AWARDS/HONOURS/RECOGNITIONSUncategorized

Winners Of CCNA Awards Announced And Celebrated At The Annual Partner Conference

By Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Region Canon Central & North Africa recently hosted their first virtual annual partner conference themed ‘Resilience to Thrive’. It was an opportunity to connect with partners demonstrating a commitment to the region, to help achieve new heights, in a new world. Wrapping up the conference twelve partners were acknowledged during an awards and appreciation session, for outstanding achievement across four categories. The partner network, spanning 40 countries, were commended for their determination, dedication and resilience to all the external challenges of a year gripped by...
LEGAL/POLICY

Facebook And Google Diverge In Response To Proposed Australian Law

Facebook and Google have fought hard to prevent the Australian law — which is expected to pass this week or next — from forcing their hands. But on Wednesday, the two companies sharply diverged on how to head off that regulatory future, write MIKE ISAAC, DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI, DAMIEN CAVE and EDMUND LEE. For months, Facebook and Google have been locked in a stare-down with news publishers and lawmakers in Australia. At the heart of the fight is whether the tech giants should pay news organizations for the news articles that...
CONSUMER HORIZONUncategorized

Apple Working On iPhone Display With Variable Refresh Rates

A new Apple patent released by the US Patent and Trademark Office has revealed that the company is working on an iPhone display that can update the content at up to 240Hz which is four times the native refresh rate. A new Apple patent released by the US Patent and Trademark Office has revealed that the company is working on an iPhone display that can update the content at up to 240Hz which is four times the native refresh rate. With the upcoming display, an iPhone with a 60Hz display...
CYBERSECURITYUncategorized

Singapore’s Singtel Says Personal Information Of 1,29,000 Users Stolen In Data Breach

By Gurdip Singh Personal information of about 1,29,000 customers of Singapore's leading telecom company Singtel has been stolen after a recent data breach of a third-party file sharing system, the company said. Singtel, an associate of Bharti Airtel, has completed initial investigations into the breach and established which files on the Accellion file transfer appliance (FTA) were accessed illegally, reported Channel News Asia on Wednesday, citing the company's news release. India's telecom sector, in the efforts of enabling policies including more quantum of the spectrum, is set to establish new...
ADVISORY

ByteDance Not In Preliminary Talks To List TikTok On NYSE: Source

The Global Times, published by China's ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily newspaper, said earlier on its Twitter account that ByteDance was in preliminary talks about a NYSE listing. ByteDance is not in preliminary discussions about listing video app TikTok on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a person familiar with the matter said, following a Chinese media report that talks were underway. The Global Times, published by China's ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily newspaper, said earlier on its Twitter account that ByteDance was in preliminary talks about a...
LEGAL/POLICYUncategorized

India’s Data Policy Should Help Export Of Services, Software To Grow: IBM Chairman

The Indian American chief executive of the global technology services company said innovation should happen alongside a conducive regulation and policy. Chairman and chief executive officer, IBM, Arvind Krishna said India’s data standards and policies need to be implemented in a way that allows exports of services and software to grow. The Indian American chief executive of the global technology services company said innovation should happen alongside a conducive regulation and policy. “Underlying data standards are a hotly debated topic within India and I know the government is paying a...
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Cognizant Puts Up US$30 Million For Employee Retention

In an unusual move and in a bid to tackle its high attrition rate, Cognizant has set up a US$30-million corpus, dubbed as a retention fund, to hold back top performers and digitally-skilled employees. The corpus is used when such employees receive offers from competitors. Cognizant, sources said, matches the competitor’s offer. The company’s annualised attrition rate in the December quarter was 19 per cent, one of the highest among the large IT companies. While overall attrition moved up just 1 per cent compared to the previous quarter, there was...
PARTNERSHIPS

IBM Fastracks Plan To Partner With IT Firms For Hybrid Cloud Services

After Arvind Krishna took charge as IBM CEO in April 2020, the company placed its cloud computing bets on the Red Hat OpenShift platform which it had acquired a few years ago. International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) is accelerating its plans to partner with IT services companies to take its OpenShift platform to their customers. After Arvind Krishna took charge as CEO in April 2020, the company placed its bets on the Red Hat OpenShift platform that it had acquired a few years ago. “Platforms are only as good as...
POLITICAL ECONOMY

Amazon Documents Reveal Its Secret Strategy To Dodge India Regulators

Amazon favoured big sellers on its India platform—and used them to maneuver around rules meant to protect the country's small retailers from getting crushed by e-commerce giants, internal documents show. It was early 2019, and senior Amazon.com Inc executive Jay Carney was preparing for an important meeting. The former press secretary to US President Barack Obama, Carney was scheduled to talk with India's ambassador to the United States in Washington, D.C. In Delhi, the Indian government had just announced foreign direct investment regulations that threatened to disrupt Amazon's business in...
CORPORATE FORTUNES

Airtel Shares Up Nearly 3% After Mittal Says Plans Afoot To List Digital Assets Into A Separate Entity

“DTH is an integral part of our Homes strategy and this transaction is another step towards simplifying the shareholding of our customer facing businesses providing structural flexibility and ease of implementation. Airtel has always enjoyed a close and strategic partnership with Warburg Pincus, across its business verticals and geographies and we are delighted to have them back as part of Airtel’s exciting journey ahead, including in digital businesses,” Group Director, Bharti Enterprises, Harjeet Kohli said in the statement. Airtel will issue its shares to the Warburg Pincus affiliate at a...
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