Prior to the pandemic, many businesses had already started on their digital journey but COVID-19 lockdowns meant a sudden switch to Work-From-Home, greatly accelerating the process. IT departments were placed under immense pressure, needing to create, implement and monitor fundamental changes to established operational...
The pandemic has changed the nature of retail and it has been difficult for companies to keep up with the pace of change in the wake of increased technology applications that are taking over our lives in so many different ways, literally. While...
According to a GlobalData report, the cloud market in Asia Pacific (APAC) is estimated to skyrocket to $288 billion by 2024.  The retail cloud market will no doubt play a part in this increase while the continued “temporary” pandemic-forced shutdowns and economic recovery continue to disrupt the...
The world of advertising production and the roles of the companies who inhabit it used to be clearly defined. There once was a tried-and-tested linear process of baton-passing from brands to agencies to production vendors. Agencies simplified the process of engaging and organizing multiple...
When it comes to payments, we are no longer limited to paper or plastic. Digitalisation has created new ways to send and receive payments with greater efficiency, accuracy and transparency. The growing trend of faster payments with solutions – for instance, PayNow helping users...
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...
The pandemic has accelerated existing trends such as in remote work, e-commerce, and automation. COVID-19 has continued to disrupt labour markets globally since 2020. The short-term consequences were sudden and often severe: millions of people were furloughed or lost jobs, and others rapidly adjusted to working from...
The pandemic has revealed the importance of a deliberate, digital-focused invoice management strategy to build stronger resiliency. Such a strategy can improve business clarity, reduce delays and errors caused by manual data entry, and free up cash for the business especially in crucial times. 
E-commerce is here to stay, as shopping from home becomes the new normal in the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Global Ecommerce Update 2021 by eMarketer, Retail e-commerce sales grew by 27.6% in 2020 globally, with sellers going global with their brands on platforms like eBay. But...
The small and medium enterprise (SME) segment forms the economic backbone of many Asia Pacific countries – responsible for creating jobs for the masses, motivating the development of new products and services, spurring consumption growth, and playing a crucial role in promoting industry competition.