Tag: Teams

Klopp backs idea of Premier League sides helping struggling EFL teams

(Reuters) – Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Premier League teams should look to help England’s lower division clubs that have taken huge financial hits amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Chelsea v Liverpool – Stamford Bridge, London, Britain – September 20, 2020 Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp during the warm up before the match Pool via REUTERS/Michael Regan

The English Football League (EFL) oversees the three tiers below the Premier League – the Championship, League One and League Two – and clubs in these divisions largely rely on matchday revenue to operate.

The British government this week postponed plans to allow a limited number of fans back into stadiums from October after a second wave of COVID-19 infections and the move is expected to have a massive impact.

“In general people in a better position should help people in a less good position, 100%,” Klopp

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Nium Teams With Aspire To Enable Google Pay

Aspire, the first business neobank in Southeast Asia, unveiled plans to go “plastic-less” via the issuance of Visa corporate cards with the help of FinTech firm Nium. The tie-up will also make all Aspire cards available on Google Pay, according to an announcement.

“Making Aspire’s corporate cards available on Google Pay allows Aspire corporate card users to experience a fully digital experience,” Aspire CEO and Co-Founder Andrea Baronchelli said in the announcement. “From account opening to managing the finances, everything can be done within the Aspire app.”

“Business owners can set custom limits on expenses without having to worry about manual expense reconciliation,” Baronchelli also noted.

The end-to-end issuing, processing and onboarding offerings of Nium let clients of the neobank have another choice for finishing their payments through Google Pay on Visa-accepted terminals. Those who own companies can now “go green” and

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Microsoft Teams: This new feature could help bring an end to another big business headache

Dynamics 365 Customer Support is getting a true omnichannel system, thanks to a voice channel built on Azure Communication Services.

The infrastructure behind Teams has stood up well to increased use during the pandemic: Microsoft was able to scale capacity by 60 times over seven weeks as use increased, and it’s now delivering more than five billion meeting minutes a day.

In fact, it’s so robust and available that Microsoft is now making it available to developers as Azure Communication Services, a voice, video, chat and SMS platform that developers can use via APIs. Microsoft started developing this before the COVID-19 lockdown in March, but the pandemic has added impetus to the development, which goes into public preview with an SDK at Ignite.

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Dynamics 365 is using Azure Communication Services to add voice calls to the omnichannel features in the Dynamics

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U.K. Founders Need To Focus On Building World-Class Sales Teams

Despite the dual challenges of Brexit and Covid-19, the U.K. remains one of the best places in the world to build a technology company.

The readily available ingredients include a strong research culture in our world-renowned universities; a deep pool of world-class technical talent; abundant capital (aided by well-crafted tax breaks for investors); and a mature ecosystem that enables knowledge transfer and provides support.

However, one ingredient that is found far too rarely is founders who understand how to build a world-class sales team. Perhaps it is an outdated view that sales is not a ‘profession’ or a long-term career. Or maybe it is a reflection on our education system, which is long on theory and technical understanding, but short on real-world skills. Or perhaps the lack of operators in venture capital with sales

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Walmart teams up with Goldman Sachs to offer online sellers business credit lines

Walmart (WMT) is getting into business lending — with some help from Goldman Sachs (GS).

Beginning on Tuesday, small and medium-sized businesses that sell on the retail giant’s Marketplace will see invites to apply for business lines of credit offered by Marcus, Goldman’s online consumer banking unit. It’s part of a new partnership between the big-box retailer and the Wall Street giant.

“Access to affordable capital is more important than ever as businesses large and small world to adapt and evolve to serve customers and grow their businesses,” Jeff Clementz, vice president of Walmart Marketplace, said in a blog post.

Walmart.com sellers invited to apply for a business line of credit from Marcus will see a notification in the Seller Center dashboard. 

Initially, sellers can access lines of credit between $10,000 and up to $75,000. A source familiar with the matter told Yahoo Finance that, over time, Marcus hopes to

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What Covid-19 And Remote Work Means For Teams, Consultants & Clients, From Accenture’s North America CEO Jimmy Etheredge

As part of our series on remote work and leading high-performing virtual teams, we recently interviewed Accenture’s North America CEO, Jimmy Etheredge. Find his comments here, then learn more about the factors that contribute to work-from-home success here.

Tell me what Accenture North America has gone through since work shifted in March.

I just completed my first year as CEO. When I accepted the role, I knew that we’d be doing a new operating model change during the year, and I thought that would be the most complex thing I was dealing with outside of running the business. Now that I’m trying to help us navigate through a public health crisis and

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Black QBs started for a record 10 teams

Patrick Mahomes.

Deshaun Watson.

Lamar Jackson.

Cam Newton.

Russell Wilson.

Dak Prescott.

Teddy Bridgewater.

Dwayne Haskins.

Kyler Murray.

Tyrod Taylor.

Ten of the 32 quarterbacks who started for their respective teams in the NFL’s regular season Week 1 are Black men, the most ever. They are bound together now, far more than the answer to a trivia question, proof that for a league that so often has to be dragged to progress, progress has been made.

Patrick Mahomes (15) and Deshaun Watson were two of the 10 Black starting quarterbacks during Week 1, a significant mile marker for the NFL. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Patrick Mahomes (15) and Deshaun Watson were two of the 10 Black starting quarterbacks during Week 1, a significant mile marker for the NFL. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

They aren’t just placeholders, either, guys who are keeping the seat warm until their team can find better options. (Well, Taylor might be. Sorry, Tyrod.) Two of them were the No. 1 overall pick in their respective drafts. Seven were chosen in the first round.

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“Leaders Build Business” by Adella Pasos Delivers Solid Advice on Building Leadership and Efficiencies in Sales Teams

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Business icon, Adella Pasos has released her new book, “Leaders Build Business: Effectively Mentor and Coach Your Sales Team”. An essential guide to building and nurturing a sales team, this work is all about those secrets of leadership that everyone desires to know and incorporate in a sales team.

Developing confidence in one’s abilities isn’t a walk in the park, and becoming a great leader appears an unachievable goal to many sales professionals. Adella Pasos, who has helped countless entrepreneurs and business owners succeed, has come out with well researched and real world advice to help higher performing sales teams actually grow.

“Leaders Build Business” tackles some important sales and marketing topics head on: Why a sales team is important, how to keep the team happy, and methods to align sales with marketing. She offers answers to unknown questions such as

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Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles sets up new ‘Bazaar’ format, teams up with local artists, vendors during COVID-19 pandemic

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — When you think of Grand Central Market, you probably think about food. But the coronavirus pandemic is changing the items now being sold there. Business owners are taking advantage of a new “Bazaar” format by teaming up with local artists and vendors who hope a little creativity can turn things around.

Ugonna Onyekwe lost his job once COVID-19 struck. He and his wife took the hit as an opportunity and started “Lil,” designing for a hip, young crowd.

“You know a few of the food vendors have shut down since COVID, and that kind of opened up the space because there wasn’t really retailers here before,” said Onyekwe.

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The L.A. County Health Department’s shutdown of indoor dining changed the way Grand Central Market operated. The market helped some legacy vendors pivot to take-out.

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Joe Hamblin Joins Altigen to Lead its Microsoft Teams Business Unit; David Tang, Altigen’s Chief Operations Officer is Retiring

MILPITAS, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 8, 2020 / Altigen Communications, Inc. (OTCQB:ATGN), a Silicon Valley-based Microsoft ISV and Cloud Solutions provider, today announced that Joe Hamblin has joined Altigen’s executive management team as Vice President & General Manager of Altigen’s Microsoft Teams business unit. A long-time industry executive with extensive experience in communications, cloud and Microsoft technologies, Hamblin will provide strategic direction, product vision and day to day management of Altigen’s newly formed Microsoft Teams business unit. The company also announced that David Tang, Altigen’s Chief Operations Officer is retiring from the company.

Mr. Hamblin joins Altigen following the completion of the merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, where he most recently served as Vice President – IT Enterprise Services. During his more than 30 years at Sprint, Hamblin has consistently been at the forefront of driving business process improvements and cost reductions through the use of new and often

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