Comment: Beware of permanent home office!

Home office It is questionable whether working conditions at home can actually be checked. (Photo: Imago) The good experience with the home office gives companies new ideas. What if the employees didn’t come back to the offices at all? For Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg it is already clear: he could attract employees who do not […]

“The corona shock will accelerate the future”

Roelof Botha The Sequoia partner continues to look to Europe. (Photo: PR) Roelof Botha is familiar with crises: The South African was appointed CFO at Paypal in September 2001 when the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center shook the markets. Half a year later he listed the company co-founded by Peter Thiel and Elon […]

Trump is considering the G7 summit as a real meeting

US President Donald Trump during a press event According to a tweet from the president, Trump is now considering holding this year’s G7 meeting as a real meeting. (Photo: Reuters) Washington / Berlin US President Donald Trump is considering holding this year’s G7 summit as a real meeting and not via video. Trump wrote on […]

Deutsche Börse wants to catch up with the competition through acquisitions

Joachim Faber The head of the supervisory board of Deutsche Börse, who has been in office since May 2012, is leaving his post. Successor is the long-time IBM manager Martin Jetter. (Photo: Reuters) Frankfurt Deutsche Börse wants to close the gap to international competition through further acquisitions. Outgoing supervisory board chairman Joachim Faber warned at […]

Virtual general meetings – exception or future model?

Düsseldorf, Frankfurt The camera direction in the Munich BMW world had clear instructions: When CEO Oliver Zipse spoke at the virtual general meeting last Thursday, it should not only be his upper body that was constantly visible at the desk. Again and again the camera took a long shot and showed the new BMW i4, […]

Online consultation hours are booming in the crisis

Treatment via webcam A quarter of German practice now offers online consultation hours. (Photo: imago / Jochen Tack) Berlin In the corona crisis, telemedicine finds its way into German healthcare. According to the National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KBV), 25,000 medical practices now offer video consultation hours, which is one in four practices […]

Why virtual tech conferences have a hard time

Depending on the concept, this is where the Republica, Noah and Tech Open Air (TOA) in Berlin, the Online Marketing Rockstars (OMR) in Hamburg and the Bits & Pretzels in Munich live. But all of these conferences have been canceled this year. Most are planning virtual alternatives, so they are going digital. The Internet thinker […]

Commerzbank fails with the sale of mBank

Frankfurt Commerzbank has decided not to sell its Polish subsidiary mBank. “In an environment currently shaped by the corona crisis, a transaction on attractive terms does not appear to be achievable,” the Frankfurt Institute justified the decision. Commerzbank had put the Polish subsidiary up for sale in the autumn to free up capital for the […]

Poland should announce a new election date within 14 days

Jaroslaw Kaczynski His party, the PiS, is aiming for a postal vote. (Photo: dpa) Warsaw The House of Commons spokesman in Poland must announce a new date for the presidential election within the next two weeks. The head of the state election commission announced on Sunday evening. The appointment must be within the next 60 […]

How to make a virtual visit to the fair as a 3D avatar possible

Dusseldorf For Thomas Dehm from Siemens, trade fairs are part of everyday business. But since the outbreak of the corona pandemic, a lot has changed for the industrial automation expert. Instead of the canceled “All About Automation” trade fair in Friedrichshafen, the sales man recently took part in a virtual test fair – as an […]