When safety measures to stay protected against COVID-19 were put in place at the beginning of the year, most individuals and organisations in Singapore – and across the globe – found themselves having to prepare IT systems, infrastructures, and daily routines to adjust to this “new normal”...
With the accelerated pace of digitalisation brought on by COVID-19, the Singapore government has implemented various support packages exist to support SMEs in their digital journey. On the part of businesses themselves, technology experts have highlighted the importance of developing resilience and putting in...
Stay-home measures implemented across the ASEAN region didn’t stop users from shopping. Some estimates noted that e-commerce takings in Southeast Asia soared 96 percent compared with the same period last year, for the week that ended on May 11. From online marketplaces to livestream sales, retailers have...
Amazon’s Seller University, an online education portal, for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Singapore, was launched at the Amazon Singapore Online Seller Summit 2020.  With interactive eLearning content, sellers on Amazon.sg can access live practice opportunities and personalized support to better operate on Amazon's store.
Digital transformation was on the rise before COVID-19,  although it was the onset of the pandemic, with its massive disruptions to the global economy, that greatly accelerated its scope and pace. Following the announcement of the Fortitude Budget with its measures to prepare businesses...
eBay has launched “Global 24/7”, an e-Commerce accelerator programme specifically designed to help SMEs leverage eBay’s platform for global export as the economy gradually enters a recovery phase. This e-Commerce accelerator programme provides start-up incentives, necessary tools, training, and assistance for business owners to...
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have participated in Microsoft’s global technology competition, the Imagine Cup, to bring their unique tech solutions to life. According to Jennifer Ritzinger, General Manager, Audience Evangelism, Microsoft, the competition “empowers the next generation of developers...
Small businesses across ASEAN are counting on technology to help them overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their operations. Technology was ranked the top investment priority for 2020 by two in three (64 per cent) small businesses, including those who currently have cash flow concerns.
Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic is by far the most profound disruption to work life on record. As remote working has evolved from a nice-to-have, to a fundamental requirement, the Singaporean workforce is experiencing massive changes to the way they work, with most working within the four...
The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted Singaporeans to embrace more digital services when taking charge of their finances - and this is a shift that the majority believe will stick post-pandemic, a survey by personal finance website SingSaver found. Conducted in June, the survey analysed...