More than two-thirds (70%) of Australian workers believe their productivity is the same or higher when working from home compared to an office environment, with many of them believing that this new form of working will become much more important when emerging from coronavirus than before.

Myriota Canada, a subsidiary of South Australia-based Myriota, a connectivity provider for nanosatellite Internet of Things devices, has entered into an agreement with exactEarth to purchase satellite communications assets.

Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO, says it has begun the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, with the testing process expected to take three months.

Fuel cell stack and system developer PowerCell Sweden has announced the signing of a three-year contract with a European shipyard valued at 6.9 million euros for the development and delivery of a megawatt marine fuel cell system.

ICT services giant NEC has teamed up with software developers in the fight against the COVID-19 virus pandemic, launching a smartphone app - iQuarantine - a mobile check-in and case management system that allows users to report their location and health status numerous times a day.

ICT and cybersecurity training provider DDLS is transitioning all courses to remote delivery in a move it says will protect the safety of customers and employees amid the escalating COVID-19 situation.

The ACCC has provided a second, conditional, interim authorisation for the Australian Banking Association (ABA) and banks to co-operate to provide supplementary relief packages for individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19.

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic could cost telecoms operators more than US$25 billion in lost revenue during the next nine months, with more than 650 million passenger trips to be cancelled due to the virus – accounting for over 80% of the anticipated international passenger trips that were previously forecast before the spread of the virus, according to one research firm.

The Australian Government says it has set reasonable expectations of energy companies to protect householders and small business customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and will closely monitor retailer and network compliance with measures put in place by the Australian Energy Regulator (AER).

Faced with a shortage of equipment, a Canadian doctor has rigged up a ventilator to serve nine patients concurrently.

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