By Ron Nersesian, Chairman and CEO of Keysight Technologies
Disruptions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic have been broad and substantial, but the responses to those challenges have also been promising. In particular, the technologies that have been deployed to accommodate the need for personal distancing may also provide a guide to managing life and work in the post-pandemic era.
In early spring, the United States and other nations went into lockdown to combat the spread of COVID-19. In just a few days, millions of office workers found themselves logging in from dining tables, hunching over smaller screens, sitting in uncomfortable chairs, and attending long meetings on Zoom, Teams, or Skype.
In 2020, the world experienced an unprecedented public health crisis – the coronavirus pandemic. This has impacted all sectors of society and forced enterprises, small businesses, governments and private institutions to pivot, in some cases extensively, to accelerate digital transformations and rethink the way innovation is achieved. Keysight executives comment on the shape-shifting business operations and technology trends that are unfolding through the lens of the pandemic, the effects of which will continue to have lasting effects on organizations and society.
This year, like everything else, resolutions are looking different — thankfully the year behind has offered us a blueprint for the year ahead.
Last year around this time, we at T-Mobile Stories were thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. Heck, we even offered up “5 Ways Your Device Can Help You Keep Your 2020 Resolutions” (There’s still some pretty solid advice there, even a few tips we didn’t know we’d need just a couple months later. “Do Not Disturb” mode, anyone?)
By Sheri Byrne-Haber, accessibility architect and Power of Difference (POD) co-lead for @VMware Disability
December 3rd was the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Started by the United Nations, the goal is to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. It also aims to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.
As part of our employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Annie Mayrose, business partner, sustainability & social business innovation, employee and community engagement at MilliporeSigma, to learn more about how she’s driving positive social change.
1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?
COVID-19 has changed how the world lives and works. While many people – like frontline healthcare workers – have continued to serve in public-facing roles, others have been able to explore new work-from-to home options that may well become permanent. Still others are planning, or are already making, a staged return to the workplace.
by Ebony Perkins, Investor and Community Relations Manager at Self-Help Credit Union
Can women really have it all?
Women have made much progress in the last century. They gained the right to vote, currently earn a higher percentage of college degrees than male counterparts, and represent more than half of the American workforce. Despite their strides, women have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic’s economic effects, and their progress is in jeopardy.