The COVID-19 pandemic has posed challenges to the education and training industry, a sector which has valued face-to-face interactions and, as such, has tended to resist digitalisation. With rules and restrictions aimed at reducing social contact implemented as a response to the pandemic, the sector has been...
Workers in Asia Pacific are facing increased burnout due to lack of separation between work and personal life as well as worry of contracting COVID-19, according to Microsoft's latest Work Trend Index report, focussing on employee wellbeing. On average, close to one third of workers in...
From its founding five years ago, Carro, an end-to-end automotive platform, has grown to become Southeast Asia's largest automotive marketplace – facilitating not just the buying and selling of cars, but also insurance, financing and maintenance. Now, Carro is disrupting traditional car ownership by providing drivers with an end to end platform for...
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, many tuition and coaching centers were forced to shut down or switch to online avenues overnight. Many tuition centers started online classes using video telephony and online chat services and managed to survive somehow. However, in the long run, without...
COVID-19 is easily one of the most disruptive events the world has seen in years short of economic bubble busts. Businesses in Singapore have had to adjust to the circuit-breaker policies and cope with workforces suddenly having to work from home. While the COVID-19...
Part of adjusting to the new normal involves how companies can continue to meet the evolving needs of their workforces whether they are in the office or working remotely. Even before the pandemic, studies showed that for every $1 invested in workplace adjustments centred on wellbeing, a company was...
Tax procedures and policies can often be difficult for the average small business to navigate. The Singapore government has deployed considerable personnel as well as technological resources to make the SME's tax filing procedures less cumbersome over the years. In this interview, we talk...
DigitalOcean is a cloud infrastructure provider that began operations in 2011. Rising under the shadow of the “big three” public cloud giants, it has steadily gained market share among a particular niche it targets: the Small-Medium Enterprise (SME), developers, and startups. Today it runs 13 data centers,...
As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to impact businesses, one important lesson is to adapt through quick thinking and workarounds. This has been experienced by mc.2, a brand with a strong reputation for its smart blinds and curtains in Singapore, which caters to both homeowners and business space...
The manufacturing sector has been one of ASEAN’s key economic growth drivers, with the ASEAN post citing pre-pandemic estimates of a 6.6 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) between 2016 to 2020. Digitalization and automation have allowed businesses in this crucial sector to mirror...