When the coronavirus pandemic struck, many consumers and healthcare professionals alike looked for new ways to gain access to necessary healthcare without compromising health and safety in crowded waiting rooms and hospitals. The answer presented itself in the form of telemedicine.
As the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry embraces digital transformation, they are reaping many benefits. Unfortunately, they are also being exposed to additional threats inherent in working in a digital environment. While construction firms and their kin are more reluctant to rely on digital technologies, they are also slower to understand the vulnerabilities associated with these tools.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a bite out of the American economy. Over 800,000 U.S. businesses permanently closed during the first year of the virus, a 200,000 increase over previous years. Moving forward, many companies still struggle to stay afloat in the ever-changing environment of post-pandemic uncertainty. And, with more businesses cutting budgets, marketing firms are seeking to stand out from the crowd to continue to earn business from the survivors.
The news is full of disasters in recent years. From the ongoing pandemic to natural disasters like floods, fires, and hurricanes, not to mention the threat of data breaches are affecting small businesses across the nation.
Many small business accounting departments still use manual data entry to input orders and inventory into spreadsheet programs or accounting software. But relying upon this technique is a detriment to financial health on several levels. In fact, lost data or incorrect data can cost businesses hundreds, thousands, or even millions of dollars in the long run.
Lean manufacturing — or the process of eliminating unnecessary waste and increasing productivity — is a tool that manufacturers wishing to be at the forefront of competition in the coming years must have to be successful. Fine-tuning workflows at all levels of business, from operations to human resources, is a critical aspect of improving company agility and the ability to rise above. Fortunately, new resources have provided a plethora of tools to assist manufacturers in optimizing their business processes, such as:
Manual data and analog tools — those were the processes most utilities used to conduct their daily operations. Today, utilities are embracing a digital transformation by turning to automated data management tools to increase productivity and efficiency across business processes. By adopting digital strategies, utilities can improve the customer experience and surge ahead of their competition in a hypercompetitive marketplace.
Last year was a tough year for gamblers — and casino owners — as social distancing, mask mandates, and other health and safety precautions took their toll. In fact, revenues in the gaming industry dropped a whopping 25.2% in an incredible decline from 2019 to 2020.
During the coronavirus epidemic, the nation’s healthcare workers went into overdrive to care for their regular patients plus those needing special assistance battling the virus. The trend toward overwork is continuing, however, putting many physicians and their staff at risk of burnout.