Brisbane day care centre creates COVID-19-safe environment

Zeplin and Thinxtra IoT solution to monitor CO2 levels. The Gap Cubbyhouse Montessori in Brisbane has created a safer, healthier and more productive childcare learning environment with Internet of Things (IoT) technology from Australian companies Thinxtra and Zeplin. The solution comprises indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring devices to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) levels, proven to be the…

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Leaders must avoid proximity bias affecting their hybrid workforce

There are benefits for both employee and employer. When some of an organisation’s workforce isn’t present in the office at the same time, there is the risk of proximity bias, in which preferential treatment is given to those working within the office environment. Traditionally, proximity bias may have been manifested…

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Data-driven patient care provides valuable insight when it comes to COVID-19

Has the potential to massively relieve the burden on health systems. As Australian hospitals, healthcare providers and aged care facilities continue to deal with the unpredictability of COVID-19, including the Omicron strain, there is an opportunity for healthcare providers to ease the burden, at least in part, nurses and healthcare…

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MAS bolsters security of digital banking

Imposes additional capital requirement on DBS Bank for disruption of digital banking services. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has imposed on DBS Bank Ltd (DBS Bank) an additional capital requirement following the widespread unavailability of DBS Bank’s digital banking services during 23-25 November 2021. MAS has required DBS Bank…

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Automation no longer a distant dream

75 per cent of executives expecting disruption in next 12 months. The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the world of work has had a profound effect on the development of robotics and automation, according to GlobalData. No longer a distant dream, the leading data and analytics company notes that three quarters…

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Worldwide It spending to grow 5.1 per cent in 2022

High Expectations for Digital Market Prosperity Will Boost Technology Investments Despite Potential Impacts of the Omicron Variant. Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $US4.5 trillion in 2022, an increase of 5.1 per cent from 2021, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. Despite the potential impacts of the…

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Supply Chain Leaders Expect a Permanent Hybrid Work Model

Future of Supply Chain Survey Highlights Transformation. Sixty-one percent of supply chain leaders believe that the acceleration of remote work due to the pandemic will create a permanent hybrid work model, even at the frontline, according to Gartner, Inc. The annual Gartner Future of Supply Chain survey of 983 supply chain leaders…

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Top Predictions for the CIO Agenda in 2022 and Beyond

The success in digital acceleration has set APEJ apart from the rest of the world. Historically, CIOs have been measured on their ability to provide reliable and stable computing resources, i.e., apps, infrastructure, and services, that enabled businesses to deliver products, services, and business outcomes. Today, these abilities are considered…

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Omicron-led spike in COVID test-related phishing poses threat to businesses

Barracuda researchers observed that COVID-related phishing attacks jumped 667 per cent. A massive Omicron-led spike in COVID test-related phishing attacks in the past few months poses a serious threat to businesses, according to Barracuda Networks, a trusted partner and leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions. In an analysis conducted between…

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HK Secretary for Innovation and Technology talks about the orderly restoration of customs clearance

There will be full cooperation in technology. The Secretary for Innovation and Technology Xue Yongheng talks about the past period, in response to the importance of various sectors of the Hong Kong society on customs clearance, the importance of customs clearance to Hong Kong’s economy and people’s livelihood, the government has…

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