The trend of dining out continues to captivate Americans. In 2022, restaurant expenditures surpassed grocery shopping by 20%. However, this does not imply a surge in dine-in experiences, with 44% of consumers reportedly ordering takeout up to three times a week. This figure stretches to 57% on a global scale. But what's steering people away from traditional home-cooked meals? You could take on the task of gathering ingredients, employing the right tools, following a recipe, and overseeing the cooking/baking process. Alternatively, you could order a pizza from a local eatery and have it delivered to your doorstep, usually without making a phone call.
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In today's digital landscape, managing computing infrastructure has become an increasingly complex and challenging task. As more businesses move their data and applications to the cloud, concerns around cloud security and compliance have become increasingly prevalent. Public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), offer a range of security features and tools to protect their customers' data. Despite these efforts, breaches may occur and businesses face limitations of liabilities from third-party providers in such events. One solution that addresses these concerns originates from HPE GreenLake.
Digital transformation has become an essential element of any successful business, requiring creative solutions to stay ahead in the ever-evolving digital landscape. To do this, there must be sustainable digital innovation, as it enables companies to create new products and services, streamlines core operations for efficiency gains, and strengthens customer relationships through improved engagement strategies — all while leveraging data insights and empowering employees.
Sustainability is an important initiative for businesses of all sizes, and we are always looking for new ways to drive eco-friendly solutions for our customers. WEI's partnership with HPE and AMD helps create more sustainable IT solutions and allows us to provide customers with even more innovative and efficient options for reducing their environmental impact. In a recent webcast, I discuss how our partnership with HPE and AMD is advancing green tech and driving more eco-friendly solutions for customers.
Due to no staffing, our pharmacy will be closed on Thursday, December 21, 2022.
For months, signs reading like this have been a frequent occurrence at retail pharmacies across the country. Amid a national shortage of pharmacists and technicians, pharmacy closures and reduced hours have become the new norm. As a result, pharmacies have extended wait times to fill prescriptions, had less availability for vaccines and patient consults, and have seen growing customer dissatisfaction.
The sad reality is that the shortage is likely to worsen. But technology can help retail pharmacies weather the talent shortage.
One of the most exciting aspects of working in information technology is the stream of new advancements taking place every single day. The drawback of those technological developments is that both hardware and software quickly grow outdated. For that reason, many technology professionals advise enterprises to develop a comprehensive IT lifecycle management strategy. Later in this blog article, we will use server migration as an example as we explore IT lifecycle management, obstacles to efficiency, and solutions for IT modernization.
Hybrid work solutions. That’s a term that can make network administrators a little queasy if their hybrid workforce is consistently submitting IT support tickets for one common issue or another. Granted, the term “hybrid work solutions” was never really tossed around IT departments until just a few years ago. Now, it is the new standard for both your established workforce and those applying to vacant positions.
More than ever, enterprises are under pressure to not only ensure that business objectives are being met but that they are also doing so with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) in mind. In fact, 58% of CEOs say their stakeholders and customers demand more transparency when reporting on their ESG goals. With this increased pressure to put environmental and sustainability initiatives in the spotlight, IT executives are looking to the cloud to meet business needs while decreasing their impact on the environment. The cloud not only provides the agility and speed to make decisions and move forward in your digital transformation goals but also aids in reaching your sustainability goals. Keep reading for three ways the cloud can help you meet your enterprise’s ESG goals.
As another year has concluded, we have reached that time to review the IT trends of 2021. Most IT professionals could use an extra minute to catch their breath as last year continued to push many IT departments due to the pandemic's outbreak in 2020. To gain some perspective on our year-long journey, we sat down with two senior executives at WEI, David Fafel, and Greg Labrie, to get their perspectives on the relevant IT trends that came about in 2021. We also pulled data from a commissioned study we did in partnership with IDG concerning the state of digital transformation in 2021. The study involved an audience of IT decision makers (ITDMs) across multiple industries that provided insightful and surprising information concerning their IT initiatives in 2021.
In today’s uncertain business climate, it’s critical to make sure your enterprise places itself at the forefront of innovation and leverages data effectively and efficiently to make decisions. A Connected CIO sets the tone for their team, playing a crucial role in adopting new and efficient technologies that encourage the use of data to lead innovation.