Articles by tag: Coronavirus

China Port Shutdown Raises Concerns for Global Shipping

China partially closed one of the world’s busiest container ports due to a Covid outbreak. Bloomberg’s James Mayger reports on the potential impact the move could have on global trade. (Source: Bloomberg) Transcript: Francine Lacqua: China has partially shut the world’s third busiest container port after a worker became infected with COVID. It’s threatening more […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates Gain Steam Across Corporate America

According to CNBC, over a dozen U.S. corporations have recently instituted COVID-19 vaccine mandates amid the surge of the Delta variant. Some of those corporations include United Airlines, Walmart. Tyson Foods and Google. The mandates vary between companies, with some requiring all staff to be vaccinated, while others are only making it necessary for certain […]

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Food & Beverage
How INSITE Solves Manufacturer COVID-19 Challenges

Because of the pandemic, more people are opting for food from retailers rather than restaurants, which has increased the demand for packaged food. But, although business is booming for food and beverage manufacturers, these companies are also experiencing workforce challenges and safety risks due to the very nature of their work. Todd Davis, Manager of […]

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What Lies Ahead in B2B Social Media Marketing?

Much has changed in the B2B tech landscape, with companies rapidly evolving and scaling to deal with heightened demand for remote connectivity, stronger networks, more robust tools, and more. Now, though, with an end to the pandemic on the horizon but no sign of slowed growth, how will B2B tech companies keep up the pace […]

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Which Industries Saw the Most Help from PPP Loans?

Did the intricacies of federal financial aid in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic match the industries that needed the most support?

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Engineering & Construction
How Will Construction Firms Build on a Rough 2020?

Most employees found themselves working remotely since the beginning of the pandemic. However, that hasn’t been the case for those in the construction industry, as their work hinges on the physical work they do on a day-to-day basis. How have construction companies managed so far, and what can they expect for 2021 and beyond? Daniel […]

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Could UV-C Tech Be Part of Schools’ Reopening Strategies?

The Biden administration continues to lay out some of its early priorities for 2021 and has given some direction on how it plans to approach its COVID-19 response in terms of support for the educational system. Reporting out of ABC News said that, during its first week in office, the Biden administration announced a multi-layered […]

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Secure Grid Modernization with Zero Trust Architecture
April 19, 2024

Ray Bauer of Verizon Business engages with Del Rodriguez from Palo Alto Networks at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Rodriguez shares insights into the significance of cybersecurity within the utility sector, particularly in light of increasing cyber threats and the convergence of IT and operational technology (OT). Bauer and Rodriguez discuss Palo Alto Networks’ initiatives to enhance […]

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Private Wireless Networks
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Wayne Weeks discusses the evolving utility industry with John Gaster, CEO of KSI Data Sciences at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Together, they explore how KSI focuses on harnessing data from remote sensing devices to enhance the safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness of utility operations. Gaster emphasizes the significant role of AI and machine learning in […]

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5G Network Platforms
April 19, 2024

Verizon host Matt Montgomery chats with Blaze Vincent and Thedy Wana from Ericsson, where they discuss pressing challenges and opportunities within the utility sector, emphasizing the significant role of digital transformation and 5G technology in addressing these issues. The conversation highlights Ericsson’s contributions to smart grid modernization and how their innovative solutions are tailored […]

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Leveraging 5G to Extend Security Policies
April 19, 2024

Guests Jeff Brown and Carlos Augusto from Fortinet join Brett Barganz of Verizon to discuss the integration of extended security policies with 5G technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. They delve into the transformation and challenges in cybersecurity within the utility sector, highlighting the strategic partnership between Fortinet and Verizon to advance security solutions that leverage […]

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Elevating the Last Mile of the Supply Chain to Support COVID Vaccinations
February 3, 2021

The rollout of multiple COVID-19 vaccinations, particularly those that require elevated cold storage ability to remain viable on their way to the person who eventually receives them, has put tremendous strain on the American supply chain. In particular, last-mile delivery is fraught with obstacles. Fortunately, there are tools and solutions ready to answer the […]

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Why Chick-Fil-A Operations Saved a COVID Vaccine Drive-Thru
February 2, 2021

Fast-food giant Chick-Fil-A is known for its service – and that commitment to moving customers through its restaurants paid off outside the realm of chicken sandwiches recently. A South Carolina Chick-Fil-A came through in a big way for the local community of Mount Pleasant, highlighting some of the ways Chick-Fila-A has commanded the drive-thru […]

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Is UVC the Future of Infection Prevention Technology?
February 2, 2021

The risk of cross-contamination and mass infections in healthcare settings has always been an issue, but in the midst of a raging pandemic, that problem has been exacerbated even further. However, with many hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare facilities already stretched thin, an affordable solution that requires minimal time and effort to use is […]

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Ribbon and IBM Partner to deliver Unified Communications as a Service
January 22, 2021

Communication, collaboration and remote capabilities have always been an integral part of how companies relate with customers and shareholders – and the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust these business drivers even further into the spotlight. To help businesses stay at the leading-edge in the application of these core tools and strategies, IBM and Ribbon Communications […]

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How Substitute Teaching is Thriving Through Technology
January 7, 2021

Celebrating the leaders and experts that are powering education into the future, host JW Marshall sets out to ask the “right questions” in EdTech to understand the changes in policy and technology that will power our universities, tradeschools, and companies – and drive growth in upskilling certifications.   No matter the role or industry, most […]

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Will We See the Return of Crowded Stores?
December 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way people dine, shop, and wait in line at local establishments. However, what shifts in consumer behavior will remain in a post-pandemic world, and what can businesses do now to adapt to them? The Voice of B2B, Daniel Litwin meets with Spandana Nakka, the CEO of Sleek and […]

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Pfizer CEO Profits After COVID Vaccine Announcement
November 30, 2020

Eyebrows raised when Pfizer CEO sold some of his holdings in the company to the tune of $5.6 million. The prescheduled sale came at the perfect time, when the company publicly announced promising results from early COVID vaccine trials. CNBC reports that Bourla’s base salary was $1.65 million in April. After his most recent sale […]

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Oil Demand is Down, But Will it Ever Come Back?
November 19, 2020

It comes as no surprise that oil demand is down in the age of COVID. Crude producers are cutting supply in response to lackluster demand. Though the details of a promising vaccine have boosted oil market growth for the time being, The International Energy Agency (IEA) does not forecast that a vaccine will significantly […]

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Airlines Push for Additional Assistance in Preparation for Difficult Winter Numbers 
November 19, 2020

The most recent wave of COVID infections has once again hit the airline industry hard. As the holidays approach, the airlines are pessimistic and seeking government assistance. Airlines for America Chief Executive Nick Calio estimates that the U.S. industry is losing about $180 million a day, according to a report by Reuters. Marketscale Radio hosts […]

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