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.
THE BOTTOM LINE

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. ...
THE BOTTOM LINE

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...

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).