United Overseas Bank (UOB) has announced its collaboration with Getz, an end-to-end food and beverage (F&B) digital solution provider, to help F&B businesses set up their online storefronts quickly while also lowering the cost of delivering food to consumers. With almost seven in 10...
The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) will offer a pilot programme to accelerate grants of patent applications in all technology fields to just six months, starting from 4 May 2020. The programme – the SG Patent Fast Track - is the world’s fastest application-to-grant process of...
The importance of small and medium businesses (SMB) to the economy is readily recognized, as is the need for them to undergo digital transformation in order to stay competitive. We reached out to Cisco’s Bidhan Roy, Head of Small Business for APJC at Cisco, to discuss how...
In August 2019, Google and UOB launched SME Leadership Academy, a new training program for business leaders. This program is supported by Digital Industry Singapore (DISG) and SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), and aims to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accelerate their digital transformation and compete more effectively in...
As Singaporean businesses implement work-from-home arrangements as part of their business contingency plans, managers need to consider how to accommodate telecommuting arrangements without sacrificing productivity and team dynamics. Matthieu Imbert-Bouchard, Managing Director of Robert Half Singapore says that although managing a team of telecommuters with varied schedules...
OCBC Bank has become the first financial institution to bring Google Pay’s peer-to-peer (P2P) funds transfer service to Singapore. Singapore is currently the third country aside from the United States and India where this service is available. With the integration of the Google...
Singapore-based peer-to-business (P2B) lending platform Validus Capital has set up shop in Indonesia through its subsidiary Batumbu, in partnership with Indonesia’s Triputra Group.  Validus targets small and medium enterprises (SMEs) while Batumbu connects SMEs in Indonesia with accredited, institutional, and high net worth investors to provide loans...
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) announced in early November the successful completion of its Business sans Borders (BSB) Phase One Proof-of-Concept (POC). MAS and IMDA will proceed with the Phase Two Pilot of the BSB in 1H 2020. BSB is...
DBS announced on 25 March a suite of digital solutions to support the F&B services industry which has about 8,000 establishments impacted by tightened safe distancing measures as a result of the COVID-19 situation.  With Singapore residents being encouraged to change their eating habits from dining out to...
Infor, an international provider of business cloud software specialized by industry, announced on 19 December that Australian retailer Coles has chosen Infor Nexus for its global trade platform to create enhanced international supply chain visibility for the organization. The deployment of the global trade platform, planned in...