With the experience of coronavirus COVID 19 lockdowns work-life will change forever. . With 91% US kids at home parents are spending more time than ever with children. Some parents have jobs that allow digital work and these folks are so lucky. Then there are the struggling 25 million unemployed in the travel, tourism, retail and any type of jobs that require a physical presence. At the other end of essential workers are the beleaguered medical worker, true heros, who show up every day to work. No less valiant are factory workers, grocery retail workers, law enforcement folks who are keeping essential services working. For everyone in each of these situations the pandemic has been trying as the USA tries to reopen. Going forward here is how work life will change:
The two biggest attractions for marketers with 5G will be:1) Mobility: With mobile use already at 3 hers 35 minutes a day in the US expectations are that mobile will surpass TV in terms of time spent in 2019. And that’s before 5G really kicks in.
2)Fast=Decrease in latency: Latency or the delay between asking and getting replies due to network speeds will vastly improve. Google will get even faster replies but also even your messaging can get faster. The day is not far away when at a restaurant you see the dessert ads on your phone even before the waiter asks at the end of your meal!
The iPhone 7 launched yesterday. The biggest buzz is about the wireless headphones and the removal of the headphone jack.One more urgent reason to make your website mobile friendly. (plug your website URL to the Google Mobile Friendly Test tool to see if you are already mobile friendly). But first more about the iPhone 7Continue reading “Don’t have a mobile website? Why the new iPhone7 should make you worry”
The drone industry is booming. And the number of companies authorized to use drones for commercial drones is up from 499 to over 5000 in just one year according to the NBC Today show. The number of personal drones registered has risen to over a million in the USA. Currently the Xponential 2016 Conference andContinue reading “Drones for commercial use up ten times in one year- pizza delivered by drone?”
Door delivery for the US Postal Service (USPS) is a corporate strength and USPS is actually considering stopping door-delivery mail and move to a cluster delivery starting with 35 million addresses. The savings are projected to be $ 4 billion which is more than the $3.5 billion they could have saved with stopping Saturday deliveries that appeared in an earlier post. It seems that the Saturday stop service is on hold, thankfully.
The Dow Jones industrial crossed 14,253.77 its highest ever point and back from the dismal depths of the recession on March 9, 2009 when it had touched 6,547. Investors and particularly large investors seem to be feeling upbeat about the stock market and things do seem cheery from a macro level. The optimism driving theContinue reading “Dow Jones index at record high today: when will US economy and jobs recover?”
Imagine the New York subways with 300-400 million gallons of water after Hurricane Sandy. Well, the US Army Core of Engineers "Unwatering" team are at New York and expect to get all this water out in a matter of days pumping through about a mile of subway at a time. The Unwatering team gets itsContinue reading ““Unwatering” New York subway tunnels within days: US Army Core of Engineers”
Hurricane Sandy has caused more destruction than imagined with thousands without power across the region, flooding of the New York subway, at least 40 deaths, 3 feet of snow in West Virginia and the NYSE closed for two days. The NYSE has been closed for two days due to weather for the first time since 1888Continue reading “First time since the Great Blizzard of 1888, NYSE closes for two days for Hurricane Sandy”
Hurricane Sandy is arriving today at the East Coast of the US and is being hailed as a "Super Storm." Hurricanes are a rarity in the East Coast and local and State Governments, private and public organizations are pulling out all the stops to keep people safe. Businesses have to wonder what they can doContinue reading “Hurricane Sandy: what can businesses really do?”
The gym business model requires a monthly membership fee because there are only so many treadmills and ellipticals. Online video gaming followed the gym model to huge success but things are slowing down because someone who plays multi-player online (MMO) games can really engage in a couple of games and paying a fixed $15 aContinue reading “Online video gaming becoming free as digital content doesn’t need the gym business model”