MIS Asia — Malaysian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been offered a Digital Transformation path through cloud and productivity solutions provider Microsoft’s new ‘Tech4Good’ initiative. During the launch in Kuala Lumpur, Microsoft Malaysia’s managing director K Raman said Tech4Good offered a platform for NGOs to have access to world-class solutions and technology that would support their efforts in serving their communities, including youth, women, undocumented children and persons with disabilities.
Straits Times — SINGAPORE – Singapore is well placed to transform itself into a digital economy because of government support for innovation, good business environment and a globally connected technology infrastructure. Mr Mike Gregoire, chief executive of software firm CA Technologies, said these factors prepare Singapore companies to use digital technologies to create new revenue streams, capture market share and develop a loyal user base.
Enterprise Innovation — During the 2016 budget speech, Financial Secretary John Tsang announced a HK$2 billion Innovation and Technology Venture Fund that will match investments made by private venture capital funds in local technology start-ups. Another HK$500 million has also been earmarked for an Innovation and Technology Fund for Better Living, which aims to encourage the city’s various industries to develop creative technology solutions.
Daze Info — Cisco with revenue of US $49.2 billion and total employee strength of 71,833 has decided to help Indian start-ups bloom. The Company has decided to invest US $100 million in India for the next 18-24 months for the digitalization all throughout the Country. John Thomas Chambers, Executive Chairman – Cisco, believes it will also help in creating jobs and faster innovations in the region. Cisco announced in the presence of its executive Chairman on Friday about all the investment design and how it is going to be implemented.
MIS Asia — There is no question that we’re on the cusp of rapid IT evolution. “Ordered today – delivered today,” fast, around-the-clock customer and IT service, total transparency via social media – the business world is currently undergoing a radical, deep-rooted change and a fundamental digital transformation. Cloud solutions, embedded in the corporate and IT strategy and comprising part of the security concept, are quickly becoming the future of corporate IT.
eGov Innovation — The Sydney Opera House has partnered with Adobe to implement its digital transformation project. Each year more than 8.2 million people visit the Opera House, Australia’s number-one tourist destination and one of the world’s busiest performing arts centres. For many, the Opera House experience starts on a screen. Some will only visit virtually, others plan their first visit inside the sails, their next seat at a performance ora dining experience.
IT Wire — Data-driven organisations could achieve an extra US$65 billion in productivity benefits by 2020, and in the Asia Pacific region it’s been forecast that the adoption of Big Data and Analytics (BDA) will be accelerated by business disruption from Digital Transformation (DX).
The Star — Digital transformation is fast becoming an organisational issue. It is no longer just CIOs who are championing the need for digital change, but leaders across all business functions. For example, CMOs are finding that traditional ways of marketing are not as effective any more, while CFOs are discovering that consumer and supplier transaction models have shifted.