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Espressive Barista Integration with Webex by Cisco Automates Employee Self-Help While Improving the Employee Experience for Webex Customers

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 2:05pm

Espressive Barista, the companys AI-based virtual support agent (VSA), is now an embedded app available directly within Webex, providing Webex customers with a single source of truth for answering all employee questions across their organizations.

Key Points: 
  • Espressive Barista, the companys AI-based virtual support agent (VSA), is now an embedded app available directly within Webex, providing Webex customers with a single source of truth for answering all employee questions across their organizations.
  • With Barista, organizations can leverage Webex for employee self-help and experience greater help desk and employee productivity.
  • Barista automates employee self-help so employees receive immediate responses to questions and assistance with requests within Webex.
  • Barista also automates repetitive work for help desk agents, significantly improving employee satisfaction while reducing internal support costs.

Aqara Releases USB-Powered Hub E1

Tuesday, October 26, 2021 - 8:00am

Aqara, a leading provider of smart home products, announced the launch of the Aqara Hub E1, which is a USB-powered Zigbee 3.0 smart home hub.

Key Points: 
  • Aqara, a leading provider of smart home products, announced the launch of the Aqara Hub E1, which is a USB-powered Zigbee 3.0 smart home hub.
  • Hub E1 is Aqaras smallest hub so far, and it serves as the control center for a wide range of the classic and the latest Aqara accessories, connecting up 128 child devices*.
  • The new hub is available on the Aqara Amazon brand stores in the US , Canada , the UK and France .
  • The Aqara Hub E1 features a compact design and high installation flexibility.

Industry Pioneers Team Up to Transform Multi-Billion Dollar Home Air Care and Fragrance Industry with Launch of Ventus® Home & Ventus Ion

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 6:20pm

Ventus systems use dry-evaporative technology to release fragrance into a filtered air stream.

Key Points: 
  • Ventus systems use dry-evaporative technology to release fragrance into a filtered air stream.
  • With its contemporary design and versatile placement options, the Ventus Home and Ventus Ion systems fit seamlessly in any home.
  • The Ventus Ion incorporates an internal air quality sensor and high output plasma ionizer for indoor air quality monitoring and enhanced purification.
  • Ventus Home and Ventus Ion are available in black or white models and are available for pre-order, by visiting pr.go2.fund/nextscent .

Alert 360 Security Company Named "Best Places to Work"

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 8:00am

As one of the largest monitored home security companies in the United States, Alert 360 provides free home security and business security consultations.

Key Points: 
  • As one of the largest monitored home security companies in the United States, Alert 360 provides free home security and business security consultations.
  • As a leading monitored security company, Alert 360 recently launched three new services to increase security around homes, businesses, and remotely.
  • For home security or commercial security system consultations in Oklahoma or around the country, reach local Alert 360 security professionals at 833-360-1595 or at Alert360.com.
  • The company has been named an Inc. 5000 "Fastest-Growing Privately Held Company in America," a "Best Home Security Provider," and a "Best Places to Work."

RE/MAX Marketplace Adds 4 Vendors in Q3, Providing Powerful Tools to Help Agents Level Up Their Business

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 1:35pm

All services and materials are available for purchase directly through the RE/MAX Marketplace , the online portal exclusively available to RE/MAX agents in the U.S. and Canada often at RE/MAX negotiated rates.

Key Points: 
  • All services and materials are available for purchase directly through the RE/MAX Marketplace , the online portal exclusively available to RE/MAX agents in the U.S. and Canada often at RE/MAX negotiated rates.
  • The platform can assist with finding a mortgage provider, booking their movers, setting up internet and cable, getting home security, switching utilities and even changing addresses.
  • Many of the companies in the RE/MAX Approved Supplier program offer exclusive discounts to RE/MAX agents.
  • With everything from yard signs to legal services, clothing to technology, these companies provide powerful tools to help RE/MAX agents run a successful business.

Consumers to Businesses: Your Customer Service is Trying Too Hard, and Not Where it Matters

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:00pm

When it comes to customer service, the study found that the biggest disconnect between consumers and businesses is the desire to solve an issue the first time a customer contacts a company.

Key Points: 
  • When it comes to customer service, the study found that the biggest disconnect between consumers and businesses is the desire to solve an issue the first time a customer contacts a company.
  • Businesses instead prioritize focusing on professionalism and friendliness (48%) in customer service interactions and being quick to respond to requests (38%).
  • With 70% of consumers believing a company is only as good as its customer service, it's clear the customer experience can be a significant business advantage when done well.
  • The number of consumers interacting with customer service through messaging, mobile apps, chatbots, social media and video calling more than doubled between 2017 and 2021.

Domino's® launches 2021 St. Jude Thanks and Giving® Campaign to support families at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 12:00pm

Our corporate and franchise team members across the country look forward to joining forces with customers to support families at St.

Key Points: 
  • Our corporate and franchise team members across the country look forward to joining forces with customers to support families at St.
  • Jude."
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org , liking St. Jude on Facebook , following St. Jude on Twitter , Instagram and TikTok , and subscribing to its YouTube channel.

New Consumer Banking Report Offers Insights Into Rapidly Evolving Customer Behaviors Since The Pandemic

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:32pm

Surveying 21,000 people across key banking regionsincluding the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singaporethe report builds on the inaugural Consumer Banking Report 2020 to explore how consumer attitudes towards banking have changed since the pandemic.

Key Points: 
  • Surveying 21,000 people across key banking regionsincluding the U.K., U.S., Canada, Germany, Netherlands, Hong Kong and Singaporethe report builds on the inaugural Consumer Banking Report 2020 to explore how consumer attitudes towards banking have changed since the pandemic.
  • "We have seen a phenomenal rate of transformation across everypart of the fintech landscape over the last 12 months.
  • In the report, EPAM provides a detailed look at how the global pandemic has affected consumer banking relationships, and highlights key emerging themes, including:
    Consumers are embracing the "unbundling" of financial services.
  • EPAM Continuum's Consumer Banking Report summarizes how these emerging trends, attitudes and behaviors might influence banking's future across multiple demographics and geographies.

3 ways electricians can give clients peace of mind-and control over their real-time energy usage

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm

Schneider Electric's Wiser Energy home monitoring system is precisely the tool Canadians need to make their home more energy efficient.

Key Points: 
  • Schneider Electric's Wiser Energy home monitoring system is precisely the tool Canadians need to make their home more energy efficient.
  • Here's how electricians can be the person clients turn to for guidance and installation.
  • Schneider Electric's Wiser Energy residential monitoring system is an affordable, easy to install package that turns any house into a Smart Home.
  • Selling your clients on the benefits of a Wiser Energy system is easy since it provides both peace of mind and financial savings.

Introducing Oven-Baked Dips: Domino's® Newest Side Item, With a Twist

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 12:07pm

Domino's newest side item: Oven-Baked Dips, which pair perfectly with Domino's Bread Twists.

Key Points: 
  • Domino's newest side item: Oven-Baked Dips, which pair perfectly with Domino's Bread Twists.
  • Domino's newest side item: Oven-Baked Dips.
  • "We recommend a twist with Domino's new dips Bread Twists, that is," said Art D'Elia, Domino's executive vice president chief marketing officer.
  • In 2019, Domino's announced a partnership with Nuro to further its exploration and testing of autonomous pizza delivery.