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December 5, 2019

SMB

A 20/20 Glimpse Into The Year 2020

As the curtains draw near on an eventful 2019 marked by trade wars, government shutdowns, elections and more, it looks as though the coming leap year will be no less memorable. But beyond the headlines, furore and excitement, there’s no doubt that the past 12 months have also contained important lessons…

November 29, 2019

EDUCATION

Digital Innovation Driving Positive Change in Student Experience

Ask leaders in higher education about their biggest challenge and you’ll get a consistent answer: student experience, engagement and retention. In many ways it’s not surprising. Institutions take on a huge responsibility when they enrol a student and the impact of a student dropping out can be staggering…

November 27, 2019

ENERGY/UTILITIES

Using IoT to enable Agile Trading of Distributed Energy Resources

In 2018, the number of Australian households with rooftop solar passed 2 million – that’s one in five.¹ Tomorrow’s smart grid will be a constellation of many generation sources working together, shifting from the traditional one-way power flows from generation through grids to consumers…

November 27, 2019

INNOVATION

Cisco wins 3 Channel Asia Innovation Awards in 2019

Earlier this month, IDG Communications, one of the world’s largest tech media companies, held the inaugural Channel Asia Innovation Awards 2019 last night. These awards highlight the best the channel in ASEAN has to offer across a leading and diverse line-up of partners, vendors, distributors and…

November 14, 2019

CORPORATE NEWS

Internship Insights: what it’s like at Cisco

The team at Cisco Australia and New Zealand are very passionate about helping the next generation in STEM, and see the value in sharing industry experience with those considering a future career in technology. Offering internships is part of this goal in support of Cisco’s AUSTEM 2020 goals, and to…

November 14, 2019

INNOVATION

Cisco re-inventing the future of networking

With billions of devices connected to the Internet, and tens of billions more coming down the pike, the pressures on our infrastructure are heading for a peak and pushing the industry to solve for some fundamental growing pains. Numerous challenges have emerged as we’ve been operating in a landscape…

November 12, 2019

COLLABORATIONS

Contributing to Workstyle Innovation and Japan’ Economic Growth with Digital Solutions

Japan’s declining birthrate and aging population are structural problems that inhibit its economic growth. In order to address this issue, the Government of Japan is implementing various measures to realize a society in which all 100 million people are active. In particular, workstyle Innovation…

November 7, 2019

SMB

Top Three Small Business Challenges that can be Overcome

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the Asia Pacific region are expected to scale up on limited resources. Business leaders have to do much more with much less while responding as quickly as possible to market changes. While digital transformation helps SMBs stay competitive, the journey…

October 31, 2019

COLLABORATIONS

Supporting an inclusive workplace culture in Singapore with tech – and why it matters

International Sign Language Day came by in my social media feed under the hashtag #IDSL2019 – in the form of a Scottish student who invented 100 new signs for scientific terms, to help make STEM jobs more accessible for the hearing impaired. It occurred to me how small actions and ideas can have great consequences…