Tensions between tech and small business There has long been tension between technology companies and small business, but as Covid-19 threatens economies across the globe these tensions have been on display as never before. Amazon, Uber, Grubhub, and Doordash promise their retail and food service partners expanded markets and new customers, but at great cost … Continue reading Tech companies and small business need each other
Covid-19 hit U.S. manufacturing in a variety of negative ways – from supply chain disruptions to HR challenges. But on the demand side, many sectors have seen stable to rapid growth in customer orders: Food & Beverage, Pharma, PPE, Telecoms Equipment, some Medical Device segments, and Warehouse and Distribution centers are all experiencing growth. While … Continue reading Will COVID-19 accelerate industrial automation?
As technology becomes increasingly complex and its applications ever more ambitious, companies are having more and more difficulty developing scalable, market-ready solutions. This challenge is particularly acute as technology is adapted to new industries and applications - from healthcare to oil and gas, power, manufacturing, and commerce. In these domains, vendors must contend with huge … Continue reading Partnership Breeds Success as Tech Reaches into New Domains
Near-Term Effects of COVID-19:COVID-19 has forced small and medium businesses (SMBs) across all industries to rapidly adjust business operations to comply with federal, state and local pandemic responses and corporate guidelines to keep employees and the public safe. BCE has identified common themes impacting the UCC (unified communications and collaboration) and managed services markets:» Business … Continue reading The “New Normal” for SMB UCC and Managed Services
This is the final installment of a series. Here are the links to part 1, 2, and 3.Part 4: The future of internet privacy – what happens next? The debate over the future of internet privacy is far from settled. Privacy advocates have vowed to fight, while FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is doubling down on his … Continue reading What’s the Big Deal About Internet Privacy (Part 4 – What happens next?)