Latest Trends in Mobile Messaging and Archiving in Workplace

In heavily regulated industries such as financial services and the government sector, it is a paramount compliance requirement to capture mobile SMS, record voice calls, and all other types of mobile communications. Such level of standard is strictly mandated through several sets of laws and regulations, primarily since mobile messaging has now replaced traditional forms of communication in the modern workplace.

With the prevalence of smartphones in the corporate setting, the rampant use of mobile texting, voice calling, and instant messaging among employees soon followed. Today, more and more organizations across the industry spectrum have embraced the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend to empower their employees with mobility they need to fulfill their roles.

With BYOD and mobile messaging, companies can achieve better collaboration between employees, more efficient internal communication, and ultimately, higher operational efficiency and improved workforce morale.

However, just as fast mobile technology advances these days, the regulations surrounding their usage in the business setting have evolved as well. In the U.S. financial sector, for instance, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examination (OCIE) has recently released a risk alert encouraging financial advisers to review their risks, practices, policies, and procedures regarding electronic messaging. The risk alert also advised companies to improve their compliance programs that would help them comply with applicable regulatory requirements.

The same level of attention to compliant mobile messaging can also be seen in the government sector. In 2015, the Washington Supreme Court affirmed the decision of lower courts that “text messages sent and received by a public employee in the employee’s official capacity are public records of the employer, even if the employee uses a private cell phone.”

To meet the electronic messages archiving requirements, it is essential for organizations to be updated with how the modern workforce use mobile messaging, determine how their compliance efforts are adapting with the changing mobile behavior of employees, and implement an enterprise-grade mobile archiving solution that can capture and record mobile
messages of their employees in real-time.

To help you navigate the latest trends in mobile messaging and archiving in the workplace, take a look at this detailed infographic by TeleMessage.

An infographic by TeleMessage.

The new cruise ships of 2018

Every year a variety of brand-new ships enter the cruising world, each with their own individual style and a host of never-seen-before features. Six of these incredible vessels include the Azamara Pursuit, Celebrity Edge, MS Roald Amundsen, Norwegian Bliss, Scenic Eclipse and the Seabourn Ovation.

Each of these newly launched ships is depicted in the infographic alongside some interesting facts and specifications about them such as their height and speed. The information in the infographic is a takeaway of a more in-depth article also created by ROL Cruise, which showcases each ship in more detail through the first-hand experiences of people who have been lucky enough to board them.

As well as describing the ships design, interior and original features and spaces, the article also looks at some of the unique destinations the ships will be cruising to, listing reasons why you should put them on your cruising bucket list.

An infographic by ROL Cruise.

What to do if you found a baby raccoon

After birth, female raccoons leave their babies in the nest while they forage for food. She needs to look for food to help produce enough milk. After 12 weeks, the babies are old enough to roam around. They will be completely independent after 8 to 12 months.

What do baby raccoons eat?
For the first six weeks, the babies will consume their mother’s milk. As they grow, they will begin to follow their mother and will slowly get introduced to eating insects, berries, nuts, frogs, and fish.
What to do when you found an abandoned baby raccoon
Check for the following if you bump into a baby raccoon in your property.
• Is the baby cold?
• Is the head tilted?
• Did you see the dead mother?
• Is it bleeding or injured?
• Does it have abrasions?

What to do if you found an injured baby raccoon?
Secure the baby raccoon in a warm, dark, cardboard box. Place a towel or t-shirt for warmth. Do not feed the raccoon, and contact a wildlife rehabilitator immediately.

Reuniting mother and baby raccoon
Place the box where you spotted the raccoon. Leave it for an entire night for the mother. Ensure its warm throughout the night. If it stayed out for an entire night with no sign of the mother, the baby is probably orphaned. At this point consult your local wildlife rehabilitator.

An infographic by Raccoon Control.

Do Smartphones Steal Childhoods?

Raising a child in the cyber-centric age that we are in, brings with it a whole host of debates to be had. At what age should children get a mobile phone? Should mobiles be allowed or used in schools? How much time is spent on them?

loveit coverit have created an ongoing wide-scale campaign that looks into the impact that smartphones have on our everyday life. One aspect of the project investigates the positive and negative effects that mobile phones have on childhoods, and discusses topics like cyberbullying, school policies and the role that charities and the authorities play. The campaign features interviews and quotations from a secondary school headteacher, a representative from the charity Childnet, a psychologist and an editor from a teaching magazine. This infographic summarises findings from our independent research which surveys parents across the UK and demonstrates the primary concerns of parents, how they monitor their children’s phone usage and at what age they would give their child a phone.

An infographic by loveit coverit

Social Commerce Statistics

Social commerce is taking center stage as the e-commerce industry continues its impressive growth. Posting year over year increases of 14% in revenue, including a record-setting Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend in 2018. Today’s shopper is more aware and wants a personalized shopping experience. That’s why social media sites like Facebook have one of the highest conversion values in the industry. Use the tips offered in this infographic to prime your site for stronger social sales, while learning about relevant social commerce statistics for 2019 that you can use to improve your social presence, create better branding, and engage with your customers like never before.

An infographic by Ready Cloud CRM.