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The impact of COVID-19 is the latest reminder that healthcare must be as flexible as available tools will allow. From pop-up networks, mobile screenings, and mobile health vehicles to telemedicine and IoT, technology is pushing the boundaries of how and where healthcare is offered. Whether inside a clinic or far beyond, healthcare requires flexible, reliable, and secure connectivity. In many situations, LTE and 5G are the best solution.
For organisations new to workforce productivity tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams, the reaction is pretty much universal: How did we manage before?
These collaboration tools and others take the snappy, efficient qualities of instant messaging and place them at epicentre of working life, unifying the previous patchwork of applications into something more like a tapestry. Employees can talk, discover, act and share with speed. Companies become infinitely more productive.
Many, particularly your “cloud-first”, companies have been using these tools long before Covid-19 and have found the remote working transition seamless. A great many more were forced to spin them up overnight.
The UK National Health Service has enlisted the services of some of the world’s largest tech firms to help it thwart the coronavirus outbreak.
First reported by BBC, the NHS has joined forces with Microsoft, Google, Faculty AI and Palantir to create data dashboards that use AI to display up to date information about Covid-19 transmission.
People have been warned not to fall for a bogus text message saying they have been fined for stepping outside during the coronavirus lockdown. The latest in a series of scams related to the virus claims to be from the Government, telling the recipient their movements have been monitored through their phone and they must pay a fine or face a more severe penalty, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) said.
As more workers rush to adopt remote working technologies such as cloud-based teleconferencing or collaboration tools, cyber security companies have been quick to identify the ways in which hackers might exploit the situation to compromise users.
The latest company to do so is Check Point Software, whose researchers have penned a fresh blog post detailing how cyber hackers are taking advantage of surging demand for Zoom, conferencing software that has become a household name in recent weeks.