This April, several important announcements has been made that will impact everyone involved in voice technologies. Some are merely fledgling yet promising new arrivals - technology breakthroughs, yet to be truly harnessed. Others are made by market-dominant companies. Altogether, they may affect many tech and purchasing decisions.
Did you ever count how often you return a chat message with a phone call? With “I’ll call you right back” instead of typing the entire thing? In my experience,five out of ten work-related chats end up with a call. And it’s not just me. Webchat software vendors, beware .You might be missing something.
SMS has grown up as a very effective marketing channel. But like every other marketing strategy, this too has a chance of misfiring.
A shortcut to keeping up with the most prominent market trends (think mobility) while putting money on a time-tested and reliable medium.
Business and public sector both suffer from the disaster commonly referred to as a "client no-show". Despite its omnipresence, up to this moment humanity came up with only two ways of confronting the missed appointments problem. Of those two, only one is scientifically approved.
We bet you didn't know SMS could do THIS.
Some of the most financially successful new technology is not new at all, or sometimes isn’t even a technology. An awesome example of Eastern Europe web call-back boom that would have made Steve Jobs jealous, proves it perfectly.
Ostriches: the peak of optimization. The way digestion was crammed in should go down in the annals of programming. In order for them to digest their food, the developer forced them to naturally eat stones. They then run around, jiggling the stones against each other to pulverize the food in their stomach.
Even if you’re average or below average in terms of performance, your chances to be singled out for dismissal during a downsizing will be lower if you’d follow some simple rules. People, being people, react to that kind of things unconsciously. Sometimes they even value adherence to these rules above the actual performance.
What can software engineers do to ensure their professional survival in a theoretical IT downturn? The first step would be establishing a methodology to evaluate one’s job security such that a decision can be made calmly and rationally when the time comes.