So as I was flying back from a lovely weekend with extended family in Maryland, I had the opportunity to think about all the time I spend in airline security lines. In fact, after missing my first flight, I learned 1 hour is not enough at Baltimore Washington International (BWI). I also had a large amount of time to ponder the subject, sign up for the Global Entry program (which includes TSA pre-check), and test our new version of Lime (limeapp.me). I sure hope I pass my interview for Global Entry in late August! I can’t even imagine the line for the re-test.
“Look at the back of the panel…Okay now do you see the second blue wire from the left?…Okay now plug that into the third jack from the bottom…”
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I’m often presented with the question: how do virtual interaction and annotation compare to face-to-face video chat for remote support? This is an important question, and so I’ll try to paint a clear picture of how the two are similar, as well as different.
Remote support isn't just the way of the future - it's actually here today. Lately, a few scrappy companies have decided that they, too, agree. Here’s a quick look at two of them, and why they’ve decided remote support is a paradigm worth investing in:
Many businesses have given remote support “a try,” but haven’t found success or seen a value. I often hear service managers tell me their team has tried out Facetime or Skype, but the usage wasn’t enough to merit a larger roll-out. There is a key reason that these sorts of ad-hoc trials almost never work: they lack process. And in order for process to exist, there must be analytics around what you’re doing.
Over the last several years, we’ve been able to see many different companies integrate remote support into their business. But, something really important that we’ve learned is that remote support isn’t for everyone. Along the way, we’ve identified six criteria that can help predict whether remote support will be beneficial for your organization: