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Cisco, an organisation which relies on more than 140,000 employees and partners, was forced to move its entire workforce to remote in a little over a week because of coronavirus. In more normal times that migration would be expected to take years, according to the company. During a virtual roundtable

The shift to working from home arrangements for Which-50 readers in digital, technology, and marketing departments has been sudden, dramatic and close to absolute. Of the more than 30 executives we contacted for this story, 95 per cent said they are not going into the office at all anymore, and

Australians have been forced online by COVID-19, accelerating the pace of digital adoption across the sectors of the economy which are adjusting to a new way of doing business. This is part one in a series examining how Australia’s infrastructure is holding up under unprecedented — and unexpected — demand

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Global spending on digital commerce will fall by 14 per cent in 2020 as lockdowns and reductions in consumer spend are felt. Spending will fall from $11.2 trillion in 2019 to $9.7 trillion, according to a new study from Juniper Research. The new research, Digital Commerce Coronavirus Analysis: Impact Assessments

Marketers are typically an optimistic bunch. But this year, they must be careful not to expect and plan for a rapid COVID-19 recovery. According to economists, infectious disease experts, and data modelers, we won’t truly be in recovery and a return to normal (or “new normal”) for some time. Before

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic could be a dress rehearsal for dealing with climate, informing how governments and companies calculate risks and respond to future threats. That’s a key takeaway from a new article from McKinsey and Co titled, Addressing climate change in a post-pandemic world, which highlights the similarities between

Apparel and footwear retailers seeking digital business transformation and innovation must embrace the aftermath of COVID-19 as an opportunity to affect major changes in operating models and business processes that are long overdue. The apparel industry was struggling before COVID-19 to restructure their operating models and are now facing an

The global crisis brought on by COVID-19 has forced many businesses to rapidly and radically change the way they deliver services to their customers. Prior to the pandemic WW, previously known as Weight Watchers, was running 30,000 face-to-face workshops a week around the world. On March 16th global lockdown measures

Brisbane-based company Bigmate has announced the commercial availability of a technology which enables businesses to pre-screen for higher skin temperatures as workers enter or leave buildings.  The thermal screening tool, known as “Thermy” uses thermal cameras and advanced analytics to analyse skin temperature, automatically sending an alert when it detects

While the full effect of COVID-19 on the digital advertising market is not yet known, early data indicates marketers and agencies are taking a cautious approach, actively reviewing their plans and favouring brand advertising over performance marketing.  IAB Australia ran a two-week survey of agencies and marketers to assess the