The COVID-19 Crisis Presents An Opportunity For Companies To Step Up Their Efforts In Ensuring The Safety and Well-Being Of Their Employees


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It is no surprise that the COVID-19 crisis has gravely affected the mental health and well-being of employees. Business priorities and goals all over the world have drastically changed, with key challenges being to keep the business afloat, as well as manage the safety and security of employees.

The social distancing measures implemented by governments within the Middle East region have made people more isolated and uncertain. Homes have turned into offices, playgrounds, gyms, and schools, and changes due to health threats and job losses are not helping to make the situation better. Moreover, in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, our frontliners had to leave the safety of their homes, and make sure that the food is produced and displayed on the shelves of

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Importance of moving activities outdoors and ensuring proper ventilation indoors stressed, as experts urge science community to clarify definitions — ScienceDaily

Scientists affiliated with leading research institutions across the U.S. state in a letter published Monday in the journal Science that researchers across disciplines must converge to deliver clear public health guidance about how SARS-CoV-2 is spread in the air.

The researchers write in the open letter that the scientific community must clarify the terminology used related to aerosols and droplets, and employ a more modern size threshold, rather than the existing one based on 1930s-era work. Authors include experts from the University of California San Diego, University of Maryland, Virginia Tech, and others.

Public health officials should make a clear distinction between droplets ejected by coughing or sneezing — which have inspired the social distancing mantra of six feet of separation between people — and aerosols that can carry the virus for much greater distances. Viruses in aerosols smaller than 100 microns can remain airborne in a confined space for

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Google Will Enforce Its Billing System On All Play Store Apps Ensuring A 30% Cut On Sales

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Google will no longer allow app makers to circumvent the payment system built into the Google Play store, allowing it to take a 30% cut of all sales made through the platform in a similar vein to Apple’s App Store, even as the iPhone maker fights a court battle over its enforcement of a similar rule.

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In a blog post on Monday, Google clarified its policy on the issue noting that companies that offer their apps through the Google Play Store will have to use the platform holder’s billing system.

Google said that app makers will have until September 2021 to integrate its billing system on to their apps.

Google takes a 30% cut of all sales made through its own billing system, similar to Apple and its App Store.

App makers like Netflix

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Ensuring Cloud Migration Success with PagerDuty

It’s no surprise that business and technology leaders are drawn by the promise of enhanced scalability, business agility, and cost savings — but did you know that 30% of cloud migration projects fail? A cloud-based approach requires new methods to address the increased complexity of hybrid-cloud environments, where siloes can emerge across people, operational processes, and technologies.

The rise of AIOps has enormous potential to connect contextualized information across siloed teams and technology and, where possible, to help automate operations. Join Andrew Marshall, Director of Product Marketing at PagerDuty, as he explores the accelerating trend towards cloud migration, key challenges that exist in a hybrid and multi-cloud world, and how AIOps technologies can be used as a part of that broader strategy.

In this webinar, you will learn how teams migrating to the cloud can:

• Leverage PagerDuty to help bridge silos across people, processes and technology
• Quickly adapt

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