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Technology Trends

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The Essential Tech Watch List for Enterprises in 2017

From the swirl of tech predictions for 2017, we extract some of the key trends that businesses need to pay attention to.

Data Analytics

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Preparing for the rise of the machines

Organisations have to start thinking about how they can position themselves for the age of machine learning.

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Getting smarter about video analytics

Video analytics has been widely deployed in buildings and spaces in many parts of the world, but it is no panacea in ensuring public safety.

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The numbers are starting to make sense

Data analytics is making a difference by changing mindsets and providing the intelligence for better “decision-making” across the public and private sectors, say infocomm leaders

Smart City Innovation

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How technology can spruce up airport operations

With growing passenger volumes, especially in the Asia-Pacific region, and heightened risks of terrorism, it is increasingly challenging for airport operators, airlines and other industry players to enhance operational efficiency, productivity and security. Mr. Lee Siew Kit, Director, Smart and Safe City, NCS Group, shares how technology can help airport operators, airlines, ground handlers, inflight caterers, engineers and others address these challenges.

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A peek into smart estates of the future

Fancy having the fans switched on automatically on a hot day while walking along a sheltered walkway? Or the ability to monitor your power and water consumption on-demand? These could soon become a reality when the first smart estates in Singapore are ready starting from 2020.

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Top five ways to bridge the digital divide

In an increasingly connected world where having digital skills is the key to success of individuals and businesses, bridging the digital divide is becoming a top priority among developed and emerging countries alike.

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Changing the way you travel with Mobility-as-a-Service

Mobility-as-a-Service is a subscription-based service that offers a seamless combination of transport modes to meet commuters’ end-to-end travel needs based on their preferences or other criteria

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What a smarter, more connected world looks like

IMAGINE zipping around in personal transit pods that traverse a network of underground passages. Or having your household waste sucked by an underground network of waste tunnels, eliminating the need for rubbish collection trucks. Such scenarios aren’t too far-fetched – they’re already a reality in a handful of "smart estates" around the world.

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Singapore ups the ante in smart nation drive

A look at the innovations and innovators helping to build Singapore's Smart Nation future. This feature will provide an overview of game-changing ideas presented at InnovFest unBound, highlight some of the Forbes Under-30 leaders, introduce emerging technologies solving real-world problems and look at the latest insights being provided by data analytics.

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Smart Campuses: A Big Step Towards Smart Cities

Learn about the steps that organisations can take to turn their university campus, hospital cluster, neighbourhoods and industrial park into Smart Campuses. Find out how smart technologies can power a Smart Campus to achieve operational efficiency, situational awareness, improve engagement between operators and users, and enable data visualisation.

Cyber Security

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Singapore’s New Cybersecurity Landscape Demands a New Approach

Cyber-attacks are reaching new unprecedented levels of impact and scale. Ransomware attacks, spearfishing and the number of detected zero days are all sharply on the rise, alongside frequent mega-hacks, exposing record breaking quantities of private data. This will be of no surprise to IT security professionals, but what remains unknown is how to counter these unwavering trends.

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Securing critical information infrastructures

Mr Freddy Tan, NCS’ Director and Enterprise Security Architect, shares on cyber attacks against Critical Information Infratructures (CII), and what CII owners and operators can do to secure critical systems.

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The security challenges of digital health

Digital health offers many benefits for healthcare providers. It also poses risks that cannot be ignored. How can IT departments at hospitals, insurance companies and similar organisations mitigate the security challenges of digital health?

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Better testing, training needed to meet cybersecurity future

A growing skills gap is expected to make it even more difficult for organisations to meet the ever-worsening challenges of cybersecurity. This article examines the strategies most likely to improve cybersecurity testing and training to the future levels needed.

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Increase Cyber Security Literacy in the Boardroom

Get some tips on how to increase cyber security literacy in the boardroom. Top management has a critical role to address and oversee decisions related to cyber security – decisions that cannot be delegated to IT teams. A top-down approach is needed to establish a well-defined security posture for the organisation.

Digital Transformation

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Why blended learning makes sense for education providers

The growing uncertainty and complexity in the world today demands a nimble and adaptable workforce to meet the demands of the 21st century economy, making lifelong learning more crucial than before.

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Picking the right collaboration tools for your business

Collaboration tools are more important than ever to enable organisations to communicate across time zones and geographies and help virtual teams succeed. This article looks at what enterprises should look out for when choosing enterprise collaboration tools.

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How digital transformation enables organisational resilience

“What does ‘organisational resilience’ really mean?” In today’s rapidly changing global economy, being resilient is especially important for public-sector organisations facing strong pressures to modernise and keep up with changing social needs while also controlling expenses.

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Technology Extends Care Beyond Hospital Walls

Caring for patients at home can reduce costs and improve the quality of care.

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TechConnect: NCS, Singtel, Trustwave tackle digital transformation challenges

Around the world, digital technologies are enabling organisations of all kinds to reinvent themselves to become faster, smarter and more responsive to stakeholders.

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Understanding your customers’ digital experience

Improved efficiency and cost savings aren’t the only benefits that organisations can reap from their digital transformation efforts. Done right, digitisation programmes enable many new and better ways of interacting with, retaining and attracting customers.

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What separates leaders from laggards in digital transformation

Business leaders in Singapore are recognising how digital transformation can help their companies innovate, grow and better serve customers. Across organisations in government, financial services, healthcare, education and other sectors, executives said their businesses are looking to new cloud, mobility and digital initiatives to help retain customers, improve innovation and better manage operational costs.

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Digital Public Sector: How Governments are Enabling Change and Innovation

Across the Asia-Pacific region, government agencies are coming to the growing realisation they must transform their services and citizen engagement strategies for the digital age. While many organisations have yet to embrace the full range of digital technologies available today, a growing number have or are moving to do so.

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7 Major Digital Transformation Pitfalls to Avoid

The digital revolution has created unprecedented challenges for organisations as they try to navigate these changes by embarking on their digital transformation journeys. How can organisations be relevant and competitive as they seek to digitally disrupt the way they achieve operational efficiencies and transition to digital business models?