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Jakarta Post

Avoiding digital disruption

  • Tony Sandberg


Singapore   /   Wed, July 31, 2019   /  11:13 am
Avoiding digital disruption No cash needed: Sutariyah, a 36-year-old food seller, prepares meals for customers in her food stall located in front of Al-Azhar University in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. Her food stall accept cashless payments by using QR codes from some e-wallets such as Go-Pay, OVO and OttoPay. (-/-)

Businesses in Asia-Pacific are in the thick of digital disruption. These innovations can be game-changing, but can also demand change to systems and infrastructures that impact businesses. According to a study across 1,000 IT decision makers in APAC organizations, at least 42 percent of respondents are expecting to upgrade their IT infrastructure to keep pace, with 35 percent expecting that newer, updated technologies can lead to improved employee experience and heightened productivity. Upgrading technology to anticipate and service demand is a main goal of many organizations. However, these organizations are more likely to experience “spurts” that can be sudden in business operations. For example, an online ticketing platform would operate normally on any other day, but a highly-anticipated blockbuster can threaten to bring network downtime because of overwhelming dema...

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