Lumen Roundtable: Transformation Today to Control Tomorrow

CenturyLink is now Lumen Technologies Sponsored content: Wednesday, 2nd September 2020 – Singapore Focus Network, in partnership with Lumen, brought together leading Singapore-based IT executives from both local and international enterprises to discuss important Industry topics, including: The impact of COVID-19 on their businesses, and the new Future of Work…

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Rise in employees accessing corporate data on personal devices

Lack of awareness about the security risks associated with this. Smart home devices and their apps represent a major weak link in the corporate cybersecurity chain as the lines between work and home life increasingly blur, according to Trend Micro’s latest study, Head in the Clouds study. About 36 per cent…

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Redefining the new norm in the workplace

APAC businesses had not planned for the scale of disruption due to the pandemic. Cybersecurity has emerged at the forefront of APAC IT leaders’ minds with the challenges of implementing more cloud-based services, giving data access to remote employees and with the evolving threat landscape exploiting the COVID-19 crisis. While…

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BYOPC security and SASE reach Gartner’s Peak of Inflated Expectations

Gartner says bring your own PC security will transform businesses within the next five years. The 2020 Gartner Hype Cycle for Endpoint Security features two technologies that will have transformational impact on global businesses within the next 10 years. According to the analyst firm Bring your own PC (BYOPC) security will…

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Adapting National Stroke Association of Malaysia to centre closures

Managing variety tasks with patients and healthcare workers remotely. The National Stroke Association of Malaysia (NASAM) had to turn quickly adapt the organisation, when all the immediate shutdown of all nine of its centres’ country-wide, due to COVID-19 lockdown. Through a frantic push to transit all communications and internal processes…

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Australia’s broadband services held up for business services during lock-down

Internet services was a concern for Aussie CIOs during pandemic. The Australian Competition and Consumer Competition said its Critical Services Report showed broadband speeds and connectivity held up well during May 2020 despite a big increase in the use of video conferencing and streaming services due to COVID-19. According to…

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CIOs must align to navigate businesses through COVID-19

CIOs together with other business leaders are responsible for developing a culture of lifelong learning. The current global pandemic has forced many organisations to change the way they operate and forced many to adapt quickly to change. It’s imperative that CIOs ensure they have effective communication skills, especially as everyone…

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Hong Kong Govt. spends HK$1B to support IT adoption in businesses

Funding will support enterprises looking at remote working to continue their business and services during the epidemic. The Technology and Innovation committee of Hong Kong the Government, under the Anti-epidemic Fund has allocated an additional provision of $1 billion to the Distance Business Programme, to help support enterprises adopt IT…

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Taiwan’s legislatures working through COVID-19 with Microsoft Teams

Members using technology that enables them to collaborate safely and securely from remote locations. Taiwan’s legislature has moved its entire proceedings online with Microsoft Teams, to cope with COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. The 10th Legislative Yuan was sworn in early February in Taipei, with a total of 113 legislators taking…

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COVID-19 accelerating digital transformation in global organisations

Citrix global survey reveals companies scrambling to meet new security and performance concerns. Recent Citrix research conducted by Censuswide revealed almost three-quarters (70 per cent) of Australian IT leaders believe that the rapid shift to working-from-home, due to COVID-19 has accelerated their organisations’ digital transformation. Of these leaders, 44 per…

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