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Fujitsu and Hokkaido University develop ‘Explainable AI’ technology

Fujitsu Laboratories and Hokkaido University in Japan have announced the development of a new technology based on the principle of ‘Explainable AI’. This automatically presents users with steps needed to achieve a desired outcome based on AI results about data, for example, from medical check-ups. ‘Explainable AI’ represents an area of increasing interest in the […]


Indosat to build Augmented Reality ecosystem for businesses in Indonesia

Indosat Ooredoo is working with Snap to accelerate the adoption of Augmented Reality to benefit businesses in Indonesia. Indosat Ooredoo is working with Snap to accelerate the adoption of Augmented Reality (AR) to benefit businesses in Indonesia. The companies aim to drive innovation within the field of AR to bring communities and businesses closer together […]


Honan Insurance scales for growth with managed services provider blueAPACHE

Established in 1964, Honan Insurance serves clients in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. The company’s staff provide advice and support in the areas of insurance, risk and financial services. Industries covered include technology, construction, mining, real estate and strata, finance and professional services. The challenge Honan Insurance has increased its revenue at a […]


5G world-first achieved by Telstra and partners on Gold Coast in Australia

Telstra, in collaboration with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, has achieved a new 5G maximum download speed record on a commercial network of 5Gbps for a single user. The 5G NR data call was performed at the 5G Innovation Center on the Gold Coast using the commercial production network. This world first, using the commercial production network […]


IMDA announces S$30 million 5G fund for Singapore

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has announced a new S$30 million fund to accelerate the adoption and commercialisation of 5G solutions in Singapore. The fund is part of IMDA’s 5G Innovation Programme to create a vibrant 5G ecosystem that offers exciting opportunities and benefits to individuals, workers and businesses. Building on earlier efforts to […]


Oman Australia Cable project targets 2021 completion date

The Oman Australia Cable project, the only submarine cable directly connecting continental Australia and EMEA, should be completed by the end of this year. SUB.CO has announced its Oman Australia Cable project has entered contract in force status (CIF) with its final system connection expected to be completed in December 2021. The project delivers a […]


McDonald’s Japan deploys Trintech’s Adra to simplify Digital Transformation

McDonald’s Japan has deployed Adra Matcher, Balancer and Task Manager to provide greater visibility and streamline critical processes. McDonald’s Japan has gone live with Trintech’s Adra Suite to simplify and automate its reconciliation and financial close processes. By combining effective finance processes with Adra, McDonald’s Japan will see increased ROI, improved accuracy and greater visibility […]


Nokia launches 5G experience at Optus Stadium in Australia

Nokia has launched 5G services with mobile operator Optus at the Optus Stadium in Perth, Australia. The move provides visitors attending sporting or music events with access to fast indoor and outdoor 5G coverage with speeds over 1Gbps. Nokia has supported Optus with the deployment of the technology as well as its ambitious goals for […]


Flight Center Travel Group transforms its customer experience with K2 Cloud

Global travel agency Flight Center Travel Group leverages digital process automation software from Nintex to transform and drive operational efficiencies. Nintex has announced that Flight Center Travel Group, one of the world’s largest travel agencies based in Brisbane, Queensland, has successfully leveraged K2 Cloud to help improve its operational efficiencies and digitally transform its customer […]


Indonesian footwear brand launches Celebros Search to increase eCommerce transactions

Bridgeline Digital, a provider of cloud-based AI search solutions, has announced that the New Balance online store in Indonesia will launch with Celebros Search as its search and product recommendations solution. The New Balance online store in Indonesia, and its parent company Mitra Adiperkasa (MAP), have a long-standing relationship with Bridgeline. MAP is the leading […]


New Zealand Reserve Bank responds to illegal breach of data system

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (Te Pūtea Matua) is responding to a breach of a third-party file sharing service used to share information with external stakeholders. Governor Adrian Orr says the breach is contained but it will take time to determine the impact. “We are actively working with domestic and international cybersecurity experts and […]


Get To Know: Sylvain Lejeune, WatchGuard Technologies

On the lighter side of things, we ask Sylvain Lejeune, Vice President Sales Asia Pacific and Japan, WatchGuard Technologies, about what makes him tick. What would you describe as your most memorable achievement? My top sales guys have never left me; in fact, some of them have moved with me when I’ve moved. The fact […]


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