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Ping An Accelerates Digital innovations in Response to COVID-19

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HONG KONG and SHANGHAI, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (hereafter "Ping An" or "The Group", HKEx: 2318; SSE: 601318) showcased a range of its digital innovations at the Institute of International Finance (IIF). Jessica Tan, Co-CEO of Ping An Group, was a featured speaker at the IIF Digital Interchange: The Global Dialogue on Digital Finance on the acceleration of digital transformation across the Group as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

"COVID has really accelerated digitization even for us, and we have always been on the forefront of digitization," Jessica said. The Group’s "finance + ecosystem" strategy is to use technology to empower five ecosystems: financial services, health care, smart city services, real estate services and auto services. These ecosystems help the Group extend its reach to internet users beyond its core financial businesses. As of June 30, 2020, Ping An had more than 210 million retail customers and 560 million internet users.

Ping An’s Health Care Innovations at Center of COVID-19 Fight

The health care businesses played a critical role during the pandemic. COVID-19 drove skyrocketing demand for Ping An Good Doctor, the largest mobile internet telemedicine platform in China, with nearly 350 million users as of June 30, 2020. "A lot of consumers with small illnesses don’t want to go to hospitals for fear of further infection … I think (demand for telemedicine) is going to continue accelerating," Jessica said.

In the first half of 2020, Ping An Good Doctor saw an average of 831,000 medical consultations daily, up 26.7% year-on-year. Ping An Good Doctor provides end-to-end service for patients, including 24/7 online consultations, prescriptions, referrals, appointments, second medical opinions and drug deliveries – supported by the in-house full-time medical team and proprietary artificial intelligence (AI)-based medical system.

For medical service providers, Ping An Smart Healthcare supports more than 17,000 medical institutions, providing comprehensive services including integrated regulatory platforms, AI-based disease prediction, medical image recognition and AskBob, a consultant and treatment assistance tool. Ping An launched its COVID-19 smart image-reading system in early 2020 to assist doctors with fast and accurate diagnoses to help control the epidemic. The system can generate smart analysis results in about 15 seconds, with an accuracy rate above 90%. AskBob was used 22.04 million times by approximately 413,000 doctors in the first half of 2020.

The rise of telemedicine began long before the pandemic, Jessica noted. "We started working with the government about 10 years ago on how to better manage health care costs." Ping An’s AI medical capabilities are helping to control rising costs and support medical professionals to provide more efficient and accurate diagnoses and treatment.

"So in the whole healthcare ecosystem, we really go in with a long-term mentality, providing better services for our customers, not just insurance but also good, reliable online health care services, helping to manage costs across the whole system."

Financial Services Adapted to Remote Working and Customer Service

Ping An’s technologies also enabled its financial businesses to maintain service to customers during the pandemic. The company shifted its 1.4 million agents and staff to remote working within five days, Jessica told the IIF. Artificial intelligence (AI) service robots handled 82% of service calls with the rest handled by contact center agents working remotely. Ping An’s fintech company OneConnect also helped 60 financial institutions shift to remote working and customer service in the first three months of the pandemic.

Digitization of Government Services Accelerated

Jessica said another trend highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic is the digitization of government services. Ping An’s smart city services is helping 118 cities in China digitize their services, including Shenzhen, where Ping An is headquartered. Ping An is working with the Shenzhen government to provide 7,000 services on one mobile app. As face-to-face interactions were not possible in the pandemic, citizens were able to access 70% of the government’s services from the app.

Ping An is committed to continue developing its technological capabilities. As of June 30, 2020, Ping An’s technology patent applications increased by 4,625 year to date to 26,008. Ping An topped the 2020 global fintech patent ranking list for the second consecutive year with over 1,500 applications in the area. In 2019, Ping An ranked second globally by published digital healthtech patent applications.

About Ping An Group

Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ("Ping An") is a world-leading technology-powered retail financial services group. With over 210 million retail customers and 560 million Internet users, Ping An is one of the largest financial services companies in the world.

Ping An has two over-arching strategies, "pan financial assets" and "pan health care", which focus on the provision of financial and healthcare services through our integrated financial services platform and our five ecosystems of financial services, health care, auto services, real estate services and smart city services. Our "finance + technology" and "finance + ecosystem" strategies aim to provide customers and internet users with innovative and simple products and services using technology. As China’s first joint stock insurance company, Ping An is committed to upholding the highest standards of corporate reporting and corporate governance. The Group is listed on the stock exchanges in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

In 2020, Ping An ranked 7th in the Forbes Global 2000 list and ranked 21st in the Fortune Global 500 list. Ping An also ranked 38th in the 2020 WPP Kantar Millward Brown BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands list. For more information, please visit www.pingan.cn.

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Low-Code Meets Cloud Smart: Claris Expands FileMaker Cloud to EMEA Markets

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Claris International Inc., an Apple subsidiary and pioneering leader in low-code, today announced the official launch of FileMaker Cloud to EMEA markets. FileMaker Cloud gives EMEA businesses all of the power of the cloud – sharing, rapid deployment, scalability – without compromising on performance or losing connection to the real world of devices, sensors, even offline apps. The result is a future-proof solution that empowers businesses to rapidly create and share intelligent apps with their teams, and integrate them with other popular apps and web services.

For so many businesses, the global pandemic changed every aspect of their business overnight, which led to a massive boom in both low-code adoption and remote work technologies, said Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris. In many ways, Claris was built for this moment. Our commitment to low-code without limits – quickly deploying intelligent apps that both solve and evolve – means the solutions our customers build to deal with todays changes can serve as their IT backbone going forward. Were thrilled to finally bring FileMaker Cloud to EMEA as we continue to power the workplace of tomorrow through limitless and scalable low-code solutions.

Designed to augment its widely adopted Claris Platform, FileMaker Cloud offers localised infrastructure to assist businesses with implementing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) compliance, while also providing a scalable, agile, and adaptable solution to drive IT impact in EMEA. The FileMaker Cloud solution also brings emerging technologies within reach, ready to leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), digital assistants, Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, and whatever comes next.

FileMaker Cloud offers the following capabilities:

  • Agility and speed: Ability to rapidly deploy within an organisation without software or hardware. Start creating and sharing custom apps 4x faster.
  • Streamlined management: Easily manage users and groups in one secure place, including full tracking, and visibility.
  • Privacy, security and support: Provides end-to-end encryption, multi-factor authentication, and dedicated 24/7 support and monitoring by expert teams to ensure premium security and performance.
  • Hassle-free infrastructure: Access to fully configured hardware and installed software, as well as automated server maintenance.
  • Future-proof scalability: Ability to rapidly scale across departments and entire businesses for fast-paced growth.
  • Affordable, set prices: Yearly subscription fee of ‚¬41 EUR per month, available for purchase in local currency.
  • Certificates: Built-in SSL certificate included with the service.
  • Local language support: Access to multiple languages, including French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

For more information or to purchase FileMaker Cloud, please visit store.filemaker.com.

About Claris International Inc. Claris International Inc. is the creator of the world’s leading rapid, low-code development platform, offering a suite of services that empower problem solvers to drive digital transformation in businesses large and small. The company has more than 1.3 million active users globally across SMBs and the Fortune 500. Claris is an Apple subsidiary with an unmatched record of business success of more than 80 consecutive profitable quarters. Claris is headquartered in California with operations worldwide, including London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Beijing, and Sydney.

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Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 – Global Dishwasher Market 2020-2024 | Changing Kitchen Designs to Boost Market Growth | Technavio

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The dishwasher market is expected to grow by USD 1.34 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the dishwasher market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

Enterprises will go through Response, Recovery and Renew phases. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19

The dishwasher market will witness Negative impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavios pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Decrease as compared to 2019.

With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery and renew phases. Building business resilience and enabling agility will aid organizations to move forward in their journey out of the COVID-19 and crisis towards the Next Normal.

This post-pandemic business planning research will aid clients to:

  • Adjust their strategic planning to move ahead once business stability kicks in.
  • Build Resilience by making effective resource and investment choices for individual business units, products and service lines.
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Major Three Dishwasher Market Participants:

AB Electrolux

AB Electrolux operates its business in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. The company offers a range of freestanding and built-in dishwashers. In addition, the company also offers additional range of dishwashers through its Frigidaire brand.

Haier Smart Home Co. Ltd.

Haier Smart Home Co. Ltd. operates its business under various segments such as refrigerator, air conditioner, washing machine, kitchen appliance, water appliance, and equipment product and integrated channel services. The company offers a wide range of dishwasher products under Built-In Top Control Dishwashers, Built-In Front Control Dishwashers, Under-the-Sink Dishwashers, and Portable Dishwashers categories through its GE Appliances business division.

LG Electronics Inc.

LG Electronics Inc. operates its business under seven segments, which include home appliance & air solution, home entertainment, mobile communications, vehicle components, business-to-business, LG Innotek, and other segments. The company offers a wide range of front control and top control dishwashers.

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Dishwasher Market 2020-2024: Segmentation

Dishwasher market is segmented as below:

  • Product
    • Freestanding Dishwasher
    • Built-in Dishwasher
  • Geography
    • Europe
    • North America
    • APAC
    • South America
    • MEA
  • Distribution channel
    • Offline
    • Online

The dishwasher market is driven by changing kitchen designs. In addition, other factors such as rising use of stainless-steel dishwasher interiors is expected to trigger the dishwasher market toward witnessing a CAGR of over 1% during the forecast period.

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NTT Com Receives “Operator Award: Embracing Cloud” at Network Transformation Awards During Layer123 World Congress 2020

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NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432), announced today that its recent cloud-based initiatives, including a cloud-native platform for emerging applications such as AI, IoT and 5G, received the Operator Award: Embracing Cloud from the Network Transformation Awards 20201 program at Layer1232 World Congress 2020.

NTT Com was awarded for initiatives including an edge-computing platform that will provide low latency, low cost, and guaranteeing privacy required for technologies including AI, IoT and 5G. The envisioned platform is expected to accelerate local 5G and the development of AIoT ecosystem (combination of AI and IoT) for advanced uses such as smart factories.

The Network Transformation Awards recognize the current years outstanding technologies and thought leadership among telecom providers and vendors who help to accelerate network transformation. The Operator Award: Embracing Cloud is given to the telecom provider that takes the leading role in developing cloud infrastructure and other advanced cloud initiatives. Winners are selected through a process of rigorous and holistic judgment by analysts and experts from the global telecommunications industry.

Driven by the ongoing evolution of cloud and WAN technologies, corporate ICT systems are undergoing a paradigm shift to hybrid ICTs, including hybrid cloud and hybrid WAN. Also, emerging IoT and AI applications, such as self-driving vehicles and remote control of industrial machinery, will require increasingly advanced functions for high-speed data processing close to sites where data is actually used.

To support such hybrid ICT environments, NTT Com is also preparing to launch the tentatively named VxF Platform, which will support functions for traffic control and security. Separately, NTT Com launched the Flexible InterConnect service for interconnections in 2019. Furthermore, NTT Com is developing lightweight edge locations for deployment at client sites to locally process data, format data and perform AI inference. Through such initiatives, NTT Com is working to deliver increasingly low-latency, low-cost and guaranteed-privacy edge computing.

Going forward, NTT Com will continue to help clients achieve digital transformation and respond to their wide-ranging needs for hybrid ICT.

For more information about NTT Coms awards, visit here.

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About NTT Communications NTT Communications solves the world’s technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry-leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 500,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities in technology world are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Ltd., NTT Data, and NTT DOCOMO, we are NTT Group.

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