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Convergys, which provides outsourced customer service, has more than 65,000 employees in 67 contact centers worldwide. Its agents handled more than 295 million calls last year, so helping these employees improve their skills is vital to its business. Enter Convergys's eCoaching portal, a Web-based tool that captures agents' performance data and provides performance improvement information. Team leaders get a scorecard for each agent they supervise that shows five-week trending on various metrics. They use the summaries in coaching sessions and can select development activities from the portal that will help agents improve their skills. Team leaders report spending more time on face-to-face conversations and less on administrative tasks.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?