Esteban Kolsky

Enterprise Software Priorities for the Next Decade

As I continue my myriad research projects this spring season I come across incredible insights from those I interview.
 
I have been doing a lot of work in platforms, data usage (including AI), infrastructure, and digital transformation this season (and I don’t see it slowing down, or changing, anytime soon – these are mission-critical, decade-plus initiatives for most organizations and they need to — well, compare notes.
 
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These Are The Last 12 Questions You Had On Customer Experience – Promise!

(lengthy post warning: over 4,000 words)

I wasn’t even close.

After the first of the three video webinars, we did with Microsoft on customer experience I wrote a blog post saying that I had found the four questions you had about customer experience.

Man, was I off.

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Want Real Success? Destroy the Company-Centric Customer Experience

Earlier this year I presented at C3 in Las Vegas. The topic of my presentation was Customer Experience for Executives. It was very well received, if I say so myself – since no one else was in the room… Kidding! I was asked to post a brief summary of the talk here.

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Evangelizing Omni-Channel (Why It Is Not the Answer)

One of the topics that we set out to discover during out surveys past two years (note: take our survey this year, please? was whether organizations and practitioners were already on board with the concept of omni-channel. What we found out was pretty much in line with what we expected: it is too early for them to focus on it.

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Customer Service Research – One More Time!

Yes, it’s that time of the year.

The (now) fourth version of this wonderful research on Customer Service Usage and Adoption report is coming back!

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The Why (And Why Not) of Customer Journey Mapping

If you and I communicated recently (say, last 1-2 years) in any way – talked, emailed, came to a panel or keynote of mine, or are just lucky enough to be my client – you know how much I — er, “love” customer journey mapping (CJM).

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ICYMM: Communities Are What You Need – Trust Me!

I have been saying for a very, very long time (back in 2001 I wrote a research note for Gartner, and in 2003 Michael Maoz and I spoke about this already at the conferences… and, oh yeah – in the late 1980s when I was moderating Compuserve forums I gave an interview for PCWeek about them – and I am sure there’s more, but you are bored of hearing me say how awesome I am — even though I am) that communities are the end goal for business.

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Getting To Know You, Getting To Know More About You

The year was 2009 – eons ago in today’s fast paced world. A then great vendor called Attensity hired me to write some thought leadership into the budding world of Analytics (budding as in people noticing, not as in just emerging as you well know). They wanted a series of blog posts that talked to the issues about Analytics that most people were not thinking about – or even considering. 

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GetSatisfaction: the Controversy Cannot Hide the Facts

If you follow the news you know that GetSatisfaction was acquired by Sprinklr last week (link to press coverage).

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The Scapegoat Mentality

This is a combination between a bad Jerry Maguire scene and the conclusions of many months of conversations around many topics (yes, I woke up at 3:30 AM from a bad dream about “scapegoat” execution and had to write it and share it; I may get fired but my boss is quite understanding since he is more into results and outcomes than into looking good doing things…)

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