How Affinity Groups Elevate Us: Lessons from Self-Isolation

There’s nothing like solitude to make us appreciate camaraderie. That’s why, especially during the self-isolation imposed by the pandemic, affinity groups are so important. In addition to shared experiences, they let us lean into missions that transcend the isolation of COVID-19. At a time when we need it most, they elevate us. As I joined […]

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Truly Portable, Personal & Shareable Health Records Could Prevent Future Pandemics

Go forward in time with us for a few minutes. In late 2023, individuals in gateway cities around the U.S. begin to complain of flu-like symptoms at their monthly telehealth check-ins or when they visit drugstore-based clinics. Whether engaging virtually or in-person, patients authorize their caregivers to have immediate access to their longitudinal health records. […]

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How M&E Companies Can Beat Customer Churn

The number of streaming subscribers is surging amid the global shutdown. Yet customer churn is one of the direct-to-consumer industry’s harshest realities. It’s also new and uncertain territory for media and entertainment companies: As content producers, their job has been to attract audiences; as direct-to-consumer providers, it’s to keep them coming back. While there’s no […]

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Social Distancing Investments Made Now Will Continue Reaping Benefits Later

Even with social distancing restrictions easing in some parts of the world, much of the workforce will continue to work from home (WFH) for the foreseeable future. In some cases, employees may even continue to do so after the pandemic passes, drawn by flexible hours and the 10-yard commute. The problem is, traditional IT infrastructure […]

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Data, Privacy and the Health of Nations

Numerous governments around the world have started using citizen-generated data in their efforts to understand, and ultimately stop, the spread of the coronavirus. In China, a sophisticated cell phone-based “traffic light” system is being rolled out that indicates whether an infected person is clear to move around as normal, or should continue to self-isolate. In […]

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Withstanding Tough Times Requires a Definitive & Durable Work Culture

Companies all over the world are adjusting to a “new normal.” Morning standups, friendly watercooler talk, company-sponsored happy hours and everything in-between have been replaced by virtual interactions – or don’t happen at all. Working in a fully distributed virtual environment is a big adjustment to navigate even in normal circumstances, without having to also […]

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A Waze-Like Way of Navigating Infectious Disease with Precision Epidemiology

Thanks to a convergence of technology and scientific developments, we’re on the frontier of predicting, treating and mitigating infectious disease at an individual level, as well as across broad mass demographics. Key advancements in realizing this future state include immersive visualization techniques and personalization technologies, open scientific collaboration and data on everything from genomic sequencing […]

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The Post-Pandemic Future of Contactless Interactions

By the time a COVID-19 vaccine is approved and distributed, we could have a year or more of social distancing protocol baked into our everyday interactions. It isn’t far-fetched to believe that various cultures will adopt their own form of namaste that lives beyond the pandemic that engendered it. In fact, social distancing may become […]

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Get Ahead of New Workforce Demands with Modern Device Management

With the evolution of workplaces and workforces, particularly since the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizations are revisiting their device management strategies, including how they procure, deploy, manage, refresh and/or dispose of their work devices. Device management has traditionally taken various shapes and forms, from desktop management to mobile device management and unified endpoint management. […]

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