AusPost temporarily digitises mailrooms of 40 govt, finance firms – Strategy – Software- Tempemail

Australia Post has been digitising mail addressed to 40 state government departments and financial services firms since mid-March as a stopgap measure while physical mailrooms couldn’t operate. The mailroom digitisation service is a subset of what Australia Post normally sells under its Decipha brand. Decipha is a process outsourcing operation, Continue Reading

QBE moves 15,000-strong global workforce onto Microsoft Teams – Finance – Training & Development – Software- Tempemail

Insurance heavyweight QBE has moved over 15,000 members of staff around the world onto Microsoft Teams in a move that supported collaboration and connectivity as working from home suddenly became the norm. The insurer’s 300-strong Technology Services group was the first to pilot the technology and change management mechanisms that Continue Reading

UK eyes cuts to Huawei’s 5G network involvement in wake of COVID-19 – report – Finance – Networking- Tempemail

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to reduce Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s involvement in Britain’s 5G network in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported. Johnson has asked officials to make plans to reduce China’s involvement in British infrastructure to zero by Continue Reading

HPE lays out US$1 billion savings plan, pay cuts – Finance- Tempemail

Hewlett Packard Enterprise on Thursday unveiled a plan targeting gross savings of at least US$1 billion by 2022 and cut the base salaries of top executives by 25 percent as the software maker seeks to weather the coronavirus crisis. Shares, down about 35 percent this year, fell nearly 6 percent Continue Reading

Afterpay shipped laptops in Ubers to keep staff online – Finance – Hardware- Tempemail

Afterpay used Uber to get laptops out to staff and quickly remodelled its operations to help people worried about whether they could pay off purchases as the repercussions of COVID-19 took hold. Head of service delivery Yvonne Gilmour told a Zendesk event that the buy now, pay later company had Continue Reading

Baidu considers leaving the Nasdaq to boost its valuation – Finance – Software- Tempemail

Chinese search engine giant Baidu is considering delisting from the US Nasdaq and moving to an exchange closer to home to boost its valuation amid rising tension between the United States and China over investments, three sources said. Baidu, one of China’s earliest US listings, is reaching out to some Continue Reading

Xinja almost abandoned serverless backend built for Apple Pay – Finance – Cloud- Tempemail

Australian neobank Xinja stood up an Apple Pay capability in six weeks underpinned by a serverless environment that it was almost forced to abandon during testing. Chief information officer and co-founder Greg Steel told the recent virtual AWS Summit that Xinja had accomplished with Apple Pay what it would take Continue Reading

Collaboration Strengthened Between IBM And Digital Trade Finance Network- Tempemail

Read Article, a  blockchain-based platform that makes international trade faster and more efficient, today announced an enhanced collaboration with IBM which will enable network enhancements and accelerate the global commercialisation of the platform. IBM has also become a new shareholder along with the 12 existing bank shareholders. Already one Continue Reading

NAB nixes hotdesking in favour of app-bookable desks – Finance – Strategy- Tempemail

NAB is set to ditch hotdesking as it starts to invite staff back to its offices and will instead operate a model where “dedicated desks” can be booked via an app. The bank’s chief people officer Susan Ferrier said in a LinkedIn post that NAB is preparing for the “gradual Continue Reading

Westpac tech chief poached by Barclays – Finance – Cloud – Software- Tempemail

Battle-weary bank Westpac has fallen prey to an international swoop on its top tech talent, with group chief information officer Craig Bright now confirmed to be heading to UK financial services juggernaut Barclays, with the Sydney institution now battening down for further raids. As foreshadowed by iTnews, Bright confirmed via Continue Reading