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Companies Using More Online Chat, Fewer Phone Menus: NICE inContact Study

Speaking of ignorance, this study from contact center tech vendor NICE inContact finds that most businesses overestimate how satisfied consumers are with their contact policies. But let’s look on the bright side: use of online chat, which consumers really like, has increased sharply (from 47% of respondents in 2017 to 67% in 2018), while use of the much-hated automated phone menus dropped from 78% to 56%. Someone is paying attention after all.

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Companies Reacting More Quickly to Data Breaches: Trustwave Report

May 3, 2019

Sometimes the good guys fight back and win. Trustwave’s 2019 Global Security Report found that median time to detect and contain a data breach dropped from 93 days in 2017 to 41 days in 2018. Incidents related to Point of Sales systems went down sharply as merchants made wider use of chip cards. But there’s plenty of work remaining: Trustwave found at least one vulnerability in every application it examined; the media was 15 vulnerabilities of which 9% were high risk or critical.

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Big Tech Suffers Big Drop in Customer Data Trust: Jebbit Survey

August 8, 2022

Greater public attention to privacy has reduced trust in all tech providers, including those like Apple and Google that have positioned themselves as privacy-friendly.  Apple’s rank in Jebbit’s annual Consumer Data Trust Index fell from 17 to 43, while Google fell from number 4 to 89.  Amazon fell just slightly, from first to fourth place, while Facebook actually improved a bit from 97 to 88.

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