Singapore has one of the highest rates of mobile and Internet penetration in the world, and households worldwide. Its government sets aside over S$1 billion yearly on ICT tenders and recognizes the importance of "skills, innovation and productivity" in ensuring economic growth.
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Local regulator will call for tenders worth S$1.2 billion this financial year, with emphasis on cloud computing and deriving insights from government data to improve organizational processes.
In the first service of its kind in Singapore, online shoppers now have the added option of paying for and collecting their online purchases at convenience stores. Separately, Zalora revealed it raised US$100 million in new funding.
Amid competition from Spotify and Google, the Singapore telco believes its 4-year-old streaming service will hold its own with a stronger regional catalog and buffering technology to retain customers.
The Singapore telco is looking at opportunities to roll out its Mio TV service beyond the local market, especially in countries where it has a geographic footprint through its associates.
A public consultation exercise is underway to gather feedback over operational details. Workshops and training collaborations will also be rolled out to educate firms, especially SMBs, and help them get ready.
Officials from Singapore, Hong Kong, and South Korea point out companies remain concerned over cloud security, and stress education and common understanding is needed to overcome this hurdle.
The data-as-a-service program is meant to kickstart the development of a nationwide delivery platform of public and private sector datasets, which would in turn spur more innovative applications to be created.
Seven new software-as-a-service proposals have been awarded development grants by the government as they showcase innovative, exportable potential.
Little Red Dot is also the top Asian market for global professionals from all sectors to work in, and the world's 2nd most popular for those in finance.
The telco outlines transformation strategy to raise business performance, lift customer experience, and leverage group assets for scale benefits, following its first drop in annual revenue in 14 years.
A call-for-collaboration (CFC) has been launched inviting companies to develop and deploy social analytics for business enterprises for targeted sectors such as tourism, retail, and food and beverage.
The government is working with industry experts to study the issues of online gambling, and learning from other jurisdictions in order to formulate a strategy to restrict it.
Is Singapore foolish to give out local money to foreign startups which may end up taking their Singapore-funded innovation back to their home country?
Singapore telco books 3 percent rise in Q1 net profit but sees ARPU pressure from OTT players on mobile income, and warns of intense competition in broadband space from newcomers.
Vrizlynn Thing, acting head of Singapore's cybercrime research department, is pushing for digital forensics to be taught in schools, to help address the shortage of talent amid the rising incidence of cyberattacks.