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New Nitro Future of Work Report Shows How Lack of Access to Digital Tools Impacts Remote Work

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Employees are leveraging digital workflows more frequently while working from home (WFH) due to the pandemic, but many lack the right tools and solutions to fully enable remote work, a new report from global document productivity company Nitro Software (ASX: NTO) revealed.

Today, Nitro released the second installment of The Future of Work report, which examines how workers document behaviors, productivity levels, job satisfaction, and work expectations have changed during the global COVID crisis.

We believe were in the early stages of what is to become a permanent shift towards more flexible work, including largely remote work for many industries, and so as business leaders, we cant afford to be complacent as we think about how we need to adapt to this new normal. Before the halo dims, we need to proactively address the workflow and productivity challenges workers continue to face, especially when working remotely, in order to continue to drive greater efficiencies, effectiveness, and ultimately, engagement amongst employees, said Gina OReilly, COO of Nitro.

According to the report, 46 percent of workers said their company was only somewhat prepared at best when offices closed in response to the global pandemic. As remote work becomes a permanent norm for many companies, IT leaders must commit to digital transformation and invest in the right solutions to improve their organizations.

The report also found 56 percent of workers are still printing and 50 percent still scanning, despite over 60 percent not having printers or scanners at home. As a result, 95 percent of workers see room for improvement in how their organizations handle documents. The report identified immediate needs for IT leaders to provide better training, more automated workflows and remote working tools, and an increased focus on collaboration.

Additional highlights from the report include:

  • 40 percent of workers reported being very productive at home, and only 29 percent felt moderately stressed, while 10 percent felt no stress at all.
  • 64 percent of workers are satisfied with their job, which is an increase from 60 percent in 2019.
  • 66 percent say WFH policy is very or extremely important to future job opportunities.

While it is encouraging to see many positive outcomes of remote working, it is important to consider the long-term impacts of such a significant shift within the workplace, said OReilly. At Nitro, were in the process of implementing a new ˜Flexible Forever policy, a hybrid approach to the future of work that enables our team to have the flexibility to work remotely and optimize for their respective personal situations and circumstances, but also have access to in-person time when it makes most sense “ specifically for things that are simply better and easier in person “ team meetings, planning sessions, social events, etc. . The nature of work has permanently changed and consequently, we must change and continue to evolve our thinking around the concept of workplaces and redefine the role of offices. Ultimately, we believe this is a really exciting opportunity to innovate around the workplace of the future.

This report concludes Nitros Future of Work report series, with Part One report outlining four COVID-induced workplace trends, including declines in printing and paper usage, improvements to productivity, and a spike in digital collaboration.

For the full report, visit https://www.gonitro.com/future-of-work-part-2

For more information, visit www.gonitro.com

About the Research:

Nitro partnered with Qualtrics, a global research and customer experience firm, to survey 1,632 knowledge workers in the US, Australia, UK and Ireland between May and June 2020. For details and complete findings, go to https://www.gonitro.com/future-of-work-part-2.

About Nitro:

Nitro is a global document productivity software company driving digital transformation in organizations around the world across multiple industries. The Companys core solution, the Nitro Productivity Suite, provides integrated PDF productivity, eSignature and business intelligence (BI) tools to customers through a horizontal, SaaS and desktop-based software suite. Nitros software solution is highly scalable, serving large multinational enterprises and government agencies, as well as small business and individual users. Nitro has over 2.2 million licenses sold, and over 11,000 Business Customers in 144 countries around the world, including global market leaders across multiple industries, over 68% of the 2019 Fortune 500, and two of the 2019 Fortune 10. Nitro is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Dublin, London and Melbourne.

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Strategy Analytics: Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G is World’s No.1 5G Smartphone Model by Revenue in H1 2020

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According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G was the worlds bestselling 5G smartphone model by revenue in the first half of 2020. Apple iPhone 12 is expected to take the 5G crown in H2 2020.

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, said, Global 5G smartphone industry revenue hit a record US$34 billion in the first half of 2020. Despite coronavirus headwinds, the 5G smartphone market has soared to an all-time high. The 5G engine continues to drive smartphone growth, led by Samsung and Huawei.

Juha Winter, Associate Director at Strategy Analytics, added, Among the 5G smartphone segment, Samsung took 3 of the top 5 positions worldwide in H1 2020. Samsung Galaxy S20+ 5G is the worlds number one bestselling 5G smartphone model by revenue and accounts for a dominant 9 percent share of all 5G smartphone revenues generated worldwide in H1 2020. The S20+ 5G is among the worlds first blockbuster 5G models and is popular across Western Europe, South Korea, North America and elsewhere. Samsungs top-of-the-range S20 Ultra 5G is in 2nd spot and Samsung S20 5G sits in 3rd place. Samsung is making big money from 5G phones.

Ken Hyers, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, Huawei P40 Pro 5G and Huawei Mate 30 5G were the worlds fourth and fifth bestselling 5G smartphone models worldwide in H1 2020. Huaweis 5G smartphones are wildly popular in the giant China market. Looking ahead, we expect Apple iPhone 12 to overtake both Huawei and Samsung during H2 2020. The iPhone 12 5G portfolio will deliver tens of billions of dollars of revenue in just a few weeks during the run-up to the Xmas holiday season and beyond. Apple iPhone 12 will soon take the 5G crown.

The full report, Global Smartphone Shipments, Price & Revenue by Model for H1 2020, is published by the Strategy Analytics Smartphone Model Tracker (SMT) service, details of which can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yxjptzzr.

Source: Strategy Analytics, Inc.

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About Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics, Inc. is a global leader in supporting companies across their planning lifecycle through a range of customized market research solutions. Our multi-discipline capabilities include: industry research advisory services, customer insights, user experience design and innovation expertise, mobile consumer on-device tracking and business-to-business consulting competencies. With domain expertise in: smart devices, connected cars, intelligent home, service providers, IoT, strategic components and media, Strategy Analytics can develop a solution to meet your specific planning need. For more information, visit us at www.strategyanalytics.com.

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J.P. Morgan Adds New Features to Newly Branded Liink℠

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Today, J.P. Morgan (NYSE:JPM) unveiled Liink, a new brand name for the firms blockchain-based Interbank Information Network (IIN) and introduced new applications available to Liink participants.

Liink introduced two new applications, Confirm and Format, which were developed from direct feedback of network participants regarding their needs and challenges. Confirm allows for the validation of account information prior to initiating a payment to reduce operating costs related to payment instruction errors and potentially help reduce fraud. Format enables payment instruction validation to check whether a payment message accurately conforms to key country and currency-specific information requirements.

We have been listening to our clients and are delivering solutions with speed, said Christine Moy, the newly appointed Global Head of Liink. Were excited about this next phase of growth and we intend to bring additional next-generation products and services to Liink participants in the coming months.

Liink is an ecosystem and network that enables collaboration, access to new capabilities, and commercialization opportunities for its participants – financial institutions, corporates and fintechs. Originally launched as a pilot in 2017, more than 400 financial institutions and corporations have signed up to become a Liink participant, including 27 of the worlds top 50 banks, representing 78 countries.

Liink is part of Onyx by J.P. Morgan, a new business unit dedicated to building next-generation payment capabilities. Liink as a new brand comes at a pivotal time, as we look to re-architect how money, information and assets move across the globe, said Umar Farooq, CEO of Onyx. As part of Onyx, Liink will continue to leverage the global scale, capital, and expertise of J.P. Morgan.

About J.P. Morgans Corporate & Investment Bank

J.P. Morgans Corporate & Investment Bank is a global leader across banking, markets and securities services. The worlds most important corporations, governments and institutions entrust us with their business in more than 100 countries. With $28 trillion of assets under custody and $634 billion in deposits, the Corporate & Investment Bank provides strategic advice, raises capital, manages risk and extends liquidity in markets around the world. Further information about J.P. Morgan is available at www.jpmorgan.com.

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U.S. Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 Launched by Ariadne Labs and Surgo Foundation

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When COVID-19 vaccines become available in the United States, there wont be enough to vaccinate everyone right away, and states will need to allocate them to their highest priority populations. A new tool provides state and county decisionmakers the region-specific data they will need to distribute vaccines to different populations based on available vaccine doses, priority populations, and vulnerable communities.

The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 was jointly developed by Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; and Surgo Foundation, a nonprofit focused on solving health and social problems with precision.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) recently launched a set of vaccine allocation guidelines for the United States, identifying 13 high-priority populations to be vaccinated in phases:

  • Phase 1A includes high-risk workers in health facilities and first responders.
  • Phase 1B includes people with significant comorbid conditions and people living in congregate care settings.
  • Phase 2 includes critical workers in other high-risk settings (public transit, grocery stores, etc.); teachers and school staff; people with moderate comorbid conditions; all older adults; people in homeless shelters or group homes; and incarcerated people or staff who work in jails.
  • Phase 3 includes young adults; children; and the remaining critical workers.
  • Phase 4 includes anyone residing in the United States who didnt have access to vaccines in prior phases.

The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 helps state and county decisionmakers operationalize the NASEM guidelines, allowing users to obtain size estimates of the high-priority populations in their immediate regions and weight purely by this criteria, while also considering other factors like community vulnerability. It also helps users estimate the number of vaccine doses available; and the percentage of vaccine coverage achievable under various scenarios.

State and local leaders are going to need to make decisions about how to distribute their allotted COVID-19 vaccine doses, and there are many permutations those decisions could take, said Dr. Sema Sgaier, Executive Director of Surgo Foundation and adjunct assistant professor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Our tool gives them the concrete, localized data they will need to estimate with precision and maximize the public health impact of the coronavirus vaccine, while at the same time prioritizing vulnerable populations.

“In the midst of the pandemic, we will face a scarce supply of the COVID-19 vaccines. Nations, states and local municipalities are planning for effective vaccine distribution, said Dr. Rebecca Weintraub, Director of Vaccine Delivery at Ariadne Labs and Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. “Unfortunately, too often scarce resources go to the most privileged. We built this tool for leaders with the data they will need on available vaccine doses, priority populations, and at risk communities to plan for effective and equitable vaccine distribution.

Our committee laid out a four-phased, evidence based approach to COVID-19 vaccine allocation in the United States, but there will be a number of uncertainties around that allocation that state and local leaders must plan for, said NASEM Committee Co-chair Dr. Helene Gayle, President and CEO of the Chicago Community Trust. This tool helps them do that, providing the most reliable estimates of high-priority populations and allowing them to weigh that data against potential scenarios.

Data for the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 were sourced from the U.S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey (ACS), the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW), California Office of Emergency Services, CDCs National Health Safety Network (NHSN), Homeland Infrastructure Foundation-Level Data (HIFLD), Clark et al., 2020, and the Vera Institute of Justice.

Access the Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 at covid19vaccineallocation.org.

About Surgo Foundation

Surgo Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., is a nonprofit organization dedicated to solving health and social problems with precision. We do this by bringing together all the tools available from behavioral science, data science, and artificial intelligence to unlock solutions that will improve and save lives. We work in the United States and in low- and middle-income countries on issues like COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, maternal mortality, health care, housing, and more.

About Ariadne Labs

Ariadne Labs is a joint center for health systems innovation at Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We develop simple, scalable solutions that dramatically improve the delivery of health care at critical moments to save lives and reduce suffering. Our vision is for health systems to deliver the best possible care for every patient, everywhere, every time. Visit ariadnelabs.org to learn more and covid19.ariadnelabs.org to learn about Ariadne Labs response to COVID-19.

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