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In a software-defined, interconnected world, supply chain attacks are hard to ward off
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In a software-defined, interconnected world, supply chain attacks are hard to ward off

February 15th, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
You not only have to worry about locking the gates at night - you have to hope that the lock maker you trust hasn't been compromised,...
What next for Huawei in a post-pandemic 2021?
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What next for Huawei in a post-pandemic 2021?

February 15th, 2021 | by Wilson Wong
Huawei's struggles are difficult to overcome in the short term, unless it convinces sceptics to overturn the damaging sanctions against...
Restrictions on use of TraceTogether data are good but government needs to rebuild trust
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Restrictions on use of TraceTogether data are good but government needs to rebuild trust

February 3rd, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
After the TraceTogether debacle, the Singapore government has to urgently regain the trust needed to bolster defences against the...
In 2021, will new technologies widen or close the digital divide?
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In 2021, will new technologies widen or close the digital divide?

January 4th, 2021 | by Alfred Siew
Will we recall the World Wide Web of the 90s or will the involuntary embrace of Big Tech's dystopian world grow even tighter in...
How will Singapore digital banks fare amid tougher scrutiny of Internet companies?
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How will Singapore digital banks fare amid tougher scrutiny of Internet companies?

December 12th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
As new Singapore digital banks, Grab, Singtel and Sea will make it harder for consumers to leave them and could become too big to...
Seen as alternative to Huawei 5G gear, Open RAN can be much more
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Seen as alternative to Huawei 5G gear, Open RAN can be much more

November 30th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Open RAN can bring about dramatic change to the telecom market, but that is often lost in political rhetoric against...
Has pandemic given IT leaders a platform to lead?
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Has pandemic given IT leaders a platform to lead?

November 12th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
With technology playing a key role during a pandemic, IT leaders can make a real difference by laying the foundation for the...
Ant’s IPO halt reflects unease with fintech companies that may become too big to fail
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Ant’s IPO halt reflects unease with fintech companies that may become too big to fail

November 9th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Regulators should worry that less credit-worthy borrowers introduced into the system by fintech firms may add to the risk if they...
RedMart data breach a reminder of danger of forgotten pieces of data
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RedMart data breach a reminder of danger of forgotten pieces of data

October 31st, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The RedMart data breach has revealed one common vulnerability facing many businesses today - forgotten pieces of data from the...
Make “next-gen” ERP module optional for Singapore vehicle owners in future
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Make “next-gen” ERP module optional for Singapore vehicle owners in future

September 13th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The onboard unit or OBU that collects road toll in Singapore in future looks outdated before it's even rolled out into vehicles...
TPG’s customer service woes a troubling sign of Singapore’s overheated mobile market
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TPG’s customer service woes a troubling sign of Singapore’s overheated mobile market

August 31st, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Poor customer service at TPG Telecom is a worrying sign that competition in Singapore has brought lower mobile prices but poorer...
No turning back from mirrorless cameras now?
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No turning back from mirrorless cameras now?

August 23rd, 2020 | by Wilson Wong
Mirrorless cameras are winning over professional photographers as their image quality has improved along with the compactness they...
An IoT nightmare: old devices feeding outdated data to new AI
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An IoT nightmare: old devices feeding outdated data to new AI

July 29th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
An Internet of Forgotten Things could generate outdated or inaccurate data that end up being used by AI to come to the wrong...
GE2020: No easy way to gauge sentiment in Singapore’s digital election campaigns
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GE2020: No easy way to gauge sentiment in Singapore’s digital election campaigns

July 8th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Looking at online sentiment alone, you would be hard pressed to predict the outcome of GE2020 in Singapore, or even say if the contest will be...
TraceTogether wearable token in Singapore needs to gain users’ trust
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TraceTogether wearable token in Singapore needs to gain users’ trust

June 8th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The TraceTogther wearable's use should be narrowly defined. It must be used for only one purpose - contact tracing - and this should be clear to...
Citizens are wary of giving up personal data during Covid-19. It’s a good thing
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Citizens are wary of giving up personal data during Covid-19. It’s a good thing

May 18th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
People should be asking is what types of data will be collected and how it will be handled and used, so that they can evaluate their...
Businesses are being forced to digitally transform during coronavirus crisis
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Businesses are being forced to digitally transform during coronavirus crisis

March 27th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Digital tools are enabling better communication, shortening distances even as the coronavirus pandemic seems to isolate people and pull them...
Working from home doesn’t mean you lose your creativity
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Working from home doesn’t mean you lose your creativity

March 12th, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
The coronavirus is forcing many to work from home. They may find that the flexibility enriches the worklife in so many...
In Singapore, cyber security labels on Wi-Fi routers, smart devices to inform consumers
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In Singapore, cyber security labels on Wi-Fi routers, smart devices to inform consumers

March 3rd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Like labels that show how energy-efficient a refrigerator is, these new cyber security labels will inform buyers if a Wi-Fi router has basic...
Retraining to join the tech sector? Don’t forget the risks, sacrifices
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Retraining to join the tech sector? Don’t forget the risks, sacrifices

March 2nd, 2020 | by Alfred Siew
Reskilling or retraining a human being, especially if he has spent decades in another field, is not the same as simply reprogramming a...