Mastercard to expand farm pass program

Digitally connecting 15 million people in remote communities Employing more than a quarter of the global workforce, agriculture accounts for 4 per cent of global GDP, totalling nearly $US4.5 trillion. At the heart of this value chain are more than 608 million smallholder farmers who produce around a third of the…

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Community partnerships to boost digital skills

The number of New Zealanders falling victim to scams is rising More New Zealanders will have access to face-to-face learning to improve their digital skills through three community partnerships announced today by the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). BNZ is proud to be partnering with Arataki Systems, 360 Tautua Trust,…

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Southeast Asia’s $US300 billion digital economy

Southeast Asia is full of exciting promise as its digital economy continues to soar With Southeast Asia’s booming digital economy projected to surpass the $US300 billion mark by 2026, digital payments continue to present tremendous growth opportunities for businesses, according to a new IDC report commissioned by global payments platform 2C2P and global membership association for payments…

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Automotive sector leads industrial digital transformation charge

This transformation is not just limited to the manufacturing sector The automotive sector is the biggest spender on digital transformation. In its latest whitepaper, 4 Key Industries Embracing Industry 4.0, global technology intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts that this sector’s spend on Industry 4.0 technologies will approach $US100 billion in 2022 and grow to over $US238…

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SATCOM services growth boosted by smart shipping

Advancement in maritime SATCOM will enable 5g  coverage at sea Customers’ and crew members’ rising demand for broadband connectivity drives many segments of the maritime industry to adopt SATCOM services, according to Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis, Growth Opportunities in Global Maritime Satellite Communication (SATCOM) Services. Vessel and ship digitalization, automation,…

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Cybersecurity remains a high priority in Southeast Asia

Organizations embrace digital-first era As organizations in Southeast Asia embrace a digital-first mindset, cybersecurity remains a high priority investment area for majority of the businesses in the region. Findings from a recent IDC Asia/Pacific Security Sourcing Survey 2022 indicate cybersecurity as a critical investment area for organizations in Southeast Asia…

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Digital e-commerce delivery solution for customers in ANZ

FedEx integrates WhatsApp notifications into digital e-commerce The integration of one of the world’s most popular instant messaging apps into the FedEx® Delivery Manager International (FDMi) e-commerce solution is being launched in FedEx Express’ Australian market and eight other markets in its Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region: …

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Empowering digital transformation

There are three major challenges obstructing the development of broadband Li Jun, Vice President of China Telecom, delivered a video speech at the World Broadband Association (WBBA) Annual Event, held in Amsterdam on Oct 19, 2022. He shared his point of view about global broadband development, the practice of China Telecom regarding cloud…

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Accelerating workforce digitalisation in the Philippines

The MOU was inked against the backdrop of an increased need for new skill sets Affinidi, a decentralised identity solutions provider founded by global investment company Temasek, today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Digital Pilipinas regarding the issuance of verifiable credentials (“VCs”), which is an open standard for tamper-evident…

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