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SAP sinks deeper roots into SMB space, extends financing scheme
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SAP sinks deeper roots into SMB space, extends financing scheme

November 21st, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
SAP is pushing deeper into the small and medium sized business (SMB) market in a bid to shed its image as a provider of expensive business software for large enterprises. “We want to bust the myth that SAP is only...
Gartner: Singapore government to spend US$3.2 billion on IT this year
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Gartner: Singapore government to spend US$3.2 billion on IT this year

November 18th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Fuelled by public sector spending on software, IT manpower and outsourcing, the Singapore government’s IT bill is expected to reach US$3.2 billion this year, according to estimates by Gartner. The technology research...
Microsoft goes big on open source with .Net
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Microsoft goes big on open source with .Net

November 17th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
When former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer famously called Linux a cancer over a decade ago, little did he realise that open source software would go on to become a big part of the technology industry. Around that time, Microsoft...
With Sqoope, Singapore IT firm TalariaX pushes deeper into enterprise messaging market
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With Sqoope, Singapore IT firm TalariaX pushes deeper into enterprise messaging market

November 9th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Mobile messaging services such as WhatsApp are popular among consumers, but they are often shunned by enterprises for lacking security features and integration with corporate IT systems. A slew of enterprise messaging start-ups...
Q&A: Bridging the gap between business and IT
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Q&A: Bridging the gap between business and IT

November 5th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
The relationship between business and IT has been a well-worn topic of discussion among chief information officers (CIOs) and business leaders since the advent of the IT industry. While IT is still being seen as a cost centre in...
Google’s modular phone developer conference comes to Singapore
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Google’s modular phone developer conference comes to Singapore

November 1st, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
When Google sold Motorola Mobility to Lenovo, it retained Motorola’s Project Ara, a modular phone project that lets you mix and match hardware on a smartphone like Lego bricks. Project Ara was conceived as a way to make it...
Singapore cloud services registry gets analytics boost
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Singapore cloud services registry gets analytics boost

October 29th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore’s cloud services registry now offers almost real-time analytics on how various cloud services are faring, the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said today. Speaking at the opening of the Cloud Asia 2014...
IT chiefs: The cloud is no longer new and disruptive
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IT chiefs: The cloud is no longer new and disruptive

October 28th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
IT head honchos in the Asia-Pacific region no longer see cloud computing as being new and disruptive, a new study has found. Instead, they are planning to ride on mega trends such as Internet of Things, mobility and big data to...
New data discovery service opens access to private data
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New data discovery service opens access to private data

October 28th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Businesses and software developers can now tap on a new data discovery service to access heaps of privately owned data ranging from property listings and postal addresses to business registration records. Dubbed Data as a Service...
Salesforce to expand cloud offerings, eyes SAP
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Salesforce to expand cloud offerings, eyes SAP

October 27th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Salesforce.com is gearing up for a wider range of cloud-based software targeted at specific industries, going beyond its comfort zone of delivering online customer relationship management (CRM) software. In a meeting with...
SAP to open Singapore innovation centre, shows off Google Glass app
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SAP to open Singapore innovation centre, shows off Google Glass app

October 24th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
More doctors could be using Google Glass to examine a patient’s vital signs, if an augmented reality app being tested by technology giant SAP becomes reality. Dubbed We Care, the app also lets doctors retrieve a...
With Slurp, Malaysia’s Silent Mode eyes a slice of food delivery tech pie
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With Slurp, Malaysia’s Silent Mode eyes a slice of food delivery tech pie

October 24th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Malaysia IT provider Silent Mode has launched its Slurp food delivery app that lets you order food from restaurants in the country. Similar to Foodpanda in Singapore, the Slurp app for iOS and Android devices will be useful to...
Wearable tech remains a “cool factor” in enterprises
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Wearable tech remains a “cool factor” in enterprises

October 16th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Wearable computing has been hailed as the next big thing in the mobile revolution, but don’t expect it to be widely embraced by enterprises anytime soon. “It’s still in the cool factor stage,” said...
Microsoft, Salesforce join hands in Office and Windows
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Microsoft, Salesforce join hands in Office and Windows

October 14th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
It would have been hard to imagine Microsoft and Salesforce sharing the same stage a year ago, but the two adversaries did just that today. At the Dreamforce conference, the tech giants, which compete in cloud computing software,...
With Wave, Salesforce.com wants to disrupt the analytics market
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With Wave, Salesforce.com wants to disrupt the analytics market

October 13th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
For years, Salesforce.com, the poster boy of cloud computing, has been criticised for offering pretty dashboards that do not do anything more than generating charts and reports of a company’s sales and marketing...
Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge
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Hands on: Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Note Edge

October 4th, 2014 | by Wilson Wong
When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note “phablet” three years ago, detractors mocked the huge size of the device at a time when smartphones were getting thinner. But it didn’t take too long for consumers to...
Goondu review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus
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Goondu review: Apple iPhone 6 Plus

September 28th, 2014 | by Alvin Lai
When I first took the iPhone 6 Plus out of its plain white box, I was slightly disappointed that it wasn’t larger. In fact, the size looked just right. It certainly wasn’t gigantic, the way other reviewers said it was. I...
Trend Micro: Singapore users not well-protected against privacy breaches
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Trend Micro: Singapore users not well-protected against privacy breaches

September 22nd, 2014 | by Desmond Koh
Singapore users are worried about privacy but fail to do enough to keep their personal information safe, according to a report put out by Trend...
Hands-on: Google Cardboard
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Hands-on: Google Cardboard

September 11th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
With Facebook’s acquisition of Oculus Rift for US$2 billion and Samsung surprising the tech world with a VR headset, you know something is brewing in virtual...
Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet
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Hands on: Lenovo ThinkPad 8 tablet

July 26th, 2014 | by Loke Hon Chyte
Priced at S$999 (3G version) and S$1,099 (LTE version), the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is not cheap. But if you are sold on the ThinkPad's renowned build quality, this slab may be worth...