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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


July 27, 2018  12:24 AM

App users in developing APAC prefer convenience over security

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By Kimberly Chua Mobile app users in developing Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries prefer convenience over security, signaling a potential rift between companies and users, a new F5 Networks study has...


July 20, 2018  6:44 AM

New blockchain network to ease pan-Asian trade

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Singapore-based Global eTrade Services (Gets) has launched an open trade blockchain (OTB) network to boost cross-border trade between China and the rest of Asia. Aligned with China’s Belt...

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July 6, 2018  5:56 AM

How APAC airlines are harnessing the IoT

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By Kimberly Chua In recent years, airlines have been able to trying to lower operating costs by taking advantage of internet-of-things (IoT) devices and satellite connectivity to gather real-time data to support aircraft maintenance and anticipate weather disruptions. Here’s a...


June 22, 2018  3:44 AM

APAC CIO interview: Kwong Yuk Wah, National Trades Union Congress, Singapore

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As a veteran in Singapore’s IT industry, Kwong Yuk Wah has played a part in major IT initiatives over two decades, starting with the government’s computerisation programme that paved the way for Singapore’s standing as the world leader in e-government initiatives today. According to the


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