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What's next?


With all our COVID-Beards, COVID-Bellies and COVID-Boredom, thoughts turn to what’s next. Is this phase temporary? Will some things change forever? Will all this just be normal? In all likelihood, it will be a spectrum, but no-one really knows.

The certainty is that people will adapt; some faster, some with caution. Organisations will change, too. Now that we’ve taken our overabundance of caution, there is time to contemplate what’s ahead.

In this edition of Brighter, we suggest a pause and think of how we got here and how we’ve changed. More importantly, how can you lead your organization through what’s next?


Business Advisory  |  4 Minutes

In our haste to mobilise the remote workforce, what did we miss?


The speed at which COVID-19 spread caught most organisations off guard. The pace of change meant that many tactical decisions were made.

Now the dust has settled and organisations are operating in a new form of business as usual, it's time to look back and ask, did we miss anything?


Straw Poll

How do you feel about your organisation's ability to recover from the pandemic?


Interview  |  5 Minutes

Five minutes with Milan Djuricic


Milan Djuricic is NEC's Director of Managed Services. In this interview, he talks about his career, his values and how NEC managed business continuity through the pandemic.


NEC  |  4 Minutes

5 steps to becoming a data driven organisation


In today’s highly competitive marketplace, it is not just an advantage for organisations to use data to make intelligent business decisions but a necessity.

Is your organisation ready to embrace the data revolution?


NEC Display  |  Time sink

LED configurator

At NEC we love a good display, so for all you display geeks out there; we give you our new LED configurator. Have a play around for some fun, or make use of it for your next LED projects' needs, we're sure you'll lose track of time like we do trying out all the options.


In The News

Getting through the dip

For most, relocating home for work was seamless. The novelty of online meetings and working from home generated positive energy to contrast against pandemic gloom. People and organisations have adapted and tried to recreate work and leisure activities at home.


We're here now:

  • The necessity of online meetings drove demand for solutions from Zoom, WebEx and Microsoft. With its billion user install base, Facebook also got in the game.
  • Working from home meant we all needed new equipment and better connectivity (ABC).
  • Australian consumer sentiment is robust, yet most feel that a recession is inevitable (BCG).
  • The ABS recorded a 1% increase in the unemployment rate between April and March (ABS). The next set of numbers will be out in late May.

Trying to live our virtual lives at home:

All the while, there are signals of a different future:

  • The big tech firms are signaling a change in work from home policy. Twitter says you can do that forever (TechCrunch) while Google and Facebook say “same” but only until the end of the year (BBC).
  • If you do return to an office, things could be very different there as well (BBC).
  • Restaurants in Washington State are asking for personal details (Vice) to trace potential outbreak sources. It’s a trade-off between contact tracing and privacy.
  • Even the vaunted Apple Store is getting the pandemic treatment.(Washington Post)
  • What will the future hold? That’s unknown but there are likely to be a few changes. (Forbes)


This is digital’s moment, spreading deeper into the mainstream and late adopters. If it can be done virtually, new behavior just might stick. The underlying infrastructure and security becomes more important to access these services.

When we do need to be physically present, expect new hurdles at a societal (masks, hand-washing) and technical (temperature and proximity sensing) level.


In Case You Missed It


Is everyone sheltering in place? See how Google is tracking mobility. (Google – limited time only)

A day in the life of a contact tracer in Australia. (Sydney Morning Herald)

Surreal - seeing usually crowded places now empty. (New York Times)

Tired of that toilet paper fort? IKEA can help you with something new. (Gartner)

Some people missed Eurovision so much, they created a virtual event. The catch? Songs had to be created by AI. (Spoiler: Australia won)

NEC Orchestrating a brighter world