COVID 19: Tech industry trade association CompTIA has launched an “anytime, anywhere” online testing option for its certification exams as part of its response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

ASX VENDOR ANNOUNCEMENT: We all know that a good night’s sleep in vital to good health and one factor that has a major impact on sleep quality is your temperature. While science is yet to discover a definitive causation between body temperature and sleep, the sleep cycle is typically initiated when our core body temperatures drop.

An international ‘bug superhighway’ capable of carrying a large variety of environmentally destructive overseas insects into Australia, has been identified in a study led by Monash University.

COVID 19: New Zealand’s competition regulator the Commerce Commission has issued guidance for consumers and businesses to assist them in understanding what their rights and obligations are in relation to disruptions to travel, trading and events as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The leader of the team that developed TraceTogether, a Singapore Government app for tracing coronavirus contacts, has cautioned that any app using technology alone for a contact tracing system would be of no use unless those in charge of it were working with public health authorities right from the start.

Australian Red Cross has rolled out a self-isolator outreach platform to provide psychological first aid support during the Covid-19 pandemic in less than a week using Microsoft technology.

Australian-listed energy company AGL Energy is leveraging technology from unified communications vendor Avaya to enable its office-based contact centre agents to work remotely from home in response to the COVID 19 crisis.

Google Cloud has launched a virtual agent support program designed to help healthcare, public health, and non-profit industries quickly build and deploy chatbots that can help serve their customers who are looking for information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The My Health Record digital health program says technology is poised to further help Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic through electronic prescriptions that will allow people convenient access to their medicines to people practising social distancing and self-isolation.

Germany-based remote control and collaboration software provider TeamViewer has made its online collaboration software solution Blizz available for free to schools and universities forced into remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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