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Enterprise tech happenings: November

By Ken Wong - on 8 Dec 2023, 11:06am

Enterprise tech happenings: November

Dr Lim Joo Ghee, Director, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic, Soh Wai Wah, Principal and CEO of Singapore Polytechnic, Chen Ru Shen, Chairman of Hangzhou ShenHao Technology Co., Ltd. and Heidi Chen, CEO of ShenHao Singapore with the Indoor Intelligent Spray Disinfection Robot at the Regional Industry Networking Conference (RINC) 2023. Image source: Singapore Polytechnic.

Singapore Polytechnic launches Robotics Solutions Development Centre in partnership with ShenHao

Singapore Polytechnic has launched a Robotics Solutions Development Centre (RSDC) in partnership with ShenHao (Singapore) Pte Ltd, the local subsidiary of ShenHao Technology. Covering 160 sqm, the RSDC will be equipped with ShenHao's equipment and systems to carry out research in the areas of robotics, automation, and related technologies.

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OVHcloud launches its most sustainable data centre in Asia Pacific in Singapore

OVHcloud has announced the launch of its second data centre in Singapore which comes with the best-in-class sustainability metrics by fully deploying OVHcloud’s water cooling technology. This features an integrated water-cooling system that is built into a vertical rack designed to facilitate cooling at the server level, eliminating the need for air conditioning in server rooms, with significant benefits in costs and environmental impact. At the same time, the design will also allow precise and efficient cooling, so that it would only require a single glass of water to cool an OVHcloud server over 10 hours when many servers on the market would need seven times more water.

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Salesforce Research finds that 84% of business leaders in Singapore are worried about their company missing out on the benefits of AI

Salesforce’s recently released its State of Data and Analytics report that found that 84% of business leaders in Singapore are worried about their company missing out on its benefits of AI with the same number of analytics and IT leaders in Singapore saying advances in AI make data management a high priority. However, only 38% of business leaders are confident in their data accuracy.

SAP Concur study finds Singapore business travellers more than ready to hit the road

An SAP Concur study found that business travel is returning with 67% of Singapore respondents saying they are very willing to travel for business. While there is greater inclination to travel, 95% of Singapore business travellers expect flexibility to book travel outside of company policy when policy conflicts with their needs or values. Unfortunately, nine in 10 Singapore business travellers said their business travels are already being affected, with the most common impact being reduced travel budgets.

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Research from Toku finds Singapore consumers are more confident at spotting scams than they were 12 months ago

Research from Singapore-based tech firm Toku reveals three out of four of Singapore consumers are more confident in recognising scam calls and SMS than they were 12 months ago, thanks to educational initiatives that have empowered them with the knowledge to identify and thwart scams effectively. It also found that when it comes to urgent matters about payment or finance, the majority of Singapore consumers (62%) display a strong preference for human agents, with 66% of Singapore consumers expecting human customer service and support to be available 24/7, and 53% feeling frustrated if they are not able to easily access human support.

Karthik Ramanathan, Senior Vice President, Cyber & Intelligence Solutions, Asia Pacific, Mastercard; Professor Lam Khin Yong, Vice President (Industry) of NTU Singapore; Senior Minister of State Tan Kiat How, Ministry of Communications and Information; Matthew Driver, Executive Vice President, Head of Services, Asia Pacific, Mastercard; Professor Lam Kwok Yan, Executive Director, Digital Trust Centre, NTU Singapore; Ari Sarker, President, Asia Pacific, Mastercard, celebrating the successful industry-academia collaboration to strengthen cyber expertise in Asia Pacific. Image source: Mastercard.

Mastercard and NTU launch Masters program to boost cyber talent

Mastercard and NTU Singapore have launched a new FlexiMasters program, the NTU-Mastercard FlexiMasters in Cybersecurity & Digital Trust, tailored specifically for mid-career professionals, allowing them to pursue their educational goals on a part-time basis and tailor their studies around existing work or family commitments. The program is open to professionals from all backgrounds to help grow the pool of cybersecurity talent in the market by offering new opportunities to mid-career professionals who are looking to switch careers

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