Intelligence CX Articles & Insights

The Omni-channel: What it is and why it matters

I recently had what I would call a great omni-channel customer experience. We often talk about CX in terms of positive experiences, but the truth is, when things go wrong, this is precisely the moment companies have an opportunity to shine.

My case involved a bed frame which I bought from a large online furniture retailer. The checkout, payment and shipping process was all smooth and quick, which is expected these days.

Topics: Customer experience omni-channel CX Articles & Insights

Inside the Feedback Economy with Usabilla’s Robin Meijer

In September 2019, leading global Voice of the Customer technology provider Usabilla will hold its Global Exchange event, one of the largest CX events held in Amsterdam. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Finding your way through the Feedback Economy’. To find out more about the Feedback Economy and how Usabilla helps companies navigate it, Fifth Quadrant spoke with Usabilla’s Customer Success Team Lead Asia-Pacific, Robin Meijer.

Topics: Customer experience CX CX Articles & Insights

6 Technologies Changing Aged Care In Australia

Charlie Brooker’s hit show Black Mirror tells mostly dystopian stories of how technology can run amuck and seriously mess up our lives.

However, not every episode is necessarily negative. For instance, a happy ending of sorts was possible in the recent choose-your-own-adventure style episode Bandersnatch and back in Season 3, an episode called San Junipero explored the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in elderly and palliative care.

Topics: Customer experience wearables virtual reality augmented reality CX Cloud computing Artificial Intelligence CX Articles & Insights

Will Regulation Kill Personalisation?

Netflix knows what I want.

It is becoming harder to imagine a time when people actually had to watch whatever was scheduled for them. Thanks to the internet, TV – like many other things - has become a personalised experience. The catch? Well, as is the case with every instance of personalisation, it is all about The Trade: I give you my data, you give me an experience tailored to me.

Topics: Customer experience personalisation CX Articles & Insights

Creating New Customer Experiences With Dell Boomi CEO Chris McNabb

Dell Boomi is an integration platform as a service (iPaaS) company that helps organisations unite everything in their digital ecosystems to create better business outcomes faster.

Boomi, which was acquired by Dell in 2010, operates as an independent business unit of Dell, and provides an intelligent, flexible, scalable platform that harnesses the power of the cloud to accelerate business results.

Topics: Customer experience CX Articles & Insights

Apocalypse Postponed: Why Companies Must Retain the Human Element

With all the talk of robots taking over, it is comforting to see more research that shows that the human touch is as important as ever.

While companies are rightly piling into technology such as AI, machine learning, and virtual assistants to improve efficiency and CX, a recent report has found that the human element cannot be ignored.

Topics: Customer experience CX Voice of Customer CX Articles & Insights

The BluePrint to AI Success with Verint's Jason du Preez

Artificial Intelligence is without a doubt one of the hottest topics in the world of customer experience right now. But with hype comes a considerable amount of fear, as organisations are becoming increasingly worried about getting left behind or failing to properly commence their AI journey.

Topics: Customer experience AI Chatbot Artificial Intelligence CX Articles & Insights

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