NZ co-operative transforms rural supply

The country’s rural suppliers are the backbone of its economy but find digital transformation difficult. New Zealand’s (NZ) farmers and growers have long been challenged to embrace digital technologies. Leading rural supplies and services co-operative, Farmlands, found its own digital transformation accelerated almost overnight as COVID-19 lock-down hit, rising to…

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Redefining the new norm in the workplace

APAC businesses had not planned for the scale of disruption due to the pandemic. Cybersecurity has emerged at the forefront of APAC IT leaders’ minds with the challenges of implementing more cloud-based services, giving data access to remote employees and with the evolving threat landscape exploiting the COVID-19 crisis. While…

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Innovation key to economic recovery in Asia Pacific 

Businesses in the region view COVID-19 as an opportunity. In a recent study by Microsoft-IDC, titled: Culture of Innovation, Foundation for business resilience and economic recovery in Asia Pacific (APAC), shows that 41 per cent of businesses view COVID-19 as an opportunity. Those businesses also expect to recover more quickly and…

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Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital to develop AI for COVID-19 support diagnosis

Proposed technology supports doctors performing diagnostic imaging on patients suspected of having COVID-19. Fujitsu and Tokyo Shinagawa Hospital today announced the launch of a joint R&D project for AI technology to support diagnostic imaging via chest CT (Computed Tomography), which represents a promising candidate for the effective diagnosis of COVID-19…

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Australian tech sector wages set to grow

Despite a global pandemic the Australian tech sector remains resilient when it comes to growth. Continued wage rises in the tech sector appear untroubled from the turbulence caused by COVID-19, according to the latest tech salary and staff attrition report from Australia’s peak industry representative body for innovation technology, the…

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E-invoicing game changer for Singapore professional services

Improving efficiency of the invoicing cycle. Singapore’s Beaufort Corp believes the value proposition in e-invoicing is the ability to improves efficiency of the invoicing cycle from issuing the invoice to getting it digitally delivered straight to the customers’ accounting system. Beaufort Corp is a group of companies which provides professional…

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SingTel looks towards digital transformation and 5G post pandemic

COVID-19 drives strong interest and openness towards technology among customers. At SingTel’s 28th annual general meeting in late July the Singapore-based telecommunications provider detailed how COVID-19 had impacted its business, as well what technologies will help it move forward through the pandemic. According to the SingTel the drop-in business activities,…

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China behind most cyber attacks, states report

Financial industry has become a key target. COVID-19 has become a panacea for cybercriminals, with 53 per cent of Incident Response (IR) professionals reporting an increase in cyberattacks exploiting COVID-19, according to VMware Carbon Black’s latest Global Incident Response Threat Report. China are behind most attacks, and the financial industry…

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IT decision makers demand transparency with their tech purchases

The supply chain of tech products have become complicated and require transparency. About two-thirds of B2B IT buyers have experienced vendor challenges during the global pandemic, states PROS in its latest research. According to its research buyers want vendors that offer digital purchasing and personalised pricing. These buyers want vendors…

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Profile: CIO challenges of working for a corporate Commonwealth entity

Mike Brett CIO of Hearing Australia gives some unique insights 15 months into his tenure. Working for a corporate Commonwealth entity has its unique challenges for Mike Brett chief information officer at Hearing Australia. While it competes in a commercial market, Hearing Australia also has a responsibility to its major…

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