Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture strengthens data-driven agriculture ecosystem

From building a collaborative platform, capturing agriculture datasets to building machine learning models. The Ministry of Agriculture for the Republic of Indonesia recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to empower smallholder farmers with technology-oriented solutions that will help them increase income using ground-breaking, cloud-based technologies, machine learning…

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Bank of New Zealand plans large technical migration

Part of its parent company’s five-year strategic partnership to develop a multi-cloud ecosystem underpinned by Azure. Bank of New Zealand has signed up as the latest customer to Microsoft’s flagship New Zealand-based data centre. The agreement will see a large number of BNZ applications migrated to Microsoft’s Azure cloud, assisting…

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Transport NSW moves away from legacy and into the Cloud

Supporting 15,000 people as they transitioned to working from home during the pandemic. A major digital transformation being undertaken by Transport for NSW, the New South Wales state government agency for transport, has seen it move away from legacy and into the cloud – using Office 365, Teams, Telstra Calling…

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OpenNetLab empowers AI-assisted networking research

The application of AI technology in the networking field, has many challenges. Microsoft has set up OpenNetLab, an open networking community and platform in collaboration with multiple universities in Asia, including academia from China, Korea and Singapore. OpenNetLab is a network research community project. Its aims to promote the application…

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The woman behind Pertamina’s digital integration

Creating a modern digital workplace at Indonesia’s state-owned energy company. Nicke Widyawati is no stranger to hard work, having started her career early while still studying industrial engineering at the Bandung Institute of Technology. But as the President Director of Indonesia’s state-owned energy company, Pertamina, the COVID-19 pandemic has given…

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SolarWinds hack extends into 2021 for Microsoft

Investigation revealed attempted activities beyond just the presence of malicious SolarWinds code in Microsoft environment. During the final weeks’ of 2020 cyber security firm, FireEye announced it had suffered a cyber-attack through a malware inserted into network management software provided to customers by the tech company SolarWinds. At the time…

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Alinta Energy powers ahead

Cloud-based data warehouse and AI infused analytics. Alinta Energy is one of the first companies in Australia to use Azure Synapse Analytics, the recently released next phase of Azure SQL Data Warehouse which promises a limitless analytics service bringing together enterprise data warehousing and big data analytics. The Alinta Data…

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Doctors help build smartphone app to monitor COVID-19 patients

Leverages Cloud for a Django application. One of the most pressing problems for countries all around the world has been finding a way to avoid health services being totally swamped by COVID-19. The most valuable resource in every hospital is the human factor in delivering patient care, in terms of doctors, nurses, and allied health staff encompassed with the…

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