How open source ad blockers could save you 2 hours a week

The results of open source ad blockers show they are effective at removing ads.

Some of the results of a new study on open source ad blockers. Some ad blockers block the add and leave white space, but uBlock Origin cuts all ads and makes more content viewable on the screen.

A new study shows open source ad blockers would save the average Internet user more than 100 hours a year while also saving energy and pollution.

Although free and open source ad blockers save energy and are good for the environment, people use them primarily to block annoying ads and save themselves time.”

— Professor Joshua Pearce

HOUGHTON, MI, US, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A new study meant to investigate energy conservation of free and open source ad blockers has unexpectedly shown that Internet ads are wasting shocking amounts of your time.

More importantly, the results show how you can get that time back. The study estimates that the average Internet user would save over 100 hours a year by using uBlock Origin, a free and open source ad blocker. “uBlock Origin was the most effective ad blocker tested, but all ad blockers save time, energy and money”, explained Joshua Pearce, a Professor of Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

The results show that page load time dropped 11% with AdBlock+, 22% with Privacy Badger, and 28% with uBlock Origin. These are not significant on a single page, but Internet users spend more than half of their time online rapidly clicking through websites spending less than 15 seconds on a given page. “With all these clicks, the additional time to load ads really starts to add up,” says Pearce.

The article “Energy Conservation with Open Source Ad Blockers” published in the journal Technologies was originally conceived to address rising energy consumption. Internet-related electricity consumption is rising rapidly as global Internet users spend more than 6.5 hours per day online. Americans, for example, have more than doubled the time they spend online since 2000 to almost 24 hours a week. Open source ad blockers have the potential to reduce the time and thus electricity spent by eliminating ads during Internet browsing and video streaming.

In the study, three open source ad blockers were tested against a no-ad blocker control. Page load times were recorded for browsing a representative selection of the globally most-accessed websites including web searching (like Google, Yahoo and Bing), information (like weather.com) and news sites (like CNN, Fox and the New York Times). In addition, the study analyzed the time spent watching ads on videos for both trending and non-trending content. This part of the study was more challenging because of the lack of data on what ratio of YouTube watching time is spent on trending and non-trending content. The time wasted viewing ads per video ranged from 0.06% up to staggering 21%. Thus, total hours lost to loading ads was only recorded for browsing.

“Overall, the results showed that the energy wasted loading ads is not trivial,” summarized Pearce. As a lot of the electricity used for running computers continues to come from coal, which causes air pollution and premature death, the study analyzed the potential for ad blockers to save American lives. The results were shocking: the energy conserved if everyone in the United States used the open source ad blocker would save over 36 Americans lives per year.

Electricity costs money, so cutting ads could also save consumers money. Pearce said, “In the United States, if all Internet users enabled Privacy Badger on their computers, Americans would save more than $91 million annually.” Globally, the results of the investigation were even more striking. uBlock Origin could save global consumers more than $1.8 billion/year.

Pearce points out, “This study was done before everyone was forced to stay home because of the COVID-19 pandemic, so all the values can be viewed as conservative under estimates.” Overall, the study found open source ad blockers are a potentially effective technology for energy conservation.

“Although free and open source ad blockers save energy and are good for the environment, people use them primarily to block annoying ads and save themselves time,” concludes Pearce.

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SEEBURGER Recognized in the 2020 CRN® Partner Program Guide

The IT Channel's Top Partner Programs are Highlighted

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — SEEBURGER, global leader in accelerating business processes with business integration solutions, is being recognized by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, in its 2020 Partner Program Guide. This annual guide is the definitive listing of the most rewarding partner programs from technology companies that provide products and services through the IT channel.

The Channel Company’s research team analyzed each vendor’s partner program to compile this guide. Each was scored based on several factors, including investments in program offerings, partner profitability, partner training, education and support, marketing programs and resources, sales support, and communication. Based on that assessment, the partner program with SEEBURGER stands among the top technology suppliers in the IT channel, providing excellent value and support for solution providers.

The SEEBURGER Partner Program enables channel partners such as value-added resellers, system integrators and independent software vendors, in addition to infrastructure, service, and OEM partners, to collaborate with SEEBURGER and provide SEEBURGER solutions to their customers. With several elements designed to enhance participation, including simplified onboarding, marketing support and education through the SEEBURGER Academy, the Program also provides partners with direct access to company subject matter experts to help partners throughout the sales and project implementation process, on-premise, in hybrid setups or in the cloud/as an iPaaS.

“With the speed and complexity of technology today, solution providers need partners that can keep pace and support their growing business.” said Bob Skelley, CEO of The Channel Company. “CRN’s Partner Program Guide features insight into the strengths and benefits of each company’s program to identify those that truly support and drive positive change within the IT channel.”

“We are thrilled to be included in this years’ Guide. We work hard to help our partners succeed with SEEBURGER solutions, and will continue to adjust our program to make it as easy and beneficial as possible for them and their customers as their companies grow,” said Michael Kleeberg, Co-CEO, SEEBURGER. “We look forward to growing our program in the coming months and years as we continue to focus on our partners.”

The 2020 Partner Program Guide will be featured in the April issue of CRN® and online at www.CRN.com/ppg.

About SEEBURGER
At SEEBURGER, we accelerate business for our customers and partners. Our unified, agile, scalable integration platform, the SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite (BIS), networks systems and applications so that the right data, in the right format, gets to the right place at the right time, securely – within and between companies. BIS includes B2B, EDI, MFT, EAI and API integration functionality available on any cloud, as hybrid or on-premise deployments. Today, as companies across the globe depend on unobstructed data flows, SEEBURGER delivers, for more than 10,000 customers in diverse industries and more than 50 countries.

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The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers, and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com

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COA Thanks CMS for Major Telehealth Expansion Allowing Community Providers to Continue Cancer Treatment During Pandemic

Significant Expansion of Telehealth Services Provides a Vital Lifeline to Patients with Cancer Whose Treatment Cannot Stop

We can't thank CMS and Administrator Verma enough for quickly moving these changes forward that will dramatically help oncology providers treat patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

— Ted Okon, executive director of COA

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) applauds the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for new flexibilities to telehealth regulations and rules that will allow community oncology providers to dramatically expand safe cancer treatment during the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) global pandemic. This major expansion of telehealth services and relaxation of regulations provides a huge boost to the ability of community practices to care for patients with cancer whose treatment cannot stop.

The new regulatory relief and rules from CMS are extensive and include the ability for providers to furnish 80 more services via telehealth and to bill for telehealth visits at the same rate as in-person visits. Additionally, CMS has made it clear that providers can now evaluate patients who have audio-only phone systems, an immense easing of burdens for those patients who might not have access to, or are not comfortable with, advanced technology.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced a major reorganization and restructuring of cancer care in America. CMS’ rapid response to the crisis in recent weeks means that patients with cancer, many of whom are Medicare seniors with compromised immune systems that are most at risk of infection, can continue to receive cancer treatments while staying safe.

For example, thanks to telehealth, a community oncology practice in Oregon has been able to treat an 81-year-old patient with a new diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. That person is being managed remotely, with labs drawn at the patient’s residence center. Weekly virtual telehealth meetings allow the physician to track how the patient is doing, ensuring they receive needed cancer care in a safe, cost-efficient setting.

A community oncology practice in North Texas also reports that telemedicine is allowing it to spare rural patients with long drives into urban areas that have seen COVID-19 outbreaks. This is not only reducing lengthy travel times but also greatly reduces their risk of exposure to the virus. Just this week, because of the new Medicare telehealth policies, the practice has been able to help a new patient with liver disease avoid a 133-mile drive as well as coordinate with other specialists for their cancer care.

Community oncology can't thank CMS and Administrator Seema Verma enough for quickly moving these changes forward that will dramatically help oncology providers diagnose and monitor their patients safely during the COVID-19 pandemic. CMS has demonstrated an amazing ability to cut through the red tape of Medicare bureaucracy and speed up these critically important changes. They are right on target in providing a veritable lifeline to Americans who are struggling with cancer in the midst of crisis.

Across the country, independent community oncology practices have risen to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to serve as cancer care providers for millions of patients. As the providers of cancer care to the majority of patients in America, now more than ever, it is crucial that community oncology practices stay open and active for patients as cancer and cancer care do not stop during times of national emergencies. The expansion of telehealth options and reduction of regulatory burdens are important steps that allow practices to do that while also keeping patients safe and healthy.

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About the Community Oncology Alliance (COA): The majority of Americans battling cancer receive treatment in the community oncology setting. Keeping patients close to their homes, families, and support networks lessens the impact of this devastating disease. Community oncology practices do this while delivering high-quality, cutting-edge cancer care at a fraction of the cost of the hospital setting. The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) advocates for community oncology and smart public policy that ensures the community cancer care system remains healthy and able to provide all Americans with access to local, quality, affordable cancer care. Learn more at www.CommunityOncology.org.

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POS Terminal Market Outlook 2017-2030 – by Goldstein Market Intelligence

, Developing countries such as Brazil, China and India are growing at a faster rate in the implementation of POS terminals within the country.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — POS Terminal Market Outlook 2017-2030 – by Goldstein Market Intelligence
According to the Goldstein Market Intelligence forecast , Developing countries such as Brazil, China and India are growing at a faster rate in the implementation of POS terminals within the country. In 2015, European countries such as Germany, France and Spain introduced laws which limit cash transactions. In France, usage of cash over USD 1080 is now an illegal act in the country.
Globally, the research study reflects that factors such as nativity, security, ease of use, availability, convenience, intention to use, complexity of the technology are among the top factors influencing the use of POS terminals. The future of payments is obvious that the way we pay for goods and services, online as well as offline, is about to change radically due to emerging digital services. China has emerged as a mobile-first country, that sets the standards for mCommerce shopping as well as mobile POS-solutions very high.

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Market dynamic / Drivers & Restraints to Market Growth
Large players such as PayPal, Apple, Amazon & Facebook are putting significant amounts of money into online and mobile payment solutions. The ongoing development from separate online shops towards integrated online shopping ecosystems, in particular the merger of shopping and social media / messaging, enables new business models and opportunities for digital payment methods.
Payment gateways, though they’re not always used, provide the ability to switch between payment processors without having to make significant changes to a store’s payment application. Software vendors provide the payment application and other software used in the payment process.

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Covered in this POS Terminal Market Report are
“POS Terminal Market Outlook 2030” by Goldstein Research contains detailed overview of POS Terminal Market in terms of market segmentation by analysis basis, therapy type and geography. The Report highlights the competitive outlook of major global players that includes the business strategies, product portfolio, revenue distribution, financial analysis, R&D activities, and investments. The in-depth analysis of POS Terminal Market report will help the clients to assess their business strategies as per the competitive environment in the market space.

Major players covered in this POS Terminal Market report are:
• IBM
• Ingenico
• Cisco Systems, Inc.
• Verifone Systems Inc.
• PAX Technology
• Equinox Payments
• SZZT Electronics Co., LTD
• First Data
• Spire Payments
• NCR Corporation
• MICROS Systems Inc.
• CyberNet
• Hewlett-Packard Company
• Dspread Technology
• Panasonic Corporation
• Toshiba Corporation
• Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
• Fujian Newland Payment Technology
• Hangzhou Sunyard
• NEC Corporation
• Castles Technology
• BBPOS
• Bitel
• Centerm
• Squirrel Systems
• Shenzhen Xinguodu Technology Co., Ltd (NEXGO)

Further, POS Terminal Market Report encompasses the major trends & opportunities, market dynamics and other growth factors of the market. POS Terminal Market outlook also comprises of key challenges, risk analysis, BPS analysis, SWOT Analysis and Market Attractiveness. The report also highlights the expert analysis to provide a complete overview of the market including the PESTLE analysis of each region and country.
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Based in the US, Goldstein Research currently has a strong presence in the American and Asian countries. In the next five years, we strive to expand our reach to 50+ nations spanning across Europe, Asia and parts of the Middle East and Africa. We strive to realize a strong brand presence globally through our quality research and forecasting solutions.
Our mission is simple: to develop insightful business solutions, help our clients make powerful future decisions to keep them well ahead of the game which is the market, and leave a mark across businesses and communities through our well-defined ideas and clear-cut forecasts. Our market research reports provide in-depth analysis of global and regional variations along with competitors’ overview.
Our analysts working on chemicals construction to help various tech-giants, tech start-ups and entry players to assess the current and upcoming business scenario. We believe in the vigorous examination of the current market scenario and build around creative ideas and approaches that are most suitable to our clients’ needs and business agenda.

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Navotar Launches New Daily Planner

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A leading Auto Rental software company Navotar has come up with a Daily Planner that makes managing your fleet much easier and efficient.

ORLANDO , FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Navotar has done it yet again, this time around they have come up with a useful tool for any car rental business. As introducing new features and continuous improvement is one of the top priority areas Navotar focuses in, this time of the year Navotar has launched its updated and powerful Daily Planner.

Daily Planner is similar to a calendar with the vehicles and slots corresponding to the dates where the empty slots can be used for bookings while the used slots are marked in different colors to denote the status of the fleet like vehicles on reservation, rent, quotation, agreement etc. The main goal of this calendar based system is to allow the users to make bookings in a very convenient way understanding their entire fleet status with a single view which would ultimately lead to a proper work flow preventing duplicate bookings and other common confusions that could take place.

Any car rental company using a software today can have this feature, our concept is not to have this for the sake of it but having this feature in an easy and a convenient way. The new daily planner is an improved and better version of the previous versions with a super cool user interface and user experience with many features including drag and drop which would ultimately satisfy the end user in whole.

If you haven't tried using the daily planner, now it's the right time to start using. It is a product of one of the award winning auto rental software producers. If you are a car rental company looking for a car rental software, Navotar is the market leader and the best choice to go with due to its many unique and useful features and quality, which has made them stand out from the rest.

You can visit Navotar.com and try the new Daily Planner along with the car rental software for FREE.

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ExAM4Inspections providing standardized Infectious Disease Control software to hospitals

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MB&A providing its ExAM4Inspections.com solution supporting infectious disease control and healthcare associated infection solutions to the healthcare market.

Our IDC and HAI accelerators will enable our customers to get programs started faster than ever before which is especially important right now as we work to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

— Bradley Hilker, Strategic Account Executive

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Millsapps, Ballinger & Associates, LLC (MB&A) announced that they are delivering standardized rollout and delivery of the companies ExAM4Inspections.com Salesforce AppExchange product (ExAM) in support of Infectious Disease Control (IDC) and Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI). The approach has been used at more than a dozen hospitals to date and promises a standardized and rapid on boarding that helps hospitals respond to the need to control infectious diseases.

The standardization of key programs ExAM supports such as Hand Hygiene (HH), Sterile Processing, Operating Room Inspections and Patient Care Area Quality Assurance Inspections form a critical component of a hospital’s front line in the fight against infection. With the rise of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), programs like these help hospitals understand and employ best practices with regard to ensuring basic patient and caregiver safety.

Even before the onset of COVID-19, healthcare leadership has been pushing tirelessly for funding to support Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) programs to assure their facilities are taking the necessary steps to combat the spread of viruses and other infectious diseases. As an example one of our customers at Martinsburg VA Medical Center estimates in an internal cost benefit analysis the implementation of ExAM4Inspections would enable them to “reallocate 536 hours of IPC time currently spent performing administrative tasks to more specialized Infection Prevention and Control duties. Although the value of IPC time can be challenging to precisely quantify, reallocation towards additional prevention, training and education is worthwhile considering a single S. aureus bloodstream infection recently cost facilities more than $100,000.” This was of course written prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, but it hints at the scale of the cost reduction in human lives and dollars that could be achieved by leveraging the Salesforce AppExchange product ‘ExAM4Inspections’ to confirm proper standards are met, and to enable leadership to make necessary decisions and adjustments in real time.

MB&A has been awarded the CIO Applications Top 25 Salesforce Solution Providers of 2019. MB&A was recognized for their groundbreaking Salesforce AppExchange product ExAM (ExAM4Inspections.com) which is currently being used to enable adherence to standards at hospitals nationwide.

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ZAF Energy Systems’ Receives a US Patent #10,511,059 ‘Alkaline Pouch Cell with Coated Terminals’

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ZAF will integrate this novel alkaline pouch cell design with its Nickel-Zinc (Ni-Zn) chemistry to produce a high specific energy, customizable battery.

Nickel-zinc pouch cells are going to allow us to compete in these markets where lithium-ion energy density is required, such as directed energy weapons.”

— Randy Moore, ZAF’s President & CEO

JOPLIN, MISSOURI, US, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — ZAF Energy Systems Inc. (ZAF), a developer of next-generation zinc battery technologies, has received a US patent titled “Alkaline Pouch Cell with Coated Terminals.” ZAF will integrate this novel alkaline pouch cell design with its Nickel-Zinc (Ni-Zn) chemistry to produce a high specific energy, customizable battery that can be used in applications previously not thought possible with traditional Ni-Zn designs.

According to Dr. Adam Weisenstein, Chief Technology Officer at ZAF Energy Systems and inventor of US Patent #10,511,059, “We are now able to combine ZAF’s incredible advancements in the Ni-Zn chemistry with a robust, lightweight, and highly customizable pouch cell design. ZAF now has the opportunity to offer an aqueous technology capable of >100 Wh/kg, which can provide a solution in markets where a rechargeable, inexpensive, high energy density, and safe technology has been sought after for years.”

Ni-Zn batteries have excellent intrinsic properties, including high power, long cycle life, low life-cycle cost, and low environmental impact. The breakthroughs achieved by ZAF combine this patented Ni-Zn pouch cell with a proprietary electrolyte and zinc electrode formulation that greatly reduces zinc electrode migration. These improvements permit long cycle life along with high specific energy and power in a system with maintenance-free operation. ZAF has demonstrated the exceptional performance of the Ni-Zn chemistry in its G31 battery, which has a specific energy of 69 76 Wh/kg and has performed more than 700 cycles at 100 percent depth of discharge (DOD) and many thousands of cycles at lower DOD. ZAF has demonstrated 110 Wh/kg in pouch cells and projects to increase the specific energy to 120 Wh/kg, which allows ZAF to compete with lithium-ion technologies without the safety concerns and complicated battery management systems that add significantly to the total weight of the system.

“We recently formed a subsidiary Æsir Technologies to service our aerospace and defense customers,” said Randy Moore, ZAF’s President & CEO. “Nickel-zinc pouch cells are going to allow us to compete in these markets where lithium-ion energy density is required, such as directed energy weapons, and there are serious concerns about safety.”

About ZAF Energy Systems, Inc.

Incorporated in 2011 and with locations in Bozeman, Montana and Joplin, Missouri, ZAF Energy Systems develops and commercializes next-generation zinc battery technologies that use sustainable, non-toxic materials and can be safely and easily recycled. Its breakthrough battery technologies include nickel-zinc, zinc-air, and rechargeable hybrid aqueous battery chemistries. ZAF’s rechargeable batteries provide long-life and economical solutions in a safe package for a variety of applications. For more information, visit: www.zafsys.com

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Video Marketing Agency Releases Remote Video Content Production From Your Remote Office

Remote Video Capture supports professionals working remotely to keep up thought leadership and content marketing.

New York Video Marketing Agency, MultiVision Digital, releases Remote Video Capture for content marketing and thought leadership goals.

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — MultiVision Digital, recognized as a top New York Video Marketing Agency (www.nyccorporateVideoProduction.com), releases Remote Video Capture (www.RVCbyMVD.com) to support professionals working remotely to keep up thought leadership and content marketing.

Now professional firms in legal, accounting and consulting can be impactful from their remote office with Remote Video Capture. Without any video crew required, Remote Video Capture uses smartphones, a mobile app while maintaining the professional services of a video director.

With Remote Video Capture allowing the creation of thought leadership video content from anywhere in just minutes, it solves the greatest challenges that legal marketing teams and accounting marketing teams have in during the COVID-19 crisis – keeping a human connection.

"Video is a great communication solution in any economy, but in the COVID 19 economy – it is even more critical. With the majority of the B2B workforce working remotely, video marketing can add a level of human connection when we can not connect. That is what Remote Video Capture is all about." states Robert Weiss, President of top New York Video Marketing Agency, MultiVision Digital.

Video is what people want and are drawn to. Especially when they are busy because they know that video gives them the most amount of information in the shortest time. And giving information, while maintaining a human connection, is what makes video such a powerful sales tool for legal marketing and accounting marketing teams.

Most marketers will tell you that in today's COVID-19 economy, it's not about stopping any marketing, its about doing it with the right message and as personally as you can. As people get settled in working from home, they will need to find new and innovative ways to continue getting the word out about their service offerings.

Weiss continues relays "We really want to help out our society during the COVID-19 crisis, but we’re not health care providers and we don’t have a manufacturing plant that we can change to produce product. But what we can do is help people communicate through the most powerful medium there is in digital; which is video."

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Measure Protocol offers free access to its mobile-only community for the market research industry

Highly engaged community of young adults in United States, United Kingdom and Canada can provide key perspective in a time of change and uncertainty

The best way we can offer support in this time of need…is access to our community of thousands of highly engaged respondents that can help keep us all informed and educated.”

— Owen Hanks, CEO, Measure Protocol

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Measure Protocol, the industry's first blockchain-powered marketplace for person-based data, is offering the market research industry free access to its community of young people. This mobile-only community is proven to be highly responsive and engaged, allowing researchers to gain access to insights from a harder-to-reach population. In a swiftly changing global ecosystem, efficiently tracking consumer sentiment and behaviors is vital for solid decision making.

Owen Hanks, CEO of Measure Protocol, said, "Our team thought a lot about the best way we can offer support in this time of need. As a small company we only have limited resources, but the one thing that we can offer, is access to our community of thousands of highly engaged respondents that can help keep us all informed and educated amidst all changes that are happening."

For the next three months, Measure will partner with market research businesses and brands to provide access to its consumer research panel. The growing panel, which is primarily made up of young adults ages 18-34 in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, consists of over 25,000 users who have downloaded the MSR app to share data and earn rewards. Primary research has shown the community to have extraordinarily high engagement and fast response times, due in part to the immediacy of the mobile environment and a positive end-to-end app experience.

To participate, partners will only be asked to help cover the incentive for respondents in order to reward them for their time. A large part of Measure's vision for the future of market research includes fair compensation and a positive experience, resulting in higher quality data. During the company's recent pilot with market research industry leaders, which included a fair compensation model, 85% of users were satisfied with the offers received. This clearly illustrates the benefits of rewarding respondents fairly for their time and commitment.

Hanks continued, "It's our intention to facilitate as many requests as possible during this time and to that end we are hoping to connect with brands and agencies that want to understand broad metrics of young adults. We ask only that any potential requests are mobile-friendly. Getting a peek into what their younger demographic of customers, consumers, employees and citizens think and feel is invaluable during a situation like this one."

Those who want to know more should email helpinghand@measureprotocol.com.

About Measure Protocol
Measure was founded in 2018 by a group of media, ad tech, and market research technology veterans. Created to help consumers take ownership of their data and address data quality issues for buyers, Measure is an open blockchain-based protocol that facilitates a marketplace for person-based data where individuals take control of their data and monetize it directly with researchers, advertisers and brands. Consumers contribute data by completing surveys and other data-generating tasks or by providing access to existing data sources such as health and location from within the company’s MSR App for iOS. Founded on principles of data sovereignty, privacy, transparency and fair compensation, Measure provides an ecosystem that addresses challenges faced by the market research, advertising and AI industries. Measure Protocol won the 2019 ASC / MRS Award for Best Technology Innovation. www.measureprotocol.com @measureprotocol

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Insourcing Vendor Management helps a healthcare system in Michigan solve a $6 million workforce contract labor problem

Insourcing Your Outsourcing is an Outstanding Innovation

Insourcing the Vendor Management Process with the right technology platform is essential when managing costs with today's healthcare workforce.”

— William Reau, COO Hallmark Health Care

HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 31, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — A group of nine owned, managed, and affiliated hospitals – was facing a serious staffing problem. Outsourcing the procurement of their contracted labor needs to a third-party Managed Service Provider (MSP) had created a $6 million – and growing! – Annual expense that was threatening their ability to deliver health care programs and education to their local community. As they provide over $60 million in financial support to the community annually, a $6 million premium labor spend created an unhealthy constraint on their ability to serve the community.

In response, they knew they had to take control of their own fortunes. They transferred handling of contract labor staffing from a third-party to their own system by “insourcing” the function with the help of their workforce strategy partner, Hallmark Health Care Solutions. The result was greater control, more insight into their own operations, and – most critically – bill rates that immediately plummeted by 25% on average across all disciplines.

Here’s how they did it, and all the benefits the system gained as a result.

Continue reading or download a complimentary copy of this success story:

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About Hallmark Care Solutions

Hallmark Health Care Solutions is a global healthcare solution and information technology firm with offices located in New Jersey, New York, Michigan, and India. Hallmark offers a unique approach inclusive of both strategy and technology to achieve the desired outcome. The technology component positions organizations to use real-time data for improved decision making with regard to leveraging human capital. Over the years, Hallmark has helped organizations optimize and save millions in labor expenses, improve their efficiency and achieve fiscal responsibility through best-in-class software and strategic workforce solutions.www.hallmarkhealthcareit.com

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