COVID-19 Impacts SB

Four Positive Impacts of the COVID-19 “New Normal” to Organizations (Simon Brightman, Medium.com)

What will the “New Normal” look like for organizations of all shapes and sizes? In this article I propose four areas (risk-taking & decision-making, budgets & investments, partnerships & collaborations, sales & client management) where change has the potential to yield positive impacts, as organizations adapt and redefine many aspects of their strategies & operations. […]

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World FinTech Report 2020: FinTech Collaboration Is Even-More Essential Now for Banks to Achieve Customer-Centricity

Banks that collaborate, embrace Open X and transform into Inventive Banks are most likely to prosper Capgemini and Efma published the World FinTech Report 2020 revealing that despite a widening gulf between traditional banks on one side and BigTechs and challenger banks on the other, traditional banks have an opportunity to thrive in today’s market by embracing Open X1 and becoming Inventive […]

COVID-19 Impacts Fintech

Rush to digitisation will see fintech sector flourish post-Covid-19 (finextra.com)

As the fintech sector struggles through the Covid-19 economic fallout, a report from VC Finch Capital offers some light at the end of the tunnel, suggesting that the crisis could ultimately end up benefiting the industry by accelerating the rush to digitisation.The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on almost every part of the economy, […]

COVID-19 Impacts Fintech Retail

The Domino Effect: 5 Ways Coronavirus Will Forever Change Retail (Chris Walton, Forbes)

Following World War II, i.e. the last event of a similar magnitude to what the world now faces with coronavirus, the United States was focused on controlling the spread of communism. One popular theory at the time, domino theory, suggested that the rise of communism in one nation could quickly spread into other nations. And, while […]

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Air pollution drops in European cities: how does your street look? (Marie Mawad in Paris, sifted.eu)

Europeans are stuck at home because of coronavirus and pollution is dropping. Check out these before and after air-quality maps. European cities are enjoying the cleanest air they’ve had in, well, virtually forever, as air pollution levels fall drastically as a result of confinement. Sifted has worked with startup Plume Labs to bring you street-by-street […]

COVID-19 Impacts Fintech

Covid-19: Kabbage furloughs employees (finextra.com)

Struggling with the economic impact of Covid-19, American online small business lender Kabbage is furloughing a “significant number” of its 500-strong US team and closing down its Bangalore office, according to TechCrunch. In a memo sent to staff and seen by TechCrunch, CEO Rob Frohwein says: “The economic fallout of this virus has rattled the small […]

COVID-19 Impacts PropTech

Toronto real estate sales plunge as virus weighs on market: Realtor ( Greg Bonnell, bnnbloomberg.ca)

Canada’s largest real estate market “hit the brakes” in the last full week of March as sales plunged and sellers pulled listings in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a Toronto-based realtor. What had been a gradual softening in Greater Toronto Area sales after a strong February turned decidedly negative last week, with […]

COVID-19 Impacts

Banks’ Playbook For Getting Through The Coronavirus Crisis (Ron Shevlin, Forbes)

“It’s never been more important to stay alert, skeptical, and objective.”Steve Williams, President, Cornerstone Advisors The numbers being thrown around regarding the Coronavirus are scary—but often wrong, and worse, used out of context. Fed Chair Jerome Powell said in a recent conference call that there will be no Summary of Economic Projections because the forecast […]

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COVID-19: The Rise of the Telecommuter & the Impacts on Businesses (Prakash Sinha, securityboulevard.com)

Yesterday, I cancelled my in-person meetings for the next four weeks. We live about fifty miles from Travis Air Force Base, where many of the cruise ship passengers are in quarantine. We are beginning to see coronavirus (COVID-19) cases near our city and a rapid rise of cases in the places I was going to visit […]

COVID-19 Impacts

From cancellations to delays, how COVID-19 is shaking up the tech industry (Mike Peterson, appleinsider.com)

As you may expect, we’ve talked a lot about how Apple has been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. But, the impact is wide-ranging, and impacts the tech industry across the board, depending on how they are most exposed. From high-profile event cancellations to production delays of upcoming products, here are the ways that the global […]