Top 10 data and analytics technology trends for 2021

Trends can help organisations respond to chance, uncertainty, and opportunities. The speed of the disruption caused by COVID-19 has forced data and analytics leaders to have tools and processes in place to identify key technology trends and prioritise those with the biggest potential impact on their competitive advantage. Rita Sallam…

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Indian organisations fight COVID-19 with technology

Data will play an important role in helping the country economically recover last uptick of COVID-19 cases. As India hits new staggering COVID-19 numbers and nation-wide lockdown implemented across the country, the pandemic has revealed a systemic flaw in the how the country applied city-level data to guide policymaking. Across…

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Cybersecurity control failures topped executive concerns in early 2021

Globally cyber policies require a revamp to be more in line with the new work environment. Cybersecurity control failures was listed as the top emerging risk in the first quarter of 2021 in a global poll of senior executives across function and geography, according to Gartner’s Emerging Risks Monitor Report.…

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Singapore takes steps to secure space odessey

Believes there’s a need to mitigate the cybersecurity risks of space applications. Building a successful cyber security system is important for Singapore’s government, private business and non-profit organisations. However, ensuring cybersecurity in space will be the next step for the country. According to David Koh chief executive at the Cyber…

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Key technology hiring trends in Asia

Vietnam and Indonesia looking to increase tech head count. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen workplaces and employee roles severely disrupted. Changed forever, in fact. Working from home or working remotely is now a new norm, as organisations responded to the pandemic’s challenges by embarking on digital transformations that would have…

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Conquering pandemic’s tyranny of distance with mixed reality

Quality, efficacy, efficiency, safety, collaboration and training, as well as better access to subject experts all increased. Australian biotechnology company Medlab was forced to rely on mixed reality technology, powered by Dynamics 365 Remote Assist and HoloLens 2, during the global pandemic. This allowed collaboration to continue through COVID-19 and…

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Australia sees cyber security as a pominent issue

Abigail Bradshaw head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre talks about how the cyber security defensive mission on a standing and given it prominence. In just the last four months Australia has dealt with significant malicious cyber activity associated with SolarWinds, the Acellion File Transfer compromise, and recently the Microsoft Exchange server vulnerabilities, as…

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Malaysia pushes digital upskilling to boost digital initiatives

Continuing trend that has likely been cemented by the pandemic. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) newly released initiative, MyDigitalWorkForce Work In Tech (MYWiT) initiative, a training and hiring incentive program, aimed at boosting the digital business services sector as well as developing quality tech talents in Malaysia. This initiative…

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