Information Technology Commentaries

9 Sep 2019
BY Jeff Hurmuses
In 2017, famous physicist Stephen Hawking said that AI could be the last big event in human history unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
30 Aug 2019
BY Alain Esseiva
Singapore has seen a 47% increase in the number of data investigations since 2017 handing out over one and a half million dollars in fines, affecting companies from almost every industry A recent notification from the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) of Singapore outlined a number of penalties incurred by six Singaporean companies for breaching the Personal Data Protection Act.
27 Aug 2019
BY Andrew Tan
Most probably, you have heard the terms "smart city" or "future city", which generally refers to urban centres that rely on technology to improve the lives of citizens.
23 Aug 2019
BY Joseph Alfred
There is currently a lot of hype about AI and machine learning – perhaps echoing the hype about technology and machines in the past.
20 Aug 2019
BY Raymond Goh
The past few years have seen many organisations embark on their digital transformation journey, with organisations looking to move their systems onto third platform technologies, such as mobile computing, social media, big data & analytics and the cloud.
2 Aug 2019
BY Louis Kent Lee
A Bain & Company report has outlined global exponential growth in the IoT markets from US$235b in 2017 to more than double at US$520b by 2021.
2 Aug 2019
BY Charles Zhang
I recently spoke on the topic of artificial intelligence’s (AI) role in the future of banking and financial services at a conference in Singapore that attracted stakeholders from many of the major banks.
29 Jul 2019
BY Joseph Suriya
Artificial intelligence (AI) anticipation is high.
25 Jul 2019
BY Manish Shah
It is true. Singapore is a smart nation.
24 Jul 2019
BY Song Tang Yih
According to Dell Technologies's Digital Transformation Index 2019, 40% of Singaporean businesses are planning to invest in multi-cloud frameworks over the next three years.
23 Jul 2019
BY Ritin Mathur
The rising prominence of artificial intelligence (AI) in our conversations, the way we work and do business, protect communities against crime and even the way news is reported to us on television is unprecedented.
23 Jul 2019
BY Jason Solis
Ever wondered why some people turn down the thought of living abroad, even if it meant a chance at bigger opportunities, wider networks and, potentially, a brighter future?
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.