Sun Life transforms its digital services 

Strengthens its digital leadership team in Asia. Sun Life became the first company in Canada to launch an immersive cloud skills training program, which is now available to Sun Life employees. Dubbed “Catalysts for Cloud” and using the AWS Skills Guild, a comprehensive skills enablement program to build cloud fluency,…

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Malaysia growth in digital technology generates huge demand for talent

Opportunity to be a regional digital hub leading the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Despite job market uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hays, a in specialist recruitment, reported that businesses in Malaysia expect business activity to increase by 54 per cent this year in their 2021 Hays Asia Salary Guide. Forming…

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MDEC’S enhances digital skills training directory

Signs up with LinkedIn to further push digital talent. There is urgent need for companies to reskill their workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting shift in socio-economic norms. According to a 2021 McKinsey Global Survey, most respondents say that skill building – more than hiring, contracting…

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Tech trends in India

PC sales continue to remain robust, while smartphones sales remain stable. The India traditional PC market (inclusive of desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to be robust as the shipments grew by 50.5 per cent year-over-year (YoY) in 2Q21 (Apr-Jun), according to new data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly…

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Companies to spend almost US$342B on AI solutions in 2021

From 2023 onwards, AI services is forecast to become the fastest growing category. Worldwide revenues for the artificial intelligence (AI) market, including software, hardware, and services, is estimated to grow 15.2 per cent year over year in 2021 to US$341.8 billion, according to the latest release of the International Data…

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Blue skies for financial services digitisation during COVID

Increased disruption forecast. The financial services industry is poised to ramp up digital solutions to deal with increased customer inquiries, remote working and better data use to inform decision making, a Deloitte Access Economics survey of the industry reveals. The Deloitte Access Economics report – Embracing cloud transformation: Benefits for the financial…

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BIS Innovation Hub and MAS pushes out global real-time retail payments network connectivity

Model builds on successful connection of Singapore and Thailand’s national payment networks. The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub Singapore Centre and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) today published a proposed blueprint for enhancing global payments network connectivity via multilateral linkages of countries’ national retail payment systems. Titled Project Nexus ,…

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Singapore increases ICT spending in FY2021

Accelerating government digitalisation. The Singapore Government will spend up to an estimated S$3.8 billion on info-communications technology (ICT) procurement this year, an almost 10 per cent increase from FY20’s procurement value of S$3.5 billion. This spending will go towards transforming government digital services used by both citizens and businesses, and…

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Hong Kong’s deputy CIO talks up latest tech initiatives

The Deputy Government CIO Wong Chi Kwong shared some of the latest developments in the “Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint”. The SAR government announced the first “Hong Kong Smart City Blueprint” (“Blueprint”) in December 2017. The “Blueprint” sets four goals in order to build Hong Kong into a more advanced…

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