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...
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizations to accelerate the shift to digital-first in their customers-related initiatives – from customer engagement to transactions and experiences. In fact, according to the IDC COVID-19 Impact Survey , 47% of senior executives in the region expect that their customer engagement model...
Mastercard has welcomed 10 fintechs from around the world to participate in its award-winning startup engagement program, Start Path, to scale the future of commerce. Mastercard will work with these companies through a six-month program to co-innovate and uncover opportunities that leverage Mastercard’s technology, expertise...
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...
Prudential Corporation Asia (Prudential) is providing its small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) customers in Asia and Africa access to Stash's highly-customisable digital incentive payment platform. The offering is available through PRUWorks, Prudential's one-stop digital platform for SMEs to manage their group insurance and get...
With 61 per cent of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Asia Pacific reporting a fall in sales during the months of lockdown, and further waves and phased re-openings in place, there is an urgency to prepare your business for the long journey ahead. 
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...
In an increasingly uncertain job market, nine in 10 Singapore employees (90 per cent) see the need to reskill or to upskill to stay relevant in the post-pandemic world, according to the results of the UOB ASEAN Consumer Sentiment Study. The findings come as...
For close to a decade, innovation in digital payments has helped close the gaps and address the challenges faced by both consumers and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Spearheaded by Fintechs globally, the creation of effective, low-cost, customer-centric solutions, has made financial services more accessible and helped...