When basics like shelter and food are uncertain, as is the case for the more than 500,000 Americans experiencing homelessness on any given night, technology is often an afterthought. While experts agree that more affordable housing and policy change are the most critical solutions to the homelessness crisis, technology advancements can support those goals by equipping governments and service providers in the sector with the right tools and data to help them serve their constituents.

In a research report released today, the Salesforce.org Impact Labs cohort, in collaboration with case managers, service providers, people who’ve experienced homelessness, and industry experts, identified three high-impact areas where technology can play an integral role in addressing this pervasive issue.

We asked three of the Impact Labs Community Fellows to share their perspective and unpack these opportunities. Please welcome Kendra Froshman, Director of Impact and Learning for Compass Family Services, Barry Roeder, … Read more

A growth stock I really like the look of right now is Gamma Communications (LSE:GAMA).

Gamma is a leading provider of unified communications as a aervice (UCaaS) in the UK and European business markets. It builds and supplies communication solutions for its customers directly and via a channel partner model. Through investment and in-house development, Gamma possesses an extensive range of communication services. As a result, it also owns a significant amount of intellectual property. The company currently operates in the UK, Germany, Netherlands, and Spain and is continuing to expand its reach.

Great growth stock

Gamma Communications has been a FTSE AIM incumbent since 2014. Since it’s first issue at 205p per share, GAMA has experienced unprecedented growth of over 650{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} in its share price. At the time of writing, shares can be purchased at 1,595p per share. This seems like an exciting growth stock for me and … Read more

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Smartphone sales have plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Samsung seeing the biggest drop.

Second quarter smartphone sales dropped 20{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} worldwide versus the same period a year earlier, according to research published Tuesday by analyst firm Gartner.

Gartner cited the pandemic as the primary culprit, due to shelter-in-place rules that resulted in people spending less on mobile devices. 

“Travel restrictions, retail closures and more prudent spending on nonessential products during the pandemic led to the second consecutive quarterly decline in smartphone sales this year,” Gartner senior research director Anshul Gupta said in a statement.

Although Samsung sold the most smartphones out of any company in the second quarter, the company also experienced the biggest year-over-year decline. Samsung sold nearly 55 million smartphones during the period, a 27{429fc2506e610357e12b2a5665db82631200a2e00b3a1d8839077d76f18e2e8b} … Read more

I saw this tweet last week and it made me chuckle (the second tweet made me chuckle even harder!).

Not so much because it was funny (it is)–but because it’s true. Man, is it true.

And, I’m here to say during the last five months, few people in marketing and communications have had a tougher job than that of the community manager.

Let’s lay out the facts:

  • Community managers often have an “always-on” job responsibility. Many don’t have backups for evening and weekend hours and find themselves working, literally, 24/7.
  • Community managers are seeing the worst of the worst the last five months during this pandemic. They are on the virtual front lines. And, in many ways, the virtual front lines are far, far worse than the actual front lines.
  • Community managers are under-paid. There has been an ongoing discussion for years that community managers ought to be more senior-level
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In any business it’s best to take some time determining who your target market is so that you already know who you might be speaking to if you find yourself advertising your business. Over The Top SEO (OTT) focuses on multinational digital advertising firms focusing on creating prime-notch model partnerships. OTT’s core values are to search out funding alternatives for its traders in the digital area and to promote omnichannel advertising and marketing campaigns for its shoppers. It serves as each a advertising and marketing consultancy firm, and a closed-door business firm with a serious stake in digital entities. This truth ought to seize the eye of any small business that desires to grow. Content marketing is less expensive than many types of conventional advertising and simpler as well. This is perhaps essentially the most crucial step in developing a content advertising playbook. Similar to any advertising strategy, it is … Read more