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Current challenges & trends and their effects on contact centers


At present, a telephone is still the most important communication channel, especially regarding sensitive or urgent matters. But of course, the digital transformation does not stop at telephone customer support – so what changes are contact centers facing? In an interview with Jacob Nimocks, Director Solutions Consulting at ASC Americas, he discusses trends and challenges and shows the importance of communication recording and analysis for contact centers.
 

Security in the cloud: What’s important


Cloud computing is no longer a hype - cloud computing is reality. Convincing advantages are decreasing costs and a flexible, scalable IT. Cloud services are handy and grant even small companies access to otherwise unaffordable equipment and software solutions. But are they safe to use? We present facts and figures about cloud security and explain what safe usage of cloud services can look like.
 

Financial market regulation in Switzerland: Secure recording and archiving of financial transactions by phone


Swiss banks count among the most important in the world and enjoy an excellent reputation. And in Switzerland, too, the financial sector is one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the economy. As a result, the regulation of banking and the financial market by means of the secure recording and archiving of financial transactions by phone plays a major role.
 

“Reducing the response time in emergency situations by just a few seconds can save lives“, – Claus-Omar Mundinger in an interview about public-safety solutions in the Middle East


Many customers in the Middle East deploy ASC solutions. Especially public-safety organizations depend on secure recording solutions for the evidence-proof documentation and traceability of incidents. In addition, the analysis of the processes and specific training can help to reduce the response time of control center staff. Claus-Omar Mundinger, Country Manager Region Middle East at ASC Technologies AG, explains in an interview what matters to the public-safety sector in the Middle East, what projects there are, and what is expected from a recording solution here.
 

An interview with Ann-Kathrin Müller about New Work Transformation


In times of digitalization and working environment 4.0, New Work has become a key word. New Work is about finding meaningful work for oneself. But the transformation can only succeed if attitudes and corporate culture change simultaneously. Ann-Kathrin Müller, Director Business Development at ASC, in an interview about New Work, collaboration and her personal favorite collaboration tool.
 

MiFID II & FinVermV: Effects on the recording and storage of communications


Financial market directives have a major effect on financial service providers when it comes to recording and evaluating communication. In addition to the second financial market amendment regulation (MiFID II - Markets in Financial Instruments Directive), the recently amended Ordinance on Financial Investment Mediation (FinVermV) brings new obligations for so-called 34f agents. One of them is taping. 34f agents are facing the challenge of familiarizing themselves with recording (taping) consultation calls. However, a widespread opinion is that taping involves a lot of work and causes high archiving costs. We bring light into the dark and explain what the regulation actually means for the recording and storage of calls and how financial service providers can even profit from it.
 

Cloud computing in financial services – The future of banks and insurance companies is in the cloud


The demands of financial service providers in the security and availability of cloud services are incredibly high. But yet, moving IT services to the cloud promises financial service providers more efficiency, too. Consequently, it does not come as a surprise, that the financial industry is venturing out into the cloud as well following a trend that other sectors have already taken to the next level.
 

Thought leadership – Becoming an opinion leader with compliance recording from the cloud


Thought leaders are opinion makers and opinion leaders at the same time. Not only do they have innovative products to offer but also appear in the public as experts. Unique content and a strategic orientation make a thought leader a great support and advisor. But how can a medium-sized family-run company from Germany position itself as a thought leader? Here are some ideas.
 

Eleven criteria to consider when selecting a cloud service provider


Trust is one of the most important criteria when it comes to selecting a cloud service provider. Consequently, customer and provider must jointly define organizational, operational, technical, and infrastructural measures which guarantee a maximum of trust and security in cloud usage. In this article, we have compiled a list of the key factors to consider when selecting a cloud service provider.
 

Cloud study demonstrates: The cloud is anything but a pie in the sky


Three out of four companies are already using services from the cloud. In our study “Communications 4.0 – Communication and Collaboration in the Cloud” we present drivers, chances, and challenges. Here comes a summary of the most important results of our cloud study.
 

Successful cloud onboarding: An interview with ASC experts


A successful connection to the cloud hinges on a careful and thorough planning process. ASC regularly carries out cloud onboardings for recording and analysis solutions. In the following interview, Uwe Kleinschmidt, Head of PreSales & Consulting, and Tamer Çalışkan, Head of Development Operations at ASC Technologies AG explain us the process and point out the aspects to pay special attention to.