Need to Know

Trends in Communications Industry Show Companies Slow to Adopt New Technologies

The Public Relations Society of America and theEMPLOYEEapp recently teamed up and surveyed more than 600 public relations and communications professionals in an effort to identify current trends of technology usage in the Communications Industry. The survey focused on strategies implemented by organizations to communicate with both internal and external audiences.

The results unfortunately showed that the communications industry is very slow to embrace new technology, with a heavy reliance on email.

Click here to view the survey results and learn more about the current trends of technology in use by communications professionals.


APPrise Mobile Welcomes

Who: With nearly 4,000 employees, Dayton Freight Lines, Inc. is a privately-owned freight carrier that owns and operates 48 services centers throughout the Midwest region of the United States.

What Product: theEMPLOYEEapp

Interesting Fact: Despite having a large fleet of 1,300 tractors and 3,000 trailers, 98.6% of all of Dayton Freight’s shipments arrive on time.

 

 

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Whether we like it or not, it is only a matter of time until the mobile device fully renders the desktop obsolete. The desktop tower that currently resides under your desk will not always be there, and it is important that we develop software (i.e. apps) that are designed to work on devices that support Apple and Google’s operating systems.

Click here to read about our take on Business Insider’s latest hardware predictions.

 


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Award-Winning Excela Mobile App Increases Engagement and Connectivity in Healthcare

With over 4,900 employees spread across 100+ locations, and 80% of them being non-deskbound, Excela Health recently developed the Excela Mobile App to more effectively engage and communicate with their frontline healthcare workers. Since the implementation of their app, Excela Health’s patient safety ratings have increased and their employee turnover rate has decreased beyond their goal.

Click here to read more about Excela Health’s success as a result of implementing a mobile internal communications solution.