Impact of COVID-19: Growing small and medium businesses are investing more in technology

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2020 Small and Medium Business Trend Report – Salesforce Research 

The Small and Medium Business Trend Report by Salesforce Research analyzed the responses of more than 2,300 small and medium business (SMB) owners and leaders around the world to determine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, role of digital transformation in terms of enhancing business resiliency, and how SMB leaders are planning for recovery and growth post pandemic. 

McKinsey research shows unprecedented rate of adoption of digital technologies, like 10 years of e-commerce adoption in the past three years. In addition, there is a shock to brand loyalty, as 75% of Americans have switched brands in the pandemic. Small and medium businesses are fighting the most challenging conditions in the past hundred years — a combination of health, economic, racial injustice, climate change and large scale spread of misinformation and absentee leadership. There is a clear deficit of trust

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Dhotre shares India’s tech initiatives to tackle COVID-19

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New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Sanjay Dhotre on Thursday appreciated field force who managed telecom networks during COVID-19, and shared technology initiatives taken by the government to curb the pandemic at a BRICS meeting.

The BRICS Communications Ministers’ Meeting, held on Thursday, was hosted by Maxim Parshin, deputy minister of digital development, communications and mass media of Russia.

The meeting is held annually under the rotating chairship of member countries, and India will take over the chairship of the next meeting to be hosted in 2021 by India.

Dhotre participated in the meeting on behalf of India during the sixth BRICS Communication Ministers’ Meeting held virtually.

‘Sanjay Dhotre appreciated the field force and the managers of telecom networks who worked as COVID-19 warriors,’ an official statement said.

The meeting saw particiaption of communications ministers from Brazil, China and South Africa.

‘The minister

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How Barnegat Schools Will Address COVID-19 Learning Loss

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Medical experts regularly speak on the potential for long-term side effects from COVID-19. Many working people and business owners continue to experience economic instability. Meanwhile, no one can dispute the lingering harm the pandemic caused when it comes to students.  The Barnegat School District announced its plans last week to combat what could otherwise become a learning crisis.

The sudden end of the 2019-2020 school year came unexpectedly. Barnegat school administrators went into a reactive mode as far as setting up remote learning for the district’s 3400 students. On Wednesday, a great many children will return to brick and mortar buildings on a hybrid schedule. At least 20% of local public-school students will continue their learning on a complete virtual platform.

A number of district employees helped put together a Remote Learning Handbook to assist parents, teachers, and students through the process. Students enrolled in the hybrid

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AI In Aviation Market Key Insights Based on Product Type, End-use and Regional Demand Till 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
AI In Aviation Market Research Report by Type (Hardware, Software, Services), Equipment (Autocollimator, Measuring Microscope, Profile Projector, and Others), Technology (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, and Others), Application (surveillance, virtual assistance, flight operations, smart logistics, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshot

Rapid development of artificial intelligence technology and increased incorporation of AI in aviation is aiding the aviation industry in optimizing various processes from passenger experience to flight operations. Market Research Future’s report on the global AI in aviation market is anticipated to expand at a striking CAGR of 46.83% during the forecast period of 2017-2023 and reach the valuation of 1014.81 Mn by the end of 2023 from USD 113.29 Mn in 2017. Increasing adoption of automation and utilization of big data in aerospace industry are

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AI in Transportation Market Facts, Figures and Analytical Insights 2021 – 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
AI in Transportation Market Research Report by Offerings (Hardware, Software), IoT communication Technologies (LTE, 5G, and LPWAN), Machine learning technology (Deep learning, Computer vision, Natural language processing, and Others), Application (Autonomous truck, Semi-autonomous trucks, Truck platooning, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshot:

Market Research Future (MRFR)’s latest report projects that the global AI in transportation market is poised to expand at 18.03% CAGR during the forecast period 2017 to 2023. The valuation of the market is prognosticated to witness a growth of USD 1.87 Bn from 2017 to 2023-end. AI is the next big technological innovation which is forecasted to revolutionize the transportation industry. The adoption of AI in transportation is predicted to enhance driver and vehicle safety. This is likely to drive the growth of the market in

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Digital Payment Market Outlook By Drivers, Restraints and 2020-2024 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 02, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Global Digital Payment Market Research Report: by Component (Solution and Services), by Deployment (Cloud and On-Premise), by Organization Size (Large Enterprise and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)), by Vertical (BFSI, Media & Entertainment, IT & Telecommunication, Hospitality, Healthcare, Retail & E-Commerce and others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa) – Forecast till 2024

The Global Digital Payment Market is expected to register a 16.77% CAGR, exhibiting substantial growth during the forecast period. The market was valued at USD 40,633.3 million in 2018; it is expected to reach USD 120,245.9 million by 2025. North America accounted for the largest market value of USD 13,864.1 million in 2018; the market is expected to register a CAGR of 17.50% during the forecast period.

The Final Report will

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COVID-19 Conversations: Martha Boudreau, Chief Communications and Marketing Officer, AARP

The AARP has a unique window into the wants, needs and media choices of older Americans. WARC’s  US Commissioning Editor Cathy Taylor talks to AARP CCMO and EVP Martha Boudreau about the COVID-19 pandemic, racial injustice and the upcoming presidential election.

In the US, getting a membership invitation from AARP is a rite of middle-aged passage, a moment which signals you have turned 50. The biggest organization catering to older Americans – with nearly 38 million members among the 120 million 50-plus US residents – AARP is also one of the country’s most significant advocacy organizations with a mission “to empower people to choose how they live as they age.” (The organization shortened its name from American Association of Retired Persons in 1999, acknowledging that many of its members still work full-time.)

AARP is also a marketer, partnering with companies on a wide array of goods and services, and

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5G Service Market: Key Facts, Dynamics, Segments and Forecast Predictions Presented Until 2025 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 03, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
5G Service Market Research Report by Service Type (Professional Services, Managed Services), Communication Type (Extreme Mobile Broadband, Massive Machine-Type Communications, Fixed Wireless Access, and Others), Technology (Wi-Fi, High-Speed Package Access, Radio Access Technologies, Global System for Mobile, and Others), Vertical (Energy and Utilities, Automotive, Healthcare, and Others), and Region-Global Forecast to 2023

Market Snapshots

The fifth generation of cellular mobile communications, 5G promises to succeed 4G in terms of speed and use cases including extreme high bandwidth, high-density connection, and ultra-low latency. Currently, the global 5G service market is contemplated to be worth USD 21.53 Bn and is envisioned to reach approximately USD 85.84 Bn by the end of 2023. Market Research Future (MRFR) projects the global 5G service market to expand exponentially with a CAGR of 31.9% over the forecast period

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Mobile Encryption Market Outlook – Rising Demand, Share, Trends, Growth, Opportunities and Top Key 2023 | Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

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Sep 02, 2020 (AmericaNewsHour) —
Mobile Encryption Market, by Component (Solution, Services), by Application (Disk Encryption, File/Folder Encryption, Cloud Encryption), by Deployment Type (On-premises, Cloud), by Enterprise Size (SMEs, Large Enterprises), by Vertical (BFSI, Aerospace and Defense, Telecom, Others) — Global Forecast till 2023

Market Synopsis:

The Global Mobile Encryption Market was valued at USD 705.2 million in 2017 and is exected to reach USD 3,013.3 million by the end of forecast period with a CAGR of 27.75%.The rising number of data frauds and increasing data security risks is creating demand for mobile encryption market. Mobile encryption protects data stored in mobile devices thus making the data unusable in the wrong hands. Compliance requirements across organizations make it necessary to encrypt data in order to avoid penalties for data breaches. One of the most important factors for

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Floods, Locusts, and Covid-19: Somali Students and Universities Struggle

“Until now, we cannot say that the quality of educational services provided to students has been affected by the financial crisis,” said Hussein. “However, finding solutions is very necessary today.”

The sudden shift to online education has increased the burden on university administrations and professors. Universities were unprepared for this transformation, lacking ready-made electronic courses, and few professors had previous skills regarding online education methods, the use of digital technology, and dealing with computers.

“In the past, universities relied on traditional classes only to offer their programs,” said Farhan Isak Yusuf, head of the political science department at the University of Mogadishu. “Online education represents a new experience and adventure for Somali universities that were not prepared for.” 

Attempts to Adapt 

Yusuf believes that science, engineering and medicine majors are those most affected by the shift to online education. Practical lessons in laboratories, which constituted about 50 percent of science

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