Brighter’s main patent for diabetes care device Actiste granted in Brazil

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Brighter’s main patent for diabetes care device Actiste granted in Brazil

Brighter’s main patent for Actiste – the world’s first complete IoT unit for diabetes monitoring and treatment – has been granted in Brazil. Brighter is a Swedish-based company that, from a unique IP portfolio, creates smart solutions for chronic health conditions such as diabetes.

Brazil is one of Brighter’s most important target markets. About 9% of Brazil’s adult population – some 13 million people – suffer from diabetes, according to the International Diabetes Association (2017). The financial burden of the disease and its complications is high, and there is a strong need for more effective preventive care and everyday treatment.

“This is a strategically important development for Brighter,” says CEO Henrik Nyström. “Brazil is the fourth largest country in the world in terms of the absolute number of people with diabetes. Studies show that the majority do not achieve metabolic control.”

“In the long term, this is one of the most important markets we intend to establish and will likely be the first South American country we enter. I have previously lived and worked in Brazil, and seen the development up close.”

Actiste brings together all the necessary functions for diabetes care –blood sampling, blood glucose measurement and drug injection – in a single connected device. The solutionis based on patented technology for collecting data on specified biomarkers and injected volumes of drugs. With state-of-the-art eSIM technology, Actiste has global out-of-the-box connectivity, which means that it is completely independent of other devices for sharing health and treatment data. 

The Actiste device is delivered as part of a subscription service. The service includes global connectivity, different levels of data sharing, continuous replenishment of consumables directly to the home, and continuous coaching to optimize and improve treatment. 

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Finnair and LATAM Airlines Group launch codeshare partnership

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Finnair and LATAM Airlines Group launch codeshare partnership

Finnair and LATAM Airlines Group have implemented a new codeshare agreement on flights between Finnair’s hub in Helsinki (HEL) and LATAM’s hubs in São Paulo (GRU), Brazil, and in Santiago (SCL), Chile, via five European gateways: London (LHR), Paris (CDG), Madrid (MAD), Barcelona (BCN) and Milan (MXP).  

As part of the codeshare agreement, Finnair’s AY code will be added to LATAM’s transatlantic flights between Finnair’s gateways in Europe and LATAM’s hubs in São Paulo and in Santiago. The cooperation will offer new destinations for Finnair customers, as LATAM’s flights will be the first ones flown to South America with a Finnair code. 

Likewise, LATAM’s LA code will be added to Finnair’s flights between Helsinki and London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona and Milan, providing LATAM passengers with access to Finland.   

The new codeshare flights to São Paulo and Santiago are available for purchase now via Finnair.com.

“We are excited to be able to offer these great new destinations for our customers,” says Philip Lewin, Head of Partnerships and Alliances at Finnair. “We also welcome LATAM customers to explore everything Helsinki and Finnair has to offer.”   

“As part of our commitment to connecting Latin America with the world, this new agreement will offer our passengers easier access to the exciting destinations in Finland via Helsinki,” says Soledad Berrios, Director of Strategic Alliances at LATAM Airlines Group.

“We also look forward to welcoming Finnair customers onboard and offering them the chance to experience our Latin American hospitality.”  

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Mobile Device Failures on the Rise Across US Enterprises According to B2M Solutions Survey

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Mobile Device Failures on the Rise Across US Enterprises According to B2M Solutions Survey

New research reveals mobility issues are impacting over half of frontline workforces

Mobile device failures are having an increasingly significant impact on the day-to-day operations of businesses across the US, according to new research released today. Over half (51%) of workers polled in the 2nd annual State of Enterprise Mobility Survey, which was commissioned by B2M Solutions, reported experiencing at least one mobile issue per month that hinders their ability to do their job. 

These problems are still on the rise, with more than a third (37%) of workers saying the number of issues they’ve experienced with mobile devices over the last 12-18 months has increased. The research reveals that the top three problems or causes of device failure as stated by workers are: unreliable network connections (45%), battery failure (41%) and applications crashing or becoming unstable (40%). 

The impact of these failures is significant in terms of employee well-being, with two thirds (66%) of workers reporting anxiety or increasing levels of stress when issues with their mobile devices prevent them from doing their job, an increase from 39% of workers in last year’s survey. 

This is also hurting enterprises when it comes to productivity, with 95% of all workers affected by mobile issues stating that it has negatively impacted their productivity. Meanwhile, 37% of workers have taken at least one day off in the last 12 months due to the stress of not being able to do their job because of mobility issues, more than double from last year’s survey (16%).

“B2M highlights the problems experienced by line workers in the Total Cost of Ownership models VDC has been promoting for 10 years,” said Eric Klein, Director, Enterprise Mobility & Connected Devices at VDC Research. “This recent research by B2M suggests the problem may be far higher than what IT sees, and is, therefore, a significant cost to the business which must be attacked using proactive visibility tools such as what B2M’s Elemez brings to the market.”

“Mobility is a business-critical asset across most enterprises today, yet this research clearly highlights that mobile device failures are high in volume; negatively impacting productivity, staff morale and costing businesses revenue,” said Gary Lee, Chief Revenue Officer of B2M Solutions. “The research also reveals is a clear gap between the issues impacting frontline workers and visibility of these among the IT department.”

“While 95% of workers affected by mobile device issues say it has hindered their productivity, only 33% of IT workers believed this was the case. This is where businesses need to go beyond mobile device management and implement solutions that provide them with actionable insights and real-time visibility, across the board, into the mobility issues impacting their workforces. Proactively spotting and fixing problems, and in some cases even predicting them, is the key to better management of business-critical mobile devices and applications, and the user experience for all mobile users.”

To request a copy of the 2nd annual State of Enterprise Mobility Survey, visit https://b2msolutions.com/2019-state-of-enterprise-mobility

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