APAC leads the shift to digital-first

1 in 3 companies generating more than 30 per cent revenues from digital products and services by 2023. The unprecedented rate of digital transformation (DX) acceleration over the past year has ushered in a digital-first world, powered by an increasingly digital-first economy with Asia/Pacific organizations at its forefront. Such an…

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APAC businesses blame cyber attacks on unknown assets

Complex challenges faced in securing networks and systems for remote workers in the post-pandemic era. A new poll by MIT Technology Review Insights, in association with Palo Alto Networks, uncovers the complex challenges Asia-Pacific companies face in securing networks and systems for remote workers in the post-pandemic era.  In this new cybersecurity landscape, conducting…

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APAC data policies needed to enable digital economies

More than half of APAC governments believe cohesive data sharing environments need national-level guidance. The emergence of digital adoption demands country governments establish a well-defined regulatory system to enable cohesive data sharing environments, according to the IDC report titled Asia/Pacific Governments’ Data Policies to Enable Digital Economies . Almost 2/3rd of the national…

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APAC compliance teams battle with extra sanctions

Few countries have dedicated local bodies for sanctions enforcement. During COVID-19, the speed and frequency of change in economic and trade sanctions regimes from major international regulators has increased the complexity associated with financial crime and trade compliance, at a time when APAC organisational resources may already be stretched thin,…

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APJ will see slight dip in telecommunications spending

IDC semiannual telecom service tracker predicts slight drop in consumer YoY. Despite the rise in Internet services, COVID-19 will have no impact on Worldwide Telecommunications Services and Pay TV Spending in 2020, according to analyst firm IDC. In the latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker, worldwide spending on telecommunications and…

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Closing cybersecurity skills gap key to fighting online criminals in APAC

COVID-19 amplifies ongoing and new security concerns in the region. Existing trends in cybercrime and the need for businesses to adopt emerging technologies to drive transformation have been fast-tracked by the COVID-19 pandemic, making it vital to fill skills shortages with industry-partnered digital education delivery. Two of the largest emerging…

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Remote working driving next-gen of cloud technology

Business agility and the need for speed from IT are fueling growth in cloud computing in Asian countries. In its report  IDC FutureScape : Worldwide Cloud 2020 Predictions — APEJ Implications, survey results indicate that at least 91 per cent of enterprises’ spending on cloud was set to increase. Among…

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Post-COVID-19 world profound for CIOs

New realities in the working world are here to stay Countries around APAC are starting to phase slowly back into normalcy with additional safety measures like COVID-19 tracking apps for citizens. However traditional businesses have had to adapt to new realities of a post-virus world and the implications for CIOs…

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