Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation honors 13 local ICT innovations including market players touting cloud-based offering and indoor positioning system.
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Increasing trend of exchanging contact information virtually may bring convenience, but phone and app incompatibilities mean paper cards won't be obsolete in Web 2.0 world, says analyst.
Cloud-based business intelligence tools offer benefits but still lack real business driver, say analysts, who advise enterprises to evaluate cost savings before adopting such services.
The German software giant plans to help entrepreneurs in emerging economies, starting with India and Brazil, by providing mentorships and technological support.
Government support, grants make it easy for to build startups, but entrepreneurs should toughen up against market reality to create successful companies, say industry watchers.
Regional companies ought to look into using generic top-level domains to boost online presence and better position their brands with customers, say industry insiders. One watcher predicts initial uptake will be slow, however.
Analyst firm IDC says an improved economy and heightened competition will cause enterprises to utilize IT, especially socialytics and cloud, to stay ahead in the market.
Thoughtful management of inter-generational teams leverages each group's unique strengths and fuels innovation, market observers say, but note a sea change in corporate culture led by today's digital generation.
Licenses for virtualization remain abstract and complicated, so companies must understand how software will be used to achieve cost-effective agreements, analysts note.
Singapore firms still confident about business environment but should seek balance between setting ambitious goals and working to achieve them, says analyst.