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COVID-19 Developer Impact Survey by Perforce Finds 19% Reporting 6+ Hour Increase Per Work Week

MINNEAPOLIS, October 8, 2020 – Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, today announced the findings of their COVID-19 Developer Impact Survey.

The survey, conducted by JRebel by Perforce, measured the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on development teams, including productivity, hours worked, and changes to staffing.

The survey found 91% of developers working remotely, and 58% reporting an increase in hours worked per week.

Companies were also affected, with 55% reporting a decrease in hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, and nearly 33% reporting a decrease in staffed contractors.

Goodwill is running out for retail during COVID-19, says new research

San Francisco, USA. 29th September, 2020: More than half of the public expects customer service to be ‘back to normal’, despite disruption caused by COVID-19, according to research by gig customer experience platform Limitless. 51% of 400 respondents surveyed felt that customer service should be back to normal efficiency and quality levels - compared to 75% who were prepared to make allowances for brands earlier in the year.

The research comes as brands begin the countdown to the busiest shopping period of the year, beginning with Black Friday (November 27th) and Cyber Monday, (November 30th) as well as the peak Christmas 2020 holiday shopping and January 2021 sale season.

Business Turnaround Expert Cites Keys to a COVID-19 Comeback

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

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.

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.

Consumer driven strategies will be vital for retailers to bounce back from lockdown, says B-Stock

London, UK, 29 June 2020: As stores across Europe begin to re-open their doors, retailers who have survived lockdown will need to navigate the uncertainty of the retail landscape and adapt to new market strategies for business to continue, urged Giorgio Vitale, Head of Business Development EMEA at B-Stock.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 the retail landscape has changed drastically and the changes to the way that consumers used to shop were felt by everyone. While younger buyers are likely to embrace shopping again far quicker than those aged over 50, retailers will need to adapt their strategies to give confidence back to their consumers, advised Vitale. 

How IoT Is Improving the Health Care Industry

There was once a time when medical professionals didn't have a database of facts at their fingertips. There was no disease contact tracing or access to the latest information. Doctors and nurses had to do the best they could with the information at hand. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), the landscape of health care is vastly different in the 21st century.

Post COVID-19, a “Remote First – Remote Validate” Mindset is Needed

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for financial services companies to have a “Remote First” mind-set. When we look over the past number of weeks, consumers are interacting and doing more and more business online, using a new set of tools – such as Zoom. This could create a significant opportunity for financial services companies to find a better way of engaging. One can easily foresee that Wealth Management companies will use online video meetings for annual assessments.

Ada Awarded as Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

New York, 16 June, 2020 – Ada, the health company behind the leading AI-powered assessment technology, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”. Ada is creating a new digital frontdoor to personalized health, bringing together global medical knowledge with a uniquely powerful AI approach to help people actively manage their health and support health providers, systems, governments and organizations to deliver quality, effective care.