COVID-19

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

More than 7 million consumers are now connected to the National Broadband Network, which was able to mostly maintain its typical speeds under the strain of COVID-19 related social distancing measures thanks to temporary allowances to retail providers. The ACCC today revealed 455,000 new NBN services were connected to the

remote working, video conference

COVID-19 has created a small window to significantly alter the nature of white collar work, according to Deloitte’s annual 2020 Global Human Capital Trends report.   The report titled, “The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward,” notes that as restrictions ease and businesses plot their return to the

Marketing operations leaders may not be the ones tasked with executing digital marketing initiatives, but nonetheless, they’ll have an essential role to play in helping organisations migrate to the new digital normal. The flight to digital was already well underway pre-COVID. Recent developments have simply hastened the shift. Consumers and

The COVID-19 pandemic will leave an impact on businesses so they need to take advantage of the unique conditions created by the crisis to prepare for the future, argue leading voices on digital transformation. Some organisations are already taking advantage of the crisis, using it to reshape their operations and

COVID-19 has highlighted the value of software developers and presented an opportunity to reimagine the role of technology in society, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said overnight, pointing to distributed computing for medical research as an example. During his headline keynote at the Microsoft Build conference, Nadella heaped praise on the

Data from the Roy Morgan Digital Payments Report shows a sharp increase in use of non-bank contactless mobile payment services compared to a year ago. A total of 10.8 per cent of Australians now use non-bank contactless mobile payment services such as Apple Pay and Google Pay, up from 7.1

Australian workforce on-demand training platform GO1 has raised US$40 million in Series C funding led by Seek and US VC firm Madrona Venture Group. GO1 says the recent boom in remote work has tripled demand for its online learning platform. Salesforce’s venture arm joins existing investors M12 – Microsoft’s venture

Digital advertising slowed down during the first three months of the year according to new data which reflects a summer of bushfires and the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. The next quarter is likely to be tougher as advertisers continue to delay or withdraw their investments.  According to

remote work, work from home

More than one million small businesses are forecast to continue operating remotely after COVID-19 restrictions lift, according to new research commission by software giant Zoho.  The research was conducted in March 2020 by Telsyte using an online survey of 1,017 business decision makers across Australian organisations with 100 or fewer