Cyber attacks in Singapore happen less often, but are severe

Less than half of Singapore businesses see cyber attack, compared to rest of the world. Singapore’s threat landscape appears to have plateaued while the rest of the world battles a growing plague of cyberattacks. For the first-time in three editions of VMware Carbon Black’s Singapore Threat Report, only 43 per…

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South Korea’s digital push to help with economic recovery

Korean Government reveals master plan to lead digital transition post COVID-19 The South Korean Government’s plans for post COVID-19 recovery includes two pillars – the Green New Deal and the Digital New Deal. The Government aims to lead digital transition with the Digital New Deal by investing 23.4 trillion KRW (government…

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APAC CIOs and CISOs must heed Twitter attack

BeyondTrust CTO/CISO says attack can happen to any organisation anywhere in the world. The hack on Twitter last week showed, all organisations were vulnerable to an attack, through social engineering and phishing. On the 15th of July social media giant Twitter reported, attackers targeted certain Twitter employees through a social…

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IBM and Verizon Business to collaborate on 5G and AI solutions at the enterprise edge 

First solutions to be aimed at helping improve industrial quality, availability and performance. Verizon Business and IBM will collaborate to work together on 5G and edge computing innovation to help enable the future of Industry 4.0. The companies plan to combine the high speed and low latency of Verizon’s 5G…

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Google shuts down cloud project, says no plan to offer cloud services in China

Projects shelved in politically sensitive countries. (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s Google said it has shut down its cloud project named “Isolated Region” and added that it was not weighing options to offer its cloud platform in China. Earlier in the day, Bloomberg News reported, citing two employees, that Google had…

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Profile: Navigating a FinTech in a COVID-19 world

Ned Lowe chief technology officer of Singlife speaks to CIO Tech Asia about life as a senior IT decision maker during a pandemic. The main difference between a traditional financial institution and a disruptive financial tech start-up is — culture, says Ned Lowe, chief technology officer at Singapore-based Singlife uses…

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Wake up call for CIOs and companies not willing to take risks post-pandemic

Despite the economy investment in technology is increasing. Digital transformation execution has become a fraught area for many decision makers. According to a recent report by enterprise applications company — IFS, IT decision makers are keeping internal stakeholders satisfied, and managing conflict between strategic needs and the ability to deliver…

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APAC Govts. push forth COVID-19 recovery ICT initiatives

Technology helped APAC region work through the pandemic, will it help in the recovery process? As countries in the Asia Pacific region takes steps to get their citizens back to a post-COVID normalcy, many are investing in technology as a driver to get the economy back into shape. Governments in…

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