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Our engineers have been very busy over the past few months. We’ve leveraged CoreOS to provide increased security and introduced Overseer, which helps companies engage their website visitors more effectively. But our last big announcement of the year is probably our most ambitious. We’re very happy to announce the release of our very own software development kit (SDK). The SDK should go a long way towards allowing enterprise companies to use SaleMove in a more flexible and...

Security is one of the pillars of the SaleMove platform. As such, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the integrity of our code, tools, and infrastructure. Earlier this year, when our tech team were deep in the process of migrating SaleMove’s infrastructure to Kubernetes, we attended KubeCon Europe in London. The conference was a blast - amazing talks on the future of the platform and real-world use cases how Kubernetes is powering non-trivial, HA systems....

These days, consumers are becoming more and more connected to non-stop content that is based on their personal preferences. This flow of information spills out to people on their phones, tablets, and other machines. To get access to these data-driven solutions, customers must provide personal information. It’s easier for users to give up personal details when they trust the names of the providers. Names like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana would have seemed like characters in a Greek...

Research has shown that adding video chat to your existing sales process can foster many benefits: longer customer visits and positive brand association, reduced drop offs, declining return rates, and even an increased likelihood of customers leaving product reviews. Right now, video chat for companies is largely an untapped resource. However, experts believe usage of video chat as a sales platform will explode within the next several years as video calling adoption rates among consumers have skyrocketed....

From Facebook to Apple, some of the biggest tech companies are turning to bots in an attempt to simplify the online purchase process. Unfortunately, the reality is that the technology - regardless of its advances in logic trees, natural language processing, and machine learning - must always be backed up by real people. The human interaction is simply a necessary piece of the Customer Experience puzzle that will only increase in relevance to conversion rates over...

Today’s business landscape is often in a state of flux. Whether these changes are cultural, economic, or technological, companies are challenged to keep their businesses relevant in the face of an evolving market. No matter how successful a company may be, they can be vulnerable to new trends or rapidly advancing technology. Fortunately, a number of business leaders are able to adapt in times of change. Some are not only able to adapt, but they are also...

Goldman Sachs is changing the traditional banking industry reliant on bank tellers and in-person service. The bank recently launched GS Bank, an online bank that promises a 1.05% APY and requires a minimum deposit of only $1. For a bank with a reputation for wealthy clientele, this shift might have come as a surprising change within its private wealth management arm. GS Bank is an FDIC insured savings bank that evolved from the acquisition of GE...

In the modern-day financial landscape, consumers and businesses are faced with the decision of choosing between either a bank or a credit union. Right now, credit unions serve a little over 100 million members, which includes 43.7% of the economically active population. The growth has been steady for credit unions, averaging between 2-3 million (roughly 2% of the U.S. population) new members per year for the past fifteen years. Banks and credit unions both come with...

Not one to be left behind by changing times, the insurance industry has been striving to revolutionize its practice. Deloitte’s study, Insurance Disrupted, points out that if traditional insurance providers are not able to keep up with rapidly changing technology and evolving sociocultural landscapes, they risk getting left behind by alternative providers eager to disrupt the industry. Insurers recognize that they don’t just need to step up their game; they need to change it. How are insurance...

It has only been two years since Microsoft purchased Skype for $8.5B (at a time when Skype was generating around 800M in annual revenue). While Skype's revenue may have grown slightly since then, I would bet the farm that that the software will be dead (or in a vegetable state) in less than 5 years. Is that a bold statement? Not especially because if you think about it, what does Skype really have going for it at this...