Hong Kong will benefit from 5G and Cloud

Hong Kong Government CIO shared his views on the technology at various events A smart city requires 5G, said Lin Weiqiao, JP, Hong Kong Government Chief Information Officer. He made his speech during the “Connecting Cities-5G and Wi-Fi” technology forum jointly organised by the Office of the Government Chief Information…

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Global tech leaders spent billions to secure work from home

Despite financial investments, companies experienced attacks. Companies globally spent the equivalent of around US$15B extra a week on technology to enable safe and secure home working during COVID-19, reveals the 2020 Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey. This was one of the biggest surges in technology investment in history – with the world’s IT…

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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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SA Department for Education automates ID management

The Department’s CIO talks about the project, his role and getting through a pandemic. The South Australian Department for Education has implemented Micro Focus’ identity management solution to provide automated account creation and a unified access point via usernames and passwords. The solution will ensure users have seamless access to…

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Profile: CIO challenges of working for a corporate Commonwealth entity

Mike Brett CIO of Hearing Australia gives some unique insights 15 months into his tenure. Working for a corporate Commonwealth entity has its unique challenges for Mike Brett chief information officer at Hearing Australia. While it competes in a commercial market, Hearing Australia also has a responsibility to its major…

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Blaming employees for a cyber security attack is toxic

CIOs and CISOs need to move on from the way cyber security have been done for the last 50 year. CIOs and CISOs have a lot on their plate right now and a lot of things to think about. But security is more than just some ransomware or encrypting a…

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Surviving COVID-19 means you’ve mastered “transforming”

Nicki Doble chief information officer at Cover-More Group talks through pandemic transformation. If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught me one thing, it’s that the word “transformational” might have to disappear from our professional vocabulary. Because if you’re a CIO who emerges from this crisis with your role (and your reputation)…

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Profile: Navigating a FinTech in a COVID-19 world

Ned Lowe chief technology officer of Singlife speaks to CIO Tech Asia about life as a senior IT decision maker during a pandemic. The main difference between a traditional financial institution and a disruptive financial tech start-up is — culture, says Ned Lowe, chief technology officer at Singapore-based Singlife uses…

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Tales from the C-Suite: The working relationship between CFO and CIO

Technology has transformed the way organisations operate. It has changed the way they deal with customers, but it has changed the way internal teams deal with each other. It used to be, each department would look to the chief information officer (CIO) and his IT team to supply them with…

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