Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Coronavirus. Show all posts

Friday, February 19, 2021

ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss #COVID19-related #technology options and strategies at virtual event

ASSA ABLOY and Allegion discuss #COVID19-related #technology options and strategies at virtual event | #TpromoCom | The future is touchless – that was the message from security industry heavyweights ASSA ABLOY and Allegion at the recent virtual ISC West show [last November]. (Will Christensen) https://bit.ly/2OIyxWz

Representatives of both companies delivered presentations during the event that covered much of the same ground with a few slight differences; however, the big takeaway is that touchless door openings will be a major part of each company’s strategy for the foreseeable future.

Noting how the COVID-19 pandemic has led more than 60 percent of the U.S. and Canadian workforce to work from home, “it demands a great amount of creativity and innovation to navigate this crisis,” said Mark Duato, executive vice president of Aftermarket Solutions for ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions. (read more)





Follow us on Social Media or email us:

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

24% of US broadband households with fixed broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months

24% of US broadband households with fixed #broadband service likely to upgrade in the next six months | #TpromoCom #Trending | New research addresses continuing impact of #COVID19 on broadband usage, CE product adoption, OTT service stacking, and churn rates https://bit.ly/3cYvxj5

Parks Associates today released a new Quantified Consumer study, COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment, which reveals that in 3Q 2020, more than 50% of US broadband households reported that their broadband usage has increased since the start of the COVID-19 crisis. While consumers report broadband performance is keeping pace with the increased demand, in Q3 2020, 24% of fixed broadband households reported plans to upgrade their speed in the next six months, compared to 18% in 2Q 2020.

“Broadband upgrade plans indicate many households see some COVID-19-related changes as permanent,” said Steve Nason, Research Director, Parks Associates. “For video services, OTT service stacking has been particularly pronounced, with 45% of US broadband households subscribing to three or more OTT services. Many consumers are planning to add new services such as Disney+, Apple TV+, HBO Max, and Peacock as a permanent part of their OTT service portfolio, beyond the traditional Big 3: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu.”

COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment examines the impact of COVID-19 on service providers and consumer adoption and satisfaction throughout the communications, consumer technology, and entertainment and home services sectors. The research reports COVID-19 continues to widen the OTT/pay-TV gap. As many across the US remain homebound, households are continually relying on video content to fill their time outside of work and school. Within video services, COVID-19 has accelerated the trend of video viewers accessing OTT offerings at much higher rates than a pay-TV service via a traditional or online provider.

“Many traditional pay-TV subscribers are migrating to online pay-TV offerings or standalone OTT services,” Nason said. “Traditional providers, who still comprise the majority of the pay-TV market, have to continually seek ways to integrate online video services into their offerings either through homegrown solutions or external partnerships.”

For more information on COVID-19: Impact on Communications and Entertainment and other studies, contact sales@parksassociates.com. To schedule an interview with an analyst or to request specific research data, please contact Rosey Ulpino at rosey@parksassociates.com, 972.996.0233.




Follow us on Social Media or email us:

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

29% of SMBs report their company is at risk of going out of business due to COVID-19

29% of SMBs report their company is at risk of going out of business due to COVID-19 | #TpromoCom #COVID19 #Business #Financial | New research examines the shifting SMB landscape caused by COVID-19 and assesses new technological and communication needs http://bit.ly/3hcewC5

Recent research from Parks Associates’ New SMB Landscape: Devices, Communication, Security, Support reveals nearly 29% of SMBs report their company is at risk of going out of business due to COVID-19. The public health crisis and months of shelter-in-place orders have had a dramatic impact on SMBs in particular. New SMB Landscape: Devices, Communication, Security, Support, a primary study of US SMBs, provides insights on technology adoption and needs among SMB owners and IT personnel and examines the changes taking place as a result of reduced budgets and broad-scale shifts to work from home.

“SMBs at risk of going out of business are spending on technology products and services to transform their businesses to new conditions and overcome the existential challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Jennifer Kent, Senior Director, Parks Associates. “SMBs need their IT device vendors and service providers to be supportive and flexible, becoming trusted partners in pivoting their operations to new market realities.”

To read the remainder of this excellent report, click here!