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Q&A: What’s driving Singapore’s online shopping craze
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Q&A: What’s driving Singapore’s online shopping craze

June 24th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
A hassle-free and effortless experience is helping people overcome the need to "touch and feel" a product in a mall and making them buy online instead, says Lazada Singapore's CEO....
Q&A: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise outlines growth ambitions
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Q&A: Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise outlines growth ambitions

May 15th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
In yet another deal between a Western tech company and a Chinese firm, technology investment company China Huaxin bought an 85 per cent stake in Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) last October. The majority stake in ALE, a business...
Q&A: how users can trust their phones as e-wallets
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Q&A: how users can trust their phones as e-wallets

April 10th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Can a wristband authenticate a user and through his cardiac rhythm in future? MasterCard's Ann Cairns speaks to Techgoondu about the evolution of mobile and contactless payment....
Q&A: Is big data too big for SMEs?
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Q&A: Is big data too big for SMEs?

March 9th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), which may generate just as much data, have similar big data needs, but are often not as savvy as the bigger boys in harnessing the full potential of big data....
Q&A: Intel eyes wearables, new PCs in “post PC” world
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Q&A: Intel eyes wearables, new PCs in “post PC” world

February 27th, 2015 | by Alfred Siew
Intel's country manager for Malaysia and Singapore answers questions about the future of the PC and wearables, as the chipmaker looks to bank on new market segments in a "post PC" world....
Q&A: Enterprises to shift more critical applications to the cloud, says Barracuda
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Q&A: Enterprises to shift more critical applications to the cloud, says Barracuda

February 4th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
Even though cloud computing has gone mainstream, there’s still room for growth in the industry as enterprises start to shift more critical applications to the cloud, according to Barracuda Networks, a provider...
Q&A: Alcatel OneTouch eyes Singapore market with low-cost smartphones
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Q&A: Alcatel OneTouch eyes Singapore market with low-cost smartphones

January 10th, 2015 | by Aaron Tan
After having tasted success in emerging markets in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, cellphone maker Alcatel OneTouch is now eyeing the Singapore market with its Pop S and Pop D range of smartphones. While the company, owned...
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...
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...
Q&A: Southeast Asian governments face advanced persistent threats online, says FireEye
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Q&A: Southeast Asian governments face advanced persistent threats online, says FireEye

September 26th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Governments are a major target of a variety of APT (advanced persistent threat) malware, particularly the Southeast Asian governments, says FireEye....
Q&A: Big Data needs to be fast enough for users, says SAP
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Q&A: Big Data needs to be fast enough for users, says SAP

May 6th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Big data should give frontline staff - not just C-level executives pondering long-term strategy - instant information at their fingertips, says SAP Singapore managing director Kelly Tan....
Q&A: Samsung touts Knox as Android’s entry into the enterprise
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Q&A: Samsung touts Knox as Android’s entry into the enterprise

March 7th, 2014 | by Staff Writer
The much-talked about update has been tested by the United States government and been put up as a feature to get Android phones trusted in a sensitive corporate network....
Q&A: Akamai says people will watch next Olympics on watches, glasses
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Q&A: Akamai says people will watch next Olympics on watches, glasses

January 20th, 2014 | by Alfred Siew
Content delivery network Akamai expects people to be watching the next Olympics on not just tablets and phones but also watches and glasses....
Q&A: Deezer says streaming doesn’t kill CDs and music downloads
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Q&A: Deezer says streaming doesn’t kill CDs and music downloads

October 14th, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Deezer says that many music fans use its streaming service as a music discovery tool. They then still buy CDs, download music, purchase merchandise and attend gigs, it adds....
Q&A: Ralf Groene, on designing the Microsoft Surface
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Q&A: Ralf Groene, on designing the Microsoft Surface

June 13th, 2013 | by Zen Soo
Hundreds of designs had competed to become the final Microsoft Surface Pro and Surface RT design, he tells Techgoondu....
Q&A: the state of mobile instant messaging according to Nimbuzz
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Q&A: the state of mobile instant messaging according to Nimbuzz

May 17th, 2013 | by Raymond Lau
Millions of messages fly above our heads every second, each one akin to a grenade lobbed into an instant messaging (IM) competitor’s camp. Although WhatsApp remains the most popular mobile IM client in Singapore, other...
Q&A: BlackBerry pins hopes on Z10, strong markets like Indonesia
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Q&A: BlackBerry pins hopes on Z10, strong markets like Indonesia

May 3rd, 2013 | by Alfred Siew
Techgoondu got in touch with Hastings Singh of BlackBerry to look for signs of a turnaround in 2013....
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Q&A: Online merchant sites have to load fast or lose customers within seconds

December 14th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
Just how do online merchants and other companies keep their websites accessible during rush hour and despite the frequently clogged mobile networks?...
Q&A: Securing mobile apps and data is key to BYOD
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Q&A: Securing mobile apps and data is key to BYOD

October 21st, 2012 | by Aaron Tan
Most IT head honchos would cringe at the prospect of allowing employees to use their own personal devices for work. After all, that means giving up the tight control that employers have always had over devices that connect to...
Q&A: Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore
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Q&A: Jessie Quek, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore

September 20th, 2012 | by Alfred Siew
How do PC makers see their role in this so-called "post-PC" era? We spoke with Jessie Quek of Lenovo to find out what to expect, starting from the next few exciting months....