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By Chris Chelliah, Group Vice President and Chief Architect, Core Technology and Cloud, Oracle Asia Pacific Anxiety has been named the modern plague of our time, with much of the ‘angst’ driven by the impact of modern technology – and with the dramatic rise in the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation in business, it feels like this condition...

By Kevin Deierling Vice President, Marketing Mellanox Technologies How to tame the tech titans asked a January 18th Economist headline in Competition in the digital age. A more recent article (American tech giants are making life tough for startups) outlines the problems of startups in the tech giants’ “kill-zone” – where investors will shy away from any company...

By David Maciejak, Director of Security Research, Fortinet Cryptojacking is a new step in the evolution of malware monetisation methods. One of the first successful monetisation formulas was banking malware, where banking credentials were communicated back to cyber criminals. However the conversion of credentials into cash is not an easy one. Ransomware was another...

By Lily Asis Forex trading – it seems that everyone is at it, and the list of smartphone apps and AI robot brokers is getting longer and longer. This is leading still more people to dip a tentative toe into the murky waters, and so the wheel keeps turning and the list of apps gets longer still. Little wonder, then that the whole Forex scene seems like something...

Online commerce is on the rise and more consumers are looking to conduct their shopping on the web. For brick-and-mortal retail businesses, putting up an online store unlocks new income streams for business owners. The upside of online business expansion is too valuable for businesses to ignore – tapping on to a more borderless market and developing meaningful relationships...

By Robin Schmitt GM, APAC, Neustar The changing posture of security threats – from networks to applications, disruption to data exfiltration and one-dimensional to multi-dimensional attacks – is driving an architectural shift in the security industry. That, coupled with the GDPR which will come into full swing on 25 May 2018, raises the question – who really...

By Lily Asis Marketing has changed its traditional ways and have embraced new and innovative approaches that include the internet, social media and the smart phone. Experts have given the name of influencer marketing to this form of marketing and have been adopted by many organizations in the world. However, the one industry falling behind is such marketing is the...

By Alvin Rodrigues, Chief Security Strategist, Asia Pacific at Fortinet The World Economic Forum and other business analysts increasingly recognize that the world is currently undergoing its fourth industrial revolution. The first industrial revolution kicked off in the 18th and 19th centuries with the harnessing of steam and waterpower to replace human labor...

By Sumit Bansal, Managing Director of ASEAN and Korea, Sophos For many organisations, firewalls are critical hygiene precautionary methods put in place to combat malicious attacks and behaviours. The aim of a firewall is to prevent unauthorised access into or from a private network; enforcing the boundary between a network and the rest of the world, through network...

By Chung Heng Han, Vice President, Systems, Oracle Asia Pacific Cloud Computing is increasingly the deployment model of choice for enterprise workloads, causing public cloud spend to grow at a double-digit rate with no sign of slowing down. The issue is that most companies realize they can’t transition everything at once – even if they wanted to –...