IT/OT convergence to support resilient decision making in APAC

The ability of operations to consume data insight and enable resilient decision making will become critical. The shift in maturity of integration of IT and OT systems will bring a critical focus to processes and organisations. In a recently released report, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT/OT Convergence 2021 Predictions — Asia/Pacific (excluding…

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EGAT adopts AI to improve efficiency

IBM’s AI-powered enterprise asset management platform to help improve energy productivity and operational efficiency. The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand’s largest power producer under the Ministry of Energy has selected IBM’s AI-powered enterprise asset management solutions to help manage the assets of its electric power plants. IBM’s AI-powered…

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Factories of the future

New manufacturing sites join the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse Network as leaders in applying Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. A community of world-leading manufacturers using Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to enable bottom-line growth, despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented disruption, 93 per cent of manufacturers achieved an increase in product output…

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Enterprise intelligence for India in 2021 and beyond

The pandemic has exposed the gaps and shortcomings in analytics and AI/ML models for the Indian organisations. The COVID-19 pandemic has been driving demand for intelligence technologies to enable new ways of working, reports IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Intelligence 2021 Predictions – India Implications that contextualizes Future of Intelligence predictions…

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Businesses in India focus on unleashing the true value of data

India artificial intelligence predictions for 2021 and beyond. Organisations in India are embracing AI driven by improved internal efficiencies, competitive edge, and enhanced customer experience (CX). Driven by enterprise resiliency, leveraging tech has become existential in the journey to the new normal, states IDC’s latest report, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Artificial…

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Augmented and virtual reality IT spending in APAC to reach US$28.8B

The industry that is leading the most projects/implementation in APeJ is education. The recently released IDC Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide forecasts Asia Pacific excluding Japan, spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) to grow rapidly at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47.7 per cent…

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OpenNetLab empowers AI-assisted networking research

The application of AI technology in the networking field, has many challenges. Microsoft has set up OpenNetLab, an open networking community and platform in collaboration with multiple universities in Asia, including academia from China, Korea and Singapore. OpenNetLab is a network research community project. Its aims to promote the application…

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Australian independent grocer automates with RPA

Enables key staff to focus on growing the business as well as managing day-to-day finance operations. Independent fresh food chain Harris Farm Markets has rolled out its first RPA (robotic process automation) projects in conjunction with Sherpa Works and UiPath. With 26 stores already and 3000 staff across New South…

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