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Zooming ahead with technology

IT is no longer enough for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to work hard these days - it is now imperative to work smart. More companies are now seeing the advantage of leveraging on technology to quicken and improve business processes, giving them an advantage in today's competitive market.While the importance of technology solutions is undeniable, not many SMEs have the knowledge or capacity ...MORE

Trek's full-year profit surges on revenue jump

TECH company Trek 2000 International on Tuesday posted a 152.7 per cent surge in net profit to US$2.55 million for the full year ended Dec 31, 2014, from 2013's US$1 million.The improvement in net profit attributable to equity-holders was thanks to increased sales of ThumbDrives, security solutions, FluCard, and Wi-Fi memory modules, said Trek.Including non-controlling interest, full-year ...MORE

Facebook co-founder lauds S'pore approach on start-ups

FACEBOOK co-founder Eduardo Saverin has backed Singapore's approach to start-up development, pointing to the way the country's top schools turn out smart people who can invent new products and services. In a recent interview, Mr Saverin said: More top-tier venture capital firms like Sequoia Capital, which funded companies like Apple and Facebook, have offices here. They bring the smart money, ...MORE

Visa aiming for a cashless S'pore

VISA Singapore wants to displace cash in the city-state, where nearly 60 per cent of payments for personal consumption spending are already settled by electronic means, a top executive said in an interview.Part of that push will come from revving up contactless payment services in Singapore, where the penetration rate is second in the world only to Australia, said Visa's country manager for ...MORE

Firms: Give innovation credit where it is due

COMPANIES and accountants say the Productivity and Innovation Credit (PIC) scheme should be made more accessible to firms engaging in research and development. Firms say they find it tough to use the popular tax credit scheme for R&D as this type of spending is often more difficult to accurately quantify compared with spending on equipment such as iPads and printers, or staff training. These ...MORE

Govt to get own telecoms network in smart nation push

A TELECOMMUNICATIONS network solely for public-sector use is being planned to drive Singapore's smart nation agenda. This is a departure from the norm as the Government typically leases connectivity rather than own such networks. The new infrastructure will run the equipment for linking, among other things, a network of sensors slated to be rolled out islandwide this year. The sensors - which can ...MORE

Solid-state drives push up Western Digital's Q2 profit

New YorkWESTERN Digital Corp, the world's No. 1 hard-disk drive maker, reported second-quarter results slightly ahead of Wall Street expectations on strong demand for its solid-state drives from enterprise customers.Shares of the company rose 3.5 per cent to US$101 in after-hours trading.The company's enterprise sales of solid-state drives rose more than 20 per cent to US$187 million in the ...MORE

Govt sets up high-level agency to confront cyber threats

AN apex agency with the mandate to combat cyber attacks and formulate Singapore's long-term cyber-security policy will start functioning from April 1.Called the Cyber Security Agency (CSA), it will be parked under the Prime Minister's Office.But it will be Minister of Communications and Information (MCI) Yaacob Ibrahim, who will from April 1 also be the Minister in charge of Cyber Security.This ...MORE

Singtel and Ericsson ink MOU for partnership in 5G technology

SINGTEL and Ericsson signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Tuesday for a five-year partnership to test 5G technologies for future standardisation.They will explore 5G uses for consumers and enterprises, with the partnership including workshops to align 5G requirements and exchange ideas, as well as trials on potential technologies.5G will bring faster speeds, lower latency and better ...MORE

Samsung and Sony the big winners at Digital Life Awards

TECH giants Samsung and Sony emerged as the biggest winners yesterday at the fourth annual Digital Life Awards. Each company took home seven awards. Samsung won for its smartphones and tablets while Sony earned wins for its cameras, headphones and a tablet. Hosted by Digital Life - the weekly tech magazine of The Straits Times - the awards honoured the best in consumer technology, gadgets and ...MORE

DeClout acquires shares in unit Corous360 for S$7.36m

DECLOUT Ltd, an information and communications technology provider, said it has acquired about 520,000 new ordinary shares of its subsidiary Corous360 for S$7.36 million, shoring its interest in the subsidiary back up to a 100 per cent.These shares were supposed to have been allotted and issued to JTech Mobile Ltd as part of Corous360's payment for its S$4.72 million acquisition of Netipay Pte ...MORE

Firms increasingly tapping digital technology to engage customers: Tata unit

COMPANIES are realising that digital technologies have become major tools in connecting with customers. Today's digital natives - that is, those born after 1980 into a world of digital technologies - want a physical experience intertwined with a digital one.A typical example of this merger between the physical world and a digital one would be in the purchase of a movie ticket online and then ...MORE

Google reaches for sky-high Internet connections

San FranciscoGOOGLE has never shied from novelty or spending big to find ways to connect more people to the Internet. Over the last two years, its ideas have included fleets of little satellites, solar-powered drones that would fly around the world and balloons that float high into the stratosphere, beaming the Internet to those below.Building on that, Google and mutual fund giant Fidelity ...MORE

Cambridge Industrial Trust looks to tech sector

MAINBOARD-LISTED Cambridge Industrial Trust (CIT) expects more firms from the technology sector to take up space at its industrial properties this year. The technology sector has been pretty vibrant, and we've had a lot of leasing inquiries in that respect, noted Ms Nancy Tan, head of real estate at CIT Management, which manages the real estate investment trust (Reit). Potential tenants include ...MORE

JTC launches cluster hub for niche semicon firms

JTC Corporation is building industrial space ahead of demand to avoid a repeat of the problem during 2010-2013, when supply lagged demand and led rents to spike about 20 per cent per year, CEO Png Cheong Boon told media on Wednesday on the sidelines of the launch of JTC nanoSpace@Tampines.This is the state industrial landlord's 11th innovative space to date, which targets niche semiconductor ...MORE
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