For many years now I've had a side interest - the use of video in the healthcare industry. I've written about video conferencing use in the U.S. military, applications for video in the entire industry (pharmaceuticals, insurance companies, not-for-profits, state healthcare agencies, and integrated clinical care organizations, among others), and have monitored the growth of telemedicine and watched it begin to overcome traditional obstacles.
Our first event, Getting to the end of the month, focused on those start-ups developing digital products and services, which are helping people survive the financial month. Our second event, which is being delivered in partnership with O2's Think Big, looks at those exciting new businesses at the very forefront of innovation in the areas of education and employment; two vital ingredients for the growth of both the individual and the country.
Microsoft and Cisco have been engaged in a longstanding war for the top UC vendor position. In 2015, Microsoft retained its number one spot based on WR End User UC survey data - with twice as many users reporting the use of Skype for Business over Cisco's Jabber client (43% MS vs 21% Cisco). However, when we asked IT Decision Makers what UC Platform they have deployed in a production environment, Cisco edged MS out for the first time (48% Cisco vs 46% MS).
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".