AR Remote Expertise and Training Applications to have Almost 60 Million Active Users by 2025

LONDON, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The adoption of digital tools including Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in Human Resource (HR) departments can accelerate the HR digital transformation journey and add value to existing HR activities – especially in the wake of COVID-19. According to a new report from global tech market advisory firm ABI Research, by 2025, there will be close to 60 million active users of AR for expertise and training applications across various verticals, such as healthcare, logistics, Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC), and manufacturing.

“Both AR and VR solutions can allow HR departments to reach potential talent more creatively, assess workers in novel ways, and support workers with improved and remote-enabled training and employee collaboration. This can save time and costs (AR/VR training can save between US$2,000US$2,500 per employee in comparison with traditional training) and enhance the candidate/employee experience and build

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Small Business Development Center sees an increase in new business applications



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Small Business Development Center sees an increase in new business applications

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) -For the past four years, Tana Cox and Leslie Bigham have been traveling around pre-schools and after school programs teaching dance classes with their business Tippi Toes.

A job that has become harder due to the pandemic.

“We were not able to go into our schools, and we’re still not able to go into our schools and teach dance,” said Cox.

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Now, they’re looking into renovating their business.

“We realized that we needed to maybe expand and do something a little bit different,” said Cox. “Still have Tippi Toes but we’re also going to be opening an infant toddler center in the medical area.”

In the last four months many Amarillo residents have decided to start a new business.

“Why are you waiting? Just do it,” said Cox. “Which

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UK tech visa applications hit record high despite Covid-19

The number of applications for the UK’s Tech Nation visa rose to its highest level on record last month as the thriving sector shrugged off the impact of coronavirus.

Applications for the visa, which grants employees and founders in the tech sector the right to work in the UK for up to five years, hit a record-breaking 122 in September.

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Across the third quarter numbers were up 42 per cent on the previous three months and eight per cent compared to the same period last year.

“The data flies in the face of claims that remote working and Covid-19 will deter people coming to the UK to work,” said Stephen Kelly, chair of Tech Nation.

“Quite the contrary. In an environment where talented entrepreneurs are facing potential obstacles in moving to the US, the UK is a natural home.”

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UK tech visa applications skyrocketed in September

Visa applications for technology jobs in the UK skyrocketed in September 2020, making it the highest month for Tech Nation applications since the platform started keeping records in 2014.

August 2020 was also found to be the third highest month for visa applications on record.

According to Tech Nation, applications in the third quarter of 2020 were up 42% compared to Q2, which was hit hard by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the number of applications also exceeded those from the third quarter of 2019 by 8%. 

Tech Nation, which was founded in 2010, is designated by the Home Office to endorse applications for the Global Talent Visa in digital technology. The Global Talent visa, or Tier 1 visa, can be used to work in the UK by leaders, or potential leaders, in the fields of academia or research, arts and culture, and digital technology.

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UK tech visa applications hit new high

It appears both Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic have not discouraged tech workers from coming to the UK. According to Tech Nation, visa applications broke the all-time record this September.

The month of August, according to the organization, also saw the third highest quantity of applications on record, hinting at a growing trend.

Applications for the third quarter of the calendar year were up 42 percent compared to the second quarter, and up eight percent on last year’s Q3.

Applicants are said to be primarily Russians, Indians and Americans, coming mostly from software development, cloud computing and AI backgrounds.

“The data flies in the face of claims that remote working and Covid-19 will deter people coming to the UK to work,” said Stephen Kelly, Chair of Tech Nation.

“Quite the contrary. In an environment where talented entrepreneurs are facing potential obstacles in moving to the US, the UK is a

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September 2020 breaks record for UK tech visa applications

Data from Tech Nation has revealed that September 2020 saw the most UK tech visa applications since records began in 2014 September 2020 breaks record for UK tech visa applications image

August 2020 saw the third highest number of applications, according to Tech Nation data.

The UK Tech Nation visa, designated to Tech Nation by the Home Office, allows tech talent worldwide to work in the country’s digital technology sector, contributing expertise and innovation.

In the third quarter of 2020, visa applications rose by 42% from the previous quarter, and were up by 8% from Q3 2019.

Applicants to the scheme have predominantly come from India, Russia and the United States, with the most common backgrounds being artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing and software development.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ in which adults without A-Levels will be offered a free course, but what does

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MSB Management Master’s Program Sees Threefold Increase in Applications in Second Admissions Cycle

The Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’ Master of Science in Management program recorded a 296% increase in applications for its latest class.

The graduate program is a 10-month, accelerated business degree program designed to help students who hold non-business bachelor’s degrees to enter the business world. The program’s second cohort will feature a total of 68 students, up from the 31 students in the inaugural 2019 group.

Georgetown McDonough School of Business Facebook | The MSB’s Master of Science in Management program saw a threefold increase in applications for its latest class.

The new class of 2021 will feature students from 17 colleges and universities across the United States. Of the new students in the program, 45% hold Bachelor’s degrees in the humanities, social sciences or liberal arts, 35% in business and finance, 13% in STEM-related fields and 7% in economics, according to the program’s own statistics.

Because cohort

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