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Telecommunications
APAC spending on telecom services grew by $11 billion - IDC
The IDC says spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services in APAC jumped from $494 billion to $505 billion last year, following global trends.
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Microsoft Teams
Direct routing calling on Microsoft Teams made easier in APAC
Symbio Holdings' Telcoinabox launches Unite Calling, a Microsoft Teams direct routing solution designed to simplify cloud calling for SMEs.
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Pax8
Cloud company Pax8 comes to Australia and NZ, next Asia
Pax8 is expanding into APAC and looking to modernise how businesses use cloud technology through its own cloud commerce marketplace, and support programs.
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Singapore
Singapore, Australia and NZ emerge as cloud leaders - report
MIT Technology Review Insights and Infosys finds the three countries take the top spots in APAC, based on their cloud infrastructure, tools, and applications.
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Accounting
BlackLine launches Modern Accounting Playbook in APAC
The solution package is based on notable practices and aims to help companies get up and running on BlackLine's accounting automation platform.
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VMware
Majority of banks paid ransom for cyberattacks last year
VMware's most recent report finds 74% of businesses experienced one or more ransomware attacks in the last year, with 63% deciding to pay the ransom.
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Sustainability
Three out of four APAC youth want to work in green economy
Accenture's latest research report finds 77% of APAC youth want a job in the green economy over the next decade.
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Cloud
Databricks grows in APAC market, expands into Korea
Databricks officially launches a local office in Seoul, Korea, building on existing partnerships with Cloocus, Megazone and the Weverse Company
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APAC
Trust over data privacy hits rock bottom in APAC - survey
Imperva finds half of APAC respondents would stop using a company's services following a serious data breach - the highest number globally
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Data center
CBRE finds record levels of investment in APAC data centers
CBRE's new report finds direct investment in the sector more than doubled in 2021, surpassing investment volumes for the past four years combined
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Internet of Things
Paessler announces Top Partner Excellence Awards 2021
Paessler has announced the recipients of its Top Partner Excellence Awards 2021, recognising the contributions of VAR in the Asia Pacific region.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
APAC businesses still battling U.S. Log4Shell attacks
Log4Shell attacks prove a continued and complex threat to APAC businesses, according to security company Barracuda.
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KnowBe4
50% of employees use unauthorised file services for work
KnowBe4 has released a new report showing half of the employees at shadow IT companies use unauthorised file services to complete their work.
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Cloud
APAC businesses struggling to cater to new digital customers
“Understanding and serving a new breed of online consumers, many with mobile-first preferences, has become the new competitive battleground."
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Cloud
KnowBe4 identifies email and SMS security risks for APAC
"The obvious first issue with this is that if APAC office workers are unable to identify scam emails and SMS messages then they are at significant risk."
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
RPA under-utilised in APAC financial services sector
The report finds that there is significant disparity of robotic process automation adoption within Asia Pacific’s financial services industry.
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Internet of Things
TCS named 'large player' for IoT consultancy services
TCS has built a set of industry-specific IoT solutions with predictive and self-aware systems that use AI and machine learning.
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Forrester Research
Forrester's forecast for the APAC tech market indicates a 6.2% growth in 2022
Forrester expects vaccination rates, and the reopening of economies will produce more sustained tech market growth, on par with or higher than before COVID-19.
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Managing director
Matterport brings on new managing director for APAC
"With Ben’s proven track record in building and leading large, world-class technology teams to bring customers world-class technologies, we’re confident in his ability to guide the business forward in the region.”
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Microsoft
Soul Machines and Microsoft partner to enhance AI solutions
AI humanisation company Soul Machines has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft, utilising Azure technology and further creating growth opportunities in the service AI field.
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Cloud
Secureworks invests in APAC team with new director and head of channel
Secureworks has appointed Demetrios Georgiou as director of APAC and Murray Whitlocke-Jones as head of channel as it continues to expand across the region.
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BitTitan
How to identify MS Teams sprawl and work towards an optimal digital environment
With the rise of remote work over the past 18 months, the use of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams has exploded. Microsoft reports that roughly 50% of 365’s 260 million-plus commercial users now use Teams, although some experts place the number of users closer to 300 million.
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Cloud
Lenovo adds to APAC team, ramps up regional growth plan
"I am confident that their blend of expertise and strong leadership with a comprehensive understanding of these markets will be critical to delivering value as businesses across AP."
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Cybersecurity
Wake-up call required to defend APAC’s critical national infrastructure
Cyber-attacks across the Asia Pacific region have grown in sophistication and prevalence, and require effective incident response mechanisms to combat them.