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Opportunità di Business in Somalia

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 ottobre 2019

«La Somalia è un Paese in crescita con opportunità inesplorate e grandi potenzialità di business per lo sviluppo economico e sociale del Paese»: così si è aperta la Tavola Rotonda sulla Somalia, organizzata da UNIDO ITPO Italy in collaborazione con UNIDO Somalia presso l’Hotel Le Méridien a Roma. L’evento si inserisce nel quadro del progetto “Agro-technology development for economic growth In South and Central Somalia”, finanziato dall’Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo e implementato da UNIDO.La conferenza è stata arricchita dai saluti istituzionali dell’Ambasciatore somalo in Italia, S.E. Abdirahman Sheik Issa e dagli interventi del Direttore Generale del Ministero del Commercio e dell’Industria del Governo Federale Somalo, Abdiaziz Ibrahim Adan e del Consigliere per il Ministero del Commercio e dell’Industria del Governo Federale Somalo, Ahmed Elmi.La tavola rotonda è stata l’occasione per presentare il prossimo Italy-Somalia Business Forum, organizzato da UNIDO ITPO Italy e UNIDO Somalia per favorire nuove sinergie tra le aziende italiane e somale, attraverso una serie di incontri BtoB e BtoG. “La Somalia ha sempre avuto ottimi rapporti commerciali con l’Italia per ragioni storico-culturali” – ha affermato Abdiaziz Adan – “Siamo pertanto lieti di presentare l’Italy-Somalia Business Forum che avrà luogo a Mogadisho, il 10-11 Dicembre 2019”.
Oltre 50 aziende italiane hanno preso parte alla tavola rotonda, per approfondire in dettaglio le opportunità di business in Somalia con riferimento ai settori agroindustriale, pesca, social housing e energie rinnovabili. “Si sta affermando uno sviluppo economico orientato al settore privato che appare molto più dinamico” – affermano gli esperti di UNIDO. “Il settore bancario è in forte crescita insieme al settore finanziario “– ha continuato Ahmed Elmi – “che oggi risulta essere molto aperto agli investitori stranieri”.
Il progetto “Agro-technology development for economic growth In South and Central Somalia” nasce con l’obiettivo di stimolare l’occupazione e le opportunità economiche per lo sviluppo imprenditoriale del Paese, oltre che fornire assistenza tecnica al Governo Federale della Somalia e in particolare al Ministero dell’Industria e del Commercio.

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MedPro Group Acquires Renewal Rights for Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Healthcare Professional Liability Business

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 14 ottobre 2019

MedPro Group (“MedPro”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Swiss Re Corporate Solutions (“SRCS”) to acquire the renewal rights to SRCS’s Healthcare Professional Liability book of business effective October 11, 2019.The agreement includes Hospital and Senior Care accounts underwritten by SRCS from the US, as well as US Hospital and International Healthcare Professional Liability accounts underwritten by SRCS from London and other offices around the world.Current SRCS policyholders will be eligible to receive renewal offers from MedPro and its affiliates upon the expiration of their policies. To help ensure seamless service, several key members of the SRCS healthcare team are joining MedPro.MedPro CEO Tim Kenesey added that “more healthcare providers choose MedPro over any other insurer because of our century-long commitment to delivering unsurpassed peace of mind, expertise and choice to healthcare providers and organizations. And, as Berkshire Hathaway’s chairman Warren Buffett has said, ‘MedPro is also now a favored solution for owners of healthcare liability insurers who seek the world’s most stable home for their policyholders in an increasingly unstable healthcare liability landscape.’”

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Jeffrey Sklar of Sklar Kirsh Named as a Los Angeles Business Journal Leader in Law Nominee

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 ottobre 2019

Recognized for his exceptional legal skills and accomplishments within the Los Angeles deal community, Sklar Kirsh LLP Co-Chairman Jeffrey A. Sklar has been selected as a nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders in Law Awards.Sklar said, “I am proud to be nominated as a Los Angeles Business Journal Leader in Law. It is an honor to be recognized among so many great attorneys and I share this nomination with all of the outstanding professionals at Sklar Kirsh.” In 2013, Sklar co-founded Sklar Kirsh, which has grown into one of Los Angeles’ top boutique law firms with 35 attorneys. As Chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice, Sklar represents clients ranging from individuals and early stage companies to major businesses in a variety of industries including advertising, alternative energy, apparel, consumer products, entertainment and media, manufacturing, medical devices, restaurants/hospitality, social media and technology. His principal areas of practice are corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and partner dispute resolution. Sklar spends much of his time acting as the outside general counsel to numerous entities and recently was deal counsel for Datassential, the leading provider of data, intelligence and market research to the foodservice industry, in its significant growth investment from Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm investing in the information economy. Committed to the Los Angeles philanthropic community, Sklar serves on the Board of Directors and as the Treasurer of Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Region, on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Legal Committee of Stephen Wise Temple and on the Board of Directors of de Toledo High School. The Los Angeles Business Journal’s Leaders in Law Awards finalists will be announced at an awards dinner on Tuesday, October 22nd at the LA Grand Hotel Downtown.

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Chicago Middle Market Business Conference

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 ottobre 2019

The Chicago Middle Market Business Conference will take place on Wednesday, October 23, 2019. The conference is the best opportunity to meet and network with the leading M&A deal professionals in the Midwest. The featured panelists include leaders from the top private equity, investment banking, valuation, and legal firms presenting the latest trends and techniques in M&A. The day will commence promptly at 1:00pm with the Business Conference and conclude with the 8th annual Business Networking Reception immediately following the conference starting at 5:00pm. Both events will take place at The Standard Club in downtown Chicago.
“The Chicago Middle Market Business Conference attracts the top M&A deal professionals from around the country,” said Ted Koenig, President & CEO of Monroe Capital. “We are pleased to co-sponsor this event together with over 40 other high quality leading deal professional firms in the Midwest. This is the event’s 8th consecutive year and we are expecting well over 600 attendees in the areas of private equity, banking, investment banking, legal, accounting, tax, valuation, and M&A advisors. We look forward to a productive discussion from the panelists and a successful business networking event. It has become the highlight M&A event in the Midwest.”

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Dais X Announces Intent to Merge Consulting Platform with Artificial Intelligence Business

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 10 ottobre 2019

Dais X, a leading digital transformation partner to middle-market companies, today announces that it intends to merge its consulting and software product development platform with Dais AI, an artificial intelligence (AI) company purpose-built to help clients capitalize on digital business opportunities through the development of custom AI solutions and technologies.
“As shown by our steady growth over the past three years, Dais X continues to gain momentum, marked by strong progress on our strategic initiatives and client successes,” said Neal Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer. “With these foundations in place, we are now ideally positioned to merge with Dais AI and create one leading company. In alignment with our strategic plan, the decision to combine these businesses will allow Dais X to sharpen its focus as a leading digital transformation partner to middle-market companies.”

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“Augmented Analytics: Future of Business Intelligence”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 9 ottobre 2019

The report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.Augmented analytics technology leverages machine learning (ML)/artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language generation (NLG) to enhance data analytics process by automating data analysis and sharing the insights in a intuitive visual format.The technology is primarily aimed at empowering non-technical/non-data scientist users to effectively perform data analytics on their own without any data skills. The users can easily derive insights from augmented analytics solutions by just simple drag and drop or with a single click of a button which will boost productivity. The other objective of the technology is to free up technical analysts and data scientists from running routine and basic reports, empowering them to charge ahead and tackle more complex queries and data science projects.

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MobileIron Announces Support for Oculus for Business to Secure the Modern Enterprise

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 1 ottobre 2019

MobileIron (NASDAQ:MOBL), the company that introduced the industry’s first mobile-centric, zero trust platform for the enterprise, today announced support for the upcoming release of Oculus for Business. Organizations will be able to onboard, configure and manage Oculus’ leading all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headsets, Oculus Quest and Oculus Go, as part of their established unified endpoint management (UEM) infrastructure, simplifying the entire device lifecycle – from enrollment to retirement. Built for easy adoption and scalability across a variety of industries, the new Oculus for Business platform will transform the workplace by making large-scale deployments possible while expanding market opportunities for a growing community of VR developers. A new Device Setup app will let users set up and provision large numbers of headsets at once, and a Device Manager control center will let administrators manage headsets by updating settings and deploying apps remotely across multiple offices and locations. Oculus for Business will also support leading mobile device management (MDM) solutions, including MobileIron.MobileIron’s unified endpoint management (UEM) platform allows for continuous enforcement and protection of data, both on the device and on the network, resulting in a secure mobile work experience and increased productivity.

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Top Doctors sbarca in Arabia Saudita

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 settembre 2019

Top Doctors® (www.topdoctors.it), la piattaforma online che seleziona e mette a disposizione degli utenti un panel formato dai migliori medici specialisti di tutto il mondo, annuncia il proprio ingresso in Medio Oriente.La prima sede sarà basata a Riad, dove opererà un team iniziale di 15 persone, supportato dall’headquarter di Barcellona, ​​essendo l’Arabia Saudita il primo paese del Medio Oriente ad implementare tecnologia e modello di business già utilizzati dai migliori dottori nei Paesi in cui la piattaforma è già presente, tra cui l’Italia.L’Arabia Saudita si trova attualmente in fase di sviluppo di nuove infrastrutture digitali nell’ambito del piano di trasformazione nazionale “Saudi Vision 2030” che, tra le altre aree, cerca di rafforzare e digitalizzare il settore sanitario per migliorare la qualità della vita dei cittadini. Top Doctors investirà 1,3 milioni di dollari in questo importante progetto, che prevede accordi con diversi gruppi ospedalieri stranieri e locali, formazione di dottori in digitalizzazione e telemedicina.

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Business Tech Leader Zoho Advances Australian Presence, Launches Local Cloud

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 23 settembre 2019

Zoho Corporation, a global leader in business applications across companies of all sizes, launched two data centres, in Sydney and Melbourne working with Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company.Announced at its local user conference, Zoholics, the new Australian cloud caters to the growing needs of its customers and businesses in the region. Australia marks Zoho’s seventh regional cloud, with others located across North America, Europe, and Asia.Zoho recently surpassed more than 45 million users across 180 countries, achieving a growth rate of 39% year-over-year. This Australian expansion will provide regional customers with improved latency and greater access to all of Zoho’s cloud business products, spanning categories from marketing, sales, and customer support to finance, human resources, operations, and more.The new facilities in Sydney and Melbourne will directly address regional preferences for data sovereignty and bring to Australian customers compliance with GDPR. The expansion is a consequence of the company’s competitive strategy to locate and store customer data locally, within each major market, and is especially well-suited to meet the needs of both large enterprises and public sector customers in Australia and New Zealand, its fourth largest regional market.Vijay Sundaram, Zoho’s Chief Strategy Officer said: “The new data centres further expand Zoho’s global ecosystem and are a commitment to meet the specific demands of our customers. By building all the supporting infrastructure right here in Australia with Equinix, we can deliver a high-performance and scalable cloud infrastructure that is served locally and is in tune with the needs of the local market.
Today, Zoho employs more than 7,000 employees worldwide across 12 offices spanning five continents. More than 30 different languages are spoken amongst Zoho’s employees. Zoho is used by tens of thousands of small and medium sized customers in Australia to run their critical business processes on the cloud.

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Udemy Announces Launch of Udemy for Business in India

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 21 settembre 2019

Udemy, the global marketplace for learning and teaching online, today announced the launch of its corporate learning solution, Udemy for Business, in India. Udemy for Business is a subscription offering that includes 3,500 of Udemy’s highest-rated business and technical courses.Udemy for Business is powered by Udemy, the world’s largest learning marketplace. Udemy enables the world’s experts to develop courses and share their knowledge. Today, more than 50,000 instructors teach over 130,000 courses in over 60 languages. The Udemy for Business team curates the highest-rated courses on relevant business topics across all fields, including development, design, IT and software, data science, office productivity, management, marketing, personal development, project management, sales, and more. As a result, Udemy for Business can always offer companies freshest content on the most in-demand skills employees need to be productive and become stronger leaders and collaborators.Leading companies in India, including Wipro, Tech Mahindra, and Tetrasoft are using Udemy for Business so their employees can learn the latest skills and deliver the most innovative solutions for their customers. “We use Udemy for Business because we want to provide a learning platform for our employees across the globe where they can learn anytime, anywhere. With short bite-sized lectures and some of the best professors globally, our employees like learning on the platform because it’s easy to pick up new skills,” says Anurag Seth, VP & Head of Talent Transformation at Wipro, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company.

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Northern Trust Makes Key Hire for Business in Switzerland

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 12 settembre 2019

Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) has announced the appointment of Gil Platteau to the senior leadership team of Northern Trust in Switzerland. This key hire underscores Northern Trust’s continuing strategic focus and growth strategy in Switzerland.Based in Northern Trust’s Basel office, Platteau will manage key client relationships with Swiss pension funds and insurance companies – and support Northern Trust’s focus on expanding the footprint of the business in the country.Northern Trust has more than 30 years of experience in providing an extensive range of asset servicing and investment solutions to Swiss clients, and is a leading fund administrator in the market following its acquisition of the fund administration servicing units of UBS Asset Management in October 2017.With close to 20 years of industry experience, Platteau has held senior roles at Rothschild Asset Management, Barclays and, latterly Mercer Delegated Solutions, where he was country head of Switzerland. Platteau also previously worked in risk management at the Treasury and Pension Fund of F.Hoffman-La Roche and at BNP Paribas (Switzerland) in Basel.
Northern Trust is dedicated to serving the complex, evolving needs of asset owners and asset managers across the world through an extensive range of asset servicing and investment solutions. Northern Trust has 11 offices across Europe, Middle East and Africa, and through its global network provides a broad range of services and solutions for Swiss clients including fund administration, transfer agency, global custody, middle and back office outsourcing, treasury and integrated trading solutions.

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“Business and Contract Law” conference

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 4 settembre 2019

This programme combines up-to-date commercial law with practical methods of translating this law into documentation. It identifies and analyses the different types of contract and how the various statutes affect them, ensuring that you fully understand the impact of current legislation and case law, and looks at how Brexit may affect your contracts.
By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise and deal confidently with the risks and benefits of commercial contracts.The law and regulations governing business and contract law are increasingly complex and now affect all industries and every type of commercial agreement, from entering into a contract to the validity of purchase conditions.
If you are involved in commercial contracting or dealing with external parties at any level, you need to grasp the practical legal implications of these relationships to ensure you do not expose your organisation to unnecessary risk. You will also need to protect your company from litigation and anticipate legal pitfalls.

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EAG Services CEO Honored on Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO List

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 29 agosto 2019

Elizabeth Gerbel, CEO of EAG Services, a women-led, Houston-based, leading oil & gas IT consulting firm, has earned a spot amongst 59 honorees on the Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Awards List.The panel of judges looked for strong characteristics such as contribution to company success, civic involvement, career achievement and more. Elizabeth is honored amongst a variety of industry honorees ranging from several of Houston’s prominent industries and including CEOs from major health care systems, development and construction-related firms, financial institutions, energy-related companies and much more.
Receiving this coveted spot is a great honor for EAG Services as they continue efforts to create a workplace second to none – hiring successful leaders to develop and support successful teams. EAG has grown to become the trusted, independent business and technology solutions source for the energy industry. As the top most-referred firm in the industry with 340 years of relevant industry experience, and with 75% of clients rehiring EAG within a year, it’s evident that their clients see success, allowing more growth for jobs in Houston.Samanta Rosas, consultant at EAG Services, speaks on her own experience, “Our open-door policy actually feels real and Elizabeth is open to talk to us. I felt as if I could reach out to an employee – at any level – for advice or guidance and several took me under their wings.”

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Nuovi capitali per ampliare il business che rivoluzionerà la mobilità

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 agosto 2019

Helbiz, la società americana che ha lanciato il fenomeno del monopattino in sharing, annuncia un nuovo round di finanziamenti da 10 milioni di dollari guidato da investitori e venture capital interessati agli sviluppi della nuova economia della smart mobility.
Helbiz utilizzerà il capitale per far scalare le proprie attività a livello globale con un focus particolare verso l’iniziativa italiana. “Più della metà dei proventi verranno reinvestiti in Italia”, spiega Salvatore Palella, CEO e fondatore della società, preannunciando un programma di espansione basato su tre direttrici principali: apertura di nuove città, rafforzamento delle flotte di monopattini e del fleet team. “L’arrivo del Decreto Attuativo ha sbloccato lo stallo normativo che impediva ai Comuni tricolori di aprirsi al trasporto del futuro. Ora possiamo finalmente rompere gli indugi dando agli italiani un nuovo orizzonte di sviluppo, anche in termini occupazionali”.L’obiettivo a breve termine è replicare il successo di Milano, capitale italiana ed europea dello sharing. Nel capoluogo meneghino Helbiz gestisce oggi una flotta di quasi 800 monopattini elettrici in condivisione gestiti da un team di circa 30 persone fra addetti al ritiro, manutentori, city manager, responsabili amministrativi e marketing. Il nuovo flusso di capitali permetterà di ampliare il raggio d’azione del servizio, a cominciare da tutte quelle città – anche del Sud Italia – che combattono quotidianamente con i problemi di congestionamento della viabilità. Parte degli investimenti verranno inoltre destinati all’ammodernamento dei mezzi, che verranno equipaggiati con batterie removibili per incrementare il numero di ore di esercizio.Helbiz, che ha recentemente annunciato la presentazione di un’Offerta Pubblica Iniziale (IPO) dual listing al Nasdaq e in Borsa Italiana, è oggi presente in 10 Paesi nel mondo.

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Apple to Acquire Majority of Intel’s Smartphone Modem Business

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 luglio 2019

Intel and Apple have signed an agreement for Apple to acquire the majority of Intel’s smartphone modem business. Approximately 2,200 Intel employees will join Apple, along with intellectual property, equipment and leases. The transaction, valued at $1 billion, is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary conditions, including works council and other relevant consultations in certain jurisdictions. Combining the acquired patents for current and future wireless technology with Apple’s existing portfolio, Apple will hold over 17,000 wireless technology patents, ranging from protocols for cellular standards to modem architecture and modem operation. Intel will retain the option to develop modems for non-smartphone applications, such as PCs, internet of things devices and autonomous vehicles.“This agreement enables us to focus on developing technology for the 5G network while retaining critical intellectual property and modem technology that our team has created,” said Intel CEO Bob Swan. “We have long respected Apple and we’re confident they provide the right environment for this talented team and these important assets moving forward. We’re looking forward to putting our full effort into 5G where it most closely aligns with the needs of our global customer base, including network operators, telecommunications equipment manufacturers and cloud service providers.” “We’ve worked with Intel for many years and know this team shares Apple’s passion for designing technologies that deliver the world’s best experiences for our users,” said Johny Srouji, Apple’s senior vice president of Hardware Technologies. “Apple is excited to have so many excellent engineers join our growing cellular technologies group, and know they’ll thrive in Apple’s creative and dynamic environment. They, together with our significant acquisition of innovative IP, will help expedite our development on future products and allow Apple to further differentiate moving forward.”

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Avtex Achieves the 2019/2020 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 luglio 2019

Avtex, a customer experience (CX) consulting and technology company, has achieved the prestigious 2018/2019 Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications. This is the fourth consecutive year that Avtex has achieved this status. Membership in this elite group is based on sales achievements that rank Avtex in the top echelon of the Microsoft’s Business Applications global network of partners. Inner Circle members have performed to a high standard of excellence by delivering valuable solutions that help organizations achieve increased success.2019/2020 Inner Circle members are invited to the Inner Circle Summit, taking place October 1-4, 2019, where they will have a unique opportunity to share strategy and network with Microsoft senior leaders and fellow partners.This recognition of Inner Circle for Microsoft Business Applications came during Microsoft Inspire, the annual premier partner event, which took place July 16-19, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. Microsoft Inspire provides the Microsoft partner community with the opportunity to learn about the company’s road map for the upcoming year, establish connections, share best practices, experience the latest product innovations and learn new skills.
Avtex is dedicated to delivering cloud-based technology solutions that drive a competitive advantage through customer experience. The Avtex team of experts work with their clients to understand their business needs and architect a solutions and services approach to meet their needs today and into the future. By collaborating with Microsoft and leveraging the Microsoft Power Platform, Avtex provides innovative solutions and unparalleled value for their mutual customers. With their recent acquisition of NuSoft Solutions, a Microsoft Dynamics 365 Partner of the Year award winner and past Inner Circle member, Avtex has been able to strengthen their presence and vision around the Microsoft Dynamics 365 platform; combining two complementary Microsoft Gold Partners into a national organization. Avtex was also named to the Inner Circle in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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Business traveler soddisfatti dell’esperienza di viaggio

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 25 luglio 2019

Chicago. Più della metà (54%) dei business traveler ha subito un contrattempo* mentre era in viaggio per lavoro nell’ultimo anno. Di questi, il 52% ha segnalato il ritardo del volo e il 40% la sua cancellazione. Tuttavia, la stragrande maggioranza (86%) dei viaggiatori a livello globale è soddisfatta delle proprie esperienze complessive di business travel, secondo il GBTA Business Value Sentiment Index™ recentemente aggiornato in collaborazione con RoomIt by CWT™, la divisione di distribuzione alberghiera di CWT, la piattaforma di travel management B2B4E.La traveler experience è il fattore che mostra l’impatto maggiore (54%) sulla soddisfazione dei business traveler. Data la grande percentuale di viaggiatori che ha subito ritardi o cancellazioni dei voli, non sorprende che i voli siano stati un fattore determinante nella traveler experience. Tuttavia, le componenti di viaggio più strettamente correlate alla travel satisfaction riguardano l’hotel: tra queste il soggiorno in una struttura in posizione strategica, la prenotazione congiunta di volo e albergo, la procedura di check-in/check-out e il pagamento. Posizione strategica dell’hotel e accesso a una rete Wi-Fi stabile sono in cima alla lista dei fattori più importanti per i business traveler. I viaggiatori dell’America Latina (52%) e America del Nord (44%) desiderano soggiornare in un albergo situato in una posizione strategica per le proprie esigenze di viaggio molto più di quelli in Europa (32%) o in Asia Pacifico (30%). Inoltre, i viaggiatori in America Latina in media attribuiscono una maggiore importanza all’accesso a una rete Wi-Fi stabile (60%) rispetto ai viaggiatori in America del Nord (47%), Europa (37%) o Asia Pacifico (35%). I servizi dell’albergo, come la colazione inclusa e la possibilità di ottenere o utilizzare premi fedeltà o bonus a propria discrezione, sono anch’essi nella lista dei fattori più importanti per i business traveler. Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) è la principale organizzazione mondiale di business travel e meeting con sede a Washington, DC e filiali in sei continenti. Gli oltre 10.000 membri GBTA gestiscono annualmente più di 345 miliardi di dollari di spese per business travel e meeting a livello globale. GBTA offre istruzione, eventi, ricerca, supporto e media su base mondiale a una rete globale in crescita di oltre 28.000 travel professional e 125.000 contatti attivi.

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Softomotive Study Reveals Why Engaging Employees Early in RPA Is Good for Business

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 17 luglio 2019

Softomotive, a leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) vendor, today launched a new study which highlights the business value of engaging employees early on in automation processes.The Softomotive People1st Employee Study 2019, conducted in partnership with KS&R, Inc., a global market research and consulting firm, questioned over 1,200 employees in the US, UK, and India. The study gives in-depth insights into their involvement in RPA processes, the concerns they have and how organizations should address them.
Softomotive is one of the leading worldwide providers of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solutions, trusted by more than 8,000 companies worldwide. Both attended and unattended RPA are delivered through powerful, robust RPA technology, from desktop installation to server-based software which is quick to deploy, easy to use and provides best value for money.WinAutomation is the world’s best Robotic desktop automation (RDA) tool and provides a powerful, robust and easy to use Windows-based platform for building software robots.
ProcessRobot is a leading enterprise RPA platform, including enterprise grade security and controls, with links to best-of-breed AI technologies.
From March 21 – April 12, 2019, Softomotive conducted online survey interviews with 1,210 employed persons working in companies with at least 5,000 employees across three countries – US, United Kingdom, and India. Participants had to work 35 or more hours per week in a non-manual labor job. KS&R, Inc., a global market research firm, was contracted to administer and manage the research.

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ABB to Exit Solar Inverter Business

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 11 luglio 2019

ABB and the Italian company FIMER S.p.A announced today that they have signed an agreement for FIMER to acquire ABB’s solar inverter business. The transaction will enhance the future prospects of the solar inverter business and will enable ABB to focus its business portfolio on other growth markets.ABB’s solar inverter business has approximately 800 employees in more than 30 countries, with manufacturing and R&D sites located in Italy, India and Finland. It includes the solar inverter business from Power-One which was acquired by ABB’s Discrete Automation and Motion division in 2013. The business offers a comprehensive portfolio of products, systems, and services for different types of solar installations. It is currently within ABB’s Electrification business and achieved revenues of approximately $290 million in 2018.Both companies will ensure a smooth transition for customers and employees. FIMER will honor all existing warranties and ABB will compensate FIMER for taking the business and its liabilities over.As a result, ABB expects to take an after-tax non-operational charge of approximately $430 million in the second quarter of 2019 with the half-year results of 2019 being impacted accordingly. Around 75 percent of this charge is represented by cash outflows ABB will pay to FIMER from the deal closing date through 2025. In addition, ABB expects up to $40 million of carve-out related separation costs starting in the second half of 2019.After closing of the transaction, ABB expects the operational EBITA margin for the Electrification business to be impacted positively by slightly more than 50 basis points, supporting the business’ progress towards its target margin corridor of 15-19 percent.Completion is expected in the first quarter of 2020 and will be subject to certain conditions, including the completion of the carve-out and prior consultation with employee representative bodies.

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US Business Leaders Look to Invest in Customer Experience to Propel Future Growth

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 28 giugno 2019

US businesses believe prioritizing investment in the customer experience is the number one requirement for future success, according to new findings from HSBC’s ‘Navigator: Made for the Future,’ a survey of over 2,500 companies in 14 countries and territories. In fact, 57% of US businesses plan to increase investment in customer experience in the next 1-2 years compared to 52% of firms outside the US. Of those businesses, 78% said they will increase investment in customer experience by more than 5%. “Customers’ expectations are evolving and the urgency to meet and exceed those expectations is rising,” said EJ Achtner, US Head of Digital Banking and Strategic Change at HSBC Commercial Banking. “US businesses are more focused than ever on delivering a better customer experience and plan to leverage innovative technologies and digital platforms to improve ease of doing business and open the door to new opportunities.”Survey data also show that sentiment from US businesses is still positive. More than three quarters (77%) of US businesses expect to grow in the next two years and two-thirds (65%) are more optimistic about their growth prospects than they were a year ago.

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