Author: Benjamin Cher

What’s Next: Traditional retailers do have an edge
E-commmerce startups are challenging the status quo and putting traditional retailers on the ropes, but traditional retailers still hold a key edge, Ardent Capital CEO Adrian Vanzyl told the What's Next conference.
Foodpanda out to ‘save’ Singapore’s F&B industry
Only six in 10 F&B businesses in Singapore, and foodpanda is giving F&B outlets a fighting chance by offering delivery with little to no upfront costs, claims its regional head Emma Heap.
Apple Seed looks to plug the startup ‘valley of death’
The cold, hard truth is that 90% of startups fail within three years, and it is this ‘valley of death’ that Apple Seed Venture Incubator is aiming to help startups navigate past, according to its CEO Kumaran Pillai.
Identify theft: Complacency is Enemy No 1, says F5 expert
Cyberthreats against organisations, especially the financial services industry, are being aided by a different kind of C&C: Compliance and complacency, according to F5 Networks' Edwin Seo.
Microsoft unveils collaboration-boosted Office 2016
Microsoft Corp has launched Office 2016, the latest edition of its productivity suite, which now comes with collaborative features integrated into each application, as well as better integration with other Microsoft products such as Skype and Cortana.
Indian healthcare startup Practo looks SEA-wards
South-East Asia looks to be pretty much a key overseas market for Bangalore-headquartered startup Practo, which is already in Indonesia, the Philippines and Singapore, with its Malaysian operations set to launch next month.
Dragging corporate secretarial services out of the dark ages
While the rest of the business world is going increasingly digital, corporate secretarial services appear stuck in the medieval ages, according to Otonomos founder and CEO Han Verstraete.
Not enough green, too much apathy in data centre industry
Singapore’s data centres have a history of being energy-inefficient, but things look set to change with the Government stepping in with guidelines and policies for making data centres ‘greener’ – but more can be done, according to Bob Sharon, CEO of Green Global Solutions.
The 6 laws of digital transformation, according to SingPost
At the recent Forrester CMO + CIO Conference 2015 in Singapore, SingPost's Timothy Lee laid down a few laws to guide other companies in their digital transformation journey, reports Benjamin Cher.
How Singapore became Asia’s data centre hub
Singapore has become the data centre hub for Asia within 10 years, thanks to its ideal geographic location and a slew of government initiatives, according to experts at Singapore Data Centre Week 2015.
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