Author: Benjamin Cher

A conversation with the ‘father of Hadoop’
Doug Cutting weighs in on the present and future of Hadoop’s role in the world, from an obscure database to being the basis of big data analytics.
Ambi Labs out to make air-conditioners truly ‘smart’
HK startup is harnessing machine learning to make a genuinely smart remote for air-conditioners, launches device in Singapore.
SDN: Get out of the Walkman era, companies urged
Companies looking into software-defined networking should explore SD-WAN, instead of sticking to that ‘Walkman-era’ technology they’re trapped with.
Digital trends will kill off lone wolves: INSEAD prof
Partnerships will become the norm for enterprises, and even startups, as they grapple with today’s digital economy, writes Benjamin Cher.
Business cards? Not quite as passé as you think
Business cards remain a mainstay, but managing them can be a pain, which is where Japan’s Sansan steps in.
Customer loyalty startup Perx secures Series A
Customer loyalty startup Perx has secured Series A funding, which it said would help kick off its new enterprise vision.
Marketers need to prepare for ‘screenagers,’ says expert
Marketing has fully embraced digital, but that’s not the only surprising trend in the region, writes Benjamin Cher.
Jewel Paymentech gives banks’ due diligence a tech boost
Jewel Paymentech wants to help banks perform proper due diligence on e-commerce operators using technology, writes Benjamin Cher.
Boosted by CIP 500 grant, Offpeak expands to new markets
Six months after securing funding, Offpeak seeks to make its mark in the region, boosted by a CIP 500 grant, writes Benjamin Cher.
Creating a STEM tide in Singapore with 3D printing
STEM education in Singapore received a boost from 3D printing solutions company Stratasys Inc, which is partnering with Science Centre Singaporeto bring applied learning to schools.
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