30 Jan Healthy and Sustainable Journey to NG911 for Future Generations

By: Candace Allred

For a little more than two decades, I have had the wonderful opportunity to seek, listen and learn what challenges and magnitude of weight ultimately falls on the decision makers within the state, county, city government entities that I have served across our nation specific to 911 / Public Safety communications. Those that have chosen this path have embarked on a selfless journey that can be extremely rewarding at times. Yet, along this journey, there are serious and sometimes difficult decisions that must be made. 

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20 Nov Do I Need Better Reports Or An Analytics Dashboard?

By: Sachin Duggal

As we approach year's end, many of us are reflecting on our accomplishments and planning for 2019. Some might even be scrambling to gather data and summarize business outcomes right at this moment. This is the perfect time of year to ask, "In a world full of data, are you getting the insight you need to effectively manage your contact center?" If you are spending a lot of time creating and sifting through a myriad of reports and are wondering if there are worthwhile options to explore in Business Intelligence (BI) & analytics...read on.

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9 Oct Misconceptions About the Virginia Statewide NG9-1-1 Contract

By: Suresh Gursahaney

As States finally begin to adopt the Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) standards, I am surprised at the amount of disinformation spreading around the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) community. Most notable is the recent article in The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg about the Caroline County, Virginia opinions about the State-mandated 9-1-1 Services Upgrade.

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31 Aug What Comes First in Migrating to NG9-1-1

By: Faysal Tay

We learned a lot at APCO 2018 this year and had some great discussions with different people who focused on different elements of public safety. One of our interesting discussions that occurred several times was the question as to what comes first in planning for your migration to NG9-1-1. Does an ESInet need to be built first or can you move forward to a new NG9-1-1 ready call handling solution?

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24 Jul IVR capabilities Through The Years: How Does Your System Stack Up?

By: Sachin Duggal

Interactive Voice Response (IVR) systems have existed for several decades. Over time, this technology has evolved. The most advanced systems are at the vanguard of incorporating Artificial Intelligence into our everyday life. Despite the advancements in voice solutions, many companies have not updated their IVRs. Customer Service expectations are increasing. IVR modernization is a cost-effective way to keep up with demand.

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