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Enterprise tech happenings: October

Enterprise tech happenings: October

Enterprise tech happenings: October

Fortinet partners with CSIT to strengthen Singapore’s cyber defence

Fortinet has partnered with a technical agency in the Ministry of Defence, the Centre for Strategic Infocomm Technologies (CSIT), to strengthen Singapore's capability to effectively mitigate digital threats. The partnership will enhance the centre’s capabilities in several key areas like Cyber Threat Intelligence Sharing, Joint Investigations, and Telemetry Data Utilisation.

Pannie Sia, General Manager ASEAN, Workday. Image source: Workday

Workday study finds that Singapore businesses rank #1 in AI and ML investment

According to a Workday study, C-Suite Global AI Indicator Report: AI Is the Ultimate Level-Up, Singapore businesses top world rankings in terms of investment in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. Singapore businesses on average invest 24% of their annual budget in AI and ML, ahead of the United States (22%) and Canada (21%), and higher than the global average of 18%. Singapore is ahead of the game when it comes to implementing AI and ML across business operations, with half of Singapore businesses (51%) already making progress in AI and ML deployments to streamline workflows and augment the workforce, compared to the global average of 34%. However, one in two Singapore business leaders admit that they are concerned about the trustworthiness of AI and ML technologies at present.

QNAP releases a real-time people-counting app

QVR Human from QNAP analyses live video streams from various sources to provide real-time counting data and analytics to help businesses make informed decisions. Insights on store traffic data, peak hours, and popular sections allow a business to optimise staffing, operations, and space utilisation for a business to craft an effective sales strategy and increase revenue. Do note that there is a charge if the video stream is drawn directly from the IP Camera and not through a QNAP NAS via QVR Pro.

Image source: Zyxel.

Zyxel Networks introduces a new firewall and Wi-Fi 7 Access Point for SMBs

Zyxel’s WBE660S Wi-Fi 7 BE22000 Triple-Radio NebulaFlex Pro Access Point is the company’s first Wi-Fi 7 solution for Managed Service Providers (MSPs) and SMBs. Its triple radio BE22000 architecture supports speeds up to 22Gbps, delivering up to five times faster speed than Wi-Fi 6/6E. The inclusion of a 10G uplink enables true 10GbE broadband speeds. It is priced at S$2,499 (before GST) with enquiries directed here.

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Zyxel says its new USG FLEX H series Security Firewall for SMBs will provide them with multi-gigabit performance and advanced security. It provides SMBs with a triple-performance firewall, VPN, and Unified Threat Management (UTM) throughputs. It also features multi-gigabit speeds ranging from 1G and 2.5G to 10G, offering SMBs ample capacity to accommodate their network demands. Select models also come with Power over Ethernet (PoE) options, featuring a power budget of up to 30W, to enable seamless connectivity and powering of devices such as Wi-Fi 6E Access Points (APs) and 5G routers, to simplify network cabling. The USGFLEX100H and USGFLEX200H are priced at S$1,199 and S$2,199 respectively, with enquiries directed here.

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ASUS’s new mini-PC brings the power to businesses

Small but mighty, the ASUS ExpertCenter PN64-E1 is no lightweight when it comes to performance. It comes powered by up to a Core i7 13th Gen processor, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, and Intel Iris Xe graphics. In terms of connectivity, besides Wi-Fi 6 support, you get a LAN port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, four USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-A, two USB 3.2 Gen1 Type-A, two HDMI 2.1 ports, and one Audio Jack.

It is priced at S$1,529 and is available from select Challenger, Harvey Norman, Courts, Popular, and Gain City stores. Interested customers can contact Convergent Systems (S) Pte Ltd with any enquiries.

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