5 emerging use cases for productivity infrastructure in 2021

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When the world flipped upside down last year, nearly every company in every industry was forced to implement a remote workforce in just a matter of days — they had to scramble to ensure employees had the right tools in place and customers felt little to no impact. While companies initially adopted solutions for employee safety, rapid response and short-term air cover, they are now shifting their focus to long-term, strategic investments that empower growth and streamline operations.

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Workplace Automation challenges and the potential negative impact on your business

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Boston-based global consultancy Bain & Company looked at the forces that were not only forcing workers to stay home — COVID-19 — but also the technology that enabled them to stay at home. Based on survey responses from nearly 800 executives worldwide it found that many companies had no choice but to turn to automation to keep the business running.

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Employee engagement startup Centrical raises $32M

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Centrical, a startup developing an employee engagement and performance management platform, today announced that it raised $32 million in funding led by Intel Capital. CEO Gal Rimon says that the funds, which bring Centrical’s total raised to date to $64 million, will be put toward product R&D as Centrical looks to acquire new customers.

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ActivTrak raises $50 million to measure remote workers’ productivity

ActivTrak, an Austin, Texas-based cloud productivity monitoring software provider, today raised $50 million in a series B round from Sapphire Ventures. The fresh capital will be used to scale ActivTrak’s go-to-market activities across sales, marketing, and channels and expand the company’s capabilities using AI-driven analytics, according to CEO Rita Selvaggi.

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