Information Technology Commentaries

17 Jul 2019
BY Adrian Tan
The machines have taken over almost all array of business applications and operations whilst generating copious quantities of data.
16 Jul 2019
BY Leon O'Reilly
In the age of Industry 4.0, innovation hubs have grown beyond borders almost as a pre-requisite for companies looking to jumpstart their digital transformation journey.
12 Jul 2019
BY Ira Winkler and Etay Maor
With more than 1 in 4 companies experiencing business email compromise scams in the past year, Singapore was found to be the most targeted country in this area across Southeast Asia.
5 Jul 2019
BY Cecilia Marinier and Matthias Yeo
Mass data breaches have been impacting our region, reiterating the fact that no business or nation is truly immune from cyber threats.
2 Jul 2019
BY Sean Pea
Although Singapore was ranked as the safest country in the world based on a report by the World Justice Project in 2018, cybersecurity breaches are increasingly threatening the safety of our digital world.
26 Jun 2019
BY Bryan Cheang
There are increasing calls all around the world for the government to regulate social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter and tech giants like Amazon.
10 Jun 2019
BY Aditya Luthra
The current approach to addressing cyber threats, implemented by corporations in Singapore, is not being communicated effectively enough to its employees.
6 Jun 2019
BY Diego Gutiérrez Zaldívar
The underlying narrative of the 21st century has been underscored by technological advancements, whether it be in smartphones and tablets, the advent of social media, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, to name a few.
30 May 2019
BY Manish Shah
Globalisation, digitalisation and automation are fundamentally changing the way businesses interact with their customers and the way people work.
23 May 2019
BY Albert Kuo
In the moments after a security breach is detected, moving quickly is incredibly important for Singapore businesses, especially now that the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) plans to revise the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to require companies to notify it of breaches within 72 hours.
23 May 2019
BY Ho Chye Soon
Rapid technology innovation in Singapore has made digital disruption the new normal as once safe, stable, and secure industries begin to fully acknowledge the scale, speed, breadth and depth of digital transformation.
23 May 2019
BY Shahid Nizami
You have a strong product, a great team, and a 5-year business plan at hand – so what’s missing?
22 May 2019
BY Andrew Tan
Worldwide spending on digital transformation will amount to nearly US$2t in 2022 as organisations spend on technologies and services to effectively compete in the new economy.
24 Apr 2019
BY Suganthi Shivkumar
Companies are increasingly understanding the potential for data to provide information and insights that will improve performance and competitive posture.
28 Mar 2019
BY Bastiaan Toeset
Small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are the lifeblood of all economies across Asia Pacific, however, technological disruption of industries and the need to innovate and change business models are key challenges that need to be addressed.
25 Mar 2019
BY Albert Kuo
Following recent cyber security breaches, Singapore’s Government has added Digital Defence to the country’s Total Defence framework.
5 Mar 2019
BY Pawan Gandhi
Government policy, a receptive public and innovative segment combine to make Singapore Asia’s burgeoning tech hub.
25 Feb 2019
BY Mike Davie
Chinese New Year has come and gone, and Singapore is getting back to work after the festivities.
11 Feb 2019
BY Jean-Michel Franco
With the global increase in data breaches, like the biggest data fiasco of Facebook and locally the massive cyber attack on SingHealth’s database, the simple question of “Where is my data?” now requires answers that derive from the complex universe of data governance.  In Singapore in particular, the most serious breach of personal data, where 1.5 million SingHealth patients’ records were compromised, prompted the government to beef up its cyber defences whilst it continues with digital transformation as part of the Smart Nation initiative.
30 Jan 2019
BY Tina Chee
When the internal network of a local commodities trading firm was hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in early 2018, the network's performance dropped for several hours and lost millions in daily revenue due to the network performance issue as daily trades came to a standstill.
30 Jan 2019
BY Thorsten Neumann
The recently announced Payment Services Act by the Singapore government seeks to address the balance between supporting the shift to a cashless society, enabling technology companies to run fast and develop innovative new solutions, whilst at the same time protecting the public.
21 Jan 2019
BY Lai Ki Cheng
Singapore’s growing dependence on technology, coupled with the expanding scale of its national digital environment, exposes it to a broad range of sophisticated threats.
8 Jan 2019
BY Roger Lim
A thriving fintech capital, Singapore has always taken a supportive stance on emerging technologies, and its positive inclination towards cryptocurrencies and blockchain is no exception.
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.