Information technology (IT) in ASEAN

  • November 19, 2021 19 Nov'21

    Inside Informatica’s cloud journey

    Informatica’s chief product officer talks up the company’s journey back to the public market and where Asia-Pacific fits in its growth strategy

  • November 17, 2021 17 Nov'21

    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

  • November 16, 2021 16 Nov'21

    Medtronic ups ante in digital health

    Medtronic wants a slice of the burgeoning digital health market and is teaming up with startups and other organisations in Asia-Pacific’s healthcare ecosystem to raise its game

  • November 12, 2021 12 Nov'21

    IT Priorities 2022: APAC enterprises invest in digital future

    Nearly two-thirds of enterprises in Asia-Pacific plan to increase their IT budgets next year in areas such as cloud computing and cyber security to secure their digital future

  • October 25, 2021 25 Oct'21

    Singapore-developed chatbot to provide genetic counselling

    National University Cancer Institute, Singapore’s chatbot will kickstart the counselling process for patients who have a higher risk of contracting hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

  • October 24, 2021 24 Oct'21

    The future of data analytics

    The rise of no-code and event-driven architectures are among the developments that will shape the future of data analytics, according to Tibco’s regional chief technology officer

  • October 21, 2021 21 Oct'21

    APAC organisations warm to zero trust

    Two-thirds of APAC organisations have a zero-trust strategy even as they grapple with the lack of skills and other organisational challenges, study finds

  • October 20, 2021 20 Oct'21

    Alibaba Cloud to open datacentres in Thailand and South Korea

    Chinese cloud supplier is expanding its regional datacentre footprint to Thailand and South Korea in 2022 alongside technology investments that include a custom Arm-based server chip

  • October 19, 2021 19 Oct'21

    VMware refines cross-cloud strategy

    VMware’s CTO Kit Colbert talks up the evolution of the company’s cross-cloud strategy and how it stands out from other suppliers eyeing the multicloud pie

  • October 18, 2021 18 Oct'21

    Singapore pulls ahead with public sector 5G trials

    Singapore’s public sector organisations are testing the use of 5G connectivity to remotely operate an autonomous vehicle for road-sweeping, among other use cases

  • October 17, 2021 17 Oct'21

    Graphcore opens Southeast Asia hub in Singapore

    The AI chipmaker is looking to expand its sales teams and hire more engineers to support customer deployments in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia

  • October 14, 2021 14 Oct'21

    HPE’s GreenLake strategy pays off in APAC

    HPE’s transition to an as-a-service company is paying off in Asia-Pacific where it witnessed one of the strongest quarters, thanks in part to rising demand for services

  • October 11, 2021 11 Oct'21

    UnaBiz raises $25m in Series B funding

    Regional IoT tech supplier will use the funds to strengthen its foothold in key markets and develop new products and services

  • October 11, 2021 11 Oct'21

    Malaysia’s highway authority improves DR capabilities

    The Malaysian Highway Authority is now more resilient against cyber attacks through a local disaster-recovery-as-a-service offering powered by Veeam software

  • October 11, 2021 11 Oct'21

    Singapore refreshes cyber security strategy

    The city-state updates its national cyber security strategy to shore up the security of critical infrastructure and enterprises while growing its cyber security industry, among other goals

  • October 08, 2021 08 Oct'21

    How Zoom is growing its APAC business

    Zoom is driving its growth in Asia-Pacific by embedding business processes into video communications, supporting the hybrid workplace and expanding its headcount in the region

  • October 06, 2021 06 Oct'21

    Aetos to deploy Singtel MEC for security operations

    Security firm Aetos will use Singtel’s multi-access edge computing platform to run applications such as surveillance robots, drones and video analytics at its security command centre

  • October 04, 2021 04 Oct'21

    How GYG Singapore moved to paperless contracts

    The Singapore franchisee of Mexican cuisine specialist Guzman y Gomez has turned to electronic agreements and digital signatures to ease the administrative burden on its HR team

  • September 30, 2021 30 Sep'21

    NUS and Thales to develop quantum technologies

    The National University of Singapore and Thales have joined hands to test quantum technologies for commercial applications in security and sensing

  • September 29, 2021 29 Sep'21

    AWS launches programme to advance health equity

    The $40m global health equity programme will fund projects that improve health outcomes for underserved communities

  • September 28, 2021 28 Sep'21

    APAC IT spending to grow by 9.3% in 2021

    Organisations across the region will spend more on technologies such as AI and IoT this year, as part of their long-term investment plans to improve operational efficiency and customer service

  • September 26, 2021 26 Sep'21

    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

  • September 21, 2021 21 Sep'21

    DBS eyes AI and blockchain talent

    Singapore-based bank DBS is looking to hire 150 developers and engineers skilled in artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain through its hackathon programme

  • September 20, 2021 20 Sep'21

    ASEAN organisations face observability gap

    Organisations in Southeast Asia are grappling with a hodgepodge of observability tools and have some way to go before they can achieve full visibility over their technology stacks

  • September 16, 2021 16 Sep'21

    NTT and Equinix lead APAC co-location market

    The two datacentre service providers are leading the pack in co-location services in the Asia-Pacific region thanks to their growing business from hyperscale cloud suppliers

  • September 15, 2021 15 Sep'21

    Australia and Singapore have higher incidences of insecure databases

    Five-year longitudinal study by Imperva shows the proportion of databases with at least one known vulnerability in Australia and Singapore are among the world’s highest

  • September 13, 2021 13 Sep'21

    RPA adoption still in its infancy in Asia-Pacific

    While there have been successful deployments of robotic process automation in mature markets, adoption of the technology is largely in its infancy across Asia-Pacific, says a regional Blue Prism executive

  • September 13, 2021 13 Sep'21

    Portcast secures $3.2m, eyes global expansion

    Logistics startup Portcast will use its pre-Series A funding to expand globally and bolster its cloud-based service with prescriptive AI capabilities

  • September 09, 2021 09 Sep'21

    APAC organisations must do more to harness analytics potential

    Organisations in the Asia-Pacific region still lack the necessary workforce and process capabilities that are required to realise the full benefits of data analytics initiatives, a study finds

  • September 07, 2021 07 Sep'21

    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

  • September 02, 2021 02 Sep'21

    NUS researchers develop brain-inspired memory device

    A team of researchers led by the National University of Singapore have developed a brain-inspired molecular memristor that can be configured to perform a range of computing tasks

  • August 24, 2021 24 Aug'21

    How Zendesk is gearing up for growth in APAC

    Zendesk has its eye on Japan and the enterprise segment while building up its partner ecosystem to grow its business in the Asia-Pacific region

  • August 20, 2021 20 Aug'21

    Alibaba tops global AI challenge

    Alibaba’s AliceMind algorithm recorded a higher accuracy rate than humans in answering questions related to images in the global VQA challenge

  • August 16, 2021 16 Aug'21

    Facebook develops Asia-Pacific, African subsea connectivity

    With the tasty title of Apricot, social media giant unveils role in project to develop ultra-fast connectivity under the sea in key Asian region, while it announces expansion of existing partnership to boost African sea network

  • August 16, 2021 16 Aug'21

    How swarm learning is tearing down data silos

    Swarm learning makes it possible to perform machine learning on distributed data sources while conforming to data confidentiality requirements

  • August 13, 2021 13 Aug'21

    How to get API deployments right

    Application programming interfaces are not the panacea for digital transformation and could even lead to escalating costs for problems that are better addressed through integration

  • August 12, 2021 12 Aug'21

    Singapore’s NUHS kicks off holomedicine research

    Singapore neurosurgeons are testing the use of Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 mixed reality headset to locate brain tumours with higher precision and improve patient safety

  • August 10, 2021 10 Aug'21

    How Grab is using Kafka in fraud detection

    Grab is using Apache Kafka in its fraud detection and prevention platform to ingest event streams from its mobile software development kits and client backends to pick up fraudulent activities

  • August 05, 2021 05 Aug'21

    Unit4 doubles down on APAC business

    Supplier of mid-market ERP systems Unit4 is investing in a research and development centre in Jakarta as part of efforts to win market share from established players

  • August 03, 2021 03 Aug'21

    Huawei courts Asian startups in cloud push

    Huawei will spend $100m over three years to grow the startup ecosystem in key markets as it eyes a bigger slice of Asia’s cloud market

  • August 02, 2021 02 Aug'21

    Building supply chain resilience with cloud ERP

    Vallen Asia’s cloud enterprise resource planning system has enabled it to scale its operations across the region and made its supply chain operations more resilient amid the pandemic

  • July 30, 2021 30 Jul'21

    Technical debt is holding back innovation

    Technical debt is limiting seven in 10 companies in their capacity to innovate, according to a global study

  • July 29, 2021 29 Jul'21

    Olympic Broadcasting Services taps cloud for content delivery

    Live footages of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are being supplied to broadcasters through the public cloud for the first time

  • July 28, 2021 28 Jul'21

    APAC organisations can reduce carbon footprint with cloud

    Energy savings of nearly 80% can be achieved by running business applications in the cloud rather than on-premise infrastructure, study finds

  • July 27, 2021 27 Jul'21

    How IBM is solving the data privacy problem

    IBM’s fully homomorphic encryption technology lets enterprises apply analytics and machine learning to encrypted data without compromising data privacy

  • July 25, 2021 25 Jul'21

    Tokyo 2020 hit by data breach

    The user names and passwords of Tokyo 2020 ticket holders and event volunteers were reportedly compromised, but government official claims the data leak was not large

  • July 22, 2021 22 Jul'21

    Beeinfotech PH opens telco-neutral datacentre in the Philippines

    Datacentre startup is touting carrier neutrality, bespoke services and cyber security capabilities to meet the growing demand for co-location services in the Philippines

  • July 21, 2021 21 Jul'21

    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

  • July 13, 2021 13 Jul'21

    Automation is key to digital transformation

    Automation will enable IT teams to focus on driving transformative projects instead of supporting tasks that can be automated, says UiPath CEO Daniel Dines

  • July 11, 2021 11 Jul'21

    Ransomware and botnets among top cyber threats in Singapore

    The city-state saw more ransomware threats and command-and-control servers hosted out of its highly connected network infrastructure last year, as threat actors capitalised on the pandemic

  • July 06, 2021 06 Jul'21

    Google Cloud ties up with AI Singapore on skills training

    Google Cloud is working with Singapore’s national AI programme to build up the country’s talent pool in machine learning and AI

  • July 01, 2021 01 Jul'21

    SAP claims ‘huge momentum’ for Rise in APAC

    A top SAP executive claims the region is leading the way in the ‘Rise with SAP’ cloud transformation programme which has been bolstered with modular cloud enterprise resource planning offerings

  • June 30, 2021 30 Jun'21

    Putting cloud repatriation into perspective

    Moving public cloud workloads back on-premise is among the decisions that organisations have to make as they straddle between public and private cloud environments

  • June 28, 2021 28 Jun'21

    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

  • June 23, 2021 23 Jun'21

    DataStax eyes growth in APAC

    DataStax opens regional headquarters in Singapore to tap the growth opportunities in Asia-Pacific where more organisations are modernising legacy systems and building cloud-native apps

  • June 22, 2021 22 Jun'21

    GlobalFoundries to open new fab in Singapore

    US chip foundry GlobalFoundries is building a $4bn semiconductor fabrication plant in Singapore to expand its manufacturing capacity as chip demand surges worldwide

  • June 21, 2021 21 Jun'21

    New lab to bolster Singapore’s Industry 4.0 capabilities

    Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research teams up with local manufacturing software company to make Industry 4.0 capabilities more accessible to manufacturers

  • June 16, 2021 16 Jun'21

    Axiata doubles down on Google Cloud

    The regional telecoms group plans to use Google Cloud’s compute, storage and networking services across the six telcos under its fold

  • June 16, 2021 16 Jun'21

    Singapore universities to develop cooling solutions for tropical datacentres

    The National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University will research on cooling technologies that help to lower the power consumption and carbon footprint of topical datacentres

  • June 16, 2021 16 Jun'21

    Databricks taps groundswell in lakehouse adoption

    Databricks has been expanding its footprint across the Asia-Pacific region amid growing interest among traditional enterprises and digital native companies in the data lakehouse architecture

  • June 15, 2021 15 Jun'21

    How healthcare organisations are tapping data analytics

    Healthcare providers are harnessing data analytics to improve clinical and operational outcomes even as they continue to face challenges in data aggregation and data protection

  • June 10, 2021 10 Jun'21

    How Ubisoft is embracing the cloud

    Game developer Ubisoft has been tapping cloud computing to overcome the constraints of game development and create gaming experiences that live on for years to come

  • June 09, 2021 09 Jun'21

    Alibaba Cloud sets foot in the Philippines

    Alibaba Cloud will open its first datacentre in the Philippines by the end of this year ahead of global rivals, as it expands its footprint in Southeast Asia

  • June 03, 2021 03 Jun'21

    Tencent Cloud grows APAC footprint

    Tencent Cloud has launched new tier-three datacentres in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Tokyo as it ramps up investments to capitalise on the region’s burgeoning cloud market

  • June 02, 2021 02 Jun'21

    Oracle debuts low-cost Arm compute instances

    Oracle is offering Arm instances powered by Ampere’s Altra processors at one cent per core hour as enterprises look to deploy more Arm-based workloads

  • June 01, 2021 01 Jun'21

    Why a cloud operating model matters

    Successful cloud adoption requires organisations to go beyond tools and techniques to map out a cloud operating model, says consulting firm Contino

  • May 31, 2021 31 May'21

    Great Eastern doubles down on data analytics

    Singapore insurer Great Eastern has started a centre of excellence to drive adoption of data analytics and hone its capabilities in data governance and data engineering

  • May 27, 2021 27 May'21

    Singapore deploys drones to monitor reservoir water quality

    Singapore’s national water agency PUB is deploying autonomous drones at six reservoirs to monitor water quality and other activities to improve operational efficiency

  • May 27, 2021 27 May'21

    Veeam bolsters portfolio to cover emerging workloads

    The groundswell in containerisation and open-source hypervisors is behind Veeam’s recent move to enable backup and recovery of emerging workloads

  • May 24, 2021 24 May'21

    Why the security stack needs to move to the edge

    Akamai’s chief technology officer Robert Blumofe makes the case for a decentralised security model to address cyber threats that are emanating from the network edge

  • May 21, 2021 21 May'21

    Alibaba taps machine learning to digitise Chinese classics

    Alibaba’s research arm Damo Academy has developed a machine learning model to convert scanned pages of ancient Chinese classics into text

  • May 19, 2021 19 May'21

    Flexxon bakes AI into SSDs to fight unknown threats

    Singapore-based Flexxon has developed a solid-state drive that uses artificial intelligence to fend off malware and other unknown threats

  • May 17, 2021 17 May'21

    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

  • May 12, 2021 12 May'21

    How a cloud engineer at DBS Bank charted his career

    A cloud engineering leader at DBS Bank offers a glimpse into the tasks and challenges of a cloud professional and how his team is organised to support the bank’s public and private cloud infrastructure

  • May 11, 2021 11 May'21

    IBM doubles down on AI and hybrid cloud

    IBM is beefing up its core technology capabilities in artificial intelligence and hybrid cloud to speed up application modernisation and improve AI adoption

  • May 07, 2021 07 May'21

    Ransomware, supply chain attacks show no sign of abating

    Security experts at Black Hat Asia 2021 discuss the state of ransomware and supply chain attacks, two of the most common attack vectors that offer high returns for threat actors

  • May 05, 2021 05 May'21

    Executive interview: Juergen Mueller on SAP’s tech strategy

    SAP CTO Juergen Mueller offers a glimpse into the company’s thinking around delivering business applications as microservices, among other areas and updates in its technology strategy

  • April 29, 2021 29 Apr'21

    Intel seeks broader platform play with Ice Lake

    Company is counting on performance improvements from its third-generation Xeon ‘Ice Lake’ chip and its broader platform strategy to regain its mojo in the market

  • April 28, 2021 28 Apr'21

    Red Hat eyes edge computing workloads

    Open-source juggernaut has enriched its enterprise Linux and OpenShift offerings to support edge computing workloads better

  • April 26, 2021 26 Apr'21

    How Toffs is seizing Asia’s CDN market

    Toffs Technologies is eyeing second- and third-tier cities in Asia as it bolsters its infrastructure and experiments with the use of home networks as content delivery networks

  • April 21, 2021 21 Apr'21

    How AWS is supporting Asia’s battle with Covid-19

    Public sector organisations and startups across the region have been tapping AWS cloud services to speed up and enable a range of pandemic-related initiatives

  • April 20, 2021 20 Apr'21

    Microsoft to open Malaysia cloud region

    Microsoft’s new cloud region located in the Greater Kuala Lumpur area is part of a broader move to expand its footprint in the Asia-Pacific region

  • April 19, 2021 19 Apr'21

    Informatica streamlines APAC operations amid growing cloud business

    Informatica has consolidated its operations in four key Asia-Pacific markets in a move that will enable it to better meet the demand for cloud-based data management software

  • April 16, 2021 16 Apr'21

    Teradata eyes cloud opportunity in APAC

    The data warehouse software supplier has been positioning itself to capture the region’s cloud opportunities through not only R&D, but also efforts to support enterprises in their cloud journey

  • April 12, 2021 12 Apr'21

    Tencent Cloud opens Indonesia datacentre

    Tencent’s Indonesian datacentre is expected to reduce network latency for local enterprises while providing backbone access for Indonesian and global internet service providers

  • April 07, 2021 07 Apr'21

    Digital Realty expands Singapore footprint

    Digital Realty opens its third and largest datacentre in Singapore to meet the needs of local and multinational companies that are looking to deploy critical infrastructure and scale their digital business

  • April 07, 2021 07 Apr'21

    VMware to ease hybrid cloud deployments

    VMware is combining VMware Cloud Foundation and its Tanzu portfolio into a single software stack to simplify hybrid and multicloud deployment and management

  • April 06, 2021 06 Apr'21

    Bank BJB Syariah taps DevOps

    Indonesia’s Bank Jabar Banten Syariah is adopting DevOps and microservices to speed up delivery of applications

  • April 05, 2021 05 Apr'21

    How Lenovo is tackling HCI workloads

    Lenovo has teamed up with AMD to address mission-critical workloads such as in-memory databases as APAC organisations look beyond VDI in their hyperconverged infrastructure deployments

  • April 01, 2021 01 Apr'21

    ASEAN enterprises face hurdles in digital transformation

    Southeast Asian firms know what it takes to transform digitally, but they are not as adaptable as they would like to be, a survey has found

  • March 30, 2021 30 Mar'21

    Bitfrost subsea cable to boost APAC connectivity

    A subsea cable system linking Southeast Asia and North America will be built by 2024 to meet the growing demand for bandwidth in the Asia-Pacific region

  • March 30, 2021 30 Mar'21

    Executive interview: Tearing down data silos

    Alteryx’s senior vice-president for Asia-Pacific addresses some misconceptions about data analytics and what the company is doing to stake a bigger claim on the market

  • March 29, 2021 29 Mar'21

    CW Innovation Awards: Recognising APAC’s top industry leaders

    The region’s top industry innovators were recognised for their digital transformation efforts to tap new business opportunities, improve efficiencies and solve pressing issues

  • March 29, 2021 29 Mar'21

    CW Innovation Awards: 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