Digital Economy stories
Tech leaders urge UK government to invest in AI skills training
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.
Ashok Muthu named as EDOTCO Group's Cambodia head
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.
EU Parliament advances on groundbreaking AI Act
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.
Microsoft, NAB & CITT join forces to boost cybersecurity for Victoria's SMBs
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.
Goodman Group sees 29% profit boost amid expansion in digital infrastructure
Goodman Group reports a 29% increase in interim FY24 profit to A$1.127 billion, prompting a revision of their earnings guidance to 11%.
Australian millennials & Gen Z save $2.4bn using Raiz Invest app
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.
Grok Academy appoints Martha McKeen as Chief Strategy Officer
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.
Indian woman's bedtime story aids AI & financial knowledge
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.
Fintech leaders urging stricter AI laws at recent summit
Fintech leaders urge UK regulators to impose stricter AI laws to foster confidence and responsible usage in financial services.
Bitera data centre in Jakarta declares operational readiness
Jakarta's high-tier data centre, Bitera, begins services following successful Level 5 commissioning tests, promising premium reliability, security, and eco-friendly practices.
Subscription-based services to dominate digital infrastructure by 2026
Amid an IT paradigm shift, 80% of global digital infrastructure investments will be via subscription services by 2026.
Sydney ranks fourth in interconnection bandwidth in new Equinix report
Sydney was named Asia-Pacific’s fourth-largest core metro for interconnection bandwidth as per the 2024 Global Interconnection Index (GXI) report.
ESET unveils new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore
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.
Founding of Thailand Data Centre Council to boost digital growth
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.
Angelina Farry named new CEO of IAB New Zealand
IAB New Zealand appoints Angelina Farry, a veteran of the NZ advertising industry with over two decades of experience, as its new CEO.
Singapore IMDA approves Wolters Kluwer's accounting digital solutions
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.
Digital skills academy launched for UK tech entrepreneurs
Barclays has initiated the Eagle Labs Academy, a free digital platform to foster and equip UK's future tech entrepreneurs.
UK hailed as Europe's most advanced digital economy
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.
NTT unveils first data centre on new Noida 2 campus
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.
Kaspersky forecasts increased cyber threats for APAC
Kaspersky's cyber threat forecast for 2024 asserts escalating digitalisation and political tensions in the APAC region.
Vietnam's FPT pioneers as first billion-dollar revenue tech firm
FPT surpasses $1bn in global IT service revenue, amid successful acquisitions and the launch of new automotive tech subsidiary.
Indosat and BDx Indonesia join forces to empower digital evolution
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.
Lilian Lam takes helm as Exclusive Networks' Singapore Country Manager
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.
DE-CIX Malaysia & Digital Penang unveil Penang Internet Exchange
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.