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Why Tech Issues Feel More Stressful During COVID-19

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Technical difficulties can stress us out even at the best of times. However, ongoing computer problems during the COVID-19 pandemic can take a serious toll on your mental and emotional health. Milan 2099/Getty Images
  • Study finds that computer problems spike stress levels by a lot.
  • Bad technology causes ingrained deterioration in wellness and work performance with lasting consequences.
  • There are ways to destress from good and bad tech while working from home.

There’s nothing more frustrating than your computer not cooperating and having no one around to help you fix it.

Technical difficulties are a sure way

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IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report for 2020 Shows 12.2% Increase in Digital Advertising, Despite COVID-19 Economic Impacts

NEW YORK, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — As the world grapples with the ongoing ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, the digital advertising sector continues to show tremendous resilience.  In fact, according to the newly released “IAB Internet Advertising Revenue Report,” conducted by PwC, digital advertising revenues increased by 12.2% in 2020 compared to 2019.

“The second half of 2020 made up for the rather abrupt drop in advertising revenue experienced toward the end of the second quarter,” said Susan Hogan, Senior Vice President, Research and Analytics, IAB. “We not only had a rebound, we also had double-digit growth.

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Verizon Mobile Security Index: COVID-19 unearths new cyber threats for businesses

What you need to know:

  • Nearly half (49 percent) of businesses surveyed said that changes to remote working practices made during lockdown adversely affected their cybersecurity.

  • 40 percent think mobile devices are their company’s biggest IT security threat.

  • However 45 percent of businesses sacrificed the security of mobile devices to “get the job done.”

  • Results based on an independent survey of 856 professionals responsible for the buying, managing and the security of mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) devices for their companies.

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – The COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses to quickly support remote working practices, often without proper

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SC gov: $6 mil in COVID-19 money going to free computer labs | Govt-and-politics

Benedict College President Roslyn Clark Artis talks to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster at a news conference in Columbia, S.C., on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, announcing eight new community computer labs. McMaster said that $6 million in coronavirus federal aid dollars would be spent on the labs, which will be located near broadband deserts across South Carolina.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster said Tuesday he will spend $6 million in discretionary COVID-19 relief funds on free community computer labs near broadband deserts statewide.

Schoolchildren, teachers and others

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After a Year of Unforeseen Changes, DialogTech Reflects on Unexpected Bright Spots for the Job Market, Virtual Communications, and New Technology to Help Navigate COVID-19

CHICAGO, March 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — DialogTech, the leading provider of AI-powered call tracking and conversation analytics solutions for enterprise marketers, shares how its team and technology have partnered with brands across a variety of industries throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to help businesses stay relevant, informed, and fill critical employment needs in a year of extreme change and complexity.

At the beginning of the pandemic, as stay-at-home orders went into place, DialogTech helped businesses adjust to the quickly changing landscape, including setting up call routing to newly remote employees, establishing new IVRs and hotlines for COVID-19, and sending

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Volunteers Link Elderly Chicagoans To COVID-19 Vaccines

This story is supported by the Pulitzer Center.

Anna Lopez is juggling two phones and her computer as she’s trying to book another appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Lopez is helping a 45-year-old manufacturing worker. The woman needs help booking the appointment online. Lopez wasn’t able to find an appointment during the call. But Lopez vowed to scour the internet until she finds the woman an appointment.

“Thank you so much for helping me,” the woman told Lopez in Spanish.

Lopez is studying computer science at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She knows that by making the vaccine appointments

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