A new study by London-based research firm Datamonitor suggests U.S. corporations that aggressively invest in speech-enabled self-service technology have the opportunity to reduce long-term dependency on offshore call center operations.However, one insurance call center executive contacted for this article questions the validity of this notion in its entirety, stating that there isn't necessarily a direct correlation between speech-enabled technology investments and offshore call center scale-backs.

Datamonitor's report makes a compelling case for how speech-enabled self-service technology can dramatically change how basic customer inquiries are handled at a contact center.

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