Business Turnaround Expert Cites Keys to a COVID-19 Comeback Merilee Kern Tue, 08/25/2020 - 07:09

The September 11th attacks. The Great Recession. The COVID-19 pandemic.

All three of these seismic and tragic events have resulted in heartbreak to humanity, including loss of life and our emotional well-being—both individually and collectively. Of course, accompanying these global crises were monetary meltdowns reminiscent of the Great Depression that commenced in 1929 and lingered until the late 1930s.

Commute, not Covid, main reason employees are avoiding offices Real Wire Thu, 08/20/2020 - 06:00

Nottingham, UK. 20th August 2020: Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days.

Whereas only a quarter of employees are most worried about potential health implications, results of a snapshot poll of 100 workers show that 7 out of 10 of us are more concerned with impact to work-life balance (37%) or the office commute (34%). The research follows the change in government advice on 1 August 2020 meaning employers can make their own decisions about staff returning safely to work.

Halt to surveillance audits due to coronavirus lockdowns set to cause thousands of ISO certifications to lapse

18th August 2020 – London, UK – Thousands of valuable ISO management system certifications earned by UK companies may now be at risk because auditors from Certification Bodies may not have been able to attend organizations’ premises to conduct essential re-certification audits during the current coronavirus pandemic. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of certifications are at risk of lapsing as lockdown conditions look set to continue for the foreseeable future.

Video Calls Trigger Home & Garden Purchases, New Research Finds

Over half (51%) of UK and US consumers indicated in a new survey that being at home during the pandemic lockdown has motivated them to spend money on making their living environment a more comfortable and fun place to be. And over a third (36%) agreed that seeing inside the homes of friends and colleagues in pandemic video calls has inspired them to improve their own home environment. 

52% of the sample reveal that their household has bought at least one product online during lockdown to make their indoor or outdoor living space nicer or more comfortable. And the trend is likely to continue – with 55% expecting to be spending more time in their homes or gardens even after lockdowns have completely lifted.

Survey shows positive upturn in manufacturing in the wake of COVID-19

Green shoots of recovery are emerging within the manufacturing sector, as evident in new findings from InfinityQS’ 2020 Global Client Survey. The results show a positive upturn in the industry, with nearly 74% of respondents reporting that they are optimistic toward the future. These manufacturers are adapting and rebounding in the wake of the pandemic, adopting new technologies and processes for managing production and controlling quality, including 75% who noted more of their workers are now working remotely.

Jumpstarting the Hyperautomation Journey with Intelligent Automation

Gartner calls ‘hyperautomation’ the most important of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2020. Is it worth the hype? The short answer is, “Yes.”

As 2020 has unfolded, digital disruption has had many organizations feeling the pressure to innovate to streamline internal operations and customer-facing experiences more quickly. However, as organizations look to drive innovation by transforming business processes, they often run into roadblocks or are uncertain of where to begin.

Despite decrease in smartphone sales owing to Coronavirus pandemic, trade-in values increase

4th August 2020 – HYLA Mobile, the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today revealed the delayed impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on U.S. trade-in programs. According to HYLA’s Q2 2020 trade-in trends research, $225 million ($225,693,362) was returned to U.S. consumers as part of trade-in programs — a 50% decrease from the same quarter last year. Although HYLA’s data typically shows a seasonal dip in Q2 from Q1 by about 15%, this year saw a 57% decrease.

Wise Investment Tactics for Fast-Growing Companies

Running a profitable, fast-growing company is exciting. You have poured your heart into it and you are finally reaping the rewards of your hard work. To grow your business, gain a competitive advantage, and maximize profit, you need to start investing your capital strategically.

In this article, you will learn a few basic rules of investing. 

Predict Investment Risks

The rules of investing are clear – the riskier the investment, the more profit it generates. However, as a young, growing company, you need to minimize investment risks and avoid making costly mistakes 

Precisely because of that, you need to understand and predict the potential investment risks you may face. Some of them are:

Bamboo Systems Recognized on CRN® 2020 Emerging Vendors List

SAN JOSE, CA – July 20, 2020 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of transformative ARM servers designed to power the next generation of net-zero data centers, today announced that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Bamboo Systems to its 2020 Emerging Vendors list in the data center category. This annual list honors new, rising, channel-focused technology suppliers that exhibit great promise in shaping the future success of the channel with their dedication to innovation.

Why Relationship Marketing Desperately Matters to Your Business

Competition in business is fierce under the best of circumstances. There are only so many differences you can highlight within the same industry, but you have to try to stand out from other brands like yours. The key to differentiating what you offer is building relationships with your customers. Relationship marketing is the crucial element driving successful businesses to greatness. 

Examples of relationship marketing include thanking a customer on social media for buying your product or sending a top client a gift card or fruit basket. It's an opportunity to make a typical interaction with your audience more profound and personal. Send out letters, pick up the telephone and engage on social media with your buyers.