Thailand and UK discuss trade and security ties

UK Minister Milling spoke about boosting economic, digital and technology ties between the UK and Thailand. Minister for Asia, Amanda Milling, has concluded her visit to Southeast Asia with a 3-day tour of Thailand. Meeting Vice Foreign Minister Vijavat, Minister Milling spoke about boosting economic, digital and technology ties between…

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Protecting bank customers from losses due to bank outages

Questions surrounding assistance and protection Singapore bank customers. Monetary Authority Singapore requires financial institutions (FIs) to have robust systems and processes to ensure reliable delivery of services to their customers. In the event of a disruption, FIs are expected to restore the affected system as swiftly as possible and activate…

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Large enterprises will use digital currencies by 2024

CFOs must be aware of use cases, risks as digital currencies change every aspect of business. Twenty percent of large organizations will use digital currencies for payments, stored value or collateral by 2024, according to Gartner, Inc. The prediction has important implications for CFOs as they assess use cases and…

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Aus Govt releases regional connectivity program funding

Part of the government’s wider regionalisation agenda. The Liberal and Nationals Government has launched the second round of a program aimed at further boosting digital connectivity in regional and remote Australia.  Minister for Regional Communications, Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie, released the Round 2 Guidelines for the successful Regional Connectivity…

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Singapore’s digital plan to help Precision Engineering industry

Businesses expected to benefit from the guide rolled out by Enterprise Singapore and IMDA. About 2,700 businesses and 101,000 employees can now tap the Precision Engineering Industry Digital Plan (IDP) to drive productivity and transform through digitalisation. Jointly led by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in partnership with…

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APAC leads the shift to digital-first

1 in 3 companies generating more than 30 per cent revenues from digital products and services by 2023. The unprecedented rate of digital transformation (DX) acceleration over the past year has ushered in a digital-first world, powered by an increasingly digital-first economy with Asia/Pacific organizations at its forefront. Such an…

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Standard Chartered accelerates strategic investment

Aim to achieve 50% of income from digital initiatives and innovation. Standard Chartered today updated investors on its innovation and digitisation strategy, explaining how it is shifting investment to new platforms, partnerships and ventures that will shape the future of the business, a pivot that is already demonstrating clear evidence…

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Data vital to leading healthcare providers

Digital capabilities help with patient treatment. Mental health issues were growing at an alarming rate before COVID-19, with one in five Australians experiencing a mental or behavioural disorder in any given year. The pandemic has accelerated this trend and made it harder for already stretched mental health services to deal…

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Resilient NZ telco market is reinventing itself post pandemic

The flat market and pandemic impacts are driving new behaviours. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned of potential airport chaos unless governments move quickly to adopt digital processes to manage travel health credentials (COVID-19 testing and vaccine certificates) and other COVID-19 measures. The impacts will be severe: Pre-COVID-19,…

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Business technologists primarily responsible for building analytics capabilities

Half of business technologists produce technology capabilities for users beyond their own department. Half of business technologists produce capabilities for users beyond their own department and/or enterprise, according to a new survey from Gartner. They are primarily responsible for building analytics capabilities (36 per cnt) but are also involved in…

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