Breaking down to build up

IF ONE were to take a roll call of the most iconic companies that have made Silicon Valley in California synonymous with innovation and technology, Cisco would be way up on the list. The company, which devised a way to make it possible to link up all computers so that they could talk to each other...

Rewriting the rules

SOME might think it audacious. But Mike Stankey, vice-chairman at Workday, is one businessman who's convinced that his company has it in it to create a new business model for its industry - that of enterprise software...

Point Of Contact

RIGHT after college, Jim Chirico, Avaya's president and CEO, wanted to join the Federal Bureau of Investigation and he came pretty close to bagging his dream job...

Understanding the threat key to good cyber defence

ONE indirect result of the SingHealth cyberbreach - in which digital records of 1.5 million patients were stolen - has been that there is now growing realisation within South-east Asia that data breaches and cyber attacks do not happen only in the West. Feedback from security researchers suggest...

The Disneyland of tech

HERE'S a trick question. Name a research facility working at the cutting edge of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and computing that employs 800 full-time computer sciences PhDs, out of a total of 1,200 PhDs on its payroll?...

Silicon stalwart

IN many ways Bill Coleman - who relinquished his job as CEO of data management company Veritas Technologies in January, after steering it out of a complicated de-merger from Symantec - represents the best traditions of Silicon Valley that transcend the hipster image associated with the place.
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Singapore's new cyber law, one step in many to make online safe

THE passage of the landmark Cybersecurity Bill in Parliament early this month marks an important milestone in Singapore's fight against cyber threats which range from petty criminal activities to the spectre of cyber espionage and terrorism. ...
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India's budget needs to bring focus back on growth

COMING right after India's major outreach to Asean during its Republic Day celebrations last week, the country's Feb 1 budget - to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley - will be followed with interest. Asean nations are keen to forge closer economic ties with India, and investors...

Future perfect

GEORGE Colony, the founder, chairman and CEO of research agency Forrester, is worried about computer programmes that can beat grandmasters of chess and of the Chinese game of Go, without breaking a sweat.

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...