Saturday, June 10, 2023
Hope McGarry, Director ASG, Specialty and Commercial at Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro achieves Environmental Sustainability Specialisation certificate

Ingram Micro announced that it has achieved the Environmental Sustainability Specialisation-CESS certification through the Cisco Partner Program. Ingram Micro is the first Cisco Distributor in Asia Pacific, Japan, and Greater China (APJC) to achieve the certification. The distinction indicates that the company has successfully completed courses created to help partners operationalise environmental sustainability practices. Further, Ingram Micro has made a number of commitments as part of the Cisco Sustainability Pledge.

Alipay users can now link to Apple ID in a fast one-stop way within...

Alipay announced the launch of a new feature for iPhone customers with the latest version of Alipay app to quickly add Alipay to their Apple ID and complete payment authorization one-stop within the application. Alipay app is the world’s first third-party payment application to launch this new feature to greatly optimize iPhone customers’ shopping experience.
Ashley Still, Senior Vice President, Digital Media at Adobe

Adobe announces Generative Fill to bolster creative and design workflows

Adobe unveiled Generative Fill in Photoshop, bringing Adobe Firefly generative AI capabilities directly into design workflows. The Firefly-powered Generative Fill is the first co-pilot in creative and design workflows, giving users a new way to work by easily adding, extending or removing content from images non-destructively in seconds using simple text prompts.

Lenovo launches Digital Workplace Solutions to support struggling CIOs

At a time when firms are struggling to find customised tech to address their unique business requirements, Lenovo Solutions and Services Group (SSG) is launching Digital Workplace Solutions (DWS), a new managed services portfolio of intelligent tools and systems. DWS delivers work-related technology, security, efficiency, and employee satisfaction so that executives can deliver on key performance outcomes. According to research commissioned by Lenovo, nine out of ten (90%) CIOs say they are often asked to make business decisions beyond technology adoption.
Kerim Akgonul, Chief Product Officer at Pega

Pega launches generative AI-powered boosters to ease workflow automation

Pegasystems Inc., the low-code platform provider empowering leading enterprises to Build for Change®, has announced Pega GenAI™ – a set of 20 new generative AI-powered boosters to be integrated across Pega Infinity™ ‘23, the latest version of Pega’s product suite built on its low-code platform for AI-powered decisioning and workflow automation.
Aaron Trotman, Founder of NON

The first cellar door for non-alcoholic beverages unveils in Melbourne

Welcome to NON. Things are different here. Revered non-alcoholic wine alternative brand NON, unveils NONHQ; the world's first inaugural non-alcoholic cellar door based in Melbourne. Creating real drinks for real times, NON Founder Aaron Trotman, has meticulously designed a centre for creating exceptional non-alcoholic liquids; by deconstructing real produce using culinary techniques to create real drinks, with no booze. The 10-person tours at NONHQ, will operate on the first Friday of every month to immerse guests on the journey of how NON’s first-class liquids are crafted by expert chefs, food scientists, bartenders, and winemakers.
Scott Schaefer, General Manager at Holiday Inn Dandenong

IHG Hotel’s latest property Holiday Inn Dandenong opens in Melbourne

IHG Hotels & Resorts unveiled its latest Australian Holiday Inn property in Melbourne’s south east. The 124-room Holiday Inn Dandenong is located in the heart of the business and entertainment district at 50-52 McCrae Street. Hotel owner, Pelligra Group, invested $12m into the transformation and build to create a next-generation Holiday Inn featuring the brand’s signature Open Lobby concept, conference rooms and Dandelion Lounge + Eatery.
David Burns, Group Executive at Telstra Enterprise

Telstra launches end-to-end solution to help transform Australian industries

Telstra has launched an end-to-end Industrial Automation capability to transform some of Aussies' biggest industries to make them smarter, safer, cleaner, more productive and secure. The comprehensive suite of services combines Telstra Purple's recent industrial solutions acquisitions Aqura Technologies and Alliance Automation, joint venture with data science and Al leader Quantium, and Telstra's high-quality networks, including 5G, Fibre and lnternet-of-Things (IoT), to help Australian businesses simplify the complexities of Industry 4.0.
Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand

AlipayHK, Kakao Pay, Touch ‘n Go and Alipay now accepted in Thailand

Ant Group, the operator of Alipay+, the global cross-border digital payments and marketing solution announced that a total of four mobile wallets are now accepted in Thailand. These include AlipayHK (Hong Kong SAR), Kakao Pay (South Korea), Touch ‘n Go eWallet (Malaysia) and Alipay (Chinese mainland), which has been accepted by Thai merchants since 2015.
Dr. Ray O. Johnson, Chief Executive Officer of TII

UAE’s Technology Innovation Institute launches open source Falcon 40B LLM for research and commercial...

The Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a global scientific research center and the applied research pillar of Abu Dhabi’s Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC), strengthened its growing global influence in the field of artificial intelligence by announcing that "Falcon 40B," the UAE's first large-scale AI model, is now open source for research and commercial use.