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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Large rail infrastructure project shows importance of collaboration, learning and networking

Keeping workers, partners, sub-contractors organisations collaborating efficiently and effectively. Victoria’s Level Crossing Removal Project is one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in the State’s history. It involves the removal of 75 level crossings across metropolitan Melbourne by 2025, along with other rail network upgrades including new train stations, track…

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China National Petroleum’s support team deploys Microsoft HoloLens

New capabilities to overcome space constraints needed for training within oil and gas companies with a large number of employees. CNPC Richfit, one of the fastest growing and largest information support team of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), has deployed Microsoft HoloLens to transform training programs for technicians and frontline…

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Rip Curl rides the data wave

Iconic Australian surfwear business, has consolidated its data collection. Rip Curl will use Azure Data factory to handle the ETL (extract, transform, load) processes required to transition from its previous on premises platforms to Azure which houses the company’s data warehouse. Stuart Connell lead BI architect at Rip Curl said…

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DBS Bank pursues digital innovation with Infor

Two companies went live with Cloud-based platform. Southeast Asia-based, DBS Bank has integrated digital trade financing capabilities into the Infor Nexus global network of about 68,000 businesses. The two companies’  joint program recently went live with one of the world’s largest global apparel companies, providing digital trade financing to suppliers…

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BeyondTrust Roundtable: Tackling Critical Microsoft Vulnerabilities

Sponsored content: Shifting from reactive to proactive security. With the disruptions in operations caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic, most organisations in the APAC region have been prioritising keeping the lights on. “They’ve been focused on keeping operational resilience and access to resources for employees who are obviously working from…

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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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NAB cements multi-Cloud journey with Azure

Has already moved apps to the public cloud. National Australia Bank (NAB) has signed a five-year strategic partnership to co-design, develop and invest in NAB and BNZ’s multi-cloud technology, with Microsoft. The agreement will see NAB Group and Microsoft share development costs and resourcing investment to architect a multi-cloud ecosystem…

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Hearing Australia uses Cloud to transform traditional way of working and service delivery

Rapid transformation to work from home required Cloud computing. Hearing Australia’s embrace of cloud computing and Office 365 meant that for the organisation’s personnel required to work remotely, the transition to home-based working went better than they expected. Now the overwhelming majority want to be able to work from home…

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AI and digital tech to transform CSIRO’s digital landscape

Microsoft set to boost Australia’s national science agency with more tech. Artificial intelligence (AI) and other digital technologies will be harnessed to tackle global challenges including illegal fishing and plastic waste, and to boost farming as part of a partnership between Australia’s national science agency — CSIRO, and Microsoft. The…

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