Innovating in a time of constraints, Steve Wozniak

Apple co-founder talks through important issues for organisations during difficulties. As the pandemic chaos tails off and CIOs start to come out of ensuring business continuity during lock down and move onto driving the business through economic hardship, they face some interesting times. They will be having to deal with…

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APAC companies prioritise cultural change and technology

Digital transformation gains high prominence across APAC companies Harvard Business Review Analytic Services’ recent report showed Asian firms have latched on to digital transformation as a strategy, not just for growth but also for survival. The APAC difference in transformation effectiveness translates into important business benefits for the region’s firms,…

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In Hong Kong national security law, echoes of China’s own cyber crackdown

Will Hong Kong have a firewall, similar to that of China? By Cate Cadell BEIJING (Reuters) – Hong Kong’s new National Security Law will shake up digital surveillance in the city, with strict new company compliance measures that echo the mainland’s years-long crackdown on anti-government content. Foreign tech companies have…

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Organisations turn to cyber threat intelligence to keep ahead of attackers

Report shows organisations across A/NZ and APAC looking to CTI programmes to build a proactive defence posture. New research from the 2020 SANS Cyber Threat Intelligence survey showed cyber threat intelligence was strong showing signs of maturing and cementing its place in the cybersecurity arsenal to protect businesses from relentless…

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Singapore’s GovTech chooses Tableau Software for data analytics

Furthering data analytics in public service departments. The Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) has renewed its 2017 agreement with Tableau Software to train and deepen public officers’ capabilities in data analytics and visualisation. The Memorandum of Intent (MOI), signed the second week of July 2020, will help public officers…

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Submarine cable connects Japan, Australia, and US

The last cable between Japan and Australia was constructed more than 20 years ago. The Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) Cable System has upgraded the cables that interconnect Japan-Guam-Australia South (JGA South) in Guam, extending the cable’s reach. These cables establish one of the fastest path between Tokyo and Sydney, delivering essential network diversity…

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Hearing Australia uses Cloud to transform traditional way of working and service delivery

Rapid transformation to work from home required Cloud computing. Hearing Australia’s embrace of cloud computing and Office 365 meant that for the organisation’s personnel required to work remotely, the transition to home-based working went better than they expected. Now the overwhelming majority want to be able to work from home…

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CIOs in India and Australia are in early post-COVID planning stages

Adobe research shows CIOs are optimistic about finding success in a post-pandemic economy. Adobe’s latest survey of CIOs in India and Australia showed 67 per cent of respondents had been severely impacted by COVID-19. They faced challenges in helping their teams communicate effectively and have the right technology. According to…

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Suncorp furthers IT investments with CIO appointment

Australian financial services company hires ex-CommBank senior IT decision maker . Australia-based Suncorp Group Limited has appointed Adam Bennett to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO). Bennett has held several technology and banking roles, primarily at Commonwealth Bank of Australia and makes him experienced in the field of financial…

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CIOs must align to navigate businesses through COVID-19

CIOs together with other business leaders are responsible for developing a culture of lifelong learning. The current global pandemic has forced many organisations to change the way they operate and forced many to adapt quickly to change. It’s imperative that CIOs ensure they have effective communication skills, especially as everyone…

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