Space the new frontier for APAC tech development

UN says companies in the region are looking towards space for sustainable development. Asian and Pacific nations are leveraging space technology and geospatial information to respond to challenges on the ground, including in their efforts to contain the spread and mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a recently…

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Harnessing technology to create safer roads

Using data and AI to identify potential black spots on roads for early intervention. Transport for NSW which has conducted a Proof of Concept harnessing big data and machine learning to identify potentially dangerous road intersections, allowing preventive measures to be taken before crashes happen. The Enterprise Data & Analytics…

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Asian Development Bank highlights the importance of data

Accurate data is indispensable for informed decisions and evidence-based policymaking. The economic transformation of developing countries in Asia over the past few generations has been well documented, wrote Yasuyuki Sawada and Elaine Tan, from the Asian Development Bank. According to Sawada — chief economist and director general, economic research and…

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Leveraging innovation for food security in Asia and the Pacific

Regional food chains can benefit from technology. Big data, digital economy and mobile technology will help producers achieve such transformations, said the leader of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO), at the virtual gathering of the thirty-fifth Regional Conference for Asia and the Pacific. Governments, civil society organisations and the…

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How should the APAC financial sector address new challenges of data governance?

Data-to-digital has its challenges. Data will not maintain its value unless governed properly to keep the characteristics that make it accurate, intelligent, trustworthy, and connected, states IDC Financial Insights APAC’s latest report titled Data as an Asset: The New Challenges of Data Governance and How Asia/Pacific Financial Services Should Respond. The…

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Joval Wine Group uncorks full benefit of Cloud

COVID-19 changed the way a global wine company supported staff across four continents. If Cloud was like wine, then the technology would also need to pass the three requirements of an acid test for successful cloud migration. This includes improved elasticity, scalability, and agility. Not many organisations expect to conduct…

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Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education makes sense of data

Data transfers can be widely implemented across an organisation. Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education (ITE) has signed a five-year deal with enterprise data company, TIBCO Software. Thong Chee Chung director School of Electronic and Info-Comm Technology at ITE College West told CRN Tech Asia the team chose TIBCO after conducting…

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HSBC drives digital transformation with AWS

Cloud technology will help drive innovation, automate key processes, and enhance operational efficiency. Global financial institution, HSBC will drive its digital transformation and personalised banking services, with Cloud technology provided by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Dinesh Keswani chief technology officer and CIO for digital at HSBC said, as part of…

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Woolworths harnesses the Cloud

Microsoft will supply the backbone cloud technologies for Woolworths’ SAP solutions. Australian supermarket giant Woolworths believes its cloud transformation is making work simpler for its teams. Cloud is helping the organisation to streamline the supply chains and improve customer experiences across its network of stores and online channels, said John…

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Transforming digital services for the IT team at University of Auckland

Cultural shifts don’t happen overnight and need sustained focus, attention, and the help of technology. In 2018 Richard Elliott head of IT transformation – digital services at the University of Auckland, New Zealand — was recruited because the institution knew the IT function needed to change. In an interview with…

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