Tech firms, including Twitter, have been emphasising that they see the shift to working from home becoming semi-permanent, if not outright permanent for most staff.
SSE Energy Services CIO Phil Clayson meanwhile told Computer Business Review during our recent CIO Symposium that his company was reassessing leases as it rethinks its real estate footprint.
Shopify CEO Lutke added on Twitter: “We haven’t figured this whole thing out. There is a lot of change ahead, but that is what we’re good at. There are silver linings: we now have the opportunity to be joined by a whole lot of incredible individuals from around the world that otherwise couldn’t because of our previous default to proximity.
The company’s Q1 results, reported May 6, showed that the number of new stores created on the Shopify platform grew 62 percent between March 13, 2020 and April 24, 2020 compared to the prior six weeks, “driven by the shift of commerce to online as well” as by the extension of free trial
period on standard plans to 90 days.