Industry Intelligence offers Microsoft Teams app integration allowing professionals to weave market intelligence seamlessly in virtual conversations; service ideal for companies needing to foster collaboration in pandemic-driven new normal

Yee-Wah Chow

Yee-Wah Chow

LOS ANGELES , August 19, 2020 (press release) –

The COVID-19 pandemic and urgency to maintain social distancing have pushed companies to adopt digital infrastructure enabling employees to maintain productivity while working from home.


“The threat of COVID-19 infections has decimated business travel,” says Rami Ghandour, CEO of Industry Intelligence. “Our clients told us that 40% of their sales activities have shifted from face-to-face interactions to virtual meetings.”


Remote working is also practiced by a wider range of professionals beyond the corporate office and sales roles. 75% of manufacturers being surveyed by InfinityQS note that more of their workers are now working remotely.


Zoom calls are replacing not only boardroom meetings but daily greetings and office conversations with co-workers. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of work-related meetings per person rose 13% though the average duration of meetings has shortened, compared with pre-pandemic levels.


Today’s business conversations happen virtually. Because of this new normal, Industry Intelligence is launching the built-to-order Microsoft Teams Intelligence Map to help corporate clients succeed in remote-work environment.


“People’s workday is typically influenced by what’s going on in the market and what conversations are happening in the workplace,” says Ghandour. “A market event triggers a conversation and the conversation can shape the rest of your workflow.”


Industry Intelligence integrates market pulse seamlessly into the corporate client’s Microsoft Teams app. Users can read real-time market news within their Microsoft Teams app. Whether via IM or video call, users can instantly incorporate into their chats a market story that has freshly appeared within their app.


“The intelligence integration happens organically and the content feed changes in real time,” explains Ghandour. “Email and Zoom aren’t always the solutions in today’s attention economy. Intelligence sent via email sometimes sits in people’s inbox forever. And many work-from-home professionals now find that Zoom meetings eat up the workday. Most intelligence tidbits can be shared during the short, spontaneous chats that are happening on Microsoft Teams every day.”


For over 20 years, Industry Intelligence has been at the forefront of making market pulses and insights available at subscribers’ fingertips, enabling timely and informed decision-making. For questions about the Teams Intelligence Map, please contact for a demo.

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