The range of software solutions on offer to Singaporean companies to assist them in planning their operations continues to grow as vendors increasingly develop industry-tailored solutions, to match the increasing degree of specialisation required by each industry segment.
While there is growing advocacy for the importance of intangibles in every country, organisation, and industry segment - big or small, the recently held IP week in Singapore forces you to think that perhaps a lot more needs to be done to establish the importance of the country as an IP destination of choice where organisations and brands of repute can effectively park and manage their IP, most important of which is the brand.
Before the advent of cloud computing, firms were running on-premise software, where operations were slow due to the complexity in managing data and the process of manually transferring data between various systems or people.
Cloud computing continues to occupy the minds of CTOs of large enterprises, but to many SMB owners, it remains a puzzle as many still do not have a clear idea of its business implications, operational benefits and cost-effectiveness.
In the recent elections, we saw the rise of social media as powerful communications platforms, as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others were used to discuss election issues in public and galvanise the public to vote.