Tag: Accelerates

U.S. business activity slows, house price inflation accelerates

By Lucia Mutikani

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. business activity cooled in September, with gains at factories offset by a retreat at services industries, suggesting a loss of momentum in the economy as the third quarter draws to a close and COVID-19 lingers.

The economy’s recovery from the pandemic recession is losing speed as government financial help to businesses and the unemployed dries up. Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell told lawmakers on Wednesday that Congress and the U.S. central bank needed to remain focused on supporting the recovery.

“We need to stay with it … the recovery will go faster if there is support coming both from Congress and the Fed,” Powell said.

Data firm IHS Markit said its flash U.S. Composite PMI Output Index, which tracks the manufacturing and services sectors, slipped to a reading of 54.4 this month from 54.6 in August. A reading above 50 indicates growth in

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MEGA accelerates business transformation with HOPEX IT Business Management

MEGA International, a global software firm providing enterprise architecture solutions, is releasing HOPEX IT Business Management, a new strategic planning solution to ensure IT projects are aligned with strategic business.

The solution helps accelerate business transformation by planning and aligning IT assets to key strategic business objectives, according to the vendor.

“HOPEX IT Business Management allows IT departments to manage both the day-to-day technology and proactively plan for future investments, ensuring the IT roadmap keeps pace with changing business objectives,” said Lucio de Risi, founder and CEO of MEGA.

 HOPEX IT Business Management creates a synergistic environment to support all stakeholders involved in digital business transformation by providing actionable insights for all business and IT stakeholders.

The solution demonstrates the immediate business value of IT projects for accelerated decision-making and faster time-to-value.

This new solution provides business architecture capability, application portfolio management, technology risk management, and a data glossary all

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OST Accelerates Business Growth in Minneapolis with a partnership with Azul Seven, New Leadership and Office Expansion

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — OST, a digital and IT consulting firm, announces plans for exponential business growth in Minneapolis to power a more unified human-centered design and innovation practice leveraging expert IT strategy and execution.

Igniting the growth, OST has fully integrated human-centered design firm Azul Seven and hired Mitch Prust as vice president of enterprise solutions to further expand its Minneapolis presence.

As a result of the business growth, customers will benefit from OST’s expanded capabilities in core services including digital transformation, healthcare IT, IoT, digital commerce and data, as well as new services Azul Seven brings, such as experience strategy and design, qualitative customer insights and service design. Helping to lead the growth strategy, Prust will work closely with sales to drive solutions utilizing the new managed services within the expanded Minneapolis office.

“OST’s new initiatives deepen our experience in healthcare,

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Fishbowl’s Partnership with Olo Accelerates Online Ordering Optimization

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Following on the heels of the Engage rollout, Fishbowl has doubled-down on supporting restaurant digital marketing and online strategies through a new partnership with Olo.

Sales via online ordering have risen exponentially since March, and research indicates that demand for digital is here to stay. As leaders in both the restaurant industry and digital commerce, Fishbowl and Olo help restaurants remain engaged with guests, generate more revenue and retain brand equity.

Mutual customers of Fishbowl and Olo can:

  • See daily ordering statistics with advanced analytical tools.
  • Acquire new online customers.
  • Capture new e-club and loyalty members when they order online.
  • Engage 1:1 with guests to encourage reorders and to recoup canceled orders.
  • Deliver promotional offers that encourage frequency.

This combines with Fishbowl’s existing best-in-class deliverability, highly engaged services team of restaurant marketing experts to extend in-house capabilities and amplify results.


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