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5 Call Features Your Sales Team Needs and Why Raul Harman Tue, 07/07/2020 - 07:15

While digital marketing channels have been gaining momentum over the past few years, phone calls remain your sales team’s most powerful weapon. They provide greater personalization and add human touch to each interaction, guiding a lead down the pipeline faster.

Fortunately, the tech advancements have improved the way salespeople make calls to close deals. Modern business phone systems will allow you to automate many repetitive tasks, integrate with your CRM, and provide real-time customer experiences.

Here are five call features that may benefit your sales team the most.

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.

The Right and Wrong Investments Your Tech Business Should Be Aware Of

Building a tech business from the ground up is a tremendous effort that can take some serious cash. Often, however, tech companies staffed with talented devs and businesspeople fall into a few of the same pitfalls — even if they have enough money to succeed. They may fail to invest in essentials or allow certain expenses to overtake what really matters.

These are a few of the right and wrong investments for any tech business, and how you can prioritize your spending for success.

The Right Investments

If you want to increase your cash flow, consider some of these worthwhile investments.

New WatchGuard Tabletop Firewall Lineup for Small, Home and Midsize Offices

9 June 2020 – WatchGuard® Technologies has released its new Firebox T Series tabletop firewall appliances. The WatchGuard T20, T40 and T80 Fireboxes give small, home and midsize office environments the advanced performance to support business-critical internet speeds and a broad range of enterprise-grade security services delivered in a compact form factor.

Half of Employees Abandon Safe Data Practices When Working Remotely, According to New Data

May 28, 2020 — SAN FRANCISCO — A new report from email security firm Tessian looks at the state of data loss in organizations and reveals that nearly half of employees (48%) are less likely to follow safe data practices when working from home. The State of Data Loss Prevention 2020 report reveals how the global shift to remote working poses new security challenges for businesses and why traditional security solutions are failing to curb the problem of the insider threat and accidental data loss.