Author: Benjamin Cher

Singapore’s polls, where politics intersects with technology
Today, Singaporeans go to the polls for the 17th time, and the 12th since Independence in 1965. Benjamin Cher looks at what role technology is playing in the island-republic’s political landscape.
How the humble data centre is powering your digital lifestyle
DNA’s Benjamin Cher talk to two experts on what is happening in the data centre scene, the challenges facing the sector in Asia, and the promise of a ‘truly’ outsourced economy driven by – what else? – data centres.
BAE Systems’ Applied Intelligence beefs up Asian operations
As cyberthreats become more ‘real’ to organisations in the region, UK-based international defence, aerospace and security company BAE Systems is beefing up cybersecurity offerings from its Applied Intelligence division for Asia.
Airlines and technology: The ‘unfair advantage’ of LCCs
Low-cost carriers are not only taking advantage of the commodisation of air travel to beat the traditional full-service carriers, but they also come armed with the cultural mindset needed to leverage today’s technologies.
Post-acquisition, Trii.be’s journey enters new stage
Trii.be cofounder Chua Chun Kiat talks to DNA’s Benjamin Cher about his beginnings, Trii.be’s scorecard, and its future plans.
Asia at the start of the API Economy curve: MuleSoft VP
Businesses looking to capture and engage customers need to rethink their approaches to digital and mobile, and will have to look into what is being described as the ‘API Economy,’ according to Will Bosma, Asia Pacific vice president of San Francisco-based integration software company MuleSoft.
Asia a growth engine for MobileIron: CEO
Asia Pacific is a fecund market for mobility solutions, and MobileIron wants to ride this trend, expecting the region to be a growth engine for revenue, says its CEO.
Companies resist mandatory disclosure, cybersecurity suffers
Companies are still wary about sharing breach information, fearing a loss of customer confidence and trust, as well as damage to their reputation, according to a panel of experts.
50 years on, Moore’s Law still rules: Intel exec
It’s been 50 years since Gordon Moore formulated his law which postulated that processors will double every two years, and Intel – the company he later cofounded – is guided by that principle, says a senior exec.
South-East Asia’s IoT market ripe for the picking: Pundit
Despite the diversity of the economies in South-East Asia, the region is ripe with opportunity for IoT players to enter, and drive adoption and development.
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