Google Cloud and Axiata Enterprise have announced a strategic partnership to serve the evolving needs of millions of companies across rapidly digitalising economies in Asia. The partnership will be rolled out in two distinct phases. The first will see Axiata’s Digital Telcos offering Google...
Asiawide Franchise Consultants is a Singapore-based franchise management consulting firm founded in 1989 (previously under a different name). While they are one of Asia’s most established and experienced franchise consulting firms, they too were not spared the impact of the pandemic on their business. Working with Paloe...
The past year has been tough on businesses across the globe, but perhaps especially so for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), who have been left particularly vulnerable in the wake of economic fallout. A year on, however, things finally seem to be looking up.
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has established the OT Cybersecurity Expert Panel (OTCEP) comprising 11 local and international Operational Technology (OT) cybersecurity experts. Operational Technology (OT) refers to technologies involving interconnected devices and computers for the monitoring and control of physical processes,...
Green shoots in Healthcare and Transport & Storage, which emerged in 3Q and 4Q 2020, continue to gain momentum in 1Q 2021 and lead the broad-based recovery for SMEs across industries. SME cashflows largely returned to pre-Circuit Breaker levels in 1Q 2021, though challenges...
Data analytics is no longer a buzzword and driving data-driven outcomes should no longer be complicated. It’s been almost a decade since the Singapore government launched its Smart Nation initiative – a national effort to drive pervasive adoption of digital and smart technologies throughout the city state...
The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic downturn has had a significant impact across the Asia Pacific, and Malaysia was not spared. With that said, optimism is already starting to show, with about 33% of companies in Malaysia looking to increase their headcount and 40% maintaining status...
"Microsoft has announced its “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia) initiative". As part of the plan, Microsoft will establish its first datacenter region in the country to deliver cloud services locally, with the ability to store data in-country. Microsoft also announced plans to skill an...
Shorter business cycles and greater uncertainty in an age of increased competition have propelled the demand for flexible workspace solutions such as hot desking and private office solutions in Singapore. As large enterprises shift towards a more economical option, traditional landlords are tapping on...
In September 2020, the SBF-Experian SME Index for 4Q20 – 1Q21F registered an overall reading of 46.3, based on data collected between July and August 2020, the lowest reading since the inception of the SME Index (“the Index”) in 2009. This index, a joint...