What is a Processor?

A processor, or Central Processing Unit (CPU), is a hardware component that's often called the brains of a computer because it processes user inputs (like mouse clicks or keystrokes), performs calculations, and provides output back to the user. Processors consist of complex circuitry that take commands from operating systems and allow computers to interact with software applications. Without processors computers would be virtually useless.

Today's processors typically consist of multiple cores, which enables more efficient dual-processing capabilities. Processors vary in speed and capabilities. Businesses in the market for new computers should base their processor specifications on the type of software the machines will be running. For example, locally-installed software with robust capabilities will likely have different processor requirements than cloud-based applications accessed with a browser.

How NICE inContact can help

When you partner with us, we'll advise you on hardware requirements, including processor specifications.

NICE inContact is the market leader in providing customers the cloud contact center software they need to deliver consistently exceptional customer experiences. Benefits include:

CXone provides an intelligent, unified suite of applications covering the breadth of contact center management disciplines, simplifying administration and streamlining the user experience.