On Episode 490 of the Waves of Tech, we are diving into how some rigid industries are changing with the current public health pandemic. Fast food restaurants serve a vital role in the economy and small to large corporations are adapting with the development of their own apps to create multiple ordering and pickup options for customers. The United States Supreme Court is being forced to move online and live for upcoming oral arguments, proving that no entity is immune to being adaptive and flexible. With video conferencing being ever so popular, we share five easy tips to create a safer and better video conferencing experience.
Quicker & Easier Food Service
The food service and restaurant industry is one that has been hit particularly hard during the current public health emergency. Great thing is that technology seems to be the answer to meeting customer demands and keeping workers employed. Many of the smaller entities have perfected online ordering. Large corporations are moving to apps for food ordering and pickup.
- Subway, Taco Bell, and McDonald’s now use their apps for timing and placing orders
- Corporations are creating multiple options to meet their individual customer needs
- When delivery and drive-thru are not ideal solutions, apps serve to fill the void
- Plenty of utility when considering ordering while travelling and on a time constraint
The Highest Court Goes Live & Online
Even when the world shuts down, the most rigid and structured systems need to adapt to the existing conditions. In this case, the United States Supreme Court is moving to an online and live system. Historically, courtrooms are limited to 500 persons and the dialogue is a very open, free flowing style of debate during oral arguments. Now, anyone can experience the court.
- Lawyers will present oral arguments over the telephone without interruption from justices
- Arguments will start on Monday, May 11 and last through to Wednesday, May 13
- The need for technological accuracy is paramount to not sway or undermine statements
- This may simply be a short-term option until the Court can fully open up to visitors
Protect & Control Your Video Conference
Video conference has been the primary communication platform for conducting business around the world. Whether it is Zoom, Teams, Skype, or Meet, these are tools to maintain a sense of normalcy. These applications come with many uncertainties, mostly focused on security, privacy, control, and utility. To create a safer conferencing process, follow Tom Merritt’s five tips.
- Protect your meetings with passwords; be sure to use various passcodes consistently
- Be sure to authenticate visitors by requiring a sign-in; invite only those necessary
- Control screen sharing by restricting this permission from your invitees
- Find another tool to file share during video conferencing, like DropBox or G-Suite
- Keep your systems updated while encouraging others to do the same
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