Organisations can increase inclusion in the hybrid work environment

Sustainable initiatives to drive inclusion in today’s work. Environment at the Virtual Gartner ReimagineHR EMEA Conference 2021 Organizations that effectively manage the transition to a hybrid work environment and employ sustainable initiatives can boost inclusion by 24 per cent, according to Gartner, Inc. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of…

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Mining organisations leverage data and analytics

Operations become highly digitalised. Over half of the mining organisations operating around the world consider themselves to be repeatable data-led companies on the organisational data maturity scale. The ability to capture, clean, and utilize data throughout operations enhances an organisation’s ability to implement new technology and track its performance. According…

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Singapore’s PayNow and India’s UPI to Link in 2022

Reducing the cost and inefficiencies of remittances between the two countries. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Reserve Bank of India today announced plans to link Singapore’s PayNow and India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) real-time payment systems by July 2022. The PayNow-UPI linkage will enable users to make…

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OYO looks to digitally transform the travel industry

Cloud and AI capabilities will be available for patrons. Global travel technology company OYO have entered a multi-year strategic alliance to co-develop next-gen travel and hospitality products and technologies. OYO will adopt Microsoft Azure as a key enabler to drive cloud-based innovations and reimagine the hospitality and travel tech industry.…

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Australia funds digitally transformative tech projects in Vietnam

Adapting the most advanced technologies. The Australian Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology of  Vietnam announced the award of grants totaling nearly AUD 1.4 million to four high-tech projects through the Aus4Innovation Program. Adapting the most advanced technologies developed and tested in Australia, these projects are…

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SpaceCows: Using AI to tackle feral herds in the top end of Australia

Adapting the most advanced technologies. CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency and Microsoft will develop an artificial intelligence and space technology-powered digital twin — a virtual replica of the landscape — to help Indigenous rangers manage feral herds on their land in Northern Australia. Unmanaged feral cattle and buffaloes have a…

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CFO’s technology priorities

Profound potential impact on finance operations Hyper automation and intelligent composable business are the top strategic trends that CFOs should immediately address, according to Gartner, Inc. “These trends reflect the need for finance leaders to quickly and efficiently adjust to rapidly changing business conditions,” said Alejandra Lozada, senior director, research…

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Top priorities to improve business and operational efficiency

Connectivity and network transformation top the list. Enterprises have been forced to adapt to a new state of “normal,” shifting from traditional office-based operations to distributed environments that must still provide the same level of connectivity, security, and efficiency across the organization. A recent International Data Corporation (IDC) survey found…

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The pandemic is driving a digital-first mindset around financial services in Vietnam

Consumers more likely to open an account digitally than a year ago. FICO’s 2021 digital banking survey shows that people in Vietnam expect a seamless banking experience when it comes to opening an account via a mobile app or website, with two in five expecting to answer 10 questions or less or they will…

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Singapore leads region in business technology adoption

Growing businesses focus on technology strategy and recruitment. Singaporean businesses were more likely to adopt technologies and develop a long-term technology strategy than their Asian region counterparts in the past 12 months, according to a survey by one of the world’s largest professional accounting bodies, CPA Australia. CPA Australia surveyed 725 professionals…

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