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Tech leaders urge UK government to invest in AI skills training
3 days ago
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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
4 days ago
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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
5 days ago
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Grok Academy appoints Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer
Last week
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Grok Academy names former Commonwealth Bank exec Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer, bolstering efforts to address Australia's tech skills shortage through teacher resourcing and student engagement.
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Indian woman's bedtime story aids AI & financial knowledge
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Baby Rajaram Bokale's bedtime readings make a wider social impact in India, training AI in overlooked languages and gaining key financial knowledge through a Karya initiative.
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Fintech leaders urging stricter AI laws at recent summit
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Fintech leaders urge UK regulators to impose stricter AI laws to foster confidence and responsible usage in financial services.
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Bitera data centre in Jakarta declares operational readiness
This month
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Jakarta's high-tier data centre, Bitera, begins services following successful Level 5 commissioning tests, promising premium reliability, security, and eco-friendly practices.
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Subscription-based services to dominate digital infrastructure by 2026
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Amid an IT paradigm shift, 80% of global digital infrastructure investments will be via subscription services by 2026.
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Sydney ranks fourth in interconnection bandwidth in new Equinix report
Last month
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Sydney was named Asia-Pacific’s fourth-largest core metro for interconnection bandwidth as per the 2024 Global Interconnection Index (GXI) report.
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ESET unveils new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore
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ESET, a renowned digital security firm, has launched its new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, demonstrating commitment to the region's evolving cybersecurity landscape and digital economy.
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Founding of Thailand Data Centre Council to boost digital growth
Last month
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Bangkok becomes a key digital player as prominent data service providers unite to form the Thailand Data Centre Council (TDCC), aiming to propel Thailand as Southeast Asia's data centre hub.
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Angelina Farry named new CEO of IAB New Zealand
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IAB New Zealand appoints Angelina Farry, a veteran of the NZ advertising industry with over two decades of experience, as its new CEO.
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Singapore IMDA approves Wolters Kluwer's accounting digital solutions
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Singapore's government body IMDA pre-approves Wolters Kluwer TAA Asia Pacific's digital solutions CCH iFirm and CCH ProSystem fx Engagement under SMEs Go Digital initiative, aiming to gear up small-to-medium accounting firms for the digital economy.
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Digital skills academy launched for UK tech entrepreneurs
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Barclays has initiated the Eagle Labs Academy, a free digital platform to foster and equip UK's future tech entrepreneurs.
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UK hailed as Europe's most advanced digital economy
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A new report from the Computer and Communications Industry Association highlights the UK as Europe's leading digital economy, hosting major tech enterprises and attracting USD $30bn in 2022 tech-sector VC investment.
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NTT unveils first data centre on new Noida 2 campus
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Global IT firm NTT Ltd. unveils first data centre on six-acre campus 'Noida 2', supporting a capacity of 52.8 MW IT load, boosting India's accelerating digital economy.
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Kaspersky forecasts increased cyber threats for APAC
Last month
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Kaspersky's cyber threat forecast for 2024 asserts escalating digitalisation and political tensions in the APAC region.
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Vietnam's FPT pioneers as first billion-dollar revenue tech firm
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FPT surpasses $1bn in global IT service revenue, amid successful acquisitions and the launch of new automotive tech subsidiary.
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Indosat and BDx Indonesia join forces to empower digital evolution
Last month
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Indosat and BDx Indonesia intensify partnership for digital evolution with the procurement of a portfolio of carrier-neutral colocation and edge sites across key Indonesian cities.
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Lilian Lam takes helm as Exclusive Networks' Singapore Country Manager
Last month
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Lilian Lam assumes role as Singapore Country Manager for cybersecurity specialist Exclusive Networks, aiming to boost business development and tackle the evolving cyber threat landscape.
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DE-CIX Malaysia & Digital Penang unveil Penang Internet Exchange
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The Penang Internet Exchange (PIX) was launched in a bid to revolutionise Penang's digital landscape, positioning it as a core hub for data transactions and advancing digital transformation plans.