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APAC
Trust over data privacy hits rock bottom in APAC - survey
Imperva finds half of APAC respondents would stop using a company's services following a serious data breach - the highest number globally
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Data Center
CBRE finds record levels of investment in APAC data centers
CBRE's new report finds direct investment in the sector more than doubled in 2021, surpassing investment volumes for the past four years combined
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Internet of Things
Paessler announces Top Partner Excellence Awards 2021
Paessler has announced the recipients of its Top Partner Excellence Awards 2021, recognising the contributions of VAR in the Asia Pacific region.
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Amazon Web Services / AWS
APAC businesses still battling U.S. Log4Shell attacks
Log4Shell attacks prove a continued and complex threat to APAC businesses, according to security company Barracuda.
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KnowBe4
50% of employees use unauthorised file services for work
KnowBe4 has released a new report showing half of the employees at shadow IT companies use unauthorised file services to complete their work.
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APAC
APAC businesses struggling to cater to new digital customers
“Understanding and serving a new breed of online consumers, many with mobile-first preferences, has become the new competitive battleground."
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KnowBe4
KnowBe4 identifies email and SMS security risks for APAC
"The obvious first issue with this is that if APAC office workers are unable to identify scam emails and SMS messages then they are at significant risk."
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RPA
RPA under-utilised in APAC financial services sector
The report finds that there is significant disparity of robotic process automation adoption within Asia Pacific’s financial services industry.
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Internet of Things
TCS named 'large player' for IoT consultancy services
TCS has built a set of industry-specific IoT solutions with predictive and self-aware systems that use AI and machine learning.
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Forrester Research
Forrester's forecast for the APAC tech market indicates a 6.2% growth in 2022
Forrester expects vaccination rates, and the reopening of economies will produce more sustained tech market growth, on par with or higher than before COVID-19.
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Managing director
Matterport brings on new managing director for APAC
"With Ben’s proven track record in building and leading large, world-class technology teams to bring customers world-class technologies, we’re confident in his ability to guide the business forward in the region.”
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Microsoft
Soul Machines and Microsoft partner to enhance AI solutions
AI humanisation company Soul Machines has signed a five-year agreement with Microsoft, utilising Azure technology and further creating growth opportunities in the service AI field.
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Secureworks
Secureworks invests in APAC team with new director and head of channel
Secureworks has appointed Demetrios Georgiou as director of APAC and Murray Whitlocke-Jones as head of channel as it continues to expand across the region.
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BitTitan
How to identify MS Teams sprawl and work towards an optimal digital environment
With the rise of remote work over the past 18 months, the use of Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams has exploded. Microsoft reports that roughly 50% of 365’s 260 million-plus commercial users now use Teams, although some experts place the number of users closer to 300 million.
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Lenovo
Lenovo adds to APAC team, ramps up regional growth plan
"I am confident that their blend of expertise and strong leadership with a comprehensive understanding of these markets will be critical to delivering value as businesses across AP."
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Cybersecurity
Wake-up call required to defend APAC’s critical national infrastructure
Cyber-attacks across the Asia Pacific region have grown in sophistication and prevalence, and require effective incident response mechanisms to combat them.
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Financial institutions
Traditional banks invest in apps to keep up with the competition
Financial institutions across the APAC region are working to become more ingrained in the financial decisions of their customers, primarily through the development of digital financial wellness and money management apps.
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Construction
Digitisation drives optimism for APAC's construction sector
“It's encouraging to see that the results of our Outlook show a construction sector in the APAC region that is full of confidence and optimism, despite facing tremendous challenges this past year."
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Artificial Intelligence
Small and wide data to power analytics and AI, Gartner finds
By 2025, 70% of organisations will shift focus from big to small and wide data, which will provide more context for analytics and make artificial intelligence less data hungry.
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Cybersecurity
APAC secure content management market to hit $2.2 billion by 2024
The proliferation of cloud-based deployments will largely drive this, the report says, as the COVID-19 pandemic motivates more enterprises to move their workloads to the cloud and rely more on the internet. 
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Contact Centre
APAC contact centre application market to reach $966.5 million by 2026
Deployments of more sophisticated, cloud-based applications are expected in the more ‘mature’ markets in the region, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and South Korea. 
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Digital Transformation
Four trends that will shape data strategy in 2021
To address the increasing number of cyber-attacks and data privacy concerns, more organisations should focus on ensuring their data platform can provide consistent data security, governance, lineage, and control across their hybrid cloud next year.
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Verizon
Cyber-espionage growing problem for APAC region, report finds
Asia-Pacific’s public sector is at the greatest risk for advanced cyber-espionage attacks, while the region is hardest hit globally, according to the new Verizon Cyber-Espionage Report (CER).
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Robotic Process Automation / RPA
Valtatech set to be Digital Workforce's primary channel partner for APAC
“Our partnership with Digital Workforce will ensure APAC businesses have access to and can leverage the right processes, skills and technology to transform their finance and procurement functions."