zdnet.com Archives - 25 February 2017, Saturday

  • Singapore opens $5.9M cybersecurity lab in local university

    zdnet.com 21 Feb '17, 10am

    Singapore has opened a cybersecurity facility to support research efforts between academia and industry players and provide a testbed for product development. Located at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the S$8.4 million (US$5.93 million) site would provide a "realistic env...

  • Singapore opens $5.9M cybersecurity lab in local university

    zdnet.com 21 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore has opened a cybersecurity facility to support research efforts between academia and industry players and provide a testbed for product development. Located at the National University of Singapore (NUS), the S$8.4 million (US$5.93 million) site would provide a "realistic env...

  • Singapore puts 2017 budget focus on digital transformation

    zdnet.com 20 Feb '17, 6pm

    The Singapore has pledged to invest S$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) over four years to execute a nationwide plan that it hopes will future-proof the economy and help local enterprises "go digital". Unveiled as part of the government's 2017 budget, the investment underscored the governm...

  • Singapore puts 2017 budget focus on digital transformation

    zdnet.com 20 Feb '17, 5pm

    The Singapore has pledged to invest S$2.4 billion (US$1.7 billion) over four years to execute a nationwide plan that it hopes will future-proof the economy and help local enterprises "go digital". Unveiled as part of the government's 2017 budget, the investment underscored the governm...

  • Singapore central bank sets up data analytics unit

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 9am

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled plans to establish a data analytics group that it says will guide the organisation as well as the local financial sector towards the digital economy. Operational from March 15, the new unit would drive the central bank's efforts t...

  • Singapore central bank sets up data analytics unit

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 8am

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has unveiled plans to establish a data analytics group that it says will guide the organisation as well as the local financial sector towards the digital economy. Operational from March 15, the new unit would drive the central bank's efforts t...

  • Singapore security firm hopes mobile software token will plug hardware holes

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 5am

    Singapore's state-owned security vendor, Assurity Trusted Solutions, is hoping its introduction of a mobile software token will resolve common user grievances associated with hardware tokens and finally convince local banks to adopt its platform. Its CEO Charles Fan, though, acknowled...

  • Singapore security firm hopes mobile software token will plug hardware holes

    zdnet.com 14 Feb '17, 5am

    Singapore's state-owned security vendor, Assurity Trusted Solutions, is hoping its introduction of a mobile software token will resolve common user grievances associated with hardware tokens and finally convince local banks to adopt its platform. Its CEO Charles Fan, though, acknowled...

  • Singapore wants new laws to keep up with autonomous, ride-sharing vehicles

    zdnet.com 08 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore is looking to update its transport laws to keep pace with technological developments and better safeguard commuters in autonomous as well as ride-sharing vehicles. The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill was featured for a second reading in parliament this week, detailing changes ...

  • Singapore wants new laws to keep up with autonomous, ride-sharing vehicles

    zdnet.com 08 Feb '17, 9am

    Singapore is looking to update its transport laws to keep pace with technological developments and better safeguard commuters in autonomous as well as ride-sharing vehicles. The Road Traffic (Amendment) Bill was featured for a second reading in parliament this week, detailing changes ...

  • Singapore business cyber confidence is probably cyber delusion

    zdnet.com 30 Jan '17, 6am

    "Singapore companies are confident of their ability to detect a sophisticated cyber attack," read an enthusiastic press release earlier this month. "80 percent of the Singapore respondents share that sentiment, surpassing the global average of 50 percent." On face value, that sounds l...

  • Singapore business cyber confidence is probably cyber delusion

    zdnet.com 30 Jan '17, 6am

    "Singapore companies are confident of their ability to detect a sophisticated cyber attack," read an enthusiastic press release earlier this month. "80 percent of the Singapore respondents share that sentiment, surpassing the global average of 50 percent." On face value, that sounds l...

  • Blockchain sees data security potential in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Jan '17, 4am

    Blockchain has moved on from its Bitcoin past and is being touted as an effective and inexpensive way to safeguard data, with one Singapore-based vendor launching its first blockchain-based authentication tool. Because it provides a shared replicated "immutable" ledger, blockchain can...

  • Blockchain sees data security potential in Singapore

    zdnet.com 19 Jan '17, 4am

    Blockchain has moved on from its Bitcoin past and is being touted as an effective and inexpensive way to safeguard data, with one Singapore-based vendor launching its first blockchain-based authentication tool. Because it provides a shared replicated "immutable" ledger, blockchain can...

  • Singapore consortium to test smart mobility tech

    zdnet.com 18 Jan '17, 10am

    A new Singapore consortium has been set up to develop and test smart mobility technologies, including smart traffic systems, automated video analysis, and environmental sensors. Led by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and NXP Semiconductors, the new "smart mobility consortiu...

  • Singapore consortium to test smart mobility tech

    zdnet.com 18 Jan '17, 9am

    A new Singapore consortium has been set up to develop and test smart mobility technologies, including smart traffic systems, automated video analysis, and environmental sensors. Led by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and NXP Semiconductors, the new "smart mobility consortiu...

  • Megaport opens new routes through US, Singapore, Hong Kong

    zdnet.com 17 Jan '17, 2am

    Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has announced opening a new connectivity route between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a secondary path between Singapore and Hong Kong. Megaport said it has opened the second Singapore-Hong Kong path due to high traffic alon...

  • Megaport opens new routes through US, Singapore, Hong Kong

    zdnet.com 17 Jan '17, 2am

    Australian interconnection services provider Megaport has announced opening a new connectivity route between Los Angeles and Hong Kong, as well as a secondary path between Singapore and Hong Kong. Megaport said it has opened the second Singapore-Hong Kong path due to high traffic alon...

  • Singapore, Hong Kong among biggest e-waste dumpers in region

    zdnet.com 16 Jan '17, 8am

    Source: United Nations University Hong Kong and Singapore in 2015 produced the highest volume of e-waste in the region, generating 21.7kg and 19.95kg, respectively, per capita. At 19.13kg per capita, Taiwan rounded up the top three e-waste producers, while China more than doubled its ...

  • Singapore, Hong Kong among biggest e-waste dumpers in region

    zdnet.com 16 Jan '17, 7am

    Source: United Nations University Hong Kong and Singapore in 2015 produced the highest volume of e-waste in the region, generating 21.7kg and 19.95kg, respectively, per capita. At 19.13kg per capita, Taiwan rounded up the top three e-waste producers, while China more than doubled its ...

  • Telstra guarantees subsea cables 'always on' in Japan, HK, Singapore

    zdnet.com 15 Jan '17, 8pm

    Telstra has guaranteed customers on its Japan-Hong Kong and Singapore-Hong Kong subsea cables that they will almost immediately be rerouted to another connection route in the event of submarine cable damage under its new "always on" policy. Currently, when subsea cables suffer damage,...

  • Telstra guarantees subsea cables 'always on' in Japan, HK, Singapore

    zdnet.com 15 Jan '17, 8pm

    Telstra has guaranteed customers on its Japan-Hong Kong and Singapore-Hong Kong subsea cables that they will almost immediately be rerouted to another connection route in the event of submarine cable damage under its new "always on" policy. Currently, when subsea cables suffer damage,...

  • Singapore hints at changes in cybersecurity, media laws to keep pace with technology

    zdnet.com 09 Jan '17, 6am

    Singapore says it will update laws governing films and broadcast content to ensure they keep pace with technology changes, which have produced streaming sites such as Netflix. The government this year would make changes to the country's Films Act and Broadcasting Act, said Minister fo...

  • Singapore hints at changes in cybersecurity, media laws to keep pace with technology

    zdnet.com 09 Jan '17, 6am

    Singapore says it will update laws governing films and broadcast content to ensure they keep pace with technology changes, which have produced streaming sites such as Netflix. The government this year would make changes to the country's Films Act and Broadcasting Act, said Minister fo...

  • The Power of IoT and Big Data

    zdnet.com 07 Jan '17, 2am

    As sensors spread across almost every industry, the internet of things is going to trigger a massive influx of big data. We delve into where IoT will have the biggest impact and what it means for the future of big data analytics.

  • Singapore startups must now grow up, think bigger

    zdnet.com 30 Dec '16, 1am

    The Singapore government has invested significant resources and efforts in building up a thriving startup environment, but its inhabitants must now take risks and look beyond local shores. Jeffrey Paine, general partner at Golden Gate Ventures, believed Singapore's startup scene had p...

  • Singapore startups must now grow up, think bigger

    zdnet.com 30 Dec '16, 1am

    The Singapore government has invested significant resources and efforts in building up a thriving startup environment, but its inhabitants must now take risks and look beyond local shores. Jeffrey Paine, general partner at Golden Gate Ventures, believed Singapore's startup scene had p...

  • Singapore tech should have much to expect in 2017

    zdnet.com 29 Dec '16, 1am

    This year has been tough-going in more ways than one and, by most accounts, Singapore's economy is expected to be heading for rougher seas in 2017. According to a survey by the Singapore Business Federation, 63 percent of local companies said the economic climate worsened in 2016 and ...

  • Singapore tech should have much to expect in 2017

    zdnet.com 29 Dec '16, 1am

    This year has been tough-going in more ways than one and, by most accounts, Singapore's economy is expected to be heading for rougher seas in 2017. According to a survey by the Singapore Business Federation, 63 percent of local companies said the economic climate worsened in 2016 and ...

  • Singapore to record iris scans of citizens

    zdnet.com 28 Dec '16, 5pm

    Starting January 1 next year, Singapore will begin including iris scans as part of the country's registration process for citizens and permanent residents. This was part of efforts to improve the "effectiveness and efficiency" of operations undertaken by the Immigration and Checkpoint...