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Survey suggestion opinion review feedback concept 2021 08 27 00 05 54 utcThis IDC Survey Spotlight breaks down the top customer experience (CX) priorities for firms in 2022 based upon the results of IDC's ongoing global Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey.

Business and technology executives can use this IDC Survey Spotlight to benchmark their own CX priorities within their own firms. CX technology vendors can also use the results in this IDC Survey Spotlight to focus on both sales and external customer success program deliverables.


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Couple with their coach in the gym 2021 08 29 23 19 29 utcMany entrepreneurs attribute at least some of their success to having a great business coach. Someone that asks the tough questions and can lend their experience and network when required. But finding a business coach isn’t easy. Your business and personal life are tightly interwoven. To find a productive relationship, there are many factors to consider.


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Question mark 2021 08 26 22 30 01 utcOrganizations are quickly realizing the importance of IoT to their businesses. The IoT is a network of internet-connected gadgets that can gather and transmit data over a network. As it plays a critical part in the digital transformation, the IoT technology has recently progressed from the pilot stage to creating business value. The continued growth of this industry will serve as a digitalization force for all organizations. Healthcare, BFSI, energy, automotive, manufacturing, and transportation are being transformed by the IoT technology platform. As IoT is getting integrated into multiple industries, its market is expected to reach USD 6075.70 Million by 2030, growing at a 19.91 % CAGR between 2022 and 2030.


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Digitalization of a futuristic artificial intellig 2021 10 18 18 12 52 utcIn most organizations, artificial intelligence models are “black boxes,” where only data scientists understand what exactly AI does. That can create significant risk for organizations.

Large, sensitive datasets are often used to train AI models, creating privacy and data breach risks. The use of AI increases an organization’s threat vectors and broadens its attack surface. AI further creates new opportunities for benign mistakes that adversely affect model and business outcomes.


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Isolated iron meteorite macro 2021 08 26 16 21 33 utcOne-fifth of an ounce of dark specks brought to Earth from an asteroid by a Japanese spacecraft are some of the most pristine bits of a baby solar system ever studied, scientists announced on Thursday.

That fact should help planetary scientists refine their knowledge of the ingredients in the disk of dust and gas that circled the sun about 4.6 billion years ago before coalescing into the planets and smaller bodies.


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Researchers tested their method to track Bluetooth fingerprints on campus. They use an off-the-shelf device to track and identify devices. CREDIT: University of California San DiegoA team of engineers at the University of California San Diego has demonstrated for the first time that the Bluetooth signals emitted constantly by our mobile phones have a unique fingerprint that can be used to track individuals’ movements.

Mobile devices, including phones, smartwatches and fitness trackers, constantly transmit signals, known as Bluetooth beacons, at the rate of roughly 500 beacons per minute.These beacons enable features like Apple’s “Find My” lost device tracking service; COVID-19 tracing apps; and connect smartphones to other devices such as wireless earphones.

Image:  Researchers tested their method to track Bluetooth fingerprints on campus. They use an off-the-shelf device to track and identify devices. CREDIT: University of California San Diego

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(Apple/PA)Apple’s latest round of software updates to its range of devices has emphasised the dominance of the company in the technology sector, one industry expert has said.

Ben Wood, the chief analyst at CCS Insight, said the announcements made during the firm’s annual WWDC event, which spread across updates for the iPhone, mobile payments, desktop computing, smart home and even in-car tech, showed the “ever-increasing breadth and depth of Apple’s business”.

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Closeup of iv drip chamber 2022 04 12 03 03 32 utcA tiny group of people with rectal cancer just experienced something of a scientific miracle: their cancer simply vanished after an experimental treatment.

In a very small trial done by doctors at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, patients took a drug called dostarlimab for six months. The trial resulted in every single one of their tumors disappearing. The trial group included just 18 people, and there's still more to be learned about how the treatment worked. But some scientists say these kinds of results have never been seen in the history of cancer research.


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Business people in office using computer 2022 03 08 01 31 17 utcThe time has come to look beyond customer service. A satisfactory engagement process, whether digital or human-centric, is now to be expected. In order to stand out and truly establish a game-changing emotional connection, the concept of Deep Customer Care has to be integrated into every aspect of the engagement journey.

Conventional customer service can be a curated, almost scripted response, delivering a standard corporate interaction. Deep Customer Care, on the other hand, dispenses with pre-defined parameters and looks to ensure every brand journey is bespoke and goes above and beyond expectations. This is not, however, some theoretical, unattainable pinnacle; instead, it is a robust, actionable reality, underpinned by a cohesive route to consistency.


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The world seems heading towards the age of the four-day working week | Photo Credit: AMANDA PEROBELLIThe future of work looks increasingly headed towards an era where many will work partly from home

Elon Musk doesn’t like WFH. Neither does New York Mayor Eric Adams or London Mayor Sadiq Khan, though for different reasons. Musk, a notorious workaholic who calls WFH “pretend’ work, has just ordered Tesla executives to spend 40-hours minimum weekly at the office, “not some remote pseudo-office.” Not mincing words, Musk adds if Tesla employees don’t turn up, “we will assume you have resigned.”

Image: The world seems heading towards the age of the four-day working week | Photo Credit: AMANDA PEROBELLI

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D0dba21c 5f17 4f22 9dd6 411001e254f5Investing in entrepreneurs and startups is a fun but different world from investing in conventional stocks, bonds, and commodities. First of all, it’s more of an investment in people than in a business, since the startup is usually an idea barely half-baked when they need your money. Secondly, the risk is very high, since as many as 90 percent of startups fail within a few years.


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