Cyber security a key enabler of a digital economy

ASEAN member states committ to practical steps to enhance cyber security in the region. Singapore has recognised that cybersecurity is a key enabler of a Digital Economy, as well as the importance of a rules-based multilateral order in cyberspace, especially amid accelerated digitalisation in the wake of COVID-19. During 2020,…

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APAC region still lags in digitalisation capability compared to mature markets

Less than 50 per cent of companies surveyed said they were digitally ready Singapore and Hong Kong were the most digital ready countries in the APAC region, followed by Indonesia. The results were released by Singaporean multinational banking and financial services company DBS from findings of its “DBS Digital Treasurer…

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BHP increases the pace of innovation with mixed reality and IoT

The Pilbara is a remote and ancient landscape in the north of Western Australia. Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Australia mining company BHP was still able to innovate during lockdown. For example, Andrew Wood a BHP mechanical fitter with 30 years’ experience under his belt and he works for BHPs iron ore…

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Traditional barriers to digital acceleration fall away

Post pandemic lockdown sees acceleration of digital projects. A new IBM study of global C-suite executives revealed that nearly six in ten responding organisations have accelerated their digital transformations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traditional and perceived barriers like technology immaturity and employee opposition to change have fallen away –…

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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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CIOs in Asia expect budget increase post COVID

Remote working and cyber attacks prompt further technology investments Entering 2020, investment in technology had remained at an all-time high; 55 per cent of technology leaders had received a budget increase, driven by the need for operational efficiencies, customer engagement and developing new products and services, states the recent 2020 Harvey…

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Western Australia Government agencies and WA Police boost Cloud security initiatives

Ongoing digital transformation in WA requires security. When Andrew Cann was stationed as a policeman in Moora in the 1990s, Friday nights could get a little lively in the country town 180Km north of Perth in Western Australia’s wheatbelt. If he and his partner were called to a pub brawl…

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