Knight Frank pivots customer app for its remote workers

COO talks to CIO Tech Asia about how its shifted from a traditional way of doing things to meet the challenges of COVID-19. Global real estate and property management company Knight Frank Australia will combat the challenges in communication and connectivity during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond with, Equiem’s tenant…

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia opens for data sharing

One of Australia’s big four banks believes data-driven innovation has the potential to deliver better services.. The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has launched the first phase of the nation’s Open Banking regime for consumer data sharing. CBA has invested in the critical infrastructure required to better support Australia as a leading…

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West Australia Police’s inaugural CISO departs for A3C CEO position

Former CISO to head up AU$10M cybersecurity centre. The Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre (A3C) has appointed Hai Tran to lead its operation from July 2020. Previously Tran joined Western Australia Police as its first chief information officer in September 2015. He was hired for his experience in the infosec industry,…

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Global organisations see tech as a “solution” to help through the pandemic

CompTIA says there’s been an increased interest in cloud computing, cybersecurity and other IT areas. Non-profit organisations, the Computing Technology Industry Association latest survey shows technology companies continue to see customer interest in cybersecurity, cloud computing and other areas. “Perhaps indicating that the business environment is stabilising,” states CompTIA. “The…

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Taking a strategic approach to cybersecurity

Cybersecurity isn’t just a technology problem it has become a business problem. The rapid digitisation of organisations across many industries has led to an increase in corporate cyberattacks. This costs organisations in terms of money, employee downtime, direct costs of remediating the breach, and far-reaching reputation impacts that damage customer…

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XL Axiata has adopted Anthos‒Google Cloud

Indonesian telco adopts Google Cloud, as well as looking to extend the service to customers. Mobile telecommunications services operator, PT XL Axiata has announced it will be adopting Google Cloud and working to extend Cloud services to Indonesian companies. Under the initiative XL Axiata has adopted Anthos‒Google Cloud’s modern application management…

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Singapore Government earmarks S$870M for cloud projects

Contracts have been earmarked to double the number of systems on the commercial cloud. The Singapore Government is doubling down on its “cloud-first” efforts to better develop digital applications and services for citizens. In late 2018, the Government announced a five-year plan to migrate most of its information technology (IT)…

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Australian supermarket giant to spend up to AU$780M on automation

Cutting-edge automation will help improve restocking, reducing congestion in stores, and enabling a safer work environment . Australian supermarket giant, Woolworths Group plans to automate its regional distribution centre and semi-automate its national distribution centre (DC) in the Moorebank Logistics Park in the state of New South Wales (NSW). Set…

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Securing digital transformation needs C-Suite involvement

CIOs and CISOs must work closely with the C-suite to justify security budgets. As C-Suites work closer with technology, enabling them to explore more data-driven, real-time enhancements of the business than ever before, CIOs and CISOs have to be able to guide them and help them along the digital transformation…

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Ascender migrates payroll solution to AWS

Includes adoption of toolset for security, auditing, back-up, disaster recovery and related features. Asia Pacific-based Human Capital Management (HCM) and payroll solution provider, Ascender has migrated its PeoplePay solution to Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ascender has moved to the AWS Infrastructure as a Services (IaaS) model, including the adoption of a  toolset for security,…

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