Health

Business travel set to boom: sector sees increased demand for extended rental stays and space, survey reveals

  • AltoVita report reveals the state of the flexible rentals market coming out of COVID-19
  • 90% of industry leaders have invested in new technology over the past year, and over two thirds offering flexible cancellations

London, UK, 26th August 2021: 68% of the flexible rental sector is seeing an increased demand for extended stays, and 59% are seeing a demand for large spaces. That’s according to a report from AltoVita, which surveyed key players in the flexible rental sector globally.

7 Ways Technology Has Improved Patient Care

Technology is an important part of patient care and improves medication tracking and follow-ups. Various devices connect to the internet of things (IoT), making it easier for patients and their providers to stay updated on the latest developments in their health.

Research shows doctors misdiagnose about 12 million people a year. Such statistics have the brightest minds in medicine looking for solutions to common errors. Other challenges the medical profession faces are prescriptions interfering with one another, patients not taking advice and miscommunication.

Healthcare Embraces DevOps as Cloud Fervor from 2020 Finally Slows

The last year was challenging for every business sector, and none more than healthcare which was under enormous pressure to provide care while changing the way many services are delivered. According to data from the 2021 State of Database DevOps report from Redgate Software, the importance of IT in enabling and facilitating that change has been key to success for the healthcare sector, with DevOps adoption, cloud use and cross-platform database development all increasing markedly.

Remote Working One Year On: Three-quarters of Employees Feel Worse

London, UK – 25th March 2021 – Remote workers are still struggling with distracting working environments, stress and an ‘always-on’ culture after a year of working from home, new research has revealed. Egress’ Remote working: one year on report found that three-quarters of remote workers reported feeling worse as a result of long-term working from home, with almost over one-third (39%) feeling more stressed. The research also revealed a significant generational divide, with 66% of millennial and generation Z workers reporting feeling either tired, stressed or under more pressure at work, compared with 34% of baby boomer and Gen-X employees.

Despite COVID-19, over $2 billion returned to US consumers through mobile device trade-ins in 2020

11 February 2021 – HYLA Mobile, an Assurant company, and the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2020. The annual report reveals a total of $2.11 billion was returned to U.S. consumers in 2020 through mobile device trade-in programs. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on the global smartphone and secondary device markets, as well as retail shutdowns, money returned to U.S. consumers via trade-ins fell by just 11% in 2020 (from $2.378 billion in 2019).

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.