Zafar Anjum

Southeast Asia Correspondent

Zafar Anjum is a Singapore-based journalist and writer. As a journalist, Zafar worked as the online editor at Executive Networks Media in Singapore, leading the editorial team (online) for enterprise IT publications such as Computerworld Singapore, Computerworld Malaysia, CIO Asia, and MIS Asia. Over the last two decades, Zafar has worked with media companies such as Fairfax Business Media in Australia, MediaCorp in Singapore, and Encyclopaedia Britannica in India.

The Myanmar coup’s other victim: reliable internet connectivity

IT leadership lessons from Singapore’s first CIO, Alex Siow

IT leadership lessons from Singapore’s first CIO, Alex Siow

The ‘accidental CIO’ shares his decades of career lessons to help today’s CIOs succeed intentionally.

How Southeast Asian CIOs can help combat climate change

How Southeast Asian CIOs can help combat climate change

Government initiatives in Singapore and elsewhere, customer pressure on businesses to operate sustainably, and a slow change in ethos are all helping IT reshape itself to reduce harm to the planet.

The opportunities and risks of cloud adoption in Singapore

The opportunities and risks of cloud adoption in Singapore

The Singapore Computer Society’s cloud computing conference explores how cloud computing is fundamental to digitalisation, and what roles emerging technologies like AI will play.

Digitalisation ultimately belongs to the CEO, with the CIO’s help: Balakrishnan

Digitalisation ultimately belongs to the CEO, with the CIO’s help: Balakrishnan

Singapore’s Smart Nation Initiative minister-in-charge, Vivian Balakrishnan, also discusses the forces behind the current technology inflection point, and what it means to business, government, and citizens.

Why 5G’s commercial potential remains untapped in Southeast Asia

Why 5G’s commercial potential remains untapped in Southeast Asia

As some Asia-Pacific nations roll out 5G networks, the question of what to do with them for business benefit has not been well-defined, modelled, or trialled beyond a few pilot projects. Here’s what needs to change.

Singapore gives new push to 5G commercialisation use cases

Singapore gives new push to 5G commercialisation use cases

A S$30 million fund will support a range of projects, including autonomous port vehicles and smart manufacturing.

Singapore’s new programmes to help enterprises digitise their businesses

Singapore’s new programmes to help enterprises digitise their businesses

The CTO-as-a-service initiative will launch later in 2020, whilst the Digital Leaders Programme and Better Data-Driven Business programmes are now in operation.

Budget 2021: Where Singapore’s government plans to boost digital transformation

Budget 2021: Where Singapore’s government plans to boost digital transformation

Providing a CTO-as-a-service programme is one of several planned initiatives meant to help Singaporean businesses and public agencies structurally adapt to a digital world.

How IT outsourcing is changing in Southeast Asia

How IT outsourcing is changing in Southeast Asia

There’s more competition from local providers and from the cloud, at a time when the pandemic has made resiliency and digital transformation even more important.

Waarom inperking van het datacenter zinnig is

Cloud computing is allang de fase van kinderziektes ontstegen. Maar benut je wel alle kansen in de cloud?

Top 10 Outsourcing Vendors Score Big in Indian IT Services Market

The top ten leading vendors cornered a 39 percent share in the US$4.8 billion Indian IT services market in 2008.

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