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Information technology (IT) in Asia-Pacific

  • November 05, 2023 05 Nov'23

    AWS to open Malaysia cloud region in 2024

    Amazon Web Services’ new cloud region in Malaysia will open next year to meet the increased demand for cloud services and support digitisation efforts in the country

  • November 02, 2023 02 Nov'23

    SAP lays out generative AI strategy

    SAP is incorporating generative AI capabilities into software development and the Hana database, prioritising data privacy and use cases that drive efficiency and cost savings for customers

  • October 27, 2023 27 Oct'23

    How Elastic manages cyber security threats

    Mandy Andress, CISO at Elastic, highlights the company’s approach to tackling evolving cyber threats through the use of AI tools and enhanced security measures while strengthening the capabilities of its security offerings

  • October 25, 2023 25 Oct'23

    Demystifying the top five OT security myths

    Goh Eng Choon, president of ST Engineering’s cyber business, outlines the common myths around OT security in a bid to raise awareness of the security challenges confronting OT systems

  • October 24, 2023 24 Oct'23

    OCBC to roll out GenAI chatbot

    Singapore’s OCBC Bank is rolling out a GenAI chatbot powered by Azure OpenAI to assist employees with writing, research and idea generation

  • October 24, 2023 24 Oct'23

    Microsoft to invest A$5bn in Australia

    Microsoft is making its largest investment in Australia to expand its infrastructure footprint, alongside plans to bolster skills training and cyber security in the country

  • October 23, 2023 23 Oct'23

    How Ensign is leading the charge in cyber security

    Lee Fook Sun, chairman of Ensign InfoSecurity, traces the company’s journey and how it is leading the charge in cyber security by doing things differently, investing in R&D and engaging with the wider ecosystem

  • October 19, 2023 19 Oct'23

    How AWS is building a tech stack for generative AI

    Olivier Klein, chief technologist for Asia-Pacific and Japan at Amazon Web Services, dives deeper into the technology stack the company has built to ease GenAI adoption

  • October 17, 2023 17 Oct'23

    What it takes to succeed in DevSecOps

    Providing engineering leadership and balancing between speed and security are some areas that organisations will need to focus on in their DevSecOps journey

  • October 16, 2023 16 Oct'23

    How APAC organisations are tapping generative AI

    Organisations in the region are deploying and experimenting with generative AI in healthcare, citizen services and other use cases amid cost-related concerns and other challenges

  • October 12, 2023 12 Oct'23

    How generative AI and cloud complement each other

    McKinsey partner explains the symbiotic relationship between generative AI and cloud, enabling organisations to speed up cloud migration and harness the benefits of AI

  • October 11, 2023 11 Oct'23

    Telstra to acquire Versent for A$267.5m

    The move is expected to bolster Telstra’s enterprise IT services business and support international expansion

  • October 10, 2023 10 Oct'23

    Singtel NaaS offering to ease hybrid network management

    Singtel CUBΣ is touted to make it easier for enterprises to manage, scale and automate deployment of networking resources in a hybrid network environment

  • October 09, 2023 09 Oct'23

    VMware reaffirms commitment to Tanzu

    VMware CEO Raghu Raghuram emphasises the importance of having an infrastructure stack capable of supporting applications, with VMware Tanzu playing a pivotal role

  • October 06, 2023 06 Oct'23

    Hydrogen fuel cells could find their way into more datacentres

    Hydrogen fuel cells are more efficient and cleaner than alternative generator technologies, making them environmentally sustainable backup power supply options for datacentres, study finds

  • October 04, 2023 04 Oct'23

    HPE hones GreenLake strategy with AI moves, hybrid cloud management

    HPE has evolved its GreenLake strategy over the past five years, expanding beyond its as-a-service offerings to include a capital purchase model and a strong focus on hybrid cloud management and AI

  • October 03, 2023 03 Oct'23

    How Pure Storage is supporting AI workloads

    Pure Storage’s cloud-compatible and energy-efficient modular flash storage architecture is well-poised to address the data storage demands of artificial intelligence workloads

  • October 03, 2023 03 Oct'23

    Top science journal faced secret attacks from Covid conspiracy theory group

    A conspiratorial group of extreme Brexit lobbyists mounted an extraordinary campaign against one of the world’s most prestigious science journals – part of a series of joint investigations between Byline Times and Computer Weekly

  • October 02, 2023 02 Oct'23

    How the Australian government is approaching AI

    The Australian government is experimenting with AI use cases in a safe environment while it figures out ways to harness the technology to benefit citizens and businesses

  • September 29, 2023 29 Sep'23

    As India takes off to space, the stardust will fall on IT

    India's progress in space technology will yield benefits not only for its burgeoning space industry but also propel IoT and telephony applications

  • September 28, 2023 28 Sep'23

    How Akamai is driving growth in APAC

    Akamai's managing director for the region outlines the company’s growth journey, how it sets itself apart from competitors, and its strategies to drive the next phase of growth

  • September 25, 2023 25 Sep'23

    How Liverpool FC is tapping cloud and data analytics

    Liverpool Football Club is leveraging data analytics and cloud technology to improve fan engagement and enable its media production team to work more efficiently

  • September 22, 2023 22 Sep'23

    How Confluent is tapping the groundswell in data streaming

    Confluent CEO Jay Kreps talks up the misconceptions of Kafka and what the company is doing to help customers better leverage the capabilities of the technology

  • September 21, 2023 21 Sep'23

    Cook Islands schools to get wired broadband

    Schools in the Cook Islands, which have been relying on satellite connectivity for teaching and learning, will get access to wired broadband via two Pacific submarine cables over the next three years

  • September 20, 2023 20 Sep'23

    How Google is priming its infrastructure for the AI wave

    The technology giant is integrating purpose-built hardware with an optimised software stack to meet the heightened computational demands of next-generation AI workloads

  • September 15, 2023 15 Sep'23

    How India is driving tech developments at G20

    India’s G20 presidency marks an important stride towards establishing a global regulatory framework for the crypto industry, among other tech developments discussed at the global forum in New Delhi this year

  • September 14, 2023 14 Sep'23

    Singapore firefighters don smartglasses for equipment inspections

    Firefighters from the Singapore Civil Defence Force will employ smartglasses equipped with computer vision and 5G capabilities to perform visual inspections of their equipment

  • September 13, 2023 13 Sep'23

    How DocuSign is extending its capabilities beyond e-signatures

    DocuSign is harnessing large language models to help individuals make sense of agreements and employing AI-based biometrics to verify the identity of signers, as part of its broader efforts to expand its capabilities beyond electronic signatures

  • September 12, 2023 12 Sep'23

    IT spending in Australia to grow 7.8% in 2024

    The growth will be led by investments in cyber security, cloud, analytics and application modernisation as Australian CIOs look to improve cost and operational efficiencies

  • September 11, 2023 11 Sep'23

    How Culture Amp is tapping generative AI

    Australia’s Culture Amp is building a generative AI capability that summarises employee survey responses, automating a process that typically takes HR admins up to hundreds of hours to complete

  • September 08, 2023 08 Sep'23

    How Netskope is driving growth in APAC

    Netskope is growing at over 50% year on year in the Asia-Pacific region, but the single-vendor SASE supplier is not limiting its customers to its own offerings

  • September 07, 2023 07 Sep'23

    Mobile broadband approaches full regional reach in Asia-Pacific

    Report from global mobile industry trade body finds mobile broadband networks are fundamental to national development in APAC as digital transformation accelerates

  • September 07, 2023 07 Sep'23

    Singapore taps Lidar and laser scanning in remote building inspections

    With the 3D data generated reality capture technologies, detailed inspections can be conducted remotely, eliminating the need for inspectors from technical authorities to be present onsite

  • August 31, 2023 31 Aug'23

    SES furthers Asian satellite broadband services reach with Telemor

    Satellite operator’s medium-Earth orbit system chosen to enable mobile operator in Timor-Leste to deliver improved broadband services across the island country in Asia

  • August 30, 2023 30 Aug'23

    Google Cloud ups ante in generative AI

    Google CEO Sundar Pichai kicked off Google Cloud Next 2023 by underscoring the company’s efforts to make generative AI tools more accessible to businesses and workers

  • August 29, 2023 29 Aug'23

    More Aussie apartments to get high-speed fibre

    NBN will enter into Area Switch Agreements with corporate bodies to deliver high-speed fibre to some 700,000 apartments across Australia

  • August 28, 2023 28 Aug'23

    India gets ready for new data protection regime

    The Digital Personal Data Protection Act will shape the way businesses collect, secure and use personal data as India looks to protect data privacy while driving innovation and economic growth

  • August 24, 2023 24 Aug'23

    AWS debuts Dedicated Local Zones with Singapore government as first customer

    The new offering will be fully managed by AWS, built for exclusive use by a customer or community, and placed in a customer-specified location or datacentre

  • August 23, 2023 23 Aug'23

    Inside Micron Singapore’s sustainability journey

    The chipmaker has been doubling down on sustainability efforts in Singapore by tapping solar power, recycling water and waste, as well as treating greenhouse gases, in a bid to achieve net zero by 2050

  • August 22, 2023 22 Aug'23

    Singapore to bolster OT security capabilities

    Cyber Security Agency of Singapore teams up with Dragos and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to bolster the country’s OT security capabilities

  • August 21, 2023 21 Aug'23

    Red Hat CEO on AI moves and source code kerfuffle

    Matt Hicks talks up Red Hat’s efforts to support generative AI adoption through OpenShift AI and weighs in on the issues surrounding the company’s decision to limit access to RHEL source code

  • August 18, 2023 18 Aug'23

    MongoDB secures IRAP certification

    MongoDB’s certification from Australia’s Information Security Registered Assessor Program will pave the way for federal government agencies to use its Atlas database service for protected workloads

  • August 17, 2023 17 Aug'23

    NUHS taps LLM to boost productivity, patient care

    Healthcare professionals at Singapore’s National University Health System can now summarise patient case notes and predict patient healthcare journeys using a large language model trained by a supercomputer

  • August 16, 2023 16 Aug'23

    CyberArk eyes growth beyond PAM

    CyberArk is seeing exponential growth in the broader identity security market as the company expands its capabilities beyond privileged access management

  • August 14, 2023 14 Aug'23

    How Qualtrics is driving experience management

    Qualtrics’ global and regional leaders outline the company’s product directions, including its work in AI, its traction in the region and the future of experience management

  • August 10, 2023 10 Aug'23

    Cisco: Hybrid work needs to get better

    Cisco’s head of collaboration and security talks up the state of hybrid work and calls for organisations to create magnets rather than mandates for workers to collaborate in the workplace

  • August 08, 2023 08 Aug'23

    Blundstone taps Microsoft Dynamics 365 in ERP refresh

    Iconic footwear company has migrated its legacy ERP system to Dynamics 365 to support the demands of its growing business

  • August 03, 2023 03 Aug'23

    India’s booming IT market driving up wages

    Majority of India’s IT pros expect their pay to increase in the next 12 months, underscoring the country’s tight IT labour market fuelled by a booming tech sector, study finds

  • August 01, 2023 01 Aug'23

    Two million more Australian households ready to upgrade to nbn 

    Australia’s national broadband network on track to enable up to 10 million premises, or up to 90% of homes and businesses, to access wholesale download speeds of 500Mbps to near 1Gbps by the end of 2025

  • August 01, 2023 01 Aug'23

    Singtel adds Zscaler SSE to managed security services portfolio

    Singtel teams up with Zscaler to offer a managed security service edge service as it looks to ramp up its enterprise business

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