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15-09-2017
創科創投基金

政府已於2017年9月15日推出「創科創投基金」。該計劃現正接受風險投資基金申請成為共同投資伙伴(截止日期:2018年1月15日)。簡介會將於2017年10月3日於香港科學園舉行,歡迎風險投資基金出席。

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16-08-2018
Car Club drives towards the modern workplace

Due to land constraints and competing needs, the Singapore government revealed its vision last year for the shift towards a 'car-lite' society with a reduced reliance on car-ownership.This gives car-sharing companies an unprecedented opportunity for growth and pushes them to shift gears, turning towards new technologies to offer even better mobility solutions to customers.Car Club has been Singapore’s largest and most established car-sharing operator since 1997, focused on its core objective to converge social and technological trends to provide the urban community with convenient and cost-effective access to private vehicles – without the high costs of vehicle ownership.After more than 20 years in the market, the company has grown to more than 110 stations and 270 cars.“We’re extremely customer-centric and we’re constantly evolving our business model to better meet the needs of the changing landscape. We started out with manual processes that supported a mere 10 to 20 car stations in the early 2000s. As we scaled our business, we’ve grown to amass approximately 112 stations with 270 cars. Thus, it is extremely important for us to leverage upon the latest technology to create more touch points with our customers and to improve our process efficiencies,” said Gary Ong, managing director of Car Club.Shifting gears from silo systems to an integrated business management solutionCar Club has a unique desire to bridge its years of legacy with current needs. Thus, the company was extremely discerning when selecting a technology partner that would empower them to transform into a modern workplace.“We are on a constant lookout for people who value the same attributes that we do. Resilience, the willingness to adapt, grow and create value are extremely important to us when we are choosing our partners,” said Ong.Not long after Car Club reflected its intentions to engage a reliable technology partner, Ong was introduced to Stone Forest IT – a Microsoft partner that offers one-stop IT solutions to companies, from advisory to implementation and managed services.Lily Ong, director for Dynamics 365 at Stone Forest IT, discussing various service implementations with Gary Ong, managing director of Car Club“Previously, Car Club’s operations relied on many silo systems, which caused a lot of process inefficiencies and made it difficult to share data across departments. This is where we stepped in to develop a system that utilized a centralised platform to connect Car Club’s individual systems into one. We used Microsoft Dynamics 365, an all-in-one business management solution that allowed us to integrate and streamline Car Club’s core business operations into a unified view of customers,” said Lily Ong, director for Dynamics 365 at Stone Forest IT.Hosted in the cloud on Microsoft Azure, Car Club has the full flexibility of access and control over its CRM system anytime, anywhere.Pages1 2 » last »

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16-08-2018
Prudential partners Babylon for AI-powered digital health services in Asia

Prudential Corporation Asia and UK-based Babylon Health (Babylon) have partnered for AI-backed digital health services in Asia.The partnership will see Babylon’s AI expertise made available to existing and new customers of Prudential across Asia. Prudential has more than five million medical insurance customers in Asia and premium income exceeded £800 million in 2017.Based in the UK, Babylon offers AI-powered health services, including personal health assessment and treatment information.The Prudential-Babylon proposition will offer customers in up to 12 markets in Asia 24/7 access to a comprehensive set of digital health tools, complementing Prudential’s existing suite of insurance products.Nic Nicandrou, Chief Executive of Prudential Corporation Asia, said: “At Prudential, we strive to help customers lead healthier and more secure lives. The strategic partnership with Babylon is consistent with our ambition to address the unmet healthcare needs in Asia where the majority of the population are uninsured or underinsured, alongside an ageing population and escalating medical costs. This partnership accelerates our efforts to provide customer-centric, cost efficient and scalable health and wellness digital services to customers in the region.”“We are significantly expanding our role from protection to encompass the prevention and postponement of adverse health events. By empowering customers with self-help tools and real-time health information, we believe the Babylon-enabled platform will inspire them to take an active role in understanding and managing their current and future health needs. Prudential remains committed to help both consumers and governments find efficient solutions to expand access to quality healthcare across Asia.”Dr Ali Parsa, Babylon’s Founder & CEO, said: “Prudential is one of Asia’s leading insurance providers, where its brand is synonymous with trust. We find it humbling that after a lengthy search, Prudential’s forward-looking leadership has put its trust in Babylon as its partner.  Both organisations share the same mission, which is to make healthcare accessible and affordable to everyone on Earth. We look forward to working with one of the most innovative leadership teams in insurance, as they work to build on their strong legacy in Asia and continue in their contribution of enhancing the well-being of its people.”Market-specific details and launch dates for Prudential’s Babylon-enabled health services will be announced later in the year. 

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15-08-2018
Gartner forecasts worldwide information security spending to exceed US$124B in 2019

Worldwide spending on information security products and services will reach more than US$114 billion in 2018, an increase of 12.4% from last year, according to the latest forecast from Gartner.In 2019, the market is forecast to grow 8.7% to $124 billion."Security leaders are striving to help their organizations securely use technology platforms to become more competitive and drive growth for the business," said Siddharth Deshpande, research director at Gartner. "Persisting skills shortages and regulatory changes like the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are driving continued growth in the security services market."A 2017 Gartner survey revealed that the top three drivers for security spending are (1) security risks; (2) business needs; and (3) industry changes.Privacy concerns are also becoming a key factor. Gartner believes privacy concerns will drive at least 10 percent of market demand for security services through 2019 and will impact a variety of segments, such as identity and access management (IAM), identity governance and administration (IGA) and data loss prevention (DLP).Deshpande said highly publicized data breaches, like the recent attack on SingHealth that compromised the personal health records of 1.5 million patients in Singapore, reinforce the need to view sensitive data and IT systems as critical infrastructure."Security and risk management has to be a critical part of any digital business initiative," he said.An increased focus on building detection and response capabilities, privacy regulations such as GDPR, and the need to address digital business risks are the main drivers for global security spending through 2019 (see Table 1).Gartner has also identified key trends affecting information security spending in 2018-2019, including:At least 30% of organizations will spend on GDPR-related consulting and implementation services through 2019.Organizations are continuing their journey toward compliance with the GDPR that has been in effect since 25 May 2018. Implementing, assessing and auditing the business processes related to the GDPR are expected to be the core focus of security service spending for EU-based organizations, and for those whose customers and employees reside there.Risk management and privacy concerns within digital transformation initiatives will drive additional security service spending through 2020 for more than 40% of organizations.Consulting and implementation service providers have retooled their service offerings over the past several years to support customers on their digital transformation journey. Security is a key factor in the uptake of that transformation process for regulated data, critical operations and intellectual property protection spanning public cloud, SaaS and the use of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.Services (subscription and managed) will represent at least 50% of security software delivery by 2020.Security as a service is on the way to surpassing on-premises deployments, and hybrid deployments are enticing buyers. A large portion of respondents to Gartner’s security buying behavior survey said they plan to deploy specific security technologies, such as security information and event management (SIEM), in a hybrid deployment model in the next two years. Managed services represented roughly 24% of deployments, on average."On-premises deployments are still the most popular, but cloud-delivered security is becoming the preferred delivery model for a number of technologies," said Deshpande. 

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15-08-2018
Strong occupational health & safety programs can provide a business advantage for MNCs in the India Market

Only 20% of India’s 465 million strong workforce are covered by the country’s existing health and safety legal framework. This is despite the high level of infectious diseases, and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) which account for an economic burden in India in the range of 5% to 10% of gross domestic product. Revealed in the latest International SOS and Enhesa white paper, ‘Investing and Operating in India; The Occupational and Workplace Health Risks from a Compliance and Duty of Care Perspective’, the report provides insight into the occupational and workplace risks and challenges faced by foreign organizations operating in India and best practices for success in the region.Dr Rahul Kalia, Medical Director at International SOS comments, “As India is increasingly becoming a preferred business location for multinational corporations, it is imperative for organizations with growth ambitions to implement and maintain effective health and wellness programs in the environment of variable healthcare standards. In doing so, employers can tackle major absenteeism and presenteeism trends, which impact productivity and profitability, in an indirect but significant way.”Dr Kalia continues, “Non-compliance with the regulatory framework and safety provisions in India can result in large financial penalties, and even imprisonment. However, some companies have understood the challenges of the environment and turned it into a competitive advantage.”Identifying the key healthcare trends, the paper highlights that both infectious and non-communicable diseases pose a significant threat to employee health and wellbeing. Cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are estimated to account for 60% of all deaths. Cardiovascular diseases specifically are among the leading ten causes of adult (25 to 69 years) deaths. Furthermore, NCDs account for about 40% of all hospital stays and roughly 35% of all recorded outpatient visits.This is alongside the existing and traditional occupational health and safety challenges, such as accidents, pneumoconiosis, musculoskeletal injuries, chronic obstructive lung diseases, pesticide poisoning, noise-induced hearing loss and infectious diseases. In addition, violence in the workplace is a prominent concern for organizations.President of The Employers' Federation of India, Vineet Kaul, says, “Over the past few years, the country has seen several changes in its economic and environmental conditions, and businesses are required to adapt to these changes. While significant progress has been made, healthcare trends in India have been and remain consistent with challenges other emerging countries face. The magnitude and complexity of the workforce required to drive economic growth makes it imperative for emerging economies to focus on occupational health as an integral part of corporate growth strategies.”As well as the requirement to maximize productivity, risk avoidance and sustainability are also at stake. The paper outlines the key workplace, health and welfare regulations with which organizations need to comply, as well as best practice from a Duty of Care perspective. It also suggests a framework of regulations, requirements and best practices for overseas organizations to protect their workforce and improve productivity in the region.Tjeerd Hendel-Blackford, Head of Thought Leadership at Enhesa, states: “As a result of the many challenges relating to employee wellbeing, most standard medical emergency management strategies are difficult to implement in India. Taking a proactive approach to managing occupational health challenges will mitigate risks to employees, demonstrate a commitment to Duty of Care and support sustainability goals and reporting.”The paper, which also includes case histories, is available here.

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15-08-2018
The Korea Association of Regional Public Hospital collaborates on blockchain-based medical information business

HEX Innovation Ltd. forged a strategic alliance with The Korea Association of Regional Public Hospital (hereinafter referred to as “KARPH”) and TPLUS for application of blockchain technology in medical information. Partnership was made for the growth of blockchain-based medical information industry as well as establishment of best practices in relative industry.Based on the blockchain technology of Hex Innovation Ltd., the agreement will focus on three major fields of cooperation and joint research; (1) Joint research and development of the platform for application of blockchain technology for medical information, (2) Development and implementation of blockchain platform for medical information and radiation dose information, (3) Mutual information exchange and cooperation for successful development of the platform.Since TPLUS has competitiveness of joint research and clinical data analysis such as health information exchange, radiation dose management, medical certification service while HEX Innovation Ltd. has a blockchain platform technology capability, KARPH emphasized that the partnership will be synergistic in developing the application of blockchain technology of various medical information.An official of HEX Innovation Ltd. said, "We will create best practices for blockchain-based businesses by expanding the business scope of the healthcare market in all directions as well as enhancing competitiveness through continuous strategic cooperation and network sharing among the three companies with international capabilities."Beginning with the agreement focusing on Asian countries, HEX Innovation Ltd. plans to expand its blockchain based business to worldwide by identifying and spreading promising medical information business.HEX Innovation Ltd. is currently conducting private sales until Aug 31 and plans to launch the public ICO starting from mid-September, under the slogan ‘Health Evolution on X.blockchain (HEX).’

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15-08-2018
IDC: Strong public private collaborations required to achieve Malaysia’s Vision 2020/25

IDC ASEAN is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up in setting the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem through collaborations and creating an advanced economy.Since Malaysia’s independence in 1957, the nation’s economy has diversified from agriculture and commodity-based to developing robust manufacturing and services-based sectors. In the 80’s, the technology sector was identified as outperforming most other sectors of the economies by driving the country GDP. Earlier this year, IDC revealed that Malaysia’s IT spending is expected to reach USD 10 billion by end of 2018, with 70-75% of that still in hardware. However, the investment in digital infrastructure, software, and expertise are the fundamental areas for public sector to focus on to bridge the digital divide and drive the economic growth towards Vision 2020/2025.“As the nation aims at establishing a scientific and progressive society, this requires the most cutting-edge research, innovations and technologies for us to achieve these goals. Ultimately, the public sector should start considering how the ICT industry can fully benefit from the “digital economy” as well as create economic areas of new growth whether in jobs, sectors or physical locations. A joint effort between the public and private sector will create the foundation to increase the GDP, foreign investment, technological experience and expertise in the country”, said Sudev Bangah, Managing Director, IDC ASEAN.Randy Roberts, Research Director IoT and Telco, IDC Asia Pacific added, “Malaysia is one of the countries that has organically been moving towards being extra opportunistic in the utilization of ICT. The new government should implement new ways to achieve the vision especially in areas of research and development, infrastructure and science and technology (S&T). We have to start identifying how emerging technologies, or IDC’s “innovation accelerators”, such as Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), Cognitive/AI Systems, Next-Gen Security, Internet of Things (IoT) and Robotics can create new value for Malaysia to be on the same footing as other developing countries.”To date, there have been progressive initiatives from the government to achieve the country goals especially with the recent proposal to include the right to internet access in the Federal Constitution. Initiatives such as this will directly drive the digital economy and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country and create more engaged and connected citizens. Although Malaysia is still ahead of most developing countries in digital readiness, the government should set an aggressive objective to be equivalent to leading countries in the region such as South Korea and Singapore.According to IDC’s Market Perspective: Nations and Internet of Things: A Comparative Assessment , Malaysia is ranked number 8 out of 13 Asia Pacific countries in terms of IoT Readiness based on nations’ gross domestic product (GDP), government effectiveness, innovation, Internet of Things (loT) spending and lCT spending. Therefore, IDC urges the expansion of wired and wireless broadband networks to provide improved internet access for consumers as well as local enterprises in Malaysia as all groups will benefit from the growth in online services such as e-commerce, online banking and real-time news and information.This year, Malaysia slipped three spots to 27th from 24th in the World Digital Competitiveness Ranking, 2018. Therefore, IDC believes that public-private partnerships are imperative and public sector organizations should invest in building essential digital skills and knowledge to bolster the overall ICT industry and seek opportunities to collaborate with the private sector to help the nation in achieving Vision 2020/25.

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14-08-2018
CLOUDSEC Hong Kong explores new threats and defenses

Trend Micro yesterday gathered more than 400 security experts in Hong Kong to share the latest trends in internet security

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14-08-2018
What is digital trust?

Chief security officers should play a key role in building trust with their organization's customers

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14-08-2018
Microsoft may add multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise

Microsoft may be close to offering multi-session remote desktop access to Windows 10 Enterprise, allowing for as many as 10 simultaneous connections

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14-08-2018
Does Facebook even need a CSO?

The departure of Alex Stamos as Facebook's CSO has raised questions about the company's move from a centralized to a distributed security model

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14-08-2018
Johnson & Johnson launches Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge: Robotics & Digital Surgery

Johnson & Johnson Medical Korea Ltd. and Johnson & Johnson Innovation yesterday announced the launch of the Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge: Robotics & Digital Surgery in collaboration with the Seoul Metropolitan Government and Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI). The challenge invites innovators from around the world -- including start-ups, entrepreneurs, academics, scientists, and biotech researchers -- to submit ideas for robotics and digital health solutions with the potential to help surgeons and their patients. The global competition also aims to help build a digital ecosystem in Korea and around the world where technologies enhance surgical performance, educate surgeons, and guide patients through to full recovery. Up to two winners will receive up to KRW 150,000,000 (~ US$134,000)1 in total grants, one year of residency at the Seoul Bio Hub, one year of mentorship and coaching from experts in science and commercialization at the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, and access to the JLABS global entrepreneurial community."The surgical robotics industry is growing fast, and the global market for the industry is expected to reach $12.6 billion by 2025. Korea is an emerging leader in medical device innovation with tremendous potential in the areas of robotics and digital healthcare," said Dan Wang, Head, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Asia Pacific. "The Robotics & Digital Surgery QuickFire Challenge is a global call for submissions through which we aim to identify great ideas that can make a long-lasting and global impact."The QuickFire Challenges, launched by JLABS – the no-strings attached incubators of Johnson & Johnson Innovation – seek to empower and enable groundbreaking science and health solutions by encouraging students, entrepreneurs, researchers, and start-up companies, etc. to apply. The Robotics & Digital Surgery QuickFire Challenge will focus on the following innovation areas:Pre-op: Apps, Wearables, Planning Software Intra-op: Robotics, Visualization, Neuromonitoring, Imaging Post-op: Sensors, Wearables, AppsApproximately five billion people around the world do not have access to safe surgery. While patient outcomes in surgery have improved over the past decade -- driven by better materials, implant designs, and surgical techniques -- major obstacles still need to be addressed. Surgical patients continue to experience major discrepancies in success, including a 20-40% rate of failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). Inconsistencies in surgical training and high rates of burnout among orthopedic surgeons are some of the factors contributing to variations in patient outcomes."At the Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies, innovation drives what we do, and the launch of the QuickFire Challenge provides us with a unique opportunity to further improve the standard care for patients and surgeons through collaboration with innovators in Korea and around the world in the discovery and development of digital and robotic surgery solutions." said Euan Thomson, Global Head R&D, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies.The challenge aims to improve robotics and digital surgery by combining Johnson & Johnson Innovation's unique vision for collaboration in an open innovation model with the Seoul Metropolitan Government's efforts to drive innovation and commercialize its research outcomes; KHIDI's focus on identifying and solving critical problems within the ecosystem with healthcare research and innovative solutions; and Seoul Bio Hub's ability to foster and accelerate the development and commercialization of early-stage life-science solutions in the start-up community."Advancing technology is a tremendous opportunity that can lead the industry to dramatic improvements. An enhanced digital ecosystem will contribute to better surgical outcomes by advancing disease prediction and prevention, and improving personalized treatment and treatment efficiency," said Jae Yoo, Area Managing Director, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices, North Asia. "Through the QuickFire Challenge, we hope to find solutions that will accelerate the progress of robotics and digital surgery in Korea and globally."The announcement marks the second QuickFire Challenge in Korea, following the launch of the first Seoul Innovation QuickFire Challenge in August 2017. The deadline to submit is October 5, 2018. For more information about the Robotics & Digital Surgery QuickFire Challenge (including the terms and conditions of entry), please visit: http://jlabs.tv/robotics 1 From the KRW 150 million grant, each winner will receive a KRW 70 million cash award and a KRW 5 million free space voucher which must be used toward the rent and utilities at the Seoul Bio Hub for a year

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14-08-2018
Shopmatic offers marketers shortcut to its e-commerce platform

Singapore-based Shopmatic has introduced a new initiative that it hopes to encourage businesses to grow their online presence, as well as to foster entrepreneurship in Singapore.Going onlineThe “Inspiring Entrepreneurship” program will gain access to the company’s Shopmatic Pro solution, which consists of a customizable store builder with payment gateway integration and shipping and logistics integration.Marketers also gain access to data insights through the platform, including relevant marketing tools, all for the cost of SG$10 (US$7.20) for the first six months.The e-commerce company was founded to help business owners sell their products and services online. The Shopmatic platform is tailored for developing markets, and also helps users to list their products on online marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon and Lazada.“The idea of this program is to cultivate and foster an entrepreneurial spirit amidst retailers, individuals and businesses in Singapore regardless of their background. By reducing the investment to set up their stores to $10 during this campaign period, we hope to give these entrepreneurs and businesses a big nudge to create and grow their presence online,” said Avula Avula, Co-Founder and CEO of Shopmatic.“We are also running programs for entrepreneurs across our other markets – Hong Kong and India to help make it even easier for merchants to go online with Shopmatic Pro – and the response has been significant and extremely encouraging,” he said.First launched in India, Shopmatic quickly expanded to Singapore and Hong Kong. With plans to enter other Southeast Asian markets like Indonesia, Malaysia and The Philippine, Shopmatic says it is poised to enter 20 markets by 2020.It points to the e-Conomy SEA Spotlight 2017 report released by Google and Temasek that pegged the growth of the Internet economy in Southeast Asia at US$88.1 billion in 2025, up from $10.9 billion in 2017.Further reading:Mobile and timing are crucial for enhanced online salesOrchestrating an offline-online retail experienceSingles’ Day highlights value of online to offline integration Caption: Image credit: iStockphoto by Getty Images

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13-08-2018
CMHK completes 5G network testing

China Mobile Hong Kong has completed end-to-end 5G network testing, while recent research has found that Hong Kong has a 4G coverage of just over 90%

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13-08-2018
What is CRM? Software for managing customer data

Equal parts strategy and technology, customer relationship management (CRM) is about using data to understand your customers—and boost sales

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13-08-2018
Most common interview questions for IT professionals

Got an IT job interview coming up? Here’s how to prepare

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CyberLink Vol.118 July 2018

Digital Silk Road spotlighted at the Belt and Road Summit

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CyberLink Vol.117 June 2018

Cyberport's Smart-Space 8 in Tsuen Wan is open for online application

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CyberLink Vol.116 May 2018

Message from CEO

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