ASEAN’s priorities for a digital economy

Impetus alone will not be sufficient without a clear digital roadmap. The top three digital initiative priorities by governments in Asia Pacific were policies that promote the development of technology, regulation around responsible use of AI and the use of technology to create smart cities. This alludes to the notion…

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Soft skills are the new power skills for IT talent

Employers need to be more creative and innovative in their talent strategy approach. While IT skills needs are evolving faster than ever, and specialized technology talent is at a premium, critical soft skills, aka ‘power skills’ are being neglected in the recruitment and resourcing process. Despite continued talk of the…

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Origin Energy accelerates innovation

Hones project managers’ 20:20 hindsight. In any given year, Origin Energy has more than 100 projects on the go across Australia, spanning technology, exploration, construction, maintenance and renewables. The company invests significantly to support these projects, and reinforces its strong learning culture with extensive education and training programs for employees.…

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New GSMA data is a wake-up call

Worrying slow-down in digital Inclusion for women. The expansion of mobile internet access in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) is continuing at pace, but risks leaving women further behind, according to new analysis published today by the GSMA. The GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report 2022 shows that after years of progress towards…

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Malaysia-Indonesia collaboration in driving Asean’s digital economy

Since 2018, MDEC have ran seven business missions. Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), through its recent Business Mission to Indonesia, has garnered over RM100 million in qualified digital opportunities. This is MDEC’s first Business Mission to Indonesia since borders were reopened in March 2022. Held from 16 to 20 May…

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Sime Darby Motors partners with Syncron

Malaysian auto distributor to exceed customer expectations. Sime Darby Motors Malaysia has teamed up with Syncron to optimize service parts inventory and to accelerate the digitalization of spare parts processes for its Ford and Hyundai branches. Syncron Inventory™ eliminates the need to manage aftermarket parts inventory using a manual Suggested Order…

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Coca-Cola Europacific partners Indonesia taps 8×8 CPaaS

8×8 SMS API to ensure mobile app security. “Our customers, including general trade outlets, are the most important and vital part of our business, and we are committed to create the opportunity to provide a fast and a superior service for them, including investing in digital technology. Klik Toko is…

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Indonesia begins digital transformation journey with a data centre partner

Joint Venture Between IOH, Lintasarta and BDx. Following the completion of a $US300M joint venture agreement with PT Indosat Tbk (Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison or IOH) and PT Aplikanusa Lintasarta, Big Data Exchange (BDx), a leading data center solutions provider in Asia-Pacific, announces the launch of BDx Indonesia. With the announcement, BDx Indonesia assumes the operations of…

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Siam Commercial Bank modernises banking platform

Millions of its customers nationwide can enjoy exceptional services and products. SCB announced today the adoption of IBM zSystems, bringing the highly secured, high availability and resiliency platform to its core-banking applications to support the agile microservice development of new services and products in response to today’s fast-paced digital consumer…

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Digital payments in India projected to reach $US10 trillion

Value of digital payments in India to increase three-fold. PhonePe, India’s leading digital payments company, in collaboration with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today unveiled a report titled, “Digital payments in India: A $US10 trillion opportunity”. The report leverages BCG’s industry expertise in payments and the fintech domain, along with PhonePe’s deep insights and expertise as the…

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