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SilentPartner: Much More Than Just a Data Capture App

KOVA is excited to share a brand new video about our mobile recording platform, SilentPartner, which turns your smartphone into a multi-purpose tool for capturing data while on the go.  There are some apps that help you while away the time with a game, launching birds at unstable structures or decorating virtual cupcakes with virtual sprinkles. There are some that.

The U.S. is Moving Closer to Making Smart Cities a Widespread Reality

The idea behind the smart city is as revolutionary as it is easy to grasp. In simple terms, a “smart city” is a development idea in which information systems from public safety, libraries, schools, transportation, hospitals, energy suppliers, waste management, law enforcement and beyond are integrated, allowing the officials of a city not only to make sure that.
August 22nd, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Contact Centers and Cloud Technology

Cloud-based technology is one of the most exciting, and in some ways the least understood, innovations in the contact center industry today. It’s understandable why this is. On the one hand, cloud technology allows for an easier storage and portability of massive amounts of data and software, which makes establishing a fully functional contact center with customer.
August 17th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Why 911 Dispatching is So Different Today

There was a time when public safety dispatchers would work simple phone lines, typically with one computer to help them sort through the available information to make sure that a 911 caller got the help they needed. It’s incredible to think how different the job was just 10 or 20 years ago, given the technology that a dispatcher uses in 2017. So what has changed over .
August 2nd, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

States Deciding Whether to Opt Out of FirstNet, Dedicated Public Safety Broadband Network

As a public safety official, you’ve probably already heard of the First Responder Network Authority (typically referred to as FirstNet). It’s a high-speed broadband network specifically for first responders and public safety workers that was established by the federal government in 2012. What you might not know is that its implementation in every state is imminent. .
July 25th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

Where is Public Safety Software Headed?

New technological advancements take hold so quickly these days, that we soon forget what we ever did without them. And that holds true whether it’s a technological innovation in cars, computers or in PSAPs. There have been so many changes in the way PSAP technology works over the past few decades that it’s difficult to comprehend them all. But that’s as it.
July 24th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

What’s the Difference Between a Call Center and a Contact Center?

The terms “call center” and “contact center” are often used in the same context, but they’re not necessarily interchangeable. Both provide ways to communicate with customers, business partners and sometimes vendors, but they aren’t the same thing. So, what exactly are the differences between a call center and a contact center? We’ve put together a.
July 20th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

The Real Cost of 911 Abuse

We’ve taken a look at some of the silliest, most misguided instances of people calling 911 for the wrong reasons. And there’s nothing wrong with taking a few minutes every now and then to sit back and enjoy a funny story.. But the truth is, there’s a downside to those abuses of the 911 system that isn’t nearly as visible. The fact of the matter is, when you.
July 18th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

4 Expert Tips for Improving Your Contact Center Customer Feedback

Honest, open feedback is one of the most important elements of a strong relationship between a contact center manager and employee. A back-and-forth dialogue between a manager and his or her workforce is crucial to the success and efficiency of any good center. But there’s another kind of feedback that is even more important: The feedback of the customers who call,.
July 14th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

5 Ridiculous 911 Call Stories

It’s incredible, really, that there are still people out there who don’t seem to know when it is and isn’t appropriate to call 9-1-1. On another level, chronicling the mystifying, often hilarious, usually misguided world of funny 911 calls makes us feel like Al Pacino in The Godfather, Part III: Every time we think we’re out, these silly, ridiculous and just.
July 13th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments

7 Pro Tips for Contact Center Managers

Management can be a tricky job to do well, particularly when it comes to managing a call center or contact center. After all, a call center manager is dealing with both people and technology - two areas that can be challenging if you don’t have the best working for you. But there are certain things that seem to be integral to being a superior supervisor, and we say.
July 6th, 2017|Workforce Management|0 Comments
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