HK OGCIO explains privacy issues of newly created COVID app

Reassurances after concerns noted over access rights of the mobile app. The Hong Kong Office of the Government CIO’s (OGCIO) recent creation and launch of the “LeaveHomeSafe” COVID-19 exposure notification mobile app, has garnered media concern over privacy issues regarding the access rights of the mobile app. The concern centred…

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Reasons Australian businesses miss out on tech innovation

CSIRO report finds there are still fundamental barriers to innovation adoption. Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO latest report finds has identified five key barriers to realising value from innovation as well as suggesting several solutions. The findings are based on interviews with private and public sector leaders and extensive analysis…

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Lumen Roundtable: Transformation Today to Control Tomorrow

CenturyLink is now Lumen Technologies Sponsored content: Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 – Singapore Focus Network, in partnership with Lumen, brought together leading Singapore-based IT executives from both local and international enterprises to discuss important Industry topics, including: The impact of COVID-19 on their businesses, and the new Future of Work…

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Westpac Bank brings out financial package for SMEs with tech needs

Helping businesses with A$50M turnover to move forward with technology. Australia’s Westpac Bank has announced it will accept applications for new and existing eligible customers for equipment finance goods loans, as part of phase two of the Federal Government’s Coronavirus SME Guarantee Loan Scheme.This comes as new research from the…

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Asian Development Bank highlights the importance of data

Accurate data is indispensable for informed decisions and evidence-based policymaking. The economic transformation of developing countries in Asia over the past few generations has been well documented, wrote Yasuyuki Sawada and Elaine Tan, from the Asian Development Bank. According to Sawada — chief economist and director general, economic research and…

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A resilient, digital new normal for Asia

Singapore’s DPM looks at the digital future. COVID-19 has accelerated digitalisation and Industry 4.0 and many companies are responding to the fast-evolving situation, stated Heng Swee Keat, deputy prime minister of Singapore. DPM Keat made his remarks the opening ceremony of the Industrial Transformation Asia-Pacific 2020. He said manufacturers around…

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