Category: Enterprise

IBM seals Red Hat deal

IBM has acquired Red Hat for US$34 billion, one of the biggest technology deals of all time — bettered only by Dell’s purchase of EMC for US$65 billion and Avago’s buyout of Broadcom for US$37 billion, both in 2015.

Malaysian teams top first Infineon-LG Hackathon

Front row from second left, Helen Choi (LG Electronics), first prize winner Marsha A Chin (GoReMas Enterprise), CS Chua (Infineon) and second from right, second prize winner Daniel Vong (Wangi Lai PLT)

Malaysia scored big at the first Infineon LG </> Make Hackathon on breakthrough Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in Singapore on June 17.

Cray to build world’s fastest supercomputer for US government

The race to have the world’s fastest supercomputer has taken on a new spin with the US Department of Energy commissioning Cray to build the most powerful yet by 2021. Called Frontier, the new 1.5-exaflop supercomputer will be built on built on Cray’s Shasta supercomputing platform using AMD EPYC CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs.

Fujitsu HK appoints Tang as new GM of sales

Fujitsu Hong Kong has appointed Freddie Tang as General Manager of Sales. In his new role, Tang will oversee Fujitsu’s sales and go-to-market strategy in Hong Kong and Macau, including building relationships with strategic and enterprise customers, growing the customer base, developing new vertical markets, and optimising sales functions to achieve cost effectiveness and sales efficiency.

Worldwide cloud services to grow exponentially through 2022

Cloud services are really hot with projected growth of 17.5 percent to US$214.3 billion in 2019, according to Gartner. The momentum is expected to continue through to 2022 with the research firm projecting the market size and growth of the cloud services industry at nearly three time the growth of overall IT services.

The age of AI in radiology is here

NVIDIA’s Kimberly Powell speaking at EmTech Asia.

Speaking with a passion of an artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare evangelist, Kimberly Powell declared that the age of AI in radiology is here. And she has earned the right to say that because she has been championing this since she joined NVIDIA 11 years ago.

6th edition of EmTech Asia draws more than 800 participants

Emtech Asia has grown from strength to strength since its inception. The sixth edition of the conference on emerging technologies and their impact is expected to pull in more than 800 participants from around the world. Last year’s event drew more than 700 participants.

IBM and T-Systems team up on mainframe services

Remember the mainframe? It used to rule the world of computing and was presumed by some to be extinct when the advent of Intel-based servers and GPU-powered supercomputers. Presumed is the key word here because the mainframe is still alive and kicking though it does not command the clout that it did in the past.

China: Quick adopter, widespread use of technology

By Edward Lim

In the early 2000s, I visited Beijing for the first time and was amazed to see a taxi using a global positioning system (GPS) to get me to my destination. To put things in perspective, this was before the arrival of smartphones and GPS wasn’t even used in Singapore.

HCL to acquire US$1.8b of IBM software assets

Vijayakumar: Acquired products have tremendous potential
Vijayakumar: Acquired products have tremendous potential

India software firm HCL Technologies has entered into an agreement to acquire a portfolio of IBM software products for US$1.8 billion. The transaction is expected to close by mid-2019 upon completion of applicable regulatory reviews.

NTU achieves highest Linpack score in global supercomputing competition

Teams had to work round-the-clock to tackle real-life challenges.

A six-person team from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has achieved 56.51 teraflops, the highest Linpack score — a measurement of a system’s floating point computing horsepower — in a global supercomputing competition held in conjunction with SC18 in Dallas.

Ecozen impresses at inaugural Rabobank Food Loss Challenge

Prateek Singhal, Co-founder and COO of Ecozen Solutions (fourth from right) with Rabobank executives and the panel of judges

Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) are not usually associated with food and agriculture but five startups have shown that such technologies can play a major role in minimising food loss. Some 1.3 billion tonnes of food are lost worldwide each year.