Don Van Doren

Don Van Doren brings 25 years of experience as the founder and president of Vanguard Communications, a leading independent consulting firm in call center, contact center, and interactive voice response technologies and solutions. Don and Vanguard are known throughout the communications industry for consistently high quality engagements and for ongoing contributions to industry development through speaking engagements, news articles and publication of books, white papers and other reference materials. Don is one of four co-founders of UCStrategies.com.

Don sees Unified Communications as an area that will build on the learning and experience of the contact center industry. Though UC solutions will touch many other business processes than those served by contact centers, the principles of integrating communications into the business processes are consistent between contact centers and UC. Just as contact centers enriched customer service and lowered cost by managing and informing the communications events with business process information though both customer self-service and personalized agent interactions, UC will accelerate and enhance the many other business processes by linking information and software assistance into the communications for those processes and the related employee jobs.

Recent posts by Don

December 2, 2015
Video conferencing has finally taken its rightful place as a core business tool. Companies around the world are depending on video enabled meetings to empower their people, serve clients better, and c...
November 17, 2015
Managing SIP communications, including multivendor contact center systems, corporate IP telephony, and UC applications, is becoming more complex-and more time consuming. Nemertes Research projects sho...
October 28, 2015
Enterprises know that a mobile-first strategy will enable employees to work more efficiently and effectively, and be more responsive. Seventy-three percent of senior executives see their mobile device...