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Call recording is a relatively simple concept that has the potential to save millions of dollars in nearly every industry across the board. The idea is as straightforward as it sounds–companies such as Canada’s CVDS offer their services to firms across all sectors of industry, recording and storing voice conversations for future reference in a highly secure database.

One of the areas that could benefit the most from this type of service has, for the most part, been vastly underserved to this point. Due to the simple volume of communications that occur in a given day, offices across all levels of government could stand to gain quite a bit from the adoption of call recording technology.

Most of us are familiar with the idea of companies recording certain telephone conversations with the aim of improving customer service and monitoring employee interactions to ensure that all internal standards are being met. Whether at a municipal or federal level, this type of monitoring also offers significant benefits to government as well. Whether it is ensuring proper protocols are being followed, or simply discouraging the use of company time for personal calls, research has shown significant improvements with the simple installation of the technology.

Of course, there is also the benefit of significantly improved efficiency. Call recording allows fo

r a quick reference back to previous calls with the simple touch of a button. Instead of repeated calls to confirm vital information, one recorded phone call can quickly and easily eliminate the need for redundant practices.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect (as it pertains to government) is the safety net that voice recording technology can provide. In many cases, disputes concerning whether or not proper information was given can cripple the efficiency of a government. Having access to the actual call in question can help officials accurately determine whether or not a mistake has been made. Proper adjustments can be made in the event of an error, and disputes can be definitively settled without having to go through the process of a he-said, she-said argument, wasting valuable time and resources.

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