IBM and Amadeux collaborate on easing air travel as tourism industry rebounds

In a joint statement Amadeus and IBM said, the former will integrate IBM’s digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform. The move will simplify the verification of passengers’ health credentials during the boarding process, said the companies on Thursday. Ever since the pandemic began, the tourism industry, along with the aviation and tech sectors…

Global CEOs downsize physical office spaces, accelerate move towards digital workspace: KPMG survey

According to the results of a survey released on Tuesday, companies across the glove are moving their operations online so as to cut expenses related to office space and make recruiting and retaining staff part of their top priorities. The survey by accounting firm KPMG showed, 80% of business leaders had accelerated their digital expansion…

Google partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to forecast Wuhan coronavirus spread

In a statement, Alphabet Inc’s Google disclosed, over the last three days, it had surveyed a few users on their health at the request of Carnegie Mellon University researchers who are aiming to forecast the spread of Wuhan coronavirus infections. Google’s Opinion Rewards app, which exchanges responses to surveys from Google and its clients for…

Singapore’s cyber attack carries the signature of Advanced Persistent Threat group

The attack comes despite robust security measures undertaken by Singapore, a highly wired and digitalized state which has made cyber security a core priority since more than a decade. On Monday, on a follow up on Singapore’s worst ever cyber attack which saw personal information of nearly 1.5 million people, including its Prime Minister being…

Prudential and Babylon launches healthcare platform for Asian clients

While the platform will allow existing customers to monitor and better manage their health so as to avoid, if not prevent, an onslaught of a disease, its preventive measures is also likely to lure in customers who want to better manage their current and future health requirements. On Thursday, global insurer Prudential announced a strategic…