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The cloud at your service
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The cloud at your service

December 20th, 2014 | by Staff Writer
Brought to you by ReadySpace Managing thousands of part-time workers is no small feat at one of Singapore’s largest manpower agencies. Since 2004, TCC Group has been supplying service staff – sometimes at short notice – to...
Singapore workers spend nearly 10% of time at work on online shopping and social media
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Singapore workers spend nearly 10% of time at work on online shopping and social media

December 18th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
If you think your boss doesn’t know you shop or use Facebook at work, think again. A recent study by recruitment agency Robert Half found that Singapore employees spend an average of 9.3 per cent of their online time at work...
Apple, IBM unveil new business apps
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Apple, IBM unveil new business apps

December 10th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Apple and IBM have unveiled the fruits of their partnership to deliver mobile apps that bring big data and analytics capabilities to iPhone and iPad users in the enterprise. Dubbed IBM MobileFirst, the first set of 10 iOS apps...
Infor: Amazon partnership is strategic but non-exclusive
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Infor: Amazon partnership is strategic but non-exclusive

December 4th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
When Infor announced its controversial decision to tap on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to serve up its cloud apps, many industry observers stood up and took notice. After all, enterprise software companies that sell...
Singapore businesses lose over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime
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Singapore businesses lose over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime

December 3rd, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Singapore companies have lost over US$1 billion from data loss and downtime over the past year, a new study has found. On average, they experienced more than three working days of unexpected downtime, and represent 66 per cent...
Q&A: Why being agile matters
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Q&A: Why being agile matters

December 1st, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
The rapid advances in technology and growing consumer demands have put more pressure on companies to deliver products and services at a much quicker pace than before. Some organisations have started to tackle this challenge using...
Plugging the Office productivity gap
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Plugging the Office productivity gap

November 28th, 2014 | by Aaron Tan
Human beings are creatures of comfort. We often resist change even though we know it’s best for us. Take our use of Microsoft Office, for example. While Microsoft continues to deliver hundreds of new features with each new...
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...