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Southeast Asia sees 43m local cyber threats to businesses in 2023
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Southeast Asia saw nearly 43 million cyber threats to businesses in 2023, with Singapore's incidents surging by 67% YoY, according to Kaspersky.
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Rackspace Technology appoints Ramesh Babu as Southeast Asia Cloud Leader
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cloud services
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managed services
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Rackspace Technology appoints Ramesh Babu as new Public Cloud Go-To Market Leader in Southeast Asia, ramping up its initiative to become the region's trusted cloud partner.
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Kaspersky detects 500k phishing attempts on SEA businesses
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Nearly 500,000 financial phishing attempts were detected in Southeast Asia in 2023, with the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia seeing the highest numbers.
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Vultr & Singtel team up to boost cloud GPU capacity in Asia
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Vultr partners with Singapore’s Singtel to enhance NVIDIA GPU cloud capabilities in Southeast Asia, allowing greater access to AI infrastructure across several countries.
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Southeast Asia sees 85% rise in freelancer registrations
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digital transformation
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digitalisation
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automation
A new report disclosed a dramatically evolving SEA job market with an 85% increase in freelancer registrations and higher day rates for independent talent.
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BioCatch & Google Cloud unite to combat financial cybercrime
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digital banking
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cybersecurity
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apac
BioCatch has joined forces with Google Cloud to combat soaring financial cybercrime in Southeast Asia with real-time biometric intelligence solutions.
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Data centre market boom predicted by 2024 Global Index report
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The global data centre market should brace for high-demand and swift AI adoption, led by significant growth in the Asia Pacific, says a report by DC Byte.
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New study highlights financial literacy gap in Southeast Asia
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accounting systems
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digital banking
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investment
A recent study indicates concerning financial habits among Southeast Asians, underscoring the urgency to enhance financial literacy and implement comprehensive planning initiatives in the region.
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Orion Health introduces Unified Healthcare Platform to Southeast Asia
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bi
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big data
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cloud services
Orion Health rolls out their cutting-edge Unified Healthcare Platform in Southeast Asia, aiming to transform the healthcare experience with consolidated patient data, predictive analytics, and seamless interoperability.
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Vultr & Singtel enhance cloud GPU capacity in Southeast Asia
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digitalisation
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singtel
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productivity
Vultr boosts its NVIDIA GPU capacity in Southeast Asia by reinforcing its strategic partnership with Singtel, stimulating the development of AI factories.
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Kartik Mehta appointed Channel Factory's head of Asia growth markets
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advertising
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singapore
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Kartik Mehta, tech sales expert with a background in global growth initiatives, is set to steer Channel Factory's expansion in Asia's emerging markets as the new Head of Growth.
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China-aligned hackers exploit religious festival to spy on global Tibetans
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ESET Research uncovers a China-aligned group, Evasive Panda, exploiting the Monlam Festival to conduct global cyberespionage operations, using a new Windows backdoor called 'Nightdoor'.
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Teleport teams up with CargoWise to streamline air cargo operations
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wisetech global
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airasia
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southeast asia
Teleport, Southeast Asia's largest air cargo network, partners with Australian software developer WiseTech Global, aiming to streamline operations, enhance data integrity, and increase industry efficiency using logistics platform CargoWise.
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DCI Indonesia debuts E1, Tier IV data centre in central Jakarta
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5g
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wireless networks
DCI Indonesia has launched its E1 Tier IV data centre in central Jakarta, offering high service quality and latency benefits to clients across sectors like banking, telecoms, manufacturing, and state-owned firms.
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IWD 2024: Valued & celebrated: How leaders can drive positive change with gender-inclusivity
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IWD 2024: Leaders urged to prioritise real actions over rhetoric for gender inclusivity, with a call for transparency, target setting, and bias challenging to break the persistent 'glass ceiling'.
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Southeast Asia fintech firms set to double by 2027, says UnaFinancials
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cloud services
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malaysia
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UnaFinancials predicts a twofold increase in Southeast Asia's fintech firms by 2027, driven by a robust super-platform economy, supportive regulations and favourable economic conditions.
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Westcon-Comstor expands cybersecurity partnership with Broadcom in APAC
Thu, 29th Feb 2024
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cybersecurity
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Westcon-Comstor extends its exclusive Broadcom cybersecurity partnership to Southeast Asia, Australia, and New Zealand, advancing growth and recurring revenues for APAC channel partners.
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Thailand Data Centre Council appoints first Chairman
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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smartphones
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cloud services
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public cloud
Thailand Data Centre Council appoints inaugural Chairman Thosaphol Pengsom, introducing a strategic plan to transform Thailand into a major data centre hub in Southeast Asia by 2024.
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Rockwell Automation promotes Mariya Prempeh as Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei
Thu, 22nd Feb 2024
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digital transformation
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oil and gas
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productivity
Mariya Prempeh ascends to the role of Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei at Rockwell Automation, enhancing market presence in the industrial automation sector.
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Yondr Group & Marubeni Corporation forge data centre alliance in Japan
Fri, 16th Feb 2024
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colocation
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japan
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collaboration
Yondr Group, a dominant player in hyperscale data centres, builds strategic expansion plans with major Japanese conglomerate Marubeni Corporation, intending to establish a centre in West Tokyo.
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Westcon-Comstor & CrowdStrike extend cyber tech partnership to Southeast Asia
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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advanced persistent threat protection
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Westcon-Comstor expands its partnership with CrowdStrike to Southeast Asia, bolstering its cybersecurity offerings in the region.
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TruVisor takes up Prisma Cloud distribution in Southeast Asia
Thu, 15th Feb 2024
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firewall
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digital transformation
To meet the rising cloud security needs amid the pandemic, Asia's leading tech distributor TruVisor partners with cybersecurity heavyweight Palo Alto Networks to distribute Prisma Cloud in Southeast Asia.
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Equinix expands renewable energy commitment with PPA
Tue, 13th Feb 2024
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data centre operators
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power / energy
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compliance
Equinix extends its commitment to generating over 1GW of clean energy globally, by executing a new Power Purchase Agreement in Australia.
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Ataya expands universal connectivity platform Harmony globally
Thu, 8th Feb 2024
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digital transformation
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Networking solutions leader Ataya expands it's acclaimed Harmony platform, targeting new markets in Korea, Japan, Europe and Southeast Asia, following a global surge in customer demand.