StarHub secures first sustainability-linked loan

Loan is linked to the achievement of sustainability performance targets. Singapore telecommunications company, StarHub — through its subsidiary Malaren International — has entered a RM270 million sustainability-linked term loan facility agreement with CIMB Bank Berhad. This marks the Group’s first loan in which the interest is linked to the achievement…

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India banks on AI and tech to help digital economy reach US$1 trillion of GDP by 2025

Accelerated adoption of communication technologies and AI. AI and other emerging technologies will play a key role in achieving government’s vision of making digital economy reach US$1 trillion of GDP by 2025, said Dr Rajendra Kumar, additional secretary at the Ministry of Electronics and IT Government of India. According to…

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NZ co-operative transforms rural supply

The country’s rural suppliers are the backbone of its economy but find digital transformation difficult. New Zealand’s (NZ) farmers and growers have long been challenged to embrace digital technologies. Leading rural supplies and services co-operative, Farmlands, found its own digital transformation accelerated almost overnight as COVID-19 lock-down hit, rising to…

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Redefining the new norm in the workplace

APAC businesses had not planned for the scale of disruption due to the pandemic. Cybersecurity has emerged at the forefront of APAC IT leaders’ minds with the challenges of implementing more cloud-based services, giving data access to remote employees and with the evolving threat landscape exploiting the COVID-19 crisis. While…

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5G networks and smart city services boosts users’ saftey and connectivity

Growing demand for 5G in networks in smart city. Research has uncovered widespread support for investment in 5G networks and smart city services to boost rail users’ safety and connectivity. Real-time service information, personalised updates, reduced commuting times, improved safety in public spaces and access to reliable wireless networks are…

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Nutanix offers Karbon Platform Services

Provides software developers with a turnkey managed services experience. Enterprise cloud computing, Nutanix has released Karbon Platform Services, a Kubernetes-based multicloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) with automated system-managed security, to accelerate the development and deployment of microservices-based apps across any Cloud. This offering provides software developers with a turnkey managed services experience,…

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Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital to develop AI for COVID-19 support diagnosis

Proposed technology supports doctors performing diagnostic imaging on patients suspected of having COVID-19. Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital today announced the launch of a joint R&D project for AI technology to support diagnostic imaging via chest CT (Computed Tomography), which represents a promising candidate for the effective diagnosis of COVID-19…

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Philippine Air Force to soar in cyber security skills with PLDT- Smart

Provide training for the PAF’s “cyber warriors”. The Philippine Air Force will utilise Philippine Long-Distance Telephone (PLDT) to help improve its cybersecurity capabilities. The aim of the collaboration will be to enhance the skills of “PAF Cyber Warriors incorporating the newest ideas and the most up-to-date features in Cyber Operations…

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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman transforms Cloud education

Malaysian university empowers digital talents and tech professionals through Alibaba Cloud. Malaysian tertiary educator, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR), has signed an MoU yesterday to transform the cloud computing education offerings for students and staff, with Alibaba Cloud. UTAR is not-for-profit private university established in 2002 by the UTAR Education…

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Beyond COVID-19 hiring in Singapore: Four areas of growth to boost IT talent

Digital capabilities to help customers during pandemic. The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on most industries in Singapore, and this is particularly true of the tech space, said Grant Torrens, regional director of Hays in Singapore. “Alongside Singapore’s commitment to becoming a smart nation, the pandemic has accelerated…

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