Get Real Launches New Advisory Firm To Help Clients Imagine And Leverage Virtual Reality And Augmented Reality Technology To Improve The Way They Work

CHICAGO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Get Real, a Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality (VR/AR) advisory firm, publicly launched today to help businesses and not for profits implement VR and AR technologies that dramatically improve and scale their organizations. Clients will benefit from Get Real’s team of professionals that combine several decades of experience in leveraging emerging technology and integrated platforms to solve real-world business challenges and create sustainable competitive advantages.

“We’re excited to help our clients discover Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in its early stages, establish themselves as leaders amongst their peers, and maintain a competitive edge for years to come,” said Rob Merrilees, Get Real Co-Founder. “Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology is ready for business applications today. It has the ability to change how organizations train, collaborate, market, visualize data, gather, educate, and raise money.”

Get Real works with clients to match them with

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U.S. Sanctions Turn up Heat but Huawei Serving European 5G Clients, Executive Says | Top News

ZURICH (Reuters) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei is finding it harder to counter U.S. sanctions designed to choke off its access to semiconductors but can continue to serve European 5G network clients, a senior European executive told an Austrian newspaper.

The world’s biggest maker of mobile telecommunications equipment and smartphones was still “looking for a solution” to help millions of Huawei phone users after Google

was banned from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models using mobile operating system Android.

“Since the U.S. sanctions last year, U.S. manufacturers of semiconductors are no longer allowed to supply us so our previous U.S. partners can no longer work with us. Since August it has become even more difficult,” Abraham Liu, Huwaei’s vice-president for Europe, told the Kurier paper.

He said Washington was “blackmailing” chipmakers into shunning ties with Huawei, which denies U.S. allegations that Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing

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Lumina Communications Adds 17 New Clients in 2020

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lumina Communications, a B2B technology-focused PR firm with offices in Silicon Valley and New York City, today announced the addition of seventeen new clients spanning all three practices areas: Cyber Security, Enterprise Software and Services, and Infrastructure Management. To support the company’s growing business, Lumina also announced the appointment of Fay Li as Vice President, and Practice Director in order to provide leadership to the company’s growing Infrastructure practice and advise on media strategy and execution across accounts. Li comes to Lumina with nearly 10 years of experience in the media industry, both as a public relations strategist and a broadcast journalist. She has represented clients from a broad range of sectors including infrastructure management, professional services, technology and healthcare. Li will also lead Lumina’s broadcast practice.

“In the crowded business-to-business technology market, companies need to differentiate or die on

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Flux: Business technology firm helps clients keep working in pandemic

Resilience is part of the business plan at San Antonio-based DOCUmation. The digital imaging and business technology company handled the pandemic like it handles any other shift in the industry — it found a way to adapt.

As essential businesses looked for ways to minimize health risks for their employees, DOCUmation introduced contact-less thermal scanners that took a person’s temperature.

Co-Presidents Hunter Woolfolk and Preston Woolfolk say they learned early on about the need to adapt from their grandfather, Lou Scantland, who still serves as board chairman.

They watched as their father, Scott Woolfolk, and uncle, Lee Scantland, navigated an ever-changing industry. The company mpoved from selling copy machines to opening a print shop and offering information technology, software and phone support.

The brothers, who were born 14 months apart, worked every summer beginning in middle school, but it wasn’t until they graduated from Abilene Christian University that they were

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Business technology firm helps clients keep working in pandemic

Resilience is part of the business plan at San Antonio-based DOCUmation. The digital imaging and business technology company handled the pandemic like it handles any other shift in the industry — it found a way to adapt.

As essential businesses looked for ways to minimize health risks for their employees, DOCUmation introduced contact-less thermal scanners that took a person’s temperature.

Co-presidents Hunter Woolfolk and Preston Woolfolk say they learned early on about the need to adapt from their grandfather, Lou Scantland, who still serves as board chairman.


They watched as their father, Scott Woolfolk, and uncle, Lee Scantland, navigated an ever-changing industry. The company mpoved from selling copy machines to opening a print shop and offering information technology, software and phone support.

The brothers, who were born 14 months apart, worked every summer beginning in middle school, but it wasn’t until they graduated from Abilene Christian University that they were

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Advisors use technology to handle challenge in helping clients adjust to the new environment

  • Financial advisory firms have had to adapt using virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients.
  • Their newfound comfort with tech will probably change advisory practices well into the future.
  • Top-ranked firms in the 2020 CNBC FA 100 list weigh in on how technology has transformed their businesses.



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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

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Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down

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Advisors use technology to help clients adjust to the new environment

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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down after a half-hour,” said Kip Keener, chief compliance officer for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based firm. Salem was ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s FA 100 ranking this year.

Keener immediately switched to a corporate Zoom account and says that videoconferencing between employees and with clients has quickly become an

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Innovation Inc: More Google Cloud clients, scaling digital overhauls

The coronavirus pandemic may have turbo-charged innovation efforts across corporate America, but in many ways the tough part is just beginning. 

It’s one thing to successfully transition a workforce to the remote setting by upgrading cloud licenses or investing further in security measures. It’s another to overhaul the technology that underpins entire operations, spanning multiple regions and business units. 

The difficulty of scaling IT projects is one reason why digital transformations continue to fail. In fact, just 13% of organizations that have deployed artificial intelligence have successfully scaled it, according to research from French consulting giant Capgemini.

And it’s not because the tech itself is faulty. Instead, organizational and cultural hurdles often act as the biggest barrier. 

“It’s easy to just create an innovation lab because it’s the flavor of the month,” Adam Rubin, one of Capgemini’s innovation heads, told me. “It’s much harder, but much more rewarding, to treat

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ATIF Holdings Limited Signs Strategic Collaboration with Zhuhai Boxin Technology, Targeting Hi-Tech Corporate Clients

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SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —
SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF, the “Company”), a company providing business consulting and multimedia services in Asia, announced that through its viable interest entity, Qianhai Asia Times (Shenzhen) International Finance Services Co. Ltd., it has reached strategic cooperation with Zhuhai Boxin Technology Limited Co. (“Boxin Tech”), to target explicitly at Zhuhai-based hi-tech enterprises as potential clients for the Company’s online financial consulting services platform IPOEX.com (“IPOEX”). This is the third partnership aiming at in-depth collaborations reached between the Company and its invaluable partners within this month, following Dexin Dahua and Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce in Shenyang City.

Based on the partnership, Boxin Tech will serve as one of IPOEX’s corporate client channels, making fullest use of its rich experience in catering

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Avison Young leads service delivery to clients by growing technology platform

Acquires intellectual property and other select assets of Truss, a top PropTech company

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Mark Rose, Chair and CEO of Avison Young, today announced the firm has acquired the intellectual property and other select assets of Truss, a leading PropTech company. In addition to Truss’ IP, Avison Young welcomes a talented and experienced group of software engineers, data scientists, digital analysts and brokers to its team. The acquisition further expands Avison Young’s investment in technology, innovation and flexible office solutions to drive digital tools and services across the board for our clients.

“PropTech isn’t a stand-alone for us, we’re completely focused on integrating it into the entire suite of services and solutions our people use to deliver insights and competitive advantage for our clients,” said Rose. “What excites me is not just the leading technology we are getting here, but the deep talent that

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