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Steve Jobs launched two of the most valuable companies — Apple and Pixar. Successful leaders like Google cofounder Larry Page and former Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang both went to Jobs for leadership advice.  Jobs believed that smart leaders will focus on only one goal each year, instead of making a list of what they want to achieve.  Concentrating on one goal at a time can allow leaders to obtain greater focus, Jobs said.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In the fall of 2007, newly appointed Yahoo CEO Jerry Yang went to Apple CEO Steve Jobs for help turning the floundering internet giant around. Jobs gave him, and Yahoo's top executives, a simple but profound piece of advice. At an off-site meeting with about 200 Yahoo execs, Jobs explained in a presentation that many companies will make a list of 10 things they want to achieve in a year, but "the smart companies will take that list and shrink it to three or four items," Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson wrote in his book "Marissa Mayer and the Fight to Save Yahoo!" Then Jobs said, "This is how I do it. I take a sheet of paper, and I say, 'If my company can only do one thing next year, what is it?' Literally, we shut everything else down." Much like any company founder, Jobs faced many obstacles getting Apple off the ground. The tech giant, now at a $1.92 trillion market capitalization, was actually struggling in the 1990s after experiencing a series of bad financial results. That is until Jobs returned as the company's CEO and ultimately built it up to the company it is today. The firm could be the first to reach a $2 trillion market value. Jobs was an assertive, but at times ruthless, leader. Following a hearing on antitrust concerns about Apple and other tech companies like Google and Facebook, the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on Antitrust released a series of Jobs' emails during his time as CEO of the tech giant.  These internal messages showed Jobs blocked other companies from offering digital bookstores for Apple products unless they gave the company a cut of their revenue and forced developers of subscription-based apps to use his company's payment service, Busines Insider previously reported. Jobs was tough after former developer Joe Hewitt objected to Apple's plan to write apps for the iPhone and iPad in the native programming language instead of translating with a software tool. "I'd suggest we just cut Joe off from now on," the founder advised his subordinates in an email. The Apple founder used manipulative tactics to ensure company victories, particularly in boardroom meetings with some of the most powerful company executives in the world. For example, he wasn't afraid to demand perfection and refuse compromises out of his products. In fact, the late founder thought adequacy was "morally appalling."  When Google cofounder Larry Page was about to become CEO in 2011, he turned to Jobs in the same way Yang had. Jobs, who was nearing the end of his life, decided to be gracious with Google, an Apple competitor. "The main thing I stressed was focus," Jobs told Isaacson. During his second, famously successful run as Apple CEO, Jobs applied this strategy to the "top 100" retreats he would hold with Apple's leadership, biographer Walter Isaacson writes in the Harvard Business Review. On the retreat's last day, Jobs would stand in front of his employees with a whiteboard and write down suggestions for what Apple should be doing next. Jobs would then cross off the ones he considered "dumb," Isaacson said, and "after much jockeying" finally come up with a list of 10. Then he'd cross out the bottom seven for the final list. The same technique that Jobs used for his company can be used to arrange your day, said Tim Ferriss, author of "The 4-Hour Workweek." Before starting your day, Ferriss advises in an episode of his podcast, write down three to five things causing you the most stress. Ask yourself about each point, "If this were the only thing I accomplished today, would I be satisfied with my day?" Then ensure that you do whatever it takes to accomplish that task. "If I have 10 important things to do in a day, it's 100% certain nothing important will get done that day," Ferriss said. This strategy is remarkably simple but allows people to take the abstract concept of "focus" and boil it down to a practical application. Richard Feloni contributed to an earlier version of this post. SEE ALSO: How to harness the power of the 'Ben Franklin Effect,' a psychological trick that will make you more likable at work and in life Join the conversation about this story »
Boston Scientific spent the last four years overhauling its IT department.  The medical device manufacturer improved its hardware, pivoted to agile-like teams, and created new innovation studios to pursue the latest in digital health technology, among other improvements.  When the coronavirus hit, that transformation proved critical to keeping the business afloat.  "It's because we made all of those changes in the last few years that we were so well-positioned to make the swift, dramatic changes that COVID forced upon us," Chef Information Officer Jodi Eddy told Business Insider.  Sign up here to receive updates on all things Innovation Inc. MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — Back in February, Boston Scientific chief information officer Jodi Eddy extolled the medical device company's four-year digital transformation, detailing the many improvements to operational speed and efficiency to Business Insider.  This was just as COVID-19 was beginning to make more headlines in the US, but still weeks before the pandemic overtook daily life the way it has now. But those advancements would prove to be a lifeline for the company after it, like many other firms, transitioned the majority of its employees to remote work and suddenly had to make difficult decisions about the future.  It's yet another example of how digital investments enabled businesses to accommodate — nearly overnight — entirely new operating procedures and stay resilient during an unprecedented global health crisis.  "We have been preparing for this moment for the past four years through this transformation," Eddy told Business Insider in a July interview. "It's because we made all of those changes in the last few years that we were so well-positioned to make the swift, dramatic changes that COVID forced upon us." The digital transformation included improvements to basic IT functions but, on a deeper level, required a pivot to more cross-functional teams that paired tech professionals with business experts to dramatically cut-down the time it takes to get new products or innovations out the door — a management style commonly referred to as agile, one that companies like Fidelity have also used to improve productivity in the last few months.   Boston Scientific — which reported $10.7 billion in revenue for 2019, a 9.3% boost over the prior year — also propped up new innovation studios that could capitalize on the latest tech in digital health and launched an automated dashboard to give senior leaders a quick overview of everything from day-to-day financial metrics to cybersecurity incidents. The overhaul also enabled Boston Scientific to quickly handle increased usage of tools like augmented reality-based device support and online medical education courses.  "This global pandemic has broken down barriers that were there in the past," said Eddy. "It was just, 'Are you ready to go from zero to a hundred overnight?' And I would say we went from zero to a hundred in like a week. Maybe not overnight."  Offense sells tickets, defense wins championships For Eddy, most of the past four years was spent building up Boston Scientific's defense against something as significant as the coronavirus pandemic.  It tapped Office 365 and Microsoft Teams prior to the shift to remote work, which made the pivot to virtual collaboration easier. The company also created what Eddy calls an "omnichannel" experience for employees, under which they could access their documents and other data on any device.  Boston Scientific also used zScaler for its cloud security needs — a platform that other CIOs also relied on during the outbreak for its ability to rapidly grow with business needs. So when COVID hit at full-force and remote work became the norm, there was "minimal" work that Eddy had to do apart from increasing the user licenses for its virtual private network.  "Because we were so well-positioned on the defense side, we were able to quickly shift our priorities to offense," she said.  Reports that the executive team used to look at quarterly were now being viewed daily — and sometimes, like when it came to admission numbers at hospitals across the globe, the cadence picked up to hourly dispatches. The information came in use as Boston Scientific plotted out its immediate response and plan for the rest of 2020.  "We basically had to rewrite our annual operating plan like everybody else in like a period of weeks, something we usually spend months on," she said.  And like at other firms, the pandemic had the silver-lining at Boston Scientific of highlighting just how critical IT — a department that is historically used to operating in the shadows — is to the enterprise.  "It went overnight from 'nice to have' and important for efficiency to drive optimization, to business-line critical for operations," said Eddy. "The big opportunity and innovation is now: How do I leverage digital? For the CIO, that puts you squarely in the middle of commercial operations."SEE ALSO: The top 16 companies using artificial intelligence to revolutionize drug discovery, according to experts Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
The report "Smart Manufacturing Platform Market by type (Device & Connectivity Management, Application Enablement), Application (Performance, Optimization, Asset & Condition Monitoring), Industry (Process, Discrete), Deployment Type, Region - Global Forecast to 2024",smart manufacturing platform market is projected to grow from USD 4.4 billion in 2019 to USD 10.8 billion by 2024; it is expected to record a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.7%.The rising importance of Industry 4.0 and the smart factory are the major factors driving the market growth, increasing interests of automation players in the platform market, strategic partnerships of automation players with cloud service providers provide an opportunity for the market.Browse 66 market data Tables and 52 Figures spread through 167 Pages and in-depth TOC on "Smart Manufacturing Platform Market - Global Forecast to 2024"Download PDF Brochure @ optimization segment to hold a major share of smart manufacturing platform market during the forecast period Different smart manufacturing platforms are flexible systems that are used to optimize performance across a broader network in real time and autonomously run the entire production process.Platforms used for performance optimization enables real-time analytics for all processes, optimize machine utilization, increasing machine performance and reducing downtime to take timely corrective action and reduce safety incidents with real-time insights of operations of critical industries which in turn results in plant efficiency.Also, companies in process industries are forced to reduced operational costs, for instance, oil & gas producers are required to bring down their production costs due to a decrease in crude oil prices.Platforms can be used in various applications, including exploration of oil activities, optimize field work, servicing equipment, and ensuring work safety & predictive maintenance in refineries.APAC to grow at a high rate for smart manufacturing platform market during the forecast period Major factors driving the smart manufacturing market growth in APAC include the rising demand for smart tools due to the increasing adoption of automation in the industry; increasing penetration of technologies such as Industry 4.0, smart factory, IoT, and IIoT; and rising needs to optimize productivity and improve maintenance efficiency.
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The Industrial Brakes Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.3% from 2020-2030, according to a new research report by Next Move Strategy ConsultingIndustrial brakes are friction devices used to control the movements of machines during operations.It helps in controlling the speed and thereby assists in delivering the desired result.These brakes are widely used in different industries such as packaging, processing, manufacturing, mining & others to enhance the productivity with minimum human supervision.According to the report, continuous growth in industrial automation activities all around the globe and wide applications in different industries are major factors driving the market growth.Moreover, high adoption rate of sensor breaks followed by the rapid integration of IoT, AI at industrial level is anticipated to provide numerous opportunities to the market players in the coming few years.On the basis of type, the industrial brakes market is segmented into Mechanically Applied Brakes, Hydraulically Applied Brakes, Pneumatically Applied Brakes, Electrically Applied Brakes, Drum & Disc Brakes, and Spring Brakes.Electrically Applied Brakes dominates the global industrial brakes market in terms of market share and will be the dominant segment during the forecast period.On the basis of application, the industrial brakes market is categorised into Holding Brakes, Dynamic & Emergency Brakes, and Tension Brakes.Europe is the second developed region in industrial breaks market in terms of market size.
Global Recreation Management Software Market size was valued US$ XX Bn.It also helps organizations to manage their facilities operations, marketing, and financing, and reduce time spent on back-office functions.Market Dynamics:Recreation Management Software helps business organizations to increase their recreational facilities such as well-being, efficiency, and productivity of its workers.Employers give special importance on improving the health and well-being of the people at work, also improving the working environment, encouraging healthy practices, and boosting personal skills and professional development.Recreational facilities require management software to manage the inflow of users professionally which drives the recreation management software market growth in the near future.North America’s recreation management software market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7.9 % with market size worth USD 6.3 billion in 2020 over the forecast period 2019–2027.The problem of obesity and lifestyle-related diseases, North Americans have started working on physical activity, this is the main reason for the growth of the North America recreation management software market.Global Recreation management software Market Drivers:Recreation management software is used to power administrative tasks such as program & class registration, facility reservations (e.g.
The $43 billion Australian software giant Atlassian has stayed resilient through the coronavirus pandemic, as its catalog of collaboration software drove thousands of new customers during the remote work boom. One of Atlassian's top priorities is investing aggressively in its cloud products, as well as making sure they work well with each other. Atlassian faces some competition from Microsoft, but Gregg Moskowitz, managing director at Mizuho, says Atlassian has a stronger product portfolio and a different way of gaining customers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Atlassian began as an idea by college friends Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes in 2002: A company dedicated to making tools for their fellow software developers. Eighteen years or so later, Atlassian is now Australia's biggest tech success story, valued at $43 billion, with its stock price growing sixfold since its 2015 IPO. As the world continues to turn to software to power everything from finance to fitness, Atlassian has grown accordingly, adding 3,000 new customers in its most recent quarter, and 6,000 the quarter before — even amid the coronavirus pandemic.  In that quarter, the company reported on Thursday, it booked some $430 million in revenue, up 29% from the same period last year. Its stock is up 44% from the beginning of the year, putting it well ahead of the turbulence that's rocked the stock market. It all speaks to the momentum that Atlassian has built in the industry: Its flagship product Jira, which is used for tracking software projects, is much stronger than its competitors, says Gregg Moskowitz, managing director at Mizuho Financial Group, who watches Atlassian closely. He expects that its business will only grow more over time, even if Atlassian faces some coronavirus-related impact on smaller customers or customers in travel and hospitality. Plus, customers will prioritize continuing to pay for Atlassian's products since it helps employees work together remotely, Moskowitz says. "There can be additional challenges although we really think Atlassian will be more resilient than most software companies," Moskowitz said. The one company that could possibly pose as a threat over time is Microsoft, as the tech titan gets more into the developer space, Moskowitz says — though he's not too concerned about it, given Atlassian's lead in the specific niches in which it plays.  "There's a very large technology gap that exists in the market where Atlassian plays," Moskowitz said. "Microsoft has been here longer than Atlassian. There certainly hasn't been anything to derail Atlassian's growth. Customers will unquestionably view Atlassian as a superior offering." Meet the 15 executives leading Atlassian's growth, even amid the coronavirus pandemic:SEE ALSO: The top 4 best practices for managing engineering teams remotely, according to managers from productivity companies like Asana, GitHub, and Atlassian Mike Cannon-Brookes Title: Cofounder and co-CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes cofounded the Australian software giant Atlassian with his best friend Scott Farquhar.  At Atlassian, Cannon-Brookes oversees the company's product and engineering teams, including its flagship software project tracking software Jira and its project management software Confluence.  "From everything I can tell, [Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar] work seamlessly together," Moskowitz said. "Co-CEO roles can be tricky. They don't always work as well as advertised. It truly has been an important part to the story. They remain good friends and are also neighbors." Outside of Atlassian, Cannon-Brookes also invests in and advises several small startups, works as a venture partner at the Australian firm Blackbird Ventures, and teaches computer science at the University of New South Wales, where he attended school.   Scott Farquhar Title: Cofounder and co-CEO Scott Farquhar cofounded and leads Atlassian with his friend Mike Cannon-Brookes, who met in college and founded the company shortly after graduation in 2002. Since then, Atlassian has grown to count 60,000 organizations as users. Farquhar oversees the company's go-to-market, business, and IT teams. Moskowitz says Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar have also succeeded in fostering a strong culture and environment within the company.  Notably, Atlassian sells from the bottom up, by offering free versions of their software for individual developers to use. When developers start using it and loving it, they bring it to their companies, who become paid customers. Moskowitz says Cannon-Brookes and Farquhar have a "long-term orientation" on where the company is going, which has helped Atlassian grow. "They're not going to make decisions on whether we can drive a couple of extra points for this quarter and this year," Moskowitz said. "It's more predicated on the belief that we're delivering value to our customers, and we're listening to them and building much better products. That's going to benefit everyone in the end, including the company's financials and general returns."  Outside of Atlassian, Farquhar invests in and advises in several small startups, and he's also a principal at Australian firm Skip Capital. Anu Bharadwaj Title: Head of Platform and Enterprise Cloud and Vice President of Product Reports to: Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO Anu Bharadwaj is in charge of Atlassian's current top priority, which is to bring its cloud products to customers. Bharadwaj runs Atlassian's cloud business and focuses on large business customers. She also runs Atlassian's product management teams. She has worked at the company for about three and a half years.   Bharadwaj started at Atlassian as the group product manager of Atlassian's flagship software planning product Jira. On her watch, Jira's user base and revenue grew steadily, even as it expanded to include new industry-specific products like Jira Service Desk.  She also plays a key role in the transformation of Atlassian's business, as products like Jira, BitBucket, and Confluence move from traditional server-based products to the cloud. Prior to Atlassian, Bharadwaj worked at Microsoft for over 10 years, where she worked on and managed developer tools. Archana Rao Title: Chief Information Officer Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO Archana Rao is responsible for Atlassian's IT systems, and has worked at the company for about two and a half years. During the coronavirus pandemic, she led the company in transitioning to remote work.  Prior to joining Atlassian, Rao has led IT teams at Veritas Technologies, Symantec, and Cisco. Throughout her career, she has also helped large companies integrate their software with companies they acquired.  Cameron Deatsch Title: Chief Revenue Officer Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO Cameron Deatsch runs Atlassian's marketing, sales and support organizations. He has worked at Atlassian for nearly eight years now and led various teams. That includes Atlassian's Advocacy team, which handles sales and customer service inquiries, growth and online sales, and builds the company's sales plans and user growth. Before Atlassian, Cameron headed marketing at Jive Software where he led sales training and sales development.  Erika Fisher Title: General Counsel Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO As general counsel of Atlassian, Erika Fisher leads the company's legal, policy, and risk and compliance teams. She also manages Atlassian's Board of Directors and serves as an executive adviser on issues like public filings, data privacy, security, and public policy in various parts around the world. Fisher has worked at Atlassian for over four years. During her time at the company, she has also served as legal counsel and head of privacy.  James Beer Title: Chief Financial Officer Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO As CFO, James Beer oversees Atlassian's finance and IT organizations, and he has worked at the company for two and a half years. Prior to Atlassian, Beer has served as CFO at McKesson, Symantec, and American Airlines. He also serves as a board member of various companies, including ForeScout. Moskowitz notes that Atlassian is Beer's first CFO gig at a high-growth company, while his previous jobs were at larger, more established ones. However, he says that from his standpoint, it was a "smooth transition." "He's seen a lot over the years," Moskowitz said. "He brings CFO level experience frankly not just to software, but to other industries like airline and healthcare." Joff Redfern Title: Head of Product for Atlassian's Work Management for Business Teams solutions and Vice President of Product Reports to: Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO Joff Redfern heads Atlassian's products that help business teams work together, like Confluence and Trello. He has worked at Atlassian for over three years.  This isn't Redfern's first gig as a vice president of product. Before Atlassian, he has also held a similar role at LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Fidelity Investments. Jose Morales Title: Head of Field Operations Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO Jose Morales has worked at Atlassian for over nine years now, and he's responsible for selling Atlassian products to businesses around the world. He heads global sales and partnerships. Before his current role, Morales served as the vice president of corporate development, where he worked with the company's acquisitions like HipChat (which was discontinued in 2018) and supported the company's business units. Prior to Atlassian, Morales worked at companies like TIBCO Jaspersoft and PeopleSoft. Jurgen Spangl Title: Chief Experience Officer Reports to: Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO As chief experience officer, Jurgen Spangl is in charge of user experience and design for Atlassian's products to make sure they are meeting the needs of customers. He has worked at Atlassian for over eight and a half years, where he started as head of design, leading designers, researchers, and writers working with products like Jira, Trello, Confluence, and Bitbucket. He also scaled the design team from six employees to over 200 around the world and rolled out Atlassian's design guidelines. Outside of Atlassian, he's a guest lecturer on interaction design at the University of Sydney. Mike Tria Title: Head of Platform Reports to: Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO Mike Tria has worked at Atlassian for about four and a half years, and he's responsible for building the Atlassian Cloud Platform. He also led the migration of Atlassian's products to Amazon Web Services. He leads Atlassian's search, AI features, and more.  He started at Atlassian as the head of developer platform, where he ran cloud infrastructure for products like Jira, Confluence, and Bitbucket.  Moskowitz says cloud is a major priority for Atlassian. "I do think cloud is first and foremost," Moskowitz said. "We talked about scalability improvements so they can handle any customers in cloud as well." Before Atlassian, Tria has worked at various smaller companies like BackOps, Plum District, and Ning. Noah Wasmer Title: Head of Tech Teams and Vice President of Product Reports to: Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO Last year, Atlassian hired Noah Wasmer as its first head of tech teams, and he's now been at Atlassian for a year and half. He leads product offerings like Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Opsgenie, and Bitbucket. Wasmer previously as a senior vice president and general manager at VMware, where he oversaw productivity apps and other products. He also had stints at Apple and MobileIron. Robert Chatwani Title: Chief Marketing Officer Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO Robert Chatwani drives Atlassian's marketing strategy, and he has been working at the company for over three years. He helps grow the user base for adopting the products as well as marketing them to existing customers. Before Atlassian, he served as CMO at custom t-shirt startup Teespring. Prior to that, he was a 12-year veteran of Ebay, where he led marketing, consumer branding, and online advertising for eBay North America, as well as its customer and internet marketing teams.  "I came away very impressed with his marketing acumen and especially his digital marketing expertise," Moskowitz said. "I think he's going to add more to this company going forward with respect to catering to customer preferences, building overall awareness of the Atlassian product line, and driving more momentum over time." Sri Viswanath Title: Chief Technology Officer Reports to: Mike Cannon-Brookes, cofounder and co-CEO Sri Viswanath leads Atlassian's R&D engineering team and has been at the company for four and a half years. Before that, he served as CTO at Groupon. He has also worked at other companies like VMware, Ning, and Sun Microsystems. Outside of Atlassian, he serves as a board member of Splunk, which builds software that provides data on security and IT operations. Tami Rosen Title: Chief People Officer Reports to: Scott Farquhar, cofounder and co-CEO Tami Rosen just joined Atlassian in January. Shortly after, when the coronavirus erupted worldwide, she led workplace changes related to the pandemic. Before Atlassian, Rosen served as chief people officer of Luminar Technologies, which produces sensor technologies for the autonomous vehicle industry. She has also worked at Quora, Apple, and Goldman Sachs. Do you work at Atlassian? Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], Signal at 646.376.6106, Telegram at @rosaliechan, or Twitter DM at @rosaliechan17. (PR pitches by email only, please.) Other types of secure messaging available upon request.
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Customer Self-Service Market Customer self-service software gives the access to the information eliminating the need for the customer representatives.Various companies use it to increase their reach to the customers and provide them around the clock support when they needed.It enables companies to satisfy and retain their customers.It also allow customer to take fastest services across various channels of information.It is widely used in employee relationship management and customer relationship management.It helps to increase the revenue of the company by cutting down the major expenses and the costMarket Drivers:Rising penetration of web self-service solutions is driving the customer self-service marketIncreasing needs to develop a better customer relationship will propel the market growthGrowing numbers of developers to have ventured into the area of specialty software products in the past few years is boosting the marketIncrease in productivity and reduction of operational costs is a driver for this marketMarket Restraints:High cost in maintaining and developing the technology will restricts the market growthLess adoption of CSS technologies among organizations and lack of awareness among the customers may restrict the growth of the market Increasing deployment of CSS tools is decreasing the personal engagement and interaction of companies with customers is restraining the market growthGet Exclusive Sample Report: @ Scope of the Customer Self-Service MarketCurrent and future of Customer Self-Service Market outlook in the developed and emerging marketsThe segment that is expected to dominate the market as well as the segment which holds highest CAGR in the forecast periodRegions/Countries that are expected to witness the fastest growth rates during the forecast periodThe latest developments, market shares, and strategies that are employed by the major market playersGlobal Customer Self-Service Software Market By Deployment Type (Cloud, On-Premises), Type (Solutions, Services), Vertical (Banking, Financial Services & Insurance (BFSI), Manufacturing, Retail & E-Commerce, Education, Media & Entertainment, IT & Telecommunication, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Transportation & Logistics, Utilities, Government & Public, Others), Geography (North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2026Browse Related Report  Here:Hybrid Cloud MarketVideo Walls Outdoor Led Display MarketSome of the leading key players profiled in this study:Few of the major competitors currently working in global customer self-service software market are Microsoft, Nuance Communications Inc., Oracle, SAP SE, Inc., Aspect Software, Inc., Avaya Inc., BMC Software Inc., Verint, Zendesk, Answerdash, Creative Virtual Ltd., eGain, Freshworks Inc., HappyFox Inc., Inbenta Technologies Inc., LogMeIn Inc., Unblu Inc., Recursive Labs Inc., Aptean, SolarWinds MSP Canada ULC  and SolarWinds MSP UK Ltd., Moxie Software Inc., and Sykes Enterprises Incorporated among others.
Microsoft is reportedly in talks to buy the US operations of viral video app TikTok, even as President Donald Trump threatens to ban the app over its China ties. TikTok seems to have little to do with Microsoft's existing business, which largely focuses on cloud computing and enterprise software. But, some analysts say, buying TikTok could win Microsoft accolades from the app's millions of users who are worried about Trump's threat of a ban: "Microsoft has the opportunity to be the hero here." Microsoft could be taking this as an opportunistic move to push back into the consumer market and establish a foothold in mainstream social media. On the other hand, some analysts say TikTok may just be too strange a fit to make sense for Microsoft. Are you a Microsoft employee? Contact this reporter via encrypted messaging app Signal (+1-425-344-8242) or email ([email protected]). Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Microsoft is in talks with TikTok over a potential acquisition of the viral video app's US operations, according to multiple reports, as President Donald Trump plans to order TikTok's China-based parent company, ByteDance, to sell. Microsoft and TikTok declined to comment on these reports, and it's still unclear how advanced any talks might be, but the news came as a surprise to many: For all of TikTok's massive popularity, it has little to do with Microsoft's existing business – a business that largely focuses on business software, cloud computing, and serving working professionals. TikTok could be worth more than $30 billion, The Information reported — more than Microsoft's largest-ever acquisition to date, when it paid $26.2 billion for LinkedIn in 2016. Analysts who spoke to Business Insider agreed the acquisition seems "out of character" for Microsoft, but said the acquisition could be an opportunistic play for Microsoft to bolster its consumer business and gain favor among younger generations. Trump has said that he's considering banning the app in the United States over its China ties. That has TikTok's many millions of mostly-younger users worried for the future of their favorite app. If Microsoft swoops in to buy TikTok, says Futurum Research analyst Daniel Newman, it could be hailed as a savior by those users. "The rising generations are very attached to this platform," Newman said. "Microsoft has the opportunity to be the hero here." It could be a "future-proofing" method for Microsoft to win over the next generation of consumers. Still, it would be a counterintuitive move for Microsoft, which has spent the last several years under CEO Satya Nadella doubling down on cloud computing, even as it unwinds consumer businesses like Groove Music, the Nokia smartphone unit, and most recently, the Mixer video game streaming service. But analysts argue that acquiring a hot app like TikTok would reinvigorate its appeal to consumers, especially in the realm of social networking. "It's a little bit out of left field, but for Microsoft, the one area where they missed the boat was social media," Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives said. "The enterprise business continues to be the crown jewel, but on the they need to go back to the whiteboard on consumer strategy over the next five to 10 years." Wedbush Securities analyst Dan Ives says that while Microsoft's $26.2 billion LinkedIn acquisition has been successful, it's also largely focused on professional users. The time could be right for Microsoft to try its hand at more consumer-focused social media. Acquiring TikTok would be an opportunistic way do to that, Ives said. Growing tensions between the Trump administration and China have presented an opportunity for Microsoft when it comes to TikTok, Ives said. Under normal circumstances, a booming, growing app like TikTok would have little impetus to look for a buyer — but Ives says that TikTok's apparent desire to get out of the way of escalating US-China tensions changes the equation.  Furthermore, as Newman points out, Microsoft has proven with LinkedIn that it's willing and able to let its subsidiaries run independently, which is an encouraging sign that it wouldn't get in the way of TikTok's existing success.  Still, not everyone is convinced the acquisition would make sense. "I would be surprised [the buyer] ends up being Microsoft," Moor Insights and Strategies principal analyst Patrick Moorhead said. "It doesn't feel to me this is an alignment with Satya's mission and vision of the company, which is business and consumer productivity. It seems out of character." But, Moorhead said, TikTok also doesn't seem to have a lot of options when it comes to Big Tech buyers who could afford to buy it. Google and Facebook, Moorhead said, have too much ownership of advertising dollars and platforms, and are under too much government scrutiny, and a TikTok acquisition would also seem out of character for Amazon. "I get the consumer angle," Creative Strategies' Carolina Milanesi said, pointing to Microsoft's recent efforts to connect consumers to its products. "But social media is just a mess." Not having a social media platform is one of the reasons, Milanesi said, that Microsoft managed to avoid testifying at a congressional antitrust hearing alongside Facebook, Apple, Amazon, and Google. Antitrust experts said Microsoft was absent likely because the company is focused mostly on business customers, helping it fly under the radar when it comes to the scrutiny that's followed its competitors for the past several years.  Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], message her on Twitter @ashannstew, or send her a secure message through Signal at 425-344-8242.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: A cleaning expert reveals her 3-step method for cleaning your entire home quickly
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This week I ran into an interesting product that could substantially speed up writers who do a lot of repetitive work. It's called ActiveWords, and it's now in its fourth generation. It works by allowing you to connect elements to acronyms you create.   For instance, if you must use the same charts in different responses, such as for product support, you type a few letters and instantly the chart pops into in the email.The elements could be web pages, paragraphs of text, pictures – pretty much anything you regularly use – and it is much faster than cutting and pasting. To read this article in full, please click here
Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is rethinking its Cortana assistant, announcing that it will shut down the current iOS and Android apps, end Cortana support for the Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker, and remove the original Cortana functionality from the first-generation Surface Headphones starting in 2021. These changes are still a few months away, but it marks another big step for Microsoft in pivoting Cortana away from a Google Assistant or Alexa alternative to a more specialized, productivity-focused assistant — changes the company has already started making on the Windows 10 version of Cortana earlier this year. (To that end, Microsoft also put a September 7th date on the already-announced sunsetting of third-party Cortana skills for Windows.) M... Continue reading…
Many companies are deciding to give employees more permanent remote work options even after the pandemic ends, which requires having a consistent culture whether employees are in an office or distributed.  Michael Pryor, the cofounder and head of Trello, which Atlassian acquired in 2017, has been managing a team that's 80% remote for the last nine years, and offers advice for how to make it work.  He says executives need focus on three things: Being deliberate about the tools their employees use, setting clear guidelines for how those tools should be used, and making sure those rules establish a culture of trust within the company.  Click here to read more BI Prime stories.  As the coronavirus pandemic has shown that companies can be successful even when all employees are remote, many businesses are rethinking the future of work. Tech companies like Slack, Box, Facebook, and Twitter are among those planning to offer more permanent remote work options for employees even after the crisis ends.  Many executives are envisioning a future with both office workers and remote workers, which gives employees more flexibility. However, that system may also require a culture shift within the company to make sure that all employees have a level playing field. Michael Pryor, the cofounder and head of Trello, which Atlassian acquired in 2017, has been managing a team that's 80% remote for the last nine years. He says executives need to do three things when managing a distributed team: Be deliberate about the tools their employees use, set guidelines for how those tools should be used, and make sure those rules establish a culture of trust within the company.  "The future is now — it was like the pandemic just said, 'Everyone just got pushed into this new reality,'" Pryor told Business Insider. "I think that what people are realizing is that the tools have gotten so good and that there's a lot of benefits from people being flexible about how they're engaged."  Choosing tools that enable "asynchronous" work and setting guidelines for using them Choosing tools that allow people to collaborate while not needing to be in the same time zone or in the same office is key, Pryor said. That includes communication tools like Slack, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams, cloud based file sharing like Dropbox, and project management tools like his own Trello.  However, just having the tools isn't enough. Managers have to set guidelines for expected employee behavior and how each tool should be used. For example, setting best-practices for when people can expect to reach others on Slack, so people can maintain a work-life balance, or establishing rules for what types of communication is meant for email versus chat apps versus video chat.  "Those rituals that we used to have that happened in place in physical offices, you need to create similar things that accomplish the same goals, but now using digital tools," Pryor said. For example, Pryor's team uses both Slack and Trello for communicating and keeping track of work. If a question needs an answer ASAP, employees are supposed to use Slack, while using public channels rather than direct messages as much as possible. That keeps the discussion available for people in different time zones. However, if a message isn't urgent, employees are supposed to use Trello, to avoid overcrowding in Slack while ensuring the message is publicly logged.  He also suggests using a video chat tool that can record and transcribe a meeting, so it can be shared with those who couldn't join. Features like that help keep everyone informed and isn't a heavy-lift for those planning the meetings.  Replicating in-person practices with online tools to establish trust Equally as important is making sure to establish trust between employees. "[The] number one indicator of how a team can be effective is trust," Pryor said. In an office setting, trust is established via in-person communication, so companies moving to a distributed work model have to replicate that using digital tools, he said.  One step Trello takes is using non-verbal signals to indicate when you're available or busy. For example, if you walk past someone's office and the door is closed, you know they're busy. To get the same effect in a distributed environment, Pryor's employees set 'do not disturb' statuses in Slack to indicate when they're not available.  Additionally, employees should all feel like they have the same access and space within a company. So, if one person dials in on a video call, everyone else should dial in that way too, regardless of if they're in an office or not.  Another example is using tools to track progress for recurring one-on-one meetings between managers and their direct reports. Trello uses its own tool for this, but others also work. The goal is to have an agenda and set specific goals and deadlines, and document those so it can be a record for when performance reviews come up. It also makes sure managers are evaluating office employees and remote employees on the same criteria. "As a manager, it's not my space, it's a shared space between me and my employee," Pryor said. "And so we're putting things in there together. It's a collaborative meeting in order to grow people's careers" A big trust building factor that gets lost in a distributed environment is the casual conversation with coworkers. To make up for that, after virtual all hands meetings using Zoom, Trello employees get placed in breakout rooms to chat with coworkers they may or may not know.  "In this digital environment," Pryor said, "We had to figure out a way for people across the company to meet each other."  Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected] or Signal at 925-364-4258. (PR pitches by email only, please.) You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop.SEE ALSO: Slack is laying the foundation for a new type of job, following in the footsteps of customers like IBM and Verizon who created dedicated roles to manage their use of the work chat app Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
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Slack is offering an online course in how to become an administrator for people who manage their organization's usage of the workplace chat app.  The course is part of Slack's broader goal of creating an online training academy to teach skills for those managing and administering the tool or developing apps for it, while also building a community of users, said Christina Kosmowski, Slack's VP of customer success. Typically, Fortune 500 companies, like Verizon, IBM, and Oracle, are the ones hiring people dedicated to managing Slack usage because the sheer size of the organization requires it. As much as Slack expects to see a boom in demand for administrators, the job market doesn't seem to have caught up quite yet. However, as the company grows there will likely be more Slack-specific roles that start to pop up. The new course costs $300, but Slack is also offering a scholarship to those who can't afford it.  Click here to read more BI Prime stories.  Slack continues to sign on larger customers, even as it becomes a critical tool to keep businesses running amid the pandemic. That growth has created a new job title — Slack administrator — as Fortune 500 companies like Verizon, IBM, and Oracle now require dedicated manpower to managing their use of the work chat app.  Now, Slack, the company, is ramping up its existing efforts to train those administrators. Slack started offering in-person administrator training late last year; the sudden boom in interest thanks to the remote work boom is seeing the introduction of an online course to reach even more people, with plans for more to come.  The ultimate goal is to build an online academy to help administrators and developers alike make the most of Slack, said Christina Kosmowski, VP of customer success. "We've got this whole new category, we've got a whole bunch of Slack administrators who are really supporting and championing within their organizations, how they utilize Slack," Kosmowski told Business Insider. "And so they've been wanting and desperate for this deeper set of knowledge and really to be recognized for that knowledge that they have."  When the pandemic started Slack saw huge customer growth, signing on 12,000 new paid customers in the first quarter of this year. It also signed on more large customers, including Amazon and Verizon, last quarter. Those are typically customers using the Enterprise Grid version of the product, geared towards large organizations. The size alone often means there needs to be someone managing it all, Kosmowski said. The online course costs $300, though Slack is offering a handful of scholarships right now to those who can't afford the fee. At the end of the course, participants receive a Slack certified administrator badge, which they can list on their resume or on LinkedIn. The model is similar to what Salesforce has created with Trailhead, its successful online learning platform that's helped many job-seekers start a career in administering the tool. It's unclear what the typical salary range for a Slack admin is, but Kosmowski said she would expect the pay to be similar to general IT or Salesforce administrator roles, which in San Francisco can command a salary of around $150,000, according to data from careers site Glassdoor.  Who is hiring Slack administrators? The job titles vary. IBM employees in the role are called Slack Admins. Apple has a job opening for a Slack Product Integrations Manager. Life insurance company Northwestern Mutual is hiring a Slack engineer. Consulting firm Latitude is hiring a Slack Enterprise Service Manager.  While all the job titles are a bit different, all of them want people who can set information sharing and privacy preferences for Slack users, build integrations between Slack and other productivity apps the company uses, and generally make sure people are using the product to the fullest extent, which is what the course teaches.  As much as Slack expects to see a boom in demand for administrators, the job market doesn't seem to have caught up quite yet. As of July 6th, Glassdoor listed 11 open roles with the word "Slack" in the job title — which doesn't seem like much, but is still double the number of listings as recently as January. As the company grows, however, you can expect to see more Slack-specific roles start to pop up. "While demand for roles specifically oriented around Slack administration is still relatively low, it's likely we'll see new opportunities be created as more employers continue to adopt new technologies like Slack in the current state of remote work," said Glassdoor analyst Amanda Stansell.  Kosmowski similarly believes that as Slack usage ticks up in an enterprise, so too will the demand. "It's something that customers know that they need because they picked this very transformational tool that they're using across their entire company," Kosmowski said.  Creating a Slack ecosystem The next step is to build the kind of ecosystem around Slack that's already enjoyed by the likes of larger rivals like Salesforce or Dropbox.  In addition to offering an online Slack admin course, it's going to be adding courses for developers who want to build apps for Slack, and a course for experience designers who want to create custom workflows in the app. Slack sees both as burgeoning future job titles.  Ultimately, Kosmowski said, it's all because there's already a need for this kind of training in the market, and the company just wants to build a community that can become the ecosystem it's looking for. "There's a group of people that are really coming out of that and feeling that passion and they want to take that expertise to the next level," she said. "This is really just the beginning steps for certainly working with our customers and partners to find out what methods work best for them in terms of learning style." Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected] or Signal at 925-364-4258. (PR pitches by email only, please.) You can also contact Business Insider securely via SecureDrop.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
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Market Highlights The global airless tire market 2020 has progressed significantly over the years and is currently exhibiting signs of achieving a decent growth rate of 9% during the forecast period (2019-2023), according to Market Research Future (MRFR).Market Boosters and Top Restraints Increasing popularity of heavy commercial, as well as off-road vehicles and high deployment in the military sector, mostly developed nations of North America, has fueled the growth of the airless tires market in recent years.Accelerated demand for utility vehicles like golf carts, lawnmowers, etc., will also boost the revenue generation in the near future for airless tires.Currently, non-pneumatic tires are produced with the use of recyclable plastic or rubber, which makes them eco-friendly and raises their demand in the market.Also, the provision of several benefits including puncture-proof, rugged applications and durability can solidify the market penetration across the globe.Governments in various regions are focusing on the agricultural sector, which has ramped up the demand for agricultural machinery, leading to high demand as well as the production of airless tires.Manufacturers are constantly working on developing technologically advanced airless tires that can boost their demand and sales in the market.Market Segmentation The global market for airless tires has been studied extensively with respect to segments like type, vehicle, material, size, and sales channel.With regard to type, the market has been considered for radial and bias tires.The high production is the result of the product’s strong demand as radial tires offer numerous benefits like higher flexibility, better shock-absorbing ability, enhanced strength and lesser fuel consumption among others.The vehicle-based segments are HCVs, LCVs, Terrain Vehicles, Military vehicles, Two-wheelers and Utility vehicles.Factors like better traction, durability, greater handling, high productivity fuel consumption, and riding comfort have driven the demand for rubber in the market.
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During the company's Q2 earnings call, Google said it was "reimagining the optimal work environment," days after it told employees they could work from home for another year.  As the pandemic shows no sign of relenting, Google is faced with a new challenge: How to make the company a great place to work when it can no longer rely on its famously lavish office perks.  That will be especially challenging as Google plans to grow its headcount, particularly through new graduates who will have no sense of the old culture.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google's second-quarter earnings on Thursday revealed a historic year-on-year revenue decline for the tech giant as the coronavirus crisis pummeled the advertising industry. But while executives were "cautiously encouraged" that the ad outlook was improving, there's another major pandemic-related challenge ahead for the search giant.  CEO Sundar Pichai told employees this week that they would be able to work from home for another year, until summer 2021. Now — as executives hinted in the Q2 earnings call — Google must sort through the reality of what extended remote work means for the company and its culture. Google's chief financial officer Ruth Porat said that Google expects a "modest decrease" in how much it spends on office and data centers through the rest of 2020, compared to the year before. "This is particularly due to our decision to slow the pace at which we acquire office buildings in the near term as we focus on reimagining the optimal work environment," she added. The "optimal work environment" for Google has historically been one of free food, live company-wide "TGIF" meetings with top executives, and more perks than you can throw a Google bike at. But with most of its workforce operating remote for up to another year, Google is faced with rethinking the way it operates and how to make an office-less Google a great place to work – especially as employees already see Google moving moving away from its culture of old. As the many perks that were touchstones of what made Google such a sought-after employer disappear, it will need to adjust its philosophies and benefits accordingly.  On the earnings call, Porat said that while Google still expected the pace of headcount growth to decelerate "somewhat" in 2020, the company will continue to hire "aggressively" in priority areas, such as Cloud. Plus, it plans to bring on a new class of younger workers, too.  "We still expect that headcount additions will be seasonally higher in Q3 as we bring on new graduates," Porat added. Bringing on a fresh spate of new employees without any sense of the old Google culture to attune themselves to presents its own bucket of challenges for Google as it tries to reimagine what a more flexible future for the company looks like. There are issues beyond the cultural aspects, too. In an interview with The Verge back in May, Pichai said that "productivity is down in certain parts" of Google during remote work. While companies such as Twitter were announcing their employees could work from home forever, Pichai seemed hesitant to suggest a fully-remote solution would work for Google. "Let's say you're designing next year's products, and you're in a brainstorming phase, and things are more unstructured," he said. "How does that collaboration actually work?" As the timeline for coming back into an office keeps moving back, Google will have to figure that out.Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Pathologists debunk 13 coronavirus myths
Alphabet reported earnings on Thursday, disclosing that Google Cloud generated over $3 billion in revenue — up 43% from the same period of last year. Last quarter, Google Cloud saw a 52% year-over-year increase, showing that revenue growth in the unit is slowing down. On a call with investors, Google CFO Ruth Porat attributed the slowdown to price changes at G Suite, its productivity software suite.  Google Cloud was still a bright spot on Alphabet's earnings report, which saw Google report its first quarterly revenue decline since going public. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Cloud's revenue growth is showing signs of slowing down, but Google is still investing aggressively in the unit by spending big on hiring and building new data centers. On Thursday, Alphabet announced that Google Cloud generated over $3 billion in revenue this past quarter. That's a 43% increase from the $2.1 billion it posted over the same period last year. Still, that rate of growth is down from the previous quarter, when Google Cloud saw a 52% revenue increase, year-over-year. Ultimately, Google Cloud was one of the bright spots for Alphabet on this earnings report. While its earnings report slightly beat Wall Street expectations overall, Google saw its first quarterly revenue decline since going public, as Alphabet reported overall revenue of $31.6 billion — down from $31.7 billion over the same period last year.  Google Cloud is still putting a big focus on hiring and building new data centers. Since Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian joined early last year, the company has gone on a leadership hiring spree, winning over talent from enterprise stalwarts like Oracle and SAP.  It also saw strength in selling its infrastructure and data and analytics offerings, the company said on Thursday. Earlier this month, Google Cloud announced a new product that allows customers to run its flagship data warehouse product BigQuery on multiple clouds, even those of rivals like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft. "GCP maintained a strong level of revenue growth it delivered in the first quarter and its revenue growth was again meaningfully above cloud overall," Google CFO Ruth Porat said on the earnings call with investors. Porat attributed the lower Google Cloud revenue growth compared to last quarter to G Suite, its productivity software, and specifically a "lapsed" price increase that went into effect last April and that is now accounted for as part of its normal revenue. Still, she says, G Suite maintained "healthy growth," especially amid the ongoing remote work boom.  "G Suite products and in particular Google Meet have been absolutely critical," Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai said on the earnings call. "We quickly re-engineered it and made it available widely to help millions of businesses and other organizations connect and collaborate." Read more: Google Cloud did some 'myth busting' about data privacy and winning large customers this week as it tries to win the war against Amazon and Microsoft, analysts say Currently, Google Cloud still trails behind cloud rivals AWS and Microsoft. However, it has been working on building itself to become stronger in attracting enterprise customers by investing in data privacy and security, and it even announced some new customers this past quarter like Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Verizon, Fox Sports, and the French auto company Renault. Do you work at Google Cloud? Got a tip? Contact this reporter via email at [email protected], Signal at 646.376.6106, Telegram at @rosaliechan, or Twitter DM at @rosaliechan17. (PR pitches by email only, please.) Other types of secure messaging available upon request.SEE ALSO: Here are 22 of the most important executives leading Google Cloud as it takes on Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what it's like to travel during the coronavirus outbreak
The study takes a closer look at the major economic turmoil, with a focus on the recent COVID-19 pandemic disruptionsMarket SnapshotAsset performance management (APM) includes a set of software tools and applications that are designed to enhance the reliability and accessibility of physical assets that play a crucial role in an enterprise’s operation process.Application of IT (Information Technology) and OT (Operational Technology) in the manufacturing sector and high demand for improving machine efficiency, productivity, and performance are some of the factors driving the growth of the market.However, the high cost of implementing these solutions is resulting in limited deployment among SMEs, could hinder the growth of this market in the future.The global APM market is expected to expand at ~10.7% CAGR to reach a market value of 18,765.1 million in 2025.Source: MRFR AnalysisSynopsisThe global APM market has been segmented on the basis of offering, deployment mode, vertical, and region.Based on the offering, the APM market has been segmented into software type and services.The software type segment has been further categorized as data management software, predictive asset analytics tools, enterprise asset management software, and pattern recognition software.The services segment of asset performance market has been further categorized into managed services and professional services.
Companies are increasingly monitoring their remote workers, data and experts say. New research shows remote employees are starting their work-from-home days later than they did in March and spending less time in business apps overall. Companies that use surveillance software are primarily paying attention for two reasons, experts say: to understand employees' daily work habits and to discover any loss of company data. Worker-monitoring companies urge employers to be transparent with remote workers about what they're measuring, but some critics still bristle at the practice. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Companies are increasingly monitoring their employees' computers as remote work continues across the US. And experts say companies are watching two key areas: how much employees are working and whether they're exposing or stealing data. Teramind, a highly rated maker of employee-monitoring software, has seen sales soar to three times pre-COVID levels, Eli Sutton, vice president of global operations, said. The spike includes a recent bump as anticipated office openings around the US were postponed because of continuing infections of the coronavirus. A Gartner report on how COVID-19 was influencing work also found that "employers are using technologies more frequently to monitor their employees through methods such as virtual clocking in and out, tracking work computer usage, and monitoring employee emails or internal communications." That trend is likely to continue, experts say, if productivity slips. Aternity, an enterprise work analytics company that measures workers' use of computer applications, has found that American workers are spending 18% less time on business applications. Aternity said that this "productivity" calculation is based on the number of hours spent in business applications from 3 million employee devices at more than 500 companies. Contrary to what some employees may fear, companies are not keeping close tabs on what websites their employees go to, experts say. "That's not a primary concern," Teramind's Sutton said, especially as employees do more online during shelter in place, such as ordering grocery deliveries or helping their kids with remote schoolwork. Here are the top five things employers are monitoring remote employees for, experts say. What hours are employees working? "A lot of employers are just wondering if their remote employees are working from home," Ian Pratt, global head of security for HP, said. Forrester principal analyst David Johnson has found the same thing when working with companies that want employee monitoring during the pandemic. "Most of them have been asking about how to ensure their employees are putting in the time when they're working remotely," Johnson says. Companies may have reason for concern. Aternity found Americans are consistently starting work later in the day as they work from home — beginning work between 30 to 60 minutes later in June than they did in March. "Checking an employee's hours is a pretty basic management need," Teramind's Sutton says. Are employees being productive? Initial findings that remote employees are more productive have shifted, as Aternity found. "Many employees are working less and less as they get better at completing projects at home," Sutton says. That presents a new challenge for companies, he says: If employees are wrapping up projects in record time at home and then shutting down, is that an acceptable use of their time? Aternity found workers are balancing family needs — like helping kids with remote school work — rather than conferring with colleagues and picking up more assignments as they might in the office. How employees use their time and whether they need to pick up more work at home may be a management issue as quarantine work continues, says Forrester's Johnson: "Managers are having genuine conversations with their people to come to agreement together about what work will be done." Is someone zoning out or watching Netflix? While companies may not care which sites a remote worker is surfing, they may be concerned when they appear to settle in for long periods, experts say. It's less about what an employee is doing online at home than how long they're doing it for, Teramind's Sutton says. "Is someone watching YouTube videos? Are they asleep? If an employee is online but inactive, that raises questions, because a manager might not be able to tell what's going on." Long periods online with no visible productivity raises red flags that might require investigation, experts say. If it happens once, a manager can probably just ping a worker to check in, but if it happens regularly, that's an issue. Are workers stealing data? Data theft is spiking. Most employees say their information is less secure when working from home, a report from email-security firm Tessian shows. And half of employees believe they can get away with riskier behavior while remote. During times of layoffs like these, data theft is a serious concern. Research shows that 60% of data theft is carried out by employees identified as "flight risk," or who may be targeted in layoffs. More than 80% of employees considered to be a flight risk take data with them, during the period from two weeks to two months before leaving a company. Simply leaving a work laptop open with confidential materials on the screen is a remote-work risk, especially if an employee lends a family member their computer to complete a quick task or look something up. These issues may be what employers watch for most, Sutton says. Is someone forwarding company email outside the organization? Forwarding emails outside the company can also be considered data theft and is a very risky practice as far as cybersecurity goes, experts say. Any protections within company email systems, such as phishing-protection and filters of malicious links, are absent from personal email, and sending company information to non-employees could be a serious breach. Sutton says many firms watch for this, and companies such as Tessian help employers to set up alerts that pop up for email senders when they're about to forward a message outside the company. Teramind's Sutton says his firm urges companies to be transparent about employee monitoring, and to discuss any tools a company is using so employees are aware and understand what is being measured. When employees understand their performance is being measured as it might be in the office, they often don't mind monitoring tools. "Perception of this industry has changed past an early Big Brother concern," he says. Other experts still bristle at the idea of employee monitoring. "Tracking tools that monitor what your employees are doing build a mistrustful relationship between management and employees," Andrew Filev, the CEO and founder of Wrike, a collaborative work-management platform, said. "In the end, they hurt productivity."SEE ALSO: Remote employees are increasingly leaking confidential company information Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What makes 'Parasite' so shocking is the twist that happens in a 10-minute sequence
The report on the Global Enterprise VSAT Market provides a bird’s eye view of the current proceeding within the Global Enterprise VSAT Market .A VSAT satellite system comprises small dish antennas range of less than 3 meters in diameter and other hardware components that include modems and antennas.FREE PDF @ market is being pushed towards growth by the growing adoption of VSAT networking systems in the BFSI sector.To curb these issues, banking and finance industries in an isolated region require a secure communication infrastructure that offers better productivity, with lower operating costs.The global Enterprise VSAT market is expected to expand at ~8.8% CAGR to 10,617.5 Million in 2024 during the forecast period.The large enterprises segment accounted for the largest market share while the SME segment is expected to register a CAGR of 9.8% during the forecast period.Regional AnalysisGeographically, the global enterprise VSAT market has been segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, the Middle East & Africa, and South America.North America is the leading region in terms of market share in the Enterprise VSAT market.The leading players in the region include Hughes Network Systems LLC, VT iDirect, Gigasat, and Skycaster LLC that operate across the region.Asia-Pacific was the second largest market in the Enterprise VSAT market in 2018.Some of the factors that are responsible for the market growth in this region include the increasing number of SMEs and advancements in digital technology such as Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and IoT technology.
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