The Outsourcing market is seeing major changes in service offerings and business models as technology is increasingly embedded into services. The growing acceleration of digital services, intelligent automation and analytics services, is rapidly changing the fabric of business process services and outsourcing.
Finally, it seems that summer arrived in Portugal!
And what is the best way to celebrate this summer´s late arrival? Well… It could be with free ice creams for everyone, free “bolas de Berlim” or even an outdoor party! But guess what? We already did all of this so, this year, we wanted to innovate! As such, we celebrated summer’s arrival by participating in one of the biggest technology events in Europe: the Landing Festival, which took place June 29 and 30 in Lisbon.
Customer engagement is all about the emotional and psychological attachment of customers to a brand, company, or product.
According to a study made by Gallup “Customers who are fully engaged represent an average 23% premium in term of share of wallet, profitability, revenue and relationship growth compared with the average customer.”
This is our final goodbye! Do not leave us, please ! Let´s communicate better! Stay with us, you won't regret it! Stay in my inbox! DELETION NOTICE!! Welcome to the amazing GDPR!
These are just a few examples of email subjects that clogged the inbox of every European citizen with an email address and a phone last week. I´m sure you were no exception as it was nearly impossible to stay away from all the references to GDPR.
So, it is a reality. May 25 came. GDPR took effect. Most of the organizations databases shrunk immensely (unless these organizations were really thorough and did a great job during years cleaning their email lists and only keeping those with consent). All people realized how many organizations had their data and used this occasion to massively and passively unsubscribe from a huge number of lists. We all had a good laugh reading all those “ex-lovers” titles – “we’ll miss you!” and “don’t leave us” and “let’s be friends”. That was fun. What now?
Data protection has always been important. Now it’s becoming urgent. The enforcement of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May, coupled with the continued growth in data breaches is driving the adoption of better data protection technology. Data is the lifeblood of companies: personal data, financial data, intellectual property, all are critical for your organization.
Hey, it seems that it was just yesterday that we were ladling out “Happy New Year” and today Q1 is already over! Time flies, huh? So, we thought: great time to look back at 2017 and further ahead into 2018 and share with you some of the great achievements that we brought to our customers, partners, and the industry last year.
It’s not a news anymore that people today choose and buy experiences, not products or services, and the advancements in technology increase both customer expectations and space for businesses to wow them. The potential of wowness (what a word, huh? Does it even exist? Well it does now 😊) is like rivers in Spain: it suddenly bursts its banks after some generous precipitations in form of new disruptive technology, and then quite quickly dries out when the technology becomes a new normal.
Companies must have their eyes open to catch this wave, and jump on top of it just in time to leverage the disruption and get their brands associated to it while it’s still cutting edge and cool.
Will the machines save us or kill us all? – that is the question. While many are thrilled with the latest AI breakthroughs and dream of a shinning AI-powered world, others, like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and the late and legendary Stephen Hawking, expressed concerns about the evolution of the machines and warned about an apocalyptic future.
Once upon a time there was a 1400-year-old game called “Chess” and the world chess champion, Garry Kasparov, loosing against an IBM supercomputer called “Deep Blue”.
This was in 1997. Since then the artificial intelligence (AI) love with chess has never vanished, with the machines becoming more skillful and playing tournaments between themselves.