Technology / Social Media

  • 2 In 5 Americans Say Online Shopping Has Busted Their Budget
    2 In 5 Americans Say Online Shopping Has Busted Their Budget

    Americans say spontaneous spending makes them feel good, though they fail to realize the total amount they have spent on their credit or debit card until they see their monthly statement

    Shopping online from the comfort of your home can be easy and convenient, but it also leads to increased spending if you’re not careful.
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  • Don’t Look Now, But We Are Surrounded By Scams
    Don’t Look Now, But We Are Surrounded By Scams

    Thoughts on what’s real, what’s not and how we can learn to tell the difference

    Marketers and scam artists manufacture lies to get you to part company with your hard-earned cash.
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  • Reimagining Work In The New Digital-First Workplace
    Reimagining Work In The New Digital-First Workplace

    Companies work to win the war for talent in the post-pandemic world

    The Future Forum, a consortium launched by Slack Technologies, Inc., to help companies reimagine work in the new digital-first workplace, is releasing a new global study that unpacks how 15 months of pandemic work has shifted employee expectations.
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  • Insurance Executives Believe Companies’ Digital Transformation Efforts Will Continue As Pandemic Fades
    Insurance Executives Believe Companies’ Digital Transformation Efforts Will Continue As Pandemic Fades

    Almost overnight, an industry based on face-to-face interactions and relationships had to shift to a virtual environment

    New research by LIMRA and McKinsey & Co. finds 8 in 10 insurance executives believe their companies’ efforts to adopt digital solutions accelerated due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most (9 in 10) agree that consumer expectations will demand these efforts continue post-pandemic.
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  • Advisors, Firms Break Through The Noise To Respond To Clients
    Advisors, Firms Break Through The Noise To Respond To Clients

    Optimizing content to capture ’shifting client needs’

    COVID-19 abruptly and forcefully shifted the social selling landscape. Digital marketers, compliance teams, advisors, and agents quickly pivoted from tried-and-true approaches to test new strategies for the new normal—whether it was an expanded online presence through individual websites, or targeted campaigns based on audience segments.
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  • Is Hacking Acceptable?
    Is Hacking Acceptable?

    Nearly 4 in 10 Americans think so, but only if it helps others for no monetary gain, or exposes the truth

    A new hacking advocacy survey from NordVPN asked 1,007 consumers whether they thought hacking was an acceptable practice, and who they would hack if they could.
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  • Surging Cryptocurrency Demand Gives Rise To New Ways To Obtain Digital Assets
    Surging Cryptocurrency Demand Gives Rise To New Ways To Obtain Digital Assets

    Giving rise to new state-of-the-art mining infrastructures that will greatly expand mining capacity

    USA News Group - According to Dan Schulman, President and CEO of PayPal, demand for cryptocurrency assets is surging beyond expectations, and he's predicting a sharp decline in the use of cash.
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  • America’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Boom Could Send ESG Stocks Soaring
    America’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Boom Could Send ESG Stocks Soaring

    This year, and next, might see investors start to reap the rewards of Biden's ultimate "green presidency".

    In the past few years, we've seen six ESG megatrends on the rise with trillions of dollars being invested into them, from cloud computing and clean water, to finance, resource efficiency and the mega of ESG megatrends--EVs.
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  • Public Infrastructure Cyberattacks May Pose Broad Financial Risk
    Public Infrastructure Cyberattacks May Pose Broad Financial Risk

    Rewards for successful breaches can be significant, making public infrastructure a tempting target for cyber criminals

    The recent Colonial Pipeline cyberattack illustrates the broader financial effects that can result from attacks on critical public infrastructure, Fitch Ratings says.
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  • Brands Change Their Approach In Response To Evolving Customer Needs
    Brands Change Their Approach In Response To Evolving Customer Needs

    21% of brands achieved a significantly higher score; engaging empathetically with customers is critical to success

    According to Forrester's US 2021 Customer Experience Index rankings, 21% of brands saw a significant score increase compared to 2020. The pandemic forced brands across industries to change their approach to customer experience suddenly.
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  • Evolving US Regulation A Positive Step In Addressing Cyber Risks
    Evolving US Regulation A Positive Step In Addressing Cyber Risks

    Efforts helpful in establishing ‘minimum standards’

    U.S. cyber legislation and regulation are rapidly evolving, as seen with the President’s recent Executive Order 14028 on cybersecurity, five bipartisan bills introduced in the House of Representatives and numerous state legislatures addressing cybersecurity and privacy, Fitch Ratings says.
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  • A Time Of Digital Reckoning For Insurers
    A Time Of Digital Reckoning For Insurers

    How rising consumer expectations and increasing competition are pressing insurers to reinvent themselves as future-ready, technology-forward

    The pace for digitization is not slowing down. Firms in other industries have evolved their customer experience across multiple channels to become omni-channel and digital to meet rapidly shifting and intensifying customer expectations, setting a high bar for insurance.
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  • Study Finds Data Breaches Cost Affected Companies – In Higher Interest Rates
    Study Finds Data Breaches Cost Affected Companies – In Higher Interest Rates

    How you bank may penalize you for failing to protect your data

    A recent study published by the American Accounting Association finds that there is a very real cost for companies that can't protect their customers' personal information. In addition to any reputational damage, the study finds that banks effectively apply a financial penalty to companies that have experienced data breaches.
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