Philippines Government fast tracks ICT infrastructure builds

Criticisms levelled at a particular China backed telco. The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Philippines, together with other government agencies combining their efforts and initiatives to improve information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure landscape, as the country continues to adopt to the New Normal. The need for an…

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China will dominate APAC cloud computing market revenue over next five years

Demand comes from enterprises who want to manage the large amounts of data they generate. China will continue to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) cloud computing market during the period 2019-2024 with one-third revenue market share, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to GlobalData’s Market Opportunity Forecasts Model,…

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Australian construction industry relying on data for business decisions

Over half of companies surveyed said they would look for a new vendor for better control and access of data. In a poll conducted by ACA Research has shown the importance of data to the increasingly digital Australian construction industry. Not only are construction companies realising the significant benefits of…

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Hearing Australia launches systems modernisation program

Andrew Matuszczak, former CIO/CTO at Wesfarmers gives his thoughts on what giving everyone access to a central source does for a company’s transformation. Hearing Australia has launched a Systems Modernisation Program with independent technology services provider DXC Technology to make it even easier for people with hearing loss to get…

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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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Thai hospitals and business hit by ransomware

Organisations received ransom demands . Global media reports Thai hospitals and businesses have been hit by hackers. According to Reuters “Government hospitals and companies were hacked in the same manner as Saraburi Hospital,” Major General Phanthana Nutchanart, said, referring to a cyberattack earlier this month. The Business Times reported some…

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