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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Australia reviews major reforms foreign investment framework

Could have implications for technology companies The Australian Government has announced significant reforms to the Foreign Acquisitions and Takeovers Act 1975 since its introduction. These reforms will ensure that our foreign investment framework keeps pace with emerging risks and global developments, including similar changes to foreign investment regimes in comparable…

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Hong Kong helps local businesses with tech adoption

Relaxation of technology programme to is to facilitate early adoption of tech. Hong Kong’s Innovation and Technology Commission has relaxed the requirements for the Government’s Technology Voucher Programme (TVP). The aim of the relaxation is to facilitate a business applicants’ early adoption of relevant technological services or solutions for improving…

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Taiwan and India push science and tech to fight pandemic

Both countries establish science and technology innovation centres To align with the New Southbound policy, Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has been providing funding for academic institutions in the country, as well as south and southeast Asian countries. This will help to establish “Science and Technology Innovation Centres (STICs)…

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Cloud services demand will remain heightened after COVID-19

Entered a new era of cloud modernisation COVID-19 has unexpectedly launched a new era of cloud modernization, found GlobalData, a data and analytics company. Gregg Willsky principal analyst at GlobalData said for many enterprises, COVID-19 has simplified the decision to adopt a cloud-based solution. “COVID-19 has suddenly made it evident…

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Time for CIOs to shine during COVID-19

Coronavirus outbreak means CIOS play a central role in navigating the crisis CIOs are facing the greatest challenge of their careers, writes Aamer Baig senior partner; Klemens Hjartar senior partner in the Copenhagen office; and Steve Van Kuiken is a senior partner at McKinsey and Company. In a blog on the impact of COVID-19 on…

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Taiwan selects 10 “coolest tech start-ups” in the country

The Ministry of Science and Technology organised selection committee with 20 Taiwan startup ecosystem partners To keep up with the global competitiveness of technological innovations, in recent years, Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has set up Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA) to integrate domestic entrepreneurial ecosystem resources. It has…

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Philippine Govt hails for tech innovations to combat COVID-19

Filipino innovators encourages to make “necessity is the mother of invention” into reality. The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) have acknowledged innovative Filipinos who have come up with brilliant technologies to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The technologies…

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Digital strategy core to surviving pandemics

Not identifying how business is changing leaves them vulnerable COVID-19 has become the global pandemic that has taken shaken organisations, without a digital strategy to the core and put a sharp focus on areas that businesses have not prioritised enough investment in emerging technologies. Disruption is being felt across all…

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