My Lack of Blogging in a Pandemic

Blogging has always been a way for me to express myself creatively as I hide away in my home office for "me time". Unfortunately, the COVID-19 Pandemic changed all that with my day job requiring maximum telework which in turn transformed my creative personal space into a remote office that work owned eight hours a day. For my mental and physical health, once those work hours are up I have made the conscious decision to walk away from the computer. I now find it more necessary to find something else to do that doesn't involve screen time. This shift in priorities unfortunately reduced my writing time.

Need Flexibility? Let Intelligent Automation Be Your Yoga Master

London, UK – 1st December 2021 The “new normal”. If you’re cringing in your seat or rolling your eyes, then you agree it’s time to retire this phrase and send it off to perpetual ignominy. The “new normal” has been around long enough. It’s reality. And it’s not going anywhere.

The pandemic is just a part of life now, and many organizations are still struggling to perform amid wildly dynamic conditions. One could even say there’s an “outbreak” of underperformance in many companies, with board members raging just as much as Covid. They want results, not excuses.

New study: Amazon wins biggest share of Google results in Apparel, Beauty, Sporting Goods and Health eCommerce

Berlin / San Mateo, November 23, 2021 – Amazon.com (9.7%), nordstrom.com (8.0%) and adoreme.com (5.0%) are first, second and third for the share of organic search results on Google’s first page when U.S. shoppers search for Apparel. In the Beauty sector, amazon.com (17.3%) is ahead of ulta.com (6.9%) and sephora.com (5.1%), while in Furniture the top three are wayfair.com (15.3%) amazon.com (11.3%) and homedepot.com (10.7%).

How to Assess Your Content Management Efforts and Improve Tenfold

Your content offers users a glimpse into the heart and soul of your brand. When it’s on-point,  you establish yourself as an authority in your field and become the first one people turn to when they have a related question. As a result, your brand becomes the best known source to solve customer pain points. 

HubSpot's State of Content Marketing report found 82% of marketers used content to promote their brands. Content marketing saw a whopping 70% increase from the previous year. With more consumers shopping online, digital marketing has become more important than ever before for brands wishing to remain competitive. 

U.S. mobile trade-in programs returned $757 million to consumers in Q3 2021, reveals Assurant

19 November 2021—Assurant (NYSE:AIZ), a leading global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect and connect major consumer purchases, today announced findings from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in and upgrade market for Q3 2021. Its Q3 Mobile Trade-in and Upgrade Industry Trends report reveals that mobile trade-in programs returned $757 million to U.S. consumers, a 33% increase from both Q2 of this year, as well as from Q3 2020. Assurant’s data shows the significant role mobile trade-in programs are having in supporting the upgrade to 5G.

Ethical Hackers Reduce $27 Billion in Risk During COVID-19 Vulnerability Surge

SAN FRANCISCO – November 16, 2021Bugcrowd, the world's first crowdsourced cybersecurity platform for multiple solutions, today released its annual Inside the Mind of a Hacker ’21 report, which provides CIOs and CISOs valuable insight on ethical hackers and the economics of security research. New findings indicate a startling shift in the threat landscape with 8 out of 10 ethical hackers recently having identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.

AI reveals two thirds of the workforce underestimate true anxiety levels when completing surveys

London, UK; 16th November 2021: Untapped AI, the company that combines transformational human relationships with the disruptive power of AI feedback, is calling for an end to employee surveys. This is in light of data from Untapped AI’s platform of 10,000 users which reveals that two thirds of the workforce underestimate their anxiety levels when completing organizational surveys.

Its AI-powered insights also reveal a 35% disparity between what employees self-report on organizational and pulse surveys and their true feelings. This includes their sensibilities on subjects such as hybrid working, mental health, productivity, innovation and adaptability.