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Channel Life: Collaboration Tools Fastest Growing Apps Across Asia Pacific

Amazon Web Services was the fastest growing app across enterprises in the Asia Pacific, according to the Okta Businesses at Work report.

ARN: Aussie tech spend to hit $98B in 2021

Australia’s technology spending is set to bounce back to growth in 2021 after last year’s coronavirus-induced decline, rising by 4 per cent to $98 billion.

Techspective: Useful Technology That Can Improve Small Business Sales Operations

Sales are the lifeblood of every business. Even if all other business operations are smooth, if incoming sales are too low, performance in other areas won’t pay the bills.

Forbes: The Paradox of Marketing at Scale

The vast majority of CMOs today struggle to keep up with the pace of technological advancement in marketing and the incredible number of tools and technologies at their fingertips.

ZD Net: Amid cloud spending boom, Microsoft Azure, AWS gain IT spend.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated spending on digital transformation and cloud and Microsoft and AWS are the big winners.

China 'indefinitely' suspends key economic dialogue with Australia

According to a statement from a Chinese government commission, they accused Australia of setting a “Cold War” mindset.

ZDNET: Alibaba's cloud growth hits slowdown after loss of top customer

Chinese e-commerce giant said cloud computing revenues climbed 37% to $2.58 billion. Alibaba posted a rare operating loss in its March quarter following a 7.66 billion yuan fine levied by Chinese regulators related to the government’s anti-monopoly law.

Entrepreneur: This Company Boosts The New Economy In China With Agile Marketing

Chinese e-commerce giant said cloud computing revenues climbed 37% to $2.58 billion. Alibaba posted a rare operating loss in its March quarter following a 7.66 billion yuan fine levied by Chinese regulators related to the government’s anti-monopoly law.

Forbes: 10 Tech Executives Share Marketing Trends And Predictions For 2021

What’s on the horizon for marketers this year? To find out, I sought insight from the following nine tech executives .

Wine Business: Australian Wine CONNECTs with Global Wine Trade

The global wine trade can now connect with Australian wineries via a first-of-its-kind virtual marketplace – Australian Wine CONNECT.

Forbes: Jollibee To Buy Back $250 Million In Debt As Business Rebounds From Pandemic

The Philippines’ largest fast food chain, Jollibee Food Corp., which is controlled by billionaire Tony Tan Caktiong, plans to buy back $250 million of the dollar-denominated perpetual bonds that the company issued last year to fund its international acquisition spree.

Forbes: Itaú’s New CEO Will Have To Compete With Upstart Fintechs To Remain Latin America’s Most Powerful Bank

The biggest financial services company in Brazil has welcomed the new CEO Milton Maluhy Filho, who took over from retiring Candido Bracher

Martech Today: How to get the most out of your marketing automation investment

Are you getting the most value out of your marketing automation platform? Columnist Mary Wallace explains why you should be using it to nurture quality leads.

Impossible Foods Signals Australia & New Zealand Market Entry Amid IPO Buzz

U.S. food tech giant Impossible Foods is now advertising for a new Australia and New Zealand Country Manager role on LinkedIn.

ZDNet: India doles out permits for 5G trials but no Chinese networking tech will be used

India has given various domestic telcos, alongside certain network equipment vendors from around the world, approval to conduct six-month trials on 5G technology. Of note, however, is that none of the network equipment vendors in the trial will be from China.

ABC: ETFs attracting 'corona-generation' investors to share market, but they hold risks

One of the new wave of investors, Sharlie Raymond, is getting their start on the stock market by putting their money into exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Forbes: Seven Essential ‘Do This, Not That’ Tips To Network Smarter, Not Harder

Business success depends on building and maintaining relationships — healthy, professional, mutually beneficial relationships.

Yahoo Finance: Australia Data Center Market Size by Investments to Reach around USD 40 Billion by 2026 - Arizton

Australia data center market size is expected to grow at a CAGR of around 6% during the period 2020−2026.

ABC News: US Secretary of State says Australia won't face China's 'economic coercion' alone

Secretary of State Antony Blinken says the United States will not leave Australia alone in the face of economic coercion from China, and that such behaviour toward US allies will hamper improvement in US-Sino relations.

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