How Digital Technology Could Lead The ‘New Business Normal’ In Latin America

Managing Director & Founder of the Biz Latin Hub Group.

The most significant technological advancements that currently shape our society and economy have emerged from challenging times. The internet, for example — without which our daily life as we know it would be possible — emerged in light of the Cold War, after the United States Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and MIT scientists invented a method to prevent communications from being affected in the event of an attack.

According to the UN, a report from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean found that the Covid-19 pandemic is expected to result in the loss of 8.5 million jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean. It has produced new realities through which life and business have managed to get ahead. Digital technology has proven to be the great ally of humanity, facilitating the adaptation of economies

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Microsoft’s innovative new tools for the ‘new normal’

Everybody who survives 2020 will look back on it as a year that stood outside the normal flow of our lives. Tech vendors have had to adapt to the chaotic storm of events that has turned global society upside down.

In addition to the FAANG vendors (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, Google), Microsoft will remain one of the dominant figures in the eventual post-pandemic phase of our lives. This week at its now virtual-only annual Ignite conference, the Redmond, Washington-based cloud powerhouse cemented its position as an innovation leader.

We could easily focus on Microsoft’s numerous tweaks to its Azure cloud portfolio and Office productivity tools, but these are less interesting than the new and enhanced solutions that are positioning the company for life after COVID-19.

In this coming social order, the most pivotal technologies will be those that enable greater social distancing, more productive remote collaboration, more fluidly immersive reality,

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Retail’s New Normal? Mobile Shopping Expected To Hit $314 Billion This Year

Mobile devices used for shopping online (m-commerce) will experience substantial growth this holiday season. According to eMarketer, m-com sales will reach $314 billion in 2020, which is $200 billion more than four years ago and represents over 44% of all e-commerce sales.

The pandemic has acted as a catalyst for older generations to adopt the technology as shoppers are worried about their safety and are reluctant to shop in stores. A recent holiday survey by the buy now, pay later company, Sezzle, found the older the shopper, the less likely they will be to shop in-store these holidays.

“With this new

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