U.S. Sanctions Turn up Heat but Huawei Serving European 5G Clients, Executive Says | Top News

ZURICH (Reuters) – Chinese telecom giant Huawei is finding it harder to counter U.S. sanctions designed to choke off its access to semiconductors but can continue to serve European 5G network clients, a senior European executive told an Austrian newspaper.

The world’s biggest maker of mobile telecommunications equipment and smartphones was still “looking for a solution” to help millions of Huawei phone users after Google

was banned from providing technical support for new Huawei phone models using mobile operating system Android.

“Since the U.S. sanctions last year, U.S. manufacturers of semiconductors are no longer allowed to supply us so our previous U.S. partners can no longer work with us. Since August it has become even more difficult,” Abraham Liu, Huwaei’s vice-president for Europe, told the Kurier paper.

He said Washington was “blackmailing” chipmakers into shunning ties with Huawei, which denies U.S. allegations that Huawei equipment could be used by Beijing for spying.

“Nevertheless, we are confident that we can continue to serve our European customers in the 5G sector because of many preparations and upfront investments with the most advanced technology,” Liu was quoted as saying without elaborating.

“As for private customers, cell phone owners, we see great difficulties. There are 90 million European Huawei users. Google is no longer allowed to work with Huawei, so Google will no longer publish updates for Huawei smartphones with the Android operating system,” he said. “We are still looking for a solution.”

Amid U.S. pressure to exclude the Chinese firm from supplying key telecoms equipment, Orange

and Proximus last week picked Nokia

to help build 5G networks in Belgium.

EU members have been stepping up scrutiny of so-called high-risk vendors. This subjects Huawei’s governance and technology to critical examination and is likely to lead other European operators to strip it from their networks,

HighRadius Adds New Leader to Accelerate Fintech Adoption for Clients

Former Wolters Kluwer Executive joins HighRadius to help adopt technology to improve operational execution for Order-to-Cash teams

HighRadius, a fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in automating the order-to-cash and treasury management processes, today announced the addition of Jared Lane as Vice President, Digital Transformation. Jared and his team, in collaboration with partners, will accelerate the adoption of HighRadius products to transform finance processes to deliver quantifiable business results.

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Jared brings over 20 years of experience in helping the C-suite at Global 2000 companies modernize their back-office tech stack. Prior to joining HighRadius, Jared was Chief of Staff, Worldwide Sales for Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions. Jared holds a bachelor’s degree in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University.

“CFOs are fast-tracking their finance digital transformation initiatives in this uncertain economy,” said Sashi Narahari, President and CEO of HighRadius. “I’m thrilled to have Jared join the team to support our 500+ clients to adopt HighRadius technology to drive operational efficiency and insights.”

“I am excited to join the HighRadius team and help to build on the solid foundation developed over the last decade,” Jared said. “HighRadius is perfectly positioned to help its clients transform their business for better customer experience and thrive in the ever-changing business and market conditions.”

About HighRadius Corporation

HighRadius is a Fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that leverages Artificial Intelligence-based Autonomous Systems to help companies automate Accounts Receivable and Treasury processes. The HighRadius® Integrated Receivables platform reduces cycle times in your order-to-cash process through automation of receivables and payments processes across credit, electronic billing and payment processing, cash application, deductions, and collections. HighRadius® Treasury Management Applications help teams achieve touchless cash management,

Advisors use technology to help clients adjust to the new environment

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The Covid-19 pandemic has pushed more financial advisors to figure out how to meet virtually with clients.

Advisory firms have had to find ways to be able to adapt through the use of virtual technologies to keep their meetings going with clients. That newfound comfort will probably change advisory practices well into the future.

To that point, the first Zoom video meeting that the advisors at Salem Investment Counselors had earlier this year to discuss financial markets was not a resounding success.

“We spent half the time troubleshooting people’s connections, and then it shut down after a half-hour,” said Kip Keener, chief compliance officer for the Winston-Salem, North Carolina-based firm. Salem was ranked No. 1 on CNBC’s FA 100 ranking this year.

Keener immediately switched to a corporate Zoom account and says that videoconferencing between employees and with clients has quickly become an integral part of the firm’s operations.

I’ve been amazed at how quickly employees and clients have adapted to this changed environment.

Mark Mirsberger

CEO of Dana Investment Advisors

“Historically we’ve been pretty low-tech in how we communicate with clients, and the pandemic really disrupted our communication chain,” Keener said. “I think everyone realized that this was something we had to embrace and between the Zoom calls, lots of emails and phone calls, we’ve been able to roll along pretty normally.”

The coronavirus pandemic and all the disruptions resulting from community and office shutdowns have highlighted the increasingly crucial role that technology plays in financial advisory firms. Not only has technology enabled employees to work remotely when their offices are closed to them, but it has helped advisors communicate more often and more intimately with clients in a period of very high anxiety.

“I’ve been amazed at how quickly employees and

How To Attract Local Clients To Your Home Care Agency

Karina Tama-Rutigliano is a Digital Marketing Strategist and Founder of Senior Care Clicks. Karina helps Senior Care Businesses.

Friends and neighbors within your community who may need in-home care are likely typing “home care agency near me” into a search box. The question is, will they find your home care agency when they hit enter?

A 2018 survey tracked 1,000 smartphone users and discovered that over the course of five days, 82% of them had used a “near me” search. Optimizing your site for local search engine optimization (SEO) is the key to driving “near me” searches to your website. This is an essential marketing strategy, especially if your goal is to drive traffic to multiple locations for your home care agency.

Local SEO Optimization

Digital marketing acronyms and terminology can be a bit confusing, so to begin a local SEO marketing campaign, it pays to get acquainted with the meanings of a few digital marketing terms. Getting familiar with the following terms will be useful as you work to drive traffic to your home care agency.

• NAP stands for name, address and phone number.

• Reviews are public listings that show comments and star ratings about the quality of your service.

• Google My Business is an online directory that ranks high in “near me” searches.

• Location page is a dedicated landing page for each of your facility locations.

• Citations are places online where your name, address and phone number are listed.

Using Google My Business To Drive Local Traffic For A Home Care Agency

In my experience, one of the best drivers of SEO traffic is also the easiest to implement. Better yet, it’s free. Google My Business, also known as GMB, is one of the biggest online promoters for your local business.