Indosat Ooredoo presents 5G service in Indonesia with Cisco SRv6

Commercial implementation of Segment Routing on IPv6 (SRv6) in Southeast Asia. Indonesia telecommunications company Indosat Ooredoo has launched one of the first commercial implementation of Segment Routing on IPv6 (SRv6) in Southeast Asia to support the development of 5G services across the country. Partnering with Cisco, Indosat Ooredoo transforms its Transport infrastructure into a programable 5G transport network powered by IPv6…

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Digitisation program in Japan to support inclusive pandemic recovery

Aimed to stimulate Japan’s economic growth. Japan plans to drive mass-scale digitisation across the country in support of its Society 5.0 vision and towards an inclusive recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic. The program will be conducted in collaboration with Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) Program. Takuya Hirai Minister of…

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Businesses will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee by 2025

Board directors rate cybersecurity second-highest source of risk for the enterprise. By 2025, 40 per cent of boards of directors will have a dedicated cybersecurity committee overseen by a qualified board member, up from less than 10 per cent today, according to Gartner. This is one of several organisational changes Gartner expects…

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Singapore leads APAC in digital readiness

Concerted effort by the Singaporean Government over several decades to invest in digital capabilities and initiatives. Singapore has scored one of the highest ratings for digital readiness in Cisco’s Global Digital Readiness Index 2019. While many countries have made significant strides in developing various components of their economy that support…

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COVID-19 highlights data sharing and security challenges

Investing in both security and privacy will prepare organisations and consumers for the “new normal”. COVID-19 has increased consumer concern about data sharing during the pandemic and the security challenges organisations face supporting employees and customers in our remote-first world. According to Cisco’s latest published global research studies revealed investing…

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Westpac consolidates tech and operations under one office

Hires former Bank of Montreal CIO to run the new division. One of Australia’s big four banks Westpac has created a new group operating office, bringing together group operations and group technology, and has appointed Scott Collary to lead this division as chief operating officer (COO). Collary joins Westpac from…

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Cisco has its eyes on network intelligence company Thousand Eyes

ThousandEyes will add to Cisco’s network performance and monitoring capabilities across the enterprise and into the Cloud. Network giant, Cisco has announced its intention to acquire privately held ThousandEyes, an Internet and Cloud intelligence platform delivers deep visibility and insights into the digital delivery of applications and services over the…

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McAfee finds surge in criminals attacking cloud services and tools

Cybercrims not wasting time in taking advantage of the surge in cloud adoption. As the world works through the current COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals are turning up the pressure for organisations to secure their data, as workers are forced to work outside of the normal office environment. According to McAfee’s latest…

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Cyber threats rapidly expanding

APAC organisations suffering threat fatigue Since COVID-19 began having a substantial impact on working practices, companies like Cisco have noticed an increased “uptake” of “security products”. Steve Moros, director of cybersecurity for Cisco Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) told CIO Tech Asia organisations have realised how vulnerable their data and security…

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