Unity Technologies rolls out simulator for virtual road testing

Techiexpert | April 29, 2019

Gaming as well augmented reality firm, Unity Technologies, has now revealed the launch of the real-time simulation platform that can create visual environments for the developers to test the autonomous vehicles.

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Robert LeBlanc, SVP, IBM Cloud discuss the expansion of their existing strategic cloud partnership that will include offering VMware Horizon Air, cloud-hosted desktop and application services from the IBM Cloud.

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger and Robert LeBlanc, SVP, IBM Cloud discuss the expansion of their existing strategic cloud partnership that will include offering VMware Horizon Air, cloud-hosted desktop and application services from the IBM Cloud.

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IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual and Desktop-as-a-Service Vendor Assessments Identifies Alludo as a Leader

Alludo | January 24, 2023

Alludo, a global technology company, has been entitled as a major player in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing 2022–2023 Vendor Assessment. The report says that Alludo's Parallels RAS is a great choice for simple virtualization deployments that support a larger intelligent digital workspace ecosystem. This recognition demonstrates Alludo's commitment to the success of its customers. In the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Desktop-as-a-Service 2022–2023 Vendor Assessment, Alludo was also put in the Major Players group. IDC MarketScape is a model for evaluating vendors that shows how competitive ICT suppliers are in a certain market. It utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria. Chief Technology and Product Officer at Alludo, Prashant Ketkar, said, "We are thrilled to have received this honor and be recognized for forward momentum in both strategy and capabilities in this IDC MarketScape report." He added, "We believe this validation underscores how our focus on simplicity and partner-centric strategy is valued and recognized by customers and analysts alike." Alludo did well in this evaluation not only because they have a strong portfolio but also because they work hard to meet customer needs and provide effective solutions. About Alludo Alludo is a global technology company that offers professional-level graphics, virtualization, and productivity solutions for the digital remote workforce. They have a 35+ year legacy of innovation and are behind award-winning brands such as Parallels, CorelDRAW, MindManager, and WinZip. Alludo aims to empower customers to work and live better by enabling them to work when, where, and how they want, with over 2.5 million paying customers worldwide. They believe in "working better and living better" and are working towards a future of boundless creativity, cross-platform productivity, and fluid collaboration.

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Kahoot! Partners with Zoom to Boost Online Meeting Engagement

Kahoot | January 09, 2023

Kahoot! has announced a partnership with Zoom to introduce Kahoot!’s 360 Essential premium app as part of Zoom’s curated Essential Apps. This allows users with Zoom One Pro, Business, or Business Plus online plans to add collaborative learning and engagement to their virtual meetings. The collaboration between Kahoot! and Zoom improves engagement with fun and collaborative learning games, even when they are held remotely. The app is now available for these subscribers and allows them to access the app, along with other Essential Apps, on a dock within Zoom Meeting. From there, users can instantly join a Kahoot! session or host their own using a collection of ready-to-use interactive learning sessions. This provides an exciting way for Zoom users to take their virtual meetings to the next level with collaborative learning activities. "Online meetings now play an essential role in the modern workforce, but many companies have yet to realize their potential for engagement and productivity. With powerful solutions like Kahoot!, corporate teams can transform their virtual meetings to bring learning to life, spark collaboration, build team spirit and more. Now, users have even easier access to Kahoot! during their online meetings as part of Zoom curated Essential Apps, empowering any meeting host to take engagement to the next level in seconds." Eilert Hanoa, CEO, Kahoot! Users with these plans can also redeem a free one-year Kahoot! 360 Essential license, which includes premium features to make virtual meetings, training, and presentations more engaging with Kahoot! This provides an excellent opportunity for subscribers to access more engaging and collaborative learning activities. It offers an easy way for Zoom users to connect with their colleagues and students through interactive activities that foster discussion and encourage active participation. About Kahoot! Kahoot! is a learning platform that is dedicated to making learning fun and engaging for everyone. It allows individuals and organizations to create and host learning sessions that are interactive and compelling. Since its launch in 2013, Kahoot! has hosted millions of learning sessions for over 8 billion participants in more than 200 countries. The company has a number of subsidiaries, including Clever, DragonBox, Poio, Drops, Actimo, Motimate, and Whiteboard.fi. Kahoot! is based in Oslo, Norway, but has offices around the world, including in the US, UK, France, Finland, Estonia, Denmark, Spain, and Poland. It is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker KAHOT.

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Remote Work is Here to Stay and Canadian Companies That Offer It Have Competitive Edge

globenewswire | December 16, 2022

Remote work is here to stay and employers offering it have a competitive edge when it comes to retaining and recruiting employees, according to a survey from The Harris Poll commissioned by Express Employment Professionals. Three-quarters of businesses (76%) that have offered remote work since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic say they are continuing to allow their employees to work remotely. The most cited reason is to help attract and retain employees (66%). Nearly half of employers (49%) say remote work has had a positive impact on their company as a whole, while only 15% say it has had a negative impact, and the remainder say it has had no impact at all. What’s more, a plurality of employers (46%) say remote work has not impacted employee productivity compared to when they were in the company’s physical workspace. Nearly a quarter of companies (22%) reported their employees became more productive, though one-third (32%) of companies say their employees became less productive with remote work. The ability to work remotely has become a basic requirement for an employer to stay competitive in many industries, according to Hanif Hemani, an Express franchise owner in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. “Quite simply the ‘genie is out of the bottle’ and most employers have offered and continue to offer work from home options,” said Hemani. “Remote work isn’t going anywhere and, in fact, employers are using this flexibility as a recruitment strategy.” Hemani says hybrid work weeks have become the most popular remote work model. “Most businesses are electing a hybrid model requiring employees to be in the office for a set number of days,” he said. “Typically, I am finding that the 3 consecutive days in office is a popular and good option, as all employees are available for face-to-face meetings on one set day of the week.” There are some potential drawbacks to remote work. “Recent insights from some large surveys have warned that remote work can stifle innovation, as employees tend to interact (remotely) with only the same group of people, and cross divisional collaboration and cross pollination of ideas can become less frequent as innovation can often occur from in-person ‘watercooler’ interactions,” said Hemani. “Remote work can also cause a disconnect between employees and their managers which can lead to problems down the road.” But there are also many benefits to offering remote work. “Remote work is popular and desired by many employees, and if employees are happier, this should lead to better engagement, which can lead to better productivity,” he said. “If employees are more engaged and more productive then the employer will benefit. In addition, if employees are more satisfied, they will be less likely to leave which will save companies time and money not having to deal with turnover and recruitment.” When, and if, the country’s labour shortages ease, it remains to be seen if fully remote or hybrid workplace options are as prevalent,” Express Employment Professionals CEO Bill Stoller. “As long as productivity doesn’t suffer, offering a remote work option for employees has many benefits and is a popular incentive shaping many companies’ cultures right now,” he added. “While this arrangement may not be feasible for everyone, competition for top talent is still fierce, so it may be worth a try.” About Bill Stoller William H. "Bill" Stoller is chairman and chief executive officer of Express Employment International. Founded in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the international staffing franchisor supports the Express Employment Professionals franchise and related brands. The Express franchise brand is an industry-leading, international staffing company with franchise locations in the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. About Express Employment Professionals At Express Employment Professionals, we’re in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Our international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve across the U.S., Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, employing 586,000 people globally in 2021 and 10 million since its inception. For more information, visit ExpressPros.com/CA.

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