Business and Technology News for August 2016

Unique Partnership Combines Powerful Insights from Uber and Concur

Recently, Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management solutions, announced an innovative partnership with Uber. As part of this expanded partnership and integration, Concur customers will be able to realize significant cost savings on their ground transportation and gain visibility into their Uber usage, while at the same time increasing traveler productivity and satisfaction. Elena Donio, president of Concur stated, “Our average enterprise customer expenses almost $1 million in ground transportation annually and about 7 percent of that is with Uber today. By shifting more spend to Uber, these companies stand to save hundreds of thousands of dollars.”

Source: Concur – Concur Partners With Uber

Manufacturing and IoT: Connecting All Things Unconnected for Market Leadership

As technology evolves, a large number of manufacturers are utilizing the Internet of Things (IoT) not only for dramatically improving enterprise efficiency, but also for tacking and managing the maintenance of machines. Now that so many solutions can run in real-time, manufacturers are taking advantage of having an opportunity to run as a Live Business. This fundamentally changes how products are made and resources are used.

Source: SAP – Manufacturing and IoT

What Distributors Should do in a Growing Economy

Although the economy was slow the first half of this year, it is steadily growing. President of ITR Economics and senior economic advisor to NAW, Dr. Alan Beaulieu, accurately predicted this growth pattern. In January at the NAW Executive Summit, Alan predicted a relatively slow pace of growth in the first half. In June, he stated that the second half will continue with decelerated growth before reaccelerating in the very late months of the year.

Source: NAW News

Verizon Purchases Yahoo

You may have read that Verizon has agreed to pay $4.83 billion for the purchase of Yahoo. Although Yahoo had once been well known as a search pioneer, the company lost it’s brand dominance. Verizon will now manage Yahoo’s more than one billion monthly active users.

Source: CNN – Verizon Purchases Yahoo

3D Virtual Technology Enhances Medical Imaging

Software and technology platforms continue to advance in ways never previously thought possible. This company has developed a system that provides virtual 3D images of critical organs such as heart, lungs and others. Many in the medical field, such as physicians, medical students, care providers place great value in this type of technological advancement.

Source: Medical Device Trends

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