Ford partners with Salesforce to expand software business

Slideshow ( 2 images )DETROIT (Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said Tuesday it plans to launch a new subscription software service aimed at small businesses, in collaboration with enterprise software company Salesforce.com Inc. The software service, called VIIZR, will be offered starting next year by the automaker’s Ford Pro commercial vehicle and services unit. Based on Salesforce technology, the system […]

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Unfortunate sewage problem at NZs tallest apartment tower, The Pacifica, now resolved

An empty drink bottle blocked a sewer pipe at New Zealand’s tallest apartment tower, causing backup which damaged apartments but that was quickly resolved, a building chief says. Dan Ashby, director of commercial construction company Icon which built Auckland’s 57-level The Pacifica, said the bottle had blocked a sewer pipe. “There was an unfortunate incident at a sewer stack which […]

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Focus Live: Roundtable with Cheree Kinnear, Frankie Mahoney and Liam Dann as Auckland bars re-open

After more than 100 days in lockdown, Aucklanders can finally hit their local bar again. Join Focus reporter Cheree Kinnear, Ninety Nine Reasons founder and event director Frankie Mahoney and NZ Herald business editor Liam Dann live at 5pm from Auckland’s Longroom in Ponsonby to celebrate the re-opening of hospitality and to discuss all things business in a Covid world. […]

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Emirates steps up frequency to NZ, what it will take to bring back A380s

Emirates has restored daily services into Auckland, plans more flights into New Zealand next year, and is considering bringing back the double-decker A380. The airline has been flying passengers constantly into the country during the pandemic, aside from a brief pause when its entire fleet was grounded just as Covid-19 struck early last year. Emirates’ regional manager Chris Lethbridge said […]

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As cash use declines, should banks pay more to keep it available?

The Reserve Bank could require commercial banks to pay more to cover the cost of making cash easily available as fewer people use it. A new Reserve Bank discussion document called Future of Money – Cash System Redesign outlines some of the challenges and possible solutions for traditional paper money. Among those is addressing the costs of ensuring cash remains […]

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Stores kick off Black Friday but pandemic woes linger

NEW YORK — Retailers are expected to usher in the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season Friday with bigger crowds than last year in a closer step toward normalcy. But the fallout from the pandemic continues to weigh on businesses and shoppers’ minds. Buoyed by solid hiring, healthy pay gains and substantial savings, customers are returning to stores and […]

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