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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Gong, the leader in revenue intelligence software, announced at its second-annual Celebrate conference today that its integrated with Slack, Microsoft Dynamics, and Zoom to strengthen its virtual selling platform. By collaborating with the top software companies that sales teams already rely on, Gong is strengthening its offerings to create a more seamless, insightful, and intuitive platform for users. Gong is the most frequently used software for salespeople and these strategic collaborations make it the go-to platform to meet the needs of virtual sales.
Gartner’s Future of Sales research shows that by 2025, “80% of B2B sales interactions between suppliers and buyers will occur in digital channels.”* Gong is leading this digital transformation for sales organizations and these partnerships will allow joint customers
Simple, slick and easy-to-implement, Zoom was primed to fill the gap and urgent needs of emerging remote demands. The video conferencing tool has since exploded in popularity, leading the pack of IT tools adopted in the pandemic and becoming an integral part of businesses, schools and conferences.
Despite it’s fast rise to the top, hardly a day passes without at least one mention of Zoom in the news. The company has faced security issues, including having meetings hijacked in attacks called “Zoom-bombings.” More recently, Zoom made headlines because of a sustained outage that caused massive disruption for its users. On the morning of August 24th, 2020, students, teachers and professors around the world were unable to connect for their first day of remote classes, derailed by a Zoom outage that lasted nearly four hours. The incident caused serious headaches and raised serious red flags from users Zoom technology
Now that many corporations have gone largely remote, and found that their workforce remains productive, the technology sector appears to be embracing the concept for the long-term.
In a new survey by Savills North America of several hundred technology office tenants, a staggering majority of firms, 94%, said they expect remote work, at least a few days a week, to be normalized at their company in a post-vaccine environment.
The survey comes amid daily news of tech companies making announcements of future, office-light plans. Microsoft last week announced that employees could permanently work from home, and this past July, Google extended its allowance of employees to work remotely until at least next summer.
These shifts are prompting changed expectations on the office footprints of tech firms, according to the Savills technology practice group’s survey. Covid-19 has impacted 64% of firms’ headcount growth projections. The good news is that just 8%
SRT Marine Technology is pleased to announce the availability of a range of new kits that make it easy and cost effective for any port or waterway authority to significantly improve safety through effective and reliable monitoring of buoys, lanterns and the environment with real time information displayed on your existing VTS system.
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New innovative AtoN monitoring kits from SRT enable port and waterway authorities to significantly enhance safety and reduce risk (Graphic: Business Wire)
These innovative new AtoN monitoring kits enable port and waterway authorities to significantly enhance safety and reduce risk by alerting relevant authorities and vessels to off-position buoys, faulty lanterns, and poor weather. By using AIS, the information is automatically displayed on existing port VTS and vessel ECDIS.
DAS Carbon-1 – Buoy, Lantern and Weather Monitoring AIS AtoN Kit – this kit enables you to
With remote work a long-term reality for many companies, tools to help employees work productively from home are critical.
StackShare shared which tools are most popular on its platform, while execs from companies like Facebook, GitHub, Gitlab, and Atlassian also dished on their go-to products.
It’s not just about the specific tools, though, it’s about how they’re used — including to keep company culture alive.
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Because of the pandemic, remote work has become the new normal for many tech companies.
Firms like Facebook, Twitter, and Atlassian are allowing employees to work remotely permanently, if they wish — a practice already adopted by startups like GitLab — and adapting to new productivity products in the process. It’s not just about the tools a company uses though, but also how they use them.
StackShare, a website for companies to share what apps they use, has
Faced with seemingly random and fast-moving challenges throughout 2020, each one of us has had to consider what a changing world means for our personal life and for our business. It is hard to stay in this mindset because we all want to find a place where we feel comfortable again.
I feel lucky because I work and lead in an industry that is leaning into change: the customer service industry. As hard as it is to keep pace with everything happening around us, one thing I have noticed is that the companies and individuals responsible for helping us through many of our current challenges are doing a great job. Sure, there have been bumps and frustrations, but overall, contact centers have rolled with the punches and the lessons that came with them.
24 of the top 50 companies who posted the most remote job openings on FlexJobs between March 1 and September 15, 2020, are software and technology-based.
Atlassian, Amazon, Collabera, CrowdStrike, Oracle, Red Hat, Tanium and Twilio are a few of the many tech companies actively looking to fill remote-based job positions today.
Amazon has 949 open work-from-home positions open today on their Amazon Jobs site, 287 of which are for Solution Architect roles, 99 in Software Development and 83 in Project/Program/Product Management Non-Tech.
FlexJobs is one of the leading sites and subscription services specializing in verified high quality, remote and flexible jobs. They have seen an increase of more than 50% in remote job listings in the areas of Computer/IT, Customer Service, Accounting & Finance, Project Management, Marketing
When the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in early 2020, countless businesses instructed employees to stop reporting to the office and work full time from the safety of their homes. KeyBank, one of the nation’s largest bank-based financial institutions, was no exception. The bank implemented its business resiliency plan immediately to move most of its employees to a remote work environment.
Brenda Kirk, chief information officer of Key Commercial Bank and Enterprise Payments, along with her colleagues on the executive leadership team, quickly mobilized many of KeyBank’s employees to work from home when the virus prompted stay-at-home orders in states across the country. The team embraced emerging technology, which led to a smooth and seamless transition.
Business.com spoke with Kirk about the role technology has played in KeyBank’s operations during the pandemic and the lasting cultural shift toward tech adoption she’s observed in the broader workforce.
Cloud database company adopts its first distributed workforce model.
Theorem, LLC, a digital innovation and engineering company, recently partnered with the NoSQL cloud database company Couchbase to help it launch its new database as a service (DBaaS) product. Couchbase publicly announced Couchbase Cloud DBaaS, its fully managed beta DBaaS offering, in February of 2020.
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Couchbase’s DBaaS product was developed with a remote team. (Graphic: Business Wire)
View the case study of Theorem’s work with Couchbase here: theorem.co/couchbase
Couchbase originally approached Theorem for help designing and developing a new DBaaS that leveraged Couchbase’s server and operator. The DBaaS would allow customers to easily deploy and manage Couchbase on cloud service providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. While working with Theorem, Couchbase experienced firsthand the power of Theorem’s distributed model for collaboration. As a result Couchbase decided