Information Technology Commentaries

15 Nov 2018
BY Calvin Chu Yee Ming
These days, it is hard to avoid the topic of digitalisation when you read any expert commentary, business book, or newspaper headline.
8 Nov 2018
BY Madanjit Singh
Corporate budgets for travel and expenses (T&E) have grown exponentially over the past decade, thanks to the globalisation of trade.
29 Oct 2018
BY Oliver Prevrhal
Singapore is now a prime target for cyber criminals.
18 Oct 2018
BY Laurence Pitt
Being in the epicentre of exchange and commerce means that Singapore must rely on and keep up with technology.
2 Aug 2018
BY Raen Lim
Social media has developed into a mainstream communications channel, which has given rise to today’s empowered consumer.
19 Jul 2018
BY Scott Nelson
Globalisation has undoubtedly bolstered positive economic growth, but the world’s increasing interconnectivity is coming at a high price.
11 Jul 2018
BY Marcus Loh
Unlike its journey from third world to first where model economies abound, Singapore must today boldly chart its own course into an era dubbed by World Economic Forum’s (WEF) chief Dr Klaus Schwab as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  At the turn of the 21st century, the Fourth Industrial Revolution had built on the invention of the computer, semi-conductors and the Internet, fueled by data and digitalisation.
18 Jun 2018
BY Abhijit Shanbhag
Singapore is seeing the possibilities and benefits of adopting smart city initiatives and infrastructures.
23 May 2018
BY Jason Bissell
The pending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is already significantly impacting businesses across Asia.
21 May 2018
BY Jigar Bhansali
In today’s landscape of rapid changes and innovative technologies, modern organisations need to take on a new approach that will help them meet the demands of the digital world.
18 May 2018
BY Phil Pomford
The future of travel is social and mobile, and nowhere is this truer than in Singapore, where mobile travel sales have witnessed double-digit growth, outpacing traditional online sales and giving travel businesses a major push to invest in new mobile strategies.
8 May 2018
BY Chris Keshian
Ravi Menon, managing director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore recently claimed: “I do hope when the fever has gone away, when the crash has happened, it will not undermine the much deeper, and more meaningful technology associated with digital currencies and blockchain." Singapore’s relationship with cryptocurrencies has been a torrid one.
30 Apr 2018
BY Nick Evered
Adoption of new robust digital travel expense and compliance models goes a long way, not only for the rising modern business traveller but also your business  A study commissioned by the Singapore Tourism Board- ‘Capturing the Asian Millennial Traveller’- revealed that in the next five years, Singaporean millennial travellers (born between 1981 and 1995) will enter their peak earning and spending years.
13 Apr 2018
BY Frederic Bertholon-Lampiris
The technological evolution unfolding before us is nothing short of extraordinary.
11 Apr 2018
BY Chris Burton
Data privacy has become an increasingly pertinent issue in recent times.
6 Apr 2018
BY Shaun McLagan
In October last year, the Singapore government passed the Infrastructure Protection Bill – laws to improve protection for iconic buildings providing essential services, with failure to do so resulting in fines of up to S$200,000 and jail of up to two years.  The aim is to make critical infrastructure more resilient to the major disruption that could be caused by things like power outages, hardware failures and environmental issues.
26 Mar 2018
BY Siyong Liu
Today, investors are paying increasing attention on how companies are managing digital disruption.
22 Mar 2018
BY Joel Ko Hyun Sik
Many people ask how Singapore can prepare for, and lead in, the era of artificial intelligence (AI) in terms of talent and human capital.
9 Mar 2018
BY Hiral Atha
Singapore’s mobile penetration hit a high of ~158% in the first quarter of 2014, but by the third quarter of 2017, it had fallen by 10% to reach ~148%.
5 Mar 2018
BY Charles Ogilvie
Asia, the US and Europe, and in fact all global markets share the same trend towards: “Mobile Agility”.
23 Jan 2018
BY Andrew Au
To emerge as the world’s first crypto-hub, Singapore needs to find the middle ground between ‘crypto is a fraud/Ponzi scheme’ and ‘crypto is the best thing since sliced bread.’ Two announcements from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) made at the end of 2017 defined the challenges cryptocurrencies pose.
5 Dec 2017
BY Charles Ogilvie
What will you see in 2018? Laundry that gets done as you wear it or ordered as it wears out.
3 Oct 2017
BY Gregory Cornelius
Singaporeans, like many others, are concerned that emerging technologies could lead to widespread unemployment and social unrest as humans are replaced in the workforce by automation, artificial intelligence and robots.
27 Sep 2017
BY Clarence Goh
Data that is collected in the business environment can be structured or unstructured.
15 Sep 2017
BY Joel Ko Hyun Sik
Whilst reading two reports from The White House on artificial intelligence (AI) - Preparing for the future of artificial intelligence and Artificial intelligence, automation and the economy - I found that there are common perspectives and attitudes towards AI.
7 Sep 2017
BY David Nagrosst
Hybrid infrastructures utilising cloud technologies are paramount to Singapore’s continued financial dominance in meeting long-term market demands.
11 Aug 2017
BY Effendy Ibrahim
We are well and truly into the year 2017 and many of my peers have been asked similar questions when chatting at forums and industry conferences: what will drive the technology sector in 2017?
30 Jul 2017
BY Ong Kai Kiat
As a business, you would need to be highly productive to succeed in Singapore’s competitive environment.
11 Jul 2017
BY Jeremy Han
Sears, a $55 billion revenue American retailer, with 350,000 staff is predicted to go bankrupt soon.
7 Jul 2017
BY Alain Esseiva
Singapore’s wealth management industry needs to beef up its cyberdefences if it is to remain trustworthy For any credible corporate services provider, client confidentiality is non-negotiable, and is arguably one of the most (if not THE most) important aspects of our job.
6 Feb 2017
BY Vivek Kumar
Not to say they've won in real life, but they did win the Startup Weekend Singapore hackathon at Google last month.
16 Jan 2017
BY Centre for Management Practice
It was December 2010, and Tagit Pte Ltd (Tagit), the Singapore-based mobile solutions company, was celebrating the end of a bumper year.
16 Dec 2016
BY Tan Jian Xiang
About two weeks ago, Singtel's subscribers were greeted by an outage of fixed broadband services lasting more than 20 hours.
16 Dec 2016
BY Ricky Ho
Cloud computing in Asia Pacific, especially in Singapore, is growing constantly in importance, and with its growth comes an increasing demand for cloud security.
12 Dec 2016
BY Oliver Tian
Traditionally, robots sit in the factory within a finite space and with fixed rules, a safe distance away from its human operators.
12 Dec 2016
BY Victor Cheng
Many of us spend a large amount of time using computers and we tend to download data – such as files, photographs, videos, and emails – saving them either on company computers or our own devices.
12 Dec 2016
BY Sanjay Aurora
On the evenings of 22 and 24 October 2016, national telco StarHub's home broadband services unexpectedly were disrupted – an unprecedented occurrence in normally safe, efficient, and connected Singapore.
5 Dec 2016
BY Jerzy Szlosarek
Cloud-based IT services are changing what is possible for enterprises and all kinds of businesses.
24 Nov 2016
BY Centre for Management Practice
By June 2014, Lau Wing Chew, Chief Transformation Officer (CTO) of Alexandra Health System (AHS) in Singapore, had implemented several administrative improvements using data analytics.
6 Oct 2016
BY Brandon Tan
The inaugural Singapore International Cyber Week (SICW) will be held next week, from the 10th of October, and it's no surprise that one of the key topics during that week will be cyber security.