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Top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2021

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2021

The ongoing pandemic has forced many organisations to revisit their business models and invest in new capabilities to secure their digital future.

Indeed, from adopting DevOps practices to rolling out award-winning credit processing platforms, ASEAN organisations have what it takes to be on the cutting edge of digital transformation.

We’ve been on the ground over the past year, covering their successes and drawing lessons that others can learn from as they embark on their own transformation journey.

Here are Computer Weekly’s top 10 ASEAN IT stories of 2021.

1. How Globe Telecom is doubling down on cloud

The largest mobile operator in the Philippines has moved its legacy systems to the cloud and there is more to come as it looks towards deploying cloud radio access networks and cloud-native applications.

2. Inside Grab’s DevOps practices

A senior software engineer at Grab offers a peek into the DevOps practices at one of Southeast Asia’s technology unicorns.

3. How DBS is transforming credit processes

DBS Bank’s credit architecture programme has digitised and reimagined credit processes through a unified platform that has improved the productivity and efficiency of its credit teams.

4. How M1 is striving to be a digital telco

Singapore’s M1 is dialling up its digital chops by monetising its data, building more personalised services for subscribers, and going beyond connectivity as it evolves into a digital telco.

5. How IoT and machine learning are automating agriculture

A new generation of farmers is tapping the internet of things and machine learning to operate self-sustaining urban farms with minimal supervision.

6. OT security in APAC remains work in progress

Two operational technology security experts shed light on the state of OT security in the region, and what’s being done to address skills, competency and organisational challenges.

7. What it takes to attract and retain women in cyber security

The narrowing gender gap may be a cause for cheer, but more needs to be done to curb discrimination, and attract and retain women for cyber security roles in Asia-Pacific.

8. GovTech to enhance Government on Commercial Cloud

GCC 2.0 will include improvements in user onboarding and provide single credential access to public cloud services and engineering tools, among other areas.

9. How GitHub is driving secure software development

GitHub’s first chief security officer offers a glimpse into the company’s efforts to help developers and organisations embrace secure software development practices.

10. Lazada rolls out public bug bounty programme

Regional e-commerce giant Lazada is looking to uncover more vulnerabilities that could compromise data security in a public bug bounty programme that offers up to $10,000 per bounty.

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