A new report, the 'Climate Concern to Climate Action: The Role of Young Social Entrepreneurs, surveying over 1,000 young social entrepreneurs across 25 countries in Asia Pacific highlighted climate change as a global emergency, placing the spotlight on how this group is taking bold steps to address...
While many countries are gradually regaining a sense of normalcy, it is clear that the nearly three years of living with the pandemic have created significant shifts have occurred in the business landscape. We’ve collected a range of predictions in technology and business trends for companies to...
With Southeast Asia's booming digital economy projected to surpass the US$300 billion mark by 2026, digital payments continue to present tremendous growth opportunities for businesses, according to a new IDC report commissioned by global payments platform 2C2P and global membership association for payments and fraud prevention professionals Merchant Risk Council (MRC). On...
The Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and Collaborative Research in Engineering and Science and Technology Centre (CREST) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dassault Systèmes Singapore Pte Ltd. The partnership aims to create a steering committee to discuss the scope, requirements, roles and plans in...
The world's most lucrative AI business – Chatbots/Virtual Digital Assistants -- will remain a market served by a robust, diverse ecosystem of vendors. In a new report, Omdia suggests that contrary to a wide range of vendor assessments and traditional technology market trends, Chatbot/VDA solutions will...
Central to the SMEs Go Digital programme since its launch in 2017, sector-specific Industry Digital Plans (IDPs) will be progressively refreshed to introduce a greater breadth and depth of solutions. This will ensure that the IDPs remain relevant to the evolving needs of small and medium enterprises...
An inaugural survey of 800+ SMEs across six markets in Asia conducted by DBS and Bloomberg Media Studios in August found that SMEs recognise the value of transitioning to more sustainable business models. SMEs in India led their regional counterparts in Asia, with more than...
Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is collaborating with Microsoft to address climate-related issues and improve sustainability outcomes for digital technologies. This partnership will look to accelerate the global and local development of software applications and solutions to help industries do more with less.
In this current economy, ASEAN’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remain upbeat about their economic prospects. Many businesses are excited about the ongoing tech revolution, with plans to double down on technology investments to increase efficiency, enhance the customer experience and future-proof their operations.
While the unrelenting cry for businesses to adopt more sustainable practices continues to ring out, SMEs in Singapore have revealed that their top challenge transitioning to more sustainable business models is balancing ESG goals with growth targets for their business (63%). This was followed...