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A decade ago, Ritchell de Loyola was doing well in her career in finance at a bank. But then she was diagnosed with a chronic autoimmune illness. As her condition deteriorated, she was confined to a wheelchair, forced to leave her job, and was out of work for the next seven years. “The sense of …

Team Spiffeng, comprising of NTU students, April Khong Ting Feng, Daris Dzakawan, Jovan Hermawan and Edward Widjaja, represented Singapore in the Top 40 finals for Microsoft’s Imagine Cup 2021 A trip to the local supermarket during the onset of COVID-19 (Phase 1) made Nanyang Technological University (NTU) student April Khong realise one thing: the threat of …

Cybercrime is globally disruptive and economically damaging, causing trillions of dollars in financial losses and operational impacts to individual and business victims. It threatens national security and diminishes trust in the digital economy and the Internet. Additionally, APAC continues to experience a higher-than-average encounter rate for malware and ransomware attacks – 1.6 and 1.7 times higher respectively …

Grab and Microsoft announced three training and development programmes aimed at empowering driver- and delivery-partners as well as students with digital skills to help them capture IT related job and traineeship opportunities. The expanded partnership aims to benefit up to 5,000 driver and delivery-partners, and 250 tertiary students by the end of 2021. Grab driver- and …

While 83 percent of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore now have digital transformation strategies in place, more than half (54 percent) reported delays in their digitalisation plans due to COVID-19. Also, despite higher adoption of digital transformation, only two in five SMEs perceive their efforts to be successful. The economic uncertainties brought about …

Earlier this summer, marine specialists reeled up a shipping-container-size datacenter coated in algae, barnacles and sea anemones from the seafloor off Scotland’s Orkney Islands. The retrieval launched the final phase of a years-long effort that proved the concept of underwater datacenters is feasible, as well as logistically, environmentally and economically practical. Microsoft’s Project Natick team deployed the Northern …

A volunteer program in Singapore builds a digital bridge for older citizens amid COVID-19 isolation Many of us who are staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic are coping with the help of technology, like video conferencing apps to keep connected and streaming services to pass the time. Ensuring senior citizens are connected is vital. Singapore is …

Microsoft Corp. on announced a new global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. The announcement comes in response to the global economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Expanded access to digital skills is an important step in accelerating economic recovery, especially …

thyssenkrupp Elevator is offering digital solution packages based on its cloud driven predictive maintenance platform MAX for free to hospitals and other medical facilities that are especially impacted by COVID-19. The special offer applies in France, Brazil, and the US. “There are over 130,000 connected elevator and escalator units with MAX globally. Among them are …

Microsoft 365 is now available in Singapore. It is a refresh of Office 365, which provides users with new artificial intelligence (AI), rich content and templates, and cloud-powered experiences. These experiences are being rolled out regionally and will reach over 38 million Office 365 subscribers globally in the next few months. “We want to continue …