[Ads-l] New to me: "consumer-facing"

Nancy Friedman nancyf at WORDWORKING.COM
Tue Oct 6 15:22:59 UTC 2015


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years than I can recall.

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From: Geoffrey Steven Nathan [mailto:geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU] 
Sent: Monday, October 05, 2015 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: New to me: "consumer-facing"

I'm afraid those of us in the geek community are quite familiar with this
term--it contrasts with the view of the control buttons and knobs on some
piece of consumer--related software that the company (or university)
software maintenance and design guys get to see.

Geoff

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But not to others:

What is customer-facing? - Definition from WhatIs.com
searchcrm.techtarget.com/definition/customer-facing
Customer-facing is an adjective that describes a hardware or a software
product, technology, or anything else that a business's customer deals with
directly.
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