Dell-EMC merger a success in Asia-Pacific, Japan

DELL Technologies' acquisition of EMC Corporation, which was completed in September 2016, created a behemoth IT powerhouse with a combined revenue of US$74 billion and an expansive technology portfolio...

Recapturing Ericsson's mojo

CRAFTING a turnaround in a 140-year-old company which practically set the standards for the telecommunications equipment market is no easy task. This is something that Börje Ekholm, president and CEO of Ericsson Group, readily acknowledges. Mr Ekholm came out of semi-retirement in January to lead...

Buddy up

SINGAPORE'S fintech venture capital (VC) activity perked up in the first half of this year, with US$79.24 million capital invested in 10 deals till now. The invested amount exceeds the total of US$68.61 million that was invested in the entire of 2016 over 30 deals, according to the latest...

Mastercard aims to boost digital trust

A POINT that has come up in national discourse repeatedly is the dichotomy between a tech-savvy Singapore with a love for the latest in technology, and the propensity of its residents to use cash for transactions.

Cyber warrior

SYMANTEC'S CEO, Greg Clark, loves to fish. He's not choosy about the kind of fish he catches and his range goes from fly fish in rivers to "chasing monsters" in the ocean. He also catches some occasional salmon. And yes, he loves to cook his fish...

Revolutionary but not disruptive

CISCO believes that innovation needs to be revolutionary without being disruptive. In other words, it should deliver major benefits to users without being too difficult to use.
TOPLINE

Citi reinvents itself to stay agile and ahead

HOW does a more-than- 100-year-old bank stay relevant and compete with new age financial services providers and fintechs - technology companies that are in the business of finance?

Singtel, Ericsson to set up centre to develop, deploy 5G

SINGAPORE Telecommunications (Singtel) has tied up with communication solutions and services provider Ericsson to set up a centre of excellence (CoE) to facilitate the development of fifth generation mobile telephony (5G) technology and its deployment in Singapore with an initial investment of S$2...

MAS chief makes push for fintech tie-ups in blockchain

RAVI MENON, Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) managing director, said on Monday that innovation and technology will be the main drivers of growth in Singapore, especially in its financial services sector. ...

MAS panel on cybersecurity meets, discusses ways to protect financial sector

THE Monetary Authority of Singapore's (MAS) Cyber Security Advisory Panel (CSAP) feels that strong basic cyber hygiene practices are fundamental in securing cyber resilience...
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Electronics transformation map can make all manufacturing in Singapore Industry 4.0 ready

LAST week's launch of the Electronics Industry Transformation Map (ITM) by Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S Iswaran has been welcomed by the electronics cluster as a step in the right direction to prepare the sector for the changes that are sweeping through it, thanks to Industry 4...

Choo Chiau Beng to retire as M1 chairman

M1's chairman Choo Chiau Beng will retire from the board with effect from Jan 1, 2018. The telco said on Tuesday that Mr Choo has expressed his wish to step down from the board, on reaching the age of 70. ...

Choo Chiau Beng to step down as M1 chairman from Jan 1

THE chairman of M1, Choo Chiau Beng, will step down from the board with effect from Jan 1, 2018. M1's board of directors has appointed Danny Teoh Leong Kay as a non-executive, non-independent director and chairman designate of the board with effect from Tuesday. Mr Teoh will succeed Mr Choo as...

M1 launches new malware detection service

M1 Limited (M1) has launched a network-based mobile malware detection solution, M1 Mobile Guard, which works by checking devices accessing M1's mobile network for signs that it may be infected by malware. This enables Mobile Guard to offer convenient always-on protection, a spokesman for the...
COMMENTARY

Interesting times ahead for Android ecosystem

ANYONE reading the news that Google is buying a significant chunk of Taiwanese phone maker HTC for US$1.1 billion - after months of speculation - could be excused for getting a sense of deja vu. Is it a kind of redux to Google's highly publicised US$12.5 billion purchase of iconic mobile phone...

Two-pronged battle plan to keep electronics sector fighting fit

INDUSTRY Minister S Iswaran has called on Singapore firms to stand shoulder to shoulder with the government to transform the electronics sector, one of the cornerstones of the Singapore's economy...

CSA to set up academy, signs training MOU

THE Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has signed an MOU (memorandum of understanding) with ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT governance. Under the MOU, CSA will use ISACA-developed training, assessment tools and certification to enhance Singapore's...

ST Telemedia unit begins construction of sixth Singapore data centre

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) has started construction of its sixth data centre in Singapore. The construction is expected to be completed in the second half of 2018.

Telcos unveil iPhone 8 pricing; Singtel joins unlimited data trend

ALL three telcos have unveiled their prices for the Sept 22 Singapore launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. For M1, the price for the iPhone 8 64GB ranges from S$790 for the S$28 per month i-Lite plan to free for the S$228 per month i-Max+ plan.
THE NEW iPHONE

Local telcos gear up to ride wave of Apple's latest phones

SINGAPORE telcos are set to get a boost - even if just for the short term - with the launch of one of the biggest updates to the iPhone family announced by Apple on Tuesday (Wednesday morning Singapore time).
NEWS ANALYSIS

Today's champions, tomorrow's roadkill?

THE Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, during his National Day rally speech, said turning Singapore into a Smart Nation would be one of the key national efforts. The government has articulated a very comprehensive roadmap in this endeavour and a combination of services and sensors are being rolled...
HOCK LOCK SIEW

Telcos need to be more creative in tussle for mobile customers

M1'S announcement on Wednesday that it would offer a new mobile postpaid plan which would come bundled with unlimited data indicates that it is ready to protect its market share and, if possible, garner new customers from rivals, as the Singapore telecom market gears up for the entry of the...

More needs to be done to digitally empower workers

THE digitalisation of the workplace and proliferation of mobile device and cloud applications have given professionals the ability to work from anywhere at any time. In addition, these same technologies have resulted in workers forming virtual teams and collaborating to increase productivity.

ST Engineering picks up rig repair assets in the US for US$25 million

SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering's (ST Engineering) subsidiary, Vision Technologies Marine, Inc (VT Marine), has acquired selected rig repair assets adjacent to ST Engineering's existing yard VT Halter Marine, Inc (VT Halter Marine), in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in the US for US$25...

Almost 90% of Asia-Pac retailers betting on click-and-collect: study

THE entry of Alibaba, through its stake in Lazada, and Amazon's entry in Singapore, have given online shopping a new impetus in the Asia-Pacific region and traditional retailers are stepping up to stay relevant...