Franchised parcel delivery service CouriersPlease is claiming an Australia-first with the launch of a self-service return from home solution for online shoppers looking to return items more conveniently, while complying with social-distancing rules imposed during the COVID 19 lockdown.

Complaints about unwanted telemarketing calls from solar companies have halved since 2018, following a clampdown by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) to reduce illegal telemarketing calls from the solar sector.

Self-service check in kiosks at Victoria’s Avalon Airport are now touchless with the installation of new technology by automation technologies vendor Elenium Automation, as the airport responds to the Covid 19 crisis.

Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has teamed up with satellite access station manufacturer Cobham SATCOM to launch a comprehensive new Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) push-to-talk (PTT) solution to connect remote workers using vehicles across the globe.

German automobile manufacturer Audi has put in place a system whereby would-be customers can pick, book and pay for a vehicle, all without venturing outside their homes, and claims it is the first premium automobile brand in Australia to do so.

Melbourne-based Austin Health is using Microsoft ‘s unified communication and collaboration platform Teams to undertake a major digital transformation, with deployment of the solution well advanced when the COVID-19 pandemic struck.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe disruption to Australian small businesses, with many businesses “doing it tough”, according to Rod Sims, the Chair of the competition regulator the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Power management company Eaton has announced the opening of the new Australian head office of Power On at a new integrated design and technology hub in Brisbane.

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