With the passing of the country's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore must now evolve and realize Lee's governing legacy may not necessarily support the next 50 years of growth.
By The Way
Eileen Yu checks out industry developments across the Asia-Pacific region, discussing their relevance to the global tech business landscape.
Eileen Yu began covering the IT industry when Asynchronous Transfer Mode was still hip and e-commerce was the new buzzword. Currently a freelance blogger and content specialist based in Singapore, she has over 15 years of industry experience with various publications including ZDNet, IDG, and Singapore Press Holdings. Eileen majored in Journalism at The University of Queensland, Australia, where she wrote an honours thesis titled: To Censor or Not: The Great Singapore Dilemma. In her By The Way blog, she enjoys seeing how far she can push the line when blogging about technology, government regulations, and politics in Singapore and the rest of Asia.
Singapore telco could be slapped with lawsuits after its social media agency ran a smear campaign that instructed its bloggers to badmouth the services of its competitors, StarHub and M1.
The Indian IT services provider has opened a new 1000-seat center in Singapore to provide various services including application development to global banks operating in the Asia-Pacific region.
Dubai-based airline launches an app for Apple Watch that will allow passengers to view their upcoming trips and access real-time flight information, such as baggage collection details.
Spanning 385,000 square feet, the Singapore facility is its largest in Asia-Pacific where there has been increasing demand for cloud services, say company execs.
Counter-terrorism law requiring IT vendors to hand over information to the Chinese government has been put on hold, following concerns raised by Barack Obama. But it's unclear if it will proceed with the law.
Businesses in Thailand have lost US$297 million in revenue from network downtime over the past year and spent days waiting for network changes to be deployed.
Some 76 percent of businesses in Singapore prefer to purchase all cloud services from a single provider but most end up having to manage multiple vendors, reveals a Telstra study.
Internet of Things devices are not originally built to be robust against attacks, resulting in vulnerabilities that can lead to severe repercussions if left unchecked, such as data that's being collected and acted upon in Singapore's smart nation plan.
Businesses in Asia-Pacific look to IT security to gain better control as well as support increasing focus on mobile and application development, reveals a new study.
Government continues to provide financial support to encourage skills upgrading and drive research and development efforts in the country. SMBs are offered grants to innovate and expand internationally.
Concerns over high upfront costs and associated risks are hindering the adoption of cloud computing in the region, where only 22.2 percent of Asian cities have deployed it, according to Microsoft-CityNet research.
SK Telecom has won its patent lawsuit against Viber after a South Korean court ruled the latter infringed on four patents held by the mobile operator.
Chinese market grew 2 percent to clock 107.5 million smartphone shipment in fourth-quarter 2014, pushing the year's total number to 420.7 million, according to IDC stats. Xiaomi edges out Samsung to lead market.
Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) and 2C2P launch a new payment service that will allow online shoppers in the country to pay for their goods with their MPU cards.