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...
If Christmas is the season of giving, the period after is the season to continue receiving for brands - provided they are ready to seize business opportunities quickly. Especially for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), this window of time in the post-holiday season, also known as Q5,...
Recent technologies such as cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) have disrupted the business landscape, leveling the playing field for small medium businesses (SMBs) to compete with established industry players in today’s digital economy. With SMBs making up 99% of Singapore companies, contributing 50% of the...
It’s probably safe to say we’re all happy to see the end to a disastrous 2020. While a mass vaccination programme that may herald the return of life as we knew it, BC – Before COVID – is under way in many countries, the pandemic has changed...
Last December, many consumers suddenly found themselves unable to watch their favourite shows on popular streaming networks and unable to purchase goods from an e-commerce giant. These sites, hosted on the cloud, were likely out due to API issues, or application programming interface, a set of protocols...
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore are already grappling with numerous headwinds - rising inflation, supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tensions, and the lingering effects of the pandemic, have significantly increased costs for businesses. What’s more, 7 in 10 Singapore SMEs are also anticipating a potential recession,...
Back in the days of pre-COVID 19, the strategy to embed corporate culture in hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new people, and impromptu team meetings had long been encouraged. In fact, tech companies have advertised free food, informal dress codes, play areas, unwind zones, and other perks...
Organisations, industry observers and vendors have discussed a lot about the pace of change in technology rollout and adoption in recent months. We have seen how services provisions have been transformed, how rapidly new apps were deployed, how new workflows are developed, and new ways of serving...
Like all businesses hit by the pandemic, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Southeast Asia have had to adapt to survive the unexpected disruption. From retailers to food outlets, many moved to online channels, while others looked to digital technologies to better optimize operations and keep their...
Paid maternity and paternity leave. The Skills Development Levy. Self-help group contributions. Customisable compensation packages. Local laws and tax requirements for remote workers. These are a mix of compulsory employer contributions and employee benefits, varying between individual companies and employees, but all with one thing in common...