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November 2, 2018  6:40 AM

The Asian tech century

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At IDC's annual FutureScapes event this week, the APAC group vice-president of the technology analyst firm, Sandra Ng, took a shot at predicting the technology trends that will shape the things to come in 2019. Among her predictions...

October 18, 2018  9:25 AM

Singapore CIOs weigh in on digital transformation

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Earlier this week, all members of Computer Weekly’s APAC CIO advisory panel gathered for the first time to share their thoughts on digital transformation and what the overused term...


October 10, 2018  9:38 AM

Taming the flow monster in real-time payments

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This is a guest post by Bhupendra Warathe, chief information officer for corporate and institutional Banking, information technology and operations at Standard Chartered Bank As the world adopts real-time payments, creating massive volumes of instantaneous transfers in seconds, the...


October 4, 2018  9:30 AM

Farm tech startup to use SAP S/4 Hana for digital core

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A Singapore startup that has developed a blockchain-based platform to connect farmers with global markets has turned to SAP’s S/4 Hana Public Cloud for its digital core. Called CrowdFarmX,...


September 28, 2018  6:30 AM

It’s time to redefine shadow IT

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Among the findings of the Committee of Inquiry (COI) that looked into the massive SingHealth data breach was the startling fact that a non-IT staff was tasked with managing the server...


September 20, 2018  8:12 AM

Fighting dengue fever with AI

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Singapore’s National Environmental Agency (NEA) is roping in Alphabet life sciences research outfit Verily’s technology to separate male mosquitoes from female ones in an ongoing project to tackle dengue fever. Dubbed Project Wolbachia, the multi-year project aims to curb the female mosquito...


September 14, 2018  9:08 AM

Fixing “bad code” isn’t always a bad thing

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A study commissioned by Stripe has revealed that the Singapore economy has the potential to grow by S$1.6bn each year, if companies harness developer resources more effectively. Conducted by Nielsen, it found that 90% of businesses in Singapore rely on software to launch products, demonstrating...


August 29, 2018  5:23 AM

An inside look at Alibaba’s deep learning processor

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From Huawei’s Kirin 970 system-on-chip (SoC) that packs in a neural processing unit to


August 17, 2018  7:52 AM

Australian e-commerce company shrugs off US behemoths with cloud move

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Australia's eCorner has signed a deal with Macquarie Cloud Services to help it use public cloud services to fend off growing competition from larger US providers. The Sydney-based e-commerce technology and hosting...

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August 2, 2018  9:14 AM

Who should bear responsibility in cyber attacks on healthcare IT systems?

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On 20 July, the Singapore government revealed that the non-medical personal details of about 1.5 million patients who had visited SingHealth’s specialist outpatient clinics and polyclinics between 1 May 2015 and 4 July 2018 had been illegally accessed and copied in a


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