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Cegid boosts Middle East presence with new Dubai Point of Delivery
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Retail tech firm Cegid fortifies its global presence with a strategic investment in a new Point of Delivery (PoD) in Dubai, targeting the booming fashion and luxury market in the Middle East.
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Bridgewise secures $21m Series A funding led by SIX Group
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AI-backed financial intelligence platform, Bridgewise, secures $21m from its series A funding round led by SIX Group to fuel its global reach in securities analytics.
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Understanding the key to boosting cybersecurity habits: Kaspersky study
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Understanding the severity of poor cyber hygiene drives people towards positive online behaviour, states a white paper by Kaspersky and the Singapore Institute of Technology.
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Japanese markets lead in global data centre rankings
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Japan's data centre market outshines the rest of Asia Pacific, with Tokyo and Osaka scoring highly in global established and emerging markets rankings, according to annual Global Data Centre Market Comparison report.
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Singapore firms suffer downtime due to fibre network disruption
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Despite 62% of Singaporean firms using cellular connectivity, weekly disruptions in fixed line/fibre networks have caused up to four hours of downtime for 25% of firms over the past year, states a Cradlepoint survey.
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AlphaSense doubles ARR to $200m & appoints new CMO
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AI search platform AlphaSense doubles its annual recurring revenue to $200m within two years, appoints experienced IPO strategist Heather Zynczak as Chief Marketing Officer.
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EMURGO & Huawei Cloud forge tech alliance to boost Cardano's reach
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EMURGO partners with Huawei Cloud to bolster the Cardano ecosystem, integrating Huawei's cloud infrastructure into Cardano's public blockchain network, with potential benefits for Asia-Pacific and Africa.
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Singapore's TDCX named amongst Outsource Accelerator's top 20
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Singapore's TDCX has been ranked amongst the top 20 in the global Outsource Accelerator 500, the only Southeast Asian BPO to achieve the recognition.
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M1 launches innovative sonic branding to enhance customer experience
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M1, Singapore's top telecom provider, debuts innovative sonic branding designed to resonate with their target audience and celebrate Singapore's diverse culture.
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Kacific & Microsoft partner to bridge Asia Pacific's digital divide
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Kacific Broadband Satellites and Microsoft partner to provide high-speed internet to 750 rural educational and healthcare facilities across Asia Pacific.
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Adyen report unveils Singapore's evolving fintech landscape
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Adyen's 2024 Retail Report reveals swift adoption of cashless transactions in Singapore, with 31% ditching wallets and 47% comfortable with QR codes.
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Giga! boosts app accessibility for Singapore's disabled community
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StarHub's Giga! enhances digital inclusivity for People with Disabilities (PWDs) in Singapore through new, integrated accessibility features and continued free service, endorsing the Digital for Life initiative.
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TCS Sustainathon Malaysia 2024 challenges STEM gender gap
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Over 200 Malaysian students from 30 universities joined Tata Consultancy Services' Sustainathon, developing innovative strategies aimed at bridging the gender gap in STEM fields.
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Communication gap between C-suite & cybersecurity leaders
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There's a worrying communication gap between C-suite execs and cybersecurity leaders, despite agreement on the importance of cybersecurity risk mitigation.
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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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LTP partners with Finery Markets to enhance crypto spot transactions
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Digital asset service, LTP, is now facilitating institutional clients to engage in crypto spot transactions via Finery Markets' FM Liquidity Match, enhancing the crypto industry's interlink.
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Singapore's digital divide: Wealth impact on tech use
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Study reveals 84% of Singaporeans heavily utilise mobile apps and digital services, but disparities exist among demographics.
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Singaporeans value seamless, secure digital experiences, survey finds
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Singaporeans prioritise simple, secure online experiences, with 73% considering a brand switch for passwordless logins, reveals a survey by Ping Identity.
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Singapore marketers predict shift towards social media retail in 2024
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HubSpot's study reveals 9 out of 10 Singaporean social media marketers predict a rise in direct-to-consumer sales on social media platforms in 2024, highlighting the shift towards social media as a primary retail channel.
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Four-day week could become standard by 2029 – report
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One third of Singapore's workforce predicts a four-day work week to be standard by 2029, according to a recent survey.
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SendQuick wins Bronze Globee Award for cybersecurity innovation
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Singaporean firm SendQuick secures Bronze Globee Award win in the Authentication Solution category at the 20th Annual 2024 Globee Awards for Cybersecurity.
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Rackspace Technology appoints Ramesh Babu as Southeast Asia Cloud Leader
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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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UK banks join Singapore's cyber scam defence programme launch
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In a united effort, SIM Academy, Singtel CSI, and UOB have launched Defence Against Cyber Scams, a programme aimed at increasing cyber resilience through prevention and combat strategies, with UOB's staff being its first beneficiaries.