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Data: At the Centre of Smart Nation, Singapore

The Republic needs to maintain its position as a key global data hub by ensuring its data centres are not only cyber-secure but also ecologically sustainable.

Singapore's strong network infrastructure and its diverse connectivity to major Asia-Pacific markets are some reasons major cloud players such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook have built their own data centres on the island.

SINGAPORE'S Smart Nation initiative was launched in 2014 with the bold ambition of harnessing technology and big data to improve lives, create economic activity and build a closer community. From healthcare to public security to the convenience of a cashless society, data is being aggregated and...

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