Support.com’s “Secret Shopper” IoT Support Experiment
Support.com’s “Secret Shopper” IoT Support Experiment

Early in 2015 a small group of people at Support.com decided to see firsthand how the home automation segment of the Internet of Things was being supported. You can read all the details here, but let me give you a brief overview of the basic findings. I’ll start with a really brief overview: It was […]

Redefining Support for a Connected IoT World

Imagine this a few years from now: Xfinity has updated their Android app. The update requires an OS upgrade, which hasn’t yet been pushed to the phone by your mobile carrier. Without the new upgrade, your Xfinity app no longer controls your connected TV services correctly. You’re impatiently searching in the app for the customer […]

Mural Proves the Value of Support Interaction Optimization (SIO)

As pointed out by Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nancy Jamison in her blog, support interaction optimization (SIO) is a new and powerful tool that helps companies improve their customer experience, lower costs, and measure the results. Case in point is Mural, a Portland, Oregon-based professional services company that specializes in cloud IT sales, onboarding, […]

New Webinar: Driving Call Center Performance with SIO (Support Interaction Optimization)

Consumer technology is growing more complicated every day. But supporting it doesn’t have to be complex. In a recent webinar titled, “Driving Call Center Performance with Support Interaction Optimization,” representatives from Frost & Sullivan, Mural, and Support.com discussed how SIO is changing the way support organizations resolve complex issues and ensure customer satisfaction. F&S webinar […]

Remote Control in Today’s Connected World

There are dozens of ways to provide tech support to today’s savvy customers. When everything else fails, though, customers typically fall back on Old Reliable, the telephone. Unfortunately, support over the phone, as straightforward as it seems, still involves all sorts of limitations. Most obviously, there is a great gulf separating the support agent from […]

Support.com President and CEO Elizabeth Cholawsky talks about winning Frost & Sullivan’s “Company of the Year” award

Last week I attended a black-tie gala in San Diego to receive, on behalf of Support.com, one of the business world’s most prestigious honors, a Frost & Sullivan “Best Practices” award. We were named “Company of the Year” in the Support Interaction Optimization (SIO) space and, while that on its face is pretty thrilling in […]

How Prepared Are You to Deliver Support to a Connected World?

The world is more connected today than ever before. With the rise in mobile devices and connected consumer electronics, broadband households in the US now own an average of seven connected devices (“The Internet of Things” Parks Associates). Many households are connected with a laptop or desktop computer and of course mobile devices, but in […]

The Human Support Experience that Tech-Savvy Consumers Crave

The tech support landscape is changing rapidly. To understand the latest trends and their implications, take a look at your customers. Today’s tech-savvy consumers have unique needs and high expectations that redefine how successful companies manage their tech support services. Most importantly, while consumers may be more technically proficient than ever, the desire for a […]

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