The pandemic offered IT teams a unique opportunity

Increased attacks helped to build their cybersecurity expertise. The vast majority of IT teams that faced a rise in cyberattacks (82per cent) and a heavier security workload (84per cent) over the course of 2020 strengthened their security skills and knowledge. Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, 52per cent of…

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ICT workers in Singapore get further COVID-19 safety requirements

Ministry of Manpower, together with SNEF and NTUC, updates the workplace safe management measures and requirements. Employers and businesses will need to put in place the latest updates to the workplace safe management measures and requirements that employers and businesses will need to put in place. All employers and businesses,…

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Robust demand for digital transformation helped revenue growth during pandemic

Strong business growth in pandemic-hit year. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, 15 of the top 25 technology companies by revenue reported a year-on-year (YoY) rise in revenue, with 28 per cent seeing double-digit growth. About 50 per cent of the top 25 technology companies by revenue recorded double-digit growth in their…

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What do Australian CEOs want from the company’s tech strategy?

  Cyber threats tops CEO concerns, followed by prioritising digital transformation over the next three years. As technology pervades every part of an organisations CEOs are more aware of the growing needs of the technology issues that govern their business, with a growing number of Australian CEOs fearing cyber threats…

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Global IoT market will surpass the US$1T mark by 2024

A COVID-19 driven new digital transformation wave will fuel higher growth across all IoT markets. The global internet of things (IoT) market by revenue will be worth US$1.1 trillion by 2024, with much of the growth coming from wearables, reported analyst firm GlobalData. In its latest report, ‘Thematic Research: Internet…

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Pandemic raises cyber security issues in Hong Kong

Secretary for Innovation and Technology Xue Yongheng talks about the rise of cyber security incidents in the country during the pandemic. In the past year or so, the COVID-19 disease has ravaged the world and changes the business model of enterprises and the living habits of citizens; remote business, working…

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Allianz: COVID, cyber security, compliance and ESG top concerns for the finance sector

Facing a period of heightened risk. Financial institutions and their directors have to navigate a rapidly changing world, marked by new and emerging risks driven by cyber exposures based on the sector’s reliance on technology, a growing burden of compliance, and the turbulence of Covid-19, according to the newly released…

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Scaling technology during COVID-19 helped with revenue growth

Companies who amplified their technology investments during pandemic lockdown were able to extend their growth advantage over others. Leading companies that amplified their technology investments during the COVID-19 pandemic have significantly extended their growth advantage over competitors, according to new research from Accenture. The newly released report, “Make the Leap, Take the Lead,” revealed…

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MDEC releases digitalisation program for Malaysia

Announced just as the country heads into another lockdown. The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched MDEC Innovation Exchange (MIX), a program designed to accelerate the digitalisation of the nation’s economy. MIX is part of the agency’s corporate innovation efforts aimed at empowering large corporates with value-added digital transformation…

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Locking in COVID-19 digitalisation gains

CIOs must seize their opportunity, advises CEO of GovTech Singapore, the country’s government statutory board. The pandemic has triggered five years’ worth of digital adoption in a matter of eight weeks (according to a McKinsey study), organisations must now be proactive in ensuring these changes are long-lasting. Singapore’s GovTech CEO…

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