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Eaton partners with RDA to develop AI-led data centre solutions
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Eaton partners with Red Dot Analytics to develop AI-led initiatives boosting data centre construction and operations, aligning with its broader strategy for future-proof, sustainable data centres.
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Zepto appoints Colin Baines as new Chief Commercial Officer
Last week
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fintech
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martech
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commerce systems
Zepto, an account-to-account payments technology leader, embraces growth by naming industry veteran Colin Baines as Chief Commercial Officer.
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.au Domain CEO Rosemary Sinclair to step down in 2024
Last week
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cloud services
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compliance
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telco
Rosemary Sinclair AM, .au Domain Administration CEO, will leave her post in 2024. She is celebrated for her advocacy for a global, secure, and open Australian digital economy.
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IT-ISAC forms group for enhancing data centre security
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data centre operators
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cybersecurity
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threat intelligence
IT-ISAC establishes a new special interest group, DC-SIG, designed to fortify global data centre security by bolstering threat intelligence sharing.
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Zyxel Networks highlights AI's key role in SMB network management
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ransomware
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network management
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malware
Zyxel Networks showcases how artificial intelligence can revolutionise network infrastructure management, especially for SMBs, by optimising operations, security, and performance.
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Visa's digital payment service uplifts Asia's economy, cuts fraud by 58%
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commerce systems
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payment gateways
Visa's digital economy and anti-fraud efforts in Asia Pacific are making strides. Over USD $2bn in transactions were processed through its Token Service, and merchants reported a 58% decrease in fraud.
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Google & Malaysia unite for AI development & public service advances
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bi
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big data
Google pairs up with the Malaysian Government to launch two major projects aimed at fostering AI skills among the youth and enhancing public service using cutting-edge cloud tools, aligning with the MADANI Economy Framework.
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Epicor to streamline MGB Sany's e-invoicing ahead of new Malaysian rules
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big data
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bi
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data analytics
MGB Sany, a subsidiary of Malaysian construction firm MGB Berhad, partners with global software provider Epicor to digitise and streamline its e-invoicing process ahead of new government regulations.
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Akamai boosts App & API Protector with advanced DDoS defences
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Akamai Technologies boosts security with significant upgrades to its App and API Protector, providing advanced DDoS defenses, browser impersonation detection, and improved API security.
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BDx secures $155m debut loan in Singapore for data center expansion
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digital economy
Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing data center platform, BDx Data Centers, has secured a $155m debut loan from DBS Bank and OCBC for purchasing Singapore's OneTen Paya Lebar and future plans.
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IWD 2024: Better together: why the UK’s tech sector needs to double down on diversity and inclusion
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The UK's tech sector falls short in diversity, with women occupying only 28% of positions and a mere 22% in senior roles, hindering innovation and widening the industry's skill gap.
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Empyrion DC secures SGD$133m green loan from UOB for Singapore data centre
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colocation
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singapore
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asia pacific
Empyrion DC secures its first green loan of SGD$133 million from UOB, bolstering its commitment to environmental sustainability and aiding operations of the award-winning SG1 Dodid Data Centre.
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Indosat becomes Indonesia's first NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner
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colocation
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cloud services
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ai
Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison pioneers as Indonesia's first NVIDIA Cloud Provider Partner in a bid to propel the nation's AI development, supplying businesses with new tech and high-density data centres.
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Akamai enhances API Protector with anti-DDoS & bot detection
Last month
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application security
Akamai Technologies bolsters App and API Protector with precise DDoS attack mitigation, URL Protection and Browser Impersonation Detection.
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Australia's 5G edge at risk over slow business adoption
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wireless networks
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digital economy
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agriculture
Australia is at risk of losing 5G technology advantage due to slow business uptake, despite sturdy infrastructure and consumer adoption, warns AMTA.
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Bitera boosts Indonesia's digital economy with new data centre
Thu, 29th Feb 2024
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indonesia
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digital economy
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Bitera, a world-class data centre, has opened in Indonesia, aiming to boost the country's digital economy and combat the current under-penetration of data centre capabilities.
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Juniper Networks partners with KK Networks to enhance Pakistan's internet
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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Juniper Networks partners with KK Networks in a bid to offer affordable internet to Pakistan's residential users, aiming to boost the digital economy and counter the nation's internet access issue.
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Equinix launches Australia's largest data centre solar system
Mon, 26th Feb 2024
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data centre operators
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power / energy
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renewable energy
Global digital infrastructure firm Equinix has unveiled an extensive 1MW rooftop solar system, one of Australia's largest data centre solar deployments, in Melbourne.
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Tech leaders urge UK government to invest in AI skills training
Fri, 23rd Feb 2024
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digital economy
At a Parliamentary Skills Summit, tech industry leaders urged the UK government for significant investment in digital AI training, aiming to upskill future generations and close the digital skill gap.
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Ashok Muthu named as EDOTCO Group's Cambodia head
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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connectivity
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digital economy
EDOTCO Group, a leading digital infrastructure provider, has named Ashok Muthu as its new Country Managing Director for Cambodia, reflecting the firm's commitment to advancing Cambodia's telecoms sector.
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EU Parliament advances on groundbreaking AI Act
Wed, 21st Feb 2024
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cloud services
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microsoft
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European Parliament's core groups ratified a landmark AI Act, potentially forming the world's first legislation on artificial intelligence technology usage, ahead of April's vote.
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Microsoft, NAB & CITT join forces to boost cybersecurity for Victoria's SMBs
Sat, 17th Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
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cybercrime
A $1 million cybersecurity training initiative between Microsoft, National Australia Bank, and CITT aims to bolster security understanding for small businesses and equip students with practical industry experience in Victoria.
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Goodman Group sees 29% profit boost amid expansion in digital infrastructure
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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Goodman Group reports a 29% increase in interim FY24 profit to A$1.127 billion, prompting a revision of their earnings guidance to 11%.
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Australian millennials & Gen Z save $2.4bn using Raiz Invest app
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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Amid Australia's living-cost crisis, over 300,000 local millennials and Gen Z users saved up to $2.4bn cumulatively since joining micro-investing app Raiz Invest, exploiting technology for modern saving strategies.