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The Australian technology sector is well positioned for a post-COVID recovery, which is likely to be accompanied by a wave of M&A activity, according to a new analysis of the sector from EY.  The outlook is especially optimistic for B2B technology companies that provide services to enable ongoing remote working

Australia’s listed companies can now run virtual-only AGM’s thanks to a change in the rules governing the meetings. The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) announced yesterday that company Annual General Meetings have been formally approved to be conducted as virtual, online events as a result of the COVID-19 disruption.

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The NAB Online Retail Sales Index recorded a large jump in online sales in March, up more than 20 per cent year-over-year.  The data, released yesterday, show six of the eight categories the Index tracks recorded sales growth in month-on-month terms.  In year-on-year terms, the growth in the NAB Online

Global retail sales in 2020 will decline by an average of 9.6 per cent globally, a loss of $2.1 trillion, due to the impact of the coronavirus, according to new analyst forecasts. Forrester also predicts that it will take four years for retailers to overtake pre-pandemic levels.  According to Forrester’s updated retail forecasts across North America, Asia,

It’s not just the regular online shoppers filling up their shopping charts from home. Ecommerce volumes are surging to record highs thanks to first-time shoppers, according to new data.  Store closures and stay-at-home orders have accelerated ecommerce adoption around the globe. According to data from Adobe, in the US ecommerce

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Friday, March 6th was the last day of “normal” enterprise app usage before global workforces piled into video conferences, VPNs and collaboration tools.   That’s according to figures from Okta, which draws on millions of authentications from its customers around the world and more than 6,500 app integrations to identify the

Australia’s contact tracing app will be critical to tracking and minimising the spread of coronavirus, according to the federal government, which has positioned the technology as a way to speed up the easing of lockdown measures. But some privacy experts are concerned about the proportionality and design of the tool

This is part four in Which-50’s COVID-19 Disruption Series, which examines how Australia’s digital infrastructure is coping with the society-wide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one, part two and part three.  As a number of Australians are ordered to stay home the health sector is transforming the

This is part three in Which-50’s COVID-19 Disruption Series, which examines how Australia’s digital infrastructure is coping with the society-wide disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Read part one here and part two here.  Digital tools have found their way into classrooms over recent years, but as COVID-19 renders both

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