technology

Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance call for proposals on joint France-Singapore innovation projects
SINGAPORE (Sept 18): Enterprise Singapore and Bpifrance are calling for proposals on joint innovation projects in technological and application areas including advanced manufacturing, clean technology and medical technology. Enterprise Singapore is a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry, while Bpifrance is the agency charged to help French companies develop by ...
How the next step in literacy can make Singapore a Smart Nation
SINGAPORE (Sept 7): Hundreds of years ago, literacy was rare. The invention of the printing press resulted in more people reading as printed materials became available to a bigger part of the population. However, it wasn’t until books became widely available that literacy became widespread. A similar evolution is happening in data analytics. Just as literacy is the ability to derive ...
Cybersecurity merger positive for StarHub but will take time to manifest, say analysts
SINGAPORE (Sept 6): DBS and RHB are maintaining their “hold” and “neutral” calls on StarHub with the respective price targets of $1.42 and $1.78, while CGS-CIMB Research’s “add” call remains unchanged with a target price of $1.85. While all three research houses are positive on recent news of telco’s latest joint venture (JV) with Temasek unit Leone Investments to form a ...
Singapore says risks of cybersecurity breaches won’t go away
SINGAPORE (Sept 6): Singapore will continue monitoring risks of cybersecurity breaches and data hacks as those threats won’t go away, a senior government official said. Risks need to be managed but won’t prevent the government from building the city state into a technology-advanced one under its “Smart Nation” plan, Janil Puthucheary, senior minister of state for communications and ...
Forget Elon Musk, focus on 'Mobility as a Service'
SINGAPORE (Sept 3): For nearly three weeks in August, the drama of electric car and energy storage firm -Tesla going private had dominated the business headlines. Did maverick CEO Elon Musk really have the “funding secured” as he claimed in his tweet? Or was it just a tactic to throw Tesla short sellers off balance? On Aug 24, Musk made another sharp U-turn, declaring he had decided ...
Singapore's manufacturing talent must evolve to address new challenges: Randstad
SINGAPORE (Sept 5): A growing number of companies in Singapore’s manufacturing sector have been jumping on the digital bandwagon by exploring how manufacturing intelligence and automation can help meet their business objectives, reduce cost and improve efficiencies, according to Randstad Singapore’s observations. In its latest Manufacturing Workforce Trends report, the recruitment firm ...
Which technologies should procurement leaders use to future-proof their companies?
SINGAPORE (Aug 30): Digital disruption is set to bring about game-changing impact on existing procurement industry core capabilities; the ones responsible for implementing these technology solutions just don’t know it yet. So suggests Reboot Procurement, a new report based on a recent study of over 60 chief procurement officers (CPOs) conducted by KPMG, the National University of Singapore ...
NTU jointly launches Dyson's first on-campus engineering studio in Asia for aspiring technopreneurs
SINGAPORE (Aug 27): Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Dyson have jointly launched the Dyson-NTU Studio, an engineering studio that offers a semester-long undergraduate course module to NTU engineering students.   Known as the Product Development Challenge module, the course will be guided by NTU professors and Dyson engineers, and is due to commence this academic year. It will ...
UOB and StarHub ink MoU to help SMEs accelerate their digitisation efforts
SINGAPORE (Aug 27): StarHub and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help accelerate the digitsation efforts of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the joint exploration, development and provision of digital solutions. See also: StarHub banks on digitalisation trend to drive external sales, cut internal costs Under the MoU, UOB will ...
UOB enhances anti-money laundering surveillance with some help from machine learning
SINGAPORE (Aug 24): United Overseas Bank (UOB) says it has enhanced its anti-money laundering (AML) surveillance abilities with an integrated solution that enables the bank’s existing AML systems to make sharper, smarter and swifter detection of high-risk individuals & companies and suspicious activities. This is essential given the volume, value and velocity of transactions that flow ...