Fifth Quadrant Talks  CX, Breaches, and Ransomware with Rubrik in Latest Podcast

Palo Alto-based cloud data management company Rubrik announced in January that it raised $261m in Series E funding at a $3.3bn valuation. With its previous raise in April 2017 at a valuation of $1.3bn, this latest funding round highlights just how fast Rubrik is growing.

Topics: CX Articles & Insights

11 CX Experts Predict the Future

For the second year running, artificial intelligence (AI) was the hottest topic in the world of customer experience (CX) in 2019.

You don’t have to look far to find major players touting AI-driven CX as the next big thing. For example, IBM recently published a report which predicts that AI will unleash a new approach to CX strategy, design and development. IBM calls the shift a ‘seismic’ one, comparing it to the changes that were ushered in during the 1990s at the advent of the internet.

Topics: Customer experience IoT Artificial Intelligence CX Articles & Insights

8x8 VP of APAC Brendan Maree Talks Risk, Voice Quality and the Importance of a Unified Solution

Software-as-a-Service provider of voice, video, chat, contact centre and enterprise-class API solutions 8x8 announced this month that it had received a 2019 CRN Tech Innovator Award.

8x8 was recognised for its contact centre solution which includes ACD, IVR, omnichannel, dialer, reporting, customer journey analytics, quality management, speech analytics, surveys and knowledge base, all delivered on one unified platform.

Topics: Customer experience contact centre CX Articles & Insights cloud solutions

Improving EX Critical to Solving Looming ‘Productivity Crisis’, Says Ricoh

Australian organisations can reduce staff turnover and boost productivity by improving employee experience (EX) and satisfaction.

This was a key finding from a new white paper, which was produced via a collaboration between Ricoh and Adapt CXO Advisory.

Topics: CX Articles & Insights customer engagement

One Data Breach Could Be 'Game Over' for Your Brand, Study Finds

If your company is not already stepping up its security, now might be a good time to start because four out of every five (81%) of consumers say they would stop engaging with a brand online following a data breach.

This was a key finding from security company Ping Identity’s (NYSE: PING) 2019 Consumer Survey: Trust and Accountability in the Era of Breaches and Data Misuse report published this month.

Topics: Customer experience Artificial Intelligence CX Articles & Insights security Ping Identity

Nutanix Opens Sydney Office on Strong ANZ Growth, Talks Subscription Model Growing Pains

Enterprise cloud OS leader, Nutanix (NASDAQ: NTNX), last month confirmed that its Australia and New Zealand (AN/Z) operations continue to see solid growth, driven by an increase in large enterprise and government deals.

The news came as Nutanix unveiled its new flagship Sydney-based office. Fifth Quadrant attended an opening event at the office last month and heard from Jamie Humphrey, Country Manager of Nutanix’s business in AN/Z, Nutanix CFO Duston Williams, Senior Vice President Asia Pacific/Japan (APJ) Matt Young, and Vice President for Marketing APJ Jordan Reizes.

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3 Key Lessons From Australia's CX Leaders

Last month, professional services firm KPMG published its annual Customer Experience Excellence Report 2019, which surveyed 2503 Australian consumers for their views of the performance of 114 domestic and global brands operating Down Under.  

Topics: Customer experience customer centric CX Articles & Insights

Alexa, what’s the rate on my home loan? Big tech's CX-driven move into financial services

Global big tech companies have dipped their toes in the water with payments and some in China are now expanding into the provision of credit, insurance, savings and other investment products, either directly or in cooperation with established financial institutions.

With the exception of Netflix, the so-called FAANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google) and their Chinese counterparts BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent), are all exploring or offering financial services.

Topics: Customer experience Finance CX Articles & Insights banking

CX Toolkit: The Difference Between Personas and Empathy Mapping and How to Combine Them

Personas and empathy mapping are CX tools which share the common goal of helping you to better understand your customers. As the importance of highly personalised and even predictive experiences rises across channels, the ability to leverage these tools is becoming critically important.

Topics: Customer experience customer centric journey map Voice of Customer customer journey maps CX Articles & Insights customer journey

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

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