zdnet.com Archives - 26 June 2017, Monday

  • Google Cloud Platform launches in Singapore

    zdnet.com 15 Jun '17, 7am

    Google has switched on its cloud platform in Singapore, after experiencing 100 percent growth of paid customers in the region over the last 12 months. The search giant claims its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok have experienced 51...

  • Google Cloud Platform launches in Singapore

    zdnet.com 15 Jun '17, 6am

    Google has switched on its cloud platform in Singapore, after experiencing 100 percent growth of paid customers in the region over the last 12 months. The search giant claims its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers in Singapore, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, and Bangkok have experienced 51...

  • Singapore employees not getting the IT support they want

    zdnet.com 06 Jun '17, 5am

    Employees in Singapore feel they are not getting sufficient support in the office to collaborate effectively, even as 39 percent spend on average eight working days a month away from their desk. Latest news on Asia Singapore e-waste programme lets consumers mail unwanted devices IBM's...

  • Singapore employees not getting the IT support they want

    zdnet.com 06 Jun '17, 5am

    Employees in Singapore feel they are not getting sufficient support in the office to collaborate effectively, even as 39 percent spend on average eight working days a month away from their desk. Latest news on Asia Singapore e-waste programme lets consumers mail unwanted devices IBM's...

  • Singapore e-waste programme lets consumers mail unwanted devices

    zdnet.com 05 Jun '17, 1pm

    Singtel and Singapore Post (SingPost) have launched a recycling scheme that lets consumers mail their unwanted electronic devices or dispose them in designated bins. Launched in conjunction with World Environment Day, the e-waste recycling initiative aimed to encourage more to dispose...

  • Singapore to collaborate with Australia on cybersecurity

    zdnet.com 04 Jun '17, 4pm

    Singapore and Australia have inked an agreement to cooperate closely on cybersecurity, including information sharing, training, and joint exercises to safeguard critical information infrastructure. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday during the secon...

  • Singapore to collaborate with Australia on cybersecurity

    zdnet.com 04 Jun '17, 4pm

    Singapore and Australia have inked an agreement to cooperate closely on cybersecurity, including information sharing, training, and joint exercises to safeguard critical information infrastructure. The two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday during the secon...

  • Singapore wants tech firms to list on local exchange

    zdnet.com 31 May '17, 8am

    Singapore Exchange (SGX) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) are teaming up to help high-tech companies get access to capital and encourage them to list on the local bourse. The aim was to create "a streamlined pathway" for companies accredited by IMDA to tap private and p...

  • Apple opens first Southeast Asia store in Singapore

    zdnet.com 25 May '17, 1pm

    Apple will officially open its retail store in Singapore on May 27, marking its first outlet in Southeast Asia and touted to be the first in the city-state to operate fully on solar power. Located along Singapore's Orchard Road shopping strip, the new two-storey retail space featured ...

  • Singapore government reaffirms $1.7B commitment to smart nation, digital transformation

    zdnet.com 24 May '17, 10am

    The Singapore government has reaffirmed plans to dish out S$2.4 billion (US$1.73 billion) to drive the country's smart nation efforts and digital transformation. The funds would go towards ICT tenders in its fiscal 2017, which would encompass investments in various technology areas in...

  • Singapore government reaffirms $1.7B commitment to smart nation, digital transformation

    zdnet.com 24 May '17, 10am

    The Singapore government has reaffirmed plans to dish out S$2.4 billion (US$1.73 billion) to drive the country's smart nation efforts and digital transformation. The funds would go towards ICT tenders in its fiscal 2017, which would encompass investments in various technology areas in...

  • Singapore lets telcos test 5G services for free

    zdnet.com 23 May '17, 3pm

    Singapore is letting telcos test 5G services for free over the next two years, as part of efforts to spur the industry and uncover potential use cases for the next-generation communications network. Frequency fees for 5G trials would be waived with immediate effect and until December ...

  • Singapore lets telcos test 5G services for free

    zdnet.com 23 May '17, 3pm

    Singapore is letting telcos test 5G services for free over the next two years, as part of efforts to spur the industry and uncover potential use cases for the next-generation communications network. Frequency fees for 5G trials would be waived with immediate effect and until December ...

  • More Singapore consumers choose e-payments over cash

    zdnet.com 16 May '17, 8am

    Growing preference for debit cards is driving more Singapore shoppers towards electronic payments, with just 11 percent forking out physical cash. Some 87 percent of consumers in the city-state expressed preference for e-payments, which was the highest in the Southeast Asian region, a...

  • Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard

    zdnet.com 14 May '17, 5am

    Security breaches this week in Singapore and around the globe reveal the country will have to safeguard a much wider attack surface and need a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond simply limiting internet access. It was revealed on Friday that two Singapore universities suffered AP...

  • Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard

    zdnet.com 14 May '17, 1am

    Security breaches this week in Singapore and around the globe reveal the country will have to safeguard a much wider attack surface and need a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond simply limiting internet access. It was revealed on Friday that two Singapore universities suffered AP...

  • Singapore university breaches reveal wider attack surface to safeguard

    zdnet.com 14 May '17, 1am

    Security breaches this week in Singapore and around the globe reveal the country will have to safeguard a much wider attack surface and need a cybersecurity strategy that goes beyond simply limiting internet access. It was revealed on Friday that two Singapore universities suffered AP...

  • Singapore retailers roll out integrated POS terminals

    zdnet.com 04 May '17, 9am

    Some 2,000 integrated point-of-sale (POS) will be rolled out in more than 650 retail stores across Singapore, supporting various payment options including Samsung Pay and Apple Pay. Local payments services provider Network for Electronic Transfers of Singapore (Nets) and United Overse...

  • Singapore looks for answers to key challenges in AI, data science

    zdnet.com 03 May '17, 2pm

    The Singapore government is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and data science for answers, as it introduces new initiatives to boost these sectors and resolve challenges the country faces. The National Research Foundation (NRF), a unit under the Prime Minister's Office, would b...

  • Singapore looks for answers to key challenges in AI, data science

    zdnet.com 03 May '17, 2pm

    The Singapore government is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) and data science for answers, as it introduces new initiatives to boost these sectors and resolve challenges the country faces. The National Research Foundation (NRF), a unit under the Prime Minister's Office, would b...

  • Singapore aims to drive innovation with $1B fund

    zdnet.com 26 Apr '17, 2pm

    Singapore has establish a S$1 billion (US$716.34 million) fund to help promising companies develop their business locally and expand overseas. The launch was part of several new initiatives the government planned to roll out to spur innovation and drive economic growth in the country....

  • Singapore aims to drive innovation with $1B fund

    zdnet.com 26 Apr '17, 1pm

    Singapore has establish a S$1 billion (US$716.34 million) fund to help promising companies develop their business locally and expand overseas. The launch was part of several new initiatives the government planned to roll out to spur innovation and drive economic growth in the country....

  • Singapore, Japan, Korea among least prepared for new EU data laws

    zdnet.com 26 Apr '17, 4am

    More than half of businesses in Singapore, Japan, and South Korea are among the least prepared for the upcoming European Union's data privacy laws, with a quarter of their counterparts in Australia and the US fearing a shutdown as a result. With a year to go before the General Data Pr...

  • Singapore most recalcitrant with regards to IT use

    zdnet.com 06 Apr '17, 3pm

    One in two employees in Singapore do not always adhere to IT policies or are even aware what these are, and that is the highest among three other Asean markets. At 38 percent, the country also tied with their counterparts in Malaysia for using unapproved personal devices for work, acc...

  • Singapore most recalcitrant with regards to IT use

    zdnet.com 06 Apr '17, 2pm

    One in two employees in Singapore do not always adhere to IT policies or are even aware what these are, and that is the highest among three other Asean markets. At 38 percent, the country also tied with their counterparts in Malaysia for using unapproved personal devices for work, acc...

  • TPG spends SG$23.8m on more Singapore mobile broadband spectrum

    zdnet.com 05 Apr '17, 12am

    Australian telecommunications provider TPG has announced spending a further SG$23.8 million on acquiring more mobile broadband spectrum in the Singaporean market, winning 2x 5MHz in the 2.5GHz band during the general spectrum auction this week. Latest news on Asia ‚ÄčIn further onslaugh...

  • TPG spends SG$23.8m on more Singapore mobile broadband spectrum

    zdnet.com 05 Apr '17, 12am

    Australian telecommunications provider TPG has announced spending a further SG$23.8 million on acquiring more mobile broadband spectrum in the Singaporean market, winning 2x 5MHz in the 2.5GHz band during the general spectrum auction this week. Latest news on Asia ‚ÄčIn further onslaugh...

  • Singapore extends cybercrime laws to include firms that use breached data

    zdnet.com 04 Apr '17, 6am

    Singapore has extended its laws to allow anyone that uses or transacts with illegally obtained personal information to be prosecuted, even if they are not responsible for causing the security breach. First mooted earlier this month , the bill to amend the Computer Misuse and Cybersecu...

  • Singapore extends cybercrime laws to include firms that use breached data

    zdnet.com 04 Apr '17, 6am

    Singapore has extended its laws to allow anyone that uses or transacts with illegally obtained personal information to be prosecuted, even if they are not responsible for causing the security breach. First mooted earlier this month , the bill to amend the Computer Misuse and Cybersecu...

  • Singapore government warns digital revolution will impact jobs

    zdnet.com 29 Mar '17, 10am

    As technological advancements continue to impact societies, businesses and citizens in Singapore must prepare for jobs to be affected and learn to use new digital tools more effectively. The government itself would need to ensure its employees could do the same, said Minister for Fore...