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One of the pandemic’s harshest lessons for businesses was a severe lack of scenario planning. According to Accenture, this meant that when the crunch came, supply chains were unprepared for disruption. Carter McNabb, Managing Director of Supply Chain & Operations at Accenture, says that one of the key ways that

Professional Services firm Genpact today released its global CIO study revealing that, despite lessons learnt in 2020, the majority of CIOs are unprepared for another business disruption. The study was conducted in partnership with MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, surveying 500 CIOs, of which 50 were Australia-based. According to the report,

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Woolworths today announced a $50 million Future of Work Fund to train 60,000 staff over three years in digital, data analytics, machine learning and robotics in preparation for a wave of disruption across the supermarket sector. The supermarket giant — Australia’s largest private employer — says the training and an

In this week’s Minicast Which-50 Editor-in-chief Andrew Birmingham speaks with founder and CEO of security giant Cloudflare on disrupting your business before others do, in Cloudflare’s case by making encryption free. Which-50’s Minicast publishes each Tuesday. Follow Which-50 on LinkedIn to be the first to view it. 

New research from the IMD Business school suggests organisations should focus on the disruption, not the disrupter because there is little evidence to link the hype of disruption in some industries with reality. Co-written by Michael Wade, Didier Bonnet and Jialu Shan at the IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland, the

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Afterpay faced a surge of inquiries from their customers worried about whether or not they could pay for their goods as COVID-19 restrictions closed down large parts of the Australian economy.  During the Zendesk Showcase last week, Yvonne Gilmour, head of service delivery at Afterpay said the surge in inquiries

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

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

On the eve of this new decade, it is worth reflecting on what has truly been one of the most talked about, exciting and challenging business transitions of the 2010s, digital transformation. So much ink has been spilled on the topic in the past few years that it is difficult