Cloud Comrade, an enterprise-focused, Singapore-based cloud computing consultancy company and Google Cloud have joined forces to help ICT SMEs in Singapore take advantage of opportunities in a Services 4.0 era via GoCloud with Cloud Comrade, an Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) initiative. The GoCloud initiative by IMDA...
Amid the reopening of global economies and as we settle into some semblance of normalcy, businesses have to embrace agility in their operations, so they can continue to thrive, not just survive, in today’s digital era. Markedly, business transformation is key to avoid being left behind in...
According to SBF’s latest National Business Survey (NBS) 2021/2022, businesses in Singapore are more optimistic compared to last year despite the continued challenges posed by COVID-19.The survey, conducted from 26 July 2021 to 1 October 2021, received responses from 1,096 companies across all key sectors and covered...
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) SME Committee (SMEC) submitted its recommendations for the Singapore Budget 2020 to the Singapore Government in December 2019. For the 2020 Budget, the SBF SMEC is proposing seven key recommendations that will provide our SMEs with increased liquidity through new schemes and initiatives, greater...
The Australian Border Force (ABF), the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA), and Singapore Customs, along with industry participants, have concluded a blockchain trial to prove trade documents can be issued and verified digitally across two independent systems, reducing cross-border transaction costs. The...
Singapore outlined plans in November to establish itself as a global hub for developing, test-bedding, deploying, and scaling AI solutions, as part of its National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy. This was announced by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister-in-charge of the Smart Nation Initiative and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Republic of Singapore, at...
Given the worsening of both the global economy and COVID-19 outbreak, businesses hope for more support in defraying wage costs, more tax rebates and more assistance with manpower challenges including hiring, upskilling and retention of workers. This is according to a poll conducted by the Singapore Business...
The Singapore Business Federation (SBF), in partnership with Enterprise Singapore (ESG) will set up a $2.5 million Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE) Fund and will partner the SBF Foundation in its $2 million industry-led Compassion Fund. These two initiatives aim to help businesses,...
The Ministry of Law intends to introduce a Re-Align Framework to help businesses that have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 renegotiate selected types of contracts with their counterparties to realign with current economic conditions and business objectives. This framework is provided for in the...
The first Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative (SCI) Joint Implementation Committee (JIC) meeting was held on 17 June, helmed by the Ministry of Communications and Information’s Permanent Secretary, Yong Ying-I, and Shenzhen Mayor, Chen Rugui. Eight Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) were also inked at...