IDTechEx, a company providing independent market research, business intelligence and events on emerging technology, released a report entitled Mobile Robots, Autonomous Vehicles, and Drones in Logistics, Warehousing, and Delivery 2020-2040 that provides an analysis of key players, technologies and markets. They note that there...
According to Cisco’s APAC SMB Digital Maturity Index 2019, Singapore is ranked the highest in the digital maturity of its SMBs, positioning the country ahead of Japan, South Korea, ANZ and Greater China. However, reminds Bidhan Roy, Head of Small Business for APJC at Cisco,...
The importance of small and medium businesses (SMB) to the economy is readily recognized, as is the need for them to undergo digital transformation in order to stay competitive. We reached out to Cisco’s Bidhan Roy, Head of Small Business for APJC at Cisco, to discuss how...
Overcoming challenges is a crucial part of any C-suite role but these challenges can often seem like shifting goalposts at times of economic uncertainty, and technological and cultural change. Looking to the year ahead, new independent research by established recruitment consultancy Robert Half shows that Singaporean business leaders will...
This year’s Asia Pacific Internet Policy Insights survey reveals that nearly all consumers (96%) in APAC depend in some way on "Big Tech" companies for their products and services for their online activities, but are uneasy with this dependence. The findings of the survey indicate that users and...
Criteo, an international commerce marketing company, released on 5 November seasonal data which showed that Singles’ Day is still Singapore’s biggest shopping festival. Originating in China during the 1990s as celebration for single people, it has grown into a mainstream event and one of the most popular shopping days.
Venture investments in Singapore are reported to grow despite a slowing economy. Overall, a total amount of S$13.4 billion (+36%) was invested in startups across 437 deals from January to September 2019. Emerging interest in Deep tech startups Notably, Enterprise Singapore saw investments...
HSBC announced in October 2019 its successful execution of the first live pilot blockchain Letter-of-Credit (LC) transaction in Malaysia. The transaction involved the import of resin by Malaysia’s Simply Packaging Sdn Bhd (Simply Packaging) from a Singaporean company, both active players in the packaging and chemicals industry respectively....
The Data Protection Excellence (DPEX) Centre, the autonomous research and education arm of Straits Interactive, announced in September that the number of organisations breaching Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) has reached record levels and have already surpassed the total number of enforcement cases in 2018. 
A study conducted by Microsoft Asia and IDC Asia/Pacific released findings which found that that organizations with AI expect to see 41% improvement in competitiveness in three years. The study also found that more than half (52%) of organisations within the region’s Financial Services...