How Financial Services Can Recover IT Hygiene Post-Pandemic

“This kind of event happening is once in a lifetime.” 

Scott Lowe is the Managing Director and Founder of EndpointX, a unified endpoint management and security firm that primarily services financial services institutions. 

Lowe and his teams work directly with their clients to produce visibility and control over their sprawling endpoint environments.

When the pandemic struck, financial services organizations were thrown into chaos, and Lowe and his teams helped their clients through every step of this transition.

Here’s what Lowe experienced and learned during the pandemic. 

Primary Challenges for Financial Services During the WFH Transition

Lowe, his teams, and their tooling were well set-up for this event. During the initial transition to Work From Home (WFH), they were flexible enough to maintain endpoint visibility and control for their clients.

However, Lowe watched his clients struggle with many other elements of the transition.

Many lacked enough physical inventory to equip their

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AI will cement its place across various industries

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AI will cement its place across various industries

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will only increase across various industries as more and more organisations look to adopting the technology to improve their effectiveness and efficiency, experts said at the third edition of Artelligence – The Artificial Intelligence Forum.

Presented by Khaleej Times, the event brought together various experts to highlight the latest in AI technology as well as steps that governments are taking to ensure its safe and ethical use. The event was organised with the help of several sponsors including Darktrace as the AI Cybersecurity Partner; Denodo as the Gold Sponsor; SAS as the AI & Analytics Partner; Oracle as the Technology Partner; Dell Technologies as the Enterprise Technology Partner; and Elixir Group as the Technology Investment Partner.

Alexy Sidorov, chief evangelist, Denodo, UAE, spoke about

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Mnuchin, Powell Say Economy is Improving: Live Updates

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Powell and Mnuchin Deliver Optimistic Outlook for Economy

During testimony before Congress, the Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome H. Powell, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin portrayed the economy as rebounding from the pandemic-induced recession.

“We are fully committed to getting every American back to work as quickly as possible. America is in the midst of the fastest economic recovery from any crisis in the U.S. The August jobs report showed the economy has gained back 10.6 million jobs since April, and nearly 50 percent of all jobs lost due to the pandemic. The unemployment rate decreased to 8.4 percent, a notable achievement considering many people thought it could get as high as 25 percent. Thanks to the programs provided by the CARES Act, we never got close to that figure. I believe we will see tremendous growth in the third quarter,

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Specialized Freight Trucking Market 2020 Business Scenario – UPS (United Parcel Service) Fedex (Federal Express) Schneider National

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Sep 21, 2020 (Market Insight Reports) —
Specialized Freight Trucking Global Market Report 2020

The Specialized Freight Trucking Market Research Report begins with an overview of the Market and offers throughout development. It presents a comprehensive analysis of all the regional and major player segments that give closer insights upon present market conditions and future market opportunities along with drivers, trending segments, consumer behavior, pricing factors, and market performance and estimation. The forecast market information, SWOT analysis, Specialized Freight Trucking market scenario, and feasibility study are the vital aspects analyzed in this report.

North America was the largest region in the global specialized freight trucking market, accounting for 29% of the market in 2019. The Asia Pacific was the second largest region accounting for 27% of the global specialized freight trucking market. Africa was the smallest region

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B2B Virtual Events: 12 Tips to Drive Topline Growth

Traditionally, B2B sellers have relied heavily on tradeshows, user conferences, and other in-person interactions to launch products and services, generate leads, and nurture relationships with loyal customers.

B2B event marketing was, among all sales and marketing channel initiatives, third in engagement effectiveness and first in conversions, 2020 research from Demand Gen Report found.

But COVID-19 has wiped almost all in-person events off the calendar, so B2B marketers have been scrambling—sometimes successfully, sometimes less so—to develop and refine virtual event experiences that can still engage.

In short, B2B sellers must now replicate the impact of in-person events, but virtually.

Conversations with a cross-section of marketing executives at B2B sellers and my own colleagues over the past few months have revealed various levers that are helping drive the most successful virtual event experiences.

The following 12 approaches, derived from those conversations, address key variables across three categories crucial to B2B buyer engagement

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Toronto Eatery Offers Fred VanVleet Free Food So He Re-Signs

The Toronto Raptors’ Fred VanVleet is set to become a free agent this offseason, and it’s no secret he is all set to secure the bag. The point guard has already made it clear that “in a perfect world,” he’d re-sign with the Raptors, but given that he’s one of the better players available in this year’s free agency class, and there are several other teams reportedly lining up to offer him big-time dollars, nothing is for certain.

So Toronto restaurant Pai is making an effort to sweeten the pot for Frederico. In a video posted on Instagram this morning, the Thai eatery displayed a new sticker on their front door reading, “VanVleet and eat—Keep Fred VanVleet in Toronto.”

The sticker also reads, “Freddy eats here for free,” and features an animated rendering of VanVleet’s face, mid-scream after hitting a three during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals.


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Home sellers and buyers warned to move quickly if they want to benefit from the stamp duty holiday

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Households looking to take advantage of the stamp duty holiday to buy or sell their home have been warned by estate agents to get moving within weeks.

Property sellers need to market their home by the end of September if they want to maximise their chances of getting the transaction in before the 31 March 2021 stamp duty deadline, according to NAEA Propertymark.

The estate agent body said that with the property market ‘thriving’ post-lockdown while many conveyancing services are running at Covid-reduced levels, the home-selling process from marketing to completion could take much longer than expected.

a sign in front of a brick building: Setting a realistic asking price was among five tips issued by NAEA Propertymark to expedite the home-selling process (see box below).

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Setting a realistic asking price was among five tips issued by NAEA Propertymark to expedite the home-selling process (see box below).

Mortgage applications and surveys are reportedly suffering delays amid backlogs and staffing issues.

And many buyers are now thought to

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Mastercard, NetPlusDotCom and Innovectives Partner to Provide Digital Payments to 1 Million MSMEs

Mastercard, NetPlusDotCom and Innovectives have announced a milestone in their partnership to provide micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with digital payment tools to advance their business through their self-onboarding digital platform, Merchant Digital.

According to the company, 1 million MSMEs have so far been onboarded on the platform that can be accessed online at NetPlusDotCom and Innovectives respectively by all small businesses and micro merchants in Nigeria.

The self-onboard digital platform, which went live at the end of last year, enables Nigerian businesses to accept digital payments through optimized solutions such as Mastercard Quick Response (QR), USSD codes, contactless transactions, point-of-sale terminals and web payment gateways to grow ecommerce. Consumers also benefit from added convenience via multi-payment options.

Additionally, strong performance scoring tools support access to micro-loans and credit, enabling MSMEs to grow and sustain their businesses in Nigeria.

Secure digital records for their businesses make it

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Digital Money Transfer Market Size Estimated to Observe

Digital Money Transfer

Covid-19 Impact Update – Global Market Research Industry

A new business intelligence report released by AMA with title Digital Money Transfer Market Size, Status and Forecast 2019-2025 is designed covering micro level of analysis by manufacturers and key business segments. The Global Digital Money Transfer Market survey analysis offers energetic visions to conclude and study market size, market hopes, and competitive surroundings. The research is derived through primary and secondary statistics sources and it comprises both qualitative and quantitative detailing. Some of the key players profiled in the study are Amdocs (United States), eServGlobal (Australia), Huawei (China), Mastercard (United States), Axis Bank (India), PayPal (United States), Visa (United States) and Interac (Canada).

The rising digitilized across the globe is one of the strongest reasons that the digital money transfer market is growing. As it is very difficult to physically go to a bank and then follow the

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State Farm to buy auto insurance company GAINSCO

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — State Farm announced a merger deal Thursday to buy auto insurance company GAINSCO for about $400 million in cash.

Upon closing, the merger agreement states that State Farm Mutual will acquire all the stock in GAINSCO, Inc., the holding company of MGA Insurance Company, Inc., a Texas-domiciled insurance company, and GAINSCO shareholders will receive approximately $107.38 per share in cash.

In a press release, State Farm spokespeople said they expect the merger agreement to close in 2021 so long as GAINSCO’s shareholders approve it. It’s the first acquisition of an insurance company by State Farm in its 98-year history.

GAINSCO spokespeople said the company would continue to operate as a separate company and brand focusing on its current objectives. Over time, the parties expect to provide State Farm agents the opportunity to distribute GAINSCO products and State Farm products and services.

“We believe this acquisition positions

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