Author: Benjamin Cher

Software AG aims to raise APAC revenue contribution
German enterprise software company Software AG is looking to increase the revenue contribution from its Asia Pacific markets, with the manufacturing, retail and financial services verticals being key to its aspirations.
BaseRide wants to be the nerve centre of vehicle fleet ops
BaseRide wants to provide real-time tracking and accurate analytics for transport companies and governments – and that’s just the start, writes Benjamin Cher.
SMEs must be wary of security vendor hype, says Norton VP
SMEs are becoming more interested in protecting their information and organisation. However, as security vendors make their marketing push into Asia, with buzzwords galore, SMEs are feeling the pressure to just buy from the vendor that makes the threat sound the most dangerous, says a vice president for Symantec's Norton business.
Kashmi goes the social path for bill-splitting between friends
Settling bills between friends seems to be enough of a problem that many startups have tried to tackle the issue, and even the banks are coming in. Singaporean startup Kashmi thinks it has a singular solution.
Rethinking DevOps for an app-dependent Asia
Asian businesses are looking to Agile Ops to boost the speed, scale and quality of their app development, but are facing a DevOps challenge, said a senior CA Tech executive.
Data storage wars between the old and the new
There is a struggle between traditional disk arrays and flash storage as organisations look to storing rapidly increasing volumes of data securely and cheaply – striking a balance between the schools may be the best bet, says a Nimble Storage exec.
New Acronis True Image available on-premises or on the cloud
Acronis has launched a new version of its consumer local data backup software Acronis True Image, and said the new release of the cloud version now offers backup for multiple devices including smartphones.
Old-school logistics SME Courex plays the ‘startup game’
Logistics SME Courex bucks tradition to embrace technology and innovation to make the last-mile more efficient, and is learning a lot from startups, writes Benjamin Cher.
‘Third parties’ a major risk to cybersecurity: EY exec
Organisations are more aware and spending more on IT security, but that is not necessarily translating to a lower exposure to ‘cyber risk’ – or the risk of financial loss, disruption or damage to an organisation’s reputation from cyber-attacks and cybercrime.
‘Toolbox’ on Singapore startup ecosystem shows it’s soaring
Singapore, known as an Asian launchpad for multinational companies in the 1990s, is quickly becoming one for startups in the 2010s – at least, according to the Singapore Startup Ecosystem and Entrepreneurial Toolbox prepared by 500 Startups' Arnaud Bonzom.
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