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The massive disruption to markets and to the economy ushered in by COVID-19 has created a real-time, real-life stress test for business. Organisations that invested in the organisational and infrastructure assets of business sustainability are now reaping the benefits, while management consultants like McKinsey and Co. stress the importance of

Facebook’s newest ecommerce play has the potential to radically shake up the digital marketing and retail landscapes, according to retail expert Nathan Bush. Unveiled last week, Facebook Shops is a new set of commerce tools that allow retailers to set up online storefronts on Facebook and Instagram. In this week’s

Last year a group of Australian CEOs pooled their collective intellect and resources to ponder a five- to ten-year scenario: how should they manage the people in their workforce as technology programs eliminate roles through automation?  One possible solution they came up with was to exchange, or loan, employees between

Monday marks two years since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation, Europe’s wide ranging data processing regulations. Billed as a strong deterrent with penalties potentially in the billions, GDPR was widely expected to help citizens wrestle back their data from the companies which have for years harvested, traded

The way ads are bought and sold online appears due for an overhaul, after a landmark UK study revealed around half of the money advertisers spend online programmatically never reaches publishers. In this week’s Minicast, Which-50 journalist Joseph Brookes discusses the findings from the ISBA Programmatic Supply Chain Transparency Study

Over the past two months, company directors have abandoned the salubrious trappings of Mahogany Row, with its impressive oak boardroom tables, stunning city views, and all those oh-so-comfortable American Heritage leather chairs. These days they are slumming it along with salaried hoi polloi. That means sharing a small box on

Global food supply chains are being disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic and its subsequent lockdown affects. The crisis highlights the importance of accurate crop forecasts and an efficient supply chain, according to Ros Harvey, founder and managing director of  The Yield, a local agtech which uses IoT and AI to

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, construction company McConnell Dowell was 24 months into an IT transformation. The crisis allowed the business’s technology team to test the system it had put in place and forced the firm to accelerate scheduled implementations.  The company says it also discovered new use cases it

A strong resources sector, challenging geography, and high internet penetration in the consumer market mean Australia is becoming a hotbed for the Internet of Things. But new questions about the regulatory and legal frameworks join long-standing privacy, security and complexity concerns as potential blockers to the emerging technology. One of

So far Google, Facebook and Amazon appear to be weathering the COVID-19 storm, based on their financial performance in the first three months of the year. The period was marked by the global spread of the novel coronavirus, which was declared a pandemic and caused nations to implement strict lockdown