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Company briefs: Cheung Woh Technologies

Cheung Woh Technologies

Cheung Woh Technologies , a locally listed hard disk drive manufacturer, reported a net profit of $3.19 million for the three months to May 31.

This was little changed from a net profit of $3.16 million for the same period a year earlier. Revenue dipped 1 per cent to $21 million.

Revenue in the precision metal stamping components segment fell by ...more

Amex, CapitaLand tie up in big-data trawl


AMERICAN Express (Amex) has wrestled a credit-card partnership with CapitaLand Mall Asia that would allow Amex to broaden its reach beyond the affluent segment.

Singapore's biggest retail landlord, meanwhile, is eager to use both loyalty points and data analytics to boost retail spending.

Both jointly launched a multi-mall loyalty card on Thursday; this new partnership ...more

Local telcos' H1 total returns average 7.3%


SINGAPORE'S three largest listed telcos - Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), StarHub and M1 - averaged a total return of 7.3 per cent for the first half of the year, bringing their one-year and three-year total returns to -1.8 per cent and 15.3 per cent respectively.

An SGX My Gateway report on Thursday said the three telcos maintain an average dividend yield of 5 per ...more

Riding on the Internet of Things to become a smart nation

Roundtable participants:

- Lee Chew Chiat, Public Sector Industry leader, Deloitte South-east Asia; - Shamus Weiland, managing director, CIO Consumer Asia-Pacific and Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Global Product Development, Citi; - Anmol Singh, principal research analyst, Gartner; - Tan Teik Guan, mentor-in-residence, Infocomm Investments Pte LtdModerator: Amit Roy Choudhury

WITH ...more

SMEs need strong cyber security for e-commerce success

EXPERTS warn that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are increasingly becoming soft targets for cyber criminals. Among other things, cyber criminals are increasing hacking into smaller businesses as a way of getting access to larger companies to which SMEs are suppliers.

SMEs are easy targets as often they lack the resources, expertise and technical manpower to defend themselves against ...more

MAS to clarify use of cloud computing by banks


THE Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will soon spell out what it expects of banks and other financial institutions which use cloud computing, following the industry's request for clarity in this area, said Sopnendu Mohanty, chief financial technology (fintech) officer at MAS.

This comes as banks begin to consider cloud technology - the storing and accessing of data ...more

Start Singapore: IDA-backed Twilio lists on Nasdaq

IDA-backed Twilio lists on Nasdaq

Local venture capital firm Infocomm Investments (IIPL) saw its bank account grow fatter by a few million dollars, thanks to the public listing of its portfolio company Twilio.

Communications start-up Twilio, which offers software to help developers easily add messaging, voice and video to applications, listed on American stock exchange Nasdaq last ...more

Long battery life the star feature of this thin hybrid

Lenovo has taken the shrink ray to its flagship Yoga 900 hybrid computer and zapped 300g off.

The result is the new Yoga 900S - a portable workhorse that is as slim as a laptop can get and still has a full-sized USB 3.0 port. It is 12.8mm thick and weighs just under 1kg.

It has an identical design as the Yoga 900, notably with the unique watchband-like hinge that rotates the screen ...more

The digital journey: evolution or revolution?

DIGITAL is fast becoming the major driving force of modern business. While some see new digital technologies as creating fresh forms of thinking, planning and execution that are urgently needed if a business is to survive in the new millennium, others see the same technologies as an evolutionary morphing of businesses.

However, one thing is clear: board- level appreciation and commitment to ...more

Students build 'Star Wars' prototypes in Stem contest

Fancy building the hovering landspeeder vehicles like the ones in the Star Wars movies?

Students from 10 secondary schools did just that on a miniature scale in a competition that promoted the science in science fiction.

Their prototypes used principles of magnetism to allow the vehicles to float and move along tracks. Students also got to learn concepts on sensor technology, electronics ...more

Guarding against cyber attacks

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How does your organisation ensure cyber security?

Victor MillsChief ExecutiveSingapore International Chamber of Commerce

THE Chamber works with its members to raise awareness that cyber security is a key business risk for all employees, companies and countries.

Our Cyber Security Committee helps spread the message that cyber security is not something which ...more

SMEs have benefited much from cloud computing: GSTF head


CLOUD computing has allowed for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to be able to leverage on infocomm technologies (ICT) to get huge gains without the need for dedicated ICT teams, according to Anton Ravindran, president of local IT training content and certification provider Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF).

Talking to The Business Times, he said technology is ...more

HP wants the Elite x3 to be your only device

The tagline for the HP Elite x3 is catchy: "One device that's every device." But can this upcoming 6-inch phablet be the only computing device you will ever need for work?

For starters, it can lighten your bag, because it can replace your smartphone, laptop or tablet. It can also simplify your work flow because all your work-related apps and documents will be on a single device. There is ...more

S i2i CEO's goodwill gesture pays off


THERE may be many things that shareholders of S i2i Ltd, a watch-list firm on the Singapore Exchange (SGX) may need to worry about, but whether the interest of the chief executive is tightly aligned with theirs ought not to be one of them. That one thing is present - in spades.

The mainboard-listed distributor of mobile prepaid cards and handsets and IT-related products ...more

Collaborate to harness full potential of disruptive technologies: Tharman


ALL parties here should collaborate to harness the full potential that disruptive technologies may bring, so that economic restructuring can yield the highest levels of benefits for everyone, said Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the launch of an incubator on Thursday.

Speaking to invited guests at the opening of technology and consulting corporation IBM's ...more
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