Buy now, pay later
ASUS selects hoolah as first ever BNPL retail partner
ASUS says there is wide appeal for BNPL services amongst millennials and Generation Z.
High-speed fibre overtakes DSL internet for first time in OECD countries
The need to move work and home life activities online during COVID-19 led to a record 21.15 million new fixed broadband connections in the year to end-December 2020.
Square to acquire Afterpay for approximately AUD$40 billion
Square has announced plans to acquire Australian buy now, pay later company Afterpay.
The double-edged sword of online retail
Retailers who fared better during the pandemic were those who had a head-start in their digital capabilities. But, for others, it was a race to catch up.
Scam messages on the rise, organisations must take action
Ambit deploys AI chatbot for global travel firm Online Republic
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Migration to the cloud in full force - report
LASER invests in NZ market with new distie and retail partners
"We have a strong focus on growing markets outside of Australia, and New Zealand is the first piece of this important growth puzzle for us."
Verified Mark Certificates
Entrust launches Verified Mark Certificates to support BIMI email authentication standard
“By encouraging the deployment of DMARC and promoting its adoption, BIMI benefits the whole email ecosystem to promote strong sender authentication.”
Business Intelligence / BI
Zoho launches BI platform infused with AI and data analytics
"For data to be a true catalyst of business growth, there can't be any gaps in the collection, management, or analysis process."
$118.5 billion lost in fees due to failed payments in 2020
Banks spent on average approximately $360,000 in 2020 on failed payments, whereas the average corporate firm spent just over $200,000.
dotdigital achieves ISO 27701 certification
Omnichannel marketing solution provider dotdigital has announced that it has been awarded ISO 27701 certification.
Alibaba Cloud shopping festival harnesses power of renewable energy and smart logistics
Alibaba’s annual Mid-Year Shopping Festival was not only a large-scale campaign across popular retail platforms, but it was also a feat for ‘green technology’.
Substantial rise in Agile adoption across the enterprise
There is a strong increase in Agile adoption within both IT and non-IT teams as well as a desire of most development and IT practitioners to work as part of a distributed workforce for the foreseeable future.
Tech support scams remain a global threat - Microsoft
Tactics used by fraudsters to victimise users online have evolved over time, from pure cold calling to more sophisticated ploys.
Confidence remains low amongst New Zealand business
In spite of this low morale, 41% of New Zealand small business owners are planning on starting a new business in 2021.
Risky business: Majority of workers take cybersecurity shortcuts despite knowing dangers
"Every organisation needs to establish security processes and work to ensure they resonate with employees."
B2B firms in Hong Kong explore direct-to-consumer sales
According to new research from Adobe, B2B firms in Hong Kong are now looking into the consumer market.
Reveel leverages analytics to simplify parcel shipping conundrum
Reveel has unveiled a new shipping intelligence platform that aims to simplify parcel shipping rates across major carriers such as FedEx and UPS.
Low-code tools from Salesforce enable anyone to create and ship apps from a single platform
Salesforce enables low-code development with the release of its next-generation platform, allowing anyone to create and ship apps from a single hub.
Cost of fraud in Asia Pacific reaches almost $4 per transaction
A new study by LexisNexis Risk Solutions suggests that the cost of fraud in Asia Pacific tops almost US$4 for every transaction made.
Failed payments costing Asia Pacific organisations more than $41b every year - Accuity report
The study also found that 60% of respondents are losing customers because of failed payments.
Digital experience can make or break brand relationships with customers
Artificial Intelligence / AI
DRUID releases Oxygen, making AI-driven virtual assistant deployments faster and easier
Five ways to strengthen client relationships
E-commerce platform Prisync acquires competitor Marguard
Self-service in high demand for today’s enterprise customers
Privileged Access Management / PAM
Misconfigured cloud services in SEA at risk of exploitation by threat actors
Zoho's CRM app Bigin a hit with small businesses during pandemic
The Trade Desk launches media trading platform for online marketers
Opsera releases native CI/CD automation for Salesforce
Asia Pacific consumers favour mobile wallets over cash and cards
Commerce logistics firm Locad raises $5m to support APAC expansion
New $2 million app development fund to support growing businesses
Microsoft showcases what's new in Windows 11
HIVERY continues to scale up following closure of debt funding round
NICE infuses voice of customer capabilities with artificial intelligence
Five ways businesses can increase profitability from loyalty programs
Shopify unveils major platform investments and upgrades
BigCommerce makes first acquisition since going public