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Financial Services CIOs Speak to Embracing New Ways of Working

Digital collaboration used to be a novelty for the financial services industry. Known for its traditional office culture and paper-based processes, the industry suddenly had to find a new pace for change when it was tasked with operationalizing widespread remote work and digital transformation last year. But what was once a pandemic-specific necessity soon became a competitive advantage — leading to improved employee experiences and better client engagement.  I spoke to this paradigm shift within the industry during Zoomtopia 2021, joined by Greg Driscoll, CIO at Penn Mutual; Sathish Muthukrishnan, CIO at Ally; Mona Breed, CIO at Moody’s; and Neal Sample, CIO at Northwestern Mutual, to discuss how video technology is a catalyst for change. From return to work planning to improving client experience, check out our customers’ unique insights on the impact of digital collaboration technology: Operationalizing hybrid work “At Penn Mutual, we’ve gone full flex. We surveyed our employee base

Add a page break before paragraphs in Google Docs

  With Google Docs' new "Add page break before" function, you may now set a paragraph to always commence on a new page. This is especially important if you want specific paragraph styles, such as titles, subtitles, or headers, to always produce a new page. This also implies that you may import and export Microsoft Word and other third-party documents with paragraphs formatted with "Page break before," and Docs will retain the formatting. How to use it: Format → Line & paragraph spacing → Add page break before. Available to all Google Workspace customers, as well as G Suite Basic and Business customers

Google Meet meeting hosts now have more control of participant's audio and video feeds for smoother, more productive meetings

  M eeting hosts in Google Meet can now use Audio and Video Lock to turn off the microphones and/or cameras of other participants in the meeting and prevent them from turning them back on until you unlock them, in the main and breakout rooms. Earlier this year, Google announced the ability for meeting hosts to mute everyone all at once in Google Meet on desktops/laptop devices. The new Audio and Video lock makes this feature more useful by enabling hosts to prevent participants from unmuting themselves after they are muted.  This feature gives meeting hosts more control over their meetings by letting them decide when they want to allow different levels of participation from attendees, for example to address disruptive participants. Participants using versions of the Android and iOS apps that do not support audio and video locks will be removed from the meeting if the host or co-host turns on either of the locks. If they attempt to join a meeting that has either of these locks enabled t

These Features Will Help You Secure Your Virtual Event on Zoom

  The Zoom platform has been used for many events such as celebrations, company conferences & events, Zumba & yoga classes, Class get togethers and many more. Zoom recently launched their new platform Zoom Events - an all-in-one platform designed for digital events that acts as a layer above our existing Zoom Video Webinars and Zoom Meetings products.  Zoom Events provides everything you need to confidently build, host, and manage a virtual or hybrid event, whether it’s a large sales meeting, unique customer experience, internal event, trade show, or corporate summit. For users hoping to create a safe and engaging event experience using Zoom, the Zoom Events solution has a few key security features you should know about. Zoom Events security features Here are a few ways Zoom Events works to help protect your online event experience: Unique ticket creation: Zoom Events generates a unique ticket to speakers and each person who registers for an event to help maintain accurate att

What’s new at Next

Google Cloud Next ‘21 has begun! We’ll be updating this blog post throughout Next with the latest announcements about Google Cloud products, solutions, and partnerships. Just bookmark this page to get all your Next news in one handy place. Cloud Everywhere Introducing Google Distributed Cloud—in your data center, at the edge, and in the cloud Google Distributed Cloud is a portfolio of fully managed hardware and software solutions that extend Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services to the edge and data centers. Enabled by Anthos, it’s ideal for running local data processing, low-latency edge compute workloads, modernizing on-premises environments, running sensitive workloads that meet sovereignty requirements, or deploying private 5G/LTE solutions for customers. Read the full announcement  here . Google Cloud Cortex Framework The new Google Cloud Cortex Framework is a foundation of endorsed solution reference templates and content for customers to accelerate business outcomes with le

Zoom Pro Tips: 3 Ways to Liven Up Your Meetings

  Bringing an element of fun and levity to a meeting can make all the difference in creating connection. Luckily, we have features to help you create a unique look for yourself and inject some spontaneous fun into your meetings with the option to apply them to all future meetings, or just the one you’re currently in.  Here are three of our favorite features to help you express yourself in your next meeting:  Emoji Reactions Let people know how you’re feeling in the moment with the in-meeting Emoji Reactions feature. This allows you to add a reaction onto your video, such as a heart, gasp, or celebrate emoji, without breaking the flow of the meeting. Just click on the Reactions button to select from a wide range of emojis!!  Studio Effects Create a fun and unique look for your meetings with the Studio Effects feature, which allows you to add customized eyebrows, facial hair, and lip color to your video feed.  Perfect for happy hours, family get-togethers, or even a fun classroom activit

Zoom Partner in Sri Lanka

  ➡ Special Discount Rates are available for existing zoom users with 24*7 support service. Talk to 0703444334 for more information. #ZOOM #zoomofficial #partner #srilanka #specialoffer #finetechconsultancy #wedeliverhappiness *Finetech is the authorised partner and the distributor for ZOOM in Sri Lanka & Maldives @www.fcpl.biz Zoom partner in Sri Lanka

Finetech Zoom Partner in Sri Lanka

  In an effort to grow Zoom Video Communication Inc.’s presence in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, pioneering information technology company Finetech Consultancy (Pvt) Ltd (FCPL), teamed up with the leading video communications provider to offer a seamless communications and collaboration experience for users and businesses in the island nations. During the recent global pandemic and ensuing lockdowns, the need for technological solutions grew exponentially. This saw companies dishing out work-from-home, online education, and web-based meeting, and data sharing software growing in leaps and bounds. Leading this paradigm shift with outstanding growth numbers is Zoom who has changed the way the world “meets”. Zoom has also played a key role in Sri Lanka, allowing companies to have employees work and collaborate with their co-workers from the safety of their own homes, and giving students the opportunity to continue with their education. “Our ease of use made Zoom the solution of choice for u