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Where's the home healthcare industry heading. Photo by: Public domain.
Technological advancement is behind the current positive trajectory of the healthcare industry. Previously, the most dominant health systems were hospital care and physician services. However, the availability of technology and changing preferences by the patient pool are enabling the rise of home healthcare as the most preferred health system. As of 2018, the global...
Among all the measures adopted to slow the spread of coronavirus, the concept of remote work took the center stage. (Photo by Kaitlyn Baker on Unsplash)
With the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus, the world woke up to a new reality that looked like a scene out of an apocalyptic movie. Millions of lives have been altered by the public health crisis, which began in the Hubei province of China late last year and has since engulfed a large number of...
Cyril-Mickaël Callejon, CEO and producer at Directive Première, a France-based audiovisual production and post-production company. (Photo by Via News)
Motion design can play a key role in advancing the communication and marketing campaigns of companies, especially small businesses, says an industry expert. "Motion design is the future of communication," Cyril-Mickaël Callejon, CEO and producer at Directive Première, a France-based audiovisual production and post-production company, told Via News in an interview.
Mário Mouraz, founder and CEO of Climber RMS, says automation and customization are key to survival of independent hotels. (Photo by Marten Bjork on Unsplash)
Independent hotels should embrace technology and incorporate the latest trends into their strategies to be able to survive in the long run, says the founder and CEO of Climber RMS, a hotel revenue management platform. "Like anything else in life, you either adapt or you die. We have seen a lot of independent hotels disappearing, especially...
The recruitment industry is shifting from talent acquisition to talent access and there are great opportunities for hiring platforms that embrace change and morph with the latest trends, says an industry professional. "Recruitment fundamentally is about acquiring people for the company: I hire you, you work for me, no one else. But that is a very old...
Deloitte building in USA. (Photo credit: Dylan)
Since the first quarter of 2015, the global House Price Index has been on the rise, according to figures by Deloitte. Particularly, Knight Frank noted that the year-on-year increase in the price of housing happened in more countries in Q2 2019 than at any other time in the last decade. However, Knight Frank went ahead to qualify...
Massages at Sweet Brook Massage Spa. Photo credit: Sweet Brook Massages.
The global wellness market is one of the fastest-growing, according to the Global Wellness Institute. As of 2018, the market was worth $4.2 trillion, having expanded at an average rate of 12.8% since 2016. However, there are no clear distinctions in an industry that encompasses the gym economy, massage and spa economy, mineral spring’s market, and so much more. Nonetheless, the...
Vamcity Store in Vancouver. Photo credit: Mike
Cannabis goes back to the era when ancient humans used hemp seeds as food while extracting fibers from cannabis for a range of uses. Quite naturally, they would discover that the substance has medicinal significance. Today, marijuana is useful for both medicinal purposes and for getting people high. As an industry, the cannabis sector as mainly remained underground until some...
European Banking Authority. Photo credit: EBA
Gone are the days when the word ‘loan’ existed only in the dictionary of banks and shylocks. Today, technology is revolutionizing global finance such that people can access credit outside the strict bounds of the financial industry. Notably, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry is one of these mediums. The global P2P lending platforms industry...
New Telecommunication equipment for Telenursing at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN) in Ontario, Canada. Photo credit: Rosie Andre.
According to Gartner Glossary, digitalization is the case where a business adopts technology to deliver its products and services to its customers. Telehealth is a perfect example of digitalization, where healthcare providers are embracing digital business models to deliver better services faster. Being a new sector, where is telehealth now? Where is it headed? This article attempts to provide the answers.
Facebook headquarters in 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, United States. Photo credit: Jimmy Baikovicius.
Social media is no longer a foreign concept, at least to more than 3.5 billion people on the internet. Notably, the number of people using any form of social media has been on the rise in the early 2000s. The social media landscape has evolved so much that companies that were prominent earlier are nowhere today in terms of...
Automated Guided Vehicle. Image by: Wolfgang Klein.
A report by the Office of National Statistics of the United Kingdom predicted that close 1.5 million Brits could lose jobs to automation. According to the report, improved functionality of automated guided vehicles (AGVs) could enable them to work as waiters, bar staff, and even shelf fillers. Although such news might paint a bleak picture of what the future...

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