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Dynatrace appoints James McCready as Vice President of Asia Pacific, Japan
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James McCready, having held impressive roles in high-profile tech firms, takes up the mantle as Dynatrace's VP of Asia Pacific and Japan, tasked with driving growth and producing innovative solutions.
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SEEK, Jobstreet, & Jobsdb unite platforms in major tech change
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Leading job marketplaces SEEK, Jobstreet, and Jobsdb unite in a significant merger, utilising SEEK's AI technology to enhance employment services across the Asia Pacific region.
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Salesforce introduces Einstein Copilot, a customisable AI assistant
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Salesforce unveils public beta for Einstein Copilot, a customisable AI assistant set to revolutionise customer relationship management by utilising company-specific data securely.
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Singapore's Geniebook recognised in top 150 digital learning companies
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Singapore-based EdTech company, Geniebook, has been recognised in the GSV 150: Top Growth Companies in Digital Learning and Workforce Skills 2024, being the only entity from Southeast Asia to make the list.
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AirTrunk opens new hyperscale data centre HQ in Sydney
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Hyperscale data centre specialist, AirTrunk has unveiled its new global headquarters in Sydney, Australia - a hub for tech-savvy talent and innovation.
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WhatsApp tops as preferred social media app in Singapore
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WhatsApp claims the crown as Singapore's favourite social media app, with over 27% preference among users, according to the Digital 2024: Singapore report by Meltwater and We Are Social.
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Rockwell Automation promotes Mariya Prempeh as Country Manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei
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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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Kelvin Wong takes reins as Singapore country manager at Hitachi Vantara
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Kelvin Wong, a veteran in sales leadership, has been named the new Country Manager for Hitachi Vantara in Singapore, tasked with driving the company's sales strategy and managing partnerships, alliances, and resellers in the region.
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Exclusive: How Orbus is creating the path to digital transformation
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London-based Orbus is redefining the global digital landscape, with CEO Gareth Burton leading the company's mission to help businesses navigate complex digital transformations.
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Web threats in Singapore down 5.9%, says Kaspersky report
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Kaspersky reveals a 5.9% decrease in web-based threats detected for Singapore in 2023, the third annual drop, despite growing complexity and user attacks, which surged to 30.7%.
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NEXTGEN partners with Claroty to boost cyber-physical system security in Asia
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NEXTGEN Group Asia joins forces with cybersecurity firm Claroty to bolster protection against sophisticated cyber threats to critical infrastructures in Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
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BlackLine hires Sumit Johar as new global Chief Information Officer
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Digital finance transformation leader, BlackLine, appoints tech industry veteran Sumit Johar as new Chief Information Officer, leveraging his SaaS acumen and AI knowledge.
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BeyondTrust strengthens Asia Pacific expansion with key appointments
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BeyondTrust strengthens its expansion in the Asia Pacific with key appointments; Sami Toivonen as ANZ Regional Sales Director, and Charlie Wood as Asia Regional Sales Director.
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Singaporeans admit to digital stalking in Kaspersky survey
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A shocking 42% of Singaporeans admit to employing stalkerware on their partners, according to Kaspersky's global survey on digital abuse and stalking.
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New IBM & NCS partnership to fortify Singapore's data
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IBM and NCS partnership to offer quantum-safe, privacy-enhancing services to Singapore's public agencies and enterprises.
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Google propels AI advancements with Gemini era innovations
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Google is accelerating its AI advancements with Gemini, its prime AI model, offering enhanced, immersive experiences across platforms and services, and introducing Gemini Advanced, an innovative AI tool.
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AI-boosted phishing sees 222% surge, warns Acronis report
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Acronis' H2 2023 Cyberthreats Report reveals a disturbing 222% rise in email attacks with AI-enhanced phishing impacting over 90% of organisations worldwide.
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BlueVoyant report details rising AI-enabled cybercrime trends
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New report by cybersecurity firm BlueVoyant identifies worrying advances in cyber threats and urges increased business vigilance. The emerging trends include AI-aided phishing and online ad exploitation.
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Singapore's Meta Fantasy clinches Google AI Trailblazer Award
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Singaporean startup, Meta Fantasy, acclaimed by the Google AI Trailblazers Programme, is set to launch a platform capable of creating AI-generated 3D spaces.
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Alipay+ expands Singapore presence ahead of Chinese New Year
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Ahead of Chinese New Year, Alipay+ bolsters its Singapore presence, partnering with RWS to facilitate mobile payments for international tourists amid an anticipated tourism surge.
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HCLTech bags Top Employer title in 26 countries for 2024
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Global tech firm HCLTech secures Top Employer status in 26 countries for 2024, lauded for outstanding HR practices.
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Singapore's local cyber threats spike by 52.9% in 2023, reveals Kaspersky
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Cyber threats originating from Singaporean servers soared by 52.9% in 2023, with over 17 million incidents detected, as indicated by recent Kaspersky data.
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Skills shortage impairs Singapore's tech growth, reveals salary guide
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New research by Morgan McKinley reveals Singapore's tech growth held back in 2023 due to a shortage of skilled candidates, with 76% of hirers finding recruitment competitive.
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AND Global launches intelligent document processing software Mindox
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Singaporean fintech firm AND Global unveils Mindox, an intelligent document processing software set to revolutionise documentation handling in the financial industry.