Communication platforms – Sanshin Zen Community http://sanshinzencommunity.org/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 23:44:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-150x150.png Communication platforms – Sanshin Zen Community http://sanshinzencommunity.org/ 32 32 Meta and Other Tech Giants Form Metaverse Standards Body, Without Apple https://sanshinzencommunity.org/meta-and-other-tech-giants-form-metaverse-standards-body-without-apple/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 23:25:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/meta-and-other-tech-giants-form-metaverse-standards-body-without-apple/ The Meta Platforms logo is seen in Davos, Switzerland May 22, 2022. Picture taken May 22, 2022. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster the development […]]]>

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June 21 (Reuters) – Meta (META.O), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other tech giants racing to build the emerging metaverse concept have formed a group to foster the development of industry standards that would make the nascent digital worlds of business. with each other.

Metaverse Standards Forum attendees include many of the biggest companies working in the space, from chipmakers to game companies, as well as established standards bodies like the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the group said in a press release announcing its creation on Tuesday.

However, Apple (AAPL.O) is conspicuously absent from the membership list at the moment, and analysts expect it to become a dominant player in the metaverse race once it introduces a headset. mixed reality this year or next. Read more

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Gaming companies Roblox and Niantic were also not among the forum participants, nor were emerging crypto-based metaverse platforms like The Sandbox or Decentraland.

Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge its headphone plans, although it has given its board a preview of the product, according to Bloomberg. He did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the new metaverse forum.

Introducing such a device would put Apple in direct competition with Meta, which has staked its future on the growth of the Metaverse and invested heavily in hardware to realize its vision of interconnected virtual worlds.

Meta, known as Facebook until it changed its name as part of its metaverse pivot last year, has unveiled plans for a mixed reality headset dubbed “Cambria” to be released this year.

Apple has been heavily involved in creating web standards such as HTML5 in the past. For three-dimensional content in the Metaverse, Apple has worked with Pixar on the “USDZ” file format and with Adobe to ensure it supports the format.

Neil Trevett, an executive at chipmaker Nvidia who chairs the Metaverse Standards Forum, said in a statement to Reuters that any company is welcome to join the group, including participants from the crypto world.

The forum aims to facilitate communication between a variety of standards bodies and companies to ensure “real-world interoperability” in the metaverse, he said, without addressing how the Apple’s absence would affect that goal.

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Indonesia in the top market will reach $16.38 billion by https://sanshinzencommunity.org/indonesia-in-the-top-market-will-reach-16-38-billion-by/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 07:39:21 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/indonesia-in-the-top-market-will-reach-16-38-billion-by/ Portland, OR, June 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report released by Allied Market Research, Indonesia leads the market was pegged at $870.35 million in 2020 and is expected to reach $16.38 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 31.3% from 2022 to 2031. Rising popularity of direct operator billing in the […]]]>

Portland, OR, June 20, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — According to the report released by Allied Market Research, Indonesia leads the market was pegged at $870.35 million in 2020 and is expected to reach $16.38 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 31.3% from 2022 to 2031.

Rising popularity of direct operator billing in the OTT market, advent of internet broadband, high smartphone penetration and compatibility with OTT applications coupled with economic charges of OTT services have boosted the growth of the market Indonesian OTT. However, digital streaming ecosystem piracy and consumer engagement challenges are hampering the market growth. On the contrary, increased focus on local content creation, increase in OTT video subscriptions and use of advanced technologies in OTT services would open up new opportunities.

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Covid-19 scenario:

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has had a positive impact on the market owing to the rise in demand for OTT service and the growth of online communication services.
  • Due to lockdown restrictions, people were spending more time at home, which increased the use of online platforms. In addition, OTT platforms have invested more in launching regional content.

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The report segments Indonesia in the top market on the basis of component, device type, content type, revenue model, user type, end user, and region.

Based on components, the solutions segment held the largest share in 2020, accounting for around two-thirds of the market. However, the services segment is expected to show the highest CAGR of 33.3% from 2022 to 2031.

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Based on device type, the smartphone segment led the market in terms of revenue in 2020, contributing nearly two-fifths of the market. Moreover, the segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 33.2% during the forecast period. The report includes analysis of other segments such as smart TVs, laptops, desktops, tablets, game consoles, set-top boxes and others.

On an end-user basis, the media and entertainment segment held the largest share in 2020, accounting for around one-third of the market. Moreover, the segment would exhibit the highest CAGR of 35.7% from 2022 to 2031.

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WhatsApp fixes annoying permanent notifications bug – Research Snipers https://sanshinzencommunity.org/whatsapp-fixes-annoying-permanent-notifications-bug-research-snipers/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:25:21 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/whatsapp-fixes-annoying-permanent-notifications-bug-research-snipers/ WhatsApp beta users will now be able to delete chats and conversations again, as the notification that was blocked is already fixed in version 2.22.14.3. As always keeping track of WaBetaInfo friends today, we bring you the latest novelty that has just arrived on the most popular messaging service in the world and is already […]]]>

WhatsApp beta users will now be able to delete chats and conversations again, as the notification that was blocked is already fixed in version 2.22.14.3.

As always keeping track of WaBetaInfo friends today, we bring you the latest novelty that has just arrived on the most popular messaging service in the world and is already available from beta versions 2.22.14.3 for all platforms.

This is a small improvement although actually quite significant since the latest unstable versions of WhatsApp were reported. a very annoying bug in the process of deleting chats and conversations, making this task virtually impossible to accomplish.

WhatsApp is the most popular online communication platform on the planet. Not in vain, chat delete functionality was maintained, but as shown in the screenshot below WhatsApp showed an absolutely useless notification, which was frozen at 100% and could not be deleted, moved, or deleted until the app or even the device itself was restarted.

This is how the “permanent” notification was displayed, at 100% but frozen forever. The latest (and worrying) idea from the European Commission proposes to scan most of your WhatsApp chats. This notification was therefore “permanent”, getting stuck in the curtain making it difficult to clean up our timeline of already stale group chats and conversations within WhatsApp.

Luckily this time the devs at Menlo park were quick as less than a week after it was reported this bug has been fixed in a new beta version which is now available for test users allowing ‘After installing it, they can delete their chats again and clean up their chat lists in WhatsApp without much more hassle.

It’s been a long time since I joined Research Snipers. Even though I worked as a part-time tech news writer, it feels good to be part of the team. On top of that, I’m building a finance-based blog, as a freelance content writer/blogger and video editor.

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Meeting Fraudsters on the Battlefield: The Impact of Fraud Post-Pandemic https://sanshinzencommunity.org/meeting-fraudsters-on-the-battlefield-the-impact-of-fraud-post-pandemic/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 06:26:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/meeting-fraudsters-on-the-battlefield-the-impact-of-fraud-post-pandemic/ As government agencies emerge from the global pandemic, they aim to recover some of the billions of dollars lost to fraud during this time. How much money has been lost due to fraud committed during the COVID-19 pandemic? While the totals continue to fluctuate depending on the source, the official word from the US Department […]]]>

As government agencies emerge from the global pandemic, they aim to recover some of the billions of dollars lost to fraud during this time.

How much money has been lost due to fraud committed during the COVID-19 pandemic? While the totals continue to fluctuate depending on the source, the official word from the US Department of Labor’s inspector general is a staggering $163 billion – the money taken from pandemic relief programs put in place to help businesses and people who have lost their jobs get back on their feet.

Global fraud rings have used numerous scam techniques to drain federal relief programs and defraud unsuspecting victims through phishing emails and text messages, fake social media posts, robocalls, impostor schemes – all highly effective in stealing personal identifying information and pandemic relief funds.

Now, more than two years into the pandemic, law enforcement is looking for ways to recoup some of those funds for victims and improve communication between the public and private sectors to prepare for the pandemic. next pandemic. They look at how fraud has evolved over the past two years and identify key takeaways to protect yourself for the future.

At the start of the pandemic, criminals focused on fraud related to personal protective equipment (PPP) such as N-95 masks and fake test kits. But as the U.S. government began funding stimulus programs through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES), individuals and organized criminal networks around the world pivoted their criminal agendas.

This led to a focus on recovering pandemic-related relief and became an investigative priority for the Secret Service in partnership with government agencies and financial institutions. “Law enforcement is prioritizing the operation of pandemic relief as federal funding through the CARES Act has drawn the attention of individuals and organized criminal networks around the world” says Roy Dotson Jr., deputy special agent in charge of the Jacksonville Secret Service Field Office. and the National Pandemic Enforcement Coordinator.

Partnership is the way forward

Part of Dotson’s job is to act as a resource person, addressing criminal activity related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through prevention, mitigation and investigation. He works collaboratively with his office’s Cyber ​​Fraud Task Forces and with federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, as well as foreign law enforcement, academia, and private sector partners, especially financial institutions.

“I work with law enforcement partners to provide pandemic fund recovery information and training, whether through seizure warrants or administrative seizures,” Dotson says.

While investigating pandemic-related crimes over the past two years and speaking to agencies across the country, Dotson has seen a huge increase in cyber crime, i.e. crimes digital in nature. Whether it’s business email compromise scams, ransomware attacks, data breaches, or the sale of personally identifiable information on the dark web, financially motivated cybercrime is on the rise. And we’ve seen it in some of the biggest fraudulent scams of the pandemic era, including unemployment fraud and PPP loan theft.

Two scams Dotson specifically highlights aren’t all that new — identity theft and money mule rings, in which victims, often without their knowledge, launder or move illicit funds for criminals. Dotson has worked hard to share his expertise and resources, and disseminate best practices to law enforcement and financial institutions regarding their primary investigations.

Roy Dotson Jr.

Unfortunately, money mule scams are difficult because the victims are often members of vulnerable populations or come from low-income communities. Financial mule scams can occur through fraudulent employment schemes or online dating or relationship scams. Dotson says criminals recruit financial mules to help launder proceeds from online scams and fraud or crimes like human trafficking and drug trafficking. Since financial mules add layers of distance between crime victims and criminals, it is more difficult for law enforcement to accurately trace money trails.

“I speak with seniors who respond to a job posting online,” says Dotson. “They don’t really understand that they are being manipulated.” The victim will accept a job offer from the criminal, then the criminal will ask the unsuspecting victim to open a bank account in his name to receive and transfer money.

As an “employee” of the criminal gang, the victim will be asked to receive funds into their bank account and then “process” or “transfer” funds via wire transfer, Western Union or MoneyGram, ACH or even mail American. In some scenarios, victims are even prompted to send funds through a bitcoin ATM.

The problem is compounded by the fact that the criminals are often international syndicates, including West African groups. “These aren’t just random lone criminals on the internet. Scammers are a full time operation. It is their priority 24/7. They are much more sophisticated than we think,” he says.

Better communication leads to better results

While that may seem daunting, Dotson is optimistic that frauds such as unemployment scams will stop, should another pandemic-like disaster occur. State agencies, which have administered much of the COVID-19 pandemic relief funds, have improved their platforms and modernized their process. There is also greater inter-agency communication. “States are communicating much better with the Department of Labor,” Dotson says. “At the start of the pandemic, we basically had 54 statewide agencies operating independently of each other.” While not the fault of any particular agency, it presented a huge opportunity for criminal organizations to exploit this vulnerability.

In today’s environment, cybercrime investigations require cyber and financial skills, technologies and strategic partnerships. Dotson says investigators can no longer effectively conduct a financial or cybercrime investigation without understanding both the financial and internet sectors, as well as the technologies and institutions that power each industry.

However, Dotson’s office is here to help. “I want to continue to develop excellent relationships with financial institutions and agencies,” he says. “I can share any fraud trends I see that might be new to their bank – or, if something big happens, we can get that information out to the community very quickly.”

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Microsoft Edge 104.0.1278.2 adds improved icons on macOS https://sanshinzencommunity.org/microsoft-edge-104-0-1278-2-adds-improved-icons-on-macos/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 07:10:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/microsoft-edge-104-0-1278-2-adds-improved-icons-on-macos/ This week’s regular Edge update in the Dev channel is exceptionally small. Instead of shipping a build with a full changelog, Microsoft released Edge Dev 104.0.1278.2 with just three bug fixes for macOS and iOS. Edge 104 hit the Dev Channel last week with much larger release notes which you can check out in our […]]]>

This week’s regular Edge update in the Dev channel is exceptionally small. Instead of shipping a build with a full changelog, Microsoft released Edge Dev 104.0.1278.2 with just three bug fixes for macOS and iOS.

Edge 104 hit the Dev Channel last week with much larger release notes which you can check out in our dedicated article.

What’s new in Microsoft Edge Dev 104.0.1278.2?

New features:

  • Added support for displaying the channel-specific Edge icon in Search and Spotlight UI for macOS.

Improved reliability:

  • Improved the width of the display area for textual content in reading mode on tablets.

Changed behavior:

  • iOS: improved performance on Citrix.

Microsoft also wants Edge Insiders to provide feedback on the communication platforms the company uses to collect user suggestions and complaints. The company has launched an anonymous survey in which everyone is free to participate. You can help Microsoft improve its products by sharing your opinion in the survey using this link.

Microsoft Edge Dev is available for everyone to test on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. In case you missed it, the software giant recently promoted Edge 103 to the beta channel for final testing.

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Why transparent communication must start from the top https://sanshinzencommunity.org/why-transparent-communication-must-start-from-the-top/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 15:10:00 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/why-transparent-communication-must-start-from-the-top/ Trust. At a time when “fake news” proliferates, political discourse is dizzyingly dishonest, and society feels unstable under our feet, building trust can seem like an unfortunate ambition. But it’s not that difficult, and it’s needed in the workplace more than ever. Of course, building trust requires a commitment to authenticity – and often vulnerability. […]]]>

Trust. At a time when “fake news” proliferates, political discourse is dizzyingly dishonest, and society feels unstable under our feet, building trust can seem like an unfortunate ambition.

But it’s not that difficult, and it’s needed in the workplace more than ever. Of course, building trust requires a commitment to authenticity – and often vulnerability. While the concepts of transparency and honesty may be obvious when it comes to building strong relationships in the office, the question of who makes the first move may be more surprising.

It turns out that cultivating trust in the workplace really has to start with leaders. A study conducted by the Trust Edge Leadership Institute found that nearly 90% of employees in the United States would trust senior leaders in their organization more if they were transparent about mistakes.

Additionally, while trust can build an effective and engaged team, its absence can lead to the downfall of an organization. The researchers also found that, while nearly two-thirds of employees say an increase in trust in their organization would encourage them to contribute more ideas and solutions, three-quarters say a lack of trust in the leadership would probably lead them to resign. But building trust within an organization takes time and places a heavy emphasis on communication, especially in engineering teams where customer deliverables are front and center and work can easily become siled.

To Build on, leaders encourage employees to ask questions, and the environment of trust this creates allows team members to speak up when they are perplexed, resulting in increased knowledge and productivity , explained Alan Spadoni, vice president of engineering. To Finixchief technology officer, Ramana Satyavarapu, said he and his team practice open, honest and direct communication, both internally with colleagues and externally with customers: “Withholding bad news or only sharing good news leads to the erosion of trust.”

Built In Chicago sat down with Spadoni and Satyavarapu to find out how they strengthen team communication to cultivate trust and get their tips for budding engineering leaders.

Ramana Satyavarapu

chief technology officer

Finix is ​​a fintech company developing payment solutions for SaaS platforms.

What is a key communication habit that you have developed and encouraged in your team?

We celebrate our victories and openly discuss our failures. “Open, honest, direct” is a core cultural value here, and it is constantly upheld and practiced. At monthly technology town halls, we hold ourselves accountable for our technology shortcomings, have candid discussions, and develop action plans to improve. Our penchant for action ensures rapid course correction and helps us stay focused on our goals.

Engineering teams are builders and problem solvers at heart, and being open, transparent, humble and thoughtful in our communication is so important. An essential part of communication is listening. It is the key skill that engineers must develop to better understand what they are building and solving before working on the problem.

We apply the same principle of open outward communication when talking to our customers. We are one of the few fintech payment facilitation companies that openly shares our goal of system uptime and service level with our customers.

The most important thing we can do is recognize that making mistakes is human, then learn from those mistakes and improve..”

Why is open, honest and direct communication important and what effect has it had on the way your team works?

Trust is the foundation of any world-class team. It is the combination of integrity and competence. Coating bad news gradually erodes trust within a team, a company and eventually with customers if goals or expectations are not met. Everyone is vulnerable and no one is perfect. The most important thing we can do is recognize that making mistakes is human, and then learn from those mistakes and improve.

Our open, honest, and straightforward approach—in other words, zero tolerance for sugar-coating—has had a transformative effect on the collaboration and effectiveness of our technology organization. Over time, I’ve seen the team evolve from just celebrating wins to openly discussing failures and proactively seeking help as soon as they learn of a shortcoming.

What advice do you have for engineering leaders looking to create healthy communication habits?

Every manager can be a great leader. Start by being authentic, always speak from your heart, and openly admit your individual or team shortcomings. Most importantly, direct all discussions towards learning and develop action plans to address setbacks.

As a precaution, avoid echo chambers, which often have negative results. There is a fine line between openly sharing failures or shortcomings and painting a dire picture. Always remember that the purpose of sharing mistakes is to motivate.

Last but not least, recognize people who cultivate healthy communication and note others who exhibit unhealthy communication so you can address it. Platforms like Slack amplify both good and bad communications. Managers should stay aware of their team’s internal and external channels to promote healthy communication. Lead by example.

In summary, open communication fosters trust. Trust drives morale and efficiency, which creates customer satisfaction. It’s a spiral effect.

Construction colleagues having a team group in the office
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Alan Spadoni

Vice President, Engineering

Buildout develops marketing automation solutions for the commercial real estate industry.

What is a key communication habit that you have developed and encouraged in your team?

Everyone has impostor syndrome sometimes. And people may be afraid to ask questions because of embarrassment or the possibility of appearing uninformed. These feelings are understandable, so we aim to build and cultivate a relaxed and curious environment.

Our team members will not be judged if they ask any question they are confused about. By asking informed questions, they can learn and apply this knowledge. We cover this during our interview process when discussing team culture with candidates, and we reinforce this concept during our 90-day onboarding plan.

Why is encouraging questions an important habit to cultivate and what effect has it had on the way your team works?

Being stuck is one of the worst feelings at work, and it’s one of the biggest obstacles to productivity. The most important responsibility we have in software engineering is to make sure work runs smoothly. Even when we transitioned to a remote work model and faced the isolation resulting from Covid-19, we maintained a strong team culture and increased our production by 15% compared to when we were in the office. Our developer tenure is exceptional, and I think a big reason for that is our commitment to working together and not getting in the way.

The job should be easy – not the problems we solve, but the processes we follow. »

What advice do you have for engineering leaders looking to create healthy communication habits?

The job should be easy – not the problems we solve, but the processes we follow. Bureaucracy, bureaucracy, and general friction throughout the software development lifecycle is what separates productive companies that create great user experiences from those that don’t. These things also quickly alienate developers. If you have tenure issues, this is one of the first areas to dive into.

Finally, leading by example is extremely important. Your engineers won’t hesitate to ask informed questions if you do the same. Practice what you preach.

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Role of the International Network on Surveillance and Response System Leading to Malaria Elimination: China’s Engagement in Global Health | Infectious diseases of poverty https://sanshinzencommunity.org/role-of-the-international-network-on-surveillance-and-response-system-leading-to-malaria-elimination-chinas-engagement-in-global-health-infectious-diseases-of-poverty/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 13:01:32 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/role-of-the-international-network-on-surveillance-and-response-system-leading-to-malaria-elimination-chinas-engagement-in-global-health-infectious-diseases-of-poverty/ Malaria, an ancient killer disease transmitted by mosquitoes, continues to threaten people’s health and livelihoods. Momentum towards a renewed response to malaria around the world has been building since the turn of the new century, following the failure of the first global malaria eradication program in the mid-20th century [1]. Renewed political commitment, increased investment […]]]>

Malaria, an ancient killer disease transmitted by mosquitoes, continues to threaten people’s health and livelihoods. Momentum towards a renewed response to malaria around the world has been building since the turn of the new century, following the failure of the first global malaria eradication program in the mid-20th century [1]. Renewed political commitment, increased investment in research and innovation, and the creation of new funding mechanisms are enabling unprecedented progress, with the number of global malaria deaths steadily declining from 896,000 in 2000 to 627 000 in 2020 [2]. Malaria eradication is back on the table, as global stakeholders such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Rolling Back Malaria Partnership to End Malaria [3]the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and many others believe that ending malaria is within reach through concerted efforts [4]. A set of overarching strategies and a potential timeline have been proposed [1]. Notably, the Global Technical Strategy for Malaria 2016-2030 (GTS) and the Action and Investment to Defeat Malaria 2016-2030 were adopted in 2015, setting the ambitious new goal to reduce the global burden of malaria. 90% by 2030. [3, 5].

Despite major achievements over the past two decades, the past 4 years have seen the world stuck in a plateau. According to the World Malaria Report 2021, an estimated 241 million cases of malaria occurred, resulting in 627,000 deaths in 2020, most severely affecting sub-Saharan Africa [2]. Additionally, the future of malaria looks bleak under the COVID-19 pandemic, which is straining malaria interventions around the world. Gains made saving lives over the past 20 years could be lost unless all WHO guidelines against the COVID-19 pandemic and malaria are followed [6].

Surveillance and response have been recognized as crucial steps for effective control and elimination of tropical diseases, including malaria [7]. Malaria surveillance has transformed and become a key intervention under Pillar 3 – transforming malaria surveillance into a core intervention according to GTS [5]. By providing timely and specific data and information at the national level or in certain geographical areas, the surveillance system is essential to enable a more targeted response to malaria. [8].

China has made tremendous progress towards eliminating malaria – China was certified as a malaria-free country by WHO on June 30, 2021. With a robust and improved malaria surveillance and response system network, both domestically and internationally, China is in a position to not only secure and sustain a malaria-free future within its borders, but also has enormous potential to contribute to global malaria elimination efforts. [8, 9]. This is a review of the China-led International Network on SRS and its implications for malaria elimination.

The role of SRS in eliminating malaria

Infectious disease surveillance is recognized as the cornerstone of public health decision-making and practice. The weakness of the surveillance system constitutes one of the challenges for the elimination of malaria. Malaria surveillance has been defined to collect data in a systematic way, consolidate information and disseminate it rapidly to guide decision-making towards malaria prevention and control actions. [10]. In recent years, even though surveillance systems in most high-burden countries have been significantly improved, they still fail to capture essential malaria data in a complete, accurate and timely manner, making it difficult to optimize of the response plan, assessment of disease trends, inequities and response gaps, and responding to outbreaks [11]. A robust SRS can effectively identify specific high-risk populations, determine their size, and track them over time with adequate representativeness to accurately assess infection rates and the use of preventive measures. Surveillance may work most intensively as an intervention when the program is closest to elimination and effective surveillance is required at all stages of the path to elimination.

China’s surveillance-response towards a malaria-free future

With 30 million cases of the disease a year in the 1940s and no cases of indigenous malaria since 2017, China has become the 40th and most populous country to be certified malaria-free by the WHO. [12, 13]. Practices and experiences in building and improving malaria SRS in China’s 70-year effort could be shared with malaria epidemic countries that face gaps in surveillance coverage, l health information architecture, data capture, etc. [14].

In China, SRS has been well integrated into its public health system [15]. Since the start of the national malaria control program in the 1950s, a national malaria surveillance system was gradually set up and then reinforced in 2005 when 62 sentinel sites were set up. [16]. As China entered the phase of malaria elimination in 2010, surveillance and response focused on individual cases and foci. In 2012, national surveillance systems were launched, which include routine surveillance and sentinel surveillance [17]. For routine surveillance, a national case reporting and case management network is formed from county level, municipal level, provincial level to national level, while entomological surveillance, antimalarial drug resistance surveillance , surveillance of the population at risk are conducted as sentinel surveillance. The “1-3-7” standard (case notification within 1 day, case investigation within 3 days and focus elimination within 7 days) has been adopted to rapidly detect and identify all malaria infections and ensure appropriate treatment above all case of secondary or local infection. transmission may occur. The national deployment of the “1-3-7” standard has performed well, with all cases reported within 24 hours of diagnosis, 97.9% (2619/2674) of them investigated for epidemiology within 3 days, and 2326 outbreaks identified, investigation and response within 7 days in 2019 [18]. Recognized by WHO, the “1-3-7” standard has been recommended as a surveillance and response strategy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, including Cambodia and Thailand, and has been modified as a test community reactive to 1,7-malaria. and response approach in the context of Tanzania [19, 20].

The surveillance and response network in China plays a crucial role in identifying public health problems, determining the distribution and epidemic dynamics of malaria nationwide, detecting outbreaks and epidemic anomalies, the evaluation of the effects of on-site interventions and the identification of risk factors as well as the populations and regions at risk.

A case study of the International Forum on SRS

China’s engagement in global health has gained solid momentum. Following the establishment of a public health network for cooperation opportunities launched in 2017 at the Belt and Road High-Level Meeting, the Institutional Network of China-Africa Malaria Elimination Cooperation (INCAM) was founded during the High Level Meeting on China. Health cooperation in Africa the following year. China has begun collaborating with the international community to call for a broader network on SRS, given its experience in applying innovative genetics-based approaches and tools that could offer breakthrough results when they are applied to other settings of ongoing transmission, and even on the path to malaria elimination [21]. As a WHO Collaborating Center for Tropical Diseases, the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) of the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) has played an important role in organizing and coordinating activities of the national and international network on SRS [22].

The International Forum on Surveillance-Response System Leading to the Elimination of Tropical Diseases (ISRS) is an exemplary event in promoting the international SRS malaria network. Bringing together scientists from research, public health and health policy, this forum is jointly supported by the NIPD at China CDC, the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and the WHO. The SSRI aims to share knowledge and experiences related to the control, prevention and elimination of major tropical diseases and to discuss new approaches for the establishment of an integrated surveillance platform and network. and response, where malaria is high on the agenda. An in-depth discussion took place on current challenges, opportunities and measures to foster reliable and effective SRS as a strategic key for endemic countries moving towards elimination. After the first SSRI in 2012, participants suggested that the forum be convened every 2 years, to keep abreast of the latest research priorities and discuss the challenges of implementing local, national or regional SRS.

In 2020, a total of five SSRIs were organized, which have gained increasing attention and impact within the international malaria and NTD community. The number of stakeholders who participated in the SSRI is estimated to have increased tenfold, from around 100 in 10 countries in 2012 to 1000 in 40 countries in 2020. The influx of participants at the last forum mainly contributed to the dissemination live accordingly. of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has allowed SSRI to reach a wider range of participants. The agenda for discussions on the malaria SRS in each SSRI closely followed the mandates and echoed the initiatives of important international cooperation channels such as Brazil, Russian Federation, Summit India, China and South Africa (BRICS) and the China-Africa Forum. Cooperation, in addition to regular updates (Table 1). The agenda items also took into consideration the current global situation such as the COVID-19 pandemic and quickly started a conversation on how to address the dual challenges facing humans. In addition, ISRS has provided an institution-focused platform to exchange ideas and generate new collaborations and partnerships on malaria, through which several MoUs have been signed between NIPD at China CDC and its counterparts. Bilateral and multilateral international cooperation has also been consolidated and expanded, including pilot malaria control cooperation projects in Tanzania and Papua New Guinea. The scientific outputs of SSRI included publications on the topics of SRS nationally, regionally and internationally as one of the key indicators to promote the control and elimination of tropical diseases. Additionally, Infectious Diseases of Poverty, a unique journal that bridges this communication gap between developing and developed countries and encourages breakthroughs in surveillance and response research, was first featured through of the SSRI.

Table 1 An overview of five SSRIs
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9 communication tips to make your business visible amid election chatter https://sanshinzencommunity.org/9-communication-tips-to-make-your-business-visible-amid-election-chatter/ Thu, 02 Jun 2022 07:11:52 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/9-communication-tips-to-make-your-business-visible-amid-election-chatter/ For B2B brands, communication during these times should be approached carefully using strategic methods that keep them in mind. For many African businesses, corporate communication attempts are always overshadowed during election periods, as is currently the case in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries. The headlines of local publications are full […]]]>

For B2B brands, communication during these times should be approached carefully using strategic methods that keep them in mind.

For many African businesses, corporate communication attempts are always overshadowed during election periods, as is currently the case in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries.

The headlines of local publications are full of candidate names and manifestos, broadcasters and TV presenters go on the air to interview party representatives, and social media platforms teem with public debates about candidate platforms.

What can B2B brands do to be heard and especially listened to?

Below are 9 communication strategies to stay ahead even in the midst of heated political discussions.

1. Set up LinkedIn and Instagram pages

Twitter and Facebook are primarily used for political campaigning and widely known as political ad hubs. Engage your audience on quieter platforms where your potential partners also seek refuge to talk business.

2. Be more creative with words

Focus SEO content using applicable keywords in the political space – win, announce, declare, etc. Carefully adjust the keywords that will get you found every time you are searched. Your content shouldn’t be campaign and promotional style, but should be framed to fit the popular narrative.

3. Use quotation marks as titles

It’s a political content strategy that immediately grabs attention. Keep the same format to grab your audience’s attention during this time.

4. Advertise your earnings instead of plans

Politicians mostly sell pipe dreams now, and that’s not good company. Share good news. What really matters is the tangible impact you have had and are already having. So, show measurable accomplishments instead of a “gift of chatter”.

Politicians are now solitary figures; leaders should not be confused with them. Instead, show sections of your team for visual distinction. A business organization should not be seen as a solo game.

6. Leverage extensive video content

Your company’s quality video content will be a boost this period; it’s a great alternative to text content flooding timelines. Make sure your visual identity and human touch are reflected.

7. Embrace employee-generated content

Personal stories sell. Still. Give team members a guided opportunity to share their thoughts and experiences of working with the organization.

8. Create content around testimonials

People believe reviews from other users more than pitches. Remember that third-party stories are the best public relations.

9. Reframe content from value-added selling

Think about your audience first and value them; in turn, they will buy what you offer. Politicians are already selling promises and visions that have yet to deliver any value. Be different – deliver value instead of just talking about it.

*Views expressed in this article are those of a Business Insider Africa contributor. It does not represent the views of the Business Insider Africa organization.

Mosron Communications is a Nigeria-based B2B communications consultancy.

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Unified Communications Glossary – UC Today https://sanshinzencommunity.org/unified-communications-glossary-uc-today/ Tue, 31 May 2022 15:49:48 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/unified-communications-glossary-uc-today/ The past two years have propelled Unified Communications (UC) to the fore as a core business element. Ninety-three percent of enterprises have increased their use of unified communications, and the global unified communications market is expected to grow by $169.82 billion between 2021 and 2025. Business leaders and IT managers need to know the concepts […]]]>

The past two years have propelled Unified Communications (UC) to the fore as a core business element. Ninety-three percent of enterprises have increased their use of unified communications, and the global unified communications market is expected to grow by $169.82 billion between 2021 and 2025. Business leaders and IT managers need to know the concepts keys to unified communications to make the right decision for their business. Here’s what you need to know about UC Technologies, updated for 2022:

What is Ambient Computing? The concept of ambient computing encompasses cognitive technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual agents, etc., in a business environment. Learn more.

What is asynchronous communication? Asynchronous communication occurs when users communicate without being present simultaneously. It is the opposite of real-time communication and can be achieved through digital tools. Learn more.

What is bring your own carrier? Bring your own carrier or BYOC refers to the practice of sticking with a local or existing carrier plan when upgrading the telephony stack. You can use a cloud platform but still bring your own operator. Learn more.

What is cloud calling? Cloud Calling or Cloud Telephony allows users to replace on-premises carrier-based systems with Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP. It also streamlines back-end call handling. Learn more.

What is cloud communication? The cloud is a fundamental technology for unified communications that enables communication through the Internet instead of PSTN standards. It also supports greater integration. Learn more.

What is collaborative analysis? This refers to data analysis insights into teamwork, productivity, collaboration patterns, and other aspects of online work. Today, almost all UCaaS platforms offer collaborative analytics. Learn more.

What is collaborative software? These software platforms provide organizations with a virtual workplace where employees can chat, work, video meet, share files, and more. They can be cloud-based or on-premises. Learn more.

What is CPaaS? CPaaS or Communications Platform as a Service is an API-based solution that allows organizations to integrate communication tools such as chat into their existing applications. Learn more.

What is Direct Routing? Direct Routing refers to a Microsoft service that allows users to make direct calls through Microsoft Teams while using their preferred carrier. Learn more.

What is hybrid telecommuting? As the term suggests, hybrid remote work refers to a working model in which employees work primarily remotely, but may come into the office for essential in-person sessions. Learn more.

What is a hybrid meeting room? These are meeting rooms that support in-person attendance and remote participation through a video conferencing platform. Office and home workers can work together in hybrid meeting rooms. Learn more.

What is a PABX? PBX or Private Branch Exchange is a private telephone network that allows users to talk to each other, usually in a business environment. It is basically a switching system that improves on the old PSTN. Learn more.

What is PoE? Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a way to transport electrical power over data cables, such as Ethernet connections. It allows users to connect their devices to the internet and branch off power using the same cable. Learn more.

What is an Edge Session Controller? A Session Border Controller or SBC is a device that VoIP networks use to manage media streams. It applies a standardized quality of service while managing calls. Learn more.

What is SIP trunking? Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunking is a tool used for VoIP services, found on legacy and on-premises telephony devices. It is an alternative to ISDN lines. Learn more.

What is Triple Peak Day? A trend recently discovered by Microsoft identifies a third peak in productivity outside the first and second halves of the day. This refers to a remote worker’s tendency to get work done before going to bed. Learn more.

What is UCaaS? Unified Communications as a Service or UCaaS refers to cloud-based UC solutions deployed as a service and is billable monthly. It reduces investment while increasing scalability. Learn more

What is a UC headset? These headsets have unique features to improve communication and optimize audio for use in the workplace. UC headsets can include integrations with collaboration tools and AI. Learn more.

What is Unified Communications? UC is a global technology platform that integrates messaging, voice, video, meetings, collaboration channels, file sharing, apps and more into a single experience. Learn more.

What is UPaaS? An emerging concept in unified communications, UPaaS refers to an intersection between UCaaS and CPaaS. It is about cloud platforms that unify communications while enabling extensibility of APIs. Learn more.

What is Video Conferencing as a Service? Videoconferencing “as a service” leverages the cloud to host video calling and meeting solutions and builds organization by user, month or minute of consumption. Learn more.

What is VMR software? VMRs or virtual meeting rooms recreate the experience of physical meeting spaces using an online platform. VMR software leverages a uniform resource identifier to seamlessly connect multiple stakeholders. Learn more.

What is a VoIP call? Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a technology that converts phone calls into data and sends them over the Internet. It enables telephony for cloud-based UC platforms. Learn more.

What is VR collaboration? This refers to virtual reality (VR) for collaboration use cases by providing a 3D virtual world where employees can meet as avatars and work together. Learn more.

What is a webinar? A webinar is an online video conference between hosts and guests where multiple webinar attendees can join to view the video stream and participate passively. Attendees are not part of the webinar but can chat with guests and hosts. Learn more.

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Draft regulations for digital platforms: the government will accept “logical” and not “absurd” suggestions https://sanshinzencommunity.org/draft-regulations-for-digital-platforms-the-government-will-accept-logical-and-not-absurd-suggestions/ Sun, 29 May 2022 15:09:02 +0000 https://sanshinzencommunity.org/draft-regulations-for-digital-platforms-the-government-will-accept-logical-and-not-absurd-suggestions/ Justice Minister Anisul Huq said today (May 29, 2022) that the government will accept logical suggestions from stakeholders when formulating the personal data protection law and regulation on the OTT platform, but would not accept any absurd advice. “We will discuss with representatives of the media and commercial institutions and other interested and potentially affected […]]]>

Justice Minister Anisul Huq said today (May 29, 2022) that the government will accept logical suggestions from stakeholders when formulating the personal data protection law and regulation on the OTT platform, but would not accept any absurd advice.

“We will discuss with representatives of the media and commercial institutions and other interested and potentially affected stakeholders before finalizing the Personal Data Protection Bill. I will hold a meeting with the Minister of State for ICT on June 1 on this issue,” the minister said.

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“I have already spoken to the Minister of Information about the regulation of the OTT platform and I will discuss with the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission about it in a day or two,” he said. .

The Minister of Justice said this while answering questions from journalists after attending a ceremony organized to inaugurate the 145th refresher course for Chief Judicial Magistrates and Chief Metropolitan Magistrates by the Administration Training Institute court in a seminar room in Dhaka.

He said the Digital Security Act (DSA) was formulated to restrict freedom of press and speech.

DSA was created to fight digitally committed crimes, he said.

Responding to another question, Anisul Huq said whether Jatiya Sangsad (JS)’s membership is continued or revoked from League legislator Awami Haji Mohammad Salim depends on the final decision of the Court’s Appellate Division. supreme regarding his appeal.

The Director General of JATI, Justice Nazmun Ara Sultana, chaired the meeting during which the Secretary of Law and Justice Division, Md Golam Sarwar also spoke.

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