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March 2010

Magazine Features

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Introduction

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Introduction

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- Introduction

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: The Service Elite -- Introduction

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Contact Center Infrastructure

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Interactive Voice Response

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Web Self-Service

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Web Interaction Management

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Workforce Optimization Suite

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Contact Center Search

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Enterprise Feedback Management

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Service Leaders -- Outsourcing

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- CallCopy (The Copy Cat)

Echoing the big players' functionalities, a spate of new releases are pushing CallCopy toward the upper tier.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- Clickability (The Deliveryman)

In a fragmented Web content management field, Clickability's on-demand solution is delivering results in unexpected places.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- ClickFox (The Quick Fox)

Emphasizing the analytics of customer experience has helped ClickFox make inroads where others have struggled.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- Communispace (The Dance Partner)

Communispace does a nifty two-step, providing clients with private communities and then helping to glean information from participants.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- LiveOps (The Home Team)

LiveOps' solutions for outsourcing and workforce management enable contact centers to employ work-at-home agents.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: Rising Stars -- Nexidia (The Wordsmith)

Nexidia is one of the few companies able to decipher speech analytics and make the technology relevant to the contact center.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: The Service Elite -- Drugstore.com

RightNow Technologies is helping Drugstore.com get better at making its customers look good.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: The Service Elite -- Enterasys Networks

Enterasys Networks wants a relationship, not just efficiency—and Salesforce.com helps deliver both.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: The Service Elite -- Infusionsoft

With an online environment designed by Helpstream, Infusionsoft's own customers are able to provide community-based support.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: The Service Elite -- New York Life

A Verint Systems deployment gives New York Life's Tampa-based contact center agents something to stick around for.

The 2010 CRM Service Awards: The Service Elite -- Southwest Airlines

Thanks to Virtual Hold Technology, Southwest Airlines' passengers have the choice to hang on or hang up.

Front Office

Perseverance Pays Off in Service

Reality Check

Supporting the Service Channel

Customers can get support from a variety of sources. They only get service from you.

Customer Centricity

Combine and Conquer

Consolidation can benefit customers and companies alike.

The Tipping Point

The Social Customer Economy

How to use Twitter for customer service interactions.

Pint of View

March Madness

Are betting pools the office worker's lottery ticket, or a security blanket?

Insight

CRM's Hearty Appetite

Mergers and acquisitions ramp up at the start of the new year as vendors expand roadmaps and look for ways to fulfill promises.

M&A & CRM

A timeline of the tumult: The industry's shaken, but that may be a sign that the something's stirring. Here's a chance to look at the big picture—and to remember that not all deals pan out as intended.

Who Analyzes the Analysts?

The technology analysis industry has seen as much upheaval lately as the sector it covers.

Drive-By Poaching

At least one analyst firm saw consolidation as an opportunity for creative recruiting.

Bundling Up from Within

Amid pricing shifts and technological innovation, the sector's own operations may help repair a disconnected customer experience.

CRM on Twitter: March 2010

Analysts are an opinionated bunch—especially in the Twittersphere.

Re:Tooling

Re:Tooling — Email Management: You've Got Mail

Despite fits and starts, many still believe email management solutions can deliver on their promise.

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