Local tech giants bring forth Covid-19 contact tracing tech for the workplace

July 24, 2020
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The following article was published by Allison Levitsky on Silicon Valley Business Journal. View the original article here. 

The market for workplace contact tracing services is getting more crowded, with two new Bluetooth-powered offerings from Silicon Valley tech companies seeking to help employers monitor and prevent the spread of Covid-19 among employees and guests.

One such service, a partnership between Santa Clara-based ServiceNow and Sunnyvale-based Juniper Networks Inc. launching Thursday, expands on ServiceNow’s existing Safe Workplace suite of software applications.

The suite’s new integration with Juniper Mist — the artificial intelligence-driven IT entity resulting from Juniper’s acquisition of Mist last year — uses Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to track employees’ movements through office buildings, using either a smartphone or badge.

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