The Blacklist – Secure Your IVR from Unwanted Threats

There’s been a lot of chatter recently about robocalls and how annoying and bothersome they are. No doubt you’ve experienced these in your own right. And while these unwanted phone calls are bad enough for an individual, imagine a company having to deal with a constant barrage of unwanted phone calls from fraudsters and other… Read More

TTY and IVR: What You Need to Know

It’s critical for all people to be able to communicate with other. For non-hearing individuals there are several options that allow them to communicate with hearing people using traditional telephony infrastructure. This post will briefly explain what TTY is and how it works. We’ll also discuss how IVR can accommodate the needs of non-hearing people…. Read More

Making the Audio Flow in Your IVR Apps

It may seem like a minor detail but having audio that flows together well in your IVR applications can have a major impact on customer experiences. Getting good, smooth sounding audio has more to do with being a good sound engineer than it does with designing IVR apps. Why Flow Matters The most common issues… Read More

Bring Your Own Telecom: Is it Worth Doing?

The overwhelming majority of Plum customers use the telecom we provide as part of our service. After all, the whole idea behind offering managed telecom is to make voice technology easier for customers. By maintaining a system built on Tier 1 telecom provided by multiple carriers we’re also able to write 100% uptime guarantees into… Read More

Making Natural Language Processing Feasible with Artificial Intelligence

In a past post, we discussed the technological and the financial challenges that go hand-in-hand with developing natural language processing (NLP) applications. While these challenges remain relevant, more recent developments mean it’s easier and less expensive to incorporate natural language processing into your voice channels. Thanks to artificial intelligence (AI), companies can manage NLP apps… Read More

5 Artificial Intelligence Myths Busted

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest things in the tech world these days. But, as is often the case, the hype around AI can result in misinformation and confusion. When investing in a powerful technology like AI, you want to ensure that you know exactly what you’re getting and how you’re going to… Read More