Posts tagged: COVID 19

Need for Earth Day, Sustainability Persists in Pandemic

Christine Dunne Dunne
 Apr 22, 2020

Business Closures, Recycling Delays Among Current Challenges

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With the coronavirus crisis in full swing, the topic of sustainability may be a bit (or, let’s admit, a lot) less top of mind for organizations. That said, it is Earth Day, and the need to preserve our planet doesn’t just disappear with a health disaster.

Prior to the COVID-19 situation, companies were most preoccupied with recycling materials like paper and cartridges—especially in Western Europe, where regulations like the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) directive mandate the recycling of materials.

Which Sustainability Priorities Have You Set for the Coming Year?

Source: Keypoint Intelligence’s IT Decision Makers Survey 2019
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COVID-19 Accelerates Channel Fog and Channel Fatigue

Marc Mascara
 Apr 21, 2020

In the latter half of 2019, Keypoint Intelligence identified an emerging trend in the consumer space that affected the areas of transactional communications and marketing communications. Contrary to many assumptions and preconceived notions, the share of transactional communications that consumers accessed electronically declined steadily over the past three years. Data from our Annual State of Transactional Communications consumer surveys uncovered a 5% year-over-year drop in this share. It is also interesting to note that the share of respondents between the ages of 18 and 34 who accessed their transactional communications electronically declined even faster than the other age groups.

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COVID-19 Crisis Spurs Interest in Telehealth

Christine Dunne Dunne
 Apr 13, 2020

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Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, Konica Minolta and its All Covered IT services division have seen quite the increase in inquiries related to telehealth solutions.

“We’ve started getting more inquiries from customers than collectively for five years,” said Joe Cisna, Global Director for Digital Workplace Vertical Solutions at Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A.

Konica Minolta has offered SnapMD’s cloud-based virtual care management solution for five years now, but it took a significant relaxation of Medicare reimbursement rules—driven by the need to stop the spread of COVID-19 as well as free up emergency rooms for affected patients—to really boost demand for this offering.

One view of the SnapMD telehealth solution
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OEMs Making Gear, Equipment to Fight COVID-19

Christine Dunne Dunne
 Apr 7, 2020

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Industry OEMs are using their manufacturing capabilities to produce various gear and equipment aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19. Some of these initiatives were mentioned in an earlier Keypoint Intelligence blog post, but this article will discuss several recent efforts in greater detail.

Ricoh face shield prototype (Source: Ricoh Europe)
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Looking at COVID-19 Visually, By the Numbers

Randall Dazo
 Mar 20, 2020

Presenting Our Interactive Map of the Ongoing Pandemic

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As the cases of COVID-19 increase, it can be hard to keep track of all the numbers and the effects occurring in our communities. Through DOMO—the visual data analytics tool that we here at Keypoint Intelligence use— and the data John Hopkins University is aggregating from various sources, we have developed an easy-to-use and interactive map to help you follow the changes and understand the impact of the spread of the coronavirus. Refreshes to the map happen in near real-time as JHU updates its numbers.

CAPTION: Our COVID-19 map is here to help you make better sense of what is truly going on.

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