Rumors of the demise of scheduled maintenance downtime are not exaggerated, thanks to eGain Cloud AlwaysOn™!

We just announced the immediate availability of the eGain Cloud AlwaysOn, an industry-first offering of its kind in the customer engagement applications space. It slays the scheduled maintenance downtime dragon, raising the bar on availability and disaster recovery. The Always-On Customer Age is already upon us. According to Pew Research, 77% of American adults go online daily with 26% being hyper-connected, saying they go online “almost constantly.” Moreover, customer expectations for availability, response, and resolution times keep increasing with 66%…

AI Everywhere

AI is in the hype cycle at the moment. Ashu Roy, eGain CEO, and John Connors, Senior Director of Digital Transformation at eGain, believe that AI is not new, but it’s certainly in its hype cycle. John says, “I think it’s in its third hype cycle, and I say that because if you read literature, you hear that there have been two AI winters. Two winters when research budgets were slashed because the expectation set by the research and the…

Getting out of summer doldrums

Well, I read that autumn just began this week though I’m not so sure given the recent heat wave in the Bay Area! While the Northern Hemisphere might be inching its way out of summer doldrums, it appears that omnichannel customer service is not getting out of it, according to the recent Forrester survey of 10,000 consumers, sponsored by eGain. Here are some details on the doldrums. A majority of consumers rated customer service as “about the same” or “worse”…