coronavirus

tap and go, payments, eftpos

Digital wallet users spent more than $1 billion on a record number of transactions in March as cash and physical contact were minimised in an attempt to stem the spread of COVID-19, according to data from the Commonwealth Bank. CBA’s monthly analysis of transactions from Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung

remote working, video conference

Chief financial officers like the idea of keeping a portion of the staff as a remote workforce after the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, according to new research from Gartner. A Gartner survey of 317 CFOs and finance leaders on March 30, 2020 revealed that 74 per cent intend to move

Forrester has urged technology budget holders to prepare their “recession playbook” and optimise spending to navigate the transition from the era of strong tech growth in 2018 to the more difficult environments of 2020 and 2021. In a new report, Forrester has significantly revised its Australian technology spend forecast in

The coronavirus pandemic has created a test for marketers and brands to prove they value consumer trust and are indeed capable of putting purpose before profits.  According to a new global report from Edelman titled, Brand Trust and the Coronavirus Pandemic, 71 per cent of consumers said if they perceive

Australian publishers are urging marketers to take a more nuanced approach to blocking ads from appearing alongside COVID-19 content.  Despite audience numbers exploding, news outlets in Australia and around the globe are facing a financial crisis, emphasising that eyeballs don’t always translate to dollars online.   One corner of the digital

In the first 11 days of March, 5.5 billion WebEx meeting minutes were consumed in 221 countries and territories. The unprecedented rise in usage allowed organisations to maintain connectivity and productivity before coronavirus was officially labelled a pandemic.  While Zoom (and its share price) has been getting attention throughout the

Digital transformation journeys will accelerate during the global COVID-19 pandemic, moving from delivering personalised experiences to providing essential services says Shantanu Narayen the Chairman and CEO of Adobe. “While many organisations have taken steps towards becoming a digital business, the environment we face in 2020 is only accelerating the need

   Businesses with experience of cloud computing are coping much better than those without, as the massive shift of knowledge workers from office environments to home working rolls out at unprecedented scale and speed. In a new APAC leader technology video panel produced by Which-50 and Boardroom Media this

Good news: the Fires Near Me app is no longer one of the top five downloaded apps in Australia. The bad news is that it’s been replaced on the list by Centrelink’s app as tens of thousands of Australians seek financial assistance amid the coronavirus pandemic.  According to data from

The impact of coronavirus on the international travel industry could cost operators over $25 billion in lost revenue during the next nine months, according to a new analysis from Juniper Research. Juniper Research examined two possible scenarios: a medium and high impact, believing a low impact is now not possible.