The refreshed Food Services Industry Digital Plan

Digital transformation remains imperative for continued business success Central to the SMEs Go Digital programme since its launch in 2017, sector-specific Industry Digital Plans (IDPs)1 will be progressively refreshed to introduce a greater breadth and depth of solutions. This will ensure that the IDPs remain relevant to the evolving needs of…

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ACCC calls for new competition and consumer laws

The expansion of digital platform services has created new risks The ACCC has recommended a range of new measures to address harms from digital platforms to Australian consumers, small businesses, and competition. The fifth report of the ACCC’s five-year Digital Platform Services Inquiry has proposed that platforms be subject to mandatory dispute…

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Singapore plans to become a leader in digital sustainability

IMDA and Microsoft to power green software solutions development Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable software solutions across industries in Singapore and beyond. This first-in-the region private-public partnership will look to ensure that underlying software and applications are also sustainable in nature.…

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China calls for digital cooperation

The Chinese president said the digital gap must be bridged Building global consensus and bolstering confidence in world economic recovery is a critical task for the 17th G20 Summit, with the theme “Recover Together, Recover Stronger.” As a new driving force for global economic growth, the digital economy has great…

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Practice and policy ensure a safer digital economy

Ranking of the world’s 20 largest and most digitally forward economies Produced by MIT Technology Review Insights in association with Code42, the Cyber Defence Index 2022/23 (CDI) is the first annual comparative ranking of the world’s 20 largest and most digitally forward economies on their preparation against, and response and…

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Singapore’s data centre industry to be digitally transformed

Singapore’s data centre industry moving towards decarbonisation Red Dot Analytics (‘RDA’) Pte Ltd and leading Singapore-headquartered environmental, social, and governance (‘ESG’) FinTech firm Hashstacs Pte Ltd (‘STACS’) have entered a strategic partnership to provide a holistic platform to transform Singapore’s data centre industry and shape a sustainable digital future. The partnership will be…

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Digital economy becomes new growth engine for China

China led the formulation and release of the G20 Digital Economy Development Three years into the COVID pandemic, the world economy, while facing mounting uncertainties and challenges, has undergone profound changes, with the digital evolution accelerated and the digital economy emerging as a new engine for economic recovery and growth.…

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Digital transformation in marketing

Roadmap 2022 spans 6 major marketing segments Miaozhen Academy of Marketing Science (MAMS) has recently released Digital Transformation in Marketing: A Roadmap 2022 (“Roadmap 2022”), a ground-breaking research report that is updated annually. This marks the second year that the roadmap has been released. Digital Transformation in Marketing: A Roadmap 2021, by systematically identifying paths for digital…

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Spending on compute and enterprise storage systems

Technical Applications will be the fastest growing workload The workload driving the largest share of enterprise IT infrastructure spending in the first half of 2022 (1H22) was Structured Databases/Data Management. Organizations spent $US6.3 billion on compute and storage infrastructure to support this workload in 1H22, which represents 8.5 per cent…

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Four ways to deliver digital dividends

Most organizations struggle with developing digital change CIOs and IT leaders must take action to accelerate time to value and drive top- and bottom-line financial impacts from digital investments, according to Gartner, Inc.’s annual global survey of CIOs and technology executives. “The pressure on CIOs to deliver digital dividends is higher…

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