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Virtual assistants move into DevOps

DevOps practices are fueling adoption of ChatOps and VoiceOps, in which IT departments are leveraging Slack, Amazon.com’s Alexa and other like tools to automate operations.

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There’s no shortage of project management solutions for mid-size and large businesses. Startups, though, have limited budgets and simply can't afford high-priced project management software. Here are seven affordable options.

MapR delivers persistent storage for containers

With its Converged Data Platform for Docker, MapR Technologies has unlocked persistent storage for containers, offering state access to files, database tables and message streams from any location.

TECHNOLOGY

APPLICATIONS

Container-friendly Alpine Linux may get Java port

Project Portola would port the JDK to the security-focused, lightweight Linux distribution

CLOUD COMPUTING

Singapore companies will become cloud-first within the next two years: ServiceNow

However, they need to ensure that their IT employees are equipped with the right skills to enable them to take a cloud-first approach.

COMPUTER HARDWARE

Toshiba reveals new 3D flash chip that can store 1TB

Meanwhile, Foxxcon and others may now in the hunt to purchase a majority share of Toshiba’s memory business

DATA CENTRE

Telin Singapore’s data centre awarded BCA-IMDA Green Mark Platinum Award

Telin-3 achieves at least 99 percent potable water savings with NEWater and efficient Cooling Tower design

EMERGING TECHNOLOGY

Hong Kong’s SmarTone uses humanoid robot to enhance customer experience

NAO can speak multiple languages, as well as recommend the latest smartphone accessories and service plans to customers

INDUSTRIES

Mobile shopping in Singapore to grow by 42 percent this year: PayPal

Cross-border online shopping is also forecasted to grow by 23 percent this year.

INTERNET

eCommerce Tracker: Malaysia's U for Life joins forces with fintech player

A gap in the market has opened up, created in part by today's emerging digital society, encouraged by MDEC and other agencies, said the partners.

MOBILE

Singaporeans perceive digital advancement and e-government favourably: EY

The republic's highly device-centric population spells growth opportunities for e-commerce and digital payments

NETWORKING

Qualcomm, China Mobile and ZTE to collaborate on 5G NR trials at 3.5GHz

The collaboration is aimed at driving the mobile ecosystem toward rapid validation and commercialisation of 5G NR technologies at scale.

OPERATING SYSTEMS

Microsoft's support rules for Windows 10 LTSB void allure to enterprise customers

Clarifications, says Gartner, bring 'restrictions and caveats' that make LTSB impossible to rely on as originally envisioned

SECURITY

Cyberattacks on global democracy among regional fears, says IBM: Malaysia security interview

'There is no doubt that security is now a board level issue and organisations are realising that security is not just about risk management,' says IBM Security's Jean-Claude Broido.

STORAGE

How can Malaysian companies turn data into digital currency?

Business leaders discuss the IT strategies that can unlock the value in enterprise data.

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BLOGS

Challenges for investment banks 2017 (Part 10): Using Distributed Ledger Technology

For blockchain-based DLT to gain acceptance, banks will need to ensure that their blockchain-enabled solutions comply with all current regulatory mandates.

Challenges for investment banks 2017 (Part 9): Rethinking the Research Function

Investment banks should be availing themselves of digital opportunities to make research profitable again, according to Accenture.

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