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DPM Says Innovation Key to Overcome “Iron Triangle” of Healthcare

Monday, November 7th, 2022

DPM Heng Swee Keat reiterated the importance of innovation to help the nation overcome the “Iron Triangle” of healthcare – cost, accessibility and quality. He was addressing the attendees of CHI Innovate 2022 via a recorded speech to open the annual flagship conference for the Centre for Healthcare Innovation (CHI).

Heng Swee Keat is the Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies.

Heng Swee Keat is the Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies.

Noting that innovation is key to overcoming the “iron triangle” of cost, accessibility and quality of healthcare, DPM Heng said that just as important as research and innovation is the translation of innovation into impact – which corresponded with the theme for this year’s CHI Innovate: “The Road from Innovation to Impact”.

DPM shared three ways of achieving greater impact in healthcare innovation.

  1. Innovation at the systems level
  2. Innovation in the use of technology
  3. Fostering an innovative workplace culture

Check out the details of DPM Heng’s speech from the script below.

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NetApp Announces BlueXP: The Unified Data Experience for the Evolved Cloud

Saturday, November 5th, 2022

NetApp BlueXP simplifies hybrid multicloud data storage with cost and performance optimisation, security, and flexible consumption – all powered by state-of-the-art AIOps.

“We are excited to deliver a whole new, unified cloud experience that is simple, secure, sustainable and cost effective. With BlueXP, our customers and partners in Asia Pacific can better compete in the hyper-dynamic digital economy of tomorrow and realise the full potential of a true hybrid multicloud world,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetApp Asia Pacific & Japan.

“We are excited to deliver a whole new, unified cloud experience that is simple, secure, sustainable and cost effective. With BlueXP, our customers and partners in Asia Pacific can better compete in the hyper-dynamic digital economy of tomorrow and realise the full potential of a true hybrid multicloud world,” said Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, NetApp Asia Pacific & Japan.

NetApp, a global, cloud-led, data-centric software company, has announced the availability of NetApp BlueXP, a unified control plane delivering a simple hybrid multicloud experience for storage and data services across on-premises and cloud environments.

“With the launch of BlueXP, NetApp is uniquely positioned to help organisations unlock the promise of the cloud by making infrastructure, applications and data true assets to their business. By taking an evolved cloud approach, customers can integrate cloud into their architecture and operations, eliminate complexity and increase their speed of innovation to deliver quickly on the business outcomes that matter most,” said George Kurian, CEO at NetApp.

Organisations today have increasingly moved to hybrid multicloud environments to accelerate their digital transformation and drive growth, even in uncertain times.

But in managing these environments, companies face daunting challenges and inefficiencies that can impede innovation.

With BlueXP, NetApp will build an “evolved cloud” to simplify and automate critical operations across on-premises and public clouds in order to help organisations drive business impact and improve customer experience.

NetApp BlueXP allows users to manage their broader hybrid multicloud data estate, including on-premises unified storage and first-party native storage with the leading public cloud providers.

 

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Simple, Secure, Sustainability and Savings for enterprises who adopt NetApp BlueXP to build their “Evolved Cloud”. Helming NetApp in the Asia Pacific & Japan is Sanjay Rohatgi, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Asia Pacific & Japan.

Offering a simple, yet powerful experience driven by AIOps, BlueXP delivers integrated, broad data service capabilities to deploy, automate, discover, manage, protect, govern and optimise data, infrastructure, and the business processes that support them – with the flexible consumption options required in today’s cloud-led environment.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: Canon EOS R6 Mark II Full-Frame Camera With 6K Raw & 40fps

Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II hits Singapore shelves on 18 November 2022 with pre-orders beginning today. Also announced is a RF135mm f/1.8L USM prime lens and the Speedlite EL-5 flash. Prices below.

New from Canon (from Left): Speedlite EL-5 flash, EOS R6 Mark II full-frame camera, RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM lens.

New from Canon (from Left): Speedlite EL-5 flash, EOS R6 Mark II full-frame camera, RF135mm f/1.8L IS USM lens.

The Canon EOS R6 Mark II replaces its predecessor which will stop production.

The full-frame camera adds a number of video production features to make it useful for both still photography and videos.

Highlights of the EOS R6 Mark II include 6K 60p Raw video external recording, Canon Log 3, High Frame Rate Full HD 180p recording, and focus breathing correction.

Still-shooting wise, the EOS R6 Mark II offers up to 40 fps with AF/AE tracking — the fastest continuous shooting speed in the EOS camera system.

More details below from the press release.

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Circles.Life Ventures into Travel with Jetpac Subscription Service

Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

With the resumption of travel following the restrictions during the heights of the pandemic, Singapore telco Circles.Life is venturing into the travel sector with its new subscription service for travellers – Jetpac.

Siddarth Chaturvedi, country head for Singapore at Circles.Life, launches the Jetpac travel subscription service at the Mandala Club in Singapore.

Siddarth Chaturvedi, country head for Singapore at Circles.Life, launches the Jetpac travel subscription service at the Mandala Club in Singapore.

The details of the Jetpac subscription can be found in this story from the preview I attended last week in Singapore.

For the moment, the core services – Lite Pac at S$10-per-month – includes the provision of global roaming data, and access to airport lounge during flight delays.

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Preview: Circles.Life to Launch Jetpac for Travellers

Thursday, October 27th, 2022

Singapore’s telco Circles.Life is venturing into the travel sector with its new subscription service for travellers – Jetpac. Details below.

Jetpac from Circles.Life will launch on 1 November 2022, with a Pokemon-partnered “Dare to Roam” celebration on 30 October from at *SCAPE, Singapore. Click to enlarge.

Jetpac from Circles.Life will launch on 1 November 2022, with a Pokemon-partnered “Dare to Roam” celebration on 30 October from at *SCAPE, Singapore. Click to enlarge.

Monthly subscriptions are available in three tiers:

  1. Insure Pac: S$30
  2. Pro Pac: S$20
  3. Lite Pac: S$10

Subscribers enjoy global roaming data with rollover of unused data; access to airport lounges in case of flight delays; monthly Expedia vouchers (Pro Pac & Insure Pac) that can be accumulated; as well as travel insurance (Insure Pac only).

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New Arrival: Apple Unveils New iPad, iPad Pro & Apple TV 4k

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

Apple has just unveiled its redesigned 10th-generation iPad, new versions of its iPad Pro, and updated its Apple TV 4K. Price and availability below.

The new iPad from Apple will ship in four colours: blue, pink, yellow, and silver.

The new iPad from Apple will ship in four colours: blue, pink, yellow, and silver.

The new gadgets will provide Apple with more devices to sell going into the important holiday shopping season.

Tenth-Generation iPad

The 10th-generation entry-level iPad has been totally redesigned and will be available in 64GB and 256GB configurations, as well as Wi-Fi (from S$679) and Wi-Fi + Cellular (from S$909) connectivity.

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Star Buy for 10.10 Online Sale: Huawei MatePad Pro (10.8”) Tablet

Sunday, October 9th, 2022

Every month of the year, we see a major online sale eg. 9.9, 10.10, 11.11 sales. For October’s 10.10 sale, the bargain has got to be the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8-inch tablet which is going for less than half its original launch pricing from a year ago.

The best bargain for Huawei’s 10.10 online sale and year-end promotions is the MatePad Pro 10.8-inch tablet.

The best bargain for Huawei’s 10.10 online sale and year-end promotions is the MatePad Pro 10.8-inch tablet.

My wife has been using the Huawei MatePad Pro 10.8” tablet since it was launched in August last year.

At launch, its RRP was S$998, excluding S$206 for the optional Flip Cover (S$58) and Huawei M-Pencil (2nd generation, S$148).

Check out Huawei’s promotional discounts for 10.10 sale on Shopee and Lazada. Click to enlarge.

Check out Huawei’s promotional discounts for 10.10 sale on Shopee and Lazada. Click to enlarge.

For this year’s 10.10 online sale, Huawei is selling the MatePad Pro (10.8”) on Shopee and Lazada at only S$498 from 10-12 October 2022.

And if you head down to Huawei Authorised Stores at 313@Somerset and Westgate, you get the Flip Cover and M-Pencil free as part of Huawei’s year-end promotions which last for the entire months of October and November.

Huawei also has a year-end promotion for the months of October and November 2022. Click to enlarge.

Huawei also has a year-end promotion for the months of October and November 2022. Click to enlarge.

Besides the MatePad Pro, many other Huawei devices are also on offer at steep discounts (up to 50% off) accompanied by freebies (up to S$496) – for both the 10.10 online sale and the year-end promotions.

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New Arrival: Acer Launches 1.17kg Swift Edge 16” 4K OLED Laptop

Friday, October 7th, 2022

The new 16-inch Acer Swift Edge is targeted at hybrid and mobile workers looking for a thin and light laptop that offers performance, security and durability. Prices & availability below.

Weighing only 1.17kg, the Acer Swift Edge has a 16-inch 4K OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support and 500 nits peak brightness. During the media launch in Singapore yesterday, I was impressed with how light it felt holding it in my hands.

Weighing only 1.17kg, the Acer Swift Edge has a 16-inch 4K OLED display with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut support and 500 nits peak brightness. During the media launch in Singapore yesterday, I was impressed with how light it felt holding it in my hands.

The new Swift Edge from Acer is a secured-core notebook PC powered by AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 6850U or AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 6650U; and ships with Windows 11 Pro, Microsoft Pluton, and biometric authentication to help safeguard sensitive user data.

More details below from the press release.

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New Arrival: HP Launches Omen and Victus 16” Gaming Laptops

Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

The OMEN 16 is HP’s most thermally advanced gaming laptop while the Victus by HP 16 laptop is making its debut for those looking for a more affordable option. Prices, promotions and availability below.

The new OMEN 16 (left) and Victus by HP 16 gaming laptops from HP Inc.

The new OMEN 16 (left) and Victus by HP 16 gaming laptops from HP Inc.

HP Inc. has extended its gaming portfolio with the addition of the OMEN 16 to the flagship OMEN lineup, and the debut of the more affordable Victus by HP 16 laptop.

 

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HP Inc. launching its new OMEN 16 and Victus by HP 16 gaming laptops in Singapore.

The OMEN Gaming Hub has also been refreshed to enhance gameplay and elevate experiences through pro features that optimise system resources and improve performance.

Prices and more details below from the press release.

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Dell Offers Zero Trust & Cybersecurity Solutions to Protect Multicloud & Edge Environments

Tuesday, October 4th, 2022

The new cybersecurity offerings and services from Dell help provide greater resilience for modern security.

John Roese (left), global chief technology officer; and Amit Midha (right, president, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities from Dell Technologies hosted the power briefing last week (30 September 2022) on the new services and solutions to help enterprises embrace Zero Trust and build cyber resilience.

John Roese (left), global chief technology officer; and Amit Midha (right, president, Asia Pacific & Japan, and Global Digital Cities from Dell Technologies hosted the power briefing last week (30 September 2022) on the new services and solutions to help enterprises embrace Zero Trust and build cyber resilience.

Dell’s new cybersecurity services, endpoint and cyber protection solutions help customers build cyber resilience.

Dell aims to simplify Zero Trust cybersecurity adoption by streamlining integration across IT environments.

More details below from the press release.

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